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August 2008 | Volume 116 | Issue 8


New Books


EHP’s New Manuscript Submission System

Hugh A. Tilson

Note from the Editor: Additional Changes for Authors


The Global Sweep of Pollution: Satellite Snapshots Capture Long-Distance Movement

Bob Weinhold

Spheres of Influence

Recovering the Good Earth: China’s Growing Organic Market

David A. Taylor

Science Selection

Gastronomical Delight: Micronutrients Protect against Arsenic Lesions

M. Nathaniel Mead

Tracking Down a Cause for Hypospadias: Placental Malfunction May Contribute

Angela Spivey

Getting Straight on What’s Flushed: “Sewage Epidemiology” Measures Community Drug Consumption

Tanya Tillett

Alternative Mechanism for PFOA?: Trout Studies Shed Light on Liver Effects

Ernie Hood


Air Pollution: Floral Scents Going Off the Air?

Carol Potera

Urban Issues: The Sprawl of Food Deserts

M. Nathaniel Mead

EHPnet: EPA–China Environmental Law Initiative

Erin E. Dooley

Nanotechnology: Nano–Food Chain Link Examined

Adrian Burton

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Pesticides: In Search of a Better Mosquito Repellent

Carol Potera


Children Are Likely to Suffer Most from Our Fossil Fuel Addiction

Frederica P. Perera


Integrating Human Health into Environmental Impact Assessment: An Unrealized Opportunity for Environmental Health and Justice

Rajiv Bhatia, and Aaron Wernham

Pentachlorophenol and Cancer Risk: Focusing the Lens on Specific Chlorophenols and Contaminants

Glinda S. Cooper and Samantha Jones


Comparison of Different Methods for Spatial Analysis of Cancer Data in Utah

Wayne Ball, Sam LeFevre, Lars Jarup, and Linda Beale

Diet and Nondiet Predictors of Urinary 3-Phenoxybenzoic Acid in NHANES 1999–2002

Anne M. Riederer, Scott M. Bartell, Dana B. Barr, and P. Barry Ryan

Interactions between Glutathione S- Transferase P1, Tumor Necrosis Factor, and Traffic-Related Air Pollution for Development of Childhood Allergic Disease

Erik Melén, Fredrik Nyberg, Cecilia M. Lindgren, Niklas Berglind, Marco Zucchelli, Emma Nordling, Jenny Hallberg, Magnus Svartengren, Ralf Morgenstern, Juha Kere, Tom Bellander, Magnus Wickman, and Göran Pershagen

Genomic Profiling Reveals an Alternate Mechanism for Hepatic Tumor Promotion by Perfluorooctanoic Acid in Rainbow Trout

Susan C. Tilton, Gayle A. Orner, Abby D. Benninghoff, Hillary M. Carpenter, Jerry D. Hendricks, Cliff B. Pereira, and David E. Williams

Effects of Exposure to 0.06 ppm Ozone on FEV1 in Humans: A Secondary Analysis of Existing Data.

James S. Brown, Thomas F. Bateson, and William F. McDonnell

Maternal and Gestational Risk Factors for Hypospadias

Olof Akre, Heather A. Boyd, Martin Ahlgren, Kerstin Wilbrand, Tine Westergaard, Henrik Hjalgrim, Agneta Nordenskjöld, Anders Ekbom, and Mads Melbye

Design Issues in Small-Area Studies of Environment and Health

Paul Elliott and David A. Savitz

Community- and Individual-Level Socioeconomic Status and Breast Cancer Risk: Multilevel Modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Thomas F. Webster, Kate Hoffman, Janice Weinberg, Verónica Vieira, and Ann Aschengrau

Relation between Cord Blood Mercury Levels and Early Child Development in a World Trade Center Cohort

Sally Ann Lederman, Robert L. Jones, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Virginia Rauh, Stephen E. Sheets, Deliang Tang, Sheila Viswanathan, Mark Becker, Janet L. Stein, Richard Y. Wang, and Frederica P. Perera

Road Proximity Increases Risk of Skeletal Abnormalities in Wood Frogs from National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

Mari K. Reeves, Christine L. Dolph, Heidi Zimmer, Ronald S. Tjeerdema, and Kimberly A. Trust

Prenatal Phenol and Phthalate Exposures and Birth Outcomes

Mary S. Wolff, Stephanie M. Engel, Gertrud S. Berkowitz, Xiaoyun Ye, Manori J. Silva, Chenbo Zhu, James Wetmur, and Antonia M. Calafat

Estimating Community Drug Abuse by Wastewater Analysis

Ettore Zuccato, Chiara Chiabrando, Sara Castiglioni, Renzo Bagnati, and Roberto Fanelli

Computational Toxicology of Chloroform: Reverse Dosimetry Using Bayesian Inference, Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation, and Human Biomonitoring Data

Michael A. Lyons, Raymond S.H. Yang, Arthur N. Mayeno, and Brad Reisfeld

Ambient Ozone Concentrations Cause Increased Hospitalizations for Asthma in Children: An 18-Year Study in Southern California

Kelly Moore, Romain Neugebauer, Fred Lurmann, Jane Hall, Vic Brajer, Sianna Alcorn, and Ira Tager

Adverse Cardiovascular Effects with Acute Particulate Matter and Ozone Exposures: Interstrain Variation in Mice

Ali K. Hamade, Richard Rabold, and Clarke G. Tankersley

Protective Effects of B Vitamins and Antioxidants on the Risk of Arsenic-Related Skin Lesions in Bangladesh

Lydia B. Zablotska, Yu Chen, Joseph H. Graziano, Faruque Parvez, Alexander van Geen, Geoffrey R. Howe, and Habibul Ahsan

Use of Space–Time Models to Investigate the Stability of Patterns of Disease

Juan Jose Abellan, Sylvia Richardson, and Nicky Best

Methodologic Issues and Approaches to Spatial Epidemiology

Linda Beale, Juan Jose Abellan, Susan Hodgson, and Lars Jarup


Defective Spermatogenesis in Cryptorchid Testes: Cause or Effect?

Hari Prasad

Defective Spermatogenesis: Martin et al. Respond

Olwenn V. Martin, Tassos Shialis, Alan R. Boobis, Nikolaos Voulvoulis, John N. Lester and Mark D. Scrimshaw

Error and Bias in Geocoding School and Students’ Home Addresses

Eric A. Whitsel

Geocoding School and Student’s Home Addresses: Zandbergen Responds

Paul A. Zandbergen

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