Explore the latest in environmental health, including studies of the effects of toxic air, water, food exposures, and climate change on public health.
In this Viewpoint, Howard Koh and colleagues discuss the value the public places on corporations that actively promote community health and environmental responsibility, and innovative business strategies that some corporations have implemented to advance consumer, employee, community, and environmental health.
This Viewpoint articulates the need for expanded epidemiological and anthropological research into the risk of psychotic disorders associated with urban living.
This study examines 2 longitudinal studies to investigate the association between a mother’s first-trimester exposure to phthalates and the delay in her young child’s language development.
This guideline recommendation by an expert group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer outlines recommendations for thyroid screening after nuclear events.
This large population-based Canadian cohort study evaluates the association between prenatal exposures to airborne pollutants and autism spectrum disorder.
This Viewpoint discusses the need to integrate advancing climate science knowledge into public health preparedness regarding extreme storms as tropical systems are changing and potentially becoming more dangerous.
This study calculates the number of excess deaths following Hurricane Maria through December 2017, using death counts from vital statistics records, to update a previous estimate.
This Viewpoint proposes 5 domains for investigation of lifetime environmental exposures in psychiatry along the lines of the contemporary exposome paradigm.
This randomized clinical trial examines the potential neurobehavioral outcomes for children of lead-reduction efforts conducted in their home during their mothers’ pregnancy.
This randomized, double-blind crossover trial investigates the effect of 2 air filtration systems vs a sham unfiltered system on personal exposures to fine particulate matter and blood presssure among older adults in a US urban location.
This cohort study examines the association between prenatal exposure to ambient and traffic-related air pollution and newborn total thyroxine concentrations and investigates critical gestational windows of exposure during pregnancies.
This longitudinal cohort study examines the environmental and behavioral risk factors in contrast sensitivity impairment among adult participants.
This cohort study from the Diabetes Prevention Program trial and Outcomes Study determines the extent to which perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are associated with increases in body weight and size and evaluates whether a lifestyle intervention modifies this association.
In this Medical News article, an endocrinologist in Puerto Rico recounts her experiences treating patients during and after last year’s major hurricane.
This study characterizes environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting by US health care organizations (HCOs) named by Fortune 500, Forbes, and other financial sources as the largest US HCOs in 2015 or 2016 and compares CSR reporting trends among those HCOs with reporting in other economic sectors.
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