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November 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 11


Quicksilver and Gold: Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

Charles W. Schmidt

Lessons of the Elwha River: Managing Health Hazards during Dam Removal

Wendee Nicole

Science Selection

Expanding the Range of Possibility: Exploring the Uncertainty in Projecting Ozone-Related Health Effects of Climate Change

Bob Weinhold

Proximity Plus Pollution: Understanding Factors in Asthma among Children Living near Major Roadways

Julia R. Barrett

Superbug Hideout: Finding MRSA in U.S.Wastewater Treatment Plants

Rebecca Kessler

Here Today, Here Tomorrow? Urinary Concentrations of Parabens over Time

Tanya Tillett


Quorum-Sensing Signal Disperses Bacteria from Biofilms

Carol Potera

A Closer Look at GE Corn Findings

Wendee Nicole

Newly Discovered Atmospheric Oxidant Contributes to Climate Change, Sulfuric Acid Production

Nate Seltenrich

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Advancing the Next Generation of Health Risk Assessment

Ila Cote, Paul T. Anastas, Linda S. Birnbaum, Rebecca M. Clark, David J. Dix, Stephen W. Edwards, and Peter W. Preuss

Research Opportunities for Cancer Associated with Indoor Air Pollution from Solid-Fuel Combustion

Britt C. Reid, Armen A. Ghazarian, David M. DeMarini, Amir Sapkota, Darby Jack, Qing Lan, Deborah M. Winn, and Linda S. Birnbaum

Wind of Change Challenges Toxicological Regulators

Tewes Tralau, Christian Riebeling, Ralph Pirow, Michael Oelgeschläger, Andrea Seiler, Manfred Liebsch, and Andreas Luch


Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Circulatory Disease from Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation and Estimates of Potential Population Mortality Risks

Mark P. Little, Tamara V. Azizova, Dimitry Bazyka, Simon D. Bouffler, Elisabeth Cardis, Sergey Chekin, Vadim V. Chumak, Francis A. Cucinotta, Florent de Vathaire, Per Hall, John D. Harrison, Guido Hildebrandt, Victor Ivanov, Valeriy V. Kashcheev, Sergiy V. Klymenko, Michaela Kreuzer, Olivier Laurent, Kotaro Ozasa, Thierry Schneider, Soile Tapio, Andrew M. Taylor, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Wendy L. Vandoolaeghe, Richard Wakeford, Lydia B. Zablotska, Wei Zhang, and Steven E. Lipshultz

A Quantitative Synthesis of Mercury in Commercial Seafood and Implications for Exposure in the United States

Roxanne Karimi, Timothy P. Fitzgerald, and Nicholas S. Fisher

Climate Change and Food Security: Health Impacts in Developed Countries

Iain R. Lake, Lee Hooper, Asmaa Abdelhamid, Graham Bentham, Alistair B.A. Boxall, Alizon Draper, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Mike Hulme, Paul R. Hunter, Gordon Nichols, and Keith W. Waldron


Mortality in Young Adults following in Utero and Childhood Exposure to Arsenic in Drinking Water

Allan H. Smith, Guillermo Marshall, Jane Liaw, Yan Yuan, Catterina Ferreccio, and Craig Steinmaus

Early Zebrafish Embryogenesis Is Susceptible to Developmental TDCPP Exposure

Sean P. McGee, Ellen M. Cooper, Heather M. Stapleton, and David C. Volz

Prioritizing Chemicals and Data Requirements for Screening-Level Exposure and Risk Assessment

Jon A. Arnot, Trevor N. Brown, Frank Wania, Knut Breivik, and Michael S. McLachlan

Competitive Androgen Receptor Antagonism as a Factor Determining the Predictability of Cumulative Antiandrogenic Effects of Widely Used Pesticides

Frances Orton, Erika Rosivatz, Martin Scholze, and Andreas Kortenkamp

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Detected at Four U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein, Shirley A. Micallef, Shawn G. Gibbs, Johnnie A. Davis, Xin He, Ashish George, Lara M. Kleinfelter, Nicole A. Schreiber, Sampa Mukherjee, Amir Sapkota, Sam W. Joseph, and Amy R. Sapkota

Predictors and Variability of Urinary Paraben Concentrations in Men and Women, Including before and during Pregnancy

Kristen W. Smith, Joe M. Braun, Paige L. Williams, Shelley Ehrlich, Katharine F. Correia, Antonia M. Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Jennifer Ford, Myra Keller, John D. Meeker, and Russ Hauser

Excessive Heat and Respiratory Hospitalizations in New York State: Estimating Current and Future Public Health Burden Related to Climate Change

Shao Lin, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Shubhayu Saha, George Luber, and Syni-An Hwang

Exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Age of Menarche in Adolescent Girls in NHANES (2003–2008)

Danielle E. Buttke, Kanta Sircar, and Colleen Martin

Near-Roadway Pollution and Childhood Asthma: Implications for Developing “Win–Win” Compact Urban Development and Clean Vehicle Strategies

Laura Perez, Fred Lurmann, John Wilson, Manuel Pastor, Sylvia J. Brandt, Nino Künzli, and Rob McConnell

Indoor Environmental Exposures for Children with Asthma Enrolled in the HEAL Study, Post-Katrina New Orleans

L. Faye Grimsley, Patricia C. Chulada, Suzanne Kennedy, LuAnn White, Jeremy Wildfire, Richard D. Cohn, Herman Mitchell, Eleanor Thornton, Jane El-Dahr, Mosanda M. Mvula, Yvonne Sterling, William J. Martin, Kevin U. Stephens, and Maureen Lichtveld

Environmental Cadmium and Lead Exposures and Hearing Loss in U.S. Adults: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 to 2004

Yoon-Hyeong Choi, Howard Hu, Bhramar Mukherjee, Josef Miller, and Sung Kyun Park

Variation in Estimated Ozone-Related Health Impacts of Climate Change due to Modeling Choices and Assumptions

Ellen S. Post, Anne Grambsch, Chris Weaver, Philip Morefield, Jin Huang, Lai-Yung Leung, Christopher G. Nolte, Peter Adams, Xin-Zhong Liang, Jin-Hong Zhu, and Hardee Mahoney

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in Utero and Subsequent Plasma Lipids, ApoB, and CRP among Adult Women in the MoBa Cohort

Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Rolv Skjaerven, Kjell Haug, Gregory S. Travlos, Ralph E. Wilson, Merete Eggesbø, Jane A. Hoppin, Kristina W. Whitworth, and Matthew P. Longnecker

Implementation of Evidence-based Asthma Interventions in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Study

Herman Mitchell, Richard D. Cohn, Jeremy Wildfire, Eleanor Thornton, Suzanne Kennedy, Jane M. El-Dahr, Patricia C. Chulada, Mosanda M. Mvula, L. Faye Grimsley, Maureen Y. Lichtveld, LuAnn E. White, Yvonne M. Sterling, Kevin U. Stephens Sr., and William J. Martin II

The Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Study—Methods and Study Population

Patricia C. Chulada, Suzanne Kennedy, Mosanda M. Mvula, Katy Jaffee, Jeremy Wildfire, Eleanor Thornton, Richard D. Cohn, L. Faye Grimsley, Herman Mitchell, Jane El-Dahr, Yvonne Sterling, William J. Martin, LuAnn White, Kevin U. Stephens, and Maureen Lichtveld


Defining “Phthalates”

William Dale Carter

“Phthalates”: Kelley et al. Respond

Katherine E. Kelley, Erica L. Chaplin, Allen A. Mitchell, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, and Russ Hauser

Radiation Dose‑Rate and DNA Damage

Peter Melzer

Radiation Dose‑Rate: Engelward and Yanch Respond

Bevin Engelward and Jacquelyn Yanch


Exploring Links between Arsenic and Diabetes, with Ana Navas-Acien

Ashley Ahearn

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