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March 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 3


The Future Is Now

Hugh A. Tilson, Jane C. Schroeder and Susan M. Booker


The Emerging Science of BMAA: Do Cyanobacteria Contribute to Neurodegenerative Disease?

Wendee Holtcamp

Spheres of Influence

CT Scans: Balancing Health Risks and Medical Benefits

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

BPA and PXR Activation: Human Receptor Is Affected, Mouse Receptor Is Not

Julia R. Barrett

Air Pollution Intervention: Study Links Use of Face Masks to Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

Julia R. Barrett

Gut Check: Do Interactions between Environmental Chemicals and Intestinal Microbiota Affect Obesity and Diabetes?

Wendee Holtcamp

Mining Label Data: Assessing the Presence of ortho-Phthalates in Pharmaceuticals and Dietary Supplements

Tanya Tillett


FDA Proposes to Ban Cephalosporins from Livestock Feed

Charles W. Schmidt

Examining Assumptions about Female Dominance in Autoimmune Disease

Bob Weinhold

Caffeine in Wastewater Is a Tracer for Human Fecal Contamination

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Measuring the Success of Community Science: The Northern California Household Exposure Study

Phil Brown, Julia Green Brody, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Jessica Tovar, Ami R. Zota and Ruthann A. Rudel

Public Health Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Climate Change

Barbara J. Polivka, Rosemary V. Chaudry and John Mac Crawford


Do Interactions Between Gut Ecology and Environmental Chemicals Contribute to Obesity and Diabetes?

Suzanne M. Snedeker and Anthony G. Hay

Is Pesticide Use Related to Parkinson Disease? Some Clues to Heterogeneity in Study Results

Marianne van der Mark, Maartje Brouwer, Hans Kromhout, Peter Nijssen, Anke Huss and Roel Vermeulen


Bisphenol A and Its Analogues Activate Human Pregnane X Receptor

Yipeng Sui, Ni Ai, Se-Hyung Park, Jennifer Rios-Pilier, Jordan T. Perkins, William J. Welsh, Changcheng Zhou

Overt and Latent Cardiac Effects of Ozone Inhalation in Rats: Evidence for Autonomic Modulation and Increased Myocardial Vulnerability

Aimen K. Farraj, Mehdi S. Hazari, Darrell W. Winsett, Anthony Kulukulualani, Alex P. Carll, Najwa Haykal-Coates, Christina M. Lamb, Edwin Lappi, Dock Terrell, Wayne E. Cascio and Daniel L. Costa

Did Smokefree Legislation in England Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke among Nonsmoking Adults? Cotinine Analysis from the Health Survey for England

Michelle Sims, Jennifer S. Mindell, Martin J. Jarvis, Colin Feyerabend, Heather Wardle and Anna Gilmore

Estimated Acute Effects of Ambient Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide on Mortality in the Pearl River Delta of Southern China

Yebin Tao, Wei Huang, Xiaoliang Huang, Liuju Zhong, Shou-En Lu, Yi Li, Lingzhen Dai, Yuanhang Zhang and Tong Zhu

Association between Prenatal Lead Exposure and Blood Pressure in Children

Aimin Zhang, Howard Hu, Brisa N. Sánchez, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Sung Kyun Park, David Cantonwine, Lourdes Schnaas, Robert O. Wright, Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa and Martha Maria Tellez-Rojo

In Utero Exposure to Maternal Tobacco Smoke and Subsequent Obesity, Hypertension, and Gestational Diabetes Among Women in the MoBa Cohort

Lea A. Cupul-Uicab, Rolv Skjaerven, Kjell Haug, Kari K. Melve, Stephanie M. Engel and Matthew P. Longnecker

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerabilities to Infectious Diseases in Europe

Jan C. Semenza, Jonathan E. Suk, Virginia Estevez, Kristie L. Ebi and Elisabet Lindgren

Prenatal Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, DDE, and DDT and Overweight in Children: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study

Damaskini Valvi, Michelle A. Mendez, David Martinez, Joan O. Grimalt, Maties Torrent, Jordi Sunyer and Martine Vrijheid

Reducing Personal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution Improves Cardiovascular Health in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Jeremy P. Langrish, Xi Li, Shengfeng Wang, Matthew M.Y. Lee, Gareth D. Barnes, Mark R. Miller, Flemming R. Cassee, Nicholas A. Boon, Ken Donaldson, Jing Li, Liming Li, Nicholas L. Mills, David E. Newby and Lixin Jiang

Maternal Pregnancy Levels of trans-Nonachlor and Oxychlordane and Prevalence of Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias in Boys

Britton Trabert, Matthew P. Longnecker, John W. Brock, Mark A. Klebanoff and Katherine A. McGlynn

Estimated Short-Term Effects of Coarse Particles on Daily Mortality in Stockholm, Sweden

Kadri Meister, Christer Johansson and Bertil Forsberg

Identification of Phthalates in Medications and Dietary Supplement Formulations in the United States and Canada

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

Early-Life Exposures and Early-Onset Uterine Leiomyomata in Black Women in the Sister Study

Aimee A. D’Aloisio, Donna D. Baird, Lisa A. DeRoo and Dale P. Sandler

Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution Associated with Blood Pressure and Self-Reported Hypertension in a Danish Cohort

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

Exposure to Phthalates and Phenols during Pregnancy and Offspring Size at Birth

Claire Philippat, Marion Mortamais, Cécile Chevrier, Claire Petit, Antonia M. Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Manori J. Silva, Christian Brambilla, Isabelle Pin, Marie-Aline Charles, Sylvaine Cordier and Rémy Slama

Lead and Cadmium Levels and Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction among Adult Participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2004

Kyoung-Bok Min, Kyung-Jong Lee, Jae-Beom Park and Jin-Young Min

Fine Particulate Matter Constituents and Cardiopulmonary Mortality in a Heavily Polluted Chinese City

Junji Cao, Hongmei Xu, Qun Xu, Bingheng Chen and Haidong Kan

Air Pollution and Acute Respiratory Response in a Panel of Asthmatic Children along the U.S.–Mexico Border

Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat, Amit U. Raysoni, Wen-Whai Li, Fernando Holguin, Brent A. Johnson, Silvia Flores Luevano, Jose Humberto Garcia and Jeremy A. Sarnat

Lead Concentrations in Relation to Multiple Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease: The Normative Aging Study

Junenette L. Peters, Laura D. Kubzansky, Ai Ikeda, Shona C. Fang, David Sparrow, Marc G. Weisskopf, Robert O. Wright, Pantel Vokonas, Howard Hu and Joel Schwartz

Association between Pregnancy Loss and Urinary Phthalate Levels around the Time of Conception

Gunnar Toft, Bo A.G. Jönsson, Christian H. Lindh, Tina Kold Jensen, Niels H. Hjollund, Anne Vested and Jens Peter Bonde

Associations between the Quality of the Residential Built Environment and Pregnancy Outcomes among Women in North Carolina

Marie Lynn Miranda, Lynne C. Messer and Gretchen L. Kroeger


Bisphenol A and Infant Neonatal Neurobehavior

Lois Haighton, Jeffrey W. Card, Barry Lynch and Ashley Roberts

Bisphenol A and Infant Neonatal Neurobehavior: Sathyanarayana et al. Respond

Sheela Sathyanarayana, Joe Braun, Kimberly Yolton, Stacey Liddy and Bruce Lanphear

An Integrated Approach to the Exposome

Martie van Tongeren and John W. Cherrie

An Integrated Approach to the Exposome: Rappaport and Lioy Respond

Stephen M. Rappaport and Paul J. Lioy

Application of the Ecohealth Model to Translate Knowledge into Action in the Health Sciences

Armando Arredondo and Emanuel Orozco


Phthalates in Medicinal Products, with Katherine Kelley

Ashley Ahearn

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