Antonia M Calafat


Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA


  1. Wang Y, Wong L, Meng L, Pittman E, Trinidad D, Hubbard K, et al. Urinary concentrations of monohydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in adults from the U.S. Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Wave 1 (2013-2014). Environ Int. 2019;123:201-208 pubmed publisher
    ..Users of tobacco products had higher PAH urinary biomarker concentrations compared to never users, and concentrations differed by type and frequency of tobacco product use. ..
  2. Calafat A, Needham L. What additional factors beyond state-of-the-art analytical methods are needed for optimal generation and interpretation of biomonitoring data?. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117:1481-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Biomonitoring programs would be strengthened with the inclusion of field blanks. ..
  3. Calafat A, Wong L, Silva M, Samandar E, Preau J, Jia L, et al. Selecting adequate exposure biomarkers of diisononyl and diisodecyl phthalates: data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:50-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In previous NHANES cycles, the occurrence of human exposure to DINP by using MNP as the sole urinary biomarker has been underestimated, thus illustrating the importance of selecting the most adequate biomarkers for exposure assessment. ..
  4. Calafat A, Weuve J, Ye X, Jia L, Hu H, Ringer S, et al. Exposure to bisphenol A and other phenols in neonatal intensive care unit premature infants. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117:639-44 pubmed publisher
    ..The differences in exposure to BPA by intensity of use of DEHP-containing medical products highlight the need for further studies to determine the specific source(s) of exposure to BPA. ..
  5. Robledo C, Peck J, Stoner J, Calafat A, CARABIN H, Cowan L, et al. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and blood glucose levels during pregnancy. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015;218:324-30 pubmed publisher
    ..However, given the limitations of our study, findings should be interpreted cautiously. ..
  6. Calafat A, Baker S, Wong L, Bishop A, Morales A P, Valentin Blasini L. Novel exposure biomarkers of N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET): Data from the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Environ Int. 2016;92-93:398-404 pubmed publisher
    ..Differences by season of the year based on demographic variables including race/ethnicity likely reflect different lifestyle uses of DEET-containing products. ..
  7. Calafat A, Ye X, Valentin Blasini L, Li Z, Mortensen M, Wong L. Co-exposure to non-persistent organic chemicals among American pre-school aged children: A pilot study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017;220:55-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Starting with NHANES 2015-2016, the NHANES biomonitoring program will include urinary biomarkers for 3-5year old children to provide exposure data to select chemicals at the national level among this age group. ..
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    Calafat A, Brock J, Silva M, Gray L, Reidy J, Barr D, et al. Urinary and amniotic fluid levels of phthalate monoesters in rats after the oral administration of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and di-n-butyl phthalate. Toxicology. 2006;217:22-30 pubmed
    ..Although no firm conclusions could be drawn from the urinary MBP data, the MEHP results suggest that maternal urinary MEHP levels may be useful surrogate markers for fetal exposure to DEHP. ..
  9. Calafat A, Ye X, Wong L, Bishop A, Needham L. Urinary concentrations of four parabens in the U.S. population: NHANES 2005-2006. Environ Health Perspect. 2010;118:679-85 pubmed publisher
    ..The general U.S. population was exposed to several parabens during 2005-2006. Differences in the urinary concentrations of MP and PP by sex and race/ethnicity likely reflect the use of personal care products containing these compounds. ..