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September 2008 | Volume 116 | Issue 9


Book Review: Water War in the Klamath Basin: Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics

John Krist

New Books

Paul Kotin, MD


Asia: Changing Times and Changing Problems

Frank E. Speizer, Aaron Cohen and Sumi Mehta


Dengue Reborn: Widespread Resurgence of a Resilient Vector

Melissa Lee Phillips

Spheres of Influence

Unnatural Disaster: Human Factors in the Mississippi Floods

Harvey Black

Science Selection

A Dose of Defense? Omega-3 Supplements Appear Protective against PM Effects

Cynthia Washam

The Cool Factor: Season Modifies Cardiorespiratory Deaths in China

Carol Potera

Disaster Response: Mental Health Effects among WTC Rescue and Recovery Workers

Carol Potera

“Metal Detector” Gene May Influence Lead Absorption: Variants Predict Higher Blood Lead Levels in Children

Charles W. Schmidt


Mercury: Cleanup for Broken CFLs

Graeme Stemp-Morlock

Built Environment: New Default for Asphalt?

Lance Frazer

EHPnet: PAHO Communicable Disease Unit

Erin E. Dooley

Legislation: Solar Tax Credit Loses Energy

Charles W. Schmidt

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Alternative Test Models: Ocular Safety Assays Accepted

Ernie Hood


Gene and Protein Expression following Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields from Mobile Phones

Jacques Vanderstraeten and Luc Verschaeve


Oridonin Confers Protection against Arsenic-Induced Toxicity through Activation of the Nrf2-Mediated Defensive Response

Yu Du, Nicole F. Villeneuve, Xiao-Jun Wang, Zheng Sun, Weimin Chen, Jixue Li, Hongxiang Lou, Pak Kin Wong, and Donna D. Zhang

Risk of Birth Defects in Australian Communities with High Levels of Brominated Disinfection By-products

Kimberley Chisholm, Angus Cook, Carol Bower, and Philip Weinstein

Fluoride Induces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Inhibits Protein Synthesis and Secretion

Ramaswamy Sharma, Masahiro Tsuchiya, and John D. Bartlett

Raw Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Induce Oxidative Stress and Activate MAPKs, AP-1, NF-κB, and Akt in Normal and Malignant Human Mesothelial Cells

Maricica Pacurari, Xuejun J. Yin, Jinshun Zhao, Ming Ding, Steve S. Leonard, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Barbara S. Ducatman, Deborah Sbarra, Mark D. Hoover, Vincent Castranova, and Val Vallyathan

Environmental Public Health Tracking of Childhood Asthma Using California Health Interview Survey, Traffic, and Outdoor Air Pollution Data

Michelle Wilhelm, Ying-Ying Meng, Rudolph P. Rull, Paul English, John Balmes, and Beate Ritz

Bone Mineral Density Changes in Relation to Environmental PCB Exposure

Susan Hodgson, Laura Thomas, Elena Fattore, P. Monica Lind, Tobias Alfven, Lennart Hellström, Helen Håkansson, Grazia Carubelli, Roberto Fanelli, and Lars Jarup

The Pyrethroid Pesticide Esfenvalerate Suppresses the Afternoon Rise of Luteinizing Hormone and Delays Puberty in Female Rats

Michelle D. Pine, Jill K. Hiney, Boyeon Lee, and W. Les Dees

Enduring Mental Health Morbidity and Social Function Impairment in World Trade Center Rescue, Recovery, and Cleanup Workers: The Psychological Dimension of an Environmental Health Disaster

Jeanne Mager Stellman, Rebecca P. Smith, Craig L. Katz, Vansh Sharma, Dennis S. Charney, Robin Herbert, Jacqueline Moline, Benjamin J. Luft, Steven Markowitz, Iris Udasin, Denise Harrison, Sherry Baron, Philip J. Landrigan, Stephen M. Levin, and Steven Southwick

Inhaled Asbestos Exacerbates Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E–Deficient Mice via CD4+ T Cells.

Naomi K. Fukagawa, Muyao Li, Tara Sabo-Attwood, Cynthia R. Timblin, Kelly J. Butnor, Jessica Gagne, Chad Steele, Douglas J. Taatjes, Sally Huber, and Brooke T. Mossman

Identification of the Functional Domain of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Responsible for Polychlorinated Biphenyl–Mediated Suppression of Its Action in Vitro

Wataru Miyazaki, Toshiharu Iwasaki, Akira Takeshita, Chiharu Tohyama, and Noriyuki Koibuchi

Effects of Maternal Exposure to Di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate during Fetal and/or Neonatal Periods on Atopic Dermatitis in Male Offspring

Rie Yanagisawa, Hirohisa Takano, Ken-ichiro Inoue, Eiko Koike, Kaori Sadakane, and Takamichi Ichinose

A Temporal, Multicity Model to Estimate the Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution on Health

Hwashin Hyun Shin, David M. Stieb, Barry Jessiman, Mark S. Goldberg, Orly Brion, Jeff Brook, Tim Ramsay, and Richard T. Burnett

In Vitro Biologic Activities of the Antimicrobials Triclocarban, Its Analogs, and Triclosan in Bioassay Screens: Receptor-Based Bioassay Screens.

Ki Chang Ahn, Bin Zhao, Jiangang Chen, Gennady Cherednichenko, Enio Sanmarti, Michael S. Denison, Bill Lasley, Isaac N. Pessah, Dietmar Kültz, Daniel P.Y. Chang, Shirley J. Gee, and Bruce D. Hammock

Right Heart Pressure Increases after Acute Increases in Ambient Particulate Concentration

David Q. Rich, Ronald S. Freudenberger, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Yong Cho, and Howard M. Kipen

Variants in Iron Metabolism Genes Predict Higher Blood Lead Levels in Young Children

Marianne R. Hopkins, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Joel Schwartz, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, David Bellinger, Howard Hu, and Robert O. Wright

Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA): A Multicity Study of Short-Term Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality

Chit-Ming Wong, Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, Haidong Kan, and Zhengmin Qian

Association between 24-Hour Urinary Cadmium and Pulmonary Function among Community-Exposed Men: The VA Normative Aging Study

Brad J. Lampe, Sung Kyun Park, Thomas Robins, Bhramar Mukherjee, Augusto A. Litonjua, Chitra Amarasiriwardena, Marc Weisskopf, David Sparrow, and Howard Hu

The Effect of Supplementation with Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Markers of Oxidative Stress in Elderly Exposed to PM2.5

Isabelle Romieu, Raquel Garcia-Esteban, Jordi Sunyer, Camilo Rios, Mireya Alcaraz-Zubeldia, Silvia Ruiz Velasco, and Fernando Holguin

Residential Traffic and Children’s Respiratory Health

Janice J. Kim, Karen Huen, Sara Adams, Svetlana Smorodinsky, Abby Hoats, Brian Malig, Michael Lipsett, and Bart Ostro

High Temperatures Enhanced Acute Mortality Effects of Ambient Particle Pollution in the “Oven” City of Wuhan, China

Zhengmin Qian, Qingci He, Hung-Mo Lin, Lingli Kong, Christy M. Bentley, Wenshan Liu, and Dunjin Zhou

The Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) Project: Estimating the Mortality Effects of Particulate Matter in Bangkok, Thailand

Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, Nitaya Vajanapoom, and Bart Ostro

The Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality in Socially Deprived Urban Areas in Hong Kong, China

Chit-Ming Wong, Chun-Quan Ou, King-Pan Chan, Yuen-Kwan Chau, Thuan-Quoc Thach, Lin Yang, Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Graham Neil Thomas, Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris, Tze-Wai Wong, Anthony Johnson Hedley, and Tai-Hing Lam

Season, Sex, Age, and Education as Modifiers of the Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution on Daily Mortality in Shanghai, China: The Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia (PAPA) Study

Haidong Kan, Stephanie J. London, Guohai Chen, Yunhui Zhang, Guixiang Song, Naiqing Zhao, Lili Jiang, and Bingheng Chen


DDT and Breast Cancer Trends

Robert E. Tarone

Beef Production and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Alex Avery and Dennis Avery

Beef Production: Koneswaran and Nierenberg Respond

Gowri Koneswaran and Danielle Nierenberg

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Stress: Effects on Asthma

Jane E. Clougherty and Laura D. Kubzansky

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Stress: Chen and Brauer Respond

Edith Chen and Michael Brauer

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