2010: Environmental Health Highlights of the Year
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Ted Schettler's Best of Environmental Health 2010
The effect of climate change on oceans:
- Century of phytoplantkon change, David A. Siegel and Bryan A. Franz Nature, July 2010
- Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security, UNEP, 2010
- Why Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny, John Cloud,Time, January 2010
- Human genome at ten: Life is complicated, Erika Check Hayden,Nature, March 2010
Cancer and the Environment:
- The President's Cancer Panel Report
- Read more about the report
Pete Myers's Best of Environmental Health 2010
New Research on BPA
- Taylor JA, Vom Saal FS, Welshons WV, Drury B, Rottinghaus G, Hunt PA, Vandevoort CA. (2010). Similarity of bisphenol A pharmacokinetics in rhesus monkeys and mice: Relevance for human exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002514
- Prins GS, Ye SH, Birch L, Ho SM, Kannan K. (2010). Serum bisphenol A pharmacokinetics and prostate neoplastic responses following oral and subcutaneous exposures in neonatal sprague-dawley rats. Reproductive Toxicology (Elmsford, NY). doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2010.09.009
- Vandenberg LN, Chauhoud I, Heindel JJ, Padmanabhan V, Paumgartten FJ, Schoenfelder G. (2010). Urinary, circulating and tissue biomonitoring studies indicate widespread exposure to bisphenol A. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(8), 1055-70. doi:10.1289/ehp.0901716
New Research on Obesogens:
- Heindel, JJ, vom Saal FS. (2009). Role of nutrition and environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals during the perinatal period on the aetiology of obesity. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 304(1-2), 90-6. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2009.02.025
- Klimentidis YC, Beasley TM, Lin HY, Murati G, Glass GE, Guyton M et al. (2010). Canaries in the coal mine: A cross-species analysis of the plurality of obesity epidemics. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1890
- Video: Dr. Bruce Blumberg speaking about obesogens at a Conference at the University of California, Irvine
Peggy Shepard's Best of Environmental Health 2010
Gulf Oil Spill:
CHE hosted two calls addressing the Gulf Oil Spill this year:
- On the Ground in the Gulf Coast: A conversation with Wilma Subra
- The Human Health Effects of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: A Summary of the IOM Workshop
Environmental Hazards and Children's Health
- Columbia Children's Center focuses on PAHs and abnormalities in core blood
Ocean acidification: Visit the Daily Climate website
For our last CHE partner call of the year, we invited three national leaders to highlight what they think have been the top two or three research studies, reports, policy actions, seminal events, etc. in environmental health and justice in 2010—and why. We also invite YOU to send in your thoughts on what have been prominent highlights or turning points (positive or challenging) during this past year and why. To offer your contributions, visit the CHE blog.
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, is the Science Director for the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN). Dr. Schettler is co-author of Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment, which examines reproductive and developmental health effects of exposure to a variety of environmental toxicants. He is also co-author of In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, which discusses the impact of environmental exposures on neurological development in children, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging: With a Closer Look at Alzheimer' and Parkinson's Diseases.
Pete Myers, PhD, is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. Along with co-authors Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski, Myers wrote Our Stolen Future, a book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development. He has published the website OurStolenFuture.org since that book was published, synthesizing hundreds of scientific articles about endocrine disruption to make them accessible to the media and the lay public. Myers is now actively involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health.
Peggy Shepard, is executive director and co-founder of WE ACT For Environmental Justice. Founded in 1988 in West Harlem, WE ACT works to build community power to improve environmental health, policy and protection in communities of color. She is a recipient of the 10th Annual Heinz Award For the Environment, and the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in 2004. She is a member of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee to the National Institutes of Health.
The call was moderated by Steve Heilig, CHE Director of Public Health and Education.