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May 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 5


Book Review: Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

David Beckman


Editor’s Note

Hugh A. Tilson

The Office of Health Assessment and Translation: A Problem-Solving Resource for the National Toxicology Program

John R. Bucher, Kristina Thayer and Linda S. Birnbaum

Health Impact from Air Pollution in Thailand: Current and Future Challenges

Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan and Nitaya Vajanapoom


Phosphorus Paradox: Scarcity and Overabundance of a Key Nutrient

Tim Lougheed

Spheres of Influence

Tools for Tracking Antibiotic Resistance

Naomi Lubick

Science Selection

Epigenetic Liver Damage: Study Reveals Clues Implicating 1,3-Butadiene

Bob Weinhold

Arsenic and Infectious Disease: A Potential Factor in Morbidity among Bangladeshi Children

Angela Spivey

Passing Down Pollution: Calculating Intergenerational Exposure to PCBs

Rebecca Kessler

Window for Dioxin Damage: Sperm Quality in Men Born after the Seveso Disaster

Julia R. Barrett


Study to Examine Health Effects in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cleanup Workers

Charles W. Schmidt

Traffic Trigger

Wendee Holtcamp

Can Transgenic Plants Root Out Pollutants?

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Critical Issues in the Development of Health Information Systems in Supporting Environmental Health: A Case Study of Ciguatera

Sarah Goater, Bonnie Derne and Philip Weinstein


Evaluation of the Cardiovascular Effects of Methylmercury Exposures: Current Evidence Supports Development of a Dose–Response Function for Regulatory Benefits Analysis

Henry A. Roman, Tyra L. Walsh, Brent A. Coull, Éric Dewailly, Eliseo Guallar, Dale Hattis, Koenraad Mariën, Joel Schwartz, Alan H. Stern, Jyrki K. Virtanen and Glenn Rice

Ambient Air Pollution and Risk of Congenital Anomalies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Martine Vrijheid, David Martinez, Sandra Manzanares, Payam Dadvand, Anna Schembari, Judith Rankin and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Exposure Assessment in Cohort Studies of Childhood Asthma

Victoria H. Arrandale, Michael Brauer, Jeffrey R. Brook, Bert Brunekreef, Diane R. Gold, Stephanie J. London, J. David Miller, Halûk Özkaynak, Nola M. Ries, Malcolm R. Sears, Frances S. Silverman and Tim K. Takaro


Epigenetic Alterations in Liver of C57BL/6J Mice after Short-Term Inhalational Exposure to 1,3-Butadiene

Igor Koturbash, Anne Scherhag, Jessica Sorrentino, Kenneth Sexton, Wanda Bodnar, Volodymyr Tryndyak, John R. Latendresse, James A. Swenberg, Frederick A. Beland, Igor P. Pogribny and Ivan Rusyn

Acute Decreases in Proteasome Pathway Activity after Inhalation 
of Fresh Diesel Exhaust or Secondary Organic Aerosol

Howard M. Kipen, Sampada Gandhi, David Q. Rich, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Robert Laumbach, Zhi-Hua Fan, Li Chen, Debra L. Laskin, Junfeng Zhang and Kiran Madura

Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Significantly Influences Atherogenic Risk and Cytokine-Induced Oxidant Production

Corey M. Harrison, Melissa Pompilius, Kent E. Pinkerton and Scott W. Ballinger

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cognitive Function in a Cohort of Older Men

Melinda C. Power, Marc G. Weisskopf, Stacey E. Alexeeff, Brent A. Coull, Avron Spiro III and Joel Schwartz

Pleural Mesothelioma in New Caledonia: Associations with Environmental Risk Factors

Francine Baumann, Pierre Maurizot, Morgan Mangeas, Jean-Paul Ambrosi, Jeroen Douwes and Bernard Robineau

Ambient Air Pollution and Birth Weight in Full-Term Infants 
in Atlanta, 1994–2004

Lyndsey A. Darrow, Mitchel Klein, Matthew J. Strickland, James A. Mulholland and Paige E. Tolbert

Low-Level Lead Exposure and Elevations in Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

Ellen M. Wells, Ana Navas-Acien, Julie B. Herbstman, Benjamin J. Apelberg, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Robert L. Jones, Rolf U. Halden, Frank R. Witter and Lynn R. Goldman

Global Gene Expression Analysis Reveals Dynamic and Developmental Stage–Dependent Enrichment of Lead-Induced Neurological Gene Alterations

Samuel M. Peterson, Jun Zhang, Gregory Weber and Jennifer L. Freeman

Global Gene Expression Profiling of a Population Exposed to a Range of Benzene Levels

Cliona M. McHale, Luoping Zhang, Qing Lan, Roel Vermeulen, Guilan Li, Alan E. Hubbard, Kristin E. Porter, Reuben Thomas, Christopher J. Portier, Min Shen, Stephen M. Rappaport, Songnian Yin, Martyn T. Smith and Nathaniel Rothman

Changes in Retinol-Binding Protein Concentrations and Thyroid Homeostasis with Nonoccupational Exposure to DDT

Rhena Delport, Riana Bornman, Una E. MacIntyre, Nicholette M. Oosthuizen, Piet J. Becker, Natalie H. Aneck-Hahn and Christiaan de Jager

Assessment of Nonoccupational Exposure to DDT in the Tropics and the North: Relevance of Uptake via Inhalation from Indoor Residual Spraying

Roland Ritter, Martin Scheringer, Matthew MacLeod and Konrad Hungerbühler

Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Inhalable Particulate Matter 
on Telomere Length, Telomerase Expression, and Telomerase Methylation in Steel Workers

Laura Dioni, Mirjam Hoxha, Francesco Nordio, Matteo Bonzini, Letizia Tarantini, Benedetta Albetti, Alice Savarese, Joel Schwartz, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Pietro Apostoli, Lifang Hou and Andrea Baccarelli

Investigating Intergenerational Differences in Human PCB Exposure due to Variable Emissions and Reproductive Behaviors

Cristina L. Quinn, Frank Wania, Gertje Czub and Knut Breivik

Association between Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites and Sperm DNA Damage: A Population Study in Chongqing, China

Xue Han, Niya Zhou, Zhihong Cui, Mingfu Ma, Lianbing Li, Min Cai, Yafei Li, Hui Lin, Ying Li, Lin Ao, Jinyi Liu and Jia Cao

Toward a Quantitative Estimate of Future Heat Wave Mortality 
under Global Climate Change

Roger D. Peng, Jennifer F. Bobb, Claudia Tebaldi, Larry McDaniel, Michelle L. Bell and Francesca Dominici

Arsenic Exposure in Pregnancy Increases the Risk of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Diarrhea during Infancy in Bangladesh

Anisur Rahman, Marie Vahter, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Lars-Åke Persson

Survival Analysis of Long-Term Exposure to Different Sizes of Airborne Particulate Matter and Risk of Infant Mortality Using a Birth Cohort 
in Seoul, Korea

Ji-Young Son, Michelle L. Bell and Jong-Tae Lee

Exploration of the Rapid Effects of Personal Fine Particulate Matter Exposure on Arterial Hemodynamics and Vascular Function during the Same Day

Robert D. Brook, Hwashin H. Shin, Robert L. Bard, Richard T. Burnett, Alan Vette, Carry Croghan, Jonathan Thornburg, Charles Rodes and Ron Williams

Perinatal Exposure to Low Doses of Dioxin Can Permanently Impair Human Semen Quality

Paolo Mocarelli, Pier Mario Gerthoux, Larry L. Needham, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Giuseppe Limonta, Rosanna Falbo, Stefano Signorini, Maria Bertona, Carla Crespi, Cecilia Sarto, Paul K. Scott, Wayman E. Turner and Paolo Brambilla

A Comparison of Different Approaches to Estimate Small-Scale Spatial Variation in Outdoor NO2 Concentrations

Marieke B. Dijkema, Ulrike Gehring, Rob T. van Strien, Saskia C. van der Zee, Paul Fischer, Gerard Hoek and Bert Brunekreef


Fragranced Products and VOCs

Madhuri Singal, Danielle Vitale and Ladd Smith

Breast Cancer Environment Centers and Advocacy

Mary S. Wolff and Janice Barlow

Breast Cancer Environment Centers and Advocacy: Baralt and McCormick Respond

Lori B. Baralt and Sabrina McCormick

Redefining Low Lead Levels

Ivo Iavicoli and Edward J. Calabrese


Communicating about Chemical Body Burden, with Tracey Woodruff and Rachel Morello-Frosch

Ashley Ahearn

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