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Wildfire smoke exposure and early childhood respiratory health: a study of prescription claims data

Wildfire smoke is associated with short-term respiratory outcomes including asthma exacerbation in children. As investigations into developmental wildfire smoke exposure on children’s longer-term respiratory health are sparse, we investigated associations between developmental wildfire smoke exposure and first use of respiratory medications. Prescription claims from IBM MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database were linked with wildfire smoke plume data from NASA satellites based on Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Authors: Radhika Dhingra, Corinna Keeler, Brooke S. Staley, Hanna V. Jardel, Cavin Ward-Caviness, Meghan E. Rebuli, Yuzhi Xi, Kristen Rappazzo, Michelle Hernandez, Ann N. Chelminski, Ilona Jaspers and Ana G. Rappold

Citation: Environmental Health 2023 22:48

Prenatal and childhood exposure to per-/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and its associations with childhood overweight and/or obesity: a systematic review with meta-analyses

The aim of this work was to conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis to summarise the associations between prenatal or childhood exposure to PFASs and childhood overweight/obesity.

Authors: Gianfranco Frigerio, Chiara Matilde Ferrari and Silvia Fustinoni 

Citation:Environmental Health 2023 22:56

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Call for papers: Risk Assessment of Microbial Pesticides

Environmental Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on Risk Assessment of Microbial Pesticides. Microbial pesticides are part of a sustainable agriculture strategy, but due to their unique nature, tools for assessing hazards and risks require different approaches compared to chemical pesticides. This Collection is focused on problem formulation and finding solutions to advance microbial hazard testing, which will help to inform regulatory decisions about microbial pesticides.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

David Ozonoff, Boston University School of Public Health, USA

Aims and scope

Environmental Health publishes manuscripts on important aspects of environmental and occupational medicine and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology that elucidate the health implications of exposures to environmental hazards. Environmental Health articles are published with open access, and the journal practices open peer review.

The journal is aimed at scientists and practitioners in all areas of environmental science in which human health and well-being are involved, either directly or indirectly, and with a view to improving the prevention of environmentally-related risks to human health. Environmental Health is a public health journal serving the public health community and scientists working on matters of public health interest and importance pertaining to the environment.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

Environmental Health, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

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Open Peer Review policy

Environmental Health operates an open peer-review system, where the reviewers' names are included on the peer review reports for authors. For more information, see our peer-review policy.  

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    6.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.572 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.313 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    3 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    151 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    26,652 Altmetric mentions