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June 2014 | Volume 122 | Issue 6


June 2014 coverFocus

Take Care in the Kitchen: Avoiding Cooking-Related Pollutants

Nate Seltenrich | A154

The process of cooking food and even simply operating stoves—particularly gas appliances—can emit several potentially hazardous chemicals and compounds. Investigators suggest a few simple techniques to reduce exposure while they look for better ways to control emissions.


Collage illustrating decreased antibiotic use in Danish livestockSpheres of Influence

Reduced Antibiotic Use in Livestock: How Denmark Tackled Resistance

Sharon Levy | A160

In Denmark, the drive to preserve antibiotics for human use revolutionized livestock management during the 1990s and 2000s. Today the country is enjoying a thriving livestock industry and a decrease in antibiotic-resistant microbes in animals and meat.

Image: © Roy Scott


Science Selections

Data for Disaster Planning: Risk Factors for Internal Radiation Exposures after Fukushima

Lindsey Konkel | A166

Also see Sugimoto et al., p. 587

Under the Weather with Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Climate Variables Associated with Increases in Suspected Cases

Julia R. Barrett | A167

Also see Gingold et al., p. 580

Ticking Time Bomb? Climate Change and Ixodes scapularis

Sharon Levy | A168

Also see Ogden et al., p. 631

The HELIX Project: Tracking the Exposome in Real Time

Carol Potera | A169

Also see Vrijheid et al., p. 535


The Human Early-Life Exposome (HELIX): Project Rationale and Design

Martine Vrijheid, Rémy Slama, Oliver Robinson, Leda Chatzi, Muireann Coen, Peter van den Hazel, Cathrine Thomsen, John Wright, Toby J. Athersuch, Narcis Avellana, Xavier Basagaña, Celine Brochot, Luca Bucchini, Mariona Bustamante, Angel Carracedo, Maribel Casas, Xavier Estivill, Lesley Fairley, Diana van Gent, Juan R. Gonzalez, Berit Granum, Regina Gražulevičienė, Kristine B. Gutzkow, Jordi Julvez, Hector C. Keun, Manolis Kogevinas, Rosemary R.C. McEachan, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Eduard Sabidó, Per E. Schwarze, Valérie Siroux, Jordi Sunyer, Elizabeth J. Want, Florence Zeman, and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen | 535

Also see Science Selections, p. A169


Predictors of Plasma DDT and DDE Concentrations among Women Exposed to Indoor Residual Spraying for Malaria Control in the South African Study of Women and Babies (SOWB)

Kristina W. Whitworth, Riana M.S. Bornman, Janet I. Archer, Mwenda O. Kudumu, Gregory S. Travlos, Ralph E. Wilson, and Matthew P. Longnecker | 545

Ambient Air Pollution and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: Results from the MOBILIZE Boston Study

Yi Wang, Melissa N. Eliot, Petros Koutrakis, Alexandros Gryparis, Joel D. Schwartz, Brent A. Coull, Murray A. Mittleman, William P. Milberg, Lewis A. Lipsitz, and Gregory A. Wellenius | 553

Effects of Arsenic on Osteoblast Differentiation in Vitro and on Bone Mineral Density and Microstructure in Rats

Cheng-Tien Wu, Tung-Ying Lu, Ding-Cheng Chan, Keh-Sung Tsai, Rong-Sen Yang, and Shing-Hwa Liu | 559

Epigenetic Influences on Associations between Air Pollutants and Lung Function in Elderly Men: The Normative Aging Study

Johanna Lepeule, Marie-Abele Catherine Bind, Andrea A. Baccarelli, Petros Koutrakis, Letizia Tarantini, Augusto Litonjua, David Sparrow, Pantel Vokonas, and Joel D. Schwartz | 566

Survey of County-Level Heat Preparedness and Response to the 2011 Summer Heat in 30 U.S. States

Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Brenda Ekwurzel, Mia Baer-Schultz, Kristie L. Ebi, Marie S. O’Neill, and G. Brooke Anderson | 573

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning and Climate Change: Analysis of National Poison Center Data in the United States, 2001–2011

Daniel B. Gingold, Matthew J. Strickland, and Jeremy J. Hess | 580

Also see Science Selections, p. A167

Assessment of the Risk of Medium-Term Internal Contamination in Minamisoma City, Fukushima, Japan, after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident

Amina Sugimoto, Stuart Gilmour, Masaharu Tsubokura, Shuhei Nomura, Masahiro Kami, Tomoyoshi Oikawa, Yukio Kanazawa, and Kenji Shibuya | 587

Also see Science Selections, p. A166

Dietary Cadmium Exposure and Risk of Breast, Endometrial, and Ovarian Cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative

Scott V. Adams, Sabah M. Quraishi, Martin M. Shafer, Michael N. Passarelli, Emily P. Freney, Rowan T. Chlebowski, Juhua Luo, Jaymie R. Meliker, Lina Mu, Marian L. Neuhouser, and Polly A. Newcomb | 594

Cellular Mechanism of the Nonmonotonic Dose Response of Bisphenol A in Rat Cardiac Myocytes

Qian Liang, Xiaoqian Gao, Yamei Chen, Kui Hong, and Hong-Sheng Wang | 601

Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter: Association with Nonaccidental and Cardiovascular Mortality in the Agricultural Health Study Cohort

Scott Weichenthal, Paul J. Villeneuve, Richard T. Burnett, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Rena R. Jones, Curt T. DellaValle, Dale P. Sandler, Mary H. Ward, and Jane A. Hoppin | 609

Association of Urinary Concentrations of Bisphenol A and Phthalate Metabolites with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Investigation in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and NHSII Cohorts

Qi Sun, Marilyn C. Cornelis, Mary K. Townsend, Deirdre K. Tobias, A. Heather Eliassen, Adrian A. Franke, Russ Hauser, and Frank B. Hu | 616

Hemodynamic, Autonomic, and Vascular Effects of Exposure to Coarse Particulate Matter Air Pollution from a Rural Location

Robert D. Brook, Robert L. Bard, Masako Morishita, J. Timothy Dvonch, Lu Wang, Hui-yu Yang, Catherine Spino, Bhramar Mukherjee, Mariana J. Kaplan, Srilakshmi Yalavarthi, Elif A. Oral, Nevin Ajluni, Qinghua Sun, Jeffrey R. Brook, Jack Harkema, and Sanjay Rajagopalan | 624

Estimated Effects of Projected Climate Change on the Basic Reproductive Number of the Lyme Disease Vector Ixodes scapularis

Nicholas H. Ogden, Milka Radojević, Xiaotian Wu, Venkata R. Duvvuri, Patrick A. Leighton, and Jianhong Wu | 631

Also see Science Selections, p. A168

Children’s Health

Outdoor Formaldehyde and NO2 Exposures and Markers of Genotoxicity in Children Living Near Chipboard Industries

Alessandro Marcon, Maria Enrica Fracasso, Pierpaolo Marchetti, Denise Doria, Paolo Girardi, Linda Guarda, Giancarlo Pesce, Vanda Pironi, Paolo Ricci, and Roberto de Marco | 639



Climate Change and Public Health in North Carolina: A Unique State Offers a Unique Perspective

Leah Devlin, Mikey Goralnik, William G. Ross Jr., and Kimberly Thigpen Tart | A146


Erratum: “Breaking the Mold: New Strategies for Fighting Aflatoxins”


Erratum: “Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater: Managing a Toxic Blend”


Erratum: “DNA Methylation in Oocytes and Liver of Female Mice and Their Offspring: Effects of High-Fat-Diet–Induced Obesity”


Erratum: “Outdoor Air Pollution, Preterm Birth, and Low Birth Weight: Analysis of the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health”


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


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