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Rededication of service to developing countries.

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Environmental Health Perspectives
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Environmental Health Perspectives
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  • Research Article
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  • Design
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Psychology

Abstract

You might think dedication of EHP to the service of environmen- tal health around the world is a broad but insubstantial goal. However, from the first issue of the revised EHP—published on Earth Day, 22 April 1993—to today, we have worked diligently to make that goal a reality and, to that end, many educational and research institutions in developing countries have for the last eight years received the journal free of charge. The list of free subscrip- tions in developing countries has grown to over 1,300, and the number of developing nations now served is 123. EHP is proud to be part of the international environmental health community. The foresight of Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, was instrumental in bringing EHP to the ser- vice of the international community. This month, on the eighth anniversary of the revised journal, we rededicate ourselves to the needs of developing countries. However, with this issue we celebrate not only the beginning of the revised journal but also a unique event in the history of EHP. We are pleased to announce the first issue of the journal designed specifically for distribution in the People’s Republic of China. A picture of the cover of this first issue is shown above. This Chinese-language supplement of EHP has been brought about in collaboration with the Sun Day Center for Chinese Environmental Health, an organization of university scholars based in Nanjing. For now, we intend to publish a Chinese-language version three or four times per year. We at EHP feel especially fortunate to be present as the doors of trade begin to open to the most populous nation on the earth. As China strives to overcome years of environ- mental degradation, we believe that EHP will be able to help. During this last year EHP also contributed to the International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases held in Lucknow, India, in November 2000. This meeting was designed to id

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