In the April issue of EHP [1/2]: Feature: How population-level health protections sometimes fail the individual
I have two articles in the April issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. First is the cover story, a 3,000-word, slightly philosophical piece on the ethics (and, to an extent, logistics) of centralized vs. distributed (i.e., personalized/individualized) approaches to reducing harmful exposures via air and water. An early draft of the article also addressed chemical exposures via food, but that section was cut during editing and the other two expanded. I'm happy with how it turned out, and I hope readers (including researchers and policy makers) find it not only interesting but also insightful, and maybe even useful. Instead of trying to explain any more, I'll direct you to the piece straight off: Enjoy!