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Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals:

A Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for Dimethylarsinic Acid (DMAV) and Dimethylarsinous Acid (DMAIII) in Mice.  L. Bilinsksy, D. Thomas and J. Fisher.  Toxicological Sciences.  Society of Toxicology.

A Systematic Review of Exposure Biomarkers in Dried Blood Spots. D. Ladror, J. Pleil and W. Funk.  Journal of Breath Research.  Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK.

An Inhalation-Ingestion Bioaccessibility Assay (IIBA) for the assessment of exposure to metal(loid)s in PM10.  F. Kastury, E. Smith, R. Karna, K. Scheckel and A. Juhasz.  Environmental Science & Technology.  American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA.

Assessing Local Health Agency Capacity in Environmental Health and Land Reuse.  L. Berman, S. Deflorio-Barker and S. Whitehead.  Journal of Environmental Health.  National Environmental Health Association, Denver, CO, USA.

Assessing nature infection with Zika virus in the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, during 2016 in Puerto Rico.  D. Yee, R. DeJesus-Crespo, F. Hunter and F. Bai.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Association Between Environmental Quality and Adult Asthma Prevalence in Medical Claims Data.  C. Gray, D. Lobdell, K. Rappazzo, Y. Jian, J. Jagai, L. Messner, A. Patel, S. Deflorio-Barker, C. Lyttle, J. Slway and A. Rzhetsky.  Epidemiology.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Associations between environmental quality and infant mortality in the United States, 2000-2005.  A. Patel, J. Jagai, L. Messner, C. Gray, K. Rappazzo and D. Lobdell.  Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.  Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA.

B-Glucan exacerbates allergic asthma independent of fungal sensitization and promotes steroid-resistant TH2/TH17 responses.  Z. Zhang, J. Biagini Myers, E. Brandt, P. Ryan, M. Lindsey, R. Mintz-Cole, T. Reponen, S. Vesper, F. Forde, B. Ruff, S. Bass, G. LeMasters, D. Bernstein, J. Lockey, A. Budelsky and G. Kurana Hershey.  Journal of Allergy an Clinical Immunology.  Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology, 139(1): 54-65, (2017).

Children's Lead Exposure:  A Multimedia Modeling Analysis to Guide Public Health Decision-Making.  V. Zartarian, J. Xue, R. Tornero-Valez and J. Brown.  Environmental Health Perspectives.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 125(9): 1-10, (2017).

Community-Level Estimation of Children's Lead Exposure for Risk Screening and Targeting.  B. Schultz, M. Morara, B. Buxton and M. Weintraub.  Environmental Health Perspectives.  National Institute of Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.

Comparison of indoor air sampling and dust collection methods for fungal exposure assessment using quantitative PCR.   J. Cox., R. Indugula, S. Vesper, Z. Zhu, R. Jandaroy and T. Reponen.  Environmental Science:  Processes & Impacts.  RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UL, 19(10): 1312-1319, (2017).

Comparison of mold populations in water-damaged homes in Australia and the United States.  G. Rossini, V. Niel, d. Lark, L. Wymer and S. Vesper.  Indoor and Build Environment.  Karger Libri, AG, Basel, Switzerland, 14(10):  1230, (2017).

Comparison of mouse and swine bioassays for determination of soil arsenic relative bioavailability.  K. Bradham, G. Diamond, A. Juhasz, C. Nelson and D. Thomas.  Applied Geochemistry.  Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, (2017).

Considerations for the cancer risk evaluation of in utero exposures.  S. Valimiri and J. Rogers.  Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Demographic and Frailty Determinants of the Heterogeneity of Area-specific Associations of Mortality with Fine Particles.  Environmental Research.  Academic Press Incorporated, Orlando, FL, USA.

Development of a Multi-Hazard Landscape for Exposure and Risk Interpretation: The PRISM Approach.  K. Buck, K. Summers, S. Hafner, L. Harwell and L. Smith.  Natural Hazards.  Springer, Heidelburg, Germany.

Divergent trends in life expectancy across the rural-urban gradient among races in the contiguous United States.  Y. Jian, L. Neas, L. Mesner, C. Gray, J. Jagai, K. Rappazzo and D. Lobdell.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  JAMA.

Does cumulative environmental quality modify the relationship between leisure-time physical inactivity and obesity at the country level in U.S. adults?  C. Gray, L. Messner, K. Rappazzo, J. Jagai, S. Grabich and D. Lobdell.  American Journal of Epidemiology.  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dose and diet and sources of arsenic intake in mouse in utero exposure scenarios.  M. Murko, B. Elek, M. Styblo, D. Thomas and K. Francesconi.  Chemical Research in Toxicology.  American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA.

Effects of Maternal High Fat Diet and Sedentary Lifestyle on Susceptibility of Adult Offspring to Ozone Exposure in Rats.  C. Gordon, P. Phillips, A. Johnstone, J. Schmid, M. Schladweiler, A. Ledbeter, S. Snow and U. Kodavanti.  Informa Healthcare USA, New York, NY, USA.  239-254, (2019). Inhalation Toxicology.

Environmental exposure to manganese in air:  Tremor, motor, and cognitive symptom profiles.  Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.  BMJ Publishing Group, Inc., Havertown, PA, USA.

Exhaled Breath Aerosol (EBA):  The Simplest Non-Invasive Medium for Public Health and Occupational Exposure Biomonitoring.  J. Pleil, A. Wallace and M. Madden.  Journal of Breath Research.  Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK.

Exploring links between greenspace and sudden unexpected death:  a spatial analysis.  J. Wu, K. Rappazzo, R. Simpson, G. Joodi, I. Pursell, P. Mounsey, W. Cascio and L. Jackson.  Environmental International.  Pergamon Press Ltd., New York, NY, USA.

Fungal Microbiomes Associated with Green and Non-Green Building Materials.  S. Vesper, K. Coombs, B. Green, M. Yermakov and T. Reponen.  International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation.  Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 125(0); 251-257, (2017).

Impact of Work Task-Related Acute Occupational Smoke Exposures on Select Proinflammatory Immune Parameters in Wildland Firefighters.  A. Adetoa,, O. Adetona, R. Gogal, D. Diaz-Sanchez, S. Rathbun and L. Naeher.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 59(7):679-690, (2017).

Impact of Community Settings on Dietary Exposure to Chemical Contaminants:  A Systematic Review.  Z. Al-Hamdani, J. MacDonald Gibson and L. Melnyk.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  Molecular Diversity Preservation International. 

Impacts of Maternal Diet and Exercise on Offspring Behavior and Growth.  V. Moser, K. Mcdaniel, E. Wooland, P. Phillips, J. Franklin and C. Gordon.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology.  Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, 46-50, (2017).

Integrating exhaled breath diagnostics by disease-sniffing dogs with instrumental laboratory analysis.  J. Pleil and R. Giese.  Journal of Breath Research.  Institute of Physics Publishing.  Bristol, UK, 11(3): 032001, (2017).

Inverse Relationship Between Urban Green Space and Childhood Autism in California Elementary School Districts.  J. Wu and L. Jackson.  Environment International.  Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, 107:  140-145, (2017).

Low level ozone has both systemic and respiratory effects in African-american children with asthma.  M. Hernandez, R. Dhingra, A. Burbank, K. Todorich, C. Loughlin, M. Frye, K. Duncan, C. Robinette, K. Mills, R. Devlikn, D. Peden and D. Diaz-Sanchez.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  Journal of allergy Clinical Immunology.

Measures of abdominal obesity, metabolic dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome in United States adolescents:  explaratory analysis using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2014 data.  Pediatric Diabetes.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.l, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Modeling Solute Reactivity in a Phreatic Solution Conduit Penetrating a Karst Acquifer.  M. Field and W. Schiesser.  Advances in Water Resources.  Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA.

PCBs in Older Buildings:  Measuring Levels of PCBs in Caulk and Window Glazing Materials.  L. Osemwengie and J. Morgan.  Journal of Health and Pollution.  Pure Earth, New York, NY, USA.

Populations of some molds in water-damaged homes may differ if the home was constructed with gypsum drywall compared to plaster.  S. Vesper, L. Wymer, D. cox and G. DeWalt.  Science of the total Environment.  Elsevier BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 562: 446-450, (2016).

Quantification of mold contamination in multi-level buildings using the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index.  S. Vesper, J. Cox-Ganser, L. Wymer and J. Park.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, (2017).

Relationship Between Total and Bioaccessible Lead on Children's Blood Lead Levels in Urban Residential Philadelphia Soils.  K. Bradham, C. Nelson, J. Kelly, A. Pomales, K. Scrunto, T. Dignam, J. Misenheimer, K. Li, D. Obenour and D. Thomas.  Environmental Science & Technology.  American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, USA, 51(17): 10005-10011, (2017).

Spatiotemporal modeling of ecological and sociological predictors of West Nile Virus in Suffolk County, NY, mosquitoes.  M. Meyer, S. Campbell and J. Johnson.  Ecosphere.  ESA Journals, 8(6): e01854, (2017).

Systematic Review:  Land Cover, Meteorological and Socioeconomic Determinants of Aedes Mosquito Habitat for Risk Mapping.  M. Sallam, C. Fizer, D. Pilant and P. Whung.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland, 14(10): 1230, (2017).

Street-Level Neighborhood Greenery Linked to Recreational Physical Activity.  L. Yngve, W. Tsai, K. Beyer, K. Malecki and L. Jackson.  Health Place.  Elsevier.

The Impact of Air Quality Standards on Cardiovascular Mortality.  A. Corrigan, M. Ecker, L. Neas, W. Cascio and A. Rappold.  Lancet.  The Lancet.

The Mouse Thermoregulatory System:  It's Impact on Translating Biomedical Data to Humans.  C. Gordon.  Physiology & Behavior.  B.V. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 55-66, (2017).

Urban Green Space Interventions and Health:  A Review of Impacts and Effectiveness.  M. Brauback, R. Hunter, A. Cleary, P. Fawcett, A. Egorov, P. Mudu and M. Martuzzi.  World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland, 2017.

Urinary phthalate metabolites and metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents:  cross-sectional results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003-2014) data.  S. Gaston and N. Tulve.  International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.

Vegetated land cover near residence is associated with reduced allostatic load and improved biomarkers of neuroendocrine, metabolic and immune functions.  A. Egoroy, S. Griffin, R. Converse, J. Styles, E. Sams, A. Wilson, L. Jackson and T. Wade.  Environmental Research.  Academic Press Incorporated, Orlando, FL, USA, 158:  508-21, (2017).

EPA Reports:

Advances in protecting children's health were they live, learn, and play.   N. Louie, H. Aja and E. Szwiec.  Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Impact Report.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, EPA/600/R-17/407, 2017.

Age-Specific Soil and Dusk Ingestion Rate Study:  Feasibility Report.  L. Phillips, N. Tulve, J. Moya and K. Thomas.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 2017.

Analysis of Health Comments from the City of Duluth Comprehensive Plan Kick-off Event.  K. Williams, J. Carlson and D. Bolgrien.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 2017.

EPA-NIMHD Pilot Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities: A Summary of Accomplishments (PDF)(94 pp, 2.4 MB, About PDF).

Field Collection Methods for an EPA Pilot Study Evaluating Personal, Housing, and Community Factors Influencing children's Potential Exposures to Indoor Contaminants at Various Lifestages (EPA Pilot Study Acc-On to the Green Housing Study). K. Bradham, C. Croghan, P. Egeghy, S. Clifton, K. Isaacs, D. Stout, K. Thomas, N. Tulve, E. Ulrich, D. Whitaker, S. Vesper, D. Betancourt and T. Dean.   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA.  EPA/600/R-17/169, 2017.  EPA/600/R-17/169, 2017.