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July 2010 | Volume 118 | Issue 7


Book Review: Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Sheila Jasanoff


A Repeat Call for the Banning of Asbestos

Linda S. Birnbaum, Jane C. Schroeder and Hugh A. Tilson


Mito-Conundrum: Unraveling Environmental Effects on Mitochondria

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

A Worn-Out Welcome: Renewed Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos

Rebecca Clay Haynes

Science Selection

Mitochondrial Mix: Combined Approach to Visualizing Oxidative Stress in Real Time

Angela Spivey

Endotoxin from Biomass Burning: An Underestimated Health Hazard?

Harvey Black

Tracking the Deer Tick: Emerging Lyme Disease Threat in Canada

Tanya Tillett

From Roadways to Wheeze: Child Asthma Associated with Traffic Exposures at Home and at School

Julia R. Barrett


Biofilm Dispersing Agent Rejuvenates Older Antibiotics

Carol Potera

More Iodine or Less Perchlorate?

Rebecca Renner

First Combined Analysis from INTERPHONE Inconclusive

Kellyn S. Betts

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos

Joseph LaDou, Barry Castleman, Arthur Frank, Michael Gochfeld, Morris Greenberg, James Huff, Tushar Kant Joshi, Philip J. Landrigan, Richard Lemen, Jonny Myers, Morando Soffritti, Colin L. Soskolne, Ken Takahashi, Daniel Teitelbaum, Benedetto Terracini and Andrew Watterson


Association between Residences in U.S. Northern Latitudes and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Spatial Analysis of the Nurses’ Health Study

Verónica M. Vieira, Jaime E. Hart, Thomas F. Webster, Janice Weinberg, Robin Puett, Francine Laden, Karen H. Costenbader and Elizabeth W. Karlson

Investigation of Relationships between Urinary Biomarkers of Phytoestrogens, Phthalates, and Phenols and Pubertal Stages in Girls

Mary S. Wolff, Susan L. Teitelbaum, Susan M. Pinney, Gayle Windham, Laura Liao, Frank Biro, Lawrence H. Kushi, Chris Erdmann, Robert A. Hiatt, Michael E. Rybak, Antonia M. Calafat, and the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers

Dietary Intake Is Associated with Phthalate Body Burden in a Nationally Representative Sample

Justin A. Colacino, T. Robert Harris and Arnold Schecter

Polychlorinated Biphenyls Disrupt Intestinal Integrity via NADPH Oxidase-Induced Alterations of Tight Junction Protein Expression

Yean Jung Choi, Melissa J. Seelbach, Hong Pu, Sung Yong Eum, Lei Chen, Bei Zhang, Bernhard Hennig and Michal Toborek

Active and Passive Surveillance and Phylogenetic Analysis 
of Borrelia burgdorferi Elucidate the Process of Lyme Disease Risk Emergence in Canada

Nicholas H. Ogden, Catherine Bouchard, Klaus Kurtenbach, Gabriele Margos, L. Robbin Lindsay, Louise Trudel, Soulyvane Nguon and François Milord

Arsenic Metabolism by Human Gut Microbiota upon in Vitro Digestion of Contaminated Soils

Tom Van de Wiele, Christina M. Gallawa, Kevin M. Kubachka, John T. Creed, Nicholas Basta, Elizabeth A. Dayton, Shane Whitacre, Gijs Du Laing and Karen Bradham

An Integrated Imaging Approach to the Study of Oxidative Stress Generation by Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Living Cells

Wan-Yun Cheng, Haiyan Tong, Evan W. Miller, Christopher J. Chang, James Remington, Robert M. Zucker, Philip A. Bromberg, James M. Samet and Thomas P.J. Hofer

Meeting Report: Pharmaceuticals in Water—An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Public Health Challenge

Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz and Howard S. Weinberg

(Bi)sulfite Oxidation by Copper,Zinc-Superoxide Dismutase: Sulfite-Derived, Radical-Initiated Protein Radical Formation

Kalina Ranguelova, Marcelo G. Bonini and Ronald P. Mason

Common Genetic Variation, Residential Proximity to Traffic Exposure, 
and Left Ventricular Mass: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Victor C. Van Hee, Sara D. Adar, Adam A. Szpiro, R. Graham Barr, Ana Diez Roux, David A. Bluemke, Lianne Sheppard, Edward A. Gill, Hossein Bahrami, Christina Wassel, Michele M. Sale, David S. Siscovick, Jerome I. Rotter, Stephen S. Rich and Joel D. Kaufman

Airborne Endotoxin Concentrations in Homes Burning Biomass Fuel

Sean Semple, Delan Devakumar, Duncan G. Fullerton, Peter S. Thorne, Nervana Metwali, Anthony Costello, Stephen B. Gordon, Dharma S. Manandhar and Jon G. Ayres

Phosphorylation of p65 Is Required for Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle–Induced Interleukin 8 Expression in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Weidong Wu, James M. Samet, David B. Peden and Philip A. Bromberg

Acute Adverse Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Ventricular Repolarization

Duanping Liao, Michele L. Shaffer, Sol Rodriguez-Colon, Fan He, Xian Li, Deborah L. Wolbrette, Jeff Yanosky and Wayne E. Cascio

mot-2–Mediated Cross Talk between Nuclear Factor-κB and p53 Is Involved in Arsenite-Induced Tumorigenesis of Human Embryo Lung Fibroblast Cells

Yuan Li, Yuan Xu, Min Ling, Ye Yang, Shoulin Wang, Zhong Li, Jianwei Zhou, Xinru Wang and Qizhan Liu

Exposure to Asbestos-Containing Vermiculite Ore and Respiratory Symptoms among Individuals Who Were Children While the Mine Was Active in Libby, Montana

Lisa C. Vinikoor, Theodore C. Larson, Thomas F. Bateson and Linda Birnbaum

Relationship between Environmental Phthalate Exposure and the Intelligence of School-Age Children

Soo-Churl Cho, Soo-Young Bhang, Yun-Chul Hong, Min-Sup Shin, Boong-Nyun Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Hee-Jung Yoo, In Hee Cho and Hyo-Won Kim

Black Carbon Exposures, Blood Pressure, and Interactions with Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in MicroRNA Processing Genes

Elissa H. Wilker, Andrea Baccarelli, Helen Suh, Pantel Vokonas, Robert O. Wright and Joel Schwartz

Low-Level Mercury Can Enhance Procoagulant Activity of Erythrocytes: 
A New Contributing Factor for Mercury-Related Thrombotic Disease

Kyung-Min Lim, Sujin Kim, Ji-Yoon Noh, Keunyoung Kim, Won-Hee Jang, Ok-Nam Bae, Seung-Min Chung and Jin-Ho Chung

Current and Future Applications of Toxicogenomics: Results Summary 
of a Survey from the HESI Genomics State of Science Subcommittee

Syril Pettit, Shelley Ann des Etages, Louis Mylecraine, Ronald Snyder, Jennifer Fostel, Robert T. Dunn II, Kenneth Haymes, Manuel Duval, James Stevens, Cynthia Afshari and Alison Vickers

Climate Variability and Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Transmission in Northeastern China

Wen-Yi Zhang, Wei-Dong Guo, Li-Qun Fang, Chang-Ping Li, Peng Bi, Gregory E. Glass, Jia-Fu Jiang, Shan-Hua Sun, Quan Qian, Wei Liu, Lei Yan, Hong Yang, Shi-Lu Tong and Wu-Chun Cao

Arsenic Inhibits Myogenic Differentiation and Muscle Regeneration

Yuan-Peng Yen, Keh-Sung Tsai, Ya-Wen Chen, Chun-Fa Huang, Rong-Sen Yang and Shing-Hwa Liu

A Comparison of Vascular Effects from Complex and Individual Air Pollutants Indicates a Role for Monoxide Gases and Volatile Hydrocarbons

Matthew J. Campen, Amie K. Lund, Melanie L. Doyle-Eisele, Jacob D. McDonald, Travis L. Knuckles, Annette C. Rohr, Eladio M. Knipping and Joe L. Mauderly

Childhood Incident Asthma and Traffic-Related Air Pollution at Home 
and School

Rob McConnell, Talat Islam, Ketan Shankardass, Michael Jerrett, Fred Lurmann, Frank Gilliland, Jim Gauderman, Ed Avol, Nino Künzli, Ling Yao, John Peters andKiros Berhane


The Role of DDT in Malaria Control

Hans Rudolf Herren and Charles Mbogo

DDT in Malaria Control: Roberts and Tren Respond

Donald Roberts and Richard Tren

Chrysotile Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Richard A. Lemen

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Childhood Asthma

Francesco Cetta and Marco Sala


Delayed Reaction: The Fetal Basis of Adult Disease, with Deborah Cory-Slechta

Ashley Ahearn

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