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”
Notice of Intent to RecruitThe National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will soon announce a search for candidates for the position of Supervisory Technical Editor (Operations Manager) for EHP. The Operations Manager will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief of EHP. To learn more, read the full notice of intent to recruit.
CEHN October 2014 Article of the Month“Maternal Exposure to Criteria Air Pollutants and Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring: Results from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study” (Environ Health Perspect; DOI:10.1289/ehp.1307289) has been selected by the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) as its October 2014 Article of the Month. These CEHN summaries discuss the potential policy implications of current children’s environmental health research.
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