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June 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 6


Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States

Robert D. Bullard


EHP Classic Paper of the Year, 2011

Hugh A. Tilson


Questions Persist: Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

Pollution Portrait: The Fourth National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment

Bob Weinhold

Science Selection

Public Health Impact of Coal and Electricity Consumption: Risk–Benefit Balance Varies by Country

Tanya Tillett

Chemical Count: Quantifying Exposures in Pregnant Women

Kellyn S. Betts

Rotenone and Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Human Exposure Study Supports Years of Animal Studies

Angela Spivey

Olympic Win: Lower Estimated Cancer Risk with Air Pollution Controls during the 2008 Beijing Games

Julia R. Barrett


Pond Algae Sequester Strontium-90

Carol Potera

New Rules Proposed for Power Plant Toxics

Bob Weinhold

Coal Fire Emissions Curb Children’s Growth

Adrian Burton

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Moving Forward in Human Cancer Risk Assessment

Richard S. Paules, Jiri Aubrecht, Raffaella Corvi, Bernward Garthoff and Jos C. Kleinjans

DDT and Malaria Prevention: Addressing the Paradox

Hindrik Bouwman, Henk van den Berg and Henrik Kylin


Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in India: Future Research Directions

Kathleen F. Bush, George Luber, S. Rani Kotha, R.S. Dhaliwal, Vikas Kapil, Mercedes Pascual, Daniel G. Brown, Howard Frumkin, R.C. Dhiman, Jeremy Hess, Mark L. Wilson, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Joseph Eisenberg, Tanvir Kaur, Richard Rood, Stuart Batterman, Aley Joseph, Carina J. Gronlund, Arun Agrawal and Howard Hu

Enhancing Credibility of Chemical Safety Studies: Emerging Consensus on Key Assessment Criteria

James W. Conrad Jr. and Richard A. Becker

Respiratory and Allergic Health Effects of Dampness, Mold, and Dampness-Related Agents: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence

Mark J. Mendell, Anna G. Mirer, Kerry Cheung, My Tong and Jeroen Douwes


Estimated Reduction in Cancer Risk due to PAH Exposures If Source Control Measures during the 2008 Beijing Olympics Were Sustained

Yuling Jia, Dave Stone, Wentao Wang, Jill Schrlau, Shu Tao and Staci L. Massey Simonich

Neuroinflammation and α-Synuclein Dysfunction Potentiate Each Other, Driving Chronic Progression of Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Hui-Ming Gao, Feng Zhang, Hui Zhou, Wayneho Kam, Belinda Wilson and Jau-Shyong Hong

TRPV4-Mediated Calcium Influx into Human Bronchial Epithelia upon Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles

Jinju Li, Patrick Kanju, Michael Patterson, Wei-Leong Chew, Seung-Hyun Cho, Ian Gilmour, Tim Oliver, Ryohei Yasuda, Andrew Ghio, Sidney A. Simon and Wolfgang Liedtke

Widely Used Pesticides with Previously Unknown Endocrine Activity Revealed as in Vitro Antiandrogens

Frances Orton, Erika Rosivatz, Martin Scholze and Andreas Kortenkamp

Biomarkers of Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Effect in Egyptian Cotton Field Workers

Fayssal M. Farahat, Corie A. Ellison, Matthew R. Bonner, Barbara P. McGarrigle, Alice L. Crane, Richard A. Fenske, Michael R. Lasarev, Diane S. Rohlman, W. Kent Anger, Pamela J. Lein and James R. Olson

The Early Psychological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 
on Florida and Alabama Communities

Lynn M. Grattan, Sparkle Roberts, William T. Mahan Jr., Patrick K. McLaughlin, W. Steven Otwell and J. Glenn Morris Jr.

Rotenone, Paraquat, and Parkinson’s Disease

Caroline M. Tanner, Freya Kamel, G. Webster Ross, Jane A. Hoppin, Samuel M. Goldman, Monica Korell, Connie Marras, Grace S. Bhudhikanok, Meike Kasten, Anabel R. Chade, Kathleen Comyns, Marie Barber Richards, Cheryl Meng, Benjamin Priestley, Hubert H. Fernandez, Franca Cambi, David M. Umbach, Aaron Blair, Dale P. Sandler and J. William Langston

Residential Proximity to Freeways and Autism in the CHARGE Study

Heather E. Volk, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Lora Delwiche, Fred Lurmann and Rob McConnell

Ambient Carbon Monoxide and Fine Particulate Matter in Relation to Preeclampsia and Preterm Delivery in Western Washington State

Carole B. Rudra, Michelle A. Williams, Lianne Sheppard, Jane Q. Koenig and Melissa A. Schiff

Involvement of N-6 Adenine-Specific DNA Methyltransferase 1 (N6AMT1) in Arsenic Biomethylation and Its Role in Arsenic-Induced Toxicity

Xuefeng Ren, Maria Aleshin, William J. Jo, Russel Dills, David A. Kalman, Christopher D. Vulpe, Martyn T. Smith and Luoping Zhang

Lithium in Drinking Water and Thyroid Function

Karin Broberg, Gabriela Concha, Karin Engström, Magnus Lindvall, Margareta Grandér and Marie Vahter

Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women in the United States: NHANES 2003–2004

Tracey J. Woodruff, Ami R. Zota and Jackie M. Schwartz

Ambient PM2.5 Exposure Up-regulates the Expression of Costimulatory Receptors on Circulating Monocytes in Diabetic Individuals

Alexandra Schneider, Neil E. Alexis, David Diaz-Sanchez, Lucas M. Neas, Shirley Harder, Margaret C. Herbst, Wayne E. Cascio, John B. Buse, Annette Peters and Robert B. Devlin

Risk Estimation with Epidemiologic Data When Response Attenuates at High-Exposure Levels

Kyle Steenland, Ryan Seals, Mitch Klein, Jennifer Jinot and Henry D. Kahn

Modeling Spatial Patterns of Traffic-Related Air Pollutants in Complex Urban Terrain

Leonard M. Zwack, Christopher J. Paciorek, John D. Spengler and Jonathan I. Levy

Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity and Coal Consumption

Julia M. Gohlke, Reuben Thomas, Alistair Woodward, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Annette Prüss-üstün, Simon Hales and Christopher J. Portier

Lung Cancer Incidence and Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution from Traffic

Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Martin Hvidberg, Steen Solvang Jensen, Matthias Ketzel, Mette Sørensen, Steffen Loft, Kim Overvad and Anne Tjønneland

Long-Term Exposure to Airborne Particles and Arterial Stiffness: 
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Marie S. O’Neill, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Amy H. Auchincloss, Mingwu Shen, João A. Lima, Joseph F. Polak, R. Graham Barr, Joel Kaufman and David R. Jacobs Jr.


Nanomaterials and the Precautionary Principle

Kevin C. Elliott

Manganese in Drinking Water and Intellectual Impairment in School-Age Children

Hong Chen and Ray Copes

Manganese in Drinking Water: Bouchard Responds

Maryse F. Bouchard


Air Pollution in China, with Junfeng (Jim) Zhang

Ashley Ahearn

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