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Children’s Health Collection 2013

The Children’s Health Collection comprises peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, commentaries, editorials, news, and Science Selections published in EHP from October 2012 through September 2013 (

  • CH_Coll_Cover_2013_800pxChildren’s Health Collection 2013 comprises all relevant articles published in EHP from October 2012 through September 2013: peer-reviewed research articles, news articles, podcasts, Science Selections, and editorials. Abstracts are featured for each research article, and hyperlinks take readers directly to the full article online ( The Science Selections are noted just below the related research.

    Under three main sections—Disease Outcomes, Exposures, and Methodologies and Populations—the collection includes all research that has appeared in the Children’s Health section of each EHP issue as well as relevant reviews and commentaries, research that involves both adult and child cohorts, adult diseases with early origins, experimental models with direct application to children’s health, and topics of general interest to children’s health researchers and advocates. Some specific topics (e.g., Built Environment) have news articles but not research.

    This year has seen a large increase in articles on a variety of heavy metals as well as pesticides and other compounds, indicating that problems involving these exposures are still very much with us. Throughout the topics, study populations are from Asia, Africa, Europe (large pan-European cohorts and others in single countries), Central and South America, arctic Canada, and various rural and urban areas within the United States. Longitudinal birth cohort studies will continue to produce valuable research; and collaboration among cohort studies can suggest ways to integrate measures and methodologies for detailed comparison.

    Please see for all the yearly Children’s Health collections. This collection is also available as a 5.5MB PDF.

    Martha M. Dimes, PhD
    Children’s Health Editor

  • Asthma/Respiratory Disease, Lung Development, Allergy open

    PODCAST | Post-Katrina Asthma in the Children of New Orleans, with Patricia Chulada

    Ashley Ahearn

    PODCAST | Phthalates and Childhood Asthma, with Randi Bertelsen

    Ashley Ahearn

    The Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Study—Methods and Study Population

    Patricia C. Chulada, Suzanne Kennedy, Mosanda M. Mvula, Katy Jaffee, Jeremy Wildfire, Eleanor Thornton, Richard D. Cohn, L. Faye Grimsley, Herman Mitchell, Jane El-Dahr, Yvonne Sterling, William J. Martin, LuAnn White, Kevin U. Stephens, and Maureen Lichtveld

    Indoor Environmental Exposures for Children with Asthma Enrolled in the HEAL Study, Post-Katrina New Orleans

    L. Faye Grimsley, Patricia C. Chulada, Suzanne Kennedy, LuAnn White, Jeremy Wildfire, Richard D. Cohn, Herman Mitchell, Eleanor Thornton, Jane El-Dahr, Mosanda M. Mvula, Yvonne Sterling, William J. Martin, Kevin U. Stephens, and Maureen Lichtveld

    Implementation of Evidence-based Asthma Interventions in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Study

    Herman Mitchell, Richard D. Cohn, Jeremy Wildfire, Eleanor Thornton, Suzanne Kennedy, Jane M. El-Dahr, Patricia C. Chulada, Mosanda M. Mvula, L. Faye Grimsley, Maureen Y. Lichtveld, LuAnn E. White, Yvonne M. Sterling, Kevin U. Stephens Sr., and William J. Martin II

    Near-Roadway Pollution and Childhood Asthma: Implications for Developing “Win–Win” Compact Urban Development and Clean Vehicle Strategies

    Laura Perez, Fred Lurmann, John Wilson, Manuel Pastor, Sylvia J. Brandt, Nino Künzli, and Rob McConnell

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Proximity Plus Pollution: Understanding Factors in Asthma among Children Living near Major Roadways

    Julia R. Barrett

    The Air Quality Health Index and Asthma Morbidity: A Population-Based Study

    Teresa To, Shixin Shen, Eshetu G. Atenafu, Jun Guan, Susan McLimont, Brian Stocks, and Christopher Licskai

    Urinary Biomarkers for Phthalates Associated with Asthma in Norwegian Children

    Randi J. Bertelsen, Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, Antonia M. Calafat, Jane A. Hoppin, Geir Håland, Petter Mowinckel, Kai-Håkon Carlsen, and Martinus Løvik

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Phthalates and Childhood Asthma: Revealing an Association through Urinary Biomarkers

    Tanya Tillett

    Urban Tree Canopy and Asthma, Wheeze, Rhinitis, and Allergic Sensitization to Tree Pollen in a New York City Birth Cohort

    Gina S. Lovasi, Jarlath P.M. O’Neil-Dunne, Jacqueline W.T. Lu, Daniel Sheehan, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Sean W. MacFaden, Kristen L. King, Thomas Matte, Rachel L. Miller, Lori A. Hoepner, Frederica P. Perera, and Andrew Rundle

    Serum Polyfluoroalkyl Concentrations, Asthma Outcomes, and Immunological Markers in a Case–Control Study of Taiwanese Children

    Guang-Hui Dong, Kuan-Yen Tung, Ching-Hui Tsai, Miao-Miao Liu, Da Wang, Wei Liu, Yi-He Jin, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Yungling Leo Lee, and Pau-Chung Chen

    Neurodevelopmental/Neurobehavioral Disorders open

    Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Anna L. Choi, Guifan Sun, Ying Zhang, and Philippe Grandjean

    In Utero and Childhood Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposures and Neurodevelopment in the CHAMACOS Study

    Brenda Eskenazi, Jonathan Chevrier, Stephen A. Rauch, Katherine Kogut, Kim G. Harley, Caroline Johnson, Celina Trujillo, Andreas Sjödin, and Asa Bradman

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Lasting Impacts: Pre- and Postnatal PBDE Exposures Linked to IQ Deficits

    Kellyn S. Betts

    Prenatal p,p´-DDE Exposure and Neurodevelopment among Children 3.5–5 Years of Age

    Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Lourdes Schnaas, Stephen J. Rothenberg, Mariano E. Cebrián, Erika Osorio-Valencia, María del Carmen Hernández, Rosa María García-Hernández, and Lizbeth López-Carrillo

    Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in the First Year of Life and Behavioral Scores at 7 Years of Age

    Nicholas C. Newman, Patrick Ryan, Grace LeMasters, Linda Levin, David Bernstein, Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey, James E. Lockey, Manuel Villareal, Tiina Reponen, Sergey Grinshpun, Heidi Sucharew, and Kim N. Dietrich

    Associations between Traffic-Related Black Carbon Exposure and Attention in a Prospective Birth Cohort of Urban Children

    Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu, David C. Bellinger, Brent A. Coull, Shawn Anderson, Rachel Barber, Robert O. Wright, and Rosalind J. Wright

    Autism open

    Ambient Air Pollution and Autism in Los Angeles County, California

    Tracy Ann Becerra, Michelle Wilhelm, Jørn Olsen, Myles Cockburn, and Beate Ritz

    Perinatal Air Pollutant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Children of Nurses’ Health Study II Participants

    Andrea L. Roberts, Kristen Lyall, Jaime E. Hart, Francine Laden, Allan C. Just, Jennifer F. Bobb, Karestan C. Koenen, Alberto Ascherio, and Marc G. Weisskopf

    Cancers open

    In Utero Pesticide Exposure and Leukemia in Brazilian Children < 2 Years of Age

    Jeniffer Dantas Ferreira, Arnaldo Cézar Couto, Maria S. Pombo-de-Oliveira, Sergio Koifman, and the Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukemia

    Characterization of Residential Pesticide Use and Chemical Formulations through Self-Report and Household Inventory: The Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study

    Neela Guha, Mary H. Ward, Robert Gunier, Joanne S. Colt, C. Suzanne Lea, Patricia A. Buffler, and Catherine Metayer

    Environmental and Occupational Interventions for Primary Prevention of Cancer: A Cross-Sectorial Policy Framework

    Carolina Espina, Miquel Porta, Joachim Schüz, Ildefonso Hernández Aguado, Robert V. Percival, Carlos Dora, Terry Slevin, Julietta Rodriguez Guzman, Tim Meredith, Philip J. Landrigan, and Maria Neira

    Birth Defects open

    A Population-Based Case–Control Study of Extreme Summer Temperature and Birth Defects

    Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Shao Lin, Barbara A. Fletcher, and Syni-An Hwang

    In Utero Exposure to Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds and Anogenital Distance in Newborns and Infants

    Marina Vafeiadi, Silvia Agramunt, Eleni Papadopoulou, Harrie Besselink, Kleopatra Mathianaki, Polyxeni Karakosta, Ariana Spanaki, Antonis Koutis, Leda Chatzi, Martine Vrijheid, and Manolis Kogevinas

    Prenatal Nitrate Intake from Drinking Water and Selected Birth Defects in Offspring of Participants in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

    Jean D. Brender, Peter J. Weyer, Paul A. Romitti, Binayak P. Mohanty, Mayura U. Shinde, Ann M. Vuong, Joseph R. Sharkey, Dipankar Dwivedi, Scott A. Horel, Jiji Kantamneni, John C. Huber Jr., Qi Zheng, Martha M. Werler, Katherine E. Kelley, John S. Griesenbeck, F. Benjamin Zhan, Peter H. Langlois, Lucina Suarez, Mark A. Canfield, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

    Pregnancy Outcomes: Preterm Birth/Small for Gestational Age/Birth Weight/Fetal Development open

    PODCAST | An Unlikely Duo: Air Pollution’s Link to Low Birth Weight, with Tracey Woodruff

    Ashley Ahearn

    Surrounding Greenness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Four Spanish Birth Cohorts

    Payam Dadvand, Jordi Sunyer, Xavier Basagaña, Ferran Ballester, Aitana Lertxundi, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Marisa Estarlich, Raquel García-Esteban, Michelle A. Mendez, and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

    Birth Weight, Head Circumference, and Prenatal Exposure to Acrylamide from Maternal Diet: The European Prospective Mother–Child Study (NewGeneris)

    Marie Pedersen, Hans von Stedingk, Maria Botsivali, Silvia Agramunt, Jan Alexander, Gunnar Brunborg, Leda Chatzi, Sarah Fleming, Eleni Fthenou, Berit Granum, Kristine B. Gutzkow, Laura J. Hardie, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos, Michelle A. Mendez, Domenico F. Merlo, Jeanette K. Nielsen, Per Rydberg, Dan Segerbäck, Jordi Sunyer, John Wright, Margareta Törnqvist, Jos C. Kleinjans, Manolis Kogevinas, and the NewGeneris Consortium

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Crispy Cravings May Affect Baby’s Health: Prenatal Acrylamide Exposure Is Associated with Reduced Birth Weight

    Julia R. Barrett

    Airborne PM2.5 Chemical Components and Low Birth Weight in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States

    Keita Ebisu and Michelle L. Bell

    Persistent Environmental Pollutants and Couple Fecundity: The LIFE Study

    Germaine M. Buck Louis, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Enrique F. Schisterman, Anne M. Sweeney, Courtney D. Lynch, Robert E. Gore-Langton, José Maisog, Sungduk Kim, Zhen Chen, and Dana B. Barr

    Maternal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution and Term Birth Weight: A Multi-Country Evaluation of Effect and Heterogeneity

    Payam Dadvand, Jennifer Parker, Michelle L. Bell, Matteo Bonzini, Michael Brauer, Lyndsey A. Darrow, Ulrike Gehring, Svetlana V. Glinianaia, Nelson Gouveia, Eun-hee Ha, Jong Han Leem, Edith H. van den Hooven, Bin Jalaludin, Bill M. Jesdale, Johanna Lepeule, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Frank H. Pierik, Tanja Pless-Mulloli, David Q. Rich, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Juhee Seo, Rémy Slama, Matthew Strickland, Lillian Tamburic, Daniel Wartenberg, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, and Tracey J. Woodruff

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Global Push: Multicontinent Project Assesses Particulate Matter and Birth Weight

    Tanya Tillett

    Dietary Acrylamide Intake during Pregnancy and Fetal Growth—Results from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)

    Talita Duarte-Salles, Hans von Stedingk, Berit Granum, Kristine B. Gützkow, Per Rydberg, Margareta Törnqvist, Michelle A. Mendez, Gunnar Brunborg, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Jan Alexander, and Margaretha Haugen

    Fetal Growth and Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A: The Generation R Study

    Claudia A. Snijder, Dick Heederik, Frank H. Pierik, Albert Hofman, Vincent W. Jaddoe, Holger M. Koch, Matthew P. Longnecker, and Alex Burdorf

    Infections open


    NEWS | Cigarette Smoke May Increase Microbial Virulence

    David C. Holzman

    Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal

    Michael N. Bates, Ram K. Chandyo, Palle Valentiner-Branth, Amod K. Pokhrel, Maria Mathisen, Sudha Basnet, Prakash S. Shrestha, Tor A. Strand, and Kirk R. Smith

    Fetal or Early-life Exposures Contributing to Adult Disease open

    Predicting Later-Life Outcomes of Early-Life Exposures

    Kim Boekelheide, Bruce Blumberg, Robert E. Chapin, Ila Cote, Joseph H. Graziano, Amanda Janesick, Robert Lane, Karen Lillycrop, Leslie Myatt, J. Christopher States, Kristina A. Thayer, Michael P. Waalkes, and John M. Rogers

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Asking the Right Questions: How Early-Life Exposures Influence Later Development of Disease

    Julia R. Barrett

    Mortality in Young Adults following in Utero and Childhood Exposure to Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Allan H. Smith, Guillermo Marshall, Jane Liaw, Yan Yuan, Catterina Ferreccio, and Craig Steinmaus

    Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in Utero and Subsequent Plasma Lipids, ApoB, and CRP among Adult Women in the MoBa Cohort

    Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Rolv Skjaerven, Kjell Haug, Gregory S. Travlos, Ralph E. Wilson, Merete Eggesbø, Jane A. Hoppin, Kristina W. Whitworth, and Matthew P. Longnecker

    Childhood Thyroid Radioiodine Exposure and Subsequent Infertility in the Intermountain Fallout Cohort

    Mary Bishop Stone, Joseph B. Stanford, Joseph L. Lyon, James A. VanDerslice, and Stephen C. Alder

    Associations of in Utero Exposure to Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids with Human Semen Quality and Reproductive Hormones in Adult Men

    Anne Vested, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Sjurdur Frodi Olsen, Jens Peter Bonde, Susanne Lund Kristensen, Thorhallur Ingi Halldorsson, Georg Becher, Line Småstuen Haug, Emil Hagen Ernst, and Gunnar Toft

    Prenatal Exposure to the Pesticide DDT and Hypertension Diagnosed in Women before Age 50: A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study

    Michele La Merrill, Piera M. Cirillo, Mary Beth Terry, Nickilou Y. Krigbaum, Julie D. Flom, and Barbara A. Cohn

    Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity in Relation to Serum Dioxin Concentrations: The Seveso Women’s Health Study

    Marcella Warner, Paolo Mocarelli, Paolo Brambilla, Amelia Wesselink, Steven Samuels, Stefano Signorini, and Brenda Eskenazi

    Obesity open

    Evaluation of the Association between Maternal Smoking, Childhood Obesity, and Metabolic Disorders: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review

    Mamta Behl, Deepa Rao, Kjersti Aagaard, Terry L. Davidson, Edward D. Levin, Theodore A. Slotkin, Supriya Srinivasan, David Wallinga, Morris F. White, Vickie R. Walker, Kristina A. Thayer, and Alison C. Holloway

    In Utero DDT and DDE Exposure and Obesity Status of 7-Year-Old Mexican-American Children in the CHAMACOS Cohort

    Marcella Warner, Raul Aguilar Schall, Kim G. Harley, Asa Bradman, Dana Barr, and Brenda Eskenazi

    Prenatal Exposure to Persistent Organochlorines and Childhood Obesity in the U.S. Collaborative Perinatal Project

    Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Mark A. Klebanoff, John W. Brock, and Matthew P. Longnecker
  • Heavy Metals (e.g., lead, mercury) open

    NEWS | Unsafe Harbor? Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Refugee Children

    Charles W. Schmidt


    EDITORIAL | Health Risks from Lead-Based Ammunition in the Environment

    David C. Bellinger, Joanna Burger, Tom J. Cade, Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Myra Finkelstein, Howard Hu, Michael Kosnett, Philip J. Landrigan, Bruce Lanphear, Mark A. Pokras, Patrick T. Redig, Bruce A. Rideout, Ellen Silbergeld, Robert Wright, and Donald R. Smith

    Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead Levels in Human Placenta: A Systematic Review

    María D. Esteban-Vasallo, Nuria Aragonés, Marina Pollan, Gonzalo López-Abente, and Beatriz Perez-Gomez

    Rice Consumption and Urinary Arsenic Concentrations in U.S. Children

    Matthew A. Davis, Todd A. Mackenzie, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Tracy Punshon, and Margaret R. Karagas

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Element of Surprise? Rice as a Source of Arsenic in Children’s Diets

    Rebecca Kessler

    Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Gold Ore Processing: a Village-Level Investigation—Zamfara State, Nigeria, October–November 2010

    Yi-Chun Lo, Carrie A. Dooyema, Antonio Neri, James Durant, Taran Jefferies, Andrew Medina-Marino, Lori de Ravello, Douglas Thoroughman, Lora Davis, Raymond S. Dankoli, Matthias Y. Samson, Luka M. Ibrahim, Ossai Okechukwu, Nasir T. Umar-Tsafe, Alhassan H. Dama, and Mary Jean Brown

    Prenatal Methylmercury, Postnatal Lead Exposure, and Evidence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among Inuit Children in Arctic Québec

    Olivier Boucher, Sandra W. Jacobson, Pierrich Plusquellec, Éric Dewailly, Pierre Ayotte, Nadine Forget-Dubois, Joseph L. Jacobson, and Gina Muckle

    Early-Life Cadmium Exposure and Child Development in 5-Year-Old Girls and Boys: A Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh

    Maria Kippler, Fahmida Tofail, Jena D. Hamadani, Renee M. Gardner, Sally M. Grantham-McGregor, Matteo Bottai, and Marie Vahter

    Adverse Health Effects of Child Labor: High Exposure to Chromium and Oxidative DNA Damage in Children Manufacturing Surgical Instruments

    Muhammad Sughis, Tim S. Nawrot, Vincent Haufroid, and Benoit Nemery

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Metal Exposure in Child Workers: Assessing Hazards in Surgical Instrument Manufacturing Workshops

    Tanya Tillett

    Thyroid Hormones in Relation to Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium Exposure in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008

    Aimin Chen, Stephani S. Kim, Ethan Chung, and Kim N. Dietrich

    The Broad Scope of Health Effects from Chronic Arsenic Exposure: Update on a Worldwide Public Health Problem

    Marisa F. Naujokas, Beth Anderson, Habibul Ahsan, H. Vasken Aposhian, Joseph H. Graziano, Claudia Thompson, and William A. Suk

    Concentrations and Potential Health Risks of Metals in Lip Products

    Sa Liu, S. Katharine Hammond, and Ann Rojas-Cheatham

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Metals in Lip Products: A Cause for Concern?

    Valerie J. Brown

    NEWS | Quicksilver and Gold: Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

    Charles W. Schmidt | A424–A429 (November 2012)


    Linking Geological and Health Sciences to Assess Childhood Lead Poisoning from Artisanal Gold Mining in Nigeria

    Geoffrey S. Plumlee, James T. Durant, Suzette A. Morman, Antonio Neri, Ruth E. Wolf, Carrie A. Dooyema, Philip L. Hageman, Heather A. Lowers, Gregory L. Fernette, Gregory P. Meeker, William M. Benzel, Rhonda L. Driscoll, Cyrus J. Berry, James G. Crock, Harland L. Goldstein, Monique Adams, Casey L. Bartrem, Simba Tirima, Behrooz Behbod, Ian von Lindern, and Mary Jean Brown

    Burden of Disease from Toxic Waste Sites in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines in 2010

    Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Jack Caravanos, Bret Ericson, Jennifer Sunga-Amparo, Budi Susilorini, Promila Sharma, Philip J. Landrigan, and Richard Fuller

    Blood Lead Levels and Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Concentrations in Peripubertal Boys

    Abby F. Fleisch, Jane S. Burns, Paige L. Williams, Mary M. Lee, Oleg Sergeyev, Susan A. Korrick, and Russ Hauser

    Blood Lead Level and Measured Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Jeffrey J. Fadrowski, Alison G. Abraham, Ana Navas-Acien, Eliseo Guallar, Virginia M. Weaver, and Susan L. Furth

    Associations of Urinary Cadmium with Age and Urinary Proteins: Further Evidence of Physiological Variations Unrelated to Metal Accumulation and Toxicity

    Agnes Chaumont, Catherine Voisin, Gladys Deumer, Vincent Haufroid, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Harry Roels, Lutgarde Thijs, Jan Staessen, and Alfred Bernard

    Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Plasma Asymmetric Dimethylarginine in Mexican Children Exposed to Inorganic Arsenic

    Citlalli Osorio-Yáñez, Julio C. Ayllon-Vergara, Guadalupe Aguilar-Madrid, Laura Arreola-Mendoza, Erika Hernández-Castellanos, Angel Barrera-Hernández, Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz, and Luz M. Del Razo

    Economic Costs of Childhood Lead Exposure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Teresa M. Attina and Leonardo Trasande

    Pesticides and Other Chemicals/Compounds (e.g., BPA, PCBs, PBDEs, PFCs, Phthalates, Endocrine Disruptors) open

    NEWS | Thermal Reaction: The Spread of Bisphenol S via Paper Products

    Lindsey Konkel

    NEWS | Exposure to TDCPP Appears Widespread

    Kellyn S. Betts

    Maternal Concentrations of Polyfluoroalkyl Compounds during Pregnancy and Fetal and Postnatal Growth in British Girls

    Mildred Maisonet, Metrecia L. Terrell, Michael A. McGeehin, Krista Yorita Christensen, Adrianne Holmes, Antonia M. Calafat, and Michele Marcus

    Lactational Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Its Relation to Social and Emotional Development among Toddlers

    Kate Hoffman, Margaret Adgent, Barbara Davis Goldman, Andreas Sjödin, and Julie L. Daniels

    Prenatal Exposure to Butylbenzyl Phthalate and Early Eczema in an Urban Cohort

    Allan C. Just, Robin M. Whyatt, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Antonia M. Calafat, Frederica P. Perera, Inge F. Goldstein, Qixuan Chen, Andrew G. Rundle, and Rachel L. Miller

    Exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Age of Menarche in Adolescent Girls in NHANES (2003–2008)

    Danielle E. Buttke, Kanta Sircar, and Colleen Martin

    Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Breast Milk and Neuropsychological Development in Infants

    Mireia Gascon, Marta Fort, David Martínez, Anne-Elie Carsin, Joan Forns, Joan O. Grimalt, Loreto Santa Marina, Nerea Lertxundi, Jordi Sunyer, and Martine Vrijheid

    Genetic Modification of the Association between Peripubertal Dioxin Exposure and Pubertal Onset in a Cohort of Russian Boys

    Olivier Humblet, Susan A. Korrick, Paige L. Williams, Oleg Sergeyev, Claude Emond, Linda S. Birnbaum, Jane S. Burns, Larisa M. Altshul, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Wayman E. Turner, Mary M. Lee, Boris Revich, and Russ Hauser

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Gene–Dioxin Interactions and Pubertal Onset in Boys: Findings from the Russian Children’s Study

    Julia R. Barrett

    Variability of Organophosphorous Pesticide Metabolite Levels in Spot and 24-hr Urine Samples Collected from Young Children during 1 Week

    Asa Bradman, Katherine Kogut, Ellen A. Eisen, Nicholas P. Jewell, Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Rosemary Castorina, Jonathan Chevrier, Nina T. Holland, Dana Boyd Barr, Geri Kavanagh-Baird, and Brenda Eskenazi

    Maternal Urinary Bisphenol A during Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in the CHAMACOS Study

    Jonathan Chevrier, Robert B. Gunier, Asa Bradman, Nina T. Holland, Antonia M. Calafat, Brenda Eskenazi, and Kim G. Harley

    In Utero and Childhood Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposures and Neurodevelopment in the CHAMACOS Study

    Brenda Eskenazi, Jonathan Chevrier, Stephen A. Rauch, Katherine Kogut, Kim G. Harley, Caroline Johnson, Celina Trujillo, Andreas Sjödin, and Asa Bradman

    Human Health Effects of Trichloroethylene: Key Findings and Scientific Issues

    Weihsueh A. Chiu, Jennifer Jinot, Cheryl Siegel Scott, Susan L. Makris, Glinda S. Cooper, Rebecca C. Dzubow, Ambuja S. Bale, Marina V. Evans, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Nagalakshmi Keshava, John C. Lipscomb, Stanley Barone Jr., John F. Fox, Maureen R. Gwinn, John Schaum, and Jane C. Caldwell

    Race/Ethnicity–Specific Associations of Urinary Phthalates with Childhood Body Mass in a Nationally Representative Sample

    Leonardo Trasande, Teresa M. Attina, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Adam J. Spanier, and Jan Blustein

    Prenatal and Postnatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Body Mass Index in Childhood in the CHAMACOS Cohort

    Kim G. Harley, Raul Aguilar Schall, Jonathan Chevrier, Kristin Tyler, Helen Aguirre, Asa Bradman, Nina T. Holland, Robert H. Lustig, Antonia M. Calafat, and Brenda Eskenazi

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Unclear Relationship: Prenatal but Not Concurrent Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Lower Weight and Less Fat

    Kellyn S. Betts

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Residential Dust: Sources of Variability

    Todd P. Whitehead, Catherine Metayer, Myrto Petreas, Monique Does, Patricia A. Buffler, and Stephen M. Rappaport

    Acetylcholinesterase Activity, Cohabitation with Floricultural Workers, and Blood Pressure in Ecuadorian Children

    Jose R. Suarez-Lopez, David R. Jacobs Jr., John H. Himes, and Bruce H. Alexander

    Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Acids and Markers of Kidney Function among Children and Adolescents Living near a Chemical Plant

    Deborah J. Watkins, Jyoti Josson, Beth Elston, Scott M. Bartell, Hyeong-Moo Shin, Veronica M. Vieira, David A. Savitz, Tony Fletcher, and Gregory A. Wellenius

    Residential Proximity to Methyl Bromide Use and Birth Outcomes in an Agricultural Population in California

    Alison Gemmill, Robert B. Gunier, Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskenazi, and Kim G. Harley

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Getting the Drift: Methyl Bromide Application and Adverse Birth Outcomes in an Agricultural Area

    Julia R. Barrett

    Evaluation of the Association between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Diabetes in Epidemiological Studies: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review

    Kyla W. Taylor, Raymond F. Novak, Henry A. Anderson, Linda S. Birnbaum, Chad Blystone, Michael DeVito, David Jacobs, Josef Köhrle, Duk-Hee Lee, Lars Rylander, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Rogelio Tornero-Velez, Mary E. Turyk, Abee L. Boyles, Kristina A. Thayer, and Lars Lind

    Air Pollution: Particulate Matter/Smoke/Indoor Air open

    NEWS | Environmental Exposures in the Context of Child Care

    Nate Seltenrich


    Research Opportunities for Cancer Associated with Indoor Air Pollution from Solid-Fuel Combustion

    Britt C. Reid, Armen A. Ghazarian, David M. DeMarini, Amir Sapkota,Darby Jack, Qing Lan, Deborah M. Winn, and Linda S. Birnbaum

    Air Pollution Exposure and Markers of Placental Growth and Function: The Generation R Study

    Edith H. van den Hooven, Frank H. Pierik, Yvonne de Kluizenaar, Albert Hofman, Sjoerd W. van Ratingen, Peter Y.J. Zandveld, Henk Russcher, Jan Lindemans, Henk M.E. Miedema, Eric A.P. Steegers, and Vincent W.V. Jaddoe

    Early-Life Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Health, Ear Infections, and Eczema in Infants from the INMA Study

    Inmaculada Aguilera, Marie Pedersen, Raquel Garcia-Esteban, Ferran Ballester, Mikel Basterrechea, Ana Esplugues, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Aitana Lertxundi, Adonina Tardón, and Jordi Sunyer

    Gestational Diabetes and Preeclampsia in Association with Air Pollution at Levels below Current Air Quality Guidelines

    Ebba Malmqvist, Kristina Jakobsson, Håkan Tinnerberg, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, and Lars Rylander

    NEWS | Science Selection

    When Blood Meets Nitrogen Oxides: Pregnancy Complications and Air Pollution Exposure

    Tanya Tillett

    Reducing Health Risks from Indoor Exposures in Rapidly Developing Urban China

    Yinping Zhang, Jinhan Mo, and Charles J. Weschler

    Radiation open

    Measures of Thyroid Function among Belarusian Children and Adolescents Exposed to Iodine-131 from the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

    Evgenia Ostroumova, Alexander Rozhko, Maureen Hatch, Kyoji Furukawa, Olga Polyanskaya, Robert J. McConnell, Eldar Nadyrov, Sergey Petrenko, George Romanov, Vasilina Yauseyenka, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Viktor Minenko, Alexander Prokopovich, Irina Savasteeva, Lydia B. Zablotska, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, and Alina V. Brenner

    Food Safety/Insecurity, Nutrition open

    NEWS | Organic Food Conclusions Don’t Tell the Whole Story

    David C. Holzman

    NEWS | Breaking the Mold: New Strategies for Fighting Aflatoxins

    Charles W. Schmidt


    Climate Change and Food Security: Health Impacts in Developed Countries

    Iain R. Lake, Lee Hooper, Asmaa Abdelhamid, Graham Bentham, Alistair B.A. Boxall, Alizon Draper, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Mike Hulme, Paul R. Hunter, Gordon Nichols, and Keith W. Waldron
  • Community-based Participatory Research and Translation/Environmental Justice open

    Indigenous Peoples of North America: Environmental Exposures and Reproductive Justice

    Elizabeth Hoover, Katsi Cook, Ron Plain, Kathy Sanchez, Vi Waghiyi, Pamela Miller, Renee Dufault, Caitlin Sislin, and David O. Carpenter

    Environmental Inequality in Exposures to Airborne Particulate Matter Components in the United States

    Michelle L. Bell and Keita Ebisu

    Epigenetics open

    EDITORIAL | The Public Health and Policy Implications of Epigenetics and Pediatric Health Research

    Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Kristie Trousdale, Cynthia F. Bearer, Rachel L. Miller

    NEWS | A Steep Learning Curve: Decoding Epigenetic Influence on Behavior and
    Mental Health

    Bob Weinhold


    NEWS | The Environment Within: Exploring the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

    Lindsey Konkel

    450K Epigenome-Wide Scan Identifies Differential DNA Methyla­tion in Newborns Related to Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy

    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

    NEWS | Science Selection

    Pattern of Clues: Evidence of Distinct DNA Methylation in Newborns of Smoking Women

    Wendee Nicole

    Differential DNA Methylation in Umbilical Cord Blood of Infants Exposed to Low Levels of Arsenic in Utero

    Devin C. Koestler, Michele Avissar-Whiting, E. Andres Houseman, Margaret R. Karagas, and Carmen J. Marsit

    Methodologies open

    NEWS | Altering The Primal Environment: Health Effects Associated with Assisted Reproductive Technologies

    Julie Halpert | A390–A395 (October 2012)


    NEWS | Gut Bacteria and Melamine Toxicity

    Bob Weinhold

    Toxicokinetic Modeling of Persistent Organic Pollutant Levels in Blood from Birth to 45 Months of Age in Longitudinal Birth Cohort Studies

    Marc-André Verner, Dean Sonneborn, Kinga Lancz, Gina Muckle, Pierre Ayotte, Éric Dewailly, Anton Kocan, Lubica Palkovicová, Tomas Trnovec, Sami Haddad, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, and Merete Eggesbø

    Systems Biology and Birth Defects Prevention: Blockade of the Glucocorticoid Receptor Prevents Arsenic-Induced Birth Defects

    Bhavesh K. Ahir, Alison P. Sanders, Julia E. Rager, and Rebecca C. Fry

    NEWS | Science Selection

    A Systems-Level Approach to Studying Birth Defects: Novel Method Identifies Potential Key Pathway

    Kellyn S. Betts

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