June 2013 | Volume 121 | Issue 6
North Carolina went from fifteenth to second in U.S. hog production between the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s. This growth—and the health impacts that accompany it—has clustered largely in the eastern half of the state, where concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are typically sited in low-income, minority communities. As growing evidence demonstrates the adverse health effects of CAFO emissions, a handful of pioneers are experimenting with environmentally superior technologies in an effort to turn hog farms into better neighbors.
Refugee children in the United States have proven to be at particular risk for elevated blood lead. Some arrive in this country with high blood lead levels attributable not only to leaded gasoline and lead-based paint but also culture-specific routes of exposure, including artisanal pottery and traditional folk remedies. Others encounter lead hazards only after they immigrate, often a result of living in older housing with flaking lead-based paint. Educating refugees about lead hazards requires sensitivity to cultural mores and awareness of potential communication barriers.
Determinants and Within-Person Variability of Urinary Cadmium Concentrations among Women in Northern California
Sulfated Metabolites of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Are High-Affinity Ligands for the Thyroid Hormone Transport Protein Transthyretin
Bisphenol A Exposure during Adulthood Causes Augmentation of Follicular Atresia and Luteal Regression by Decreasing 17β-Estradiol Synthesis via Downregulation of Aromatase in Rat Ovary
MicroRNA Expression in Response to Controlled Exposure to Diesel Exhaust: Attenuation by the Antioxidant N-Acetylcysteine in a Randomized Crossover Study
Interlaboratory Evaluation of Rodent Pulmonary Responses to Engineered Nanomaterials: The NIEHS Nano GO Consortium
Interlaboratory Evaluation of in Vitro Cytotoxicity and Inflammatory Responses to Engineered Nanomaterials: The NIEHS Nano GO Consortium
Effects of Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Ash on Innate Immune System Responses and Bacterial Growth in Vitro
Association between Blood Lead and Walking Speed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999–2002)
A C. elegans Screening Platform for the Rapid Assessment of Chemical Disruption of Germline Function
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in the First Year of Life and Behavioral Scores at 7 Years of Age
Residential Proximity to Methyl Bromide Use and Birth Outcomes in an Agricultural Population in California
Linking Geological and Health Sciences to Assess Childhood Lead Poisoning from Artisanal Gold Mining in Nigeria
Nano GO Consortium—A Team Science Approach to Assess Engineered Nanomaterials: Reliable Assays and Methods
Erratum: “Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Persistent Organic Pollutants for Lifetime Exposure Assessment: A New Tool in Breast Cancer Epidemiologic Studies”
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EHP is proud to announce its 2013 Paper of the Year is “450K Epigenome-Wide Scan Identifies Differential DNA Methylation in Newborns Related to Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy” [Environ Health Perspect 120(10):1425–1431 (2012); doi:10.1289/ehp.1205412]. The Paper of the Year award is given to the most highly cited Research Article, Commentary, or Review Article published in the preceding 12 months.
Congratulations to authors Bonnie R. Joubert, Siri E. Håberg, Roy M. Nilsen, Xuting Wang, Stein E. Vollset, Susan K. Murphy, Zhiqing Huang, Cathrine Hoyo, Øivind Midttun, Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Per M. Ueland, Michael C. Wu, Wenche Nystad, Douglas A. Bell, Shyamal D. Peddada, and Stephanie J. London.
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Recent Advance Publications
- Environmental Noise Pollution in the United States: Developing an Effective Public Health Response
- Enablers and Barriers to Large-Scale Uptake of Improved Solid Fuel Stoves: A Systematic Review
- Breastfeeding: A Potential Excretion Route for Mothers and Implications for Infant Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Acids
- Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Menopause among Women 20-65 Years of Age (NHANES)
- Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposures and Cognition in Older U.S. Adults: NHANES (1999–2002)
- F2RL3 Methylation as a Biomarker of Current and Lifetime Smoking Exposures
- Exposure-Response Estimates for Diesel Engine Exhaust and Lung Cancer Mortality Based on Data from Three Occupational Cohorts
- EHPNoonNews: EnvironmentalResearchWeb—Increase in marine pollution through proliferation of fish farms http://t.co/dW5WYfA0el
- EHPNoonNews: USGS—Septic tanks and nitrate levels in Carson Valley, Nevada, groundwater http://t.co/OnSwJxlyWJ
- EHPNoonNews: TheGuardian—Fukushima two years on: a dirty job with no end in sight http://t.co/oOF5WcBZze
- EHPNoonNews: SFGate—NAS study examines abrupt impacts of climate change http://t.co/30dZxmIc4J
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