Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals:

Endocrine Reviews. First published ahead of print March 14, 2012 as doi:10.1210/er.2011-1050 Low-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses Laura N. Vandenberg, Theo Colborn, Tyrone B. Hayes, Jerrold J. Heindel, David R. Jacobs, Jr., Duk-Hee Lee, Toshi Shioda, Ana M. Soto, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons, R. Thomas Zoeller, and John Peterson Myers For […]

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Neuropsychological Measures of Attention and Impulse Control among 8-Year-Old Children Exposed Prenatally to Organochlorines

Sharon K. Sagiv, Sally W. Thurston, David C. Bellinger, Larisa M. Altshul, Susan A. Korrick Background: We previously reported associations between organochlorines and ADHD-related behaviors among boys and girls using a teacher’s rating scale in the New Bedford cohort at 8 years. Objectives: To corroborate these findings using neuropsychological measures of inattentive and impulsive behaviors. […]

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Endocrine Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Consumer Products

Robin E. Dodson, Marcia Nishioka, Laurel J. Standley, Laura J. Perovich, Julia Green Brody, Ruthann A. Rudel Abstract BACKGROUND: Laboratory and human studies raise concerns about endocrine disruption and asthma from exposure to chemicals in consumer products. Limited labeling or testing information is available to evaluate products as exposure sources. OBJECTIVES: We analytically quantified endocrine […]

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Acute Pesticide Illnesses Associated with Off-Target Pesticide Drift from Agricultural Applications, 11 States, 1998‚ 2006

  Soo-Jeong Lee, Louise Mehler, John Beckman, Brienne Diebolt-Brown, Joanne Prado, Michelle Lackovic, Justin Waltz, Prakash Mulay, Abby Schwartz, Yvette Mitchell, Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Rita Gergely, Geoffrey M. Calvert Abstract Background: Pesticides are widely used in agriculture and off-target pesticide drift results in exposures to workers and the public. Objective: Estimate the incidence of acute illnesses […]

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Chesapeake Bay watershed pesticide use declines but toxicity increases.

Environ Toxicol Chem. 2011 May;30(5):1223-31. doi: 10.1002/etc.491. Epub 2011 Mar 8. Hartwell SI Source NOAA/National Status and Trends Program, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Abstract Large areas of the Chesapeake Bay, USA, watershed are in agricultural land use, but there is no baywide program to track application rates of current-use pesticides in any of the watershed […]

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Study Finds Common Fungicide Deadly to Frogs

(Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2011) Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered that the most widely used fungicide in  the U.S., chlorothalonil, is lethal to frogs even at low doses. Chemical pollution, according to the researchers, is considered the second greatest threat to aquatic and amphibious species in the U.S. Because many vital […]

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Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

  Aris A, Leblanc S. Source Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; Clinical Research Centre of Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Pesticides associated to genetically modified foods (PAGMF), are engineered to tolerate herbicides […]

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Parkinson’s disease risk from ambient exposure to pesticides.

Wang A, Costello S, Cockburn M, Zhang X, Bronstein J, Ritz B. Source Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, BOX 951772, 650 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1772, USA. Abstract Due to the heavy and expanding agricultural use of neurotoxic pesticides suspected to affect dopaminergic neurons, it is imperative to closely examine the […]

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Urinary Biomarkers of Prenatal Atrazine Exposure and Adverse Birth Outcomes in the PELAGIE Birth Cohort

Cecile Chevrier, Gwendolina Limon, Christine Monfort, Florence Rouget, Ronan Garlantzec, Claire Petit, Ga´l Durand, Sylvaine Cordier Abstract Background: Despite evidence of atrazine toxicity on developing organisms from experimental studies, only few studies, and fewer epidemiological investigations, have examined the potential effects of prenatal exposure. Objectives: We sought to assess the association between adverse birth outcomes […]

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Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Exposure to Pesticides

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: August 2009 – Volume 31 – Issue 4 – pp 495-501 doi: 10.1097/FTD.0b013e3181aae982 Original Article Soldin, Offie P PhD, MBA; Nsouly-Maktabi, Hala PhD; Genkinger, Jeanine M PhD; Loffredo, Christopher A PhD; Ortega-Garcia, Juan Antonio MD; Colantino, Drew MBA; Barr, Dana B PhD; Luban, Naomi L MD; Shad, Aziza T MD; Nelson, David […]

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