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July 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 7


Book Reviews: Resilient, Green… and Healthy

Howard Frumkin

The Future of Toxicity Testing for Environmental Contaminants

Melissa G. Kramer, Michael Firestone, Robert Kavlock, Harold Zenick

Editorial Independence for EHP

Linda S. Birnbaum, Hugh A. Tilson


Climate Change Abatement Strategies Which Way is the Wind Blowing?

David C. Holzman

Spheres of Influence

Beyond Mitigation: Planning for Climate Change Adaptation

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Rainy Day Reaction: Human West Nile Viruses Cases Respond to Weather Patterns

Bob Weinhold

Mother Load: Arsenic May Contribute to Gestational Diabetes

Julia R. Barrett

Smoking Gain? Secondhand Smoke Exposure Influences Body Weight, Lipid Profiles in Offspring

Victoria McGovern

A Lucrative Investment: Controlling Lead Paint Yields Big Dividends

Tina Adler


Climate Change and the Arctic Diet

Erika Engelhaupt

Arsenic Spike from Ike

Naomi Lubick

Challenges of Predicting Wildfire Activity

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Double Exposure Heightens Parkinson Disease Risk

Cynthia Washam


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Risk Assessment on Lead in Women’s and Children’s Vitamins Is Based on Outdated Assumptions

Amir Miodovnik, and Philip J. Landrigan


Thyroid-Disrupting Chemicals: Interpreting Upstream Biomarkers of Adverse Outcomes

Mark D. Miller, Kevin M. Crofton, Deborah C. Rice, and R. Thomas Zoeller

Sustainable Control of Water-Related Infectious Diseases: A Review and Proposal for Interdisciplinary Health-Based Systems Research

Stuart Batterman, Joseph Eisenberg, Rebecca Hardin, Margaret E. Kruk, Maria Carmen Lemos, Anna M. Michalak, Bhramar Mukherjee, Elisha Renne, Howard Stein, Cristy Watkins, and Mark L. Wilson


Exposure and Effect Assessment of Aerosolized Red Tide Toxins (Brevetoxins) and Asthma

Lora E. Fleming, Judy A. Bean, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Yung Sung Cheng, Richard Pierce, Jerome Naar, Kate Nierenberg, Lorraine C. Backer, Adam Wanner, Andrew Reich, Yue Zhou, Sharon Watkins, Mike Henry, Julia Zaias, William M. Abraham, Janet Benson, Amy Cassedy, Julie Hollenbeck, Gary Kirkpatrick, Tainya Clarke, Daniel G. Baden

Symptoms and Medication Use in Children with Asthma and Traffic-Related Sources of Fine Particle Pollution

Janneane F. Gent, Petros Koutrakis, Kathleen Belanger, Elizabeth Triche, Theodore R. Holford, Michael B. Bracken, and Brian P. Leaderer

Maternal Exposure to a Brominated Flame Retardant and Genitourinary Conditions in Male Offspring

Chanley M. Small, John J. DeCaro, Metrecia L. Terrell, Celia Dominguez, Lorraine L. Cameron, Julie Wirth, and Michele Marcus

Childhood Lead Poisoning: Conservative Estimates of the Social and Economic Benefits of Lead Hazard Control

Elise Gould

The Adjuvant Effect of Ambient Particulate Matter Is Closely Reflected by the Particulate Oxidant Potential

Ning Li, Meiying Wang, Lori A. Bramble, Debra A. Schmitz, James J. Schauer, Constantinos Sioutas, Jack R. Harkema, and Andre E. Nel

Distinct Contributions of JNK and p38 to Chromium Cytotoxicity and Inhibition of Murine Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation

Liang Chen, Jerald L. Ovesen, Alvaro Puga, and Ying Xia

Toward the Assessment of Scientific and Public Health Impacts of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Extramural Asthma Research Program Using Available Data

Edward Liebow, Jerry Phelps, Bennett Van Houten, Shyanika Rose, Carlyn Orians, Jennifer Cohen, Philip Monroe, and Christina H. Drew

Predictors of PFOA Levels in a Community Surrounding a Chemical Plant

Kyle Steenland, Chuangfang Jin, Jessica MacNeil, Cathy Lally, Alan Ducatman, Veronica Vieira, and Tony Fletcher

Organochlorine Exposure and Incidence of Diabetes in a Cohort of Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumers

Mary Turyk, Henry Anderson, Lynda Knobeloch, Pamela Imm, and Victoria Persky

Genomewide Analysis of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Binding Targets Reveals an Extensive Array of Gene Clusters that Control Morphogenetic and Developmental Programs

Maureen A. Sartor, Michael Schnekenburger, Jennifer L. Marlowe, John F. Reichard, Ying Wang, Yunxia Fan, Ci Ma, Saikumar Karyala, Danielle Halbleib, Xiangdong Liu, Mario Medvedovic, and Alvaro Puga

Low Doses of Bisphenol A Promote Human Seminoma Cell Proliferation by Activating PKA and PKG via a Membrane G-Protein–Coupled Estrogen Receptor

Adil Bouskine, Marielle Nebout, Françoise Brücker-Davis, Mohamed Benahmed, and Patrick Fenichel

Diarylheptanoid Phytoestrogens Isolated from the Medicinal Plant Curcuma comosa: Biologic Actions in Vitro and in Vivo Indicate Estrogen Receptor–Dependent Mechanisms

Wipawee Winuthayanon, Pawinee Piyachaturawat, Apichart Suksamrarn, Mathurose Ponglikitmongkol, Yukitomo Arao, Sylvia C. Hewitt, and Kenneth S. Korach

Maternal Arsenic Exposure and Impaired Glucose Tolerance during Pregnancy

Adrienne S. Ettinger, Ami R. Zota, Chitra J. Amarasiriwardena, Marianne R. Hopkins, Joel Schwartz, Howard Hu, and Robert O. Wright

Chronic Exposure to Arsenic in the Drinking Water Alters the Expression of Immune Response Genes in Mouse Lung

Courtney D. Kozul, Thomas H. Hampton, Jennifer C. Davey, Julie A. Gosse, Athena P. Nomikos, Phillip L. Eisenhauer, Daniel J. Weiss, Jessica E. Thorpe, Michael A. Ihnat, and Joshua W. Hamilton

Exposure to Traffic Pollution and Increased Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jaime E. Hart, Francine Laden, Robin C. Puett, Karen H. Costenbader, and Elizabeth W. Karlson

Developmental Exposure to PCBs, MeHg, or Both: Long-Term Effects on Auditory Function

Brian E. Powers, Emily Poon, Helen J.K. Sable, and Susan L. Schantz

Infectious Disease in a Warming World: How Weather Influenced West Nile Virus in the United States (2001–2005)

Jonathan E. Soverow, Gregory A. Wellenius, David N. Fisman, and Murray A. Mittleman

Human Neurospheres as Three-Dimensional Cellular Systems for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing

Michaela Moors, Thomas Dino Rockel, Josef Abel, Jason E. Cline, Kathrin Gassmann, Timm Schreiber, Janette Schuwald, Nicole Weinmann, and Ellen Fritsche

Endometriosis and Organochlorinated Environmental Pollutants: A Case–Control Study on Italian Women of Reproductive Age

Maria Grazia Porpora, Emanuela Medda, Annalisa Abballe, Simone Bolli, Isabella De Angelis, Alessandro di Domenico, Annamaria Ferro, Anna Maria Ingelido, Antonella Maggi, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, and Elena De Felip

Exposure to Concentrated Coarse Air Pollution Particles Causes Mild Cardiopulmonary Effects in Healthy Young Adults

Donald W. Graff, Wayne E. Cascio, Ana Rappold, Haibo Zhou, Yuh-Chin T. Huang, and Robert B. Devlin

Prenatal Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Induces Diet- and Sex-Dependent Dyslipidemia and Weight Gain in Adult Murine Offspring

Sheung P. Ng, Daniel J. Conklin, Aruni Bhatnagar, Duane D. Bolanowski, Jessica Lyon, and Judith T. Zelikoff


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Blood Lead Levels in Chinese Children

Cancer Risk and GSTM1 and GSTT1 Polymorphisms: Hansteen et al. Respond

Cancer Risk and GSTM1 and GSTT1 Polymorphisms

Modern Environmental Health Hazards in Africa: Additional Comments


Do PCBs Contribute to Childhood Leukemia? with Mary H. Ward

Ernie Hood

Public Health for the 21st Century, with Kenneth Olden

Ernie Hood

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