On April 22, 2011, Earth Day, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), the peer-reviewed journal covering environmental health sciences as they relate to human health, will launch a website dedicated to this event. The site, available on Friday at http://ehponline.org/earthday2011, features a collection of recent EHP research, news, science education materials, and podcasts that relate to the overarching themes of air, land, water and climate.
EHP’s goal with the new site is to create a resource for anyone who wants to learn more about how Earth Day relates to human health. “Human health and the health of the Earth are inextricably linked. Where EHP usually focuses on the human health side of that relationship, Earth Day is a chance to focus on the environmental side,” said EHP Editor-in-Chief Hugh A. Tilson. The materials on the website are geared toward scientists, students, and the general public.
Earth Day 2011 also marks the 18th anniversary of EHP’s current format as a monthly news and research journal. Founded in 1972, EHP originally served as a vehicle for publishing conference proceedings in the nascent field of environmental health. The journal adopted its current format in 1993. With an impact factor of 6.19, EHP is the top-ranked original research journal in the category of public, environmental, and occupational health, according to the most recent Journal Citation Reports Science Edition.
EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. EHP is an open-access journal, and all content is available free online at http://www.ehponline.org/. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing handles marketing and public relations for the publication and is responsible for creation and distribution of this press release.