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March 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 3


Book Review: Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Sea

D. Jay Grimes

New Books


Bisphenol A: Where to Now?

John R. Bucher


Outside Looking In: Understanding the Role of Science in Regulation

Tim Lougheed

Spheres of Influence

Building on Success: Assessment Categories for Experimental Noncancer End Points

Bob Weinhold

Science Selection

Synergy for Salmon: Study Spawns Insight into Pesticide Mixtures

Bob Weinhold

From Dust to Blood: Studies Predict Lead Intake in Children

Rebecca Kessler

Protein Baggage: Toxicity of Organotin Tied to Proteasome Interference

M. Nathaniel Mead

Tough Call: Challenges to Assessing Cancer Effects of Mobile Phone Use

M. Nathaniel Mead


California’s 2020 Vision

Graeme Stemp-Morlock

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Phosphate Linked to Lung Cancer in Mice

Developmental Picture Window

Julia R. Barrett

Smoking Bans Yield Long-Term Benefits

Adrian Burton


Why Public Health Agencies Cannot Depend on Good Laboratory Practices as a Criterion for Selecting Data: The Case of Bisphenol A

John Peterson Myers, Frederick S. vom Saal, Benson T. Akingbemi, Koji Arizono, Scott Belcher, Theo Colborn, Ibrahim Chahoud, D. Andrew Crain, Francesca Farabollini, Louis J. Guillette Jr., Terry Hassold, Shuk-mei Ho, Patricia A. Hunt, Taisen Iguchi, Susan Jobling, Jun Kanno, Hans Laufer, Michele Marcus, John A. McLachlan, Angel Nadal, Jörg Oehlmann, Nicolás Olea, Paola Palanza, Stefano Parmigiani, Beverly S. Rubin, Gilbert Schoenfelder, Carlos Sonnenschein, Ana M. Soto, Chris E. Talsness, Julia A. Taylor, Laura N. Vandenberg, John G. Vandenbergh, Sarah Vogel, Cheryl S. Watson, Wade V. Welshons, and R. Thomas Zoeller


Manganese Neurotoxicity: Lessons Learned from Longitudinal Studies in Nonhuman Primates

Neal C. Burton and Tomás R. Guilarte

The Controversy about a Possible Relationship between Mobile Phone Use and Cancer

Michael Kundi


Exposure of U.S. Children to Residential Dust Lead, 1999–2004: II. The Contribution of Lead-Contaminated Dust to Children’s Blood Lead Levels

Sherry L. Dixon, Joanna M. Gaitens, David E. Jacobs, Warren Strauss, Jyothi Nagaraja, Tim Pivetz, Jonathan W. Wilson, and Peter J. Ashley

Diesel Exhaust Particles Activate the Matrix-Metalloproteinase-1 Gene in Human Bronchial Epithelia in a β-Arrestin–Dependent Manner via Activation of RAS

Jinju Li, Andrew J. Ghio, Seung-Hyun Cho, Constance E. Brinckerhoff, Sidney A. Simon, and Wolfgang Liedtke

The Synergistic Toxicity of Pesticide Mixtures: Implications for Risk Assessment and the Conservation of Endangered Pacific Salmon

Cathy A. Laetz, David H. Baldwin, Tracy K. Collier, Vincent Hebert, John D. Stark, and Nathaniel L. Scholz

Profiling Chemicals Based on Chronic Toxicity Results from the U.S. EPA ToxRef Database

Matthew T. Martin, Richard S. Judson, David M. Reif, Robert J. Kavlock, and David J. Dix

Activated Toxicity of Diesel Particulate Extract by Ultraviolet A Radiation in Mammalian Cells: Role of Singlet Oxygen

Lingzhi Bao, An Xu, Liping Tong, Shaopeng Chen, Lingyan Zhu, Ye Zhao, Guoping Zhao, Erkang Jiang, Jun Wang, and Lijun Wu

Lactational Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and Infant Neurodevelopment: An Analysis of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Babies Study

I-Jen Pan, Julie L. Daniels, Barbara D. Goldman, Amy H. Herring, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, and Walter J. Rogan

A Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for the Assessment of Infant Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants in Epidemiologic Studies

Marc-André Verner, Pierre Ayotte, Gina Muckle, Michel Charbonneau, and Sami Haddad

Exposure of U.S. Children to Residential Dust Lead, 1999–2004: I. Housing and Demographic Factors

Joanna M. Gaitens, Sherry L. Dixon, David E. Jacobs, Jyothi Nagaraja, Warren Strauss, Jonathan W. Wilson, and Peter J. Ashley

Public Health Strategies for Western Bangladesh That Address Arsenic, Manganese, Uranium, and Other Toxic Elements in Drinking Water

Seth H. Frisbie, Erika J. Mitchell, Lawrence J. Mastera, Donald M. Maynard, Ahmad Zaki Yusuf, Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq, Richard Ortega, Richard K. Dunn, David S. Westerman, Thomas Bacquart, and Bibudhendra Sarkar

The Proteasome Is a Molecular Target of Environmental Toxic Organotins

Guoqing Shi, Di Chen, Guangshu Zhai, Marina S. Chen, Qiuzhi Cindy Cui, Qunfang Zhou, Bin He, Q. Ping Dou, and Guibin Jiang

The Effects of Fine Particle Components on Respiratory Hospital Admissions in Children

Bart Ostro, Lindsey Roth, Brian Malig, and Melanie Marty

Exposure to Mouse Allergen in U.S. Homes Associated with Asthma Symptoms

Päivi M. Salo, Renee Jaramillo, Richard D. Cohn, Stephanie J. London, and Darryl C. Zeldin

Ultraviolet Photolysis of Chlorpyrifos: Developmental Neurotoxicity Modeled in PC12 Cells

Theodore A. Slotkin, Frederic J. Seidler, Changlong Wu, Emiko A. MacKillop, and Karl G. Linden

Impact of the Spanish Smoking Law on Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Offices and Hospitality Venues: Before-and-After Study

Manel Nebot, Maria J. López, Carles Ariza, Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Marcela Fu, Anna Schiaffino, Gloria Muñoz, Esteve Saltó, and Esteve Fernández, on behalf of the Spanish Smoking Law Evaluation Group

Proximity to Traffic, Inflammation, and Immune Function among Women in the Seattle, Washington, Area

Lori A. Williams, Cornelia M. Ulrich, Timothy Larson, Mark H. Wener, Brent Wood, Peter T. Campbell, John D. Potter, Anne McTiernan, and Anneclaire J. De Roos

Apparent Half-Lives of Dioxins, Furans, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls as a Function of Age, Body Fat, Smoking Status, and Breast-Feeding

Meghan O’Grady Milbrath, Yvan Wenger, Chiung-Wen Chang, Claude Emond, David Garabrant, Brenda W. Gillespie, and Olivier Jolliet

Short-Term Mortality Rates during a Decade of Improved Air Quality in Erfurt, Germany

Susanne Breitner, Matthias Stölzel, Josef Cyrys, Mike Pitz, Gabriele Wölke, Wolfgang Kreyling, Helmut Küchenhoff, Joachim Heinrich, H.-Erich Wichmann, and Annette Peters

Concentrated Ambient Particles Alter Myocardial Blood Flow during Acute Ischemia in Conscious Canines

Carlo R. Bartoli, Gregory A. Wellenius, Brent A. Coull, Ichiro Akiyama, Edgar A. Diaz, Joy Lawrence, Kazunori Okabe, Richard L. Verrier, and John J. Godleski

Variability in Biomarkers of Arsenic Exposure and Metabolism in Adults over Time

Molly L. Kile, Elaine Hoffman, Yu-Mei Hsueh, Sakila Afroz, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin, Louise Ryan, and David C. Christiani

Methylmercury Exposure and Adverse Cardiovascular Effects in Faroese Whaling Men

Anna L. Choi, Pal Weihe, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Poul J. Jørgensen, Jukka T. Salonen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Katsuyuki Murata, Hans Petur Nielsen, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Jórun Askham, and Philippe Grandjean

Mechanisms of Inhaled Fine Particulate Air Pollution–Induced Arterial Blood Pressure Changes

Carlo R. Bartoli, Gregory A. Wellenius, Edgar A. Diaz, Joy Lawrence, Brent A. Coull, Ichiro Akiyama, Lani M. Lee, Kazunori Okabe, Richard L. Verrier, and John J. Godleski

Elevated Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Gene Expression in Blood Cells Associated with Chronic Arsenic Exposure in Inner Mongolia, China

Jinyao Mo, Yajuan Xia, Zhixiong Ning, Timothy J. Wade, and Judy L. Mumford

Developmental Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls Interferes with Experience-Dependent Dendritic Plasticity and Ryanodine Receptor Expression in Weanling Rats

Dongren Yang, Kyung Ho Kim, Andrew Phimister, Adam D. Bachstetter, Thomas R. Ward, Robert W. Stackman, Ronald F. Mervis, Amy B. Wisniewski, Sabra L. Klein, Prasada Rao S. Kodavanti, Kim A. Anderson, Gary Wayman, Isaac N. Pessah, and Pamela J. Lein

Neighborhood Food Environment and Walkability Predict Obesity in New York City

Andrew Rundle, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Lance Freeman, Gina S. Lovasi, Marnie Purciel, James Quinn, Catherine Richards, Neelanjan Sircar, and Christopher Weiss


Don’t Flush the Yuck Factor

John Manuel

RDX and miRNA Expression: Zhang and Pan Respond

Baohong Zhang, Xiaoping Pan

RDX and miRNA Expression in B6C3F1 Mice

Desmond I. Bannon, Mark Johnson, Larry Williams, Valerie Adams, Edward Perkins, Kurt Gust, Ping Gong

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