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March 2010 | Volume 118 | Issue 3


Book Review: Outbreak Investigations Around the World: Case Studies in Infectious Disease Field Epidemiology

Mark L. Wilson


TSCA Reform Under Way in Congress

Linda S. Birnbaum


Synthetic Biology: Environmental Health Implications of a New Field

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

Better Burning, Better Breathing: Improving Health with Cleaner Cook Stoves

Tina Adler

Science Selection

Formaldehyde Exposure among Children: A Potential Building Block of Asthma

Tanya Tillett

Particulate Soup: Identifying the Most Toxic Constituents of PM2.5

Rebecca Clay Haynes

Endocrine Damper? Flame Retardants Linked to Male Hormone, Sperm Count Changes

Kellyn S. Betts

From One Womb to Another: Early Estrogenic Exposures and Later Fibroid Risk

M. Nathaniel Mead


New MPH Program a First for India

Adrian Burton

EPA’s Ground-Level Ozone Standard Redux

Bob Weinhold

Exploring a Potential Link between BPA and Heart Disease

Naomi Lubick

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Americas’ Dengue Escalation Is Real—and Shifting

Bob Weinhold


Lung Cancer Risk in Painters: A Meta-Analysis

Neela Guha, Franco Merletti, Nelson Kyle Steenland, Andrea Altieri, Vincent Cogliano and Kurt Straif

Formaldehyde Exposure and Asthma in Children: A Systematic Review

Gerald McGwin Jr., Jeffrey Lienert and John I. Kennedy Jr.


House Dust Concentrations of Organophosphate Flame Retardants in Relation to Hormone Levels and Semen Quality Parameters

John D. Meeker and Heather M. Stapleton

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) in Composite U.S. Food Samples

Arnold Schecter, Darrah Haffner, Justin Colacino, Keyur Patel, Olaf Päpke, Matthias Opel and Linda Birnbaum

Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticle Toxicity in Skin in Vivo and Keratinocytes in Vitro

Meghan E. Samberg, Steven J. Oldenburg and Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere

Association of Intrauterine and Early-Life Exposures with Diagnosis 
of Uterine Leiomyomata by 35 Years of Age in the Sister Study

Aimee A. D’Aloisio, Donna D. Baird, Lisa A. DeRoo and Dale P. Sandler

Issues in Using Human Variability Distributions to Estimate Low-Dose Risk

Kenny S. Crump, Weihsueh A. Chiu and Ravi P. Subramaniam

Reduction in Heart Rate Variability with Traffic and Air Pollution in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Antonella Zanobetti, Diane R. Gold, Peter H. Stone, Helen H. Suh, Joel Schwartz, Brent A. Coull and Frank E. Speizer

Association of Low-Dose Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants with Global DNA Hypomethylation in Healthy Koreans

Keon-Yeop Kim, Dong-Sun Kim, Sung-Kook Lee, In-Kyu Lee, Jung-Ho Kang, Yoon-Seok Chang, David R. Jacobs Jr., Michael Steffes and Duk-Hee Lee

Peroxisome ProliferatorActivated Receptor-γ Mediates Bisphenol A Inhibition of FSH-Stimulated IGF-1, Aromatase, and Estradiol in Human Granulosa Cells

Jakub Kwintkiewicz, Yoshihiro Nishi, Toshihiko Yanase and Linda C. Giudice

Long-Term Exposure to Constituents of Fine Particulate Air Pollution 
and Mortality: Results from the California Teachers Study

Bart Ostro, Michael Lipsett, Peggy Reynolds, Debbie Goldberg, Andrew Hertz, Cynthia Garcia, Katherine D. Henderson and Leslie Bernstein

Barrier Capacity of Human Placenta for Nanosized Materials

Peter Wick, Antoine Malek, Pius Manser, Danielle Meili, Xenia Maeder-Althaus, Liliane Diener, Pierre-Andre Diener, Andreas Zisch, Harald F. Krug and Ursula von Mandach

Human Pathogens Abundant in the Bacterial Metagenome of Cigarettes

Amy R. Sapkota, Sibel Berger and Timothy M. Vogel

Probabilistic Modeling of Dietary Arsenic Exposure and Dose and Evaluation with 2003—2004 NHANES Data

Jianping Xue, Valerie Zartarian, Sheng-Wei Wang, Shi V. Liu and Panos Georgopoulos

Interaction between GSTM1/GSTT1 Polymorphism and Blood Mercury on Birth Weight

Bo-Eun Lee, Yun-Chul Hong, Hyesook Park, Mina Ha, Bon Sang Koo, Namsoo Chang, Young-Man Roh, Boong-Nyun Kim, Young-Ju Kim, Byung-Mi Kim, Seong-Joon Jo and Eun-Hee Ha

Microwaves from Mobile Phones Inhibit 53BP1 Focus Formation in Human Stem Cells More Strongly Than in Differentiated Cells: Possible Mechanistic Link to Cancer Risk

Eva Markovà, Lars O.G. Malmgren and Igor Y. Belyaev

Relationship between Tap Water Hardness, Magnesium, and Calcium Concentration and Mortality due to Ischemic Heart Disease or Stroke 
in the Netherlands

Lina J. Leurs, Leo J. Schouten, Margreet N. Mons, R. Alexandra Goldbohm and Piet A. van den Brandt

Are Current or Future Mesothelioma Epidemics in Hong Kong the Tragic Legacy of Uncontrolled Use of Asbestos in the Past?

Lap Ah Tse, Ignatius Tak-sun Yu, William Goggins, Mark Clements, Xiao Rong Wang, Joseph Siu-kie Au and Kai Shing Yu

Environmental Levels of para-Nonylphenol Are Able to Affect Cytokine Secretion in Human Placenta

Nicoletta Bechi, Francesca Ietta, Roberta Romagnoli, Silke Jantra, Marco Cencini, Gianmichele Galassi, Tommaso Serchi, Ilaria Corsi, Silvano Focardi and Luana Paulesu

An Assessment of Potential Exposure and Risk from Estrogens in Drinking Water

Daniel J. Caldwell, Frank Mastrocco, Edward Nowak, James Johnston, Harry Yekel, Danielle Pfeiffer, Marilyn Hoyt, Beth M. DuPlessie and Paul D. Anderson

Cadmium Increases Human Fetal Germ Cell Apoptosis

Gaëlle Angenard, Vincent Muczynski, Hervé Coffigny, Catherine Pairault, Clotilde Duquenne, René Frydman, René Habert, Virginie Rouiller-Fabre and Gabriel Livera

Three Decades of Silicosis: Disease Trends at Autopsy in South African 
Gold Miners

Gill Nelson, Brendan Girdler-Brown, Ntombizodwa Ndlovu and Jill Murray


Methodologic Issues in Using Land Cover Data to Characterize Living Environments of Geocoded Addresses

Paul A. Zandbergen

Using Land Cover Data to Characterize Living Environments of Geocoded Addresses: Estes et al. Respond

Maurice G. Estes Jr., Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, William Crosson, Sue M. Estes, Dale Quattrochi, Shia Kent and Leslie Ain McClure

What Can Affect AOD–PM2.5 Association?

Naresh Kumar

AOD–PM2.5 Association: Paciorek and Liu Respond

Christopher J. Paciorek and Yang Liu


Toxicity Forecast, with Robert Kavlock

Ashley Ahearn

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