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October 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 10


The Public Health and Policy Implications of Epigenetics and Pediatric Health Research

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Kristie Trousdale, Cynthia F. Bearer and Rachel L. Miller


Altering the Primal Environment: Health Effects Associated with Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Julie Halpert

A Steep Learning Curve: Decoding Epigenetic Influence on Behavior and Mental Health

Bob Weinhold

Science Selection

Pattern of Clues: Evidence of Distinct DNA Methylation in Newborns of Smoking Women

Wendee Nicole

Element of Surprise? Rice as a Source of Arsenic in Children’s Diets

Rebecca Kessler

Asking the Right Questions: How Early-Life Exposures Influence Later Development of Disease

Julia R. Barrett

Metal Exposure in Child Workers: Assessing Hazards in Surgical Instrument Manufacturing Workshops

Tanya Tillett


Understanding the Germicidal Effects of Silver Nanoparticles

Carol Potera

Ultraviolet Leaks from CFLs

Wendee Nicole

Energy Development Linked with Earthquakes

Bob Weinhold

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Anna L. Choi, Guifan Sun, Ying Zhang, and Philippe Grandjean

Predicting Later-Life Outcomes of Early-Life Exposures

Kim Boekelheide, Bruce Blumberg, Robert E. Chapin, Ila Cote, Joseph H. Graziano, Amanda Janesick, Robert Lane, Karen Lillycrop, Leslie Myatt, J. Christopher States, Kristina A. Thayer, Michael P. Waalkes, and John M. Rogers

Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead Levels in Human Placenta: A Systematic Review

María D. Esteban-Vasallo, Nuria Aragonés, Marina Pollan, Gonzalo López-Abente, and Beatriz Perez-Gomez


450K Epigenome-Wide Scan Identifies Differential DNA Methylation in Newborns Related to Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy

Bonnie R. Joubert, Siri E. Håberg, Roy M. Nilsen, Xuting Wang, Stein E. Vollset, Susan K. Murphy, Zhiqing Huang, Cathrine Hoyo, Øivind Midttun, Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Per M. Ueland, Michael C. Wu, Wenche Nystad, Douglas A. Bell, Shyamal D. Peddada, and Stephanie J. London

GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTP1 Polymorphisms and Associations between Air Pollutants and Markers of Insulin Resistance in Elderly Koreans

Jin Hee Kim and Yun-Chul Hong

Health Benefits from Large-Scale Ozone Reduction in the United States

Jesse D. Berman, Neal Fann, John W. Hollingsworth, Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, Anthony M. Szema, Patrick N. Breysse, Ronald H. White, and Frank C. Curriero

Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Gold Ore Processing: a Village-Level Investigation—Zamfara State, Nigeria, October–November 2010

Yi-Chun Lo, Carrie A. Dooyema, Antonio Neri, James Durant, Taran Jefferies, Andrew Medina-Marino, Lori de Ravello, Douglas Thoroughman, Lora Davis, Raymond S. Dankoli, Matthias Y. Samson, Luka M. Ibrahim, Ossai Okechukwu, Nasir T. Umar-Tsafe, Alhassan H. Dama, and Mary Jean Brown

Adverse Health Effects of Child Labor: High Exposure to Chromium and Oxidative DNA Damage in Children Manufacturing Surgical Instruments

Muhammad Sughis, Tim S. Nawrot, Vincent Haufroid, and Benoit Nemery

A Population-Based Case–Control Study of Extreme Summer Temperature and Birth Defects

Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Shao Lin, Barbara A. Fletcher, and Syni-An Hwang

Prenatal Exposure to Butylbenzyl Phthalate and Early Eczema in an Urban Cohort

Allan C. Just, Robin M. Whyatt, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Antonia M. Calafat, Frederica P. Perera, Inge F. Goldstein, Qixuan Chen, Andrew G. Rundle, and Rachel L. Miller

Prenatal Methylmercury, Postnatal Lead Exposure, and Evidence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among Inuit Children in Arctic Québec

Olivier Boucher, Sandra W. Jacobson, Pierrich Plusquellec, Éric Dewailly, Pierre Ayotte, Nadine Forget-Dubois, Joseph L. Jacobson, and Gina Muckle

Rice Consumption and Urinary Arsenic Concentrations in U.S. Children

Matthew A. Davis, Todd A. Mackenzie, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Tracy Punshon, and Margaret R. Karagas

Associations between Nighttime Traffic Noise and Sleep: The Finnish Public Sector Study

Jaana I. Halonen, Jussi Vahtera, Stephen Stansfeld, Tarja Yli-Tuomi, Paula Salo, Jaana Pentti, Mika Kivimäki, and Timo Lanki

Lactational Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Its Relation to Social and Emotional Development among Toddlers

Kate Hoffman, Margaret Adgent, Barbara Davis Goldman, Andreas Sjödin, and Julie L. Daniels

Phthalate Excretion Pattern and Testicular Function: A Study of 881 Healthy Danish Men

Ulla Nordström Joensen, Hanne Frederiksen, Martin Blomberg Jensen, Mette Petri Lauritsen, Inge Ahlmann Olesen, Tina Harmer Lassen, Anna-Maria Andersson, and Niels Jørgensen

Surrounding Greenness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Four Spanish Birth Cohorts

Payam Dadvand, Jordi Sunyer, Xavier Basagaña, Ferran Ballester, Aitana Lertxundi, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Marisa Estarlich, Raquel García-Esteban, Michelle A. Mendez, and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Early-Life Cadmium Exposure and Child Development in 5-Year-Old Girls and Boys: A Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh

Maria Kippler, Fahmida Tofail, Jena D. Hamadani, Renee M. Gardner, Sally M. Grantham-McGregor, Matteo Bottai, and Marie Vahter

Winter Temperature Inversions and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003–2008

John D. Beard, Celeste Beck, Randall Graham, Steven C. Packham, Monica Traphagan, Rebecca T. Giles, and John G. Morgan

Concentration–Response Function for Ozone and Daily Mortality: Results from Five Urban and Five Rural U.K. Populations

Richard W. Atkinson, Dahai Yu, Ben G. Armstrong, Sam Pattenden, Paul Wilkinson, Ruth M. Doherty, Mathew R. Heal, and H. Ross Anderson

Maternal Concentrations of Polyfluoroalkyl Compounds during Pregnancy and Fetal and Postnatal Growth in British Girls

Mildred Maisonet, Metrecia L. Terrell, Michael A. McGeehin, Krista Yorita Christensen, Adrianne Holmes, Antonia M. Calafat, and Michele Marcus


Cox Model Setup May Lead to Erroneous Conclusions

Peter Morfeld

Cox Model Setup: Garshick et al. Respond

Eric Garshick, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart, Mary E. Davis, Ellen A. Eisen and Thomas J. Smith

DNA Damage after Continuous Irradiation: Findings in Mice Compared with Human Epidemiologic Data

Jan Beyea

DNA Damage after Continuous Irradiation: Yanch and Engelward Respond

Jacquelyn Yanch and Bevin Engelward


Post-Katrina Asthma in the Children of New Orleans, with Patricia Chulada

Ashley Ahearn

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