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March 2016 | Volume 124 | Issue 3


The Value of Alternatives Assessment

Christopher P. Weis


Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asia: A Second Chance at Uncovering Environmental Factors

Lindsey Konkel

Science Selection

Eating for Two: Does an Organic Diet Make a Difference?

Carol Potera

A Satellite View of Pollution on the Ground: Long-Term Changes in Global Nitrogen Dioxide

Nate Seltenrich

Noise and Body Fat: Uncovering New Connections

Wendee Nicole

The Right Tools for the Job: Evaluating Frameworks for Chemical Alternatives Assessment

Carrie Arnold

Brief Communication

Environmental Pollution: An Under-recognized Threat to Children’s Health, Especially in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

William A. Suk, Hamid Ahanchian, Kwadwo Ansong Asante, David O. Carpenter, Fernando Diaz-Barriga, Eun-Hee Ha, Xia Huo, Malcolm King, Mathuros Ruchirawat, Emerson R. da Silva, Leith Sly, Peter D. Sly, Renato T. Stein, Martin van den Berg, Heather Zar, and Philip J. Landrigan


Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations: Potential Environmental Contamination and Recommendations to Assess Complex Environmental Mixtures

Christopher D. Kassotis, Donald E. Tillitt, Chung-Ho Lin, Jane A. McElroy, and Susan C. Nagel


Alternatives Assessment Frameworks: Research Needs for the Informed Substitution of Hazardous Chemicals

Molly M. Jacobs, Timothy F. Malloy, Joel A. Tickner, and Sally Edwards


Long-Term Trends Worldwide in Ambient NO2 Concentrations Inferred from Satellite Observations

Jeffrey A. Geddes, Randall V. Martin, Brian L. Boys, and Aaron van Donkelaar

Perceived Neighborhood Environmental Attributes Associated with Walking and Cycling for Transport among Adult Residents of 17 Cities in 12 Countries: The IPEN Study

Jacqueline Kerr, Jennifer A. Emond, Hannah Badland, Rodrigo Reis, Olga Sarmiento, Jordan Carlson, James F. Sallis, Ester Cerin, Kelli Cain, Terry Conway, Grant Schofield, Duncan J. Macfarlane, Lars B. Christiansen, Delfien Van Dyck, Rachel Davey, Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso, Deborah Salvo, Takemi Sugiyama, Neville Owen, Josef Mitáš, and Loki Natarajan

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Dementia Incidence in Northern Sweden: A Longitudinal Study

Anna Oudin, Bertil Forsberg, Annelie Nordin Adolfsson, Nina Lind, Lars Modig, Maria Nordin, Steven Nordin, Rolf Adolfsson, and Lars-Göran Nilsson

Estimating Time-Varying PCB Exposures Using Person-Specific Predictions to Supplement Measured Values: A Comparison of Observed and Predicted Values in Two Cohorts of Norwegian Women

Therese Haugdahl Nøst, Knut Breivik, Frank Wania, Charlotta Rylander, Jon Øyvind Odland, and Torkjel Manning Sandanger

Characterization of Conserved Toxicogenomic Responses in Chemically Exposed Hepatocytes across Species and Platforms

Nehme El-Hachem, Patrick Grossmann, Alexis Blanchet-Cohen, Alain R. Bateman, Nicolas Bouchard, Jacques Archambault, Hugo J.W.L. Aerts, and Benjamin Haibe-Kains

Urinary Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolites and Bisphenol A and Associations with Follicular-Phase Length, Luteal-Phase Length, Fecundability, and Early Pregnancy Loss

Anne Marie Jukic, Antonia M. Calafat, D. Robert McConnaughey, Matthew P. Longnecker, Jane A. Hoppin, Clarice R. Weinberg, Allen J. Wilcox, and Donna D. Baird

Road Traffic and Railway Noise Exposures and Adiposity in Adults: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Cohort

Jeppe Schultz Christensen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, Rikke B. Nordsborg, Matthias Ketzel, Thorkild IA Sørensen, and Mette Sørensen

Effects of in Utero Exposure to Arsenic during the Second Half of Gestation on Reproductive End Points and Metabolic Parameters in Female CD-1 Mice

Karina F. Rodriguez, Erica K. Ungewitter, Yasmin Crespo-Mejias, Chang Liu, Barbara Nicol, Grace E. Kissling, and Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao

Particulate Air Pollution Exposure and Expression of Viral and Human MicroRNAs in Blood: The Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study

Lifang Hou, Jitendra Barupal, Wei Zhang, Yinan Zheng, Lei Liu, Xiao Zhang, Chang Dou, John P. McCracken, Anaité Díaz, Valeria Motta, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Katherine Rose Wolf, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Joel D. Schwartz, Sheng Wang, and Andrea A. Baccarelli

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Parkinson’s Disease in Denmark: A Case–Control Study

Beate Ritz, Pei-Chen Lee, Johnni Hansen, Christina Funch Lassen, Matthias Ketzel, Mette Sørensen, and Ole Raaschou-Nielsen

Organic Food Consumption during Pregnancy and Hypospadias and Cryptorchidism at Birth: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa)

Anne Lise Brantsæter, Hanne Torjusen, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Eleni Papadopoulou, Jane A. Hoppin, Jan Alexander, Geir Lieblein, Gun Roos, Jon Magne Holten, Jackie Swartz, and Margaretha Haugen

Prenatal Phthalate, Perfluoroalkyl Acid, and Organochlorine Exposures and Term Birth Weight in Three Birth Cohorts: Multi-Pollutant Models Based on Elastic Net Regression

Virissa Lenters, Lützen Portengen, Anna Rignell-Hydbom, Bo A.G. Jönsson, Christian H. Lindh, Aldert H. Piersma, Gunnar Toft, Jens Peter Bonde, Dick Heederik, Lars Rylander, and Roel Vermeulen

Cord Blood Methylmercury and Fetal Growth Outcomes in Baltimore Newborns: Potential Confounding and Effect Modification by Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Selenium, and Sex

Ellen M. Wells, Julie B. Herbstman, Yu Hong Lin, Jeffery Jarrett, Carl P. Verdon, Cynthia Ward, Kathleen L. Caldwell, Joseph R. Hibbeln, Frank R. Witter, Rolf U. Halden, and Lynn R. Goldman

First-Trimester Urine Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolites and Phenols and Placenta miRNA Expression in a Cohort of U.S. Women

Jessica LaRocca, Alexandra M. Binder, Thomas F. McElrath, and Karin B. Michels

Use of a Cumulative Exposure Index to Estimate the Impact of Tap Water Lead Concentration on Blood Lead Levels in 1- to 5-Year-Old Children (Montréal, Canada)

Gerard Ngueta, Belkacem Abdous, Robert Tardif, Julie St-Laurent, and Patrick Levallois


Response to “Comment on ‘Effects of in Utero Exposure to Arsenic during the Second Half of Gestation on Reproductive End Points and Metabolic Parameters in Female CD-1 Mice’”

Karina F. Rodriguez, Erica K. Ungewitter, Yasmin Crespo-Mejias, Chang Liu, Barbara Nicol, Grace E. Kissling, and Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao

Comment on “Effects of in Utero Exposure to Arsenic during the Second Half of Gestation on Reproductive End Points and Metabolic Parameters in Female CD-1 Mice”

Amy L. Williams and John M. DeSesso


Erratum: “Exposure to Household Air Pollution from Wood Combustion and Association with Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function in Nonsmoking Women: Results from the RESPIRE Trial, Guatemala”

Daniel Pope, Esperanza Diaz, Tone Smith-Sivertsen, Rolv T. Lie, Per Bakke, John R. Balmes, Kirk R. Smith, and Nigel G. Bruce

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