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Transfer of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine

From 1st January 2022 Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (EHPM) will be published by Komiyama Printing Co. Ltd. The current submission system provided by BMC is now closed to all NEW submissions as of 1st September 2021. To submit your manuscript to EHPM, or if you have any questions about the new publisher and submissions in progress, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

BMC will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in EHPM during its time with BMC will remain fully searchable via the BMC website.

Featured Article: The association between urinary bisphenol A levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in Korean adults: Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS) 2015-2017

New Content Item © fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming a global health problem. Bisphenol A (BPA), one of most widely used environmental chemicals, is suspected to be a contributor to the development NAFLD. This study was performed to examine the relationship between human BPA levels and risk of NAFLD.

(Depiction of a man suffering from fatty liver,

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Featured Article: Associations of exposure to secondhand smoke with hypertension risk and blood pressure values in adults

New Content ItemThe effects of environmental chemical exposure on blood pressure (BP) have been confirmed, but the association between exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) and hypertension risk and BP in the general population remains unknown.

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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 ( The office will give you the code to input during the APC Agreement stage to receive a discount. 
Please note that the code must be used on submission, rather than after acceptance of your manuscript.

Best Reviewer Award

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


Most downloaded article award

The Editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine are pleased to announce the recipient of the Most Downloaded Article Award 2019.

A. Kapinova, P. Kubatka, O. Golubnitschaja, M. Kello, P. Zubor, P. Solar, M. Pec. Environ Health Prev Med (2018) 23:36

Dietary phytochemicals in breast cancer research: anticancer effects and potential utility for effective chemoprevention

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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Award winning articles in previous years

Editor's profile

YNew Content Itemoshihiro Kokubo, Editor-in-Chief, serves as a Director of Preventive Cardiology Department, 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 (especially stroke, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and valvular disease), epidemiology, public health, hygiene, and risk factors (lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors).

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.

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