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November 2008 | Volume 116 | Issue 11


Book Review: Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research

Jennifer Sass

New Books


Climate Change and Health Research: Time for Teamwork

Sharon H. Hrynkow


Linking TB and the Environment: An Overlooked Mitigation Strategy

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

Oversight Without Obstruction: The Challenge for High-Containment Labs

John Manuel

Science Selection

Dioxin Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease: An Analysis of Association

Valerie J. Brown

Growing Weight of OP Evidence: Parathion Linked to Metabolic Effects in Rats

Cynthia Washam

The Irritation of House Dust: DEHP Heightens Inflammatory Response in Allergy Sufferers

Carol Potera

Backpack on Board: Individual Air Monitoring Predicts Prenatal Exposure to PAHs

Cynthia Washam


EHPnet: Stop TB Partnership

Erin E. Dooley

Air Pollution: Ship Sulfate an Unexpected Heavyweight

Adrian Burton

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Transportation: De-icers Add Sweet to Salt

David Tenenbaum

Agriculture: Green Screen for Poultry Farms

Lance Frazer

Children’s Health: School Siting Poses Particulate Problem

Carol Potera


The Limits of Two-Year Bioassay Exposure Regimens for Identifying Chemical Carcinogens

James Huff, Michael F. Jacobson, and Devra Lee Davis


Climate Change, Tropospheric Ozone and Particulate Matter, and Health Impacts

Kristie L. Ebi, and Glenn McGregor

Dioxins and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality

Olivier Humblet, Linda Birnbaum, Eric Rimm, Murray A. Mittleman, and Russ Hauser


Aflatoxin Exposure and Viral Hepatitis in the Etiology of Liver Cirrhosis in The Gambia, West Africa

Mark H. Kuniholm, Olufunmilayo A. Lesi, Maimuna Mendy, Aliu O. Akano, Omar Sam, Andrew J. Hall, Hilton Whittle, Ebrima Bah, James J. Goedert, Pierre Hainaut, and Gregory D. Kirk

Agriculture Alters Gonadal Form and Function in the Toad Bufo marinus

Krista A. McCoy, Lauriel J. Bortnick, Chelsey M. Campbell, Heather J. Hamlin, Louis J. Guillette, and Colette M. St. Mary

Exposure of Neonatal Rats to Parathion Elicits Sex-Selective Reprogramming of Metabolism and Alters the Response to a High-Fat Diet in Adulthood

T. Leon Lassiter, Ian T. Ryde, Emiko A. MacKillop, Kathleen K. Brown, Edward D. Levin, Frederic J. Seidler, and Theodore A. Slotkin

Cadmium, Lead, and Other Metals in Relation to Semen Quality: Human Evidence for Molybdenum as a Male Reproductive Toxicant

John D. Meeker, Mary G. Rossano, Bridget Protas, Michael P. Diamond, Elizabeth Puscheck, Douglas Daly, Nigel Paneth, and Julia J. Wirth

A Controlled Challenge Study on Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) in House Dust and the Immune Response in Human Nasal Mucosa of Allergic Subjects

Tom Deutschle, Rudolf Reiter, Werner Butte, Birger Heinzow, Tilman Keck, and Herbert Riechelmann

Associations of Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants with the Prevalence of Periodontal Disease and Subpopulations of White Blood Cells

Duk-Hee Lee, David R. Jacobs, and Thomas Kocher

Glutathione S-Transferase Polymorphisms, Passive Smoking, Obesity, and Heart Rate Variability in Nonsmokers

Nicole M. Probst-Hensch, Medea Imboden, Denise Felber Dietrich, Jean-Claude Barthélemy, Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich, Wolfgang Berger, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, and Joel Schwartz

Transcriptome Analysis in Peripheral Blood of Humans Exposed to Environmental Carcinogens: A Promising New Biomarker in Environmental Health Studies

Danitsja M. van Leeuwen, Ralph W.H. Gottschalk, Greet Schoeters, Nicolas A. van Larebeke, Vera Nelen, Willy F. Baeyens, Jos C.S. Kleinjans, and Joost H.M. van Delft

Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Hospitality Venues in Europe

Maria J. Lopez, Manel Nebot, Marco Albertini, Pierre Birkui, Francesc Centrich, Monika Chudzikova, Maria Georgouli, Giuseppe Gorini, Hanns Moshammer, Maurice Mulcahy, Maria Pilali, Eulalia Serrahima, Piotr Tutka, and Esteve Fernandez

Childhood Lymphohematopoietic Cancer Incidence and Hazardous Air Pollutants in Southeast Texas, 1995–2004

Kristina W. Whitworth, Elaine Symanski, and Ann L. Coker

S-Ethyl-N,N-dipropylthiocarbamate Exposure and Cancer Incidence among Male Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study: A Prospective Cohort.

Dana M. van Bemmel, Kala Visvanathan, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Joseph Coble, Jane A. Hoppin, and Michael C.R. Alavanja

Acute Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter on Mortality in Europe and North America: Results from the APHENA Study

Evangelia Samoli, Roger Peng, Tim Ramsay, Marina Pipikou, Giota Touloumi, Francesca Dominici, Rick Burnett, Aaron Cohen, Daniel Krewski, Jon Samet, and Klea Katsouyanni

Global DNA Hypomethylation Is Associated with High Serum-Persistent Organic Pollutants in Greenlandic Inuit

Jennifer A. Rusiecki, Andrea Baccarelli, Valentina Bollati, Letizia Tarantini, Lee E. Moore, and Eva C. Bonefeld-Jorgensen

Meeting Report: Moving Upstream—Evaluating Adverse Upstream End Points for Improved Risk Assessment and Decision-Making

Tracey J. Woodruff, Lauren Zeise, Daniel A. Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Sarah Janssen, Mark Miller, Gregory G. Miller, Jackie M. Schwartz, George Alexeeff, Henry Anderson, Linda Birnbaum, Frederic Bois, Vincent James Cogliano, Kevin Crofton, Susan Y. Euling, Paul M.D. Foster, Dori R. Germolec, Earl Gray, Dale B. Hattis, Amy D. Kyle, Robert W. Luebke, Michael I. Luster, Chris Portier, Deborah C. Rice, Gina Solomon, John Vandenberg, and R. Thomas Zoeller

Influence of Glutathione S-Transferase Polymorphisms on Cognitive Functioning Effects Induced by p,p′-DDT among Preschoolers.

Eva Morales, Jordi Sunyer, Francesc Castro-Giner, Xavier Estivill, Jordi Julvez, Nuria Ribas-Fitó, Maties Torrent, Joan O. Grimalt, and Rafael de Cid

Following the Water: A Controlled Study of Drinking Water Storage in Northern Coastal Ecuador

Karen Levy, Kara L. Nelson, Alan Hubbard, and Joseph N.S. Eisenberg

Prospective Analysis of Traffic Exposure as a Risk Factor for Incident Coronary Heart Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Haidong Kan, Gerardo Heiss, Kathryn M. Rose, Eric A. Whitsel, Fred Lurmann, and Stephanie J. London

Murine Lung Responses to Ambient Particulate Matter: Genomic Analysis and Influence on Airway Hyperresponsiveness

Ting Wang, Liliana Moreno-Vinasco, Yong Huang, Gabriel D. Lang, Jered D. Linares, Sascha N. Goonewardena, Alayna Grabavoy, Jonathan M. Samet, Alison S. Geyh, Patrick N. Breysse, Yves A. Lussier, Viswanathan Natarajan, and Joe G.N. Garcia

Estimating Individual-Level Exposure to Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons throughout the Gestational Period Based on Personal, Indoor, and Outdoor Monitoring

Hyunok Choi, Frederica Perera, Agnieszka Pac, Lu Wang, Elzbieta Flak, Elzbieta Mroz, Ryszard Jacek, Tricia Chai-Onn, Wieslaw Jedrychowski, Elizabeth Masters, David Camann, and John Spengler

Prenatal Exposure to Lead, δ-Aminolevulinic Acid, and Schizophrenia: Further Evidence

Mark G.A. Opler, Stephen L. Buka, Justina Groeger, Ian McKeague, Catherine Wei, Pam Factor-Litvak, Michaeline Bresnahan, Joseph Graziano, Jill M. Goldstein, Larry J. Seidman, Alan S. Brown, and Ezra S. Susser

Meeting Report: Risk Assessment of Tamiflu Use Under Pandemic Conditions

Andrew C. Singer, Bruce M. Howard, Andrew C. Johnson, Chris J. Knowles, Simon Jackman, Cesare Accinelli, Anna Barra Caracciolo, Ian Bernard, Stephen Bird, Tatiana Boucard, Alistair Boxall, Jayne V. Brian, Elise Cartmell, Chris Chubb, John Churchley, Sandra Costigan, Mark Crane, Michael J. Dempsey, Bob Dorrington, Brian Ellor, Jerker Fick, John Holmes, Tom Hutchinson, Franz Karcher, Samuel L. Kelleher, Peter Marsden, Gerald Noone, Miles A. Nunn, John Oxford, Tony Rachwal, Noel Roberts, Mike Roberts, Maria Ludovica Saccà, Matthew Sanders, Jürg Oliver Straub, Adrian Terry, Dean Thomas, Stephen Toovey, Rodney Townsend, Nikolaos Voulvoulis, and Chris Watts


Blood Lead Levels: Rhoads and Brown Respond

Blood Lead Levels in Children

Stephen J. Rothenberg

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