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Environmental Factor, November 2014

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This month in EHP

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The November issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) addresses environmental aspects of stunted growth and the major source of water pollution — nitrogen and phosphorous.

Beyond Malnutrition: The Role of Sanitation in Stunted Growth

Stunted growth affects an estimated 165 million children worldwide. Reducing stunting is a global priority for international health organizations and donors, but it is clear that nutritional interventions alone will not get the job done. That is because stunting is not just a nutritional problem, but also an environmental one.

Nutrient Pollution: A Persistent Threat to Waterways

Forty-two years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, we have yet to make a dent in the major source of pollution of our rivers, lakes, and coastal sounds — the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus. An array of best management practices is being used to reduce nutrient pollution into waterways, but more is needed.

Featured research and related news articles this month include:

  • PCBs and Impaired Cochlear Function in Children: Comparing Pre- and Postnatal Exposures
  • Thinking One Step Ahead: Strategies to Strengthen Epidemiological Data for Use in Risk Assessment
  • More Fat, Less Bone? Obesogens May Deliver a One-Two Punch
  • Focusing on the AhR [Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor]: A Potential Mechanism for Immune Effects of Prenatal Exposures



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