January/February 2015

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 77, No. 6

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About the Cover

Given the popularity of buying vintage toys on the internet, the authors of this issue’s cover article, “Hazardous Metals in Vintage Plastic Toys Measured by a Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer,” examined over 100 toys from the 1970s and 1980s including Little People by Fisher-Price to determine their heavy metal content. The authors found lead or cadmium in 67% of the toys, often exceeding acceptable limits. The study revealed a potentially unrecognized source of harmful metal exposure for children.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • Hazardous Metals in Vintage Plastic Toys Measured by a Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Florida County Health Department, Environmental Health 2006 Survey: Do Rural Countries Know "What to Do" in a Chemical or All-Hazards Event?
  • Bisphenol A: A Threat to Human Health?
  • Comparative Study of Heavy Metals in "Soil-Wheat" System Between Sewage-Irrigated Areas and Clean-Water-Irrigated Areas in Suburban Beijing
  • A Study of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Transfer of Resistance Among Organisms Isolated From Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Leaves in Three Localities in Southwest Nigeria
  • A Study on Exposure to Cyanide Among a Community Living Near a Gold Mine in Malaysia
  • Hand Washing Among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: Attitudes and Practices
  • Isolation of Legionella pneumophila From Cooling Towers, Public Baths, Hospitals, and Fountains in Seoul, Korea, From 2010 to 2012
  • Association Between PM10 and Respiratory Hospital Admissions in Different Seasons in Heavily Polluted Lanzhou City
  • Boys, Not Girls, Are Negatively Affected on Cognitive Tasks by Lead Exposure: A Pilot Study
  • Evaluation of HACCP System Implementation on the Quality of Mixed Fresh-Cut Salad Prepared in a University Canteen: A Case Study
  • Geostatistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Heavy Metals in Drinking Water and Cancer Incidence in Residential Areas in the Black Sea Region of Turkey

Advancement of the Practice

  • Needs Assessment Survey for Master's of Science Training in Environmental Health Science in Swaziland
  • Building Capacity: GIS Builds Capacity to Reclaim Brownfields and Respond to Public Requests: Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Direct from CDC/EHSB: The Road Towards Environmental Justice from a Multi-Faceted Lens

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • Career Opportunities
  • EH Calendar
  • Resource Corner
  • JEH Quiz # 4

Your Association

  • President's Message: New Year's Resolution: Get to Know Chikungunya
  • Special NEHA Members
  • Special Listing
  • NEHA 2015 AEC

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