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September 2012 | Volume 120 | Issue 9


Rio+20: Challenges of Development for Health and Sustainability

Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo


Unknown Quantity: Regulating Radionuclides in Tap Water

Bob Weinhold

Spheres of Influence

To Label or Not to Label: California Prepares to Vote on Genetically Engineered Foods

Richard Dahl

Science Selection

Subtle Shades of Impairment: Childhood Tetrachloroethylene Exposure May Cause Subclinical Deficits in Adult Vision

Wendee Holtcamp

Followup in Southern California: Decreased Birth Weight following Prenatal Wildfire Smoke Exposure

Rebecca Kessler

A Potential Window onto Early Pancreatic Cancer Development: Evidence of Cancer Stem Cell Growth after Exposure to Cadmium Chloride in Vitro

Julia R. Barrett

Potential Mechanism for PM10 Effects on Birth Outcomes: In Utero Exposure Linked to Mitochondrial DNA Damage

Tanya Tillett


The Endocrine Society Issues Statement of Principles

Charles W. Schmidt

Can the Energy and Enterprise Initiative Improve Public Health?

David C. Holzman

EPA Proposes Tighter Particulate Air Pollution Standards

Bob Weinhold

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Occurrence of 210Po and Biological Effects of Low-Level Exposure: The Need for Research

Ralph L. Seiler and Joseph L. Wiemels

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: What Are the Big Questions?

Alistair B.A. Boxall, Murray A. Rudd, Bryan W. Brooks, Daniel J. Caldwell, Kyungho Choi, Silke Hickmann, Elizabeth Innes, Kim Ostapyk, Jane P. Staveley, Tim Verslycke, Gerald T. Ankley, Karen F. Beazley, Scott E. Belanger, Jason P. Berninger, Pedro Carriquiriborde, Anja Coors, Paul C. DeLeo, Scott D. Dyer, Jon F. Ericson, François Gagné, John P. Giesy, Todd Gouin, Lars Hallstrom, Maja V. Karlsson, D. G. Joakim Larsson, James M. Lazorchak, Frank Mastrocco, Alison McLaughlin, Mark E. McMaster, Roger D. Meyerhoff, Roberta Moore, Joanne L. Parrott, Jason R. Snape, Richard Murray-Smith, Mark R. Servos, Paul K. Sibley, Jürg Oliver Straub, Nora D. Szabo, Edward Topp, Gerald R. Tetreault, Vance L. Trudeau, and Glen Van Der Kraak

Practical Advancement of Multipollutant Scientific and Risk Assessment Approaches for Ambient Air Pollution

Douglas O. Johns, Lindsay Wichers Stanek, Katherine Walker, Souad Benromdhane, Bryan Hubbell, Mary Ross, Robert B. Devlin, Daniel L. Costa, and Daniel S. Greenbaum


Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene and Adult Vision

Kelly D. Getz, Patricia A. Janulewicz, Susannah Rowe, Janice M. Weinberg, Michael R. Winter, Brett R. Martin, Veronica M. Vieira, Roberta F. White, and Ann Aschengrau

Phthalate Exposure Changes the Metabolic Profile of Cardiac Muscle Cells

Nikki Gillum Posnack, Luther M. Swift, Matthew W. Kay, Norman H. Lee, and Narine Sarvazyan

Chronic Cadmium Exposure in Vitro Causes Acquisition of Multiple Tumor Cell Characteristics in Human Pancreatic Epithelial Cells

Wei Qu, Erik J. Tokar, Andrew J. Kim, Matthew W. Bell, and Michael P. Waalkes

Bisphenol A and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Results from the NHANES

Anoop Shankar, Srinivas Teppala, and Charumathi Sabanayagam

Urinary Phthalate Metabolite Concentrations and Diabetes among Women in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008

Tamarra James-Todd, Richard Stahlhut, John D. Meeker, Sheena-Gail Powell, Russ Hauser, Tianyi Huang, and Janet Rich-Edwards

Placental Mitochondrial DNA Content and Particulate Air Pollution during in Utero Life

Bram G. Janssen, Elke Munters, Nicky Pieters, Karen Smeets, Bianca Cox, Ann Cuypers, Frans Fierens, Joris Penders, Jaco Vangronsveld, Wilfried Gyselaers, and Tim S. Nawrot

Surrounding Greenness and Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy: An Analysis of Personal Monitoring Data

Payam Dadvand, Audrey de Nazelle, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Anna Schembari, Marta Cirach, Elmira Amoly, Francesc Figueras, Xavier Basagaña, Bart Ostro, and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Obesity Is Mediated by Differential Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling in Mice Fed a Western Diet

Joanna S. Kerley-Hamilton, Heidi W. Trask, Christian J.A. Ridley, Eric DuFour, Carol S. Ringelberg, Nilufer Nurinova, Diandra Wong, Karen L. Moodie, Samantha L. Shipman, Jason H. Moore, Murray Korc, Nicholas W. Shworak, and Craig R. Tomlinson

Estimated Effect of Climatic Variables on the Transmission of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in the Republic of Korea

Young-Min Kim, Jae-Won Park, and Hae-Kwan Cheong

Birth Weight following Pregnancy during the 2003 Southern California Wildfires

David M. Holstius, Colleen E. Reid, Bill M. Jesdale, and Rachel Morello-Frosch

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) Stereoisomers in U.S. Food from Dallas, Texas

Arnold Schecter, David T. Szabo, James Miller, Tyra L. Gent, Noor Malik-Bass, Malte Petersen, Olaf Paepke, Justin A. Colacino, Linda S. Hynan, T. Robert Harris, Sunitha Malla, and Linda S. Birnbaum

A Comparison of Short-term and Long-term Air Pollution Exposure Associations with Mortality in Two Cohorts in Scotland

Iain J. Beverland, Geoffrey R. Cohen, Mathew R. Heal, Melanie Carder, Christina Yap, Chris Robertson, Carole L. Hart, and Raymond M. Agius

Lung Cancer and Elemental Carbon Exposure in Trucking Industry Workers

Eric Garshick, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart, Mary E. Davis, Ellen A. Eisen, and Thomas J. Smith

Viruses in Nondisinfected Drinking Water from Municipal Wells and Community Incidence of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness

Mark A. Borchardt, Susan K. Spencer, Burney A. Kieke Jr., Elisabetta Lambertini, and Frank J. Loge

Particulate Matter, DNA Methylation in Nitric Oxide Synthase, and Childhood Respiratory Disease

Carrie V. Breton, Muhammad T. Salam, Xinhui Wang, Hyang-Min Byun, Kimberly D. Siegmund, and Frank D. Gilliland

The Organochlorine o,p’-DDT Plays a Role in Coactivator-Mediated MAPK Crosstalk in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

Melyssa R. Bratton, Daniel E. Frigo, H. Chris Segar, Kenneth P. Nephew, John A. McLachlan, Thomas E. Wiese, and Matthew E. Burow

Satellite-based Estimates of Ambient Air Pollution and Global Variations in Childhood Asthma Prevalence

H. Ross Anderson, Barbara K. Butland, Aaron van Donkelaar, Michael Brauer, David P. Strachan, Tadd Clayton, Rita van Dingenen, Marcus Amann, Bert Brunekreef, Aaron Cohen, Frank Dentener, Christopher Lai, Lok N. Lamsal, Randall V. Martin, ISAAC Phase One, and Phase Three study groups.


Use of Meta-analyses by IARC Working Groups

Kurt Straif, Leslie Stayner, Paul A. Demers and Philip J. Landrigan

C-Reactive Protein Levels in Pregnancy

Luis Miguel Blasco

Presentation of Study Results: The Authors’ Responsibility

Igor Burstyn, Brian Lee, Nicole B. Gidaya and Michael Yudell

Presentation of Study Results: Kalkbrenner et al. Respond

Amy E. Kalkbrenner, Joe M. Braun, Maureen S. Durkin, Matthew J. Maenner, Christopher Cunniff and Julie L. Daniels


Epigenomics and Maternal Smoking, with Bonnie Joubert and Stephanie London

Ashley Ahearn

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