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August 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 8


Revised Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Epidemiologists

Shira Kramer, Colin L. Soskolne, B. Adetoun Mustapha and Wael K. Al-Delaimy

NIEHS’s New Strategic Plan

Linda S. Birnbaum


UV Radiation and Skin Cancer: The Science behind Age Restrictions for Tanning Beds

Charles W. Schmidt

Spheres of Influence

Flavors of Uncertainty: The Difference between Denial and Debate

Wendee Holtcamp

Science Selection

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in the Wild: A New End Point for Environmental Risk Assessment

Julia R. Barrett

What a Difference a Day Makes: Examining the Lag Patterns of PM2.5 Constituents

Tanya Tillett

Long-Term Outcomes after Phthalate Exposure: Food Intake, Weight Gain, Fat Storage, and Fertility in Mice

Wendee Holtcamp

Filling a Gap in Developmental Toxicity Testing: Neural Crest Cells Offer Faster, Cheaper, Animal-Free Testing

Rebecca Kessler


Reduced Bacterial Biodiversity Is Associated with Increased Allergy

Sharon Levy

Purifying Drinking Water with Sun, Salt, and Limes

Adrian Burton

Strategies for Greener Hospital Operating Rooms

Carol Potera

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Current Status of the Epidemiologic Evidence Linking Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and the Role of Immune Dysregulation

Shira Kramer, Stephanie Moller Hikel, Kristen Adams, David Hinds, and Katherine Moon

How Well Does Climate Change and Human Health Research Match the Demands of Policymakers? A Scoping Review

Jamie Hosking, and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum


Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance Genes and Antibiotic Residues in Wastewater and Soil Adjacent to Swine Feedlots: Potential Transfer to Agricultural Lands

Juan Li, Thanh Wang, Bing Shao, Jianzhong Shen, Shaochen Wang, and Yongning Wu

Relationship of Perfluorooctanoic Acid Exposure to Pregnancy Outcome Based on Birth Records in the Mid-Ohio Valley

David A. Savitz, Cheryl R. Stein, Beth Elston, Gregory A. Wellenius, Scott M. Bartell, Hyeong-Moo Shin, Veronica M. Vieira, and Tony Fletcher

Profiling Environmental Chemicals for Activity in the Antioxidant Response Element Signaling Pathway Using a High Throughput Screening Approach

Sunita J. Shukla, Ruili Huang, Steven O. Simmons, Raymond R. Tice, Kristine L. Witt, Danielle VanLeer, Ram Ramabhadran, Christopher P. Austin, and Menghang Xia

Integrated Molecular Analysis Indicates Undetectable Change in DNA Damage in Mice after Continuous Irradiation at ~ 400-fold Natural Background Radiation

Werner Olipitz, Dominika Wiktor-Brown, Joe Shuga, Bo Pang, Jose McFaline, Pallavi Lonkar, Aline Thomas, James T. Mutamba, Joel S. Greenberger, Leona D. Samson, Peter C. Dedon, Jacquelyn C. Yanch, and Bevin P. Engelward

Ambient Temperature and Biomarkers of Heart Failure: A Repeated Measures Analysis

Elissa H. Wilker, Gloria Yeh, Gregory A. Wellenius, Roger B. Davis, Russell S. Phillips, and Murray A. Mittleman

Selective Pressure of Antibiotic Pollution on Bacteria of Importance to Public Health

Alfredo Tello, Brian Austin, and Trevor C. Telfer

Respiratory Health Effects of Airborne Particulate Matter: The Role of Particle Size, Composition, and Oxidative Potential—The RAPTES Project

Maciej Strak, Nicole A.H Janssen, Krystal J. Godri, Ilse Gosens, Ian S. Mudway, Flemming R. Cassee, Erik Lebret, Frank J. Kelly, Roy M. Harrison, Bert Brunekreef, Maaike Steenhof, and Gerard Hoek

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Child Behavior in an Inner-City Cohort

Frederica Perera, Julia Vishnevetsky, Julie B. Herbstman, Antonia M. Calafat, Wei Xiong, Virginia Rauh, and Shuang Wang

Bisphenol A Induces Gene Expression Changes and Proliferative Effects through GPER in Breast Cancer Cells and Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts

Marco Pupo, Assunta Pisano, Rosamaria Lappano, Maria Francesca Santolla, Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Sergio Abonante, Camillo Rosano, and Marcello Maggiolini

Accelerated Mammary Tumor Onset in a HER2/Neu Mouse Model Exposed to DDT Metabolites Locally Delivered to the Mammary Gland

Nakpangi A. Johnson, Arline Ho, J. Mark Cline, Claude L. Hughes, Warren G. Foster, and Vicki L. Davis

A Three-Stage Algorithm to Make Toxicologically Relevant Activity Calls from Quantitative High Throughput Screening Data

Keith R. Shockley

Estimated Effects of Asian Dust Storms on Spatiotemporal Distributions of Clinic Visits for Respiratory Diseases in Taipei Children (Taiwan)

Lung-Chang Chien, Chiang-Hsing Yang, and Hwa-Lung Yu

Human Fetal Testis Xenografts Are Resistant to Phthalate-Induced Endocrine Disruption

Nicholas E. Heger, Susan J. Hall, Moses A. Sandrof, Elizabeth V. McDonnell, Janan B. Hensley, Erin N. McDowell, Kayla A. Martin, Kevin W. Gaido, Kamin J. Johnson, and Kim Boekelheide

Dobutamine “Stress” Test and Latent Cardiac Susceptibility to Inhaled Diesel Exhaust in Normal and Hypertensive Rats

Mehdi S. Hazari, Justin Callaway, Darrell W. Winsett, Christina Lamb, Najwa Haykal-Coates, Q. Todd Krantz, Charly King, Daniel L. Costa, and Aimen K. Farraj

The Temporal Lag Structure of Short-term Associations of Fine Particulate Matter Chemical Constituents and Cardiovascular and Respiratory Hospitalizations

Sun-Young Kim, Jennifer L. Peel, Michael P. Hannigan, Steven J. Dutton, Lianne Sheppard, Maggie L. Clark, and Sverre Vedal

Evaluation of Developmental Toxicants and Signaling Pathways in a Functional Test Based on the Migration of Human Neural Crest Cells

Bastian Zimmer, Gabsang Lee, Nina V. Balmer, Kesavan Meganathan, Agapios Sachinidis, Lorenz Studer, and Marcel Leist

Effects of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP) on Female Fertility and Adipogenesis in C3H/N Mice

Juliane-Susanne Schmidt, Kristina Schaedlich, Nadia Fiandanese, Paola Pocar, and Bernd Fischer

Controlled Exposure Study of Air Pollution and T-Wave Alternans in Volunteers without Cardiovascular Disease

Marjan Kusha, Stephane Masse, Talha Farid, Bruce Urch, Frances Silverman, Robert D. Brook, Diane R. Gold, Iqwal Mangat, Mary Speck, Krishnakumar Nair, Kwaku Poku, Chris Meyer, Murray A. Mittleman, Gregory A. Wellenius, and Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar

Maternal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and 5′-CpG Methylation of Interferon-γ in Cord White Blood Cells

Wan-yee Tang, Linda Levin, Glenn Talaska, Yuk Yin Cheung, Julie Herbstman, Deliang Tang, Rachel L. Miller, Frederica Perera, and Shuk-Mei Ho

Pre- and Postnatal Arsenic Exposure and Body Size to 2 Years of Age: A Cohort Study in Rural Bangladesh

Kuntal K. Saha, Annette Engström, Jena Derakhshani Hamadani, Fahmida Tofail, Kathleen M. Rasmussen, and Marie Vahter

Are Ambient Ultrafine, Accumulation Mode, and Fine Particles Associated with Adverse Cardiac Responses in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation?

David Q. Rich, Wojciech Zareba, William Beckett, Philip K. Hopke, David Oakes, Mark W. Frampton, John Bisognano, David Chalupa, Jan Bausch, Karen O’Shea, Yungang Wang, and Mark J. Utell


A Retrospective Assessment of Occupational Exposure to Elemental Carbon in the U.S. Trucking Industry

Roel Vermeulen, Michael Attfield, Patricia A. Stewart, Joseph B. Coble, Aaron Blair, Jay H. Lubin and Debra T. Silverman

Retraction: Sustained Exposure to the Widely Used Herbicide Atrazine: Altered Function and Loss of Neurons in Brain Monoamine Systems

Rodriguez VM, Thiruchelvam M, Cory-Slechta DA


Climate Change and Migration, with Celia McMichael and Jon Barnett

Ashley Ahearn

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