April 2013 | Volume 121 | Issue 4
Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne infection in North America, and the ecology of the causative agent, a spirochete named Borrelia burgdorferi, is the subject of both intense study and intense scientific debate. Some researchers think protecting large tracts of forest habitat will ultimately reduce the risk of human infection. Others believe the relationship between host biodiversity and human disease risk is not so clearcut.
Spheres of Influence
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act of 1938 has been amended over the years in attempts to streamline and bring order to the sprawling task of assessing and categorizing the thousands of substances used in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. One result of this streamlining is that under current U.S. law, companies can add certain types of ingredients to foods without premarket approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Is this a problem? The answer depends on whom you ask.
Unclear Relationship: Prenatal but Not Concurrent Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Lower Weight and Less Fat
Toward Primary Prevention of Cancer: The Case for a Global Strategy to Limit Environmental and Occupational Exposures
Climate Change, Human Health, and Biomedical Research: Analysis of the National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio
Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: A Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework
Arsenic Exposure from Drinking Water and QT-Interval Prolongation: Results from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study
The Natural Estrogenic Compound Diarylheptanoid (D3): In Vitro Mechanisms of Action and in Vivo Uterine Responses via Estrogen Receptor α
Biotransformation of BDE‑47 to Potentially Toxic Metabolites Is Predominantly Mediated by Human CYP2B6
Association of Osteoarthritis with Perfluorooctanoate and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate in NHANES 2003–2008
Associations of in Utero Exposure to Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids with Human Semen Quality and Reproductive Hormones in Adult Men
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): In Vitro Mechanism of Estrogenic Activation and Differential Effects on ER Target Genes
Polymorphisms in Iron Homeostasis Genes and Urinary Cadmium Concentrations among Nonsmoking Women in Argentina and Bangladesh
Performance in Omics Analyses of Blood Samples in Long-Term Storage: Opportunities for the Exploitation of Existing Biobanks in Environmental Health Research
Gestational Diabetes and Preeclampsia in Association with Air Pollution at Levels below Current Air Quality Guidelines
Urban Tree Canopy and Asthma, Wheeze, Rhinitis, and Allergic Sensitization to Tree Pollen in a New York City Birth Cohort
Race/Ethnicity–Specific Associations of Urinary Phthalates with Childhood Body Mass in a Nationally Representative Sample
Serum Polyfluoroalkyl Concentrations, Asthma Outcomes, and Immunological Markers in a Case–Control Study of Taiwanese Children
Maria Neira, R. Thomas Zoeller, Georg Becher, Poul Bjerregaard, Riana Bornman, Ingvar Brandt,
Andreas Kortenkamp, Derek Muir, Marie-Noël Brune Drisse, Roseline Ochieng, Niels E. Skakkebaek,
Agneta Sundén Byléhn, Taisen Iguchi, Jorma Toppari, and Tracey J. Woodruff | A104
Erratum: Perfluorooctanoic Acid Concentrations for Participants in the C8 Health Project [119(12):1760–1765 (2011)]
Erratum: Braun et al. “Variability of Urinary Phthalate Metabolite and Bisphenol A Concentrations before and during Pregnancy” [120:739–745 (2012)]
Come visit with EHP’s Science Editor, Jane Schroeder, at the 2016 ISEE Meeting in Rome, Italy, from 1–4 September 2016. This is a great opportunity to meet a member of our team, and to learn more about the journal. A number of our Associate Editors will be in attendance as well. Jane is also co-hosting a half-day writing and publishing workshop on 4 September, following the conference.
EHP is pleased to present the abstracts from the 28th annual meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), held in Rome, Italy, 1–4 September 2016, and hosted by the Department of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service, ASL Roma 1, and the Italian Epidemiological Association. The focus of this year’s conference is current and future challenges in exposure assessment, study design, and data analyses.
Featured Children’s Health
Birgit Claus Henn, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Marianne R. Hopkins, Rebecca Jim, Chitra Amarasiriwardena, David C. Christiani, Brent A. Coull, David C. Bellinger, and Robert O. Wright
Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Jennifer A. Emond, Emily R. Baker, Susan A. Korrick, and Margaret R. Karagas
Benjamin B. Green, Margaret R. Karagas, Tracy Punshon, Brian P. Jackson, David J. Robbins, E. Andres Houseman, and Carmen J. Marsit