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August 2009 | Volume 117 | Issue 8


Book Review: Water, Place, and Equity

New Books


Kathryn R. Mahaffey: 1943–2009

Building Exposure Biology Centers to Put the E into “G × E” Interaction Studies

Making the Needed Linkages and Economic Case for Continued Lead-Paint Abatement


TOX 21: New Dimensions of Toxicity Testing

Spheres of Influence

Reaching Accord on the Ethical Conduct of Child Observational Research

Science Selection

The Vulnerability of the Older Child: A New Approach to Identifying Ages When Children Are Most Susceptible to Lead Effects

Chemicals Policy Gap: Toward Stronger Regulation in the United States

A Framework to Monitor Toxics: Measuring the Health Impact of Chemical Bans

Southern Discomfort?: PON1 Variation May Help Explain Regional CVD Risk


Toward DDT-Free Malaria Control

Ocean Currents Key to Methylmercury in North Pacific

The Beat

Agreement Could Speed Reductions in Animal Use

TVA Spill’s Chemical Legacy


Environmental Health Research and the Observer’s Dilemma

David B. Resnik

Ethical Issues in Measuring Biomarkers in Children’s Environmental Health

Peter D. Sly, Brenda Eskenazi, Jenny Pronczuk, Radim Šrám, Fernando Diaz-Barriga, Diego Gonzalez Machin, David O. Carpenter, Simona Surdu, and Eric M. Meslin

Exposure as Part of a Systems Approach for Assessing Risk

Linda S. Sheldon, and Elaine A. Cohen Hubal


Toward a New U.S. Chemicals Policy: Rebuilding the Foundation to Advance New Science, Green Chemistry, and Environmental Health

Michael P. Wilson, and Megan R. Schwarzman

A Personal Perspective on the Initial Federal Health-Based Regulation to Remove Lead from Gasoline

Kenneth Bridbord, and David Hanson


A Novel Two-Step Hierarchical Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationship Modeling Work Flow for Predicting Acute Toxicity of Chemicals in Rodents

Hao Zhu, Lin Ye, Ann Richard, Alexander Golbraikh, Fred A. Wright, Ivan Rusyn, and Alexander Tropsha

Cancer Incidence among Former Love Canal Residents

Lenore J. Gensburg, Cristian Pantea, Christine Kielb, Edward Fitzgerald, Alice Stark, and Nancy Kim

Maternal Personal Exposure to Airborne Benzene and Intrauterine Growth

Rémy Slama, Olivier Thiebaugeorges, Valérie Goua, Lucette Aussel, Paolo Sacco, Aline Bohet, Anne Forhan, Béatrice Ducot, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Joachim Heinrich, Guillaume Magnin, Michel Schweitzer, Monique Kaminski, Marie-Aline Charles, and EDEN Mother–Child Cohort Study Group

A Reconsideration of Acute Beryllium Disease

Kristin J. Cummings, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, M. Abbas Virji, and Kathleen Kreiss

Age of Greatest Susceptibility to Childhood Lead Exposure: A New Statistical Approach

Richard W. Hornung, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Kim N. Dietrich

Chronic Residential Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Systemic Inflammatory Markers

Barbara Hoffmann, Susanne Moebus, Nico Dragano, Andreas Stang, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Axel Schmermund, Michael Memmesheimer, Martina Bröcker-Preuss, Klaus Mann, Raimund Erbel, and Karl-Heinz Jöckel

Population Toxicokinetic Modeling of Cadmium for Health Risk Assessment

Billy Amzal, Bettina Julin, Marie Vahter, Alicja Wolk, Gunnar Johanson, and Agneta Åkesson

Autonomic Effects of Controlled Fine Particulate Exposure in Young Healthy Adults: Effect Modification by Ozone

Asghar A. Fakhri, Ljubomir M. Ilic, Gregory A. Wellenius, Bruce Urch, Frances Silverman, Diane R. Gold, and Murray A. Mittleman

Air Pollution Exposures and Circulating Biomarkers of Effect in a Susceptible Population: Clues to Potential Causal Component mixtures and mechanisms

Ralph J. Delfino, Norbert Staimer, Thomas Tjoa, Daniel L. Gillen, Andrea Polidori, Mohammad Arhami, Micheal T. Kleinman, Nosratola D. Vaziri, John Longhurst, and Constantinos Sioutas

A Multi-Individual Pharmacokinetic Model Framework for Interpreting Time Trends of Persistent Chemicals in Human Populations: Application to a Postban Situation

Roland Ritter, Martin Scheringer, Matthew MacLeod, Urs Schenker, and Konrad Hungerbühler

Chronic Dietary Exposure to a Low-Dose Mixture of Genistein and Vinclozolin Modifies the Reproductive Axis, Testis Transcriptome, and Fertility

Florence Eustache, Françoise Mondon, Marie Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Corinne Lesaffre, Yvonne Fulla, Raymond Berges, Jean Pierre Cravedi, Daniel Vaiman, and Jacques Auger

Nuclear Hormone Receptor Activity of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Their Hydroxylated and Methoxylated Metabolites in Transactivation Assays Using Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

Hiroyuki Kojima, Shinji Takeuchi, Naoto Uramaru, Kazumi Sugihara, Takahiko Yoshida, and Shigeyuki Kitamura

Effectiveness of an Integrated Pest Management Intervention in Controlling Cockroaches, Mice, and Allergens in New York City Public Housing

Daniel Kass, Wendy McKelvey, Elizabeth Carlton, Marta Hernandez, Ginger Chew, Sean Nagle, Robin Garfinkel, Brian Clarke, Julius Tiven, Christian Espino, and David Evans

Serum Concentrations of Selected Persistent Organic Pollutants in a Sample of Pregnant Females and Changes in Their Concentrations during Gestation

Richard Y. Wang, Ram B. Jain, Amy F. Wolkin, Carol H. Rubin, and Larry L. Needham

Racial Differences in Paraoxonase-1 (PON1): A Factor in the Health of Southerners?

Kimberly A. Davis, J. Allen Crow, Howard W. Chambers, Edward C. Meek, and Janice E. Chambers

The Costs of Respiratory Illnesses Arising from Florida Gulf Coast Karenia brevis Blooms

Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Lara Y. Polansky, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Gary Kirkpatrick, Lora E. Fleming, Andrew Reich, Sharon M. Watkins, Steven G. Ullmann, and Lorraine C. Backer

Association between GIS-Based Exposure to Urban Air Pollution during Pregnancy and Birth Weight in the INMA Sabadell Cohort

Inmaculada Aguilera, Mònica Guxens, Raquel Garcia-Esteban, Teresa Corbella, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Carles M. Foradada, and Jordi Sunyer


Linking Environmental Particulate Matter with Genetic Alterations

Environmental Particulate Matter and Genetic Alterations: Tarantini et al. Respond

Bisphenol, npcRNAs and Utero-Ovarian Feed-Back Control of Breast Cancer Chemosensitivity


Arsenic and Immune Response to Influenza: Implications for Human Health, with Josh Hamilton

Ernie Hood

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