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December 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 12


Stormwater Strategies: Cities Prepare Aging Infrastructure for Climate Change

Rebecca Kessler

Spheres of Influence

Sharing Science: Enabling Global Access to the Scientific Literature

Adrian Burton

Science Selection

More Lack in the World: The Complex Connection between Undernutrition and Climate Change

Angela Spivey

Full of Beans? Early Soy Exposure Associated with Less Feminine Play in Girls

Tanya Tillett

Toward Better Teamwork: Recommendations for Improved Integration of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment

Bob Weinhold

Hormone Impact: BPA Linked to Altered Gene Expression in Humans

Julia R. Barrett


Nickel ENMs Activate HIF-1α

Rebecca Kessler

NY DEC Takes on Fracking

Charles W. Schmidt

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley

Nontoxic Medical Imaging Agents Form Toxic DBPs

Carol Potera

Forecasts Aid HABs Response

Kris S. Freeman


Improving the Linkages between Air Pollution Epidemiology and Quantitative Risk Assessment

Neal Fann, Michelle L. Bell, Katy Walker and Bryan Hubbell

Health Effects of Naturally Radioactive Water Ingestion: The Need for Enhanced Studies

Irina Guseva Canu, Olivier Laurent, Nathalie Pires, Dominique Laurier and Isabelle Dublineau


Projecting Future Heat-Related Mortality under Climate Change Scenarios: A Systematic Review

Cunrui Huang, Adrian Gerard Barnett, Xiaoming Wang, Pavla Vaneckova, Gerard FitzGerald, Shilu Tong

Black Carbon as an Additional Indicator of the Adverse Health Effects of Airborne Particles Compared with PM10 and PM2.5

Nicole A.H. Janssen, Gerard Hoek, Milena Simic-Lawson, Paul Fischer, Leendert van Bree, Harry ten Brink, Menno Keuken, Richard W. Atkinson, H. Ross Anderson, Bert Brunekreef and Flemming R. Cassee


Bisphenol A Exposure Is Associated with in Vivo Estrogenic Gene Expression in Adults

David Melzer, Lorna Harries, Riccardo Cipelli, William Henley, Cathryn Money, Paul McCormack, Anita Young, Jack Guralnik, Luigi Ferrucci, Stefania Bandinelli, Anna Maria Corsi and Tamara Galloway

Low Concentrations of Bisphenol A Induce Mouse Spermatogonial Cell Proliferation by G Protein–Coupled Receptor 30 and Estrogen Receptor-α

Zhi-Guo Sheng and Ben-Zhan Zhu

Biomarkers of Methylmercury Exposure Immunotoxicity among Fish Consumers in Amazonian Brazil

Jennifer F. Nyland, Myriam Fillion, Fernando Barbosa Jr., Devon L. Shirley, Chiameka Chine, Melanie Lemire, Donna Mergler and Ellen K. Silbergeld

Retrospective Exposure Estimation and Predicted versus Observed Serum Perfluorooctanoic Acid Concentrations for Participants in the C8 Health Project

Hyeong-Moo Shin, Verónica M. Vieira, P. Barry Ryan, Kyle Steenland and Scott M. Bartell

Dioxin Exposure and Cancer Risk in the Seveso Women’s Health Study

Marcella Warner, Paolo Mocarelli, Steven Samuels, Larry Needham, Paolo Brambilla and Brenda Eskenazi

Long-Term Urban Particulate Air Pollution, Traffic Noise, and Arterial Blood Pressure

Kateryna Fuks, Susanne Moebus, Sabine Hertel, Anja Viehmann, Michael Nonnemacher, Nico Dragano, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Hermann Jakobs, Christoph Kessler, Raimund Erbel and Barbara Hoffmann

Early-Life Soy Exposure and Gender-Role Play Behavior in Children

Margaret A. Adgent, Julie L. Daniels, Lloyd J. Edwards, Anna Maria Siega-Riz and Walter J. Rogan

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Deficiency Enhances Insulin Sensitivity and Reduces PPAR-α Pathway Activity in Mice

Chun Wang, Can-Xin Xu, Stacey L. Krager, Kathleen M. Bottum, Duan-Fang Liao and Shelley A. Tischkau

The Impact of Temperature on Mortality in Tianjin, China: A Case-Crossover Design with a Distributed Lag Nonlinear Model

Yuming Guo, Adrian G. Barnett, Xiaochuan Pan, Weiwei Yu and Shilu Tong

The Effects of Particulate Matter Sources on Daily Mortality: A Case-Crossover Study of Barcelona, Spain

Bart Ostro, Aurelio Tobias, Xavier Querol, Andrés Alastuey, Fulvio Amato, Jorge Pey, Noemí Pérez and Jordi Sunyer

A Mutant Ahr Allele Protects the Embryonic Kidney from Hydrocarbon-Induced Deficits in Fetal Programming

Adrian Nanez, Irma N. Ramos and Kenneth S. Ramos

Genetic Variation in Base Excision Repair Pathway Genes, Pesticide Exposure, and Prostate Cancer Risk

Kathryn Hughes Barry, Stella Koutros, Sonja I. Berndt, Gabriella Andreotti, Jane A. Hoppin, Dale P. Sandler, Laurie A. Burdette, Meredith Yeager, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jay H. Lubin, Xiaomei Ma, Tongzhang Zheng and Michael C.R. Alavanja

A Mechanistic Modeling Framework for Predicting Metabolic Interactions in Complex Mixtures

Shu Cheng and Frederic Y. Bois

Application of Computational Systems Biology to Explore Environmental Toxicity Hazards

Karine Audouze and Philippe Grandjean

Meeting Report: Mode(s) of Action of Asbestos and Related Mineral Fibers

Maureen R. Gwinn, Danielle DeVoney, Annie M. Jarabek, Babasaheb Sonawane, John Wheeler, David N. Weissman, Scott Masten and Claudia Thompson

Climate Change, Crop Yields, and Undernutrition: Development of a Model to Quantify the Impact of Climate Scenarios on Child Undernutrition

Simon J. Lloyd, R. Sari Kovats and Zaid Chalabi

A Signal-to-Noise Crossover Dose as the Point of Departure for Health Risk Assessment

Salomon Sand, Christopher J. Portier and Daniel Krewski

Blood Cadmium and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Korean Adults

Young Hwangbo, Virginia M. Weaver, Maria Tellez-Plaza, Eliseo Guallar, Byung-Kook Lee and Ana Navas-Acien

Comprehensive Assessment of Maize Aflatoxin Levels in Eastern Kenya, 2005–2007

Johnni H. Daniel, Lauren W. Lewis, Yanique A. Redwood, Stephanie Kieszak, Robert F. Breiman, W. Dana Flanders, Carlos Bell, John Mwihia, George Ogana, Sopiato Likimani, Masja Straetemans and Michael A. McGeehin

Exposure to Trihalomethanes through Different Water Uses and Birth Weight, Small for Gestational Age, and Preterm Delivery in Spain

Cristina M. Villanueva, Esther Gracia-Lavedán, Jesús Ibarluzea, Loreto Santa Marina, Ferran Ballester, Sabrina Llop, Adonina Tardón, Mariana F. Fernández, Carmen Freire, Fernando Goñi, Xavier Basagaña, Manolis Kogevinas, Joan O. Grimalt and Jordi Sunyer on behalf of the INMA (Infancia y Medio Ambiente) Project


Enhancing Credibility of Chemical Safety Studies: No Consensus

Tony Tweedale

Chemical Safety Studies: Conrad and Becker Respond

James W. Conrad Jr. and Richard A. Becker

Conrad and Becker’s “10 Criteria” Fall Short of Addressing Conflicts of Interest in Chemical Safety Studies

Patrice Sutton, Tracey J. Woodruff, Sarah Vogel and Lisa A. Bero




Climate Change, Crop Yields, and Undernutrition, with Sari Kovats

Ashley Ahearn

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