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January 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 1


Book Review: Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service

Beth E. Meyerson

Larry L. Needham, 1945–2010


Note from the Editor: Science Education and Outreach Web Page

Integrated Urban–Rural Frameworks for Air Pollution and Health-Related Research in India: The Way Forward

Kalpana Balakrishnan, R.S. Dhaliwal and Bela Shah


Out of Equilibrium? The World’s Changing Ice Cover

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

Vehicle Motion Alarms: Necessity, Noise Pollution, or Both?

David C. Holzman

Science Selection

Separating People from Pollution: Individual and Community Interventions to Mitigate Health Effects of Air Pollutants

Cynthia Washam

Estrogens from the Outside In: Alkylphenols, BPA Disrupt ERK Signaling in Vitro

Julia R. Barrett

A Measure of Community Exposure: PFOA in Well Water Correlates with Serum Levels

Kellyn S. Betts

Lead Doesn’t Spare the Rod: Low-Level Exposure Supercharges Retinal Cell Production in Mice

Angela Spivey


Scented Products Emit a Bouquet of VOCs

Carol Potera

Examining Nanotech’s Clean Energy Promises

Rebecca Kessler

Tobacco Bio-oil Kills Agricultural Pests

Carol Potera

School Siting: EPA Says Location Matters

Bob Weinhold

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants

Wendell P. Ela, David L. Sedlak, Morton A. Barlaz, Heather F. Henry, Derek C.G. Muir, Deborah L. Swackhamer, Eric J. Weber, Robert G. Arnold, P. Lee Ferguson, Jennifer A. Field, Edward T. Furlong, John P. Giesy, Rolf U. Halden, Tala Henry, Ronald A. Hites, Keri C. Hornbuckle, Philip H. Howard, Richard G. Luthy, Anita K. Meyer, A. Eduardo Sáez, Frederick S. vom Saal, Chris D. Vulpe and Mark R. Wiesner

Sharing Unexpected Biomarker Results with Study Participants

Ann D. Hernick, M. Kathryn Brown, Susan M. Pinney, Frank M. Biro, Kathleen M. Ball and Robert L. Bornschein


Environmental Exposure, Obesity, and Parkinson’s Disease: Lessons from Fat and Old Worms

Layla Aitlhadj, Daiana Silva Ávila, Alexandre Benedetto, Michael Aschner and Stephen Richard Stürzenbaum

From Good Intentions to Proven Interventions: Effectiveness of Actions to Reduce the Health Impacts of Air Pollution

Luisa V. Giles, Prabjit Barn, Nino Künzli, Isabelle Romieu, Murray A. Mittleman, Stephan van Eeden, Ryan Allen, Chris Carlsten, Dave Stieb, Curtis Noonan, Audrey Smargiassi, Joel D. Kaufman, Shakoor Hajat, Tom Kosatsky and Michael Brauer

An Emerging Role for Epigenetic Dysregulation in Arsenic Toxicity 
and Carcinogenesis

Xuefeng Ren, Cliona M. McHale, Christine F. Skibola, Allan H. Smith, Martyn T. Smith and Luoping Zhang


Low-Level Gestational Lead Exposure Increases Retinal Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Rod Photoreceptor and Bipolar Cell Neurogenesis in Mice

Anand Giddabasappa, W. Ryan Hamilton, Shawntay Chaney, Weimin Xiao, Jerry E. Johnson, Shradha Mukherjee and Donald A. Fox

Silver Nanoparticles Compromise Neurodevelopment in PC12 Cells: 
Critical Contributions of Silver Ion, Particle Size, Coating, and Composition

Christina M. Powers, Appala R. Badireddy, Ian T. Ryde, Frederic J. Seidler and Theodore A. Slotkin

Selecting Adequate Exposure Biomarkers of Diisononyl and Diisodecyl Phthalates: Data from the 2005–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Antonia M. Calafat, Lee-Yang Wong, Manori J. Silva, Ella Samandar, James L. Preau Jr., Lily T. Jia and Larry L. Needham

Long Isoforms of NRF1 Contribute to Arsenic-Induced Antioxidant Response in Human Keratinocytes

Rui Zhao, Yongyong Hou, Peng Xue, Courtney G. Woods, Jingqi Fu, Bo Feng, Dawei Guan, Guifan Sun, Jefferson Y. Chan, Michael P. Waalkes, Melvin E. Andersen and Jingbo Pi

Estrogenic Activity of Bisphenol A and 2,2-bis(p-Hydroxyphenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane (HPTE) Demonstrated in Mouse Uterine Gene Profiles

Sylvia C. Hewitt and Kenneth S. Korach

Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Altered Nasal Responses to Live Attenuated Influenza Virus

Terry L. Noah, Haibo Zhou, Jane Monaco, Katie Horvath, Margaret Herbst and Ilona Jaspers

Private Drinking Water Wells as a Source of Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in Communities Surrounding a Fluoropolymer Production Facility

Kate Hoffman, Thomas F. Webster, Scott M. Bartell, Marc G. Weisskopf, Tony Fletcher and Verónica M. Vieira

Mechanisms of Diesel-Induced Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Dysfunction in Coronary Arterioles

Tom W. Cherng, Michael L. Paffett, Olan Jackson-Weaver, Matthew J. Campen, Benjimen R. Walker and Nancy L. Kanagy

Combinations of Physiologic Estrogens with Xenoestrogens Alter ERK Phosphorylation Profiles in Rat Pituitary Cells

Yow-Jiun Jeng and Cheryl S. Watson

Accumulation and Clearance of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) 
in Current and Former Residents of an Exposed Community

Ryan Seals, Scott M. Bartell and Kyle Steenland

Meeting Report: Estimating the Benefits of Reducing Hazardous Air Pollutants—Summary of 2009 Workshop and Future Considerations

Maureen R. Gwinn, Jeneva Craig, Daniel A. Axelrad, Rich Cook, Chris Dockins, Neal Fann, Robert Fegley, David E. Guinnup, Gloria Helfand, Bryan Hubbell, Sarah L. Mazur, Ted Palma, Roy L. Smith, John Vandenberg and Babasaheb Sonawane

Variability and Predictors of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentrations 
during Pregnancy

Joe M. Braun, Amy E. Kalkbrenner, Antonia M. Calafat, John T. Bernert, Xiaoyun Ye, Manori J. Silva, Dana Boyd Barr, Sheela Sathyanarayana and Bruce P. Lanphear

Intellectual Impairment in School-Age Children Exposed to Manganese 
from Drinking Water

Maryse F. Bouchard, Sébastien Sauvé, Benoit Barbeau, Melissa Legrand, Marie-Ève Brodeur, Thérèse Bouffard, Elyse Limoges, David C. Bellinger and Donna Mergler

Associations between Ambient Fine Particulate Levels and Disease Activity in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Sasha Bernatsky, Michel Fournier, Christian A. Pineau, Ann E. Clarke, Evelyne Vinet and Audrey Smargiassi

Examining the Joint Effect of Multiple Risk Factors Using Exposure Risk Profiles: Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

Michail Papathomas, John Molitor, Sylvia Richardson, Elio Riboli and Paolo Vineis

Associations of Plasma Selenium with Arsenic and Genomic Methylation of Leukocyte DNA in Bangladesh

J. Richard Pilsner, Megan N. Hall, Xinhua Liu, Habibul Ahsan, Vesna Ilievski, Vesna Slavkovich, Diane Levy, Pam Factor-Litvak, Joseph H. Graziano and Mary V. Gamble

Hemoglobin, Lead Exposure, and Intelligence Quotient: Effect Modification by the DRD2 Taq IA Polymorphism

Ananya Roy, Howard Hu, David C. Bellinger, Bhramar Mukherjee, Rama Modali, Khaja Nasaruddin, Joel Schwartz, Robert O. Wright, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Kavitha Palaniapan and Kalpana Balakrishnan


The San Antonio Statement, with Åke Bergman

Ashley Ahearn

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