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February 2013 | Volume 121 | Issue 2


15 Years Out: Reinventing ICCVAM

Linda S. Birnbaum

Editor’s Note – 2012 Reviewers of the Year


Phage Renaissance: New Hope against Antibiotic Resistance

Carol Potera

Spheres of Influence

Sunset for Leaded Aviation Gasoline?

Rebecca Kessler

Science Selection

Lasting Impacts: Pre- and Postnatal PBDE Exposures Linked
 to IQ Deficits

Kellyn S. Betts

Phthalates and Childhood Asthma: Revealing an Association through Urinary Biomarkers

Tanya Tillett

Road Traffic Noise and Diabetes: Long-Term Exposure May Increase Disease Risk

Wendee Nicole

POPs vs. Fat: Persistent Organic Pollutant Toxicity Targets and Is Modulated by Adipose Tissue

Julia R. Barrett


“Trilongins” Offer Insight into Mold Toxicity

Bob Weinhold

Health Impact Bonds: Will Investors Pay for Intervention?

Rebecca Fairfax Clay

Study Suggests Long-Term Decline in French Sperm Quality

Adrian Burton

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Assuring Access to Data for Chemical Evaluations

Lynn R. Goldman, and Ellen K. Silbergeld

Data Disclosure for Chemical Evaluations

Randall Lutter, Craig Barrow, Christopher J. Borgert, James W. Conrad Jr., Debra Edwards, and Allan Felsot


Evaluation of the Association between Maternal Smoking, Childhood Obesity, and Metabolic Disorders: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review

Mamta Behl, Deepa Rao, Kjersti Aagaard, Terry L. Davidson, Edward D. Levin, Theodore A. Slotkin, Supriya Srinivasan, David Wallinga, Morris F. White, Vickie R. Walker, Kristina A. Thayer, and Alison C. Holloway

Toxicological Function of Adipose Tissue: Focus on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Michele La Merrill, Claude Emond, Min Ji Kim, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Bruno Le Bizec, Karine Clément, Linda S. Birnbaum, and Robert Barouki

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Analysis in the Nurses’ Health Study and Meta-analysis

Hongyu Wu, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Anna L. Choi, Frank B. Hu, Francine Laden, Philippe Grandjean, and Qi Sun


Urinary Biomarkers for Phthalates Associated with Asthma in Norwegian Children

Randi J. Bertelsen, Karin C. Lødrup Carlsen, Antonia M. Calafat, Jane A. Hoppin, Geir Håland, Petter Mowinckel, Kai-Håkon Carlsen, and Martinus Løvik

In Utero Pesticide Exposure and Leukemia in Brazilian Children < 2 Years of Age

Jeniffer Dantas Ferreira, Arnaldo Cézar Couto, Maria S. Pombo-de-Oliveira, Sergio Koifman, and the Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukemia

Long-term Exposure to PM2.5 and Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Jaime Madrigano, Itai Kloog, Robert Goldberg, Brent A. Coull, Murray A. Mittleman, and Joel Schwartz

Black–White Blood Pressure Disparities: Depressive Symptoms and Differential Vulnerability to Blood Lead

Margaret T. Hicken, Gilbert C. Gee, Cathleen Connell, Rachel C. Snow, Jeffrey Morenoff, and Howard Hu

Persistent Environmental Pollutants and Couple Fecundity: The LIFE Study

Germaine M. Buck Louis, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Enrique F. Schisterman, Anne M. Sweeney, Courtney D. Lynch, Robert E. Gore-Langton, José Maisog, Sungduk Kim, Zhen Chen, and Dana B. Barr

Short-Term Effects of the 2008 Cold Spell on Mortality in Three Subtropical Cities in Guangdong Province, China

Huiyan Xie, Zhibin Yao, Yonghui Zhang, Yanjun Xu, Xiaojun Xu, Tao Liu, Hualiang Lin, Xiangqian Lao, Shannon Rutherford, Cordia Chu, Cunrui Huang, Scott Baum, and Wenjun Ma

Neighborhood Effects on Heat Deaths: Social and Environmental Predictors of Vulnerability in Maricopa County, Arizona

Sharon L. Harlan, Juan H. Declet-Barreto, William L. Stefanov, and Diana B. Petitti

Associations between Urinary Excretion of Cadmium and Proteins in a Nonsmoking Population: Renal Toxicity or Normal Physiology?

Magnus Akerstrom, Gerd Sallsten, Thomas Lundh, and Lars Barregard

Characterization of Residential Pesticide Use and Chemical Formulations through Self-Report and Household Inventory: The Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study

Neela Guha, Mary H. Ward, Robert Gunier, Joanne S. Colt, C. Suzanne Lea, Patricia A. Buffler, and Catherine Metayer

Long-Term Exposure to Road Traffic Noise and Incident Diabetes: A Cohort Study

Mette Sørensen, Zorana J. Andersen, Rikke B. Nordsborg, Thomas Becker, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, and Ole Raaschou-Nielsen

Prenatal p,p´-DDE Exposure and Neurodevelopment among Children 3.5–5 Years of Age

Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Lourdes Schnaas, Stephen J. Rothenberg, Mariano E. Cebrián, Erika Osorio-Valencia, María del Carmen Hernández, Rosa María García-Hernández, and Lizbeth López-Carrillo

In Utero Exposure to Arsenic Alters Lung Development and Genes Related to Immune and Mucociliary Function in Mice

Kathryn A. Ramsey, Anthony Bosco, Katherine L. McKenna, Kim W. Carter, John G. Elliot, Luke J. Berry, Peter D. Sly, Alexander N. Larcombe, and Graeme R. Zosky

Association between Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Subclinical Atherosclerosis: The REGICOR Study

Marcela Rivera, Xavier Basagaña, Inmaculada Aguilera, Maria Foraster, David Agis, Eric de Groot, Laura Perez, Michelle A. Mendez, Laura Bouso, Jaume Targa, Rafael Ramos, Joan Sala, Jaume Marrugat, Roberto Elosua, and Nino Künzli

In Utero and Childhood Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Exposures and Neurodevelopment in the CHAMACOS Study

Brenda Eskenazi, Jonathan Chevrier, Stephen A. Rauch, Katherine Kogut, Kim G. Harley, Caroline Johnson, Celina Trujillo, Andreas Sjödin, and Asa Bradman

Thyroid Hormones in Relation to Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium Exposure in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007–2008

Aimin Chen, Stephani S. Kim, Ethan Chung, and Kim N. Dietrich

Association between Arsenic Suppression of Adipogenesis and Induction of CHOP10 via the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response

Yongyong Hou, Peng Xue, Courtney G. Woods, Xia Wang, Jingqi Fu, Kathy Yarborough, Weidong Qu, Qiang Zhang, Melvin E. Andersen, and Jingbo Pi


Potential Explanation of the Reported Association between Maternal Smoking and Autism

William H. James


Errata – Beier et al. [Environ Health Perspect 121:97–104 (2013)] | Offshore Exploration in the Arctic: Can Shell’s Oil-Spill Response Plans Keep Up? [Environ Health Perspect 120:A194–A199 (2012)]


An Unlikely Duo: Air Pollution’s Link to Low Birth Weight, with Tracey Woodruff

Ashley Ahearn

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