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April 2014 | Volume 122 | Issue 4


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Hugh A. Tilson


Lead-Based Decorative Paints: Where Are They Still Sold—and Why?

Rebecca Kessler

Spheres of Influence

Tribe at a Crossroads: The Navajo Nation Purchases a Coal Mine

Rebecca Fairfax Clay

Science Selection

Chinks in the Armor? Filaggrin-Depleted Skin Could Increase Environmental Exposures

Lindsey Konkel

Birth Defects and Mothers’ Proximity to Natural Gas Development: Is There a Connection?

Lindsey Konkel

Apples to Apples: Comparing PM2.5 Exposures and Birth Outcomes in Understudied Countries

Julia R. Barrett

Disease Burdens Associated with PM2.5 Exposure: How a New Model Provided Global Estimates

Carrie Arnold


Human Health Effects of Tetrachloroethylene: Key Findings and Scientific Issues

Kathryn Z. Guyton, Karen A. Hogan, Cheryl Siegel Scott, Glinda S. Cooper, Ambuja S. Bale, Leonid Kopylev, Stanley Barone Jr., Susan L. Makris, Barbara Glenn, Ravi P. Subramaniam, Maureen R. Gwinn, Rebecca C. Dzubow, and Weihsueh A. Chiu


The Societal Costs and Benefits of Commuter Bicycling: Simulating the Effects of Specific Policies Using System Dynamics Modeling

Alexandra Macmillan, Jennie Connor, Karen Witten, Robin Kearns, David Rees, and Alistair Woodward

Associations of Filaggrin Gene Loss-of-Function Variants with Urinary Phthalate Metabolites and Testicular Function in Young Danish Men

Ulla Nordström Joensen, Niels Jørgensen, Michael Meldgaard, Hanne Frederiksen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Torkil Menné, Jeanne Duus Johansen, Berit Christina Carlsen, Steen Stender, Pal Bela Szecsi, Niels Erik Skakkebæk, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, and Jacob P. Thyssen

Urinary Concentrations of 2,4-Dichlorophenol and 2,5-Dichlorophenol in the U.S. Population (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2010): Trends and Predictors

Xiaoyun Ye, Lee-Yang Wong, Xiaoliu Zhou, and Antonia M. Calafat

Transgenic Zebrafish Reveal Tissue-Specific Differences in Estrogen Signaling in Response to Environmental Water Samples

Daniel A. Gorelick, Luke R. Iwanowicz, Alice L. Hung, Vicki S. Blazer, and Marnie E. Halpern

Cadmium Exposure and Cancer Mortality in a Prospective Cohort: The Strong Heart Study

Esther García-Esquinas, Marina Pollan, Maria Tellez-Plaza, Kevin A. Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Eliseo Guallar, Jason G. Umans, Jeunliang Yeh, Lyle G. Best, and Ana Navas-Acien

A Unique Co-culture Model for Fundamental and Applied Studies of Human Fetoplacental Steroidogenesis and Interference by Environmental Chemicals

Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault, Kathy Deroy, Cathy Vaillancourt, and J. Thomas Sanderson

Air Pollution Exposure and Abnormal Glucose Tolerance during Pregnancy: The Project Viva Cohort

Abby F. Fleisch, Diane R. Gold, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Petros Koutrakis, Joel D. Schwartz, Itai Kloog, Steven Melly, Brent A. Coull, Antonella Zanobetti, Matthew W. Gillman, and Emily Oken

Bisphenol A Exposure and Cardiac Electrical Conduction in Excised Rat Hearts

Nikki Gillum Posnack, Rafael Jaimes III, Huda Asfour, Luther M. Swift, Anastasia M. Wengrowski, Narine Sarvazyan, and Matthew W. Kay

Differential Effects of Source-Specific Particulate Matter on Emergency Hospitalizations for Ischemic Heart Disease in Hong Kong

Vivian Chit Pun, Ignatius Tak-sun Yu, Kin-fai Ho, Hong Qiu, Zhiwei Sun, and Linwei Tian

An Integrated Risk Function for Estimating the Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Exposure

Richard T. Burnett, C. Arden Pope III, Majid Ezzati, Casey Olives, Stephen S. Lim, Sumi Mehta, Hwashin H. Shin, Gitanjali Singh, Bryan Hubbell, Michael Brauer, H. Ross Anderson, Kirk R. Smith, John R. Balmes, Nigel G. Bruce, Haidong Kan, Francine Laden, Annette Prüss-Ustün, Michelle C. Turner, Susan M. Gapstur, W. Ryan Diver, and Aaron Cohen

Association of Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution with Blood Pressure and Hypertension in an Adult Population–Based Cohort in Spain (the REGICOR Study)

Maria Foraster, Xavier Basagaña, Inmaculada Aguilera, Marcela Rivera, David Agis, Laura Bouso, Alexandre Deltell, Jaume Marrugat, Rafel Ramos, Jordi Sunyer, Joan Vila, Roberto Elosua, and Nino Künzli

Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado

Lisa M. McKenzie, Ruixin Guo, Roxana Z. Witter, David A. Savitz, Lee S. Newman, and John L. Adgate

GSTP1 and TNF Gene Variants and Associations between Air Pollution and Incident Childhood Asthma: The Traffic, Asthma and Genetics (TAG) Study

Elaina A. MacIntyre, Michael Brauer, Erik Melén, Carl Peter Bauer, Mario Bauer, Dietrich Berdel, Anna Bergström, Bert Brunekreef, Moira Chan-Yeung, Claudia Klümper, Elaine Fuertes, Ulrike Gehring, Anna Gref, Joachim Heinrich, Olf Herbarth, Marjan Kerkhof, Gerard H. Koppelman, Anita L. Kozyrskyj, Göran Pershagen, Dirkje S. Postma, Elisabeth Thiering, Carla M.T. Tiesler, and Christopher Carlsten, for the TAG Study Group

Outdoor Air Pollution, Preterm Birth, and Low Birth Weight: Analysis of the World Health Organization Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health

Nancy L. Fleischer, Mario Merialdi, Aaron van Donkelaar, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Randall V. Martin, Ana Pilar Betran, João Paulo Souza, and Marie S. O´Neill7


Prenatal PCB-153 Exposure and Decreased Birth Weight: The Role of Gestational Weight Gain

Eva Govarts, Maribel Casas, Greet Schoeters, Merete Eggesbø, Damaskini Valvi, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, and Jens Peter Bonde, on behalf of the ENRIECO, OBELIX, and CHICOS Consortia

Prenatal PCB-153 Exposure and Decreased Birth Weight: Verner et al. Respond

Marc-André Verner, Melvin E. Andersen, Harvey J. Clewell III, and Matthew P. Longnecker

Crystallographic Analysis and Mimicking of Estradiol Binding: Interpretation and Speculation

Thomas G. Osimitz, Michael L. Dourson, A. Wallace Hayes, and Sam Kacew

Crystallographic Analysis and Mimicking of Estradiol Binding: Pedersen et al. Respond

Lars C. Pedersen, Linda S. Birnbaum, Rajendrakumar A. Gosavi, and Gabriel A. Knudsen


Erratum: “Is the Relationship between Prenatal Exposure to PCB-153 and Decreased Birth Weight Attributable to Pharmacokinetics?”

Erratum: Erratum for Johnson et al. [Environ Health Perspect 113:A18 (2005)]

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