Featured Children’s Health Articles
From the EHP Editors
Harley et al. performed an intervention study among Latina adolescents as part of the HERMOSA (Health and Environmental Research on Makeup of Salinas Adolescents) study. The girls were given replacement personal care products to use for 3 days, and their urine was tested for endocrine disruptors (benzophenone-3, triclosan, and parabens). The significant decrease in levels suggested that replacing personal care products may lower one’s body burden of these compounds. (See also the related Science Selection.)
Kim G. Harley, Katherine Kogut, Daniel S. Madrigal, Maritza Cardenas, Irene A. Vera, Gonzalo Meza-Alfaro, Jianwen She, Qi Gavin, Rana Zahedi, Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskenazi, and Kimberly L. Parra
Veronica A. Tinney, Jerad M. Denton, Lucy Sciallo-Tyler, and Jerome A. Paulson
From the EHP Editors
Tinney et al. describe the chemical explosion at the West Fertilizer Company and especially the dangers of siting schools near such facilities, and recommend that states “should take a proactive role in promulgating state regulations that prohibit the siting of schools near facilities that store hazardous chemicals.” (See also the Brief Communication by Paulson et al. and the Review by Phenrat et al., featured below, for related research on schools and on a contaminated site, as well as the Science Selection.)
Tanapon Phenrat, Ashijya Otwong, Aphichart Chantharit, and Gregory V. Lowry
Jerome A. Paulson and Claire L. Barnett
Rebecca Massa Nachman, Guangyun Mao, Xingyou Zhang, Xiumei Hong, Zhu Chen, Claire Sampankanpanich Soria, Huan He, Guoying Wang, Deanna Caruso, Colleen Pearson, Shyam Biswal, Barry Zuckerman, Marsha Wills-Karp, and Xiaobin Wang
Current Children's Health Articles
Brenda Afzal, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, and Kristie Trousdale
Michael Firestone, Martha Berger, Brenda Foos, and Ruth Etzel
Ann M. Vuong, Joseph M. Braun, Andreas Sjödin, Glenys M. Webster, Kimberly Yolton, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Aimin Chen
Franco Scinicariello and Melanie C. Buser
Carrie V. Breton, Jin Yao, Josh Millstein, Lu Gao, Kimberly D. Siegmund, Wendy Mack, Lora Whitfield-Maxwell, Fred Lurmann, Howard Hodis, Ed Avol, and Frank D. Gilliland
Children's Health Podcasts
Children’s Health Resources
• Children’s Health Collections (2010–2015): all research, news, and editorials related to exposures, outcomes, and methodologies on children’s environmental health.
• Children’s Health section (NIEHS): the institute’s efforts and research goals in children’s environmental health.
• NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: research in all aspects of environmental exposures and outcomes in children.
• Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH, NIEHS) “a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level.”
• Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs): a network of physicians throughout 10 U.S. regions specializing in environmental conditions that influence reproductive and children’s health.
• President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Executive Order 13045): intended to maintain government policies, standards, and programs to ensure the health and safety of children.
• Protecting Children’s Environmental Health (U.S. EPA): fact sheets, information on policy, health care, and related science, as well as various other web resources.
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children’s Health Protection: regulation, research, and community programs that address environmental threats to children.
• WHO Collaborating Centres for Children's Environmental Health: research centers around the world, including information about targeted exposures, cohort studies, and publications.
• Children’s Environmental Health Institute (CEHI): an alliance of scientists, medical professionals, and advocates whose goal is “to identify, develop and promote solutions to improve children’s environmental health through scientific research, environmental education and public policy.”
• Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN): coordinates a variety of stakeholders around multidisciplinary research, education, policy, and public health awareness related to children’s health.
• Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE): an international partnership whose mission is to share scientific research, promote collaboration among constituencies, and facilitate actions to improve health.
• Healthy Schools Network: advocates for child-safe standards in school design, construction, siting, product purchasing, and potential exposures.
• International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE): mission is “to synthesize and translate the science of children’s environmental health to physicians, public health officials, policymakers and parents via position papers, technical reports and testimony.”
• National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF): promotes environmental education and training, with a particular focus on children and other vulnerable populations.
• SafeRoutes (National Center for Safe Routes to School): details on health and safety within the community as children walk to school: effects of income disparities, types of built environments, and infrastructure.
• Climate Change and the Health of Children (U.S. EPA)
• Creating Healthier Generations: A Look at the 10 Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program (National Center for Safe Routes to School)
• How Will Climate Change Affect My Health? (U.S. EPA)
• Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead (President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children)
• The State of the World’s Children 2016 (UNICEF)
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Events of Interest
4–5 December 2016 (meeting): National Lead Summit: End Lead Poisoning in 5 Years. W Hotel, Washington, DC.
5–8 December 2016 (meeting): NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST. Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC.
7 December 2016 (webinar): Characterizing the maternal immune environment during pregnancy: Implications for autism spectrum disorders
8 December 2016 Webinar:Improving Wastewater Infrastructure in Vulnerable Communities
12 December 2016 (webinar): Zika Virus Emerging Disease in Puerto Rico: What Public Health Officers Need to Know (PROTECT; Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats)
Since 1993 the News section of EHP has provided readers with objective, accurate information on timely environmental health topics. After years as one of the most popular features of EHP, and as our main tool for reaching a broader audience, we felt it was time the News had its own home on our website. We are now pleased to present our brand-new page devoted exclusively to EHP News! (more…)
EHP is proud to announce that “Acute Impact of Hourly Ambient Air Pollution on Preterm Birth,” published in EHP on 29 April 2016, has been selected by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) as its November 2016 Article of the Month. CEHN Article of the Month summaries discuss the potential policy implications of current children’s environmental health research. The CEHN summary can be viewed here.