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September 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 9


The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment

Gregory J. Howard


Fields and Forests in Flames: Vegetation Smoke and Human Health

Bob Weinhold

Spheres of Influence

Climate Change and Infectious Disease: Is the Future Here?

Catherine M. Cooney

Science Selection

Thirdhand Smoke in Review: Research Needs and Recommendations

Tanya Tillett

Ambient Air Pollution and Infant Health: Home Monitors Make Cardiorespiratory Connections

Kellyn S. Betts

Warm Reception? Halogenated BPA Flame Retardants and PPARγ Activation

Julia R. Barrett

Testing the Dose Addition Hypothesis: The Impact of Pyrethroid Insecticide Mixtures on Neurons

Kris S. Freeman


Climate Change Impacts Indoor Environment

Carol Potera

Prenatal Exposure to BPA and Sexually Selected Traits in Male Mice

Wendee Holtcamp

Scorecard Rates Emission Reductions of Hybrid Vehicles

David C. Holzman

The Beat

Erin Dooley


Could the Health Decline of Prehistoric California Indians be Related to Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from Natural Bitumen?

Sebastian K.T.S. Wärmländer, Sabrina B. Sholts, Jon M. Erlandson, Thor Gjerdrum and Roger Westerholm

Life Imprints: Living in a Contaminated World

David Crews and Andrea C. Gore


Thirdhand Tobacco Smoke: Emerging Evidence and Arguments for a Multidisciplinary Research Agenda

Georg E. Matt, Penelope J. E. Quintana, Hugo Destaillats, Lara A. Gundel, Mohamad Sleiman, Brett C. Singer, Peyton Jacob III, Neal Benowitz, Jonathan P. Winickoff, Virender Rehan, Prue Talbot, Suzaynn F. Schick, Jonathan Samet, Yinsheng Wang, Bo Hang, Manuela Martins-Green, James F. Pankow and Melbourne F. Hovell

Occupational Exposure to Asbestos and Ovarian Cancer: A Meta-analysis

M. Constanza Camargo, Leslie T. Stayner, Kurt Straif, Margarita Reina, Umaima Al-Alem, Paul A. Demers and Philip J. Landrigan


Atrazine and Cancer Incidence Among Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study (1994–2007)

Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jennifer A. Rusiecki, Jane A. Hoppin, Jay H. Lubin, Stella Koutros, Gabriella Andreotti, Shelia Hoar Zahm, Cynthia J. Hines, Joseph B. Coble, Francesco Barone-Adesi, Jennifer Sloan, Dale P. Sandler, Aaron Blair and Michael C.R. Alavanja

Smoking, COPD, and 3-Nitrotyrosine Levels of Plasma Proteins

Hongjun Jin, Bobbie-Jo Webb-Robertson, Elena S. Peterson, Ruimin Tan, Diana J. Bigelow, Mary Beth Scholand, John R. Hoidal, Joel G. Pounds and Richard C. Zangar

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ Is a Target for Halogenated Analogs of Bisphenol A

Anne Riu, Marina Grimaldi, Albane le Maire, Gilbert Bey, Kevin Phillips, Abdelhay Boulahtouf, Elisabeth Perdu, Daniel Zalko, William Bourguet and Patrick Balaguer

Additivity of Pyrethroid Actions on Sodium Influx in Cerebrocortical Neurons in Primary Culture

Zhengyu Cao, Timothy J. Shafer, Kevin M. Crofton, Chris Gennings and Thomas F. Murray

Comparison of Serum Bisphenol A Concentrations in Mice Exposed to Bisphenol A through the Diet versus Oral Bolus Exposure

Paizlee T. Sieli, Eldin Jašarevic´, Denise A. Warzak, Jiude Mao, Mark R. Ellersieck, Chunyang Liao, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Séverine H. Collet, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Frederick S. vom Saal and Cheryl S. Rosenfeld

Creatinine, Diet, Micronutrients, and Arsenic Methylation in West Bengal, India

Arin Basu, Soma Mitra, Joyce Chung, D.N. Guha Mazumder, Nilima Ghosh, David Kalman, Ondine S. von Ehrenstein, Craig Steinmaus, Jane Liaw and Allan H. Smith

Exposure to PBDEs in the Office Environment: Evaluating the Relationships Between Dust, Handwipes, and Serum

Deborah J. Watkins, Michael D. McClean, Alicia J. Fraser, Janice Weinberg, Heather M. Stapleton, Andreas Sjödin and Thomas F. Webster

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Inflammatory Markers in Nonsmokers in the Trucking Industry

Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu, Donna Spiegelman, Douglas W. Dockery, Eric Garshick, S. Katharine Hammond, Thomas J. Smith, Jaime E. Hart and Francine Laden

Dioxin Exposure and Age of Pubertal Onset among Russian Boys

Susan A. Korrick, Mary M. Lee, Paige L. Williams, Oleg Sergeyev, Jane S. Burns, Donald G. Patterson Jr, Wayman E. Turner, Larry L. Needham, Larisa Altshul, Boris Revich and Russ Hauser

Air Pollution and Stillbirth: A Population-Based Case–Control Study in Taiwan

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

In Utero and Lactational Exposure to PCBs in Mice: Adult Offspring Show Altered Learning and Memory Depending on Cyp1a2 and Ahr Genotypes

Christine P. Curran, Daniel W. Nebert, Mary Beth Genter, Krishna V. Patel, Tori L. Schaefer, Matthew R. Skelton, Michael T. Williams and Charles V. Vorhees

Short-Term Effects of Nitrogen Dioxide on Mortality and Susceptibility Factors in 10 Italian Cities: The EpiAir Study

Monica Chiusolo, Ennio Cadum, Massimo Stafoggia, Claudia Galassi, Giovanna Berti, Annunziata Faustini, Luigi Bisanti, Maria Angela Vigotti, Maria Patrizia Dessì, Achille Cernigliaro, Sandra Mallone, Barbara Pacelli, Sante Minerba, Lorenzo Simonato and Francesco Forastiere, on behalf of the EpiAir Collaborative Group

Social Disparities in Nitrate-Contaminated Drinking Water in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Carolina Balazs, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Alan Hubbard and Isha Ray

Impact of the Improved Patsari Biomass Stove on Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Biomarkers and Carbon Monoxide Exposures in Rural Mexican Women

Horacio Riojas-Rodriguez, Astrid Schilmann, Adriana Teresa Marron-Mares, Omar Masera, Zheng Li, Lovisa Romanoff, Andreas Sjödin, Leonora Rojas-Bracho, Larry L. Needham and Isabelle Romieu

Ambient Air Pollution and Apnea and Bradycardia in High-Risk Infants on Home Monitors

Jennifer L. Peel, Mitchel Klein, W. Dana Flanders, James A. Mulholland, Gary Freed and Paige E. Tolbert

Drinking Water Salinity and Maternal Health in Coastal Bangladesh: Implications of Climate Change

Aneire Ehmar Khan, Andrew Ireson, Sari Kovats, Sontosh Kumar Mojumder, Amirul Khusru, Atiq Rahman and Paolo Vineis

Residential Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution during Pregnancy and Anthropometric Measures at Birth in a Multicenter Cohort in Spain

Marisa Estarlich, Ferran Ballester, Inmaculada Aguilera, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Aitana Lertxundi, Sabrina Llop, Carmen Freire, Adonina Tardón, Mikel Basterrechea, Jordi Sunyer and Carmen Iñiguez

Three Measures of Forest Fire Smoke Exposure and Their Associations with Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health Outcomes in a Population-Based Cohort

Sarah B. Henderson, Michael Brauer, Ying C. MacNab and Susan M. Kennedy

Estimating Water Supply Arsenic Levels in the New England Bladder Cancer Study

John R. Nuckols, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jay H. Lubin, Matthew S. Airola, Dalsu Baris, Joseph D. Ayotte, Anne Taylor, Chris Paulu, Margaret R. Karagas, Joanne Colt, Mary H. Ward, An-Tsun Huang, William Bress, Sai Cherala, Debra T. Silverman and Kenneth P. Cantor


Dietary Intervention and DEHP Reduction

Stephen P. Risotto

Dietary Intervention and DEHP Reduction: Rudel et al. Respond

Ruthann Rudel, Janet Ackerman and Robin Dodson

In Vitro Detection of Estrogen Activity in Plastic Products Using a Sensitive Bioassay: Failure to Acknowledge Limitations

William R. Kelce and Christopher J. Borgert

Estrogen Activity in Plastic Products: Yang et al. Respond

Chun Z. Yang, George D. Bittner, Stuart I. Yaniger, Daniel J. Klein and V. Craig Jordan

Environmental Factors Develop Different Patterns of Immune Disease

Luis M. Blasco


What Does Climate Change Have to Do With Human Health? with John Balbus

Ashley Ahearn

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