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February 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 2


Book Review: CO2 Rising: The World’s Greatest Environmental Challenge

Kristie L. Ebi

New Books


The Love Canal Story Is Not Finished

Richard Clapp


Carbon Offsets: Growing Pains in a Growing Market

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Phthalates in Prescription Drugs: Some Medications Deliver High Doses

Kellyn S. Betts

Double Trouble: Flu Intensifies Effects of Ozone

Cynthia Washam

Trumped Treatment?: BPA Blocks Effects of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Drugs

Julia R. Barrett


Will Warmer Soil Be as Fertile?

Lance Frazer

Fluorescent Probe Detects Mercury

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

New Insights into Thalidomide

Valerie J. Brown

The Oxidative Punch of Wildfires

Carol Potera


Biochar: Carbon Mitigation from the Ground Up


Rising CO2, Climate Change, and Public Health: Exploring the Links to Plant Biology

Lewis H. Ziska, Paul R. Epstein, and William H. Schlesinger


Environment and Obesity in the National Children’s Study

Leonardo Trasande, Chris Cronk, Maureen Durkin, Marianne Weiss, Dale A. Schoeller, Elizabeth A. Gall, Jeanne B. Hewitt, Aaron L. Carrel, Philip J. Landrigan, and Matthew W. Gillman

Particulate Matter (PM) Research Centers (1999–2005) and the Role of Interdisciplinary Center-Based Research

Elinor W. Fanning, John R. Froines, Mark J. Utell, Morton Lippmann, Gunter Oberdörster, Mark Frampton, John Godleski, and Tim V. Larson


How the Effect of Maternal Age on the Risk of Childhood Leukemia Changed over Time in Sweden, 1960–2004

Milena Maria Maule, Loredana Vizzini, Kamila Czene, Olof Akre, and Lorenzo Richiardi

RDX Induces Aberrant Expression of MicroRNAs in Mouse Brain and Liver

Baohong Zhang, and Xiaoping Pan

Folate Deficiency, Hyperhomocysteinemia, Low Urinary Creatinine, and Hypomethylation of Leukocyte DNA Are Risk Factors for Arsenic-Induced Skin Lesions

J. Richard Pilsner, Xinhua Liu, Habibul Ahsan, Vesna Ilievski, Vesna Slavkovich, Diane Levy, Pam Factor-Litvak, Joseph H. Graziano, and Mary V. Gamble

Endocrine Disruptors in the Workplace, Hair Spray, Folate Supplementation, and Risk of Hypospadias: Case–Control Study

Gillian Ormond, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Paul Nelson, Mireille B. Toledano, Nina Iszatt, Sara Geneletti, and Paul Elliott

Mortality among Former Love Canal Residents

Lenore J. Gensburg, Cristian Pantea, Edward Fitzgerald, Alice Stark, Syni-An Hwang, and Nancy Kim

In-Home Particle Concentrations and Childhood Asthma Morbidity

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

Occupational Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Risk of Breast Cancer

Sharon R. Silver, Elizabeth A. Whelan, James A. Deddens, N. Kyle Steenland, Nancy B. Hopf, Martha A. Waters, Avima M. Ruder, Mary M. Prince, Lee C. Yong, Misty J. Hein, and Elizabeth M. Ward

Bisphenol A at Low Nanomolar Doses Confers Chemoresistance in Estrogen Receptor-α–Positive and –Negative Breast Cancer Cells

Elizabeth W. LaPensee, Traci R. Tuttle, Sejal R. Fox, and Nira Ben-Jonathan

State-of-the-Science Workshop Report: Issues and Approaches in Low-Dose–Response Extrapolation for Environmental Health Risk Assessment

Ronald H. White, Ila Cote, Lauren Zeise, Mary Fox, Francesca Dominici, Thomas A. Burke, Paul D. White, Dale B. Hattis, and Jonathan M. Samet

Metabolism of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) by Human Hepatocytes in Vitro

Heather M. Stapleton, Shannon M. Kelly, Ruoting Pei, Robert J. Letcher, and Claudia Gunsch

Efficacy of Simple Short-Term in Vitro Assays for Predicting the Potential of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles to Cause Pulmonary Inflammation

Senlin Lu, Rodger Duffin, Craig Poland, Paul Daly, Fiona Murphy, Ellen Drost, William MacNee, Vicki Stone, and Ken Donaldson

Modification by Influenza on Health Effects of Air Pollution in Hong Kong

Chit Ming Wong, Lin Yang, Thuan Quoc Thach, Patsy Yuen Kwan Chau, King Pan Chan, G. Neil Thomas, Tai Hing Lam, Tze Wai Wong, Anthony J. Hedley, and J.S. Malik Peiris

Analysis of Endocrine Disruption in Southern California Coastal Fish Using an Aquatic Multispecies Microarray

Michael E. Baker, Barbara Ruggeri, L. James Sprague, Colleen Eckhardt-Ludka, Jennifer Lapira, Ivan Wick, Laura Soverchia, Massimo Ubaldi, Alberta Maria Polzonetti-Magni, Doris Vidal-Dorsch, Steven Bay, Joseph R. Gully, Jesus A. Reyes, Kevin M. Kelley, Daniel Schlenk, Ellen C. Breen, Roman Šášik, and Gary Hardiman

Early Kidney Damage in a Population Exposed to Cadmium and Other Heavy Metals

Laura D. K. Thomas, Susan Hodgson, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, and Lars Jarup

Effect of Arsenic Exposure during Pregnancy on Infant Development at 7 Months in Rural Matlab, Bangladesh

Fahmida Tofail, Marie Vahter, Jena D. Hamadani, Barbro Nermell, Syed N. Huda, Mohammad Yunus, Mahfuzar Rahman, and Sally M. Grantham-McGregor

Medications as a Potential Source of Exposure to Phthalates in the U.S. Population

Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Allen A. Mitchell, Katherine E. Kelley, Antonia M. Calafat, and Russ Hauser

Association between Frequency of Chromosomal Aberrations and Cancer Risk Is Not Influenced by Genetic Polymorphisms in GSTM1 and GSTT1

Anna Maria Rossi, Inger-Lise Hansteen, Camilla Furu Skjelbred, Michela Ballardin, Valentina Maggini, Elena Murgia, Antonio Tomei, Paolo Viarengo, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Roberto Barale, Hannu Norppa, and Stefano Bonassi

Quantitative Approach for Incorporating Methylmercury Risks and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits in Developing Species-Specific Fish Consumption Advice

Gary L. Ginsberg, and Brian F. Toal

Coal Use, Stove Improvement, and Adult Pneumonia Mortality in Xuanwei, China: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Min Shen, Robert S. Chapman, Roel Vermeulen, Linwei Tian, Tongzhang Zheng, Bingshu E. Chen, Eric A. Engels, Xingzhou He, Aaron Blair, and Qing Lan

Cadmium Levels in Urine and Mortality among U.S. Adults

Andy Menke, Paul Muntner, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Elizabeth A. Platz, and Eliseo Guallar

Effects of Particulate Matter on Genomic DNA Methylation Content and iNOS Promoter Methylation

Letizia Tarantini, Matteo Bonzini, Pietro Apostoli, Valeria Pegoraro, Valentina Bollati, Barbara Marinelli, Laura Cantone, Giovanna Rizzo, Lifang Hou, Joel Schwartz, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, and Andrea Baccarelli


World Trade Center Disaster and Asthma Type

Grace Ziem

World Trade Center Disaster and Asthma Type: Thomas et al. Respond

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

Dengue Transmission

Thiruppathi Mariappan

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