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October 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 10


The Challenge Facing Translation of Basic Science into Clinical and Community Settings to Improve Health Outcomes

Shari Barkin and David Schlundt

The Launch of the International Society for Children’s Environmental Health and the Environment (ISCHE)

David C. Bellinger, Lynn R. Goldman, Bruce P. Lanphear, Brenda Eskenazi, David E. Jacobs and Mark Miller


Stress–Pollution Interactions: An Emerging Issue in Children’s Health Research

Catherine M. Cooney

Spheres of Influence

Advising Parents in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty: An Environmental Health Dilemma

Naomi Lubick

Science Selection

Children’s Exposure to PBDEs: Binational Comparison Highlights Dramatic Differences

Kellyn S. Betts

Indoor PM Pollution and Elevated Blood Pressure: Cardiovascular Impact of Indoor Biomass Burning

Bob Weinhold

Hard Ride: Traffic-Related Pollution May Alter Heart Function in Urban Cyclists

Julia R. Barrett

Pregnancy Pause: Extreme Heat Linked to Shortened Gestation

Tanya Tillett


The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Planting Healthier Indoor Air

Luz Claudio

Fukushima Health Study Launched

Winifred A. Bird


New Jersey: A Case Study of the Reduction in Urban and Suburban Air Pollution from the 1950s to 2010

Paul J. Lioy and Panos G. Georgopoulos


Arsenic Toxicology: Translating between Experimental Models and Human Pathology

J. Christopher States, Aaron Barchowsky, Iain L. Cartwright, John F. Reichard, Bernard W. Futscher and R. Clark Lantz

Developing a Bidirectional Academic–Community Partnership with an Appalachian-American Community for Environmental Health Research and Risk Communication

Erin N. Haynes, Caroline Beidler, Richard Wittberg, Lisa Meloncon, Megan Parin, Elizabeth J. Kopras, Paul Succop and Kim N. Dietrich


Ambient Particulate Matter Induces Interleukin-8 Expression through an Alternative NF-κB (Nuclear Factor-Kappa B) Mechanism in Human Airway Epithelial Cells

Robert Silbajoris, Alvaro R. Osornio-Vargas, Steven O. Simmons, William Reed, Philip A. Bromberg, Lisa A. Dailey and James M. Samet

Relationship between Urinary Phthalate and Bisphenol A Concentrations and Serum Thyroid Measures in U.S. Adults and Adolescents from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007–2008

John D. Meeker and Kelly K. Ferguson

Indoor Air Pollution and Blood Pressure in Adult Women Living in Rural China

Jill Baumgartner, James J. Schauer, Majid Ezzati, Lin Lu, Chun Cheng, Jonathan A. Patz and Leonelo E. Bautista

Retracted: The Role of the Extracellular Matrix Protein Mindin in Airway Response to Environmental Airways Injury

Sarah Frush, Zhuowei Li, Erin N. Potts, Wanglei Du, Jerry P. Eu, Stavros Garantziotis, You-Wen He, W. Michael Foster and John W. Hollingsworth

Serum Perfluorinated Compound Concentration and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children 5–18 Years of Age

Cheryl R. Stein and David A. Savitz

Residential Traffic-Related Pollution Exposures and Exhaled Nitric Oxide in the Children’s Health Study

Sandrah P. Eckel, Kiros Berhane, Muhammad T. Salam, Edward B. Rappaport, William S. Linn, Theresa M. Bastain, Yue Zhang, Frederick Lurmann, Edward L. Avol and Frank D. Gilliland

Manganese Exposure from Drinking Water and Children’s Classroom Behavior in Bangladesh

Khalid Khan, Pam Factor-Litvak, Gail A. Wasserman, Xinhua Liu, Ershad Ahmed, Faruque Parvez, Vesna Slavkovich, Diane Levy, Jacob Mey, Alexander van Geen and Joseph H. Graziano

Acute Respiratory Inflammation in Children and Black Carbon in Ambient Air before and during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Weiwei Lin, Wei Huang, Tong Zhu, Min Hu, Bert Brunekreef, Yuanhang Zhang, Xingang Liu, Hong Cheng, Ulrike Gehring, Chengcai Li and Xiaoyan Tang

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Acute Changes in Heart Rate Variability and Respiratory Function in Urban Cyclists

Scott Weichenthal, Ryan Kulka, Aimee Dubeau, Christina Martin, Daniel Wang and Robert Dales

In-Traffic Air Pollution Exposure and CC16, Blood Coagulation, and Inflammation Markers in Healthy Adults

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

Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardiopulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed through Syndromic Surveillance

Ana G. Rappold, Susan L. Stone, Wayne E. Cascio, Lucas M. Neas, Vasu J. Kilaru, Martha Sue Carraway, James J. Szykman, Amy Ising, William E. Cleve, John T. Meredith, Heather Vaughan-Batten, Lana Deyneka and Robert B. Devlin

Thyroid Dysfunction as a Mediator of Organochlorine Neurotoxicity in Preschool Children

Jordi Julvez, Frodi Debes, Pal Weihe, Anna L. Choi and Philippe Grandjean

Prenatal Lead Exposure and Weight of 0- to 5-Year-Old Children in Mexico City

Myriam Afeiche, Karen E. Peterson, Brisa N. Sánchez, David Cantonwine, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Lourdes Schnaas, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Howard Hu and Martha M. Téllez-Rojo

Climate Extremes and the Length of Gestation

Payam Dadvand, Xavier Basagaña, Claudio Sartini, Francesc Figueras, Martine Vrijheid, Audrey de Nazelle, Jordi Sunyer and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Associations between Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Flame Retardants, Phenolic Metabolites, and Thyroid Hormones during Pregnancy

Heather M. Stapleton, Sarah Eagle, Rebecca Anthopolos, Amy Wolkin and Marie Lynn Miranda

Maternal and Gestational Factors and Micronucleus Frequencies in Umbilical Blood: The NewGeneris Rhea Cohort in Crete

Kim Vande Loock, Eleni Fthenou, Ilse Decordier, Georgia Chalkiadaki, Maria Keramarou, Gina Plas, Mathieu Roelants, Jos Kleinjans, Leda Chatzi, Franco Merlo, Manolis Kogevinas and Micheline Kirsch-Volders

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates and Infant Development at 6 Months: Prospective Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) Study

Yeni Kim, Eun–Hee Ha, Eui–Jung Kim, Hyesook Park, Mina Ha, Ja–Hyeong Kim, Yun–Chul Hong, Namsoo Chang and Bung–Nyun Kim

A Geospatial Analysis of the Effects of Aviation Gasoline on Childhood Blood Lead Levels

Marie Lynn Miranda, Rebecca Anthopolos and Douglas Hastings

Traffic Air Pollution and Other Risk Factors for Respiratory Illness in Schoolchildren in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria

B. Adetoun Mustapha, Marta Blangiardo, David J. Briggs and Anna L. Hansell

Saharan Dust and Associations between Particulate Matter and Daily Mortality in Rome, Italy

Sandra Mallone, Massimo Stafoggia, Annunziata Faustini, Gian Paolo Gobbi, Achille Marconi and Francesco Forastiere

A Comparison of PBDE Serum Concentrations in Mexican and Mexican-American Children Living in California

Brenda Eskenazi, Laura Fenster, Rosemary Castorina, Amy R. Marks, Andreas Sjödin, Lisa Goldman Rosas, Nina Holland, Armando Garcia Guerra, Lizbeth Lopez-Carillo and Asa Bradman

Impact of Reduced Maternal Exposures to Wood Smoke from an Introduced Chimney Stove on Newborn Birth Weight in Rural Guatemala

Lisa M. Thompson, Nigel Bruce, Brenda Eskenazi, Anaite Diaz, Daniel Pope and Kirk R. Smith

Chemical Properties of Air Pollutants and Cause-Specific Hospital Admissions among the Elderly in Atlanta, Georgia

Helen H. Suh, Antonella Zanobetti, Joel Schwartz and Brent A. Coull

A Cross-Sectional Investigation of Chronic Exposure to Microcystin in Relationship to Childhood Liver Damage in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region, China

Yan Li, Ji-an Chen, Qing Zhao, Chaowen Pu, Zhiqun Qiu, Renping Zhang and Weiqun Shu


The New Danger of Thirdhand Smoke: Why Passive Smoking Does Not Stop at Secondhand Smoke

Carmela Protano and Matteo Vitali

Time-Dependent Exposures and the Fixed-Cohort Bias

Adrian G. Barnett

Time-Dependent Exposures and the Fixed-Cohort Bias: Hwang et al. Respond

Bing-Fang Hwang, Yungling Leo Lee and Jouni J.K. Jaakkola

DDT Paradox

Richard Tren and Donald Roberts

DDT Paradox: Bouwman et al. Respond

Henk Bouwman, Henk van den Berg and Henrik Kylin


Early Influences on Mammary Gland Development, with Suzanne Fenton

Ashley Ahearn

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