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October 2008 | Volume 116 | Issue 10


Note from the Editor: New Author Instructions

Book Review: Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children

Ruth A. Etzel

New Books


The “Environment” for Autism Research: Signs of Improvement?

Cindy P. Lawler


Contaminants in Human Milk: Weighing the Risks against the Benefits of Breastfeeding

M. Nathaniel Mead

Spheres of Influence

Wild Child: Guiding the Young Back to Nature

Tim Lougheed

Science Selection

Asthma among WTC Children: Registry Yields First Child Health Report

Cynthia Washam

Sometimes Less Is More: Perinatal Bacterial Exposure May Be More Important than Hepatitis for Liver Tumor Development

David A. Taylor

Developing Story: No Link Observed between Prenatal PFOA/PFOS Exposure and Milestone Achievement

Valerie J. Brown

Clear Shot at Better Outcomes? Closure of Coal-Burning Plants Could Improve Neurodevelopment

Tanya Tillett


Cancer: Strong Signal for Cell Phone Effects

M. Nathaniel Mead

Occupational Health: Lunar Lung Disease

Adrian Burton

EHPnet: Green Halloween

Erin E. Dooley

Respiratory Disease: Stormy Outlook for Asthma

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Pesticides: Carbofuran under Review

David Tenenbaum


Community-Based Participatory Research: A Vehicle to Promote Public Engagement for Environmental Health in China

Robbie Ali, Kenneth Olden, and Shunqing Xu


Lead Exposures in U.S. Children, 2008: Implications for Prevention

Ronnie Levin, Mary Jean Brown, Michael E. Kashtock, David E. Jacobs, Elizabeth A. Whelan, Joanne Rodman, Michael R. Schock, Alma Padilla, and Thomas Sinks


Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Asthma Onset in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study with Individual Exposure Measurement

Michael Jerrett, Ketan Shankardass, Kiros Berhane, W. James Gauderman, Nino Künzli, Edward Avol, Frank Gilliland, Fred Lurmann, Jassy N. Molitor, John T. Molitor, Duncan C. Thomas, John Peters, and Rob McConnell

Differences in Heart Rate Variability Associated with Long-Term Exposure to NO2

Denise Felber Dietrich, Armin Gemperli, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Christian Schindler, L.-J. Sally Liu, Diane R. Gold, Joel Schwartz, Thierry Rochat, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, Marco Pons, Frédéric Roche, Nicole M. Probst Hensch, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Margaret W. Gerbase, Urs Neu, Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich, and the SAPALDIA Team

Marked Liver Tumorigenesis by Helicobacter hepaticus Requires Perinatal Exposure.

Bhalchandra A. Diwan, Marek Sipowicz, Daniel Logsdon, Peter Gorelick, Miriam R. Anver, Kazimierz S. Kasprzak, and Lucy M. Anderson

Birth Delivery Mode Modifies the Associations between Prenatal Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) and Neonatal Thyroid Hormone Levels

Julie B. Herbstman, Andreas Sjödin, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Frank R. Witter, Rolf U. Halden, Donald G. Patterson, Susan R. Panny, Larry L. Needham, and Lynn R. Goldman

Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Children is Associated with Exposure to Organochlorine Compounds

Jordi Sunyer, Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Jordi To-Figueras, Núria Ribas-Fitó, Joan O. Grimalt, and Carmen Herrero

Ozone and Other Air Pollutants and the Risk of Oral Clefts

Bing-Fang Hwang, and Jouni J.K. Jaakkola

Lung Cancer and Vehicle Exhaust in Trucking Industry Workers

Eric Garshick, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart, Bernard Rosner, Mary E. Davis, Ellen A. Eisen, and Thomas J. Smith

Prenatal Exposure to Perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Maternally Reported Developmental Milestones in Infancy

Chunyuan Fei, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Loren Lipworth, and Jørn Olsen

Air Pollution and Odor in Communities Near Industrial Swine Operations

Steve Wing, Rachel Avery Horton, Stephen W. Marshall, Kendall Thu, Mansoureh Tajik, Leah Schinasi, and Susan S. Schiffman

Association between Traffic-Related Black Carbon Exposure and Lung Function among Urban Women

Shakira Franco Suglia, Alexandros Gryparis, Joel Schwartz, and Rosalind J. Wright

Respiratory and Other Health Effects Reported in Children Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster of 11 September 2001

Pauline A. Thomas, Robert Brackbill, Lisa Thalji, Laura DiGrande, Sharon Campolucci, Lorna Thorpe, and Kelly Henning

Impairment of NO-Dependent Relaxation in Intralobar Pulmonary Arteries: Comparison of Urban Particulate Matter and Manufactured Nanoparticles

Arnaud Courtois, Pascal Andujar, Yannick Ladeiro, Isabelle Baudrimont, Estelle Delannoy, Véronique Leblais, Hugues Begueret, Marie Annick Billon Galland, Patrick Brochard, Francelyne Marano, Roger Marthan, and Bernard Muller

A Margin-of-Exposure Approach to Assessment of Noncancer Risks of Dioxins Based on Human Exposure and Response Data

Lesa L. Aylward, Julie E. Goodman, Gail Charnley, and Lorenz R. Rhomberg

Benefits of Reducing Prenatal Exposure to Coal-Burning Pollutants to Children’s Neurodevelopment in China

Frederica Perera, Tin-yu Li, Zhi-jun Zhou, Tao Yuan, Yu-hui Chen, Lirong Qu, Virginia A. Rauh, Yiguan Zhang, and Deliang Tang

Urinary Cadmium and Osteoporosis in U.S. Women ≥50 Years of Age: NHANES 1988–1994 and 1999–2004

Carolyn M. Gallagher, John S. Kovach, and Jaymie R. Meliker

Exposure of Neonatal Rats to Parathion Elicits Sex-Selective Impairment of Acetylcholine Systems in Brain Regions during Adolescence and Adulthood

Theodore A. Slotkin, Bethany E. Bodwell, Ian T. Ryde, Edward D. Levin, and Frederic J. Seidler

Case–Control Study of Blood Lead Levels and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Chinese Children

Hui-Li Wang, Xiang-Tao Chen, Bin Yang, Fang-Li Ma, Shu Wang, Ming-Liang Tang, Ming-Gao Hao, and Di-Yun Ruan

A Longitudinal Study of Indoor Nitrogen Dioxide Levels and Respiratory Symptoms in Inner-City Children with Asthma

Nadia N. Hansel, Patrick N. Breysse, Meredith C. McCormack, Elizabeth C. Matsui, Jean Curtin-Brosnan, D’Ann L. Williams, Jennifer L. Moore, Jennifer L. Cuhran, and Gregory B. Diette

Hydroxylated Metabolites of the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Mixture DE-71 Are Weak Estrogen Receptor-α Ligands

Minerva Mercado-Feliciano, and Robert M. Bigsby

The Effect of Heat Waves on Mental Health in a Temperate Australian City

Alana Hansen, Peng Bi, Monika Nitschke, Philip Ryan, Dino Pisaniello, and Graeme Tucker

Developmental Lead Exposure Induces Tactile Defensiveness in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta).

Colleen F. Moore, Lisa L. Gajewski, Nellie K. Laughlin, Melissa L. Luck, Julie A. Larson, and Mary L. Schneider

Built Environment and Physical Functioning in Hispanic Elders: The Role of “Eyes on the Street”

Scott C. Brown, Craig A. Mason, Tatiana Perrino, Joanna L. Lombard, Frank Martinez, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Arnold R. Spokane, and José Szapocznik

The Relationship between Prenatal PCB Exposure and Intelligence (IQ) in 9-Year-Old Children

Paul W. Stewart, Edward Lonky, Jacqueline Reihman, James Pagano, Brooks B. Gump, and Thomas Darvill

The Influence of Living Near Roadways on Spirometry and Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Elementary Schoolchildren

Robert Dales, Amanda Wheeler, Mamun Mahmud, Anna Maria Frescura, Marc Smith-Doiron, Elizabeth Nethery, and Ling Liu


Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants on Children’s Development: Additional Issues

José G. Dórea

Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants on Children’s Development: Tang and Perera Respond

Deliang Tang and Frederica P. Perera

Reduction in Measurement Error Confounds Cumulative Pollution Exposure

Adrian Barnett

Reduction in Measurement Error: Barraza-Villarreal et al. Respond

Albino Barraza-Villarreal, Consuelo Escamilla-Nuñez, Leticia Hernández-Cadena, Isabelle Romieu, Silvia Ruiz-Velasco, and Jordi Sunyer

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