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January 2013 | Volume 121 | Issue 1


Unraveling the Health Effects of Environmental Mixtures: An NIEHS Priority

Danielle J. Carlin, Cynthia V. Rider, Rick Woychik and Linda S. Birnbaum

Designing Safer Chemicals

Linda S. Birnbaum


Cooling Concepts: Alternatives to Air Conditioning for a Warm World

Richard Dahl

Spheres of Influence

Beyond Uncertainty Factors: Protecting the Tails of the Bell Curve

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Gene–Dioxin Interactions and Pubertal Onset in Boys: Findings from the Russian Children’s Study

Julia R. Barrett

Evolutionary Selection for Arsenic Resistance: The Case of the Atacameños of the Andes Highlands

Wendee Nicole

PCBs and Diabetes: Pinning Down Mechanisms

Bob Weinhold

Climate Change and Elderly Americans: Examining Adaptability in an Aging Population

Tanya Tillett


Green Walls Could Cut Street-Canyon Air Pollution

Rebecca Kessler

Summit Discusses Public Health Implications of Fracking

Tanya Tillett

Tiered Protocol for Sussing Out Endocrine Disruption

Kellyn S. Betts

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Contrasting Theories of Interaction in Epidemiology and Toxicology

Gregory J. Howard, and Thomas F. Webster


Addressing Human Variability in Next-Generation Human Health Risk Assessments of Environmental Chemicals

Lauren Zeise, Frederic Y. Bois, Weihsueh A. Chiu, Dale Hattis, Ivan Rusyn, and Kathryn Z. Guyton

Climate Change and Older Americans: State of the Science

Janet L. Gamble, Bradford J. Hurley, Peter A. Schultz, Wendy S. Jaglom, Nisha Krishnan, and Melinda Harris

Using in Vitro High Throughput Screening Assays to Identify Potential Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Daniel M. Rotroff, David J. Dix, Keith A. Houck, Thomas B. Knudsen, Matthew T. Martin, Keith W. McLaurin, David M. Reif, Kevin M. Crofton, Amar V. Singh, Menghang Xia, Ruili Huang, and Richard S. Judson


Time-Series Analyses of Air Pollution and Mortality in the United States: A Subsampling Approach

Suresh H. Moolgavkar, Roger O. McClellan, Anup Dewanji, Jay Turim, E. Georg Luebeck, and Melanie Edwards

Toxicokinetic Modeling of Persistent Organic Pollutant Levels in Blood from Birth to 45 Months of Age in Longitudinal Birth Cohort Studies

Marc-André Verner, Dean Sonneborn, Kinga Lancz, Gina Muckle, Pierre Ayotte, Éric Dewailly, Anton Kocan, Lubica Palkovicová, Tomas Trnovec, Sami Haddad, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, and Merete Eggesbø

Elimination Rates of Dioxin Congeners in Former Chlorophenol Workers from Midland, Michigan

Lesa L. Aylward, James J. Collins, Kenneth M. Bodner, Michael Wilken, and Catherine M. Bodnar

Maternal Urinary Bisphenol A during Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in the CHAMACOS Study

Jonathan Chevrier, Robert B. Gunier, Asa Bradman, Nina T. Holland, Antonia M. Calafat, Brenda Eskenazi, and Kim G. Harley

Variability of Organophosphorous Pesticide Metabolite Levels in Spot and 24-hr Urine Samples Collected from Young Children during 1 Week

Asa Bradman, Katherine Kogut, Ellen A. Eisen, Nicholas P. Jewell, Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Rosemary Castorina, Jonathan Chevrier, Nina T. Holland, Dana Boyd Barr, Geri Kavanagh-Baird, and Brenda Eskenazi

In Utero Exposure to Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds and Anogenital Distance in Newborns and Infants

Marina Vafeiadi, Silvia Agramunt, Eleni Papadopoulou, Harrie Besselink, Kleopatra Mathianaki, Polyxeni Karakosta, Ariana Spanaki, Antonis Koutis, Leda Chatzi, Martine Vrijheid, and Manolis Kogevinas

Radiation and the Risk of Chronic Lymphocytic and Other Leukemias among Chornobyl Cleanup Workers

Lydia B. Zablotska, Dimitry Bazyka, Jay H. Lubin, Nataliya Gudzenko, Mark P. Little, Maureen Hatch, Stuart Finch, Irina Dyagil, Robert F. Reiss, Vadim V. Chumak, Andre Bouville, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Victor P. Kryuchkov, Ivan Golovanov, Elena Bakhanova, Nataliya Babkina, Tatiana Lubarets, Volodymyr Bebeshko, Anatoly Romanenko, and Kiyohiko Mabuchi

Genetic Modification of the Association between Peripubertal Dioxin Exposure and Pubertal Onset in a Cohort of Russian Boys

Olivier Humblet, Susan A. Korrick, Paige L. Williams, Oleg Sergeyev, Claude Emond, Linda S. Birnbaum, Jane S. Burns, Larisa M. Altshul, Donald G. Patterson Jr., Wayman E. Turner, Mary M. Lee, Boris Revich, and Russ Hauser

Polymorphisms in Genes Encoding Potential Mercury Transporters and Urine Mercury Concentrations in Populations Exposed to Mercury Vapor from Gold Mining

Karin Engström, Shegufta Ameer, Ludovic Bernaudat, Gustav Drasch, Jennifer Baeuml, Staffan Skerfving, Stephan Bose-O’Reilly, and Karin Broberg

Heavy Metal Lead Exposure, Osteoporotic-like Phenotype in an Animal Model, and Depression of Wnt Signaling

Eric E. Beier, Jason R. Maher, Tzong-Jen Sheu, Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Andrew J. Berger, Michael J. Zuscik, and J. Edward Puzas

Coplanar Polychlorinated Biphenyls Impair Glucose Homeostasis in Lean C57BL/6 Mice and Mitigate Beneficial Effects of Weight Loss on Glucose Homeostasis in Obese Mice

Nicki A. Baker, Michael Karounos, Victoria English, Jun Fang, Yinan Wei, Arnold Stromberg, Manjula Sunkara, Andrew J. Morris, Hollie I. Swanson, and Lisa A. Cassis

The Air Quality Health Index and Asthma Morbidity: A Population-Based Study

Teresa To, Shixin Shen, Eshetu G. Atenafu, Jun Guan, Susan McLimont, Brian Stocks, and Christopher Licskai

Possible Positive Selection for an Arsenic-Protective Haplotype in Humans

Carina M. Schlebusch, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Marie Vahter, Karin Engström, Raúl Y. Tito, Alexandra J. Obregón-Tito, Doris Huerta, Susan I. Polo, Ángel C. Medina, Tom D. Brutsaert, Gabriela Concha, Mattias Jakobsson, and Karin Broberg

Developmental Exposure to Concentrated Ambient Particles and Preference for Immediate Reward in Mice

Joshua L. Allen, Katherine Conrad, Günter Oberdörster, Carl J. Johnston, Brianna Sleezer, and Deborah A. Cory-Slechta

Blood Pressure Changes and Chemical Constituents of Particulate Air Pollution: Results from the Healthy Volunteer Natural Relocation (HVNR) Study

Shaowei Wu, Furong Deng, Jing Huang, Hongyi Wang, Masayuki Shima, Xin Wang, Yu Qin, Chanjuan Zheng, Hongying Wei, Yu Hao, Haibo Lv, Xiuling Lu, and Xinbiao Guo

Air Pollution from Industrial Swine Operations and Blood Pressure of Neighboring Residents

Steve Wing, Rachel Avery Horton, and Kathryn M. Rose

Childhood Thyroid Radioiodine Exposure and Subsequent Infertility in the Intermountain Fallout Cohort

Mary Bishop Stone*, Joseph B. Stanford, Joseph L. Lyon, James A. VanDerslice, Stephen C. Alder


Human Placenta and Markers of Heavy Metals Exposure

Paolo D. Pigatto, Claudio Minoia, Anna Ronchi and Gianpaolo Guzzi

Human Placenta and Markers of Heavy Metals Exposure: Esteban-Vasallo et al. Respond

María D. Esteban-Vasallo, Nuria Aragonés, Marina Pollan, Gonzalo López-Abente and Beatriz Perez-Gomez

Airborne Particulate Matter and Acute Lung Inflammation

S. Gangamma

Airborne Particulate Matter and Acute Lung Inflammation: Strak et al. Respond

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


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


The Secret Life of Fat, with Michele La Merrill

Ashley Ahearn

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