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April 2010 | Volume 118 | Issue 4


Book Review: Politics of China’s Environmental Protection: Problems and Progress

Changhua Wu


Applying Research to Public Health Questions: Biologically Relevant Exposures

Linda S. Birnbaum


A Matter Of Degrees: Advancing Our Understanding Of Acrylamide

Angela Spivey

Spheres of Influence

Mystery in a Bottle: Will the EPA Require Public Disclosure of Inert Pesticide Ingredients?

Bob Weinhold

Science Selection

ToxCast on Target: In Vitro Assays and Computer Modeling Show Promise for Screening Chemicals

Rebecca Clay Haynes

Attention-Worthy Association: Prenatal Phthalate Exposure and Later Child Behavior

Julia R. Barrett

Brain Drain? PBDEs Alter Development of Human Brain Cells

Kellyn S. Betts

Chew on This: Persistent Organic Pollutants May Promote Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Tanya Tillett


White House Proposes Healthy Food Financing Initiative

David C. Holzman

Will Ocean Acidification Erode the Base of the Food Web?

Carol Potera

Secondhand Smoke Exposure May Alter Fetal Blood Pressure Programming

Adrian Burton

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Polyethylene Terephthalate May Yield Endocrine Disruptors

Leonard Sax


Dioxin-Induced Changes in Epididymal Sperm Count and Spermatogenesis

Warren G. Foster, Serena Maharaj-Briceño and Daniel G. Cyr

Short-Term Effects of PM10 and NO2 on Respiratory Health among 
Children with Asthma or Asthma-like Symptoms: A Systematic Review 
and Meta-Analysis

Gudrun Weinmayr, Elisa Romeo, Manuela De Sario, Stephan K. Weiland and Francesco Forastiere


Polychlorinated Biphenyls Disrupt Blood–Brain Barrier Integrity and 
Promote Brain Metastasis Formation

Melissa Seelbach, Lei Chen, Anita Powell, Yean Jung Choi, Bei Zhang, Bernhard Hennig and Michal Toborek

Bromination Pattern of Hydroxylated Metabolites of BDE-47 Affects 
Their Potency to Release Calcium from Intracellular Stores in PC12 Cells

Milou M.L. Dingemans, Harm J. Heusinkveld, Åke Bergman, Martin van den Berg and Remco H.S. Westerink

In Vitro Screening of Environmental Chemicals for Targeted Testing Prioritization: The ToxCast Project

Richard S. Judson, Keith A. Houck, Robert J. Kavlock, Thomas B. Knudsen, Matthew T. Martin, Holly M. Mortensen, David M. Reif, Daniel M. Rotroff, Imran Shah, Ann M. Richard and David J. Dix

Low Levels of the Herbicide Atrazine Alter Sex Ratios and Reduce Metamorphic Success in Rana pipiens Tadpoles Raised in Outdoor Mesocosms

Valérie S. Langlois, Amanda C. Carew, Bruce D. Pauli, Michael G. Wade, Gerard M. Cooke and Vance L. Trudeau

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Induce Developmental Neurotoxicity in a Human in Vitro Model: Evidence for Endocrine Disruption

Timm Schreiber, Kathrin Gassmann, Christine Götz, Ulrike Hübenthal, Michaela Moors, Guido Krause, Hans F. Merk, Ngoc-Ha Nguyen, Thomas S. Scanlan, Josef Abel, Christine R. Rose and Ellen Fritsche

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Is Associated with Childhood Behavior and Executive Functioning

Stephanie M. Engel, Amir Miodovnik, Richard L. Canfield, Chenbo Zhu, Manori J. Silva, Antonia M. Calafat and Mary S. Wolff

Effects of Diisononyl Phthalate on Atopic Dermatitis in Vivo and Immunologic Responses in Vitro

Eiko Koike, Rie Yanagisawa, Kaori Sadakane, Ken-ichiro Inoue, Takamichi Ichinose and Hirohisa Takano

Zebrafish Seizure Model Identifies p,p´-DDE as the Dominant Contaminant 
of Fetal California Sea Lions That Accounts for Synergistic Activity with Domoic Acid

Jessica A. Tiedeken and John S. Ramsdell

Particulate Matter Oxidative Potential from Waste Transfer 
Station Activity

Krystal J. Godri, Sean T. Duggan, Gary W. Fuller, Tim Baker, David Green, Frank J. Kelly and Ian S. Mudway

Persistent Organic Pollutant Exposure Leads to Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Jérôme Ruzzin, Rasmus Petersen, Emmanuelle Meugnier, Lise Madsen, Erik-Jan Lock, Haldis Lillefosse, Tao Ma, Sandra Pesenti, Si Brask Sonne, Troels Torben Marstrand, Marian Kjellevold Malde, Zhen-Yu Du, Carine Chavey, Lluis Fajas, Anne-Katrine Lundebye, Christian Lehn Brand, Hubert Vidal, Karsten Kristiansen and Livar Frøyland

Tuberculosis and Indoor Biomass and Kerosene Use in Nepal: 
A Case–Control Study

Amod K. Pokhrel, Michael N. Bates, Sharat C. Verma, Hari S. Joshi, Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy and Kirk R. Smith

Exposures to Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Oxidative Stress in Schoolchildren

Sanghyuk Bae, Xiao-Chuan Pan, Su-Young Kim, Kwangsik Park, Yoon-Hee Kim, Ho Kim and Yun-Chul Hong

Exposure to Phthalates and Breast Cancer Risk in Northern Mexico

Lizbeth López-Carrillo, Raúl U. Hernández-Ramírez, Antonia M. Calafat, Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Marcia Galván-Portillo, Larry L. Needham, Rubén Ruiz-Ramos and Mariano E. Cebrián

Interaction of Stress, Lead Burden, and Age on Cognition in Older Men: 
The VA Normative Aging Study

Junenette L. Peters, Marc G. Weisskopf, Avron Spiro III, Joel Schwartz, David Sparrow, Huiling Nie, Howard Hu, Robert O. Wright and Rosalind J. Wright

Flexible Meta-Regression to Assess the Shape of the Benzene–Leukemia Exposure–Response Curve

Jelle Vlaanderen, Lützen Portengen, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan, Hans Kromhout and Roel Vermeulen

Case Report: Lung Disease in World Trade Center Responders 
Exposed to Dust and Smoke: Carbon Nanotubes Found in the Lungs 
of World Trade Center Patients and Dust Samples

Maoxin Wu, Ronald E. Gordon, Robin Herbert, Maria Padilla, Jacqueline Moline, David Mendelson, Virginia Litle, William D. Travis and Joan Gil

Associations between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon–Related Exposures and p53 Mutations in Breast Tumors

Irina Mordukhovich, Pavel Rossner Jr., Mary Beth Terry, Regina Santella, Yu-Jing Zhang, Hanina Hibshoosh, Lorenzo Memeo, Mahesh Mansukhani, Chang-Min Long, Gail Garbowski, Meenakshi Agrawal, Mia M. Gaudet, Susan E. Steck, Sharon K. Sagiv, Sybil M. Eng, Susan L. Teitelbaum, Alfred I. Neugut, Kathleen Conway-Dorsey and Marilie D. Gammon

Impact of Smoking and Chewing Tobacco on Arsenic-Induced 
Skin Lesions

Anna-Lena Lindberg, Nazmul Sohel, Mahfuzar Rahman, Lars Åke Persson and Marie Vahter


Lead in Drinking Water as a Public Health Challenge

Björn P. Zietz, Jessica Laß, Roland Suchenwirth and Hartmut Dunkelberg

Hormesis: A Brief Reply to an Advocate

Paul Mushak

Hormesis: Calabrese Responds

Edward J. Calabrese


Reflections of a Pioneer, with Theo Colborn

Ashley Ahearn

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