Myrto Petreas

Summary

Affiliation: California Environmental Protection Agency
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure is associated with decreased gestational length but not birth weight: archived samples from the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort
    Katrina L Kezios
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Room 1614, 722 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Environ Health 11:49. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in California wastestreams
    Myrto Petreas
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, 700 Heinz Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, United States
    Chemosphere 74:996-1001. 2009
  3. pmc High body burdens of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) in California women
    Myrto Petreas
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1175-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Distribution of persistent, lipid-soluble chemicals in breast and abdominal adipose tissues: lessons learned from a breast cancer study
    Myrto Petreas
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:416-24. 2004
  5. doi request reprint High concentrations of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) in breast adipose tissue of California women
    Myrto Petreas
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
    Environ Int 37:190-7. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint PBDEs in the San Francisco Bay Area: measurements in harbor seal blubber and human breast adipose tissue
    Jianwen She
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley 94704, USA
    Chemosphere 46:697-707. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Adipose levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and risk of breast cancer
    Susan Hurley
    Cancer Prevention Institute of California, 2001 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 129:505-11. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Levels of PBDEs, PCDDs, PCDFs, and coplanar PCBs in edible fish from California coastal waters
    F Reber Brown
    California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Hazardous Materials Laboratory, 700 Heinz Avenue 100, Berkeley, CA, Canada 94710, USA
    Chemosphere 64:276-86. 2006
  9. pmc Assaying organochlorines in archived serum for a large, long-term cohort: implications of combining assay results from multiple laboratories over time
    Robert I Sholtz
    Child Health and Development Studies, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Environ Int 37:709-14. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Legacy and contemporary persistent organic pollutants in North Pacific albatross
    Suhash Harwani
    Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:2562-9. 2011

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  1. pmc Prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure is associated with decreased gestational length but not birth weight: archived samples from the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort
    Katrina L Kezios
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Room 1614, 722 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Environ Health 11:49. 2012
    ..Previous studies are inconsistent regarding prenatal exposure to PCBs and pregnancy outcomes. We investigated associations between prenatal exposure to PCBs and gestational length and birth weight...
  2. doi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in California wastestreams
    Myrto Petreas
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, 700 Heinz Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, United States
    Chemosphere 74:996-1001. 2009
    ..Information on the presence and fate of PBDEs in all wastestreams needs to be included in decision making practices for waste management to avoid public health and ecologic catastrophes...
  3. pmc High body burdens of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) in California women
    Myrto Petreas
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1175-9. 2003
    ..Rising body burdens of endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as PBDEs may pose a potential public health threat...
  4. ncbi request reprint Distribution of persistent, lipid-soluble chemicals in breast and abdominal adipose tissues: lessons learned from a breast cancer study
    Myrto Petreas
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:416-24. 2004
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  5. doi request reprint High concentrations of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) in breast adipose tissue of California women
    Myrto Petreas
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
    Environ Int 37:190-7. 2011
    ..These data may be helpful in establishing a baseline for PBDE body burdens to gauge changes over time as a result of restrictions in the use of PBDE formulations...
  6. ncbi request reprint PBDEs in the San Francisco Bay Area: measurements in harbor seal blubber and human breast adipose tissue
    Jianwen She
    Hazardous Materials Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley 94704, USA
    Chemosphere 46:697-707. 2002
    ..The concentrations of PBDEs in harbor seals in the San Francisco Bay have increased dramatically over the past decade, with current levels among the highest reported for this species...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adipose levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and risk of breast cancer
    Susan Hurley
    Cancer Prevention Institute of California, 2001 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 129:505-11. 2011
    ..Given the high levels of PBDEs found in this population of California women, future studies are warranted. Such studies would benefit from a larger sample size, a more representative control series, and/or a prospective design...
  8. ncbi request reprint Levels of PBDEs, PCDDs, PCDFs, and coplanar PCBs in edible fish from California coastal waters
    F Reber Brown
    California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Hazardous Materials Laboratory, 700 Heinz Avenue 100, Berkeley, CA, Canada 94710, USA
    Chemosphere 64:276-86. 2006
    ..The highest concentrations of both PCDD/PCDF/coPCBs and PBDEs were found in the highly populated areas of San Francisco Bay, the Los Angeles area, and San Diego Bay...
  9. pmc Assaying organochlorines in archived serum for a large, long-term cohort: implications of combining assay results from multiple laboratories over time
    Robert I Sholtz
    Child Health and Development Studies, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
    Environ Int 37:709-14. 2011
    ..For PCB congeners with very low levels, findings caution against pooling of assays without further exploration...
  10. doi request reprint Legacy and contemporary persistent organic pollutants in North Pacific albatross
    Suhash Harwani
    Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:2562-9. 2011
    ..74 ng/ml wet weight in these albatross...
  11. doi request reprint High polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in California house cats: house dust a primary source?
    Weihong Guo
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:301-6. 2012
    ..The authors found no evidence that linked levels of PBDEs, PCBs, or OCPs with hyperthyroidism. This may be because of the small sample size, competing or confounding risk factors, or complicated causal mechanisms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs) in livers of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) from San Francisco Bay, California and Gulf of Maine
    June Soo Park
    Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, 700 Heinz Ave, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
    Mar Environ Res 67:129-35. 2009
    ..Generally, 4-OH-CB107 was found predominantly in seal livers and was the only OH-PCB detectable in most of seal pup livers. This study provides information on OH-PCBs in seals, adding to the scarce exposure data for these chemicals...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adipose levels of dioxins and risk of breast cancer
    Peggy Reynolds
    California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1700, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:525-35. 2005
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the breast cancer risk associated with body burden levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Exposure to organochlorine compounds and effects on ovarian function
    Gayle C Windham
    Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Department of Health Services, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Epidemiology 16:182-90. 2005
    ..Some chemicals appear to have hormonally active properties in animals, but data in humans are sparse. Therefore, we examined ovarian function in relation to organochlorine compound levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mass spectrometric characterization of halogenated flame retardants
    Tan Guo
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 27:1437-49. 2013
    ..This study focuses on the investigation of fragmentation pathways and the structures of target ions of thirteen new halogenated flame retardants...
  16. pmc Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in residential dust: sources of variability
    Todd P Whitehead
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:543-50. 2013
    ..There is interest in using residential dust to estimate human exposure to environmental contaminants...
  17. doi request reprint Temporal changes in the levels of perfluorinated compounds in California women's serum over the past 50 years
    Miaomiao Wang
    Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Environmental Protection Agency, Berkeley, California 94710, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:7510-6. 2011
    ..08 ng/mL). For longer chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs), there was a continuous build-up in serum from the 1960s to 2009. To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate temporal changes of PFCs over the past 50 years...
  18. pmc Serum DDT and DDE levels in pregnant women of Chiapas, Mexico
    Ruth Koepke
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:559-65. 2004
    ..This study provides evidence of high-level exposure to DDT and DDE among pregnant women living in Chiapas, Mexico, despite countrywide restrictions on its use at the time...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fast liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method using mixed-mode phase chromatography and solid phase extraction for the determination of 12 mono-hydroxylated brominated diphenyl ethers in human serum
    Syrago Styliani E Petropoulou
    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control, 700 Heinz Av, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710, United States Electronic address
    J Chromatogr A 1356:138-47. 2014
    ..The mean values of the congeners detected in all samples are 4'-OH-BDE17 (34.2pgmL(-1)), 4-OH-BDE42 (33.9pgmL(-1)), 5-OH-BDE47 (17.5pgmL(-1)) and 4'-OH-BDE49 (12.4pgmL(-1)). ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of four capillary columns for the analysis of organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in human serum for epidemiologic studies
    Evan Rogers
    Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 813:269-85. 2004
    ..In addition, the method enables determination of OCPs, PCBs, and PBDEs prevalent in a single extract of serum, which can lead to considerable time savings in the analysis of large number of samples collected for epidemiologic studies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association of DDT and DDE with birth weight and length of gestation in the Child Health and Development Studies, 1959-1967
    Lili Farhang
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:717-25. 2005
    ..27) for DDT; none of the study results achieved statistical significance. Given the persistence of DDT in the environment and its continuing role in malaria control, studies using more robust data should continue to assess this relation...
  22. pmc Organochlorine pesticides and male genital anomalies in the child health and development studies
    Rajiv Bhatia
    San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California 94102, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:220-4. 2005
    ..0 ng/mL had adjusted odds ratios of 1.01 (95% CI, 0.44-2.28) for cryptorchidism and 0.79 (95% CI, 0.33-1.89) for hypospadias. This study does not support an association of DDT or DDE and hypospadias or cryptorchidism...