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
Impact factor
8.44 (2015)

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Medical research

Common chemical linked to rare birth defect in mice

A chemical commonly used in consumer and agricultural products to boost the effectiveness of insecticides has been linked to a rare birth defect in mice. The chemical, piperonyl butoxide or PBO for short, is widely used as ...

Health

Flame retardant exposure found to lower IQ in children

A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children's intelligence, resulting in loss of IQ points, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.

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