Jonathan I Levy

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Community-wide health risk assessment using geographically resolved demographic data: a synthetic population approach
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e87144. 2014
  2. pmc A meta-analysis and multisite time-series analysis of the differential toxicity of major fine particulate matter constituents
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1091-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Current and future particulate-matter-related mortality risks in the United States from aviation emissions during landing and takeoff
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Risk Anal 32:237-49. 2012
  4. pmc Evaluation of the public health impacts of traffic congestion: a health risk assessment
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 9:65. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal variability in urban fine particulate matter concentrations
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Pollut 159:2009-15. 2011
  6. pmc Land use regression modeling of intra-urban residential variability in multiple traffic-related air pollutants
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 7:17. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing mobile source particulate matter emissions-to-exposure relationships in the Boston urban area
    Susan L Greco
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7675-82. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter, and particle constituents inside of lower socioeconomic status urban homes
    Lisa K Baxter
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:433-44. 2007
  9. pmc Evaluating efficiency-equality tradeoffs for mobile source control strategies in an urban area
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 29:34-47. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Modeling exposures to organophosphates and pyrethroids for children living in an urban low-income environment
    Susan C Wason
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 401 Park Drive West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Res 124:13-22. 2013

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Publications58

  1. pmc Community-wide health risk assessment using geographically resolved demographic data: a synthetic population approach
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e87144. 2014
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  2. pmc A meta-analysis and multisite time-series analysis of the differential toxicity of major fine particulate matter constituents
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1091-9. 2012
    ..These analyses emphasize the subtlety of the statistical techniques and epidemiologic studies necessary to inform risk assessments of particle constituents...
  3. doi request reprint Current and future particulate-matter-related mortality risks in the United States from aviation emissions during landing and takeoff
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Risk Anal 32:237-49. 2012
    ..Our study emphasizes that the public health burden of aviation emissions would be significantly influenced by the joint effects of flight activity increases, nonaviation concentration changes, and population growth and aging...
  4. pmc Evaluation of the public health impacts of traffic congestion: a health risk assessment
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 9:65. 2010
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  5. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal variability in urban fine particulate matter concentrations
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Pollut 159:2009-15. 2011
    ..5) variability in an urban area, especially in a mega-city, reinforcing the necessity of dispersion modeling and methods for analyzing high-resolution monitoring observations...
  6. pmc Land use regression modeling of intra-urban residential variability in multiple traffic-related air pollutants
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 7:17. 2008
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  7. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing mobile source particulate matter emissions-to-exposure relationships in the Boston urban area
    Susan L Greco
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7675-82. 2007
    ..5 iF that accounting for population movement with time, localized meteorological conditions, and street-canyon configurations would likely increase...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictors of concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, fine particulate matter, and particle constituents inside of lower socioeconomic status urban homes
    Lisa K Baxter
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:433-44. 2007
    ..We conclude that the effect of indoor sources may be more pronounced in high-density multiunit dwellings, and that future epidemiological studies in these populations should explicitly consider these sources in assigning exposures...
  9. pmc Evaluating efficiency-equality tradeoffs for mobile source control strategies in an urban area
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 29:34-47. 2009
    ..Our analysis demonstrates the viability of formal analytical approaches to jointly address both efficiency and equality in risk assessment, providing a tool for decisionmakers who wish to consider both issues...
  10. doi request reprint Modeling exposures to organophosphates and pyrethroids for children living in an urban low-income environment
    Susan C Wason
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 401 Park Drive West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Res 124:13-22. 2013
    ..More generally, this work provides a standard framework to evaluate and describe exposures to prevalent residential pesticides via multiple pathways...
  11. pmc Determinants of allergen concentrations in apartments of asthmatic children living in public housing
    Junenette L Peters
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center East Room 3 111 23, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 84:185-97. 2007
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  12. doi request reprint Uncertainty and variability in health-related damages from coal-fired power plants in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1000-14. 2009
    ..Our findings emphasize that control strategies that consider variability in damages across facilities would yield more efficient outcomes...
  13. pmc Nitrogen dioxide concentrations in neighborhoods adjacent to a commercial airport: a land use regression modeling study
    Gary Adamkiewicz
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 9:73. 2010
    ..F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI, and land-use regression (LUR) modeling techniques to determine the impact of proximity to the airport and local traffic on these concentrations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of integrated pest management in reducing cockroach allergen concentrations in urban public housing
    Junenette L Peters
    Department of Environmental Health, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Asthma 44:455-60. 2007
    ..Intensive interventions can significantly reduce the allergen burden in public housing apartments, but intervention efforts must be sustained...
  15. ncbi request reprint The influence of geographic location on population exposure to emissions from power plants throughout China
    Ying Zhou
    Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Room 404, Boston, MA 02216, USA
    Environ Int 32:365-73. 2006
    ..The results should be useful for informing future decisions about power-plant locations and controls...
  16. pmc Synergistic effects of traffic-related air pollution and exposure to violence on urban asthma etiology
    Jane E Clougherty
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1140-6. 2007
    ..Asthma, for example, disproportionately affects lower-income urban communities, where air pollution and social stressors may be elevated...
  17. pmc Ancillary benefits for caregivers of children with asthma participating in an environmental intervention study to alleviate asthma symptoms
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:214-29. 2009
    ..Future environmental intervention studies should more formally consider social support and participation effects for both children and caregivers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Influence of traffic patterns on particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in Roxbury, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:364-71. 2003
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  19. pmc The public health benefits of insulation retrofits in existing housing in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 2:4. 2003
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  20. doi request reprint Contributions of aircraft arrivals and departures to ultrafine particle counts near Los Angeles International Airport
    Hsiao Hsien Hsu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Sci Total Environ 444:347-55. 2013
    ..Understanding these associations will facilitate interpretation of the exposure and health risk implications of UFP related to aviation emissions...
  21. pmc The effects of indoor environmental exposures on pediatric asthma: a discrete event simulation model
    M Patricia Fabian
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 11:66. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Estimation of primary and secondary particulate matter intake fractions for power plants in Georgia
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:5528-36. 2003
    ..These findings provide a framework for improved understanding of the factors that influence population exposures to particulate matter...
  23. pmc Moving environmental justice indoors: understanding structural influences on residential exposure patterns in low-income communities
    Gary Adamkiewicz
    Department of Environmental Health Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S238-45. 2011
    ..To inform strategies to reduce disparities, we developed a framework to identify the individual and place-based drivers of indoor environment quality...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pesticides in urban multiunit dwellings: hazard identification using classification and regression tree (CART) analysis
    Rhona Julien
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 58:1297-302. 2008
    ..We conclude that using CART as an exploratory technique to better understand the home characteristics associated with elevated pesticide levels may be a viable approach for risk management in large multiunit housing developments...
  25. pmc Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:84. 2013
    ..Elevated cardiovascular disease risk has been reported with proximity to highways or busy roadways, but proximity measures can be challenging to interpret given potential confounders and exposure error...
  26. pmc Residential exposure to aircraft noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases: multi-airport retrospective study
    Andrew W Correia
    NMR Group, Somerville, MA, USA
    BMJ 347:f5561. 2013
    ..To investigate whether exposure to aircraft noise increases the risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases in older people (≥ 65 years) residing near airports...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pesticide loadings of select organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in urban public housing
    Rhona Julien
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:167-74. 2008
    ..Detection of several pesticides including banned or restricted use products in some public housing units, underscore the need for alternative pest management strategies that embrace the safe and judicious use of pest control products...
  28. ncbi request reprint Measured and modeled personal exposures to and risks from volatile organic compounds
    Robin E Dodson
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:8498-505. 2007
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  29. pmc Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis
    Kevin J Lane
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 12:75. 2013
    ..The growing interest in research on the health effects of near-highway air pollutants requires an assessment of potential sources of error in exposure assignment techniques that rely on residential proximity to roadways...
  30. pmc The importance of population susceptibility for air pollution risk assessment: a case study of power plants near Washington, DC
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:1253-60. 2002
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  31. pmc Comparing gravimetric and real-time sampling of PM(2.5) concentrations inside truck cabins
    Ying Zhu
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 8:662-72. 2011
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  32. pmc Quantifying the efficiency and equity implications of power plant air pollution control strategies in the United States
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Exposure Epidemiology and Risk Program, and Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:743-50. 2007
    ..In deciding among competing approaches for emissions control, debates often hinge on the potential tradeoffs between efficiency and equity. However, previous health benefits analyses have not formally addressed both dimensions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ozone exposure and mortality: an empiric bayes metaregression analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:458-68. 2005
    ..We conducted an empiric Bayes metaregression to estimate the ozone effect on mortality, and to assess whether this effect varies as a function of hypothesized confounders or effect modifiers...
  34. pmc The influence of traffic on air quality in an urban neighborhood: a community-university partnership
    Jonathan J Buonocore
    Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr West, PO Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S629-35. 2009
    ..We evaluated the spatial and temporal patterns of traffic-related air pollutants in an urban neighborhood to determine factors contributing to elevated concentrations and to inform environmental justice concerns...
  35. ncbi request reprint A community-based participatory research study of multifaceted in-home environmental interventions for pediatric asthmatics in public housing
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2191-203. 2006
    ..Our findings reinforce the multifactorial nature of urban asthma and suggest a need for further study of the relative contributions of and possible synergies between environmental and social factors in asthma intervention programs...
  36. pmc Using physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models to incorporate chemical and non-chemical stressors into cumulative risk assessment: a case study of pesticide exposures
    Susan C Wason
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1971-83. 2012
    ..More generally, this framework can be used to inform cumulative risk assessment for any compound impacted by chemical and non-chemical stressors through metabolism or PD outcomes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Issues and uncertainties in estimating the health benefits of air pollution control
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:1865-71. 2003
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  38. pmc Challenges of conducting community-based participatory research in Boston's neighborhoods to reduce disparities in asthma
    Elmer R Freeman
    Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1013-21. 2006
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  39. ncbi request reprint Modeling the benefits of power plant emission controls in Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 52:5-18. 2002
    ..While further analysis would be required to reduce uncertainties and expand on our analytical model, our framework can help decision-makers evaluate the magnitude and distribution of benefits under different control scenarios...
  40. pmc The air quality impacts of road closures associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center 4th Floor West, P, O, Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 5:16. 2006
    ..It was anticipated that the road closures associated with the DNC would both influence the overall air pollution level and the distribution of concentrations across the city, through shifts in traffic patterns...
  41. ncbi request reprint Is epidemiology the key to cumulative risk assessment?
    Jonathan I Levy
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environment Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 28:1507-13. 2008
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  42. pmc Modeling joint exposures and health outcomes for cumulative risk assessment: the case of radon and smoking
    Teresa Chahine
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3688-711. 2011
    ..Our findings demonstrate the viability of screening-level assessment to characterize patterns of lung cancer risk from radon, with an approach that can be generalized to multiple chemical and non-chemical stressors...
  43. doi request reprint Modeling geographic and demographic variability in residential concentrations of environmental tobacco smoke using national data sets
    Teresa Chahine
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 21:646-55. 2011
    ..We provide estimates of ETS-PM concentration distributions for different subpopulations in the United States, providing a starting point for communities interested in characterizing aggregate and cumulative risks from indoor pollutants...
  44. ncbi request reprint Measured concentrations of VOCs in several non-residential microenvironments in the United States
    Miranda M Loh
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 and University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:6903-11. 2006
    ..1 microg/m3 (95% CI = 0.7, 1.8). The VOC concentrations found in stores and restaurants in this study are a potentially important source of exposure for sensitive individuals or people who work in these microenvironments...
  45. pmc Modeling spatial patterns of traffic-related air pollutants in complex urban terrain
    Leonard M Zwack
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:852-9. 2011
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  46. ncbi request reprint Integrating risk assessment and life cycle assessment: a case study of insulation
    Yurika Nishioka
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Risk Anal 22:1003-17. 2002
    ..We discuss the methodology to be used to integrate life cycle calculations, which can ultimately yield estimates that can be compared with costs to determine the influence of external costs on benefit-cost calculations...
  47. ncbi request reprint Exposure efficiency: an idea whose time has come?
    John S Evans
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Room 211, 718 Huntington Avenue, 02115 Boston, MA, USA
    Chemosphere 49:1075-91. 2002
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  48. ncbi request reprint Fuels for urban transit buses: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Joshua T Cohen
    Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:1477-84. 2003
    ..7 million to dollar 2.4 million for CNG). These estimates are subject to much uncertainty. We identify assumptions that contribute most to this uncertainty and propose potential research directions to refine our estimates...
  49. pmc Factors influencing the spatial extent of mobile source air pollution impacts: a meta-analysis
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:89. 2007
    ..This review attempts to quantitatively synthesize findings about the spatial extent under various circumstances...
  50. ncbi request reprint Particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in indoor and outdoor microenvironments in Boston, Massachusetts
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:104-14. 2002
    ..Although further study would be needed to determine whether these patterns could be generalized beyond the monitored sites, these data support previous findings and enhance our knowledge about nonresidential exposure patterns...
  51. ncbi request reprint Dust mites: using data from an intervention study to suggest future research needs and directions
    Doug Brugge
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Rev Environ Health 22:245-54. 2007
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  52. pmc Lung function, asthma symptoms, and quality of life for children in public housing in Boston: a case-series analysis
    Jonathan I Levy
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center Room 404K, P O Box 15677, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health 3:13. 2004
    ..To better understand risk factors for asthma morbidity in the context of an environmental intervention study, we conducted a detailed baseline evaluation of 78 children (aged 4-17 years) from three public housing developments in Boston...
  53. ncbi request reprint Using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model to estimate public health impacts of PM2.5 from individual power plants
    Jonathan J Buonocore
    Center for Health and Global Environment, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, United States Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, United States Electronic address
    Environ Int 68:200-8. 2014
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  54. doi request reprint Statistical approaches for identifying air pollutant mixtures associated with aircraft departures at Los Angeles International Airport
    David M Diez
    Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Ave, SPH2, Fourth Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:8229-35. 2012
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  55. ncbi request reprint Combined impact of lead, cadmium, polychlorinated biphenyls and non-chemical risk factors on blood pressure in NHANES
    Junenette L Peters
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 132:93-9. 2014
    ..g., U.S. Census), which would allow the models to be applied to any U.S. population exposed to these multiple stressors in order to identify high risk subpopulations, direct intervention strategies, and inform public policy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Major factors influencing the health impacts from controlling air pollutants with nonlinear chemistry: an application to china
    Ying Zhou
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Risk Anal 34:683-97. 2014
    ..Health benefits are sensitive to seasonal variation in emission controls. Policies to control NOx emissions need to consider emission location, season, and simultaneous control of other pollutants to avoid unintended consequences. ..
  57. pmc Health, wealth, and air pollution: advancing theory and methods
    Marie S O'Neill
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1861-70. 2003
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  58. pmc Does living near a Superfund site contribute to higher polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure?
    Anna L Choi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1092-8. 2006
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