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April 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 4


Environmental Chemicals: Evaluating Low-Dose Effects

Linda S. Birnbaum


Accounting for Nature’s Benefits: The Dollar Value of Ecosystem Services

David C. Holzman

Science Selection

Another Piece of the Obesity–Environment Puzzle: Potential Link between Inflammation and POP-Associated Metabolic Diseases

Julia R. Barrett

Optimizing Insecticide Resources: Global Trends in Vector Control

Tanya Tillett

Massive Childhood Lead Poisoning: The Price of Nigerian Gold

Adrian Burton

Brain Tax: Estimating the Population-Level Impact of Environmental Chemicals on IQ Scores

Wendee Holtcamp


Shifting Mountains of Electronic Waste

Naomi Lubick

Perfluorinated Compounds May Lower Vaccine Protection in Children

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Characterizing Exposomes: Tools for Measuring Personal Environmental Exposures

Kellyn S. Betts


The Greening of Pesticide–Environment Interactions: Some Personal Observations

John E. Casida

Missing from the Table: Role of the Environmental Public Health Community in Governmental Advisory Commissions Related to Marcellus Shale Drilling

Bernard D. Goldstein, Jill Kriesky, and Barbara Pavliakova


Arsenic Exposure and Hypertension: A Systematic Review

Lalita N. Abhyankar, Miranda R. Jones, Eliseo Guallar, and Ana Navas-Acien

A Strategy for Comparing the Contributions of Environmental Chemicals and Other Risk Factors to Neurodevelopment of Children

David C. Bellinger


Understanding Differences in the Body Burden–Age Relationships of Bioaccumulating Contaminants Based on Population Cross Sections versus Individuals

Cristina L. Quinn and Frank Wania

Have Regulatory Efforts to Reduce Organophosphorus Insecticide Exposures Been Effective?

Alison L. Clune, P. Barry Ryan, and Dana Boyd Barr

Pre- and Postnatal Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and Longitudinal Measures of Thymus Volume in Infants

Todd A. Jusko, Dean Sonneborn, Lubica Palkovicova, Anton Kocan, Beata Drobna, Tomas Trnovec, and Irva Hertz-Picciotto

Effects of Coarse Particulate Matter on Emergency Hospital Admissions for Respiratory Diseases: A Time-Series Analysis in Hong Kong

Hong Qiu, Ignatius Tak-sun Yu, Linwei Tian, Xiaorong Wang, Lap Ah Tse, Wilson Tam, and Tze Wai Wong

Adverse Birth Outcomes and Maternal Exposure to Trichloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene through Soil Vapor Intrusion in New York State

Steven P. Forand, Elizabeth L. Lewis-Michl, and Marta I. Gomez

Effects of Decabrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE-209) in Regulation of Growth and Apoptosis of Breast, Ovarian, and Cervical Cancer Cells

Zhi-Hua Li, Xiao-Yan Liu, Na Wang, Jing-Si Chen, Yan-Hong Chen, Jin-Tao Huang, Chun-Hong Su, Fukang Xie, Bin Yu, and Dun-Jin Chen

Response Inhibition and Error Monitoring during a Visual Go/No-Go Task in Inuit Children Exposed to Lead, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and Methylmercury

Olivier Boucher, Matthew J. Burden, Gina Muckle, Dave Saint-Amour, Pierre Ayotte, Éric Dewailly, Charles A. Nelson, Sandra W. Jacobson, and Joseph L. Jacobson

The Impact of Heat Waves on Mortality in Seven Major Cities in Korea

Ji-Young Son, Jong-Tae Lee, G. Brooke Anderson, and Michelle L. Bell

An Investigation of Modifying Effects of Metallothionein Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms on the Association between Mercury Exposure and Biomarker Levels

Yi Wang, Jaclyn M. Goodrich, Brenda Gillespie, Robert Werner, Niladri Basu, and Alfred Franzblau

Estrogen Receptor-α Mediates Diethylstilbestrol-Induced Feminization of the Seminal Vesicle in Male Mice

Vickie R. Walker, Wendy N. Jefferson, John F. Couse, and Kenneth S. Korach

Cross-Regulations among NRFs and KEAP1 and Effects of their Silencing on Arsenic-Induced Antioxidant Response and Cytotoxicity in Human Keratinocytes

Rui Zhao, Yongyong Hou, Qiang Zhang, Courtney G. Woods, Peng Xue, Jingqi Fu, Kathy Yarborough, Dawei Guan, Melvin E. Andersen, and Jingbo Pi

Environmental Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and p,p´-DDE and Sperm Sex-Chromosome Disomy

Megan E. McAuliffe, Paige L. Williams, Susan A. Korrick, Larisa M. Altshul, and Melissa J. Perry

Assessing the Incidence of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning with Two Surveys Conducted in Culebra, Puerto Rico, during 2005 and 2006

Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, George Luber, Laura Conklin, Thomas R. Tosteson, Hudson R. Granade, Robert W. Dickey, and Lorraine C. Backer

Outbreak of Fatal Childhood Lead Poisoning Related to Artisanal Gold Mining in Northwestern Nigeria, 2010

Carrie A. Dooyema, Antonio Neri, Yi-Chun Lo, James Durant, Paul I. Dargan, Todd Swarthout, Oladayo Biya, Saheed O. Gidado, Suleiman Haladu, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Patrick M. Nguku, Henry Akpan, Sa’ad Idris, Abdullahi M. Bashir, and Mary Jean Brown

Hexavalent Chromium Cr(VI) Up-Regulates COX-2 Expression through an NFκB/c-Jun/AP-1–Dependent Pathway

Zhenghong Zuo, Tongjian Cai, Jingxia Li, Dongyun Zhang, Yonghui Yu, and Chuanshu Huang

Peripheral Nervous System Function and Organophosphate Pesticide Use among Licensed Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study

Sarah E. Starks, Jane A. Hoppin, Freya Kamel, Charles F. Lynch, Michael P. Jones, Michael C. Alavanja, Dale P. Sandler, and Fred Gerr

Global Trends in the Use of Insecticides to Control Vector-Borne Diseases

Henk van den Berg, Morteza Zaim, Rajpal Singh Yadav, Agnes Soares, Birkinesh Ameneshewa, Abraham Mnzava, Jeffrey Hii, Aditya Prasad Dash, and Mikhail Ejov

Inflammatory Pathway Genes Belong to Major Targets of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Adipose Cells

Min Ji Kim, Véronique Pelloux, Erwan Guyot, Joan Tordjman, Linh-Chi Bui, Aline Chevallier, Claude Forest, Chantal Benelli, Karine Clément, and Robert Barouki

Polyfluoroalkyl Compounds in Texas Children from Birth through 12 Years of Age

Arnold Schecter, Noor Malik-Bass, Antonia M. Calafat, Kayoko Kato, Justin A. Colacino, Tyra L. Gent, Linda S. Hynan, T. Robert Harris, Sunitha Malla, and Linda Birnbaum


Importance of Meta-analyses for Evaluating Carcinogens

Manolis Kogevinas and Neil Pearce

Relationship of Creatinine and Nutrition with Arsenic Metabolism

Mary V. Gamble and Megan N. Hall

Relationship of Creatinine and Nutrition with Arsenic Metabolism: Smith et al. Respond

Allan H. Smith, Jane Liaw, Craig Steinmaus, Arin Basu, Soma Mitra and David Kalman


Global Mortality from Outdoor Smoke, with Fay Johnston and Sarah Henderson

Ashley Ahearn

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