Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 116, issue 11

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Abstract

Background

A previously conducted study of prenatal lead exposure and schizophrenia using δ-aminolevulinic acid, a biologic marker of Pb exposure, in archived maternal serum samples collected from subjects enrolled in the Childhood Health and Development Study (1959–1966) based in Oakland, Califor

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 116, no. 11, 2008

Abstract

One of the world’s leading killers, tuberculosis (TB) is nearly as old as humanity itself; fossilized evidence of this lethal infection has been found in a Homo erectus skeleton half a million years old. But look to a modern hospital in a developed country, and you’d be hard pressed to fin

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 116, no. 11, 2008

Abstract

Background

Human carcinogenesis is known to be initiated and/or promoted by exposure to chemicals that occur in the environment. Molecular cancer epidemiology is used to identify human environmental cancer risks by applying a range of effect biomarkers, which tend to be nonspecific and do not gene

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 116, no. 11, 2008