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October 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 10


New Books

Book Review: Environmental Health and Child Survival: Epidemiology, Economics, Experiences

Leonardo Trasande


Are We Really Addressing the Core of Children’s Environmental Health?

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon


Environmental Factors in Birth Defects: What We Need to Know

Bob Weinhold

Spheres of Influence

Learning Curve: Putting Healthy School Principles into Practice

Tina Adler

Science Selection

Mass Lead Poisoning in Dakar: Battery Recycling Exacts a Heavy Toll

Carol Potera

Variable Vulnerability: Genotype Determines Timing of PON1 Capability to Detoxify Pesticides

Kris S. Freeman

Disinfection By-Products and Congenital Anomalies: Evidence Still Inconclusive

Angela Spivey

PBDEs in Diet: Meat Fat a Leading Source

Naomi Lubick


Sweeteners Persist in Waterways

Rebecca Kessler

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Next Course in Organic Debate

David C. Holzman

Consumer Protection Act Sees Uneven Launch

Richard Dahl

Childhood Leukemia and Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants

Adrian Burton


Malaria Control Insecticide Residues in Breast Milk: The Need to Consider Infant Health Risks

Hindrik Bouwman and Henrik Kylin

What Additional Factors Beyond State-of-the-Art Analytical Methods Are Needed for Optimal Generation and Interpretation of Biomonitoring Data?

Antonia M. Calafat and Larry L. Needham


Using National and Local Extant Data to Characterize Environmental Exposures in the National Children’s Study: Queens County, New York

Paul J. Lioy, Sastry S. Isukapalli, Leonardo Trasande, Lorna Thorpe, Michael Dellarco, Clifford Weisel, Panos G. Georgopoulos, Christopher Yung, Shahnaz Alimokhtari, Margot Brown, and Philip J. Landrigan

Chlorination Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water and Congenital Anomalies: Review and Meta-Analyses

Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, David Martinez, James Grellier, James Bennett, Nicky Best, Nina Iszatt, Martine Vrijheid, and Mireille B. Toledano

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Childhood Leukemia and Parental Occupational Pesticide Exposure

Donald T. Wigle, Michelle C. Turner, Daniel Krewski


Association of Traffic-Related Air Pollution with Children’s Neurobehavioral Functions in Quanzhou, China

Shunqin Wang, Jinliang Zhang, Xiaodong Zeng, Yimin Zeng, Shengchun Wang, and Shuyun Chen

Predictors of Serum Dioxins and PCBs among Peripubertal Russian Boys

Jane S. Burns, Paige L. Williams, Oleg Sergeyev, Susan Korrick, Mary M. Lee, Boris Revich, Larisa Altshul, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Wayman E. Turner, Larry L. Needham, Igor Saharov, and Russ Hauser

Prediagnostic Serum Concentrations of Organochlorine Compounds and Risk of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors

Mark P. Purdue, Lawrence S. Engel, Hilde Langseth, Larry L. Needham, Aage Andersen, Dana B. Barr, Aaron Blair, Nathaniel Rothman, and Katherine A. McGlynn

Diet Contributes Significantly to the Body Burden of PBDEs in the General U.S. Population

Alicia J. Fraser, Thomas F. Webster, and Michael D. McClean

Exposure to Hydroxylated Polychlorinated Biphenyls (OH-PCBs) in the Prenatal Period and Subsequent Neurodevelopment in Eastern Slovakia

Hye-Youn Park, June-Soo Park, Eva Sovcikova, Anton Kocan, Linda Linderholm, Ake Bergman, Tomas Trnovec, and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

Developmental Changes in PON1 Enzyme Activity in Young Children and Effects of PON1 Polymorphisms

Karen Huen, Kim Harley, Jordan Brooks, Alan Hubbard, Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskenazi, and Nina Holland

Do Human Milk Concentrations of Persistent Organic Chemicals Really Decline During Lactation? Chemical Concentrations During Lactation and Milk/Serum Partitioning

Judy S. LaKind, Cheston M. Berlin Jr., Andreas Sjödin, Wayman Turner, Richard Y. Wang, Larry L. Needham, Ian M. Paul, Jennifer L. Stokes, Daniel Q. Naiman, and Donald G. Patterson Jr

Lead Exposure and Behavior among Young Children in Chennai, India

Ananya Roy, David Bellinger, Howard Hu, Joel Schwartz, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Robert O. Wright, Maryse Bouchard, Kavitha Palaniappan, and Kalpana Balakrishnan

Evidence for Dose-Additive Effects of Pyrethroids on Motor Activity in Rats

Marcelo J. Wolansky, Chris Gennings, Michael J. DeVito, and Kevin M. Crofton

Maternal Blood Lead Levels and the Risk of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: The EDEN Cohort Study

Chadi Yazbeck, Olivier Thiebaugeorges, Thierry Moreau, Valérie Goua, Ginette Debotte, Josiane Sahuquillo, Anne Forhan, Bernard Foliguet, Guillaume Magnin, Rémy Slama, Marie-Aline Charles, and Guy Huel

Mass Lead Intoxication from Informal Used Lead-Acid Battery Recycling in Dakar, Senegal

Pascal Haefliger, Monique Mathieu-Nolf, Stephanie Lociciro, Cheikh Ndiaye, Malang Coly, Amadou Diouf, Absa Lam Faye, Aminata Sow, Joanna Tempowski, Jenny Pronczuk, Antonio Pedro Filipe Junior, Roberto Bertollini, and Maria Neira

Urinary Phthalate Metabolites in Relation to Preterm Birth in Mexico City

John D. Meeker, Howard Hu, David E. Cantonwine, Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa, Antonia M. Calafat, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, Rita Loch-Caruso, and Martha María Téllez-Rojo

Exposure to a Complex Cocktail of Environmental Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds Disturbs the Kisspeptin/GPR54 System in Ovine Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

Michelle Bellingham, Paul A. Fowler, Maria R. Amezaga, Stewart M. Rhind, Corinne Cotinot, Beatrice Mandon-Pepin, Richard M. Sharpe, and Neil P. Evans

Molecular Population Genetics of Human CYP3A Locus: Signatures of Positive Selection and Implications for Evolutionary Environmental Medicine

Xiaoping Chen, Haijian Wang, Gangqiao Zhou, Xiumei Zhang, Xiaojia Dong, Lianteng Zhi, Li Jin, and Fuchu He

Cumulative Lead Exposure and Tooth Loss in Men: The Normative Aging Study

Manish Arora, Jennifer Weuve, Marc G. Weisskopf, David Sparrow, Huiling Nie, Raul I. Garcia, and Howard Hu

Perinatal Exposure to Bisphenol A Alters Early Adipogenesis in the Rat

Emmanuel Somm, Valérie M. Schwitzgebel, Audrey Toulotte, Christopher R. Cederroth, Christophe Combescure, Serge Nef, Michel L. Aubert, and Petra S. Hüppi

Model Development and Validation of Personal Exposure to Volatile Organic Compound Concentrations

Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit, Noel J. Aquilina, Claire Meddings, Stephen Baker, and Roy M. Harrison

Postnatal Cadmium Exposure, Neurodevelopment, and Blood Pressure in Children at 2, 5, and 7 Years of Age

Yang Cao, Aimin Chen, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Kim N. Dietrich, Robert L. Jones, Kathleen Caldwell, and Walter J. Rogan

Drinking-Water Herbicide Exposure in Indiana and Prevalence of Small-for-Gestational-Age and Preterm Delivery

Hugo Ochoa-Acuña, Jane Frankenberger, Leighanne Hahn, and Cristina Carbajo


Concerns of CropLife America Regarding the Application and Use of the U.S. EPA’s Toxicity Reference Database

Erik Janus

U.S. EPA’s Toxicity Reference Database: Martin and Dix Respond

Matthew T. Martin, David J. Dix

Nanotechnology-Related Environment, Health, and Safety Research

Giovanni Brandi, Elisabetta Nobili, Stefania Di Girolamo, Gianluca Grazi, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Rita Golfieri, and Guido Biasco


Breastfeeding: An Ancient Paradigm in Today’s World, with Lynn R. Goldman

Ernie Hood

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