Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Health Perspectives is a peer-reviewed open-access environmental health science journal published monthly by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 7.03.

Publisher
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Country
United States
History
1972-present
Website
http://www.ehponline.org/
Impact factor
8.44 (2015)

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Medical research

Toward new alternatives to animal testing

A novel alternative approach that can identify chemicals which affect male reproductive health without the use of animal tests has been developed in a research project led by the Technical University of Denmark.

Medical research

Weaker skin barrier leads to faster uptake of chemicals

The ability of skin to protect from chemicals is heritable. Some people are less well-protected, which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A new study from Karolinska Institutet in ...

Health

New study links cadmium to more severe flu, pneumonia infections

High levels of cadmium, a chemical found in cigarettes and in contaminated vegetables, are associated with higher death rates in patients with influenza or pneumonia—and may increase the severity of COVID-19 and other respiratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study connects diabetes, air pollution to interstitial lung disease

People with pre-diabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. A new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives connects ...

Overweight & Obesity

Environmental factors tied to childhood obesity

(HealthDay)—Childhood obesity is associated with multiple environmental factors, including exposure to smoking and air pollution, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Jet aircraft exhaust linked to preterm births

A study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultrafine particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies

Researchers from USC and UCLA have found that exposure to flaring—the burning off of excess natural gas—at oil and gas production sites is associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth, compared with no exposure.

Health

Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects: study

Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.

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