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June 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 6


Is Supersize More than Just Too Much Food?

Linda S. Birnbaum

Methylmercury Effects and Exposures: Who Is at Risk?

Celia Chen


Our Food: Packaging & Public Health

Luz Claudio

Spheres of Influence

One Study, Two Paths: The Challenge of Dual-Use Research

Wendee Holtcamp

Science Selection

Bad Neighbors: Arsenic-Induced Tumor Cells Convert Normal Stem Cells into a Cancerous Phenotype

Julia R. Barrett

Casting a Wider Net: The Quest for Better Guidance on Seafood Consumption

Kellyn S. Betts

A Compact Exposure: Estimating Inhalation of Engineered Nanoparticles in Cosmetic Powders

Tanya Tillett

Global Bang for the Buck: Cutting Black Carbon and Methane Benefits Both Health and Climate

Bob Weinhold


More Chemicals Show Epigenetic Effects across Generations

Bob Weinhold

Titanium Dioxide Photocleans Polluted Air

Adrian Burton

When It Comes to Electric Vehicle Emissions, Location Matters

David C. Holzman

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Nutrition Can Modulate the Toxicity of Environmental Pollutants: Implications in Risk Assessment and Human Health

Bernhard Hennig, Lindell Ormsbee, Craig J. McClain, Bruce A. Watkins, Bruce Blumberg, Leonidas G. Bachas, Wayne Sanderson, Claudia Thompson, and William A. Suk

World Health Organization Discontinues Its Drinking-Water Guideline for Manganese

Seth H. Frisbie, Erika J. Mitchell, Hannah Dustin, Donald M. Maynard, and Bibudhendra Sarkar


Which Fish Should I Eat? Perspectives Influencing Fish Consumption Choices

Emily Oken, Anna L. Choi, Margaret R. Karagas, Koenraad Mariën, Christoph M. Rheinberger, Rita Schoeny, Elsie Sunderland, and Susan Korrick

Evidence on the Human Health Effects of Low-Level Methylmercury Exposure

Margaret R. Karagas, Anna L. Choi, Emily Oken, Milena Horvat, Rita Schoeny, Elizabeth Kamai, Whitney Cowell, Philippe Grandjean, and Susan Korrick

Role of Environmental Chemicals in Diabetes and Obesity: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review

Kristina A. Thayer, Jerrold J. Heindel, John R. Bucher, and Michael A. Gallo


Phthalates and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid in Human Amniotic Fluid: Temporal Trends and Timing of Amniocentesis in Pregnancy

Morten Søndergaard Jensen, Bent Nørgaard-Pedersen, Gunnar Toft, David M. Hougaard, Jens Peter Bonde, Arieh Cohen, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Richard Ivell, Ravinder Anand-Ivell, Christian H. Lindh, and Bo A.G. Jönsson

Low-Level Environmental Cadmium Exposure Is Associated with DNA Hypomethylation in Argentinean Women

Mohammad Bakhtiar Hossain, Marie Vahter, Gabriela Concha, and Karin Broberg

Arsenic-Transformed Malignant Prostate Epithelia Can Convert Noncontiguous Normal Stem Cells into an Oncogenic Phenotype

Yuanyuan Xu, Erik J. Tokar, Yang Sun, and Michael P. Waalkes

Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Child Wheeze from Birth to 3 Years of Age

Adam J. Spanier, Robert S. Kahn, Allen R. Kunselman, Richard Hornung, Yingying Xu, Antonia M. Calafat, and Bruce P. Lanphear

Neuropsychological Measures of Attention and Impulse Control among 8-Year-Old Children Exposed Prenatally to Organochlorines

Sharon K. Sagiv, Sally W. Thurston, David C. Bellinger, Larisa M. Altshul, and Susan A. Korrick

Characterization of Fine Particulate Matter and Associations between Particulate Chemical Constituents and Mortality in Seoul, Korea

Ji-Young Son, Jong-Tae Lee, Ki-Hyun Kim, Kweon Jung, and Michelle L. Bell

Maternal Occupational Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Effects on Gastroschisis among Offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Philip J. Lupo, Peter H. Langlois, Jennita Reefhuis, Christina C. Lawson, Elaine Symanski, Tania A. Desrosiers, Zeina G. Khodr, A.J. Agopian, Martha A. Waters, Kara N. Duwe, Richard H. Finnell, Laura E. Mitchell, Cynthia A. Moore, Paul A. Romitti, Gary M. Shaw, for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Prenatal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Exposure and Child Behavior at Age 6–7 Years

Frederica P. Perera, Deliang Tang, Shuang Wang, Julia Vishnevetsky, Bingzhi Zhang, Diurka Diaz, David Camann, and Virginia Rauh

Persistent Lipophilic Environmental Chemicals and Endometriosis: The ENDO Study

Germaine M. Buck Louis, Zhen Chen, C. Matthew Peterson, Mary L. Hediger, Mary S. Croughan, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Joseph B. Stanford, Michael W. Varner, Victor Y. Fujimoto, Linda C. Giudice, Ann Trumble, Patrick J. Parsons, and Kurunthachalam Kannan

Mitochondria-Derived Reactive Intermediate Species Mediate Asbestos-Induced Genotoxicity and Oxidative Stress–Responsive Signaling Pathways

Sarah X.L. Huang, Michael A. Partridge, Shanaz A. Ghandhi, Mercy M. Davidson, Sally A. Amundson, and Tom K. Hei

Relation of Cumulative Low-Level Lead Exposure to Depressive and Phobic Anxiety Symptom Scores in Middle-Age and Elderly Women

Ki-Do Eum, Susan A. Korrick, Jennifer Weuve, Olivia Okereke, Laura D. Kubzansky, Howard Hu, and Marc G. Weisskopf

Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated with Skin Naphthyl–Keratin Adduct Levels in Workers Exposed to Naphthalene

Rong Jiang, John E. French, Vandy P. Stober, Juei-Chuan C. Kang-Sickel, Fei Zou, and Leena A. Nylander-French

Modeling the Residential Infiltration of Outdoor PM2.5 in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air)

Ryan W. Allen, Sara D. Adar, Ed Avol, Martin Cohen, Cynthia L. Curl, Timothy Larson, L.-J. Sally Liu, Lianne Sheppard, and Joel D. Kaufman

Global Air Quality and Health Co-benefits of Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change through Methane and Black Carbon Emission Controls

Susan C. Anenberg, Joel Schwartz, Drew Shindell, Markus Amann, Greg Faluvegi, Zbigniew Klimont, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Luca Pozzoli, Rita Van Dingenen, Elisabetta Vignati, Lisa Emberson, Nicholas Z. Muller, J. Jason West, Martin Williams, Volodymyr Demkine, W. Kevin Hicks, Johan Kuylenstierna, Frank Raes, and Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Aflatoxin Exposure May Contribute to Chronic Hepatomegaly in Kenyan School Children

Yun Yun Gong, Shona Wilson, Joseph K. Mwatha, Michael N. Routledge, Jovita M. Castelino, Bin Zhao, Gachuhi Kimani, H. Curtis Kariuki, Birgitte J. Vennervald, David W. Dunne, and Christopher P. Wild

Potential for Inhalation Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles from Nanotechnology-Based Cosmetic Powders

Yevgen Nazarenko, Huajun Zhen, Taewon Han, Paul J. Lioy, and Gediminas Mainelis

Association between Residential Proximity to Fuel-Fired Power Plants and Hospitalization Rate for Respiratory Diseases

Xiaopeng Liu, Lawrence Lessner, and David O. Carpenter

Exposure to Ambient Air Fine Particulate Matter Prevents VEGF-Induced Mobilization of Endothelial Progenitor Cells from the Bone Marrow

Petra Haberzettl, Jongmin Lee, Dheeraj Duggineni, James McCracken, Duane Bolanowski, Timothy E. O’Toole, Aruni Bhatnagar, and Daniel J. Conklin


Neurotoxic Metal Coexposures and Neurodevelopment

José G. Dórea

Neurotoxic Metal Coexposures: Claus Henn et al. Respond

Birgit Claus Henn, David C. Bellinger and Robert O. Wright


Low-Dose Effects of Endocrine Disruptors, with Laura Vandenberg

Ashley Ahearn

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