Brenda Eskenazi

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quantification of epithelial cell micronuclei by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in mortuary science students exposed to formaldehyde
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley 94720, USA
    Mutat Res 371:237-48. 1996
  2. ncbi request reprint Genotoxicity of malathion in human lymphocytes assessed using the micronucleus assay in vitro and in vivo: a study of malathion-exposed workers
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Mutat Res 388:85-95. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint Micronuclei and developmental abnormalities in 4-day mouse embryos after paternal treatment with acrylamide
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 31:206-17. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Studies on the genotoxicity of molybdenum salts in human cells in vitro and in mice in vivo
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 32:251-9. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Micronucleus frequency and proliferation in human lymphocytes after exposure to herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in vitro and in vivo
    Nina T Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Mutat Res 521:165-78. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies
    Nina T Holland
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Mutat Res 543:217-34. 2003
  7. pmc Pregnancy glycemia in Mexican-American women without diabetes or gestational diabetes and programming for childhood obesity
    Samantha F Ehrlich
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:768-75. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Organophosphate pesticide levels in blood and urine of women and newborns living in an agricultural community
    Karen Huen
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue Suite 265, Berkeley CA 94720, USA
    Environ Res 117:8-16. 2012
  9. pmc Determinants of organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels in young children living in an agricultural community
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:1061-83. 2011
  10. pmc Effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides on thyroid function during pregnancy
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:298-310. 2008

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Publications148 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Quantification of epithelial cell micronuclei by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in mortuary science students exposed to formaldehyde
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley 94720, USA
    Mutat Res 371:237-48. 1996
    ..This finding is consistent with known clastogenic properties of formaldehyde, the component of embalming fluid most likely responsible for micronucleus induction...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genotoxicity of malathion in human lymphocytes assessed using the micronucleus assay in vitro and in vivo: a study of malathion-exposed workers
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Mutat Res 388:85-95. 1997
    ..The potential risk of chromosome damage for malathion exposure in vivo is therefore relatively low. More studies are needed to assess the possibility of interaction of malathion with other pesticides through combined exposure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Micronuclei and developmental abnormalities in 4-day mouse embryos after paternal treatment with acrylamide
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 31:206-17. 1998
    ..Future studies are needed to establish how induced cytological defects in preimplantation embryos contribute to birth defects and other postimplantation abnormalities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Studies on the genotoxicity of molybdenum salts in human cells in vitro and in mice in vivo
    N Titenko-Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 32:251-9. 1998
    ..These preliminary data suggest that sodium molybdate induces dominant lethality at the postmeiotic stage of spermatogenesis. Overall, molybdenum salts produced moderately positive results both in vitro in human cells and in vivo in mice...
  5. ncbi request reprint Micronucleus frequency and proliferation in human lymphocytes after exposure to herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in vitro and in vivo
    Nina T Holland
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Mutat Res 521:165-78. 2002
    ..01), in accordance with the in vitro finding of increased RI at low doses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies
    Nina T Holland
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Mutat Res 543:217-34. 2003
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  7. pmc Pregnancy glycemia in Mexican-American women without diabetes or gestational diabetes and programming for childhood obesity
    Samantha F Ehrlich
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:768-75. 2013
    ..04). In obese women only, increasing glucose was associated with increases in BMI z score over time (P = 0.07). Whether interventions to reduce glucose values in women free of disease could mitigate childhood obesity remains unknown...
  8. ncbi request reprint Organophosphate pesticide levels in blood and urine of women and newborns living in an agricultural community
    Karen Huen
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue Suite 265, Berkeley CA 94720, USA
    Environ Res 117:8-16. 2012
    ..However, compared to their mothers, newborns have much lower quantities of the detoxifying PON1 enzyme suggesting that infants may be especially vulnerable to organophosphate pesticide exposures...
  9. pmc Determinants of organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels in young children living in an agricultural community
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:1061-83. 2011
    ..The impact of these determinants varied by age and class of DAP metabolite...
  10. pmc Effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides on thyroid function during pregnancy
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:298-310. 2008
    ..These findings are of particular significance, since thyroid hormones of maternal origin may play an essential role in fetal neurodevelopment...
  11. pmc Associations between perinatal factors and adiponectin and leptin in 9-year-old Mexican-American children
    Vitaly Volberg
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Pediatr Obes 8:454-63. 2013
    ..Features of the perinatal environment, including maternal nutrition, anthropometry, glucose tolerance and growth rate during infancy are implicated in programming of obesity in the offspring...
  12. pmc Factors associated with serum polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels among school-age children in the CHAMACOS cohort
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:7373-81. 2012
    ..S. population. Additional research is needed to assess the health impacts of these exposures...
  13. pmc Early environmental exposures and intracellular Th1/Th2 cytokine profiles in 24-month-old children living in an agricultural area
    Paurene Duramad
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7460, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1916-22. 2006
    ..Endotoxin and allergens stimulate maturation of the immune response in early childhood, but little is known about the effect of exposures to OPs or to the three combined...
  14. pmc Pesticides in house dust from urban and farmworker households in California: an observational measurement study
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Avenue Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Environ Health 10:19. 2011
    ..e., chlorpyrifos and diazinon) have declined in homes in the agricultural community; and estimate resident children's pesticide exposures via inadvertent dust ingestion...
  15. ncbi request reprint Merging models and biomonitoring data to characterize sources and pathways of human exposure to organophosphorus pesticides in the Salinas Valley of California
    Thomas E McKone
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3233-40. 2007
    ..These results show that mass-balance models can estimate exposures for OP pesticides within the range measured by biological monitoring...
  16. doi request reprint Effects of age, sex, and persistent organic pollutants on DNA methylation in children
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California
    Environ Mol Mutagen 55:209-22. 2014
    ..Accounting for co-exposure to different types of chemicals and adjusting for blood cell types may increase sensitivity of epigenetic analyses for epidemiological studies...
  17. pmc Association of organophosphate pesticide exposure and paraoxonase with birth outcome in Mexican-American women
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e23923. 2011
    ..We explored whether paraoxonase (PON1), a key enzyme involved in detoxification of OPs, could be an effect modifier in this association...
  18. pmc Occupational exposure to benzene and chromosomal structural aberrations in the sperm of Chinese men
    Francesco Marchetti
    Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:229-34. 2012
    ..We previously reported that occupational exposures near the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration permissible exposure limit (8 hr) of 1 ppm was associated with sperm aneuploidy...
  19. pmc PON1 and neurodevelopment in children from the CHAMACOS study exposed to organophosphate pesticides in utero
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94602, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1775-81. 2010
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  20. pmc Comparison of current-use pesticide and other toxicant urinary metabolite levels among pregnant women in the CHAMACOS cohort and NHANES
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:856-63. 2010
    ..S. national reference data for 342 pregnant women sampled by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2002)...
  21. pmc Longitudinal changes in PON1 enzymatic activities in Mexican-American mothers and children with different genotypes and haplotypes
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, 50 University Hall, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 244:181-9. 2010
    ..In addition to known PON1 polymorphisms, unidentified environmental, genetic, or epigenetic factors may also influence variability of PON1 expression and therefore susceptibility to OPs and oxidative stress...
  22. pmc DDT exposure, work in agriculture, and time to pregnancy among farmworkers in California
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Calif 94704 7380, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1335-42. 2008
    ..This study examined whether exposure to pesticides, including dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), was associated with longer time to pregnancy (TTP)...
  23. pmc Organophosphate pesticide exposure and neurodevelopment in young Mexican-American children
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:792-8. 2007
    ..Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are widely used in agriculture and homes. Animal studies suggest that even moderate doses are neurodevelopmental toxicants, but there are few studies in humans...
  24. pmc Determinants of serum polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels among pregnant women in the CHAMACOS cohort
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:6553-60. 2011
    ..8% (95% CI = 2.0, 57.5) increase in women's serum PBDE levels. Findings suggest PBDE indoor contamination in California homes is contributing to human exposures in a population of recent immigrants...
  25. pmc Prenatal and early childhood bisphenol A concentrations and behavior in school-aged children
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Ave, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 126:43-50. 2013
    ..A few human studies also show prenatal and childhood BPA exposure to be associated with behavior problems in children...
  26. pmc Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity in relation to serum dioxin concentrations: the Seveso women's health study
    Marcella Warner
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:906-11. 2013
    ..In animal studies, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) alters glucose transport and increases serum lipid levels and blood pressure. Epidemiologic evidence suggests an association between TCDD and metabolic disease...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of aneuploidies of chromosomes 21, X, and Y in the blood lymphocytes and sperm of workers exposed to benzene
    Zhiying Ji
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 53:218-26. 2012
    ..The findings suggest that benzene exposure induces aneuploidies in both blood cells and sperm within the same individuals, but selectively affects chromosome 21 in blood lymphocytes and the sex chromosomes in sperm...
  28. pmc Organophosphate pesticide exposure and attention in young Mexican-American children: the CHAMACOS study
    Amy R Marks
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1768-74. 2010
    ..Exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides, well-known neurotoxicants, has been associated with neurobehavioral deficits in children...
  29. doi request reprint Pesticide toxicity and the developing brain
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 102:228-36. 2008
    ..We also observed adverse associations of prenatal but not postnatal organophosphate pesticide exposure with mental development and pervasive developmental disorder at 24 months...
  30. pmc Associations of PON1 and genetic ancestry with obesity in early childhood
    Karen Huen
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e62565. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that PON1 may play a role in obesity independent of genetic ancestry and that studies of PON1 and health outcomes, especially in admixed populations, should account for differences due to population stratification...
  31. pmc Prenatal and postnatal bisphenol A exposure and body mass index in childhood in the CHAMACOS cohort
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:514-20, 520e1-6. 2013
    ..Bisphenol A (BPA), a widely used endocrine-disrupting chemical, has been associated with increased body weight and fat deposition in rodents...
  32. pmc Variability of organophosphorous pesticide metabolite levels in spot and 24-hr urine samples collected from young children during 1 week
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:118-24. 2013
    ..However, variable exposure and short biological half-lives of OP pesticides could result in highly variable measurements, leading to exposure misclassification...
  33. pmc Serum persistent organic pollutants and duration of lactation among Mexican-American women
    Rosana H Weldon
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2010:861757. 2010
    ..Research suggests that estrogenic endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with lactation...
  34. pmc Effects of PON polymorphisms and haplotypes on molecular phenotype in Mexican-American mothers and children
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 52:105-16. 2011
    ..Functional effects of PON genetic variation related to susceptibility to OPs and oxidative stress also differed by age and should be considered in protecting vulnerable subpopulations...
  35. pmc Association of prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and infant birth weight
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:885-92. 2011
    ..These findings were diminished slightly and were no longer statistically significant when maternal weight gain was included in the models. PBDE congeners were not associated with birth length, head circumference, or gestational duration...
  36. doi request reprint Community-based intervention to reduce pesticide exposure to farmworkers and potential take-home exposure to their families
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:79-89. 2009
    ..Additionally, wearing gloves and removing work clothes before returning home could reduce transport of pesticides to worker homes. Behavioral interventions are needed to reduce consumption of strawberries in the field...
  37. pmc Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in the CHAMACOS study
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 7392, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1166-74. 2011
    ..Results were robust to sensitivity analysis. The authors found no conclusive evidence that prenatal exposure to PBDEs at levels similar to those of the general US population is related to neonatal TSH...
  38. pmc In utero DDT and DDE exposure and obesity status of 7-year-old Mexican-American children in the CHAMACOS cohort
    Marcella Warner
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7392, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:631-6. 2013
    ..In utero exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds including dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) has been hypothesized to increase risk of obesity later in life...
  39. doi request reprint Micronutrients intake is associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men
    Thomas E Schmid
    Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Fertil Steril 98:1130-7.e1. 2012
    ..To investigate whether lifestyle factors such as increased dietary intake of micronutrients reduce the risks of sperm DNA damage, and whether older men benefit more than younger men...
  40. pmc A comparison of PBDE serum concentrations in Mexican and Mexican-American children living in California
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1442-8. 2011
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), which are used as flame retardants, have been found to be higher in residents of California than of other parts of the United States...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dietary associations of household food insecurity among children of Mexican descent: results of a binational study
    Lisa G Rosas
    Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:2001-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to understand the level of perceived food insecurity and its association with dietary intake among children of Mexican descent residing in the United States and Mexico...
  42. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting organochlorine pesticide levels in pregnant Latina women living in a United States agricultural area
    A S A Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:388-99. 2007
    ..Although the weight of evidence from this study indicates that most exposure occurred before moving to the United States, the results for HCB indicate the possibility of ongoing exposure in this country...
  43. pmc PBDE concentrations in women's serum and fecundability
    Kim G Harley
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:699-704. 2010
    ..Although PBDEs have been associated with reproductive and hormonal effects in animals, no human studies have examined their association with fertility...
  44. doi request reprint Serum dioxin concentrations and time to pregnancy
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Epidemiology 21:224-31. 2010
    ..In 1976, an explosion near Seveso, Italy resulted in the highest TCDD exposure known in residential populations. Twenty years later, we conducted a retrospective cohort study, the Seveso Women's Health Study...
  45. pmc A community-based participatory worksite intervention to reduce pesticide exposures to farmworkers and their families
    Alicia L Salvatore
    Berkeley Media Studies Group, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S578-81. 2009
    ..Some behaviors, such as hand washing before eating and many targeted after-work behaviors, did not improve, indicating a need for additional intervention...
  46. doi request reprint Maternal bisphenol a exposure during pregnancy and its association with adipokines in Mexican-American children
    Vitaly Volberg
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California
    Environ Mol Mutagen 54:621-8. 2013
    ..Overall, our data suggest that prenatal BPA concentrations may influence adipokine levels in 9-year-old children...
  47. doi request reprint A pilot study of pesticides and PCBs in the breast milk of women residing in urban and agricultural communities of California
    Rosana Hernandez Weldon
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Ave, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    J Environ Monit 13:3136-44. 2011
    ..02 and 4.32 pg g(-1) milk for chlorpyrifos-methyl and propoxur, respectively. These results suggest that neonates and young children may be exposed to persistent and non-persistent pesticides and PCBs via breast milk...
  48. doi request reprint Developmental changes in autonomic nervous system resting and reactivity measures in Latino children from 6 to 60 months of age
    Abbey Alkon
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 32:668-77. 2011
    ..This study describes the developmental changes and individual stability in autonomic nervous system (ANS) resting and challenge responses for a cohort of primarily Latino, low-income children during the first 5 years of life...
  49. doi request reprint Maternal prenatal and child organophosphate pesticide exposures and children's autonomic function
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Neurotoxicology 32:646-55. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that children with high OP levels would show parasympathetic activation and no sympathetic activation during rest and concomitant parasympathetic and sympathetic activation during challenging conditions...
  50. doi request reprint Concentrations and loadings of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in dust from low-income households in California
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Environ Int 37:592-6. 2011
    ..0 to 599ng/kg/day, 2.0-1065ng/kg/day and 0.5-196ng/kg/day for BDE-47, BDE-99 and BDE-100, respectively. In order to mitigate these exposures, future research must address the factors that contribute to PBDE exposures in low-income homes...
  51. pmc Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and IQ in 7-year-old children
    Maryse F Bouchard
    University of California Berkeley, Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1189-95. 2011
    ..Organophosphate (OP) pesticides are neurotoxic at high doses. Few studies have examined whether chronic exposure at lower levels could adversely affect children's cognitive development...
  52. pmc Occupational behaviors and farmworkers' pesticide exposure: findings from a study in Monterey County, California
    Alicia L Salvatore
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Am J Ind Med 51:782-94. 2008
    ....
  53. pmc Developmental changes in PON1 enzyme activity in young children and effects of PON1 polymorphisms
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1632-8. 2009
    ..Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an enzyme that detoxifies activated organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) and is also involved in oxidative stress pathways...
  54. pmc Residential proximity to methyl bromide use and birth outcomes in an agricultural population in California
    Alison Gemmill
    Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:737-43. 2013
    ..Little is known about the effects of methyl bromide exposure during pregnancy...
  55. pmc Cholinesterase and paraoxonase (PON1) enzyme activities in Mexican-American mothers and children from an agricultural community
    Veronica Gonzalez
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, 50 University Hall, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:641-8. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that by age 9 years, PON1 activities approach adult levels, and host factors including sex and obesity may affect key enzymes involved in pesticide metabolism...
  56. pmc Dioxin exposure and cancer risk in the Seveso Women's Health Study
    Marcella Warner
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1700-5. 2011
    ..The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified TCDD as a known human carcinogen, based on predominantly male occupational studies of increased mortality from all cancers combined...
  57. ncbi request reprint Pesticides and their metabolites in the homes and urine of farmworker children living in the Salinas Valley, CA
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:331-49. 2007
    ..The child activity timeline, a novel, low-literacy instrument based on pictures, was successfully used by our participants. Future uses of these data include the development of pesticide exposure models and risk assessment...
  58. pmc Associations between prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels in a Mexican-American population, Salinas Valley, California
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1490-6. 2007
    ..PCBs may in turn affect TH levels by inducing the microsomal enzyme uridinediphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UDP-GT), which is involved in TH elimination...
  59. ncbi request reprint Serum dioxin concentrations and risk of uterine leiomyoma in the Seveso Women's Health Study
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:79-87. 2007
    ..0 parts per trillion. This finding suggests that TCDD may have antiestrogenic effects in the uterine myometrium, in contrast to apparently estrogenic effects previously found in the breast of Seveso Women's Health Study women...
  60. pmc Maternal dioxin exposure and pregnancy outcomes over 30 years of follow-up in Seveso
    Amelia Wesselink
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States Electronic address
    Environ Int 63:143-8. 2014
    ..Our results, although non-significant, suggest that highest dose may be more relevant in epidemiologic studies of TCDD and pregnancy outcomes. ..
  61. pmc Determinants of manganese in prenatal dentin of shed teeth from CHAMACOS children living in an agricultural community
    Robert B Gunier
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 47:11249-57. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that Mn measured in prenatal dentin provides retrospective and time specific levels of fetal exposure resulting from environmental and occupational sources. ..
  62. pmc Determinants of urinary bisphenol A concentrations in Mexican/Mexican--American pregnant women
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 1995 University Ave, Suite 265, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
    Environ Int 59:152-60. 2013
    ..g., reducing soda and hamburger intake) and that factors associated with acculturation might increase BPA concentrations. ..
  63. pmc Adiponectin and leptin trajectories in Mexican-American children from birth to 9 years of age
    Vitaly Volberg
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e77964. 2013
    ..To address molecular mechanisms underlying obesity development, we examined patterns of critical metabolism-related hormones, adiponectin and leptin (adipokines), over childhood...
  64. pmc In utero and childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposures and neurodevelopment in the CHAMACOS study
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:257-62. 2013
    ..California children's exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants (PBDEs) are among the highest worldwide. PBDEs are known endocrine disruptors and neurotoxicants in animals...
  65. doi request reprint Trimester of maternal gestational weight gain and offspring body weight at birth and age five
    Claire E Margerison-Zilko
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, 103 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1215-23. 2012
    ..If replicated, this information could help specify recommendations for maternal GWG and elucidate mechanisms connecting GWG to child BMI...
  66. 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...
  67. doi request reprint Pesticides and child neurodevelopment
    Lisa G Rosas
    University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health, Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, Berkeley, California, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 20:191-7. 2008
    ..This review summarizes the recent research on pesticide exposure and child neurobehavioral development with a focus on in-utero exposure to organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides...
  68. pmc Validation of PON1 enzyme activity assays for longitudinal studies
    Karen Huen
    Center for Children s Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, United States
    Clin Chim Acta 402:67-74. 2009
    ..Length of sample storage, temperature and other factors may influence variability of PON1 measurements, especially in longitudinal studies...
  69. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and neurodevelopment among young Mexican American children
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Pediatrics 118:233-41. 2006
    ..We investigated the relationship between prenatal exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and neurodevelopment of Mexican farm-workers' children in California...
  70. pmc Organophosphate urinary metabolite levels during pregnancy and after delivery in women living in an agricultural community
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1802-7. 2005
    ..S. reference levels was most pronounced after delivery. Higher DAP metabolite levels in the immediate postpartum period may have implications for estimating dose during pregnancy and for exposure during lactation...
  71. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the thymidylate synthase and serine hydroxymethyltransferase genes and risk of adult acute lymphocytic leukemia
    Christine F Skibola
    NFCR Center for Genomics and Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Blood 99:3786-91. 2002
    ....
  72. pmc Cumulative organophosphate pesticide exposure and risk assessment among pregnant women living in an agricultural community: a case study from the CHAMACOS cohort
    Rosemary Castorina
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1640-8. 2003
    ..In future analyses, we will use pesticide-specific urinary metabolites, when available, to evaluate cumulative OP pesticide exposures...
  73. pmc Organophosphorous pesticide breakdown products in house dust and children's urine
    Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 22:559-68. 2012
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Pregnancy glucose levels in women without diabetes or gestational diabetes and childhood cardiometabolic risk at 7 years of age
    Samantha F Ehrlich
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Pediatr 161:1016-21. 2012
    ..To estimate the association between pregnancy glucose values in women without recognized pregestational diabetes or gestational diabetes and cardiometabolic risk in their children...
  75. pmc Factors associated with overweight and obesity among children of Mexican descent: results of a binational study
    Lisa G Rosas
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:169-80. 2011
    ..These data offer hypotheses for how migration may influence the high prevalence of overweight among the Mexican children in California...
  76. pmc The effect of time in the U.S. on the duration of breastfeeding in women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:119-25. 2007
    ..S. is associated with poorer breastfeeding practices, including shorter duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding, in a population of low-income mothers of Mexican descent...
  77. ncbi request reprint Soda consumption and overweight status of 2-year-old mexican-american children in california
    Marcella L Warner
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1966-74. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between current soda consumption and overweight in 2-year-old Mexican-American children...
  78. pmc Relating diarrheal disease to social networks and the geographic configuration of communities in rural Ecuador
    Sarah J Bates
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1088-95. 2007
    ..1, 10.1 in the contact network and risk ratio = 4.9, 95% CI: 1.1, 21.9 in the food network). Some of these differences may be related to more new residents, lower housing density, and less social connectedness in road communities...
  79. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors for pesticide exposure among pregnant women living in farmworker households in Salinas, California
    Lisa Goldman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94709, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:491-9. 2004
    ..We determined the frequency of risky behaviors among pregnant farmworkers and characterized those at greatest risk...
  80. doi request reprint Neurodevelopmental performance among school age children in rural Guatemala is associated with prenatal and postnatal exposure to carbon monoxide, a marker for exposure to woodsmoke
    Linda Dix-Cooper
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Neurotoxicology 33:246-54. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to replicate our results and inform future interventions and air quality standards for woodsmoke and CO...
  81. pmc The Pine River statement: human health consequences of DDT use
    Brenda Eskenazi
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1359-67. 2009
    ..To better inform current policy, we reviewed epidemiologic studies published from 2003 to 2008 that investigated the human health consequences of DDT and/or DDE (dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene) exposure...
  82. ncbi request reprint Expression of Th1/Th2 cytokines in human blood after in vitro treatment with chlorpyrifos, and its metabolites, in combination with endotoxin LPS and allergen Der p1
    Paurene Duramad
    Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Appl Toxicol 26:458-65. 2006
    ..The interaction between CPO and LPS, which results in an increased type 1 immune response, should be investigated further, particularly since the combination of OP pesticides and endotoxin is common in rural, agricultural communities...
  83. ncbi request reprint The ontogeny of autonomic measures in 6- and 12-month-old infants
    Abbey Alkon
    School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0606, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 48:197-208. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that although infants' autonomic responses show developmental changes, individuals' rank order is stable from 6 to 12 months of age...
  84. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in the blood of pregnant women living in an agricultural community in California
    Asa Bradman
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:71-4. 2007
    ..Recent studies have raised concerns about polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardant exposures to pregnant women and women of child-bearing age in the United States. Few studies have measured PBDEs in immigrant populations...
  85. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking, alcohol drinking, and febrile convulsion
    Farnaz Vahidnia
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Seizure 17:320-6. 2008
    ..We evaluated the relationship of maternal smoking, alcohol drinking, and their interaction on febrile convulsion...
  86. pmc Lysophosphatidylcholine hydrolases of human erythrocytes, lymphocytes, and brain: sensitive targets of conserved specificity for organophosphorus delayed neurotoxicants
    Sarah C Vose
    Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 115 Wellman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3112, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 224:98-104. 2007
    ..The relative contributions of NTE and LysoPLAs to LysoPC hydrolysis and clearance from erythrocytes, lymphocytes, and brain remain to be defined...
  87. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants and thyroid hormone during pregnancy
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94704 7392, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1444-9. 2010
    ..Although thyroid hormone (TH) of maternal origin plays an essential role in normal fetal brain development, there is a paucity of human data regarding associations between exposure to PBDEs and maternal TH levels during pregnancy...
  88. pmc Benzene exposure near the U.S. permissible limit is associated with sperm aneuploidy
    Caihong Xing
    Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:833-9. 2010
    ..Recent reports have identified health effects at exposure levels < 1 ppm, the permissible exposure limit (PEL; 8 hr) set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
  89. pmc Time in the United States, social support and health behaviors during pregnancy among women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:3048-61. 2006
    ..Thus, in the case of diet quality, increased social support appears to prevent some of the negative pregnancy behaviors that accompany time in the US among women of Mexican descent...
  90. pmc Maternal Thyroid Function during the Second Half of Pregnancy and Child Neurodevelopment at 6, 12, 24, and 60 Months of Age
    Jonathan Chevrier
    Center for Environmental Research and Children s Health CERCH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94704 7392, USA
    J Thyroid Res 2011:426427. 2011
    ..At 60 months, there was inconsistent evidence that higher TSH was related to improved attention. We found no convincing evidence that maternal TH during the second half of pregnancy was related to impaired child neurodevelopment...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Flow cytometric detection of intracellular TH1/TH2 cytokines using whole blood: validation of immunologic biomarker for use in epidemiologic studies
    Paurene Duramad
    Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1452-8. 2004
    ....
  93. pmc Serum dioxin concentrations and quality of ovarian function in women of Seveso
    Marcella Warner
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:336-40. 2007
    ..On 10 July 1976, an explosion exposed residents of Seveso, Italy, to the highest levels of TCDD in a population. Twenty years later, we initiated the Seveso Women's Health Study to study reproductive health...
  94. pmc Methodologic and logistic issues in conducting longitudinal birth cohort studies: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research
    Brenda Eskenazi
    Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1419-29. 2005
    ..These centers present barriers encountered, solutions found, and considerations for future research, with the hope that the lessons learned can help inform the planning and conduct of the National Children's Study...
  95. ncbi request reprint Children's intellectual function in relation to arsenic exposure
    Ondine S von Ehrenstein
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Epidemiology 18:44-51. 2007
    ..Very little evidence exists concerning the possible impairment of children's intellectual function in relation to arsenic exposure in utero and during childhood...
  96. pmc Population vulnerabilities and capacities related to health: a test of a model
    Jennifer Ahern
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7358, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:691-703. 2008
    ..Understanding the vulnerabilities and capacities that characterize populations may help us better understand the production of population health, and may inform efforts aimed at improving population health...
  97. ncbi request reprint "Culture of drinking" and individual problems with alcohol use
    Jennifer Ahern
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7358, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1041-9. 2008
    ..Analyses that consider social and structural factors that shape harmful drinking may inform efforts targeting the problematic aspects of alcohol consumption...
  98. pmc Polymorphisms in the estrogen receptor 1 and vitamin C and matrix metalloproteinase gene families are associated with susceptibility to lymphoma
    Christine F Skibola
    School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e2816. 2008
    ..Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the fifth most common cancer in the U.S. and few causes have been identified. Genetic association studies may help identify environmental risk factors and enhance our understanding of disease mechanisms...
  99. doi request reprint Impact of changing water levels and weather on Oncomelania hupensis hupensis populations, the snail host of Schistosoma japonicum, downstream of the Three Gorges Dam
    Edmund Y W Seto
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Ecohealth 5:149-58. 2008
    ..However, additional data are needed to determine whether snail populations that are typically destroyed by seasonal floods may live longer in more stable environments created by the dam...
  100. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal variability in schistosome cercarial density detected by mouse bioassays in village irrigation ditches in Sichuan, China
    Robert C Spear
    Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:554-7. 2004
    ....
  101. pmc Neighborhood smoking norms modify the relation between collective efficacy and smoking behavior
    Jennifer Ahern
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:138-45. 2009
    ..Although neighborhoods with more collective efficacy have better health in general, recent work suggests that social norms and collective efficacy may in combination influence health behaviors such as smoking...