With the start of 2013, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers related to environmental health sciences and public health that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the first “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Patricia A. Richter, Ellen E. Bishop, Jiantong Wang and Monica H. Swahn
Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Levels of Urinary Metals in the U.S. Youth and Adult Population: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2004
2nd prize: Athanasios Valavanidis, Thomais Vlachogianni and Konstantinos Fiotakis
Tobacco Smoke: Involvement of Reactive Oxygen Species and Stable Free Radicals in Mechanisms of Oxidative Damage, Carcinogenesis and Synergistic Effects with Other Respirable Particles
1st prize: Jong-Su Seo, Young-Soo Keum and Qing X. Li
Bacterial Degradation of Aromatic Compounds
2nd prize: Johanna Brinkel, Mobarak H. Khan and Alexander Kraemer
A Systematic Review of Arsenic Exposure and Its Social and Mental Health Effects with Special Reference to Bangladesh
For more details, please refer to Editorial by Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, Editor-in-Chief of the IJERPH.