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June 2010 | Volume 118 | Issue 6


Book Review: The History, Use, Disposition and Environmental Fate of Agent Orange

Jeanne M. Stellman and Steven D. Stellman


EHP Paper of the Year, 2010

Hugh A. Tilson


Greenwashing: Do You Know What You’re Buying?

Richard Dahl

Spheres of Influence

Principles into Practice: Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry

David A. Taylor

Science Selection

Carcinogenic Crops: Analyzing the Effect of Aflatoxin on Global Liver Cancer Rates

Tanya Tillett

Stress and the City: Measuring Effects of Chronic Stress
and Air Pollution

Ernie Hood

Keeping an Eye on PM2.5: Satellite Data Reveal Global Picture of Particulate Pollution

Angela Spivey

A Marked Disadvantage: Rapid Urbanization and Mortality of Young Children in Nigeria

Julia R. Barrett


Triclosan Comes under Scrutiny

Catherine M. Cooney

Mercury Alters Immune System Response in Artisanal Gold Miners

Naomi Lubick

Nitrate May Feed Thyroid Disorders

Bob Weinhold

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Lung Damage Lingers after 9/11

Adrian Burton


Using Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Support Regulatory Decision Making for Neurotoxicants: Lessons Learned from a Case Study of PCBs

Michael Goodman, Katherine Squibb, Eric Youngstrom, Laura Gutermuth Anthony, Lauren Kenworthy, Paul H. Lipkin, Donald R. Mattison and Judy S. LaKind


Childhood Lead Exposure After the Phaseout of Leaded Gasoline: 
An Ecological Study of School-Age Children in Kampala, Uganda

Lauren K. Graber, Daniel Asher, Natasha Anandaraja, Richard F. Bopp, Karen Merrill, Mark R. Cullen, Samuel Luboga and Leonardo Trasande

Genetic Effects on Toxic and Essential Elements in Humans: Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Selenium, and Zinc in Erythrocytes

John B. Whitfield, Veronica Dy, Robert McQuilty, Gu Zhu, Andrew C. Heath, Grant W. Montgomery and Nicholas G. Martin

Association of Exposure to Phthalates with Endometriosis and Uterine Leiomyomata: Findings from NHANES, 1999–2004

Jennifer Weuve, Russ Hauser, Antonia M. Calafat, Stacey A. Missmer and Lauren A. Wise

Using Residential History and Groundwater Modeling to Examine Drinking Water Exposure and Breast Cancer

Lisa G. Gallagher, Thomas F. Webster, Ann Aschengrau and Verónica M. Vieira

Comparison of Current-Use Pesticide and Other Toxicant Urinary Metabolite Levels among Pregnant Women in the CHAMACOS Cohort and NHANES

Rosemary Castorina, Asa Bradman, Laura Fenster, Dana Boyd Barr, Roberto Bravo, Michelle G. Vedar, Martha E. Harnly, Thomas E. McKone, Ellen A. Eisen and Brenda Eskenazi

Neurobehavioral Deficits and Increased Blood Pressure in School-Age Children Prenatally Exposed to Pesticides

Raul Harari, Jordi Julvez, Katsuyuki Murata, Dana Barr, David C. Bellinger, Frodi Debes and Philippe Grandjean

Low-Level Arsenic Impairs Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Beta Cells: Involvement of Cellular Adaptive Response to Oxidative Stress

Jingqi Fu, Courtney G. Woods, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Qiang Zhang, Victoria Wong, Sheila Collins, Guifan Sun, Melvin E. Andersen and Jingbo Pi

Commuters’ Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution Is Affected 
by Mode of Transport, Fuel Type, and Route

Moniek Zuurbier, Gerard Hoek, Marieke Oldenwening, Virissa Lenters, Kees Meliefste, Peter van den Hazel and Bert Brunekreef

Global Estimates of Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Concentrations from Satellite-Based Aerosol Optical Depth: Development and Application

Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Michael Brauer, Ralph Kahn, Robert Levy, Carolyn Verduzco and Paul J. Villeneuve

Meeting Report: Knowledge and Gaps in Developing Microbial Criteria 
for Inland Recreational Waters

Samuel Dorevitch, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Christobel M. Ferguson, Roger Fujioka, Charles D. McGee, Jeffrey A. Soller and Richard L. Whitman

Chronic Social Stress and Susceptibility to Concentrated Ambient Fine Particles in Rats

Jane E. Clougherty, Christina A. Rossi, Joy Lawrence, Mark S. Long, Edgar A. Diaz, Robert H. Lim, Bruce McEwen, Petros Koutrakis and John J. Godleski

Perfluorinated Compounds, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Composite Food Samples from Dallas, Texas, USA

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

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and QT Interval: Modification by Diabetes, Obesity, and Oxidative Stress Gene Polymorphisms in the Normative Aging Study

Emmanuel S. Baja, Joel D. Schwartz, Gregory A. Wellenius, Brent A. Coull, Antonella Zanobetti, Pantel S. Vokonas and Helen H. Suh

Association of Biomarkers of Systemic Inflammation with Organic Components and Source Tracers in Quasi-Ultrafine Particles

Ralph J. Delfino, Norbert Staimer, Thomas Tjoa, Mohammad Arhami, Andrea Polidori, Daniel L. Gillen, Michael T. Kleinman, James J. Schauer and Constantinos Sioutas

Do TETRA (Airwave) Base Station Signals Have a Short-Term Impact on Health and Well-Being? A Randomized Double-Blind Provocation Study

Denise Wallace, Stacy Eltiti, Anna Ridgewell, Kelly Garner, Riccardo Russo, Francisco Sepulveda, Stuart Walker, Terence Quinlan, Sandra Dudley, Sithu Maung, Roger Deeble and Elaine Fox

Biomarkers of Lead Exposure and DNA Methylation within Retrotransposons

Robert O. Wright, Joel Schwartz, Rosalind J. Wright, Valentina Bollati, Letizia Tarantini, Sung Kyun Park, Howard Hu, David Sparrow, Pantel Vokonas and Andrea Baccarelli

Pesticide Use and Cutaneous Melanoma in Pesticide Applicators 
in the Agricultural Heath Study

Leslie K. Dennis, Charles F. Lynch, Dale P. Sandler and Michael C.R. Alavanja

Benzene Exposure Near the U.S. Permissible Limit Is Associated with Sperm Aneuploidy

Caihong Xing, Francesco Marchetti, Guilan Li, Rosana H. Weldon, Elaine Kurtovich, Suzanne Young, Thomas E. Schmid, Luoping Zhang, Stephen Rappaport, Suramya Waidyanatha, Andrew J. Wyrobek and Brenda Eskenazi

Global Burden of Aflatoxin-Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Risk Assessment

Yan Liu and Felicia Wu

Urinary Concentrations of Metabolites of Pyrethroid Insecticides in the General U.S. Population: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2002

Dana Boyd Barr, Anders O. Olsson, Lee-Yang Wong, Simeon Udunka, Samuel E. Baker, Ralph D. Whitehead Jr., Melina S. Magsumbol, Bryan L. Williams and Larry L. Needham

Exposure to Metal-Rich Particulate Matter Modifies the Expression of Candidate MicroRNAs in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes

Valentina Bollati, Barbara Marinelli, Pietro Apostoli, Matteo Bonzini, Francesco Nordio, Mirjam Hoxha, Valeria Pegoraro, Valeria Motta, Letizia Tarantini, Laura Cantone, Joel Schwartz, Pier Alberto Bertazzi and Andrea Baccarelli

Urban Area Disadvantage and Under-5 Mortality in Nigeria: The Effect of Rapid Urbanization

Diddy Antai and Tahereh Moradi

Residential Traffic Exposure, Pulse Pressure, and C-reactive Protein: Consistency and Contrast among Exposure Characterization Methods

Christine L. Rioux, Katherine L. Tucker, Mkaya Mwamburi, David M. Gute, Steven A. Cohen and Doug Brugge


Epidemiology, Public Health, and False-Positive Results: The Role of the Clinicians and Pathologists

Francesco Cetta, Simona Benoni, Rosalia Zangari, Valentina Guercio and Massimo Monti


Fifty Thousand Strong: The Sister Study, with Dale Sandler

Ashley Ahearn

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