A Schecter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Phthalate concentrations and dietary exposure from food purchased in New York State
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:473-94, 494e1-4. 2013
  2. pmc Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) stereoisomers in U.S. food from Dallas, Texas
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 6011 Harry Hines Blvd, V8 122E, Dallas, TX 75390 9128 USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1260-4. 2012
  3. pmc Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in Texas children from birth through 12 years of age
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:590-4. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A newly recognized occupational hazard for US electronic recycling facility workers: polybrominated diphenyl ethers
    Arnold Schecter
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:435-40. 2009
  5. doi request reprint PBDEs in US and German clothes dryer lint: a potential source of indoor contamination and exposure
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 75:623-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Limitations in the use of potassium dichromate as a blood preservative for the analysis of organohalogenated compounds: two month results
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines, V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 74:448-52. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants in US food
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 52:266-72. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels in livers of U.S. human fetuses and newborns
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Agent Orange and birth defects in Vietnam
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, TX, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1230-2. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Agent Orange, dioxins, and other chemicals of concern in Vietnam: update 2006
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:408-13. 2006

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Phthalate concentrations and dietary exposure from food purchased in New York State
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:473-94, 494e1-4. 2013
    ..Phthalates are ubiquitous synthetic compounds and therefore difficult to measure in foods containing trace levels. Phthalates have been associated with endocrine disruption and developmental alteration...
  2. pmc Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) stereoisomers in U.S. food from Dallas, Texas
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 6011 Harry Hines Blvd, V8 122E, Dallas, TX 75390 9128 USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1260-4. 2012
    ..Health concerns of HBCD exposure include alterations in immune and reproductive systems, neurotoxic effects, and endocrine disruption. Stereoisomer-specific levels of HBCD have not been measured previously in U.S. food...
  3. pmc Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in Texas children from birth through 12 years of age
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:590-4. 2012
    ..For > 50 years, polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) have been used worldwide, mainly as surfactants and emulsifiers, and human exposure to some PFCs is widespread...
  4. doi request reprint A newly recognized occupational hazard for US electronic recycling facility workers: polybrominated diphenyl ethers
    Arnold Schecter
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:435-40. 2009
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  5. doi request reprint PBDEs in US and German clothes dryer lint: a potential source of indoor contamination and exposure
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 75:623-8. 2009
    ..PBDE contamination of lint was found in all samples; the source of the PBDEs may be from dryer electrical components and/or dust deposition onto clothing...
  6. doi request reprint Limitations in the use of potassium dichromate as a blood preservative for the analysis of organohalogenated compounds: two month results
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines, V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 74:448-52. 2009
    ..Chemosphere 57, 1-7). However blood stored at -70 degrees C and at 22 degrees C with potassium dichromate gave similar results when expressed on a wet weight basis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants in US food
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 52:266-72. 2008
    ..The levels are lower than PBDEs, 0.16-1.2 ng/g, similar to European levels, unlike PBDEs where US levels are much higher than European levels...
  8. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels in livers of U.S. human fetuses and newborns
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1-6. 2007
    ..PBDE concentrations are somewhat lower than those reported in adult blood or breast milk. The health consequences of prenatal contamination are not clear at present...
  9. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Agent Orange and birth defects in Vietnam
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, TX, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1230-2. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Agent Orange, dioxins, and other chemicals of concern in Vietnam: update 2006
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:408-13. 2006
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  11. doi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in foodstuffs collected from three locations from the United States
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines, V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390 9128, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 243:217-24. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study were to provide updated measurements of PBDEs in US food, to estimate possible difference in levels from differing geographical regions, and to provide an improved estimate of current dietary intake...
  12. doi request reprint Discussion of "Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in aircraft cabins--a source of human exposure?" by Anna Christiansson et al. [Chemosphere 73(10) (2008) 1654-1660]
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Dallas, TX, USA
    Chemosphere 78:206-8. 2010
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  13. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) in composite U.S. food samples
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:357-62. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint Partitioning of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in serum and milk from the same mothers
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines, Dallas, TX 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 78:1279-84. 2010
    ..The reason for the differential partitioning of PBDE congeners in milk and blood could be due to variation in toxicokinetics, specifically distribution based on molecular size or molecular weight...
  15. pmc Perfluorinated compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, and organochlorine pesticide contamination in composite food samples from Dallas, Texas, USA
    Arnold Schecter
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:796-802. 2010
    ..2010. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclodecane (HBCD) in composite U.S. food samples, Environ Health Perspect 118:357-362]...
  16. doi request reprint Bisphenol A (BPA) in U.S. food
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, 6011 Harry Hines Blvd V8 112 Dallas, Texas 75390, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 44:9425-30. 2010
    ..Detected levels were comparable to those found by others. Further research is indicated to determine BPA levels in U.S. food in larger, representative sampling...
  17. pmc Does flying present a threat of polybrominated diphenyl ether exposure?
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1230-5. 2010
    ..To investigate possible exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in US professional airline workers...
  18. pmc Contamination of U.S. butter with polybrominated diphenyl ethers from wrapping paper
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:151-4. 2011
    ..Our aim was to report the first known incidence of U.S. butter contamination with extremely high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dioxins: an overview
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Environ Res 101:419-28. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Intake of dioxins and related compounds from food in the U.S. population
    A Schecter
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Satellite Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas 75390, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 63:1-18. 2001
    ..For adults, dioxins, dibenzofurans, and PCBs contributed 42%, 30%, and 28% of dietary TEQ intake, respectively. DDE was also analyzed in the pooled food samples...
  21. ncbi request reprint Food as a source of dioxin exposure in the residents of Bien Hoa City, Vietnam
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:781-8. 2003
    ..However, when elevated, TCDD frequently contributed most of the TEQ. Thirty-six congeners from 7 classes of chemicals were measured in each of the 16 specimens providing a total of 576 congener levels...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dioxin, dibenzofuran, and coplanar PCB levels in Laotian blood and milk from agent orange-sprayed and nonsprayed areas, 2001
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:2067-75. 2003
    ..The chemically and toxicologically related non-ortho PCBs were measured but were found at low levels compared to specimens from other countries, presumably because of less industrialization and industrial pollution in Laos...
  23. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in U.S. mothers' milk
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1723-9. 2003
    ..S. population. Other routes of intake may also be significant...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dioxins in commercial United States baby food
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, 75390, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 65:1937-43. 2002
    ..S. supermarket meat ranged from 28 to 540 ppq. Although dioxin levels are generally lower in these baby foods than in meat or poultry, the presence of dioxins in commercial baby food containing meat is cause for concern...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dioxin, dibenzofuran, and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels in food from Agent Orange-sprayed and nonsprayed areas of Laos
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:2165-86. 2003
    ..In general, elevated TCDD levels were not found in Laotian food samples. It is possible that dioxin-contaminated areas, or "hot spots," exist in Laos as they do in Vietnam, although they have not yet been identified...
  26. pmc Human consumption of methyleugenol and its elimination from serum
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus at Dallas, 75390, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:678-80. 2004
    ..The peak levels were within the range of methyleugenol blood levels in the U.S. population, as measured concurrently in a subset of nonfasting participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)...
  27. ncbi request reprint The use of potassium dichromate and ethyl alcohol as blood preservatives for analysis of organochlorine contaminants
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390 9128, USA
    Chemosphere 57:1-7. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Levels of dioxins and dibenzofurans in breast milk of women residing in two cities in the Irkutsk Region of Russian Siberia compared with American levels
    A Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas 75390, USA
    Chemosphere 47:157-64. 2002
    ..4 ppt total TEQ. In this study, higher levels of dioxins are noted in milk from Angarsk and Usolye-Sibirskoye than found in earlier Russian studies, with mean levels also exceeding 1996 and 1999 US breast milk dioxin levels...
  29. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ethers contamination of United States food
    Arnold Schecter
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5306-11. 2004
    ..Although these findings are preliminary and will be updated with analyses of new samples, they suggest that food is a major route of intake for PBDEs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in the U.S. population: current levels, temporal trends, and comparison with dioxins, dibenzofurans, and polychlorinated biphenyls
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, 6011 Harry Hines Boulevard V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:199-211. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Characterization of dioxin exposure in firefighters, residents, and chemical workers in the Irkutsk Region of Russian Siberia
    A Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, 75390, USA
    Chemosphere 47:147-56. 2002
    ..The average TEQs suggest levels of dioxin exposure in this part of the former Soviet Union not dissimilar to levels measured in industrialized countries of Europe and Northern America...
  32. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in U.S. computers and domestic carpet vacuuming: possible sources of human exposure
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas, School of Public Health at Dallas, 6011 Hines Blvd, V8 112, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:501-13. 2005
    ..However these congener profiles differ from the pattern seen in U.S. human milk, human blood and in food, where PBDEs 47 and 99 predominate...
  33. ncbi request reprint Recent dioxin contamination from Agent Orange in residents of a southern Vietnam city
    A Schecter
    Environmental Sciences Discipline, University of Texas School of Public Health at Dallas, TX, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:435-43. 2001
    ..We hypothesize that a major route of current and past exposures is from the movement of dioxin from soil into river sediment, then into fish, and from fish consumption into people...
  34. ncbi request reprint Are Vietnamese food exports contaminated with dioxin from Agent Orange?
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Dallas Campus, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:1391-404. 2003
    ..Further food sampling from areas of heavy Agent Orange spraying in Vietnam is warranted to map out where the source of TCDD contamination of food may be originating...
  35. pmc Serum dioxin, testosterone, and subsequent risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective cohort study of Air Force veterans
    Amit Gupta
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1649-54. 2006
    ..It has been hypothesized that dioxins may be partially responsible for an increase of male reproductive tract disorders such as testicular cancer, cryptorchidism, and hypospadias...
  36. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels in an expanded market basket survey of U.S. food and estimated PBDE dietary intake by age and sex
    Arnold Schecter
    University of Texas School of Public Health at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9128, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1515-20. 2006
    ..Our objectives in this study were to expand a previously reported U.S. market basket survey using a larger sample size and to estimate levels of PBDE intake from food for the U.S. general population by sex and age...
  37. ncbi request reprint Environmental exposure to PCBs and cancer incidence in eastern Slovakia
    Marian Pavuk
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Dallas Regional Campus, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, V8 112M, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Chemosphere 54:1509-20. 2004
    ..Taken together, these results raise the possibility that high environmental exposure to organochlorines in the Michalovce district may be associated with higher rates of certain cancers, particularly stomach and lung cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dioxin exposure and benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Amit Gupta
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:708-14. 2006
    ..We assessed the association of dioxins and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in participants in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey 1999-2000...
  39. ncbi request reprint Did TCDD exposure or service in Southeast Asia increase the risk of cancer in air force Vietnam veterans who did not spray agent orange?
    Marian Pavuk
    From SpecPro, Inc, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:335-42. 2005
    ..We sought to examine cancer incidence in 1482 Air Force veterans who served in Southeast Asia (SEA) and who were not occupationally exposed to herbicides...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of proximity to hazardous waste sites on the development of congenital heart disease
    Sadia Malik
    Cardiology Division, Children s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:177-81. 2004
    ..2, 95% confidence interval = 1.1-1.4). The results of this study suggests that a statistically significant additional risk for CHD is associated with maternal proximity to an HWS...
  41. ncbi request reprint Residential and biological exposure assessment of chemicals from a wood treatment plant
    James Dahlgren
    UCLA School of Medicine, Occupational Medicine, 2811 Wilshire Blvd Suite 510, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Chemosphere 67:S279-85. 2007
    ..1 ppt for controls). These levels are consistent with exposures to pentachlorophenol in this group of subjects. And they confirm the presence of unsafe levels of chlorinated dioxins in these persons...
  42. ncbi request reprint A follow-up: high level of dioxin contamination in Vietnamese from agent orange, three decades after the end of spraying
    Arnold Schecter
    J Occup Environ Med 44:218-20. 2002
  43. pmc Exposure assessment to dioxins from the use of tampons and diapers
    Michael J DeVito
    National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:23-8. 2002
    ..Although dioxins are found in trace amounts in both cotton and pulp sanitary products, exposure to dioxins through tampons and diapers does not significantly contribute to dioxin exposures in the United States...