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November-December 2013 | Volume 121 | Issue 11-12


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Urban Gardening: Managing the Risks of Contaminated Soil

Rebecca Kessler | A326

The urban decay of the middle and late twentieth century has given way to a gardening revival in cities around the globe. But urban soils are often heavily contaminated with metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and other contaminants, prompting questions about the health consequences of urban gardening—and some new solutions.

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Fish cooking over a fireSpheres of Influence

Meeting the Needs of the People: Fish Consumption Rates in the Pacific Northwest

Wendee Nicole | A334

Many Native Americans consume much more fish and shellfish than average, exposing them to high levels of toxic chemicals that bioaccumulate in aquatic life. Pressure from tribal governments led by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation culminated in Oregon enacting the nation’s most protective state water quality standards in 2011, something tribes in the region—and the U.S. EPA—would like to see repeated throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Science Selections

PFOA and Cancer in a Highly Exposed Community: New Findings from the C8 Science Panel

Wendee Nicole | A340

Also see Barry et al., p. 1313

Small Changes, Big Impact: Exposure to Air Pollution and Reduced Lung Function in Children

Julia R. Barrett | A341

Also see Gehring et al., p. 1357

Before the Tremor: Premotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Lindsey Konkel | A342

Also see Chen et al., p. 1245

Toxicity Testing from the Bottom Up: Proposed Protocol for Screening Pollutants Linked to Insulin Resistance

Carol Potera | A343

Also see Hectors et al., p. 1273


Research on the Premotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical and Etiological Implications

Honglei Chen, Edward A. Burton, G. Webster Ross, Xuemei Huang, Rodolfo Savica, Robert D. Abbott, Alberto Ascherio, John N. Caviness, Xiang Gao, Kimberly A. Gray, Jau‑Shyong Hong, Freya Kamel, Danna Jennings, Annette Kirshner, Cindy Lawler, Rui Liu, Gary W. Miller, Robert Nussbaum, Shyamal D. Peddada, Amy Comstock Rick, Beate Ritz, Andrew D. Siderowf, Caroline M. Tanner, Alexander I. Tröster, and Jing Zhang | 1245

Also see Science Selections, p. A342

Scientific Considerations for Evaluating Cancer Bioassays Conducted by the Ramazzini Institute

Jeffrey S. Gift, Jane C. Caldwell, Jennifer Jinot, Marina V. Evans, Ila Cote, and John J. Vandenberg | 1253

Climate and Dengue Transmission: Evidence and Implications

Cory W. Morin, Andrew C. Comrie, and Kacey Ernst | 1264

Insulin Resistance and Environmental Pollutants: Experimental Evidence and Future Perspectives

Tine L.M. Hectors, Caroline Vanparys, Luc F. Van Gaal, Philippe G. Jorens, Adrian Covaci, and Ronny Blust | 1273

Also see Science Selections, p. A343

Toward Advancing Nano-Object Count Metrology: A Best Practice Framework

Scott C. Brown, Volodymyr Boyko, Greg Meyers, Matthias Voetz, and Wendel Wohlleben | 1282


Persistent Organic Pollutants in Norwegian Men from 1979 to 2007: Intraindividual Changes, Age–Period–Cohort Effects, and Model Predictions

Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Knut Breivik, Ole‑Martin Fuskevåg, Evert Nieboer, Jon Øyvind Odland, and Torkjel Manning Sandanger | 1292

Urinary Paraben Concentrations and Ovarian Aging among Women from a Fertility Center

Kristen W. Smith, Irene Souter, Irene Dimitriadis, Shelley Ehrlich, Paige L. Williams, Antonia M. Calafat, and Russ Hauser | 1299

A Dose–Response Study of Arsenic Exposure and Global Methylation of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell DNA in Bangladeshi Adults

Megan M. Niedzwiecki, Megan N. Hall, Xinhua Liu, Julie Oka, Kristin N. Harper, Vesna Slavkovich, Vesna Ilievski, Diane Levy, Alexander van Geen, Jacob L. Mey, Shafiul Alam, Abu B. Siddique, Faruque Parvez, Joseph H. Graziano, and Mary V. Gamble | 1306

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Exposures and Incident Cancers among Adults Living Near a Chemical Plant

Vaughn Barry, Andrea Winquist, and Kyle Steenland | 1313

Also see Science Selections, p. A340

Organochlorine Pesticides and Risk of Endometriosis: Findings from a Population-Based Case–Control Study

Kristen Upson, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Mary Lou Thompson, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Delia Scholes, Dana Boyd Barr, and Victoria L. Holt | 1319

Air Pollution and Individual and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Anjum Hajat, Ana V. Diez‑Roux, Sara D. Adar, Amy H. Auchincloss, Gina S. Lovasi, Marie S. O’Neill, Lianne Sheppard, and Joel D. Kaufman | 1325

Disruption of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Homeostatic Levels during Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Alters Expression of Homeobox Transcription Factors that Control Cardiomyogenesis

Qin Wang, Jing Chen, Chia‑I Ko, Yunxia Fan, Vinicius Carreira, Yinglei Chen, Ying Xia, Mario Medvedovic, and Alvaro Puga | 1334

Photochemically Altered Air Pollution Mixtures and Contractile Parameters in Isolated Murine Hearts before and after Ischemia

Rachel McIntosh‑Kastrinsky, David Diaz‑Sanchez, Kenneth G. Sexton, Corey M. Jania, Jose Zavala, Stephen L. Tilley, Ilona Jaspers, M. Ian Gilmour, Robert B. Devlin, Wayne E. Cascio, and Haiyan Tong | 1344

Population-Based Biomonitoring of Exposure to Organophosphate and Pyrethroid Pesticides in New York City

Wendy McKelvey, J. Bryan Jacobson, Daniel Kass, Dana Boyd Barr, Mark Davis, Antonia M. Calafat, and Kenneth M. Aldous | 1349

Children’s Health

Air Pollution Exposure and Lung Function in Children: The ESCAPE Project

Ulrike Gehring, Olena Gruzieva, Raymond M. Agius, Rob Beelen, Adnan Custovic, Josef Cyrys, Marloes Eeftens, Claudia Flexeder, Elaine Fuertes, Joachim Heinrich, Barbara Hoffmann, Johan C. de Jongste, Marjan Kerkhof, Claudia Klümper, Michal Korek, Anna Mölter, Erica S. Schultz, Angela Simpson, Dorothea Sugiri, Magnus Svartengren, Andrea von Berg, Alet H. Wijga, Göran Pershagen, and Bert Brunekreef | 1357

Also see Science Selections, p. A341

Ambient Air Pollution and Preeclampsia: A Spatiotemporal Analysis

Payam Dadvand, Francesc Figueras, Xavier Basagaña, Rob Beelen, David Martinez, Marta Cirach, Anna Schembari, Gerard Hoek, Bert Brunekreef, and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen | 1365

Predictors of Serum Chlorinated Pesticide Concentrations among Prepubertal Russian Boys

Thuy Lam, Paige L. Williams, Jane S. Burns, Oleg Sergeyev, Susan A. Korrick, Mary M. Lee, Linda S. Birnbaum, Boris Revich, Larisa M. Altshul, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Wayman E. Turner, and Russ Hauser | 1372

Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate and Pyrethroid Pesticides and Behavioral Problems in Canadian Children

Youssef Oulhote and Maryse F. Bouchard | 1378

Childhood Cancer and Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Life

Julia E. Heck, Jun Wu, Christina Lombardi, Jiaheng Qiu, Travis J. Meyers, Michelle Wilhelm, Myles Cockburn, and Beate Ritz | 1385



Reporting of Results from Animal Studies

Hugh A. Tilson and Jane C. Schroeder | A320

EHP Paper of the Year, 2013

Hugh A. Tilson | A322


Exposure Conditions and Pharmacokinetic Principles: Interpreting Bisphenol A Absorption in the Canine Oral Cavity

Justin G. Teeguarden, Jeffrey W. Fisher, and Daniel R. Doerge | A323

Interpreting Bisphenol A Absorption in the Canine Oral Cavity: Gayrard et al. Respond

Véronique Gayrard, Marlène Z. Lacroix, Séverine H. Collet, Catherine Viguié, Alain Bousquet-Melou, Pierre-Louis Toutain, and Nicole Picard-Hagen | A323

In Support of EHP’s Proposal to Adopt the ARRIVE Guidelines

Hanna M. Vesterinen, Paula I. Johnson, Erica Koustas, Juleen Lam, Patrice Sutton, and Tracey J. Woodruff | A324

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