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February 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 2


Book Review: Greening through IT: Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability

Eli Blevis


Editor’s Note

Hugh A. Tilson

Product Biomonitoring and Responsible Reporting

Paul Jung

Climate Change and Human Health in China

Haidong Kan


Does the Smoke Ever Really Clear? Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Raises New Concerns

Adrian Burton

Spheres of Influence

Avoiding Health Pitfalls of Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

John Manuel

Science Selection

Thyroid Hormone Understanding Branches Out: Insights into PBDE Impacts on Brain Development

Kellyn S. Betts

Beastly Beauty Products: Exposure to Inorganic Mercury in Skin-Lightening Creams

Cynthia Washam

Heat Effects Are Unique: Mortality Risk Depends on Heat Wave, Community Characteristics

Tanya Tillett


Global Estimate of SHS Burden

Naomi Lubick

Acrolein and Neuro Disorders

Bob Weinhold

A Second Look at Sea Lice

David A. Taylor

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Contamination of U.S. Butter with Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers from Wrapping Paper

Arnold Schecter, Sarah Smith, Justin Colacino, Noor Malik, Matthias Opel, Olaf Paepke and Linda Birnbaum

The Dichloroacetate Dilemma: Environmental Hazard versus 
Therapeutic Goldmine—Both or Neither?

Peter W. Stacpoole


Occupational Benzene Exposure and the Risk of Lymphoma Subtypes: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies Incorporating Three Study Quality Dimensions

Jelle Vlaanderen, Qing Lan, Hans Kromhout, Nathaniel Rothman and Roel Vermeulen


Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure among Louisiana 
Recreational Anglers

Rebecca A. Lincoln, James P. Shine, Edward J. Chesney, Donna J. Vorhees, Philippe Grandjean and David B. Senn

Long-Term Inhalation Exposure to Nickel Nanoparticles Exacerbated Atherosclerosis in a Susceptible Mouse Model

Gi Soo Kang, Patricia Anne Gillespie, Albert Gunnison, Andre Luis Moreira, Kam-Meng Tchou-Wong and Lung-Chi Chen

Polymorphisms in Arsenic(+III Oxidation State) Methyltransferase (AS3MT) Predict Gene Expression of AS3MT as Well as Arsenic Metabolism

Karin Engström, Marie Vahter, Simona Jurkovic Mlakar, Gabriela Concha, Barbro Nermell, Rubhana Raqib, Alejandro Cardozo and Karin Broberg

Electrocardiographic ST-Segment Depression and Exposure to Traffic-Related Aerosols in Elderly Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease

Ralph J. Delfino, Daniel L. Gillen, Thomas Tjoa, Norbert Staimer, Andrea Polidori, Mohammad Arhami, Constantinos Sioutas and John Longhurst

Population-Based Inorganic Mercury Biomonitoring and the Identification of Skin Care Products as a Source of Exposure in New York City

Wendy McKelvey, Nancy Jeffery, Nancy Clark, Daniel Kass and Patrick J. Parsons

Heat Waves in the United States: Mortality Risk during Heat Waves and 
Effect Modification by Heat Wave Characteristics in 43 U.S. Communities

G. Brooke Anderson and Michelle L. Bell

The Indian Ocean Dipole and Cholera Incidence in Bangladesh: 
A Time-Series Analysis

Masahiro Hashizume, A.S.G. Faruque, Toru Terao, Md Yunus, Kim Streatfield, Taro Yamamoto and Kazuhiko Moji

Urinary Concentrations of Parabens and Serum Hormone Levels, Semen Quality Parameters, and Sperm DNA Damage

John D. Meeker, Tiffany Yang, Xiaoyun Ye, Antonia M. Calafat and Russ Hauser

Genetic, Biochemical, and Environmental Factors Associated with Pregnancy Outcomes in Newborns from the Czech Republic

Pavel Rossner Jr., Nana Tabashidze, Miroslav Dostal, Zuzana Novakova, Irena Chvatalova, Milada Spatova and Radim J. Sram

Disruption of Thyroid Hormone Receptor–Mediated Transcription and Thyroid Hormone–Induced Purkinje Cell Dendrite Arborization by Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

Kingsley Ibhazehiebo, Toshiharu Iwasaki, Junko Kimura-Kuroda, Wataru Miyazaki, Noriaki Shimokawa and Noriyuki Koibuchi

In Vivo Measurement of Brain GABA Concentrations by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Smelters Occupationally Exposed to Manganese

Ulrike Dydak, Yue-Ming Jiang, Li-Ling Long, He Zhu, Jian Chen, Wen-Mei Li, Richard A.E. Edden, Shuguang Hu, Xue Fu, Zaiyang Long, Xue-An Mo, Dieter Meier, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Michael Aschner, James B. Murdoch and Wei Zheng

Intrinsic Human Elimination Half-Lives of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Derived from the Temporal Evolution of Cross-Sectional Biomonitoring Data from the United Kingdom

Roland Ritter, Martin Scheringer, Matthew MacLeod, Claudia Moeckel, Kevin C. Jones and Konrad Hungerbühler

A Case–Control Study of Occupational Exposure to Trichloroethylene and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mark P. Purdue, Berit Bakke, Patricia Stewart, Anneclaire J. De Roos, Maryjean Schenk, Charles F. Lynch, Leslie Bernstein, Lindsay M. Morton, James R. Cerhan, Richard K. Severson, Wendy Cozen, Scott Davis, Nathaniel Rothman, Patricia Hartge and Joanne S. Colt

Arsenic-Associated Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Immune Disruption in Human Placenta and Cord Blood

Sultan Ahmed, Sultana Mahabbat-e Khoda, Rokeya Sultana Rekha, Renee M. Gardner, Syeda Shegufta Ameer, Sophie Moore, Eva-Charlotte Ekström, Marie Vahter and Rubhana Raqib

Prenatal Organochlorine Compound Exposure, Rapid Weight Gain, and Overweight in Infancy

Michelle A. Mendez, Raquel Garcia-Esteban, Mónica Guxens, Martine Vrijheid, Manolis Kogevinas, Fernando Goñi, Silvia Fochs and Jordi Sunyer

Home Characteristics as Predictors of Bacterial and Fungal Microbial Biomarkers in House Dust

Joanne E. Sordillo, Udeni K. Alwis, Elaine Hoffman, Diane R. Gold and Donald K. Milton


A Better Understanding of BPA Metabolism, with Frederick vom Saal

Ashley Ahearn

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