Affiliation: University of California
- Associations of ambient hydrogen sulfide exposure with self-reported asthma and asthma symptomsMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7367, USA
Environ Res 122:81-7. 2013..Rotorua city, New Zealand, has the largest population exposed, from geothermal sources, to relatively high ambient levels of H2S. In a cross-sectional study, the authors investigated associations with asthma in this population...
- Comparison of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Nepal- a hospital-based retrospective studyChandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy
Department of Community Medicine, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal
BMC Infect Dis 8:8. 2008..However, similar studies from high-burden countries like Nepal are lacking. Therefore, we carried out this study to compare demographic, life-style and clinical characteristics between EPTB and PTB patients...
- Mercury amalgam dental fillings: an epidemiologic assessmentMichael N Bates
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:309-16. 2006..Better designed studies are needed, particularly for investigation of neurodegenerative diseases and effects on infants and children...
- Bladder cancer and mate consumption in Argentina: a case-control studyMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Cancer Lett 246:268-73. 2007..77, 95% confidence interval: 1.17-12.1), but not in never-smokers. Mate cocido was not associated with bladder cancer. These results are consistent with a previous study in Uruguay...
- Methodological aspects of a national population-based study of persistent organochlorine compounds in serumMichael N Bates
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, P O Box 50 348, Porirua, New Zealand
Chemosphere 58:943-51. 2005..Second, pooling of samples to reduce analytic expenses. It is hoped that the methods used in this study will form the basis for other studies investigating organochlorine concentrations in national populations...
- Registry-based case-control study of cancer in California firefightersMichael N Bates
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Am J Ind Med 50:339-44. 2007..Previous studies have been small, mostly investigated cancer mortality, and suggested increased risks for brain, bladder, testicular, prostate, thyroid and colo-rectal cancers, leukemia, and melanoma...
- Case-control study of bladder cancer and exposure to arsenic in ArgentinaMichael N Bates
Arsenic Health Effects Research Group, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Am J Epidemiol 159:381-9. 2004..This study suggests lower bladder cancer risks for arsenic than predicted from other studies but adds to evidence that the latency for arsenic-induced bladder cancers may be longer than previously thought...
- Reduction in organochlorine levels in the milk of New Zealand womenMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Arch Environ Health 57:591-7. 2002..These results provide evidence that exposure of New Zealand women to organochlorine substances has substantially declined, suggesting that policy measures to reduce exposures have been effective...
- Acute myocardial infarction mortality in comparison with lung and bladder cancer mortality in arsenic-exposed region II of Chile from 1950 to 2000Yan Yuan
Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Am J Epidemiol 166:1381-91. 2007..With these three causes of death combined, increased mortality peaked in 1991-1995, with estimated excess deaths related to arsenic exposure constituting 10.9% of all deaths among men and 4.0% among women...
- Increased mortality from lung cancer and bronchiectasis in young adults after exposure to arsenic in utero and in early childhoodAllan H Smith
Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:1293-6. 2006....
- Individual differences in arsenic metabolism and lung cancer in a case-control study in Cordoba, ArgentinaCraig Steinmaus
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, Oakland, CA, USA
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 247:138-45. 2010..These results add to the increasing body of evidence that variation in arsenic metabolism plays an important role in arsenic-disease susceptibility...
- Public health. Arsenic epidemiology and drinking water standardsAllan H Smith
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Science 296:2145-6. 2002
- Genetic polymorphisms in MTHFR 677 and 1298, GSTM1 and T1, and metabolism of arsenicCraig Steinmaus
Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:159-70. 2007..Overall, this study provides evidence that MTHFR and GSTM1 are involved in arsenic metabolism in humans, and polymorphisms in the genes that encode these enzymes may play a role in susceptibility to arsenic-induced cancer...
- Health effects of dental amalgam exposure: a retrospective cohort studyMichael N Bates
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd ESR, PO Box 50 348, Porirua, New Zealand
Int J Epidemiol 33:894-902. 2004..The NZDF has its own dental service, providing all personnel with regular and consistent treatment. Comprehensive treatment records are maintained and archived...
- Investigation of health effects of hydrogen sulfide from a geothermal sourceMichael N Bates
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd ESR, Porirua, New Zealand
Arch Environ Health 57:405-11. 2002..The results of this study strengthen the suggestion that there are chronic health effects from H2S exposure. Further investigation is warranted...
- Reporting needs for studies of environmental chemicals in human milkMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 65:1867-79. 2002..Although studies of environmental chemicals in human milk are logistically complex and demanding, they are practicable and, with careful planning and execution, yield important data...
- Case-control study of bladder cancer and drinking water arsenic in the western United StatesCraig Steinmaus
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Am J Epidemiol 158:1193-201. 2003..These data provide some evidence that smokers who ingest arsenic at concentrations near 200 microg/day may be at increased risk of bladder cancer...
- Persistent organochlorines in the serum of the non-occupationally exposed New Zealand populationMichael N Bates
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, PO Box 50 348, Porirua, New Zealand
Chemosphere 54:1431-43. 2004..Results were consistent with a recent study of concentrations of these compounds in the milk of first-time mothers...
- Follow-up methods for retrospective cohort studies in New ZealandJackie Fawcett
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, New Zealand
Aust N Z J Public Health 26:256-61. 2002..To define a general methodology for maximising the success of follow-up processes for retrospective cohort studies in New Zealand, and to illustrate an approach to developing country-specific follow-up methodologies...
- Workgroup report: Biomonitoring study design, interpretation, and communication--lessons learned and path forwardMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:1615-21. 2005..In this report we describe the recommendations of the panel...
- Arsenic methylation and bladder cancer risk in case-control studies in Argentina and the United StatesCraig Steinmaus
Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:478-88. 2006..We sought to assess whether the metabolism of arsenic impacts a person's susceptibility to bladder cancer...
- P53 alterations in bladder tumors from arsenic and tobacco exposed patientsLee E Moore
Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Warren Hall 7360, Berkeley, CA 7360, USA
Carcinogenesis 24:1785-91. 2003..Arsenic exposure was not associated with an increased prevalence of p53 mutation or P53 immunopositivity and there was no evidence of interaction between arsenic and smoking with these outcome variables...
- Investigation of genetic polymorphisms and smoking in a bladder cancer case-control study in ArgentinaLee E Moore
School of Public Health, Arsenic Health Effects Research Program, University of California, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Cancer Lett 211:199-207. 2004..Having both null polymorphisms conferred the highest risks. The MTHFR 677 CT and TT polymorphisms appeared protective against bladder cancer...
- Association of genetic variation in cystathionine-beta-synthase and arsenic metabolismKristin E Porter
School of Public Health, 237A Hildebrand Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7356, USA
Environ Res 110:580-7. 2010..No other genetic associations were found. These findings are the first to suggest that CBS polymorphisms may influence arsenic metabolism in humans and susceptibility to arsenic-related disease...
- Tuberculosis and indoor biomass and kerosene use in Nepal: a case-control studyAmod K Pokhrel
School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Environ Health Perspect 118:558-64. 2010..In Nepal, tuberculosis (TB) is a major problem. Worldwide, six previous epidemiologic studies have investigated whether indoor cooking with biomass fuel such as wood or agricultural wastes is associated with TB with inconsistent results...
- Case-control study of indoor cooking smoke exposure and cataract in Nepal and IndiaAmod K Pokhrel
School of Public Health, 140 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Int J Epidemiol 34:702-8. 2005..Three epidemiological studies have associated indoor cooking with solid fuels (e.g. wood or dung) and cataract or blindness. However, associations in these studies may have been caused by unmeasured confounding...
- Risk of tuberculosis from exposure to tobacco smoke: a systematic review and meta-analysisMichael N Bates
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:335-42. 2007..There is no consensus whether tobacco smoking increases risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection, disease, or mortality. Whether this is so has substantial implications for tobacco and TB control policies...
- Melanoma and ionizing radiation: is there a causal relationship?Christopher A Fink
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94720 7360, USA
Radiat Res 164:701-10. 2005..Future epidemiological studies of ionizing radiation effects should include melanoma as an outcome of interest...
- Human breast biomonitoring and environmental chemicals: use of breast tissues and fluids in breast cancer etiologic researchJudy S LaKind
LaKind Associates LLC, 106 Oakdale Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:525-40. 2007....
- Fifty-year study of lung and bladder cancer mortality in Chile related to arsenic in drinking waterGuillermo Marshall
Departamento de Salud Publica, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
J Natl Cancer Inst 99:920-8. 2007..This history provides a unique opportunity to study time trends in the development of arsenic-related cancers, including lung and bladder cancers...
- Conclusions, research needs, and recommendations of the expert panel: technical workshop on human milk surveillance and research for environmental chemicals in the United StatesCheston M Berlin
Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 65:1929-35. 2002
- Occupational respiratory health of New Zealand horse trainersLou M Gallagher
Institute for Environmental Science and Research, Kenepuru, New Zealand
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:335-41. 2007..To confirm that working with horses is an occupational respiratory hazard and observed associations are not attributable to confounding...
- Conclusions and recommendations of the expert panel: technical workshop on human milk surveillance and biomonitoring for environmental chemicals in the United StatesCheston M Berlin
Department of Pediatrics, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1825-31. 2005
- Human milk research for answering questions about human healthRichard Y Wang
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1771-801. 2005..Human milk research designed to answer questions regarding health will require additional resources to meet these objectives...
- Overview: technical workshop on human milk surveillance and biomonitoring for environmental chemicals in the United StatesJudy S LaKind
LaKind Associates, LLC, Catonsville, Maryland 21228, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1683-9. 2005
- Effects of Long-Term Low Level Hydrogen Sulfide ExposureMichael N Bates; Fiscal Year: 2010..Study results will either confirm the adequacy of current U.S. occupational and environmental exposure standards for H2S or provide evidence that they are insufficiently health protective. ..