January/February 2016

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 78, Number 6

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In this issue’s cover feature, “Safety Evaluation of Metal Exposure From Commonly Used Hair Dyes and Tattoo Inks in Nigeria,” the authors found that tattoo ink samples contained allergenic metals such as nickel, chromium, and cobalt at concentrations above the suggested limit of 1 μg/g, while metals in the hair dyes were below their respective specified limits in the majority of the samples. To guard against health hazards as a result of exposure to tattoo inks and hair dyes, the authors recommend the establishment of regulatory guidelines for metals in cosmetic products.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • Gender Differences in Respiratory Health of School Children Exposed to Rail Yard–Generated Air Pollution: The ENRRICH Study
  • A Step Towards Improving Food Safety in India: Determining Baseline Knowledge and Behaviors Among Restaurant Food Handlers in Chennai
  • Safety Evaluation of Metal Exposure From Commonly Used Hair Dyes and Tattoo Inks in Nigeria
  • Knowledge and Food Handling Practices of Nurses in a Tertiary Health Care Hospital in Nigeria
  • Assessment of the Physicochemical Quality of Drinking Water Resources in the Central Part of Iran
  • Seat Belt Usage Interventions for Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
  • An Expanding and Shifting Focus in Recent Environmental Health Literature: A Quantitative Bibliometric Study
  • Pesticide Exposure in the Caribbean: A Case From Nutmeg Processing
  • Association Between Low Temperature During Winter Season and Hospitalizations for Ischemic Heart Diseases in New York State
  • Measurements of Arsenic in the Urine and Nails of Individuals Exposed to Low Concentrations of Arsenic in Drinking Water From Private Wells in a Rural Region of Québec, Canada
  • Health Risk Assessment Research on Heavy Metals Ingestion Through Groundwater Drinking Pathway for the Residents in Baotou, China
  • The Impact of Extremes in Outdoor Temperature and Sunshine Exposure on Birth Weight

Advancement of the Practice

  • Radon Risk Communication Strategies: A Regional Story
  • Building Capacity: Civic Engagement Builds Capacity for Health Departments
  • Direct From CDC/EHSB: Parks: An Opportunity to Leverage Environmental Health
  • EH Calendar

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • Resource Corner
  • JEH Quiz #4

Your Association

  • President's Message: Building the Future Environmental Health Workforce
  • Special Listing
  • NEHA News
  • Special NEHA Members
  • NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference
  • DirecTalk: Musings From the 10th Floor: (Work) Force = Mass x Acceleration

E-Journal Bonus Article

  • Morbidity and Mortality of Residents Living Near a Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in Northwest Italy From 1980 to 2009

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