Agriculture Alters Gonadal Form and Function in the Toad Bufo marinus

Krista A. McCoy,1,2 Lauriel J. Bortnick,2 Chelsey M. Campbell,2 Heather J. Hamlin,2 Louis J. Guillette Jr.,1,2and Colette M. St. Mary1,2 1School of Natural Resources and Environment, and 2Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA BACKGROUND: Many agricultural contaminants disrupt endocrine systems of wildlife. However, evidence of endocrine disruption in wild amphibians living in […]

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Acute Pesticide Poisoning Among Agricultural Workers in the United States, 1998‚ 2005

  Geoffrey M. Calvert, MD, MPH,1* Jennifer Karnik, MPH,1 Louise Mehler, PHD, MD,2 John Beckman, BS,3 Barbara Morrissey, MS,4 Jennifer Sievert, BA,5 Rosanna Barrett, MPH,6 Michelle Lackovic, MPH,7 Laura Mabee, BA,8 Abby Schwartz, MPH,9 Yvette Mitchell, MS,10 and Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, MS11 Background Approximately 75% of pesticide usage in the United States occurs in agriculture. As […]

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The Rise in Autism and the Role of Age at Diagnosis

  [Early Development: Original Article] Hertz-Picciotto, Irvaa,b; Delwiche, Loraa From the aDepartment of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, California; and bMedical Investigations of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D.) Institute, Sacramento, California. Submitted 11 July 2007; accepted 2 June 2008. Supported by grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 1P01-ES11269, 2P01-ES11269, 1R01-ES015359 and by […]

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Household Pesticide Use in Relation to Autism

INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR AUTISM RESEARCH May 15, 2008; ORAL 2899 Hertz-Picciotto Public Health Sciences and the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California at Davis, Dept PHS, Davis, CA 95616 I. N. Pessah 3 Department of Veterinary Molecular Biosciences, University of California at Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 R. Hansen Pediatrics and the […]

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Unidentified inert ingredients in pesticides: implications for human and environmental health.

  Cox C, Surgan M. Center for Environmental Health, Oakland, California, USA. Background: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants). Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologically or chemically active and are […]

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Pesticides and Atopic and Nonatopic Asthma among Farm Women in the Agricultural Health Study

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 177. pp. 11-18, (2008) © 2008 American Thoracic Society doi: 10.1164/rccm.200706-821OC Jane A. Hoppin1, David M. Umbach2, Stephanie J. London1, Paul K. Henneberger3, Greg J. Kullman3, Michael C. R. Alavanja4 and Dale P. Sandler1 1 Epidemiology Branch and 2 Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health […]

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Pesticides and child neurodevelopment.

Rosas LG, Eskenazi B. University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, Berkeley, California, USA. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the recent research on pesticide exposure and child neurobehavioral development with a focus on in-utero exposure to organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies on […]

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The Herbicide Atrazine Activates Endocrine Gene Networks via Non-Steroidal NR5>A Nuclear Receptors in Fish and Mammalian Cells

  A Nuclear Receptors in Fish and Mammalian Cells Miyuki Suzawa1,2, Holly A. Ingraham1,2* 1 Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America 2 Department of Physiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America Abstract Atrazine (ATR) remains a widely […]

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Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and Risk of Adult Brain Tumors

Claudine M. Samanic1, Anneclaire J. De Roos2, Patricia A. Stewart1, Preetha Rajaraman1, Martha A. Waters3 and Peter D. Inskip1 1 Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, Seattle, WA 3 National […]

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AN UNFORESEEN CHAIN OF EVENTS: LETHAL EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES ON FROGS AT SUBLETHAL CONCENTRATIONS

  Ecological Applications, 18(7), 2008, pp. 1728-1742 © 2008 by the Ecological Society of America RICK A. RELYEA1 AND NICOLE DIECKS Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 USA Abstract. The field of toxicology has traditionally assessed the risk of contaminants by using laboratory experiments and a range of pesticide concentrations that […]

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