Explore the latest in environmental health from The JAMA Network, including studies of the effects of toxic air, water, food exposures, and climate change on public health.
This Viewpoint discusses the immediate and long-term consequences of Hurricane Harvey including impact on mental and physical health of the affected population.
This Viewpoint reviews the potential health risks associated with fracking in the United States, including effects on air quality and consequences of exposure to fracking fluids, and proposes policy and public health safeguards to prevent harms.
This cohort study uses data from the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort in Flanders, Belgium, to investigate whether prenatal exposure to particulate air matter is associated with newborn telomere length.
This simulation study compares a stepped care case-finding intervention vs a moderate-strength single-level intervention on treatment effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in the 2 years after a natural disaster.
This case-control study investigates whether the incidence of dementia in the general population covaries with long-term exposure to microlevels of lithium in drinking water.
This population epidemiology study estimates county-level patterns in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States from 1980 through 2014.
This Viewpoint outlines the potential long-term effects of Hurricane Harvey on children’s health.
This cohort study measures ozone concentration to assess its association with cardiovascular disease risk in 89 healthy adults.
This Viewpoint provides recommendations to prevent and reduce prenatal and childhood lead exposure and lead toxicity in children in the United States.
This Medical News article discusses how physicians can become educated and involved in strategies to combat climate-related health challenges.
This Viewpoint discusses the threat of outdoor ambient air pollution to cardiovascular health.
This cohort study evaluated the association between childhood lead exposure cognitive function and socioeconomic status in adulthood, and changes in IQ and socioeconomic status between ages 11 and 28 years.