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September 2015 CoverSeptember 2015 | Volume 123 | Issue 9

On the Cover

With land-based mineral sources in decline, the ocean floor offers a new and largely untapped frontier for the mining industry. Proponents of seabed mining say it will inflict less environmental damage than mining on land. But without appropriate safeguards, researchers are concerned that seabed mining could erode the ocean’s capacity to provide essential ecological services.

© Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

September 2015 | Volume 123 | Issue 9


Going Deep: Cautious Steps toward Seabed Mining

Charles W. Schmidt | A234

Air Pollution and Birth Weight: New Clues about a Potential Critical Window of Exposure

Nancy Averett | A242

Also see Rich et al., p. 880

After the Fall: Gastrointestinal Illness following Downpours

Carol Potera | A243

Also see Jagai et al., p. 873


Association of Atmospheric Particulate Matter and Ozone with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Hui Hu, Sandie Ha, Barron H. Henderson, Tamara D. Warner, Jeffrey Roth, Haidong Kan, and Xiaohui Xu | 853

Long-Term Ambient Residential Traffic–Related Exposures and Measurement Error–Adjusted Risk of Incident Lung Cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer

Jaime E. Hart, Donna Spiegelman, Rob Beelen, Gerard Hoek, Bert Brunekreef, Leo J. Schouten, and Piet van den Brandt | 860

Prediagnostic Serum Organochlorine Concentrations and Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Nested Case–Control Study in the Norwegian Janus Serum Bank Cohort

Stella Koutros, Hilde Langseth, Tom K. Grimsrud, Dana Boyd Barr, Roel Vermeulen, Lützen Portengen, Sholom Wacholder, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Aaron Blair, Richard B. Hayes, Nathaniel Rothman, and Lawrence S. Engel | 867

Extreme Precipitation and Emergency Room Visits for Gastrointestinal Illness in Areas with and without Combined Sewer Systems: An Analysis of Massachusetts Data, 2003–2007

Jyotsna S. Jagai, Quanlin Li, Shiliang Wang, Kyle P. Messier, Timothy J. Wade, and Elizabeth D. Hilborn | 873

Also see Science Selections, p. A243

Children’s Health

Differences in Birth Weight Associated with the 2008 Beijing Olympics Air Pollution Reduction: Results from a Natural Experiment

David Q. Rich, Kaibo Liu, Jinliang Zhang, Sally W. Thurston, Timothy P. Stevens, Ying Pan, Cathleen Kane, Barry Weinberger, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Tracey J. Woodruff, Xiaoli Duan, Vanessa Assibey-Mensah, and Junfeng Zhang | 880

Also see Science Selections, p. A242

Measured Prenatal and Estimated Postnatal Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and ADHD-Related Behaviors in 8-Year-Old Children

Marc-André Verner, Jaime E. Hart, Sharon K. Sagiv, David C. Bellinger, Larisa M. Altshul, and Susan A. Korrick | 888

Urinary Bisphenol A Levels during Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth

David E. Cantonwine, Kelly K. Ferguson, Bhramar Mukherjee, Thomas F. McElrath, and John D. Meeker | 895

Perinatal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Atopy at 1 Year of Age in a Multi-Center Canadian Birth Cohort Study

Hind Sbihi, Ryan W. Allen, Allan Becker, Jeffrey R. Brook, Piush Mandhane, James A. Scott, Malcolm R. Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Tim K. Takaro, Stuart E. Turvey, and Michael Brauer | 902



Letter from the New Editor-in-Chief: My Perspective on Environmental Health Perspectives

Sally Perreault Darney | A225

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Paul J. Lioy

Timothy J. Buckley, Bernard D. Goldstein, Clifford P. Weisel, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, John Adgate, and Panos G. Georgopoulos | A226

Brief Communication

Ethical Issues in Environmental Health Research Related to Public Health Emergencies: Reflections on the GuLF STUDY

David B. Resnik, Aubrey K. Miller, Richard K. Kwok, Lawrence S. Engel, and Dale P. Sandler | A227


Comment on “Diversity Outbred: A New Generation of Mouse Model”

Thomas C. Erren, Tracy E. Slanger, J. Valérie Groß, and Russel J. Reiter | A232

Comment on “Ambient Coarse Particulate Matter and Hospital Admissions in the Medicare Cohort Air Pollution Study, 1999–2010”

Eduardo Hernández-Garduño | A233

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