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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured article: Cumulative inactivated vaccine exposure and allergy development among children: a birth cohort from Japan

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Adjuvants used in inactivated vaccines often upregulate type 2 immunity, which is dominant in allergic diseases. The authors hypothesised that cumulative adjuvant exposure in infancy may influence the development of allergies later in life by changing the balance of type 1/type 2 immunity. They examined the relationship between immunisation with different vaccine types and later allergic disease development.

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Featured article: Methylmercury toxic mechanism related to protein degradation and chemokine transcription

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Methylmercury is an environmental pollutant that causes neurotoxicity. Recent studies have reported that the ubiquitin-proteasome system is involved in defense against methylmercury toxicity through the degradation of proteins synthesizing the pyruvate. Mitochondrial accumulation of pyruvate can enhance methylmercury toxicity. In addition, methylmercury exposure induces several immune-related chemokines, specifically in the brain, and may cause neurotoxicity. This summary highlights several molecular mechanisms of methylmercury-induced neurotoxicity.

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Aims and scope

The official journal of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (EHPM) brings a comprehensive approach to prevention and environmental health related to medical, biological, molecular biological, genetic, physical, psychosocial, chemical, and other environmental factors. EHPM features definitive studies on human health sciences and provides comprehensive and unique information to a worldwide readership. 

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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine APC discount offer

If you are an author from outside of Japan or a member of the Japanese Society for Hygiene and wish to submit your article to Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, please contact the office of the Japanese Society for Hygiene (jsh@nacos.com). The office will give you the code to input during the APC Agreement stage to receive a discount.

The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.

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Editor's profile

YNew Content Itemoshihiro Kokubo, Editor-in-Chief, serves as a Chief Doctor of National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan. He is also a Visiting Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., as well as Guest Professor, Osaka University School of Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

His research interests focus on preventive medicine (stroke, hypertension, cardiovascular disease), epidemiology, public health, and risk factors (lifestyle, genetic).

Most downloaded article award

The Editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine are pleased to announce the recipient of the Most Downloaded Article Award.

Jeon YK, Ha CH. Environ Health Prev Med (2017) 22:27. 
The effect of exercise intensity on brain derived neurotrophic factor and memory in adolescents

This Award has been given to the original article appearing in the journal downloaded most frequently within 12 months from the date of publication.

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Archival content

Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine was previously published as a Springer subscription journal. Past content, from 1997 to 2016, is available on Springer Link.

About the Society

The Japanese Society for Hygiene (JSH) aims to promote human health through integration of diverse factors associated with human life and the social and natural environment. We are very proud of the fact that our society has contributed to eliminating health problems, not just in Japan but around the world. Examples of these are beriberi disease and four major environmental diseases: Minamata disease (methylmercury poisoning); Itai-itai disease (cadmium poisoning); Yokkaichi asthma; and Toroku arsenic disease). Our members have made significant achievements in preventive medicine, and they have uncovered new findings in environmental health, thereby stimulating the development of young researchers in social medicine.

The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.

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