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From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health

EHP is pleased to present the abstracts from the 2014 conference From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health, held 24–28 August 2014 in Seattle, Washington, and hosted by the University of Washington. The conference was the 26th annual meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). More than 1,100 participants attended.

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2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2481 | ID: P1-156

Assessing Association between Particulate Matter and Mortality Using Case-Crossover Design in Seoul, Korea

Shinwoo Kim*, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, kim7871@korea.ac.kr; Jina Heo, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, dodreamjina@gmail.com; Hyo-Mi Kim, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, ippiy@hanmail.net; Giehae Choi, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, giehae.choi@gmail.com; Ga-ram Byun, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, byun920110@hanmail.net; Hongkyok Kim, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, hongkyok@korea.ac.kr; Jong-Tae Lee, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Korea, jtlee@korea.ac.kr;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2621 | ID: O-081

Heat Exposure Assessment Based on Individual’s Daily Mobility Data in Dhaka, Bangladesh

SHINYA YASUMOTO*, Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo , Japan, yasumoto@humeco.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Chiho Watanabe, Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan, chiho@humeco.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Andrew Jones, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia; Kei Oyoshi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Toru Fukuda, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); Hiroshi Kanasugi, The Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo ; Yoshihide Sekimoto, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo; Ryosuke Shibazaki, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo,


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2029 | ID: P3-572

Dietary Uptake of Pesticides in a Sample of Israeli Children

Shirra Freeman*, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, shirraf@migal.org.il; MANOR ORLY, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, orlyma@ekmd.huji.ac.il; RINA VARSANO, ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, Israel, rina.varsano@moh.health.gov.il; BERMAN TAMAR, ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, Israel, tamar.berman@moh.health.gov.il; VERED KAUFMANN-SHRIQUI, BEN GURION UNIVERSITY, Israel, VEREDKS7@GMAIL.COM;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1879 | ID: O-239

Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Arsenic Exposure in a US Pregnancy Cohort

Shohreh Farzan*, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, United States, shohreh.farzan@dartmouth.edu; Yu Chen, New York University School of Medicine, United States, Yu.Chen@nyumc.org; Megan Murphy, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, United States, megan.murphy@dartmouth.edu; jieying jiang, New York University School of Medicine, United States, Jieying.Jiang@nyumc.org; Mengling Liu, New York University School of Medicine; Emily Baker, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Susan Korrick, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Margaret Karagas, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2272 | ID: P1-114

Excess Winter Mortality in Japan: Variation across Age Groups among the Population Aged 65 Years Old and Above

Shoko Konishi*, The University of Tokyo, Japan, moe@humeco.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Andrew Stickley, The University of Tokyo, Japan, amstick66@gmail.com; Chisa Shinsugi, The University of Tokyo, Japan, chisa.shinsugi@gmail.com; Shinya Yasumoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan, yasumoto@humeco.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp; Chiho Watanabe, The University of Tokyo, Japan, chiho@humeco.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2750 | ID: P1-077

High Performance Environmental Profiling of House Dust to Support Computational Exposure Science

Shuang Liang, U.S. EPA Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, United States, liang.shuang@epa.gov; Peter Egeghy*, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States, egeghy.peter@epa.gov; Karen Bradham, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States, bradham.karen@epa.gov; Mark Strynar, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States, strynar.mark@epa.gov;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2857 | ID: S-015

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalate Acid Esters and Pubertal Development in a Birth Cohort from Central Taiwan: Follow-Up at Eight and Eleven Years Old

Shu-Li Wang*, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, slwang@nhri.org.tw; Chin-Kuo Chang, King’s College London, United Kingdom, chin-kuo.chang@kcl.ac.uk ; Hsiao-Yen Chen, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, hsiaoyen@nhri.org.tw ; Pen-Hua Su, Department of Pediatrics, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, ninaphsu@yahoo.com.tw ; Po-Chi Liao, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, liaopc@mail.ncku.edu.tw ; Jing-Yi Lin, Department of Pediatrics, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, slwang.tw@gmail.com;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1988 | ID: O-206

Childhood Exposure to Low-Moderate Doses of Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Vascular, Endocrine & Neurologic Morbidity

Siegal Sadetzki, Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel, siegals@gertner.health.gov.il; Angela Chetrit*, Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel, angelac@gernter.health.gov.il; Ben Boursi , Department of Medical Oncology, Sheba Medical Center, Israel, bben217@gmail.com; Fabienne Sikron, Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel, fabiennes@gertner.health.gov.il;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1502 | ID: P2-483

Obesity and the Cardiovascular Health Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution: a Review

Scott Weichenthal*, Health Canada, Canada, scott.weichenthal@hc-sc.gc.ca; Jane A Hoppin, University of North Carolina, United States, jahoppin@ncsu.edu; Francois Reeves, University of Montreal, Canada, francois.reeves@videotron.ca;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2746 | ID: P3-581

The Utility of Urinary Mirna Profiles as Biomarkers of Pesticide Exposure

Sara E. Pacheco, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication,University of Washington, United States, spacheco@uw.edu; Brittany Weldon*, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication,University of Washington, United States, bweld@uw.edu; Tomomi Workman, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication,University of Washington, United States, workmt@uw.edu; Alex Artemenko, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication,University of Washington, United States, alexaaa26@gmail.com; Beti Thompson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States, bthompso@fhcrc.org; Elaine M. Faustman, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication,University of Washington, United States, faustman@uw.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1607 | ID: O-085

Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution during Physical Activity and Heart Rate Variability, Endothelial Function, and Blood Pressure in Women: a Cross-Over Study

Scott Weichenthal*, Health Canada, Canada, scott.weichenthal@hc-sc.gc.ca; Marianne Hatzopoulou, McGill University, Canada, marianne.hatzopoulou@mcgill.ca; Mark Goldberg, McGill University, Canada, mark.goldberg@mcgill.ca;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1893 | ID: P3-630

Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to Identify Areas of Concern Regarding Neighborhood Children’s Exposures to Air Pollution Using Tree Leaves as Biomonitors

Sara Gillooly*, University of Pittsburgh, United States, seg14@pitt.edu; Sheila Tripathy, University of Pittsburgh, United States, sht52@pitt.edu; Tyler Rubright, University of Pittsburgh, United States, rtr15@pitt.edu; Jane Clougherty, University of Pittsburgh, United States, jcloughe@pitt.edu; Anita Zuberi, University of Pittsburgh, United States, azuberi@pitt.edu; Anna Kasunic, Homewood Children’s Village, United States, amkasunic@gmail.com; Shannah Tharp Gilliam, Homewood Children’s Village, United States, sgilliam@hcvpgh.org; John Wallace, Jr., University of Pittsburgh, United States, johnw@pitt.edu; Michael Yonas, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, United States, Michael.yonas@alleghenycounty.us;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1462 | ID: O-040

Characterizing the Impact of Traffic and the Built Environment on Near-Road Ultrafine Particle and Black Carbon Concentrations

Scott Weichenthal*, Health Canada, Canada, scott.weichenthal@hc-sc.gc.ca; William Farrell, McGill University , Canada, william.farrell@mail.mcgill.ca; Mark Goldberg, McGill University, Canada, mark.goldberg@mcgill.ca; Lawrence Joseph, McGill University , Canada, lawrence.joseph@mcgill.ca; Marianne Hatzopoulou, McGill University, Canada, marianne.hatzopoulou@mcgill.ca;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2787 | ID: O-262

Forest Fire Smoke Exposure and Cardiorespiratory Mortality in British Columbia, Canada from 2003-2012

Sarah Henderson*, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada, sarah.henderson@bccdc.ca; Angela Yao, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada, jiayun.yao@bccdc.ca;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2390 | ID: P1-050

Methods to Assess Aggregated Exposure of Chemicals – a Focus on Children Exposure to Lead

Sébastien DENYS*, French National Agency for food, environment and occupational health and safety, France, sebastien.denys@anses.fr; Guillaume Perouel, French National Agency for food, environment and occupational health and safety, France, guillaume.perouel@anses.fr; Phlippe Glorennec, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France, philippe.glorennec@ehesp.fr; Jean-Luc Volatier, French National Agency for food, environment and occupational health and safety, France, jean-luc.volatier@anses.fr; Nawel Bemrah, French National Agency for food, environment and occupational health and safety, France, nawel.bemrah@anses.fr;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2464 | ID: O-062

A Proposed Resampling Method to Separate Excess Deaths from Expected Deaths during Extreme Hot Weather Events

Sarah Henderson*, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada, sarah.henderson@bccdc.ca; Stephen Rauch, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada, sarauch@gmail.com; David Hondula, Arizona State University, United States, david.hondula@gmail.com; Tom Kosatsky, BC Centre for Disease Control, Canada, tom.kosatsky@bccdc.ca;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2225 | ID: P1-109

Meteorological Variables and Micrornas in Elderly Males

Serena Fossati*, Harvard School of Public Health, United States, sfossati@hsph.harvard.edu; Andrea Baccarelli, Harvard School of Public Health, United States; Antonella Zanobetti, Harvard School of Public Health, United States; Pantel S. Vokonas, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Boston University, United States; Robert O. Wright, Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, United States; Joel D. Schwartz, Harvard School of Public Health, United States


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1827 | ID: P3-601

The Association between Ambient Fine Particulate Matter, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Preterm Birth

Sarah Johnson, New York City Department of Health , United States, sjohnso5@health.nyc.gov; Jennifer Bobb, Harvard University, United States, jbobb@hsph.harvard.edu; Kaz Ito, New York City Department of Health , United States, kito1@health.nyc.gov; Beth Elston, Brown University, United States, Elizabeth_elston@brown.edu; Thomas Matte*, New York City Department of Health , United States, tmatte@health.nyc.gov; Jessie Carr Shmool, University of Pittsburgh, United States, jlcarr@pitt.edu; Francesca Dominici, Harvard University, United States, fdominic@hsph.harvard.edu; Zev Ross, ZevRoss Spatial Analysis, United States, zev@zevross.com; Tara McAlexander, New York City Department of Health , United States, tmcalexander@health.nyc.gov; Jane Clougherty, University of Pittsburgh, United States, jcloughe@pitt.edu; David Savitz, Brown University, United States, david_savitz@brown.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1451 | ID: P2-352

Impact Assessment of Climate Factors on the Population of Chilo Infuscatellus (Pyralidae, Lepidoptera) in Southern Areas of Pakistan

Shahbaz Ahmad*, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Pakistan, shahbaz.iags@pu.edu.pk;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2142 | ID: O-154

The Influence of Gut Microbiota on the Speciation and Toxicity of Mercury during Pregnancy: Results from a Feasibility Pilot

Sarah Rothenberg*, University of South Carolina, United States, rothenberg.sarah@gmail.com; Sharon Keiser, Greenville Health System, University Medical Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, United States, skeiser@ghs.org; Susan Korrick, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Dept of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA., United States, susan.korrick@channing.harvard.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2023 | ID: O-137

Sex-Specific Associations of DNA Methylation Markers with Environmental Cadmium Exposure

Shama Virani, University of Michigan, United States, shamav@umich.edu; Werawan Ruangyuttikarn, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, ruangyuttikarn@gmail.com; Muneko Nishijo, Kanazawa University, Japan, ni-koei@kanazawa-med.ac.jp; Witiya Swaddiwudhipong , Mae Sot General Hospital, Thailand, swaddi@hotmail.com; Niladri Basu, McGill University, Canada, niladri.basu@mcgill.ca; Laura Rozek*, University of Michigan, United States, rozekl@umich.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2152 | ID: P2-536

The Influence of Obesity on Methylmercury Exposure: Analysis of NHANES (2009-2010)

Sarah Rothenberg*, University of South Carolina, United States, rothenberg.sarah@gmail.com; Susan Korrick, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Dept of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA., United States, susan.korrick@channing.harvard.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1791 | ID: P2-327

Methods of Quantifying Hurricane Exposure Methods and Associations with County Fetal Death Rates, Adjusting for Environmental Quality

Shannon Grabich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, sgrabich@email.unc.edu; Christine Gray*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, clgray@email.unc.edu; Kristen Rappazzo, ORISE Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency, United States, Rappazzo.Kristen@epa.gov; Jyotsna Jagai, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, jjagai2@uic.edu; Lynne Messer, Portland State, United States, lymesser@pdx.edu; Danelle Lobdell, Environmental Protection Agency, United States, Lobdell.Danelle@epa.gov;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1848 | ID: P3-655

First Steps towards Public Participation in the Pesticide Regulatory Process in Israel

Sari Rosen*, Environment and Health Fund, Israel, srosen@ehf.org.il; Maya Negev, Hartog School of Government and Policy, Tel Aviv University , Israel, mayane@tau.ac.il; Sarit Caspi-Oron, Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel, sarit@adamteva.org.il; Daphna Shalev-Korenblit, Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel, daphna@adamteva.org.il;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1536 | ID: O-257

Source Appointed Ambient Fine Particulate in Beijing, China and Circulating Biomarkers, Blood Pressure, and Pulmonary Function in Healthy Adults

Shaowei Wu*, Peking University School of Public Health, China, wswmytnihao@bjmu.edu.cn; Furong Deng, Peking University School of Public Health, China, lotus321321@126.com; Hongying Wei, Peking University School of Public Health, China, whying83953@126.com; Jing Huang, Peking University School of Public Health, China, huangjing198508@sina.com; Xin Wang, Peking University School of Public Health, China, 13466553443@126.com; Yu Hao, Peking University School of Public Health, China, haoyu269@qq.com; Masayuki Shima, Department of Public Health, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan, shima-m@hyo-med.ac.jp; Xinbiao Guo, Peking University School of Public Health, China, guoxb@bjmu.edu.cn;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2128 | ID: O-161

Urban Climate, Air Pollution and Mortality in the City of Rotterdam: an URGENCHE Project

Saskia M Willers*, Air Quality Department, Rijnmond Environmental Protection Agency DCMR, Netherlands, saskia.willers@dcmr.nl; Marcel Jonker, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Netherlands, m.jonker@erasmusmc.nl; Lisette Klok, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Netherlands, lisette.klok@tno.nl; Menno Keuken, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Netherlands, menno.keuken@tno.nl; Jennie Odink, Department of Environmental Health, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam, Netherlands, j.odink@rotterdam.nl; Willem-Jan Okkerse, Air Quality Department, Rijnmond Environmental Protection Agency DCMR, Netherlands, willemjan.okkerse@dcmr.nl; Sef van den Elshout, Air Quality Department, Rijnmond Environmental Protection Agency DCMR, Netherlands, sef.vandenelshout@dcmr.nl; Johan P Mackenbach, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Netherlands, j.mackenbach@erasmusmc.nl; Alex Burdorf, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Netherlands, a.burdorf@erasmusmc.nl;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1537 | ID: O-221

Association of Citrus Consumption with Risk of Incident Malignant Melanoma: Results from Two Prospective Cohort Studies

Shaowei Wu*, Peking University School of Public Health, China, wswmytnihao@bjmu.edu.cn; Jiali Han, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States, nhhan@channing.harvard.edu; Diane Feskanich, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States, hpdif@channing.harvard.edu; Eunyoung Cho, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States, hpeyc@channing.harvard.edu; Meir Stampfer, Harvard School of Public Health, United States, STAMPFER@hsph.harvard.edu; Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health, United States, walter.willett@channing.harvard.edu; Abrar Qureshi, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, United States, Abrar_qureshi@brown.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2752 | ID: P2-489

Particulate Air Pollution, Ambulatory Heart Rate Variability, and Cardiac Arrhythmia in Retirement Community Residents with Coronary Artery Disease

Scott Bartell*, University of California, Irvine, United States, sbartell@uci.edu; John Longhurst, University of California, Irvine, United States, jcl@uci.edu; Thomas Tjoa, University of California, Irvine, United States, ttjoa@uci.edu; Constantinos Soutias, University of Southern California, United States, sioutas@rcf.usc.edu; Ralph Delfino, University of California, Irvine, United States, rdelfino@uci.edu;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 2765 | ID: P2-329

Effects of Meteorology in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Mortality in the Climate Change Scenario in Brazilian Amazon Region – Prospective Analysis

Samya Pinheiro*, Fiocruz, Brazil, samyadelara@gmail.com; Sandra Hacon, Fiocruz , Brazil, sandrahacon@gmail.com;


2014 Conference | Abstract Number: 1938 | ID: O-165

Longitudinal Associations between Coarse Particulate Matter (PM10-2.5) and Percent Emphysema on CT: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Airborne Coarse Particulate Matter (MESA Coarse)

Sara Adar*, University of Michigan, United States, sadar@umich.edu; R. Graham Barr, Columbia University, United States, rgb9@cumc.columbia.edu; Jennifer D’Souza, University of Michigan, United States, changj@umich.edu; Jaime Madrigano, Rutgers University, United States, jm17@sph.rutgers.edu; Lianne Sheppard, University of Washington, United States, sheppard@u.washington.edu; Kai Zhang, University of Texas, United States, kai.zhang@uth.tmc.edu; Eric Hoffman, University of Iowa, United States, eric-hoffman@uiowa.edu; Joel Kaufman, University of Washington, United States, joelk@u.washington.edu; Timothy Larson, University of Washington, United States, tlarson@u.washington.edu;



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