Deborah J Watkins
Affiliation: Brown University
- Impact of dust from multiple microenvironments and diet on PentaBDE body burdenDeborah J Watkins
Center for Environmental Health and Technology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:1192-200. 2012..Our research suggests that exposure to dust in the home environment may be the most important factor in predicting PentaBDE body burden in North Americans, and potential exposure pathways may involve PBDE residues on hands...
- Exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids and markers of kidney function among children and adolescents living near a chemical plantDeborah J Watkins
Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Environ Health Perspect 121:625-30. 2013..Serum levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been associated with decreased renal function in cross-sectional analyses, but the direction of the association is unclear...
- Associations between PBDEs in office air, dust, and surface wipesDeborah J Watkins
Boston University School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Environ Int 59:124-32. 2013..The volatility of individual congeners, as well as physical characteristics of the indoor environment, influence relationships between PBDEs in air, dust, and surface wipes. ..
- Polyfluorinated compounds in dust from homes, offices, and vehicles as predictors of concentrations in office workers' serumAlicia J Fraser
Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 715 Albany St, T4W, Boston, MA 02118, United States Electronic address
Environ Int 60:128-36. 2013..This finding suggests that our previously published observation of an association between FTOH concentrations in office air and PFOA concentrations in office workers was not due to confounding by PFCs in dust. ..
- Exposure to PBDEs in the office environment: evaluating the relationships between dust, handwipes, and serumDeborah J Watkins
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
Environ Health Perspect 119:1247-52. 2011..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in consumer products and are ubiquitous in residential indoor air and dust. However, little is known about exposure in the office environment...
- Rodent thyroid, liver, and fetal testis toxicity of the monoester metabolite of bis-(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (tbph), a novel brominated flame retardant present in indoor dustCecilia Springer
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
Environ Health Perspect 120:1711-9. 2012..It is also used in a commercial mixture called DP 45. Mono-(2-ethyhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBMEHP) is a potentially toxic metabolite...
- Associations between serum perfluoroalkyl acids and LINE-1 DNA methylationDeborah J Watkins
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Environmental Health and Technology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Environ Int 63:71-6. 2014..44, respectively). In summary, serum PFOS was associated with LINE-1 methylation, while serum PFOA, PFHxS, and PFNA were not. Additional research is needed to more precisely determine whether these compounds are epigenetically active. ..
- Predictors of tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate metabolite in the urine of office workersCourtney C Carignan
Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States
Environ Int 55:56-61. 2013..g., polyurethane foam), determine the importance of exposure in other microenvironments such as homes and vehicles, and address the inhalation and dermal exposure pathways...
- Polyfluorinated compounds in serum linked to indoor air in office environmentsAlicia J Fraser
Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T4W, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
Environ Sci Technol 46:1209-15. 2012..Variation in PFC air concentrations by building is likely due to differences in the number, type, and age of potential sources such as carpeting, furniture, and/or paint...
- Variability and Predictors of Urinary Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolites during Early ChildhoodDeborah J Watkins
Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States
Environ Sci Technol 48:8881-90. 2014....