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April 2017 | Volume 125 | Issue 4


The Forest and the Trees: How Population-Level Health Protections Sometimes Fail the Individual

Nate Seltenrich

Science Selection

Way to Go: Identifying Routes for Walkers and Cyclists to Avoid Air Pollutants

Carol Potera

A Satellite–Ground Hybrid Approach: Relative Risks for Exposures to PM2.5 Estimated from a Combination of Data Sources

Nate Seltenrich

A Blend of Old and New: Biomonitoring Methods to Study the Exposome

Rachel Cernansky

Programming the Future: Epigenetics in the Context of DOHaD

Julie R. Barrett


The Emergence of Environmental Health Literacy—From Its Roots to Its Future Potential

Symma Finn and Liam O’Fallon

Biomonitoring in the Era of the Exposome

Kristine K. Dennis, Elizabeth Marder, David M. Balshaw, Yuxia Cui, Michael A. Lynes, Gary J. Patti, Stephen M. Rappaport, Daniel T. Shaughnessy, Martine Vrijheid, and Dana Boyd Barr


Small-Magnitude Effect Sizes in Epigenetic End Points are Important in Children’s Environmental Health Studies: The Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center’s Epigenetics Working Group

Carrie V. Breton, Carmen J. Marsit, Elaine Faustman, Kari Nadeau, Jaclyn M. Goodrich, Dana C. Dolinoy, Julie Herbstman, Nina Holland, Janine M. LaSalle, Rebecca Schmidt, Paul Yousefi, Frederica Perera, Bonnie R. Joubert, Joseph Wiemels, Michele Taylor, Ivana V. Yang, Rui Chen, Kinjal M. Hew, Deborah M. Hussey Freeland, Rachel Miller, and Susan K. Murphy


Population-Level Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution during Active Travel: Planning for Low-Exposure, Health-Promoting Cities

Steve Hankey, Greg Lindsey, and Julian D. Marshall

Pesticides are Associated with Allergic and Non-Allergic Wheeze among Male Farmers

Jane A. Hoppin, David M. Umbach, Stuart Long, Stephanie J. London, Paul K. Henneberger, Aaron Blair, Michael Alavanja, Laura E. Beane Freeman, and Dale P. Sandler

Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and the Incidence of Lung Cancer in the Agricultural Health Study

Matthew R. Bonner, Laura E. Beane Freeman, Jane A. Hoppin, Stella Koutros, Dale P. Sandler, Charles F. Lynch, Cynthia J. Hines, Kent Thomas, Aaron Blair, and Michael C.R. Alavanja

Comparing the Health Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter Estimated Using Ground-Based versus Remote Sensing Exposure Estimates

Michael Jerrett, Michelle C. Turner, Bernardo S. Beckerman, C. Arden Pope III, Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Marc Serre, Dan Crouse, Susan M. Gapstur, Daniel Krewski, W. Ryan Diver, Patricia F. Coogan, George D. Thurston, and Richard T. Burnett

The Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage among Industrial Hog Operation Workers, Community Residents, and Children Living in Their Households: North Carolina, USA

Sarah M. Hatcher, Sarah M. Rhodes, Jill R. Stewart, Ellen Silbergeld, Nora Pisanic, Jesper Larsen, Sharon Jiang, Amanda Krosche, Devon Hall, Karen C. Carroll, and Christopher D. Heaney

The GuLF STUDY: A Prospective Study of Persons Involved in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response and Clean-Up

Richard K. Kwok, Lawrence S. Engel, Aubrey K. Miller, Aaron Blair, Matthew D. Curry, W. Braxton Jackson II, Patricia A. Stewart, Mark R. Stenzel, Linda S. Birnbaum, and Dale P. Sandler, for the GuLF STUDY Research Team

An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Dengue Transmission in the Southeastern United States

Melinda K. Butterworth, Cory W. Morin, and Andrew C. Comrie

Are Fish Consumption Advisories for the Great Lakes Adequately Protective against Chemical Mixtures?

Nilima Gandhi, Ken G. Drouillard, George B. Arhonditsis, Sarah B. Gewurtz, and Satyendra P. Bhavsar

Airborne Fine Particles and Risk of Hospital Admissions for Understudied Populations: Effects by Urbanicity and Short-Term Cumulative Exposures in 708 U.S. Counties

Mercedes A. Bravo, Keita Ebisu, Francesca Dominici, Yun Wang, Roger D. Peng, and Michelle L. Bell

Associations between Long-Term Particulate Matter Exposure and Adult Renal Function in the Taipei Metropolis

Ya-Ru Yang, Yung-Ming Chen, Szu-Ying Chen, and Chang-Chuan Chan

Reassessing the Link between Airborne Arsenic Exposure among Anaconda Copper Smelter Workers and Multiple Causes of Death Using the Parametric g-Formula

Alexander P. Keil and David B. Richardson

Monoethylhexyl Phthalate Elicits an Inflammatory Response in Adipocytes Characterized by Alterations in Lipid and Cytokine Pathways

Sara Manteiga and Kyongbum Lee

Comparison of Points of Departure for Health Risk Assessment Based on High-Throughput Screening Data

Salomon Sand, Fred Parham, Christopher J. Portier, Raymond R. Tice, and Daniel Krewski

Differential Activation of a Mouse Estrogen Receptor β Isoform (mERβ2) with Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

Lauren J. Donoghue, Thomas I. Neufeld, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Laurel A. Coons, and Kenneth S. Korach

Effects of Periconception Cadmium and Mercury Co-Administration to Mice on Indices of Chronic Diseases in Male Offspring at Maturity

Cagri Camsari, Joseph K. Folger, Devin McGee, Steven J. Bursian, Hongbing Wang, Jason G. Knott, and George W. Smith

Serum Metabolomic Profiles in Neonatal Mice following Oral Brominated Flame Retardant Exposures to Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) Alpha, Gamma, and Commercial Mixture

David T. Szabo, Wimal Pathmasiri, Susan Sumner, and Linda S. Birnbaum

Sex-Specific Associations between Particulate Matter Exposure and Gene Expression in Independent Discovery and Validation Cohorts of Middle-Aged Men and Women

Karen Vrijens, Ellen Winckelmans, Maria Tsamou, Willy Baeyens, Patrick De Boever, Danyel Jennen, Theo M. de Kok, Elly Den Hond, Wouter Lefebvre, Michelle Plusquin, Hans Reynders, Greet Schoeters, Nicolas Van Larebeke, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Jos Kleinjans, and Tim S. Nawrot

Ambient Air Pollutant Exposures and Hospitalization for Kawasaki Disease in Taiwan: A Case-Crossover Study (2000–2010)

Chau-Ren Jung, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Ting Lin, and Bing-Fang Hwang

Aerobic Fitness and Neurocognitive Function Scores in Young Faroese Adults and Potential Modification by Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure

Youssef Oulhote, Frodi Debes, Sonja Vestergaard, Pal Weihe, and Philippe Grandjean

Prenatal Exposure to Glycol Ethers and Neurocognitive Abilities in 6-Year-Old Children: The PELAGIE Cohort Study

Rémi Béranger, Ronan Garlantézec, Gaïd Le Maner-Idrissi, Agnès Lacroix, Florence Rouget, Jessica Trowbridge, Charline Warembourg, Christine Monfort, Florent Le Gléau, Marylène Jourdin, Luc Multigner, Sylvaine Cordier, and Cécile Chevrier

Neonatal Cord Blood Oxylipins and Exposure to Particulate Matter in the Early-Life Environment: An ENVIRONAGE Birth Cohort Study

Dries S. Martens, Sandra Gouveia, Narjes Madhloum, Bram G. Janssen, Michelle Plusquin, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Wouter Lefebvre, Bertil Forsberg, Malin Nording, and Tim S. Nawrot

Fetal Thyroid Function, Birth Weight, and in Utero Exposure to Fine Particle Air Pollution: A Birth Cohort Study

Bram G. Janssen, Nelly D. Saenen, Harry A. Roels, Narjes Madhloum, Wilfried Gyselaers, Wouter Lefebvre, Joris Penders, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Karen Vrijens, and Tim S. Nawrot

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Human Milk and Serum from the U.S. EPA MAMA Study: Modeled Predictions of Infant Exposure and Considerations for Risk Assessment

Satori A. Marchitti, Suzanne E. Fenton, Pauline Mendola, John F. Kenneke, and Erin P. Hines

Residential Exposure to Natural Background Radiation and Risk of Childhood Acute Leukemia in France, 1990–2009

Claire Demoury, Fabienne Marquant, Géraldine Ielsch, Stéphanie Goujon, Christophe Debayle, Laure Faure, Astrid Coste, Olivier Laurent, Jérôme Guillevic, Dominique Laurier, Denis Hémon, and Jacqueline Clavel

In Vitro Effects of Lead on Gene Expression in Neural Stem Cells and Associations between Up-regulated Genes and Cognitive Scores in Children

Peter J. Wagner, Hae-Ryung Park, Zhaoxi Wang, Rory Kirchner, Yongyue Wei, Li Su, Kirstie Stanfield, Tomas R. Guilarte, Robert O. Wright, David C. Christiani, and Quan Lu

Urinary Concentrations of Parabens and Other Antimicrobial Chemicals and Their Association with Couples’ Fecundity

Melissa M. Smarr, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Masato Honda, Kurunthachalam Kannan, and Germaine M. Buck Louis

Early Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Respiratory Symptoms at 4 Years of Age, and Potential Effect Modification by Parental Allergy, Stressful Family Events, and Sex: A Prospective Follow-up Study of the PARIS Birth Cohort

Fanny Rancière, Nicolas Bougas, Malika Viola, and Isabelle Momas

Prenatal PBDE and PCB Exposures and Reading, Cognition, and Externalizing Behavior in Children

Hongmei Zhang, Kimberly Yolton, Glenys M. Webster, Andreas Sjödin, Antonia M. Calafat, Kim N. Dietrich, Yingying Xu, Changchun Xie, Joseph M. Braun, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Aimin Chen

Short-Term Exposure to Urban Air Pollution and Influences on Placental Vascularization Indexes

Karen Hettfleisch, Lisandra Stein Bernardes, Mariana Azevedo Carvalho, Luciana Duzolina Manfré Pastro, Sandra Elisabete Vieira, Silvia R. D. M. Saldiva, Paulo Saldiva, and Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco

DNA Methylation Score as a Biomarker in Newborns for Sustained Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy

Sarah E. Reese, Shanshan Zhao, Michael C. Wu, Bonnie R. Joubert, Christine L. Parr, Siri E. Håberg, Per Magne Ueland, Roy M. Nilsen, Øivind Midttun, Stein Emil Vollset, Shyamal D. Peddada, Wenche Nystad, and Stephanie J. London


Erratum: “Telomere Length, Long-Term Black Carbon Exposure, and Cognitive Function in a Cohort of Older Men: The VA Normative Aging Study”

Elena Colicino, Ander Wilson, Maria Chiara Frisardi, Diddier Prada, Melinda C. Power, Mirjam Hoxha, Laura Dioni, Avron Spiro III, Pantel S. Vokonas, Marc G. Weisskopf, Joel D. Schwartz, and Andrea A. Baccarelli

Erratum: “Microcystis Rising: Why Phosphorus Reduction Isn’t Enough to Stop CyanoHABs”

Sharon Levy


Retraction: “A Case-Cohort Study of Cadmium Body Burden and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in American Women”

Megan E. Romano, Daniel A. Enquobahrie, Christopher D. Simpson, Harvey Checkoway, and Michelle A. Williams

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