Thomas F Webster

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mixtures of endocrine disruptors: how similar must mechanisms be for concentration addition to apply?
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA Electronic address
    Toxicology 313:129-33. 2013
  2. pmc Individual-level space-time analyses of emergency department data using generalized additive modeling
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:687. 2012
  3. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005
  4. pmc Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:3. 2009
  5. pmc Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data
    Al Ozonoff
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:19. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: does the spectre of ecologic bias haunt epidemiology?
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health T2E, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:161-2. 2002
  7. pmc Identifying transfer mechanisms and sources of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209) in indoor environments using environmental forensic microscopy
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3067-72. 2009
  8. pmc Community- and individual-level socioeconomic status and breast cancer risk: multilevel modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University Schoolof Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1125-9. 2008
  9. pmc Bias magnification in ecologic studies: a methodological investigation
    Thomas F Webster
    Dept of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 6:17. 2007
  10. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006

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Publications59

  1. doi request reprint Mixtures of endocrine disruptors: how similar must mechanisms be for concentration addition to apply?
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA Electronic address
    Toxicology 313:129-33. 2013
    ..Care needs to be taken in extrapolating to other situations, but analysis of simple pharmacodynamic models appears to be a useful strategy. ..
  2. pmc Individual-level space-time analyses of emergency department data using generalized additive modeling
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:687. 2012
    ..This paper describes the methods for adapting GAMs so they can be applied to ED data...
  3. pmc Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:11. 2005
    ..Population-based case-control and cohort studies provide a stronger foundation for spatial epidemiology because potential confounders and disease latency can be addressed...
  4. pmc Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:3. 2009
    ..This case-control study provided detailed information on individual-level covariates and residential history that can be spatially analyzed using generalized additive models (GAMs) and geographical information systems (GIS)...
  5. pmc Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data
    Al Ozonoff
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 4:19. 2005
    ..However, there is relatively little in the literature devoted to comparison and critique of different methods. Most of the available comparative studies rely on simulated data rather than real data sets...
  6. ncbi request reprint Commentary: does the spectre of ecologic bias haunt epidemiology?
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health T2E, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:161-2. 2002
  7. pmc Identifying transfer mechanisms and sources of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209) in indoor environments using environmental forensic microscopy
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3067-72. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Community- and individual-level socioeconomic status and breast cancer risk: multilevel modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Thomas F Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University Schoolof Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1125-9. 2008
    ..However, little attention has been paid to simultaneously examining both measures...
  9. pmc Bias magnification in ecologic studies: a methodological investigation
    Thomas F Webster
    Dept of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 6:17. 2007
    ..This paper examines three types of ecologic bias: confounding by group, effect measure modification by group, and non-differential exposure misclassification...
  10. pmc Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models
    Thomas Webster
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 2E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:26. 2006
    ..These maps often possess poor spatial resolution, the potential for spatial confounding, and the inability to consider latency. Population-based case-control studies can provide detailed information on residential history and covariates...
  11. pmc Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 11:2. 2012
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  12. pmc Polyfluorinated compounds in dust from homes, offices, and vehicles as predictors of concentrations in office workers' serum
    Alicia J Fraser
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 715 Albany St, T4W, Boston, MA 02118, United States Electronic address
    Environ Int 60:128-36. 2013
    ..This finding suggests that our previously published observation of an association between FTOH concentrations in office air and PFOA concentrations in office workers was not due to confounding by PFCs in dust. ..
  13. pmc Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:102. 2011
    ..No prior study has investigated the long-term impact of prenatal and early childhood exposure to the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) on the affinity for risky behaviors, defined as smoking, drinking or drug use as a teen or adult...
  14. pmc Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:7. 2010
    ..While results were not statistically significant, they suggest that children living in certain parts of Cape Cod were more likely to have a LDD. The spatial variation may be due to variation in the physical and social environment...
  15. pmc Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of congenital anomalies: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:44. 2009
    ..Prior animal and human studies of prenatal exposure to solvents including tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown increases in the risk of certain congenital anomalies among exposed offspring...
  16. pmc Exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in U.S. children 12-15 years of age
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1762-7. 2010
    ..Exposures in the United States and in world populations are widespread. PFC exposures have been linked to various health impacts, and data in animals suggest that PFCs may be potential developmental neurotoxicants...
  17. pmc Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Exposure and Thyroid Function Tests in North American Adults
    Colleen M Makey
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 124:420-5. 2016
    ..Multiple animal studies have shown PBDEs to be thyroid hormone (TH) disruptors. Epidemiologic evidence of PBDE exposure associated with TH disruption has been inconclusive...
  18. pmc Private drinking water wells as a source of exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in communities surrounding a fluoropolymer production facility
    Kate Hoffman
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:92-7. 2011
    ..The C8 Health Project was established in 2005 to collect data on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C8) and human health in Ohio and West Virginia communities contaminated by a fluoropolymer production facility...
  19. pmc Associations between PBDEs in office air, dust, and surface wipes
    Deborah J Watkins
    Boston University School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Int 59:124-32. 2013
    ..The volatility of individual congeners, as well as physical characteristics of the indoor environment, influence relationships between PBDEs in air, dust, and surface wipes. ..
  20. pmc Perfluorooctanoic acid exposure and cancer outcomes in a contaminated community: a geographic analysis
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:318-23. 2013
    ..Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been linked to cancer in occupational mortality studies and animal toxicologic research...
  21. pmc Predictors of tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate metabolite in the urine of office workers
    Courtney C Carignan
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States
    Environ Int 55:56-61. 2013
    ..g., polyurethane foam), determine the importance of exposure in other microenvironments such as homes and vehicles, and address the inhalation and dermal exposure pathways...
  22. pmc Predictors of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A) and hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCD) in milk from Boston mothers
    Courtney C Carignan
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:12146-53. 2012
    ..51, 95% CI = 0.32-0.82). These results suggest that lifestyle factors are related to body burdens of HBCD and that domestic electronics may be an important source of HBCD exposure in the indoor environment...
  23. pmc Participant experiences in a breastmilk biomonitoring study: a qualitative assessment
    Nerissa Wu
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 8:4. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Risk of breast cancer following exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: reanalysis of a case-control study using a modified exposure assessment
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Talbot 4 West, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 10:47. 2011
    ..We have taken advantage of technical improvements in publically available software to incorporate a more sophisticated determination of water flow and direction to see if previous results were robust to more accurate exposure assessment...
  25. pmc A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:36. 2010
    ..Data were collected retrospectively on births to women between 1969 and 1983 living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The sample included siblings born in different residences with differing community-level SES...
  26. pmc Cross-sectional association between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and cognitive limitation in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Melinda C Power
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 40:125-32. 2013
    ..This study was designed to explore the association between PFCs and cognitive ability in older adults...
  27. pmc Polyfluorinated compounds in serum linked to indoor air in office environments
    Alicia J Fraser
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T4W, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 46:1209-15. 2012
    ..Variation in PFC air concentrations by building is likely due to differences in the number, type, and age of potential sources such as carpeting, furniture, and/or paint...
  28. pmc Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006
    Jessica W Nelson
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 11:10. 2012
    ..Bisphenol A (BPA) and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) are suspected endocrine disrupting compounds known to be ubiquitous in people's bodies. Population disparities in exposure to these chemicals have not been fully characterized...
  29. pmc Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes
    Lisa A Spence
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 7:24. 2008
    ..The vinyl resin was applied to the inner pipe surface in a solution of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE). Substantial amounts of PCE remained in the liner and subsequently leached into public drinking water supplies...
  30. pmc Exposure to PBDEs in the office environment: evaluating the relationships between dust, handwipes, and serum
    Deborah J Watkins
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:1247-52. 2011
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in consumer products and are ubiquitous in residential indoor air and dust. However, little is known about exposure in the office environment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Personal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in residential indoor air
    Joseph G Allen
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4574-9. 2007
    ..045) and BDE 209 (r = 0.58, p = 0.008). Use of personal air concentrations increased estimates of inhalation exposure over those previously reported. Inhalation may account for up to 22% of the total BDE 209 exposure in U.S. adults...
  32. pmc Long-term health effects of early life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 3E, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    Environ Health 14:36. 2015
    ....
  33. pmc Using residential history and groundwater modeling to examine drinking water exposure and breast cancer
    Lisa G Gallagher
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:749-55. 2010
    ..Spatial analyses of case-control data have suggested a possible link between breast cancer and groundwater plumes in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts...
  34. doi request reprint Critical factors in assessing exposure to PBDEs via house dust
    Joseph G Allen
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Int 34:1085-91. 2008
    ..One vacuum bag sample contained the highest concentrations of BDE 209 (527,000 ng/g) and total PBDEs (544,000 ng/g) that have been reported in house dust...
  35. ncbi request reprint A method for spatial analysis of risk in a population-based case-control study
    Veronica Vieira
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 205:115-20. 2002
    ..Such spatial patterns of disease risk may provide clues to exposures of importance or confirm associations with previously suspected exposures...
  36. ncbi request reprint No Association Between Unintentional Head Injuries and Early-Life Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-Contaminated Drinking Water
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology Aschengrau, Gallagher Data Coordinating Center, Boston University School of Public Health, CrossTown, Boston, Massachusetts Winter Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California Vieira and Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Janulewicz, Webster, Ozonoff
    J Occup Environ Med 58:1040-1045. 2016
    ....
  37. pmc Long-term Neurotoxic Effects of Early-life Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated Drinking Water
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Ann Glob Health 82:169-79. 2016
    ..The source of the contamination was a vinyl liner applied to the inner surface of water distribution pipes...
  38. pmc Polybrominated diphenyl ether exposure and reproductive hormones in North American men
    Colleen M Makey
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA Electronic address
    Reprod Toxicol 62:46-52. 2016
    ..Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardant chemicals that are persistent organic pollutants. Animal experiments and some human studies indicate that PBDEs may adversely affect male reproductive function...
  39. pmc Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Talbot 4W, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 7:46. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Urinary biomarkers of flame retardant exposure among collegiate U.S. gymnasts
    Courtney C Carignan
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Environ Int 94:362-8. 2016
    ..Such exposures are likely widespread, as we identified flame retardants in 89% of foam samples collected from gyms across the U.S. ..
  41. pmc Flame retardant exposure among collegiate United States gymnasts
    Courtney C Carignan
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 47:13848-56. 2013
    ....
  42. pmc Adjusted significance cutoffs for hypothesis tests applied with generalized additive models with bivariate smoothers
    Robin L Bliss
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2:291-300. 2011
    ..01, 0.05, and 0.10. When applied with adjusted significance cutoffs, both ACST and CPT were appropriately sized across region shapes, population densities, sample sizes, and probabilities of disease...
  43. pmc A power comparison of generalized additive models and the spatial scan statistic in a case-control setting
    Robin L Young
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:37. 2010
    ..e. is the smoothing term necessary? Permutation tests are a reasonable hypothesis testing method and provide adequate power under a simple alternative hypothesis. These tests have yet to be compared to other spatial statistics...
  44. pmc Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water
    Patricia A Janulewicz
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 30:175-85. 2008
    ..We conclude that prenatal and early postnatal PCE exposure is not associated with disorders of attention, learning and behavior identified on the basis of questionnaire responses and at the exposure levels experienced by this population...
  45. pmc Association between residences in U.S. northern latitudes and rheumatoid arthritis: A spatial analysis of the Nurses' Health Study
    VERONICA M VIEIRA
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:957-61. 2010
    ..The etiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains largely unknown, although epidemiologic studies suggest genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Geographic variation in incident RA has been observed at the regional level...
  46. pmc Temporal variability of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) serum concentrations over one year
    Colleen M Makey
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 48:14642-9. 2014
    ..This study highlights the high reliability of a single serum PBDE measurement for use in human epidemiologic studies. ..
  47. pmc Diet contributes significantly to the body burden of PBDEs in the general U.S. population
    Alicia J Fraser
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1520-5. 2009
    ..Exposure of the U.S. population to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is thought to be via exposure to dust and diet. However, little work has been done to empirically link body burdens of these compounds to either route of exposure...
  48. pmc Exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and cholesterol, body weight, and insulin resistance in the general U.S. population
    Jessica W Nelson
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:197-202. 2010
    ..Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) are used commonly in commercial applications and are detected in humans and the environment worldwide. Concern has been raised that they may disrupt lipid and weight regulation...
  49. pmc Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of adverse birth outcomes
    Ann Aschengrau
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:814-20. 2008
    ..Prior studies of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have shown mixed results regarding its effect on birth weight and gestational age...
  50. ncbi request reprint Environmental and endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists induce bone marrow B cell growth arrest and apoptosis: interactions between mono(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, 9-cis-retinoic acid, and 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-prostaglandin J2
    Jennifer J Schlezinger
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Immunol 173:3165-77. 2004
    ..These data demonstrate that environmental phthalates can cooperate with an endogenous ligand, 15d-PGJ(2), to inhibit proliferation of and induce apoptosis in developing bone marrow B cells, potentially via PPARgamma activation...
  51. pmc Generalized concentration addition predicts joint effects of aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists with partial agonists and competitive antagonists
    Gregory J Howard
    Environmental Health Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:666-72. 2010
    ..However, the TEF method assumes that individual agents are full aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists with parallel dose-response curves, whereas many mixtures include partial agonists...
  52. pmc Ligand binding and activation of PPARγ by Firemaster® 550: effects on adipogenesis and osteogenesis in vitro
    Hari K Pillai
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 122:1225-32. 2014
    ..One alternative, Firemaster® 550 (FM550), induces obesity in rats. Triphenyl phosphate (TPP), a component of FM550, has a structure similar to that of organotins, which are obesogenic in rodents...
  53. pmc Association of urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations with body mass index and waist circumference: a cross-sectional study of NHANES data, 1999-2002
    Elizabeth E Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Environ Health 7:27. 2008
    ..Although diet and activity are key factors in the obesity epidemic, laboratory studies suggest that endocrine disrupting chemicals may also affect obesity...
  54. pmc A new spin on research translation: the Boston Consensus Conference on Human Biomonitoring
    Jessica W Nelson
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:495-9. 2009
    ..Their unique perspectives are also commonly missing from discussions about science and technology policy. The consensus conference process, developed in Denmark, offers a way to address this gap...
  55. ncbi request reprint Human exposure to PBDEs: associations of PBDE body burdens with food consumption and house dust concentrations
    Nerissa Wu
    Department of Environmental Health Talbot 2E, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:1584-9. 2007
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the indoor environment and diet both play prominent roles in adult human exposure to PBDEs...
  56. pmc Generalized Concentration Addition Modeling Predicts Mixture Effects of Environmental PPARγ Agonists
    James Watt
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    Toxicol Sci 153:18-27. 2016
    ..These experiments support the implementation of GCA in mixtures analysis with endocrine disrupting compounds and establish PPARγ as an important target for further studies of chemical mixtures. ..
  57. pmc Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Adiposity in Early and Mid-Childhood
    Ana Maria Mora
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Environ Health Perspect . 2016
    ..Few studies have examined whether prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is associated with childhood adiposity...
  58. pmc Generalized concentration addition: a method for examining mixtures containing partial agonists
    Gregory J Howard
    Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Theor Biol 259:469-77. 2009
    ..Special cases include combinations of two full agonists and a full agonist plus a competitive antagonist...
  59. ncbi request reprint Measurement of polybrominated diphenyl ethers on hand wipes: estimating exposure from hand-to-mouth contact
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3329-34. 2008
    ..These estimates are greater than dietary intake rates and suggest hand-to-mouth contact may be a key exposure route for PBDEs...