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Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University
The Journal of Environmental Health Research (JEHR) is published by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, a United Kingdom-based charity whose aim is “to promote improvements in environmental and public health policy.” The CIEH also operates in the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. The JEHR first appeared in April 2002, volume 1, issue 1.
The current issue of JEHR, volume 14, issue 1, 2014, begins with the Editorial, “An Encouraging Picture,” by Dr. Chris Day, the editor. In it he provides context for the material that follows, which includes: research Papers, “Are children in buggies exposed to higher PM2.5 concentrations than adults?,” “Public’s perception of the local authority pest control service in the UK,” “Teaching environmental health concepts using a virtual world: a ‘how to’ guide,” “An evaluation of the Wirral Healthy Takeaways Initiative;” practitioner Articles, “The Health of Towns Association and the genesis of the Environmental Health Practitioner,” and “Supporting Environmental Health Practitioners to evaluate and publish: a review of activity in South-West England;” and the Book review: “Who can bring an action for Judicial Review?: the Rose Theatre Trust case revisited.”
An examination of these and articles in previous issues reveals that content here is extremely specific to environmental health practitioners and professionals in the United Kingdom, and is recommended for their use. JEHR does not offer material of broader interest or applicability outside the UK.