Lorraine C Backer

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS f 57, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Toxicon 55:909-21. 2010
  2. pmc Occupational exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins during Florida red tide events: effects on a healthy worker population
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:644-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Unregulated drinking water initiative for environmental surveillance and public health
    Lorraine C Backer
    Health Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Environ Health 73:31-2. 2011
  4. pmc Recreational exposure to low concentrations of microcystins during an algal bloom in a small lake
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee, Georgia 30341, USA
    Mar Drugs 6:389-406. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The influence of physicochemical properties on the internal dose of trihalomethanes in humans following a controlled showering exposure
    Lalith K Silva
    Division of Laboratory Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:39-45. 2013
  6. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of nitrates in drinking water: maternal exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes
    Deana M Manassaram
    CDC NCEH EHHE, Health Studies Branch 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Cien Saude Colet 12:153-63. 2007
  8. pmc Exogenous and endogenous determinants of blood trihalomethane levels after showering
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:57-63. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of associations between lifetime exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products and bladder cancer in dogs
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:1663-8. 2008
  10. pmc Canine cyanotoxin poisonings in the United States (1920s-2012): review of suspected and confirmed cases from three data sources
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 60, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Toxins (Basel) 5:1597-628. 2013

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Recreational exposure to microcystins during algal blooms in two California lakes
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS f 57, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Toxicon 55:909-21. 2010
    ..Future studies should include collecting nasal swabs to assess upper respiratory tract deposition of toxin-containing aerosols droplets...
  2. pmc Occupational exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins during Florida red tide events: effects on a healthy worker population
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:644-9. 2005
    ..We did not observe any impact of exposure to aerosolized brevetoxins, with or without mild exercise, on pulmonary function...
  3. ncbi request reprint Unregulated drinking water initiative for environmental surveillance and public health
    Lorraine C Backer
    Health Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Environ Health 73:31-2. 2011
    ..Far more attention and resources are needed to complete this process...
  4. pmc Recreational exposure to low concentrations of microcystins during an algal bloom in a small lake
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee, Georgia 30341, USA
    Mar Drugs 6:389-406. 2008
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  5. doi request reprint The influence of physicochemical properties on the internal dose of trihalomethanes in humans following a controlled showering exposure
    Lalith K Silva
    Division of Laboratory Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:39-45. 2013
    ..The physicochemical properties (volatility, partition coefficients, and Henry's law constant) are useful parameters for predicting THM movement between matrices and understanding THM exposure during showering...
  6. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
    ..We also examined whether differences in water use practices existed among pregnant women based on household drinking water source of private vs. public supply...
  7. ncbi request reprint A review of nitrates in drinking water: maternal exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes
    Deana M Manassaram
    CDC NCEH EHHE, Health Studies Branch 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 46, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Cien Saude Colet 12:153-63. 2007
    ..We conclude that the current literature does not provide sufficient evidence of a causal relationship between exposure to nitrates in drinking water and adverse reproductive effects...
  8. pmc Exogenous and endogenous determinants of blood trihalomethane levels after showering
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:57-63. 2008
    ..Increases in blood THM levels among subjects who showered or bathed were variable, with increased levels tending to cluster in two groups...
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of associations between lifetime exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products and bladder cancer in dogs
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:1663-8. 2008
    ..To assess the risk of bladder cancer in dogs from exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products and determine whether dogs could serve as sentinels for human bladder cancer associated with such exposures...
  10. pmc Canine cyanotoxin poisonings in the United States (1920s-2012): review of suspected and confirmed cases from three data sources
    Lorraine C Backer
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 60, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Toxins (Basel) 5:1597-628. 2013
    ..S. between the late 1920s and 2012. The canine cyanotoxin poisoning events reviewed here likely represent a small fraction of cases that occur throughout the U.S. each year. ..
  11. pmc A review of nitrates in drinking water: maternal exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:320-7. 2006
    ..Future studies incorporating individual exposure assessment about users of private wells--the population most at risk--should be considered...
  12. pmc Overview of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins: exposures and effects
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:618-20. 2005
    ..Our ultimate goal is to develop appropriate prevention measures and medical interventions to mitigate or prevent adverse health effects from exposure to complex mixtures of aerosolized red tide toxins...
  13. pmc Characterization of marine aerosol for assessment of human exposure to brevetoxins
    Yung Sung Cheng
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2425 Ridgecrest Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:638-43. 2005
    ..The deposition pattern correlated with the observed increase of upper airway symptoms in healthy lifeguards during the exposure periods...
  14. pmc Initial evaluation of the effects of aerosolized Florida red tide toxins (brevetoxins) in persons with asthma
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:650-7. 2005
    ..Future studies will examine the possible chronic effects of these toxins among persons with asthma and other chronic respiratory impairment...
  15. pmc Cochlear function in mice following inhalation of brevetoxin-3
    Janet M Benson
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 191:619-26. 2005
    ..Mice exposed only once for 2 h did not exhibit any notable cochlear effects. Similarly, mice exposed two times, for a cumulative dose of 6 h, exhibited essentially no change in DPOAE levels...
  16. pmc Epidemiology of recreational exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria--an international prospective cohort study
    Ian Stewart
    National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108, Australia
    BMC Public Health 6:93. 2006
    ..The epidemiological data to date are limited; we sought to improve on the design of some previously conducted studies in order to facilitate revision and refinement of guidelines for exposure to cyanobacteria in recreational waters...
  17. pmc Placental transport of brevetoxin-3 in CD-1 mice
    Janet M Benson
    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2425 Ridgecrest Dr SE, Albuquerque NM 87108, USA
    Toxicon 48:1018-26. 2006
    ..The consequences of these findings for pregnant women exposed to brevetoxins by inhalation or ingestion remain to be determined...
  18. pmc Florida red tide and human health: a pilot beach conditions reporting system to minimize human exposure
    Barbara Kirkpatrick
    Environmental Health Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 32436, United States
    Sci Total Environ 402:1-8. 2008
    ..The system has proven to be robust and well received by the public. The system has reported variability from beach to beach and has provided vital information to users to minimize their exposure to toxic marine aerosols...
  19. pmc Aerosolized red-tide toxins (brevetoxins) and asthma
    Lora E Fleming
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Chest 131:187-94. 2007
    ..In humans, a significant increase in self-reported respiratory symptoms has been described after recreational and occupational exposures to Florida red-tide aerosols, particularly among individuals with asthma...
  20. pmc Reported respiratory symptom intensity in asthmatics during exposure to aerosolized Florida red tide toxins
    Alexyz Milian
    Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    J Asthma 44:583-7. 2007
    ..This is the first study to examine the intensity of reported respiratory symptoms in asthmatics after a 1-hour exposure to Florida red tide...
  21. pmc Outbreak bias in illness reporting and case confirmation in ciguatera fish poisoning surveillance in south Florida
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:658-65. 2006
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