Ken Sexton

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Biomarkers of maternal and fetal exposure to organochlorine pesticides measured in pregnant Hispanic women from Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown AHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:237-48. 2013
  2. pmc Cumulative risk assessment: an overview of methodological approaches for evaluating combined health effects from exposure to multiple environmental stressors
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:370-90. 2012
  3. pmc The role of cumulative risk assessment in decisions about environmental justice
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:4037-49. 2010
  4. pmc Cumulative risk assessment for combined health effects from chemical and nonchemical stressors
    Ken Sexton
    Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S81-8. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Using exposure biomarkers in children to compare between-child and within-child variance and calculate correlations among siblings for multiple environmental chemicals
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:16-23. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Biomarker measurements of concurrent exposure to multiple environmental chemicals and chemical classes in children
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 74:927-42. 2011
  7. pmc Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maternal and umbilical cord blood from pregnant Hispanic women living in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3365-79. 2011
  8. pmc Outdoor, indoor, and personal exposure to VOCs in children
    John L Adgate
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 520 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1386-92. 2004
  9. pmc Children's exposure to volatile organic compounds as determined by longitudinal measurements in blood
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:342-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating volatile organic compound concentrations in selected microenvironments using time-activity and personal exposure data
    Ken Sexton
    Brownsville Regional Campus, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:465-76. 2007

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc Biomarkers of maternal and fetal exposure to organochlorine pesticides measured in pregnant Hispanic women from Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown AHC, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:237-48. 2013
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  2. pmc Cumulative risk assessment: an overview of methodological approaches for evaluating combined health effects from exposure to multiple environmental stressors
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:370-90. 2012
    ..The ultimate goal of cumulative risk assessment is to provide answers to decision-relevant questions based on organized scientific analysis; even if the answers, at least for the time being, are inexact and uncertain...
  3. pmc The role of cumulative risk assessment in decisions about environmental justice
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:4037-49. 2010
    ..Cumulative risk assessment can provide a systematic and impartial means for informing policy decisions about environmental justice...
  4. pmc Cumulative risk assessment for combined health effects from chemical and nonchemical stressors
    Ken Sexton
    Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S81-8. 2011
    ..Prospects for future progress depend on adequate research support as well as development and verification of appropriate analytic frameworks...
  5. doi request reprint Using exposure biomarkers in children to compare between-child and within-child variance and calculate correlations among siblings for multiple environmental chemicals
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:16-23. 2012
    ..Future monitoring studies should examine the nature and magnitude of children's cumulative exposure to both chemical and non-chemical stressors, especially in disadvantaged populations...
  6. doi request reprint Biomarker measurements of concurrent exposure to multiple environmental chemicals and chemical classes in children
    Ken Sexton
    Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 74:927-42. 2011
    ..In addition, levels of cotinine in urine indicate that more than half the children were regularly exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, with the upper 10th percentile exposed to relatively high concentrations...
  7. pmc Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in maternal and umbilical cord blood from pregnant Hispanic women living in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3365-79. 2011
    ..While the possibility of related adverse effects on the fetus is uncertain, these exposures in combination with socioeconomically-disadvantaged and environmentally-challenging living conditions raise legitimate public health concerns...
  8. pmc Outdoor, indoor, and personal exposure to VOCs in children
    John L Adgate
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 520 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1386-92. 2004
    ..Median and upper-bound H and P exposures were well above health benchmarks for several compounds, so outdoor measurements likely underestimate long-term health risks from children's exposure to these compounds...
  9. pmc Children's exposure to volatile organic compounds as determined by longitudinal measurements in blood
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:342-9. 2005
    ..For siblings living in the same household, we found strong statistical associations between measured blood VOC concentrations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating volatile organic compound concentrations in selected microenvironments using time-activity and personal exposure data
    Ken Sexton
    Brownsville Regional Campus, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:465-76. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluating differences between measured personal exposures to volatile organic compounds and concentrations in outdoor and indoor air
    Ken Sexton
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Brownsville Regional Campus, RAHC Building, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:2593-602. 2004
    ..A simple time-weighted model incorporating measured concentrations in both outdoor community air and indoor residential air provided no improvement over I concentration alone for the estimation of P exposure...
  12. pmc Children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke: using diverse exposure metrics to document ethnic/racial differences
    Ken Sexton
    School of Public Health, University of Texas, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, RAHC Building, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:392-7. 2004
    ..73). The results suggest that when children are exposed to ETS primarily in their homes, questionnaires and T-A logs might be effective screening tools for identifying those likely to experience higher uptake of nicotine...
  13. ncbi request reprint Relationships between personal, indoor, and outdoor exposures to trace elements in PM(2.5)
    John L Adgate
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 807, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Sci Total Environ 386:21-32. 2007
    ..5) is likely to be underestimated by outdoor central site monitors...
  14. pmc Using biologic markers in blood to assess exposure to multiple environmental chemicals for inner-city children 3-6 years of age
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520 4956, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:453-9. 2006
    ..Results demonstrate that cumulative exposures to multiple environmental carcinogens and neurotoxins can be comparatively high for children from a poor inner-city neighborhood...
  15. doi request reprint Biomarker measurements of prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in umbilical cord blood from postpartum Hispanic women in Brownsville, Texas
    Ken Sexton
    a University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 76:1225-35. 2013
    ..Although health implications are uncertain, reports in the literature of PCB-related health effects raise concerns about possible future health consequences, especially obesity and diabetes, in this potentially vulnerable population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Asthma, atopy, and lung function among racially diverse, poor inner-urban Minneapolis schoolchildren
    Ian A Greaves
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, MMC 807, 420 Delaware Street S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Environ Res 103:257-66. 2007
    ..A history of physician-diagnosed asthma was not associated with decreased lung function. Factors other than poverty, inner-urban living, and IgE levels (atopy) need to be considered in the development of childhood asthma...
  17. ncbi request reprint Indoor air quality in two urban elementary schools--measurements of airborne fungi, carpet allergens, CO2, temperature, and relative humidity
    Gurumurthy Ramachandran
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:553-66. 2005
    ..The results show that for fungi and cat allergens, the school environment can be an important exposure source for children...
  18. pmc Comparative assessment of air pollution-related health risks in Houston
    Ken Sexton
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville, Texas 78520 4956, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1388-93. 2007
    ..To address this problem, decision makers must set priorities among thousands of individual air pollutants as they formulate effective and efficient mitigation strategies...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of recruitment, retention, and compliance results for three children's exposure monitoring studies
    Ken Sexton
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 78520 4956, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:350-6. 2005
    ..Overall, results demonstrate that it is practical and affordable to conduct demanding exposure-monitoring studies in children, including children from poor minority communities...
  20. pmc Recruitment, retention, and compliance results from a probability study of children's environmental health in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods
    Ken Sexton
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:731-6. 2003
    ..There is an ongoing need, however, to improve understanding of the cultural, economic, psychologic, and social determinants of study participation among this population...
  21. pmc Application of a novel method for assessing cumulative risk burden by county
    Jennifer J Salinas
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Brownsville Regional Campus, RAHC, UTB 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1820-35. 2012
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  22. pmc Assessing cumulative health risks from exposure to environmental mixtures - three fundamental questions
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas 78520 4956, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:825-32. 2007
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  23. pmc Conceptual models for cumulative risk assessment
    Stephen H Linder
    Institute for Health Policy, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S74-81. 2011
    ..The conclusion is that more careful reliance on established frameworks will lead directly to improvements in characterizing cumulative risk burdens and accounting for disproportionate adverse health effects...
  24. pmc Predicting children's short-term exposure to pesticides: results of a questionnaire screening approach
    Ken Sexton
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:123-8. 2003
    ..Results indicate that the residential pesticide-use questions and overall screening approach used in the MNCPES were ineffective for identifying and oversampling children/households with higher levels of individual target pesticides...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cumulative cancer risk from air pollution in Houston: disparities in risk burden and social disadvantage
    Stephen H Linder
    Institute for Health Policy, E 1023, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4312-22. 2008
    ..At the highest levels of risk the pattern is more complex, arguing for a neighborhood level of analysis, especially when proximity to high-emissions industries is a substantial contributor to cumulative cancer risk...
  26. pmc Impact of Hispanic ethnic concentration and socioeconomic status on obesity prevalence in Texas counties
    Jennifer J Salinas
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1201-15. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of personal, indoor, and outdoor exposures to hazardous air pollutants in three urban communities
    Ken Sexton
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:423-30. 2004
    ..Results indicate that ambient VOC measurements at central monitoring sites can seriously underestimate actual exposures for urban residents, even when the outdoor measurements are taken in their own neighborhoods...
  28. doi request reprint Integrated assessment of risk and sustainability in the context of regulatory decision making
    Ken Sexton
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown AHC, Brownsville, Texas 78520, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 48:1409-18. 2014
    ..The following discussion briefly reviews these two analytic approaches and examines conceptual frameworks for integrating assessments of risk and sustainability as a component of regulatory decision-making. ..
  29. doi request reprint Case study of municipal air pollution policies: Houston's Air Toxic Control Strategy under the White Administration, 2004-2009
    Rebecca J Bruhl
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 47:4022-8. 2013
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  30. pmc Spatial analysis of county-level breast cancer mortality in Texas
    Arvind B Bambhroliya
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2012:959343. 2012
    ..Analyses were based on county-level data for the years from 2000 to 2008...