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July 2014 | Volume 122 | Issue 7


Intersection of Systematic Review Methodology with the NIH Reproducibility Initiative

Kristina A. Thayer, Mary S. Wolfe, Andrew A. Rooney, Abee L. Boyles, John R. Bucher, and Linda S. Birnbaum


Rethinking Sterile: The Hospital Microbiome

Carrie Arnold

Spheres of Influence

Research Wranglers: Initiatives to Improve Reproducibility of Study Findings

Charles W. Schmidt

Science Selection

Science and Policy: Understanding the Role of Value Judgments

Janet L. Pelley

In the Neighborhood: Metabolic Outcomes among Residents Exposed to Aircraft Noise

Carol Potera

Building a Solid Case: Cigarette Smoking and Epigenomic Alterations

Wendee Nicole

Plugging the Holes in Water Distribution Systems: Deficiencies May Contribute to Gastrointestinal Illnesses

Julia R. Barrett


Science, Policy, and the Transparency of Values

Kevin C. Elliott and David B. Resnik


Water Distribution System Deficiencies and Gastrointestinal Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ayse Ercumen, Joshua S. Gruber, and John M. Colford Jr.

Tetrachloroethylene Exposure and Bladder Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of Dry-Cleaning-Worker Studies

Jelle Vlaanderen, Kurt Straif, Avima Ruder, Aaron Blair, Johnni Hansen, Elsebeth Lynge, Barbara Charbotel, Dana Loomis, Timo Kauppinen, Pentti Kyyronen, Eero Pukkala, Elisabete Weiderpass, and Neela Guha

Mercury Exposure and Health Impacts among Individuals in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Community: A Comprehensive Review

Herman Gibb and Keri Grace O’Leary


CpG Sites Associated with Cigarette Smoking: Analysis of Epigenome-Wide Data from the Sister Study

Sophia Harlid, Zongli Xu, Vijayalakshmi Panduri, Dale P. Sandler, and Jack A. Taylor

Soil Dust Aerosols and Wind as Predictors of Seasonal Meningitis Incidence in Niger

Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Michelle C. Stanton, Peter J. Diggle, Sylwia Trzaska, Ron L. Miller, Jan P. Perlwitz, José M. Baldasano, Emilio Cuevas, Pietro Ceccato, Pascal Yaka, and Madeleine C. Thomson

Long-Term Aircraft Noise Exposure and Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study

Charlotta Eriksson, Agneta Hilding, Andrei Pyko, Gösta Bluhm, Göran Pershagen, and Claes-Göran Östenson

Predictors of Blood Trihalomethane Concentrations in NHANES 1999–2006

Anne M. Riederer, Radhika Dhingra, Benjamin C. Blount, and Kyle Steenland

Association between Source-Specific Particulate Matter Air Pollution and hs-CRP: Local Traffic and Industrial Emissions

Frauke Hennig, Kateryna Fuks, Susanne Moebus, Gudrun Weinmayr, Michael Memmesheimer, Hermann Jakobs, Martina Bröcker-Preuss, Dagmar Führer-Sakel, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Barbara Hoffmann, and on behalf of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Investigative Group

Systematic Review and Evidence Integration for Literature-Based Environmental Health Science Assessments

Andrew A. Rooney, Abee L. Boyles, Mary S. Wolfe, John R. Bucher, and Kristina A. Thayer

Plasma microRNA Expression and Micronuclei Frequency in Workers Exposed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Qifei Deng, Suli Huang, Xiao Zhang, Wangzhen Zhang, Jing Feng, Tian Wang, Die Hu, Lei Guan, Jun Li, Xiayun Dai, Huaxin Deng, Xiaomin Zhang, and Tangchun Wu

Associations of Short-Term Particle and Noise Exposures with Markers of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health among Highway Maintenance Workers

Reto Meier, Wayne E. Cascio, Andrew J. Ghio, Pascal Wild, Brigitta Danuser, and Michael Riediker

Predictors and Variability of Repeat Measurements of Urinary Phenols and Parabens in a Cohort of Shanghai Women and Men

Lawrence S. Engel, Jessie P. Buckley, Gong Yang, Linda M. Liao, Jaya Satagopan, Antonia M. Calafat, Charles E. Matthews, Qiuyin Cai, Bu-Tian Ji, Hui Cai, Stephanie M. Engel, Mary S. Wolff, Nathaniel Rothman, Wei Zheng, Yong-Bing Xiang, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yu-Tang Gao, and Wong-Ho Chow

Drinking-Water Disinfection By-products and Semen Quality: A Cross-Sectional Study in China

Qiang Zeng, Yi-Xin Wang, Shao-Hua Xie, Liang Xu, Yong-Zhe Chen, Min Li, Jing Yue, Yu-Feng Li, Ai-Lin Liu, and Wen-Qing Lu

Controlled Exposures to Air Pollutants and Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia

Jeremy P. Langrish, Simon J. Watts, Amanda J. Hunter, Anoop S.V. Shah, Jenny A. Bosson, Jon Unosson, Stefan Barath, Magnus Lundbäck, Flemming R. Cassee, Ken Donaldson, Thomas Sandström, Anders Blomberg, David E. Newby, and Nicholas L. Mills

The Influence of Declining Air Lead Levels on Blood Lead–Air Lead Slope Factors in Children

Jennifer Richmond-Bryant, Qingyu Meng, Allen Davis, Jonathan Cohen, Shou-En Lu, David Svendsgaard, James S. Brown, Lauren Tuttle, Heidi Hubbard, Joann Rice, Ellen Kirrane, Lisa C. Vinikoor-Imler, Dennis Kotchmar, Erin P. Hines, and Mary Ross

Differences in BMI z-Scores between Offspring of Smoking and Nonsmoking Mothers: A Longitudinal Study of German Children from Birth through 14 Years of Age

Christina Riedel, Nora Fenske, Manfred J. Müller, Sandra Plachta-Danielzik, Thomas Keil, Linus Grabenhenrich, and Rüdiger von Kries


Biomonitoring of Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides in New York City

John H. Ross and Michael E. Ginevan

Biomonitoring of Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides: McKelvey et al. Respond

Wendy McKelvey, J. Bryan Jacobson, Daniel Kass, and Dana B. Barr


Erratum: “Predictors of Plasma DDT and DDE Concentrations among Women Exposed to Indoor Residual Spraying for Malaria Control in the South African Study of Women and Babies (SOWB)”

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