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Environmental health research needed to manage the risks of climate change

New Content ItemAnthropogenic climate change is affecting population health and wellbeing worldwide. The two main policy options to prepare for and manage these risks are adaptation and mitigation; significantly increased investments in each are urgently needed. The consequences of climate change will affect health and wellbeing.

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Toolkit for detecting misused epidemiological methods

World mapWhat we know about health and disease derives mainly from epidemiology. Unfortunately, its methods and language can be misused and improperly applied. This commentary is a compendium of how epidemiology can be misused. The influence of financial interests is highlighted. Strategies to safeguard public health against such misuses are recommended.

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Call for papers: Environmental justice and policy research

Top left to right: © aquatarkus /, © narongcp / Fotolia, © olando / Bottom left to right:  © sushytska /, © Turbowerner /, © borgogniels / Getty Images / iStockEnvironmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in regards to environmental laws, regulations and protection from environmental health hazards. Environmental Health calls for papers in this subject area which will be a part of a cross-journal collection. 

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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.  


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.

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:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Read more about the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt in, or see the In Review platform for yourself here.

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EH Opportunities

Environmental Health lists relevant EH opportunities for free. Please send your brief description of the opportunity with the URL to the Journal Development Manager, Sara Ho at 

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