Toxic Pollution in Poor Countries – Introducing “JH&P”


Blacksmith Institute has published the first issue of The Journal of Health and Pollution, a semiannual, on-line, open-access publication of peer-reviewed research and news. “JH&P” can be found at www.journalhealthpollution.org.

Included in the inaugural edition are invited commentaries: Environmental Pollution and Human Health; Estimation and Action, from Local to Global and Back by David J. Hunter, the Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health; and The Impact of Environmental Contamination on Immunity: Implications for Childhood Vaccination Policy by Bruce D. Forrest of Forrest and Company, Inc. The first edition also includes risk assessments of e-waste in Accra, Ghana, and arsenic in Bandlaguda, India; and a case study of arsenic remediation in Yunnan, China.

“JH&P” is managed by Sandra Page-Cook, MPH. Bruce Forrest, MD, MBA and David Hanrahan, M.Sc are executive editors. The Technical Advisory Board of the Blacksmith Institute serve as the editorial board and advisors.

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for the following upcoming issues–

How Toxic Pollution impacts Mortality and Morbidity in the Under Five Population of Poor and Middle Income Countries (submissions due no later than July 1, 2011, for October 2011 publication).

Toxic Pollution and Economic Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (submissions due no later than October 1, 2011, for January 2012 publication).

Further information, including detailed guidelines for authors can be found at www.journalhealthpollution.org

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