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December 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 12


Advancing Knowledge on the Environment and Its Impact on Health, and Meeting the Challenges of Global Environmental Change

Fan Wu

EHP Paper of the Year, 2012

Hugh A. Tilson


Healthier Tribal Housing: Combining the Best of Old and New

Nate Seltenrich

Spheres of Influence

Progress and Pollution: Port Cities Prepare for the Panama Canal Expansion

Andrea Hricko

Science Selection

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Indoor CO2 Exposure and Impaired Decision Making

Tanya Tillett

Exposure Intimacy: A New Metric for Assessing Chemical Intake

Kellyn S. Betts

Potential Obesogen Identified: Fungicide Triflumizole Is Associated with Increased Adipogenesis in Mice

Valerie J. Brown

Crispy Cravings May Affect Baby’s Health: Prenatal Acrylamide Exposure Is Associated with Reduced Birth Weight

Julia R. Barrett


Global Trade Tradeoff: Rickettsial Disease in Taiwan

Sharon Levy

Still Searching for Better Butter Flavoring

Carol Potera

Organic Food Conclusions Don’t Tell the Whole Story

David C. Holzman

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


The Role of Ambient Ozone in Epidemiologic Studies of Heat-Related Mortality

Colleen E. Reid, Jonathan M. Snowden, Caitlin Kontgis, and Ira B. Tager

Indigenous Peoples of North America: Environmental Exposures and Reproductive Justice

Elizabeth Hoover, Katsi Cook, Ron Plain, Kathy Sanchez, Vi Waghiyi, Pamela Miller, Renee Dufault, Caitlin Sislin, and David O. Carpenter

Consortium-Based Science: The NIEHS’s Multipronged, Collaborative Approach to Assessing the Health Effects of Bisphenol A

Linda S. Birnbaum, John R. Bucher, Gwen W. Collman, Darryl C. Zeldin, Anne F. Johnson, Thaddeus T. Schug, and Jerrold J. Heindel

Animal Use and Lessons Learned in the U.S. High Production Volume Chemicals Challenge Program

Patricia L. Bishop, Joseph R. Manuppello, Catherine E. Willett, and Jessica T. Sandler


Molecular Mechanism of Acrylamide Neurotoxicity: Lessons Learned from Organic Chemistry

Richard M. LoPachin and Terrence Gavin

Evaluation of the Association between Arsenic and Diabetes: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review

Elizabeth A. Maull, Habibul Ahsan, Joshua Edwards, Matthew P. Longnecker, Ana Navas-Acien, Jingbo Pi, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Miroslav Styblo, Chin-Hsiao Tseng, Kristina A. Thayer, and Dana Loomis


Rodent Thyroid, Liver, and Fetal Testis Toxicity of the Monoester Metabolite of Bis-(2-ethylhexyl) Tetrabromophthalate (TBPH), a Novel Brominated Flame Retardant Present in Indoor Dust

Cecilia Springer, Edward Dere, Susan J. Hall, Elizabeth V. McDonnell, Simon C. Roberts, Craig M. Butt, Heather M. Stapleton, Deborah J. Watkins, Michael D. McClean, Thomas F. Webster, Jennifer J. Schlezinger, and Kim Boekelheide

Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low-to-Moderate CO2 Concentrations on Human Decision-Making Performance

Usha Satish, Mark J. Mendell, Krishnamurthy Shekhar, Toshifumi Hotchi, Douglas Sullivan, Siegfried Streufert, and William J. Fisk

Exposure of Rats to Environmental Tobacco Smoke during Cerebellar Development Alters Behavior and Perturbs Mitochondrial Energetics

Brian F. Fuller, Diego F. Cortes, Miranda K. Landis, Hiyab Yohannes, Hailey E. Griffin, Jillian E. Stafflinger, M. Scott Bowers, Mark H. Lewis, Michael A. Fox, and Andrew K. Ottens

Air Pollution Exposure and Markers of Placental Growth and Function: The Generation R Study

Edith H. van den Hooven, Frank H. Pierik, Yvonne de Kluizenaar, Albert Hofman, Sjoerd W. van Ratingen, Peter Y.J. Zandveld, Henk Russcher, Jan Lindemans, Henk M.E. Miedema, Eric A.P. Steegers, and Vincent W.V. Jaddoe

Intake to Production Ratio: A Measure of Exposure Intimacy for Manufactured Chemicals

William Nazaroff, Charles J. Weschler, John C. Little, and Elaine A. Cohen Hubal

Comparison of Geostatistical Interpolation and Remote Sensing Techniques for Estimating Long-Term Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 Concentrations across the Continental United States

Seung-Jae Lee, Marc L. Serre, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Richard T. Burnett, and Michael Jerrett

Dose Reconstruction of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Using a Simple Pharmacokinetic Model

Matthew Lorber and Antonia M. Calafat

Retracted: Hyaluronan Activation of the Nlrp3 Inflammasome Contributes to the Development of Airway Hyperresponsiveness

Feifei Feng, Zhuowei Li, Erin N. Potts-Kant, Yiming Wu, W. Michael Foster, Kristi L. Williams, and John W. Hollingsworth

Environmental Inequality in Exposures to Airborne Particulate Matter Components in the United States

Michelle L. Bell and Keita Ebisu

Triflumizole Is an Obesogen in Mice that Acts through Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARγ)

Xia Li, Hang T. Pham, Amanda S. Janesick, and Bruce Blumberg

Arsenic Reduction in Drinking Water and Improvement in Skin Lesions: A Follow-Up Study in Bangladesh

Wei Jie Seow, Wen-Chi Pan, Molly L. Kile, Andrea A. Baccarelli, Quazi Quamruzzaman, Mahmuder Rahman, Golam Mahiuddin, Golam Mostofa, Xihong Lin, and David C. Christiani

Birth Weight, Head Circumference, and Prenatal Exposure to Acrylamide from Maternal Diet: The European Prospective Mother–Child Study (NewGeneris)

Marie Pedersen, Hans von Stedingk, Maria Botsivali, Silvia Agramunt, Jan Alexander, Gunnar Brunborg, Leda Chatzi, Sarah Fleming, Eleni Fthenou, Berit Granum, Kristine B. Gutzkow, Laura J. Hardie, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos, Michelle A. Mendez, Domenico F. Merlo, Jeanette K. Nielsen, Per Rydberg, Dan Segerbäck, Jordi Sunyer, John Wright, Margareta Törnqvist, Jos C. Kleinjans, Manolis Kogevinas, and the NewGeneris Consortium

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Breast Milk and Neuropsychological Development in Infants

Mireia Gascon, Marta Fort, David Martínez, Anne-Elie Carsin, Joan Forns, Joan O. Grimalt, Loreto Santa Marina, Nerea Lertxundi, Jordi Sunyer, and Martine Vrijheid

Airborne PM2.5 Chemical Components and Low Birth Weight in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the United States

Keita Ebisu and Michelle L. Bell


Calculation of Mercury’s Effects on Neurodevelopment

Philippe Grandjean, Celine Pichery, Martine Bellanger, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen

Calculation of Mercury’s Effects on Neurodevelopment: Bellinger Responds

David C. Bellinger

Estimating Risk of Circulatory Disease from Exposure to Low‑Level Ionizing Radiation

Helmut Schöllnberger and Jan Christian Kaiser

Estimating Risk of Circulatory Disease: Little et al. Respond

Mark P. Little, Dimitry Bazyka, Simon D. Bouffler, John D. Harrison, Elisabeth Cardis, Francis A. Cucinotta, Michaela Kreuzer, Olivier Laurent, Soile Tapio, Richard Wakeford, Lydia Zablotska, Steven E. Lipshultz

Is Ambient PM2.5 Sulfate Harmful?

Thomas Grahame and Richard Schlesinger

Is Ambient PM2.5 Sulfate Harmful? Schwartz and Lepeule Respond

Joel Schwartz and Johanna Lepeule


Leaded Aviation Gasoline and Child Blood Lead Levels, with Marie Lynn Miranda

Ashley Ahearn

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