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    • Association between 24-Hour Urinary Cadmium and Pulmonary Function among Community-Exposed Men: The VA Normative Aging Study 

      Lampe, Brad J.; Park, Sung Kyun; Robins, Thomas; Mukherjee, Bhramar; Litonjua, Augusto Ampil; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Weisskopf, Marc G.; Sparrow, David; Hu, Howard (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008)
      Background: High levels of cadmium exposure are known to cause emphysema in occupationally exposed workers, but little has been reported to date on the association between chronic environmental cadmium exposure and pulmonary ...
    • Associations of Early Childhood Manganese and Lead Coexposure with Neurodevelopment 

      Henn, Birgit Claus; Schnaas, Lourdes; Lamadrid-Figueroa, Héctor; Hernández-Avila, Mauricio; Hu, Howard; Téllez-Rojo, Martha María; Ettinger, Adrienne S; Schwartz, Joel David; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Bellinger, David C.; Wright, Robert O. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2011)
      Background: Most toxicologic studies focus on a single agent, although this does not reflect real-world scenarios in which humans are exposed to multiple chemicals. Objectives: We prospectively studied manganese–lead ...
    • Associations of Toenail Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Manganese, and Lead with Blood Pressure in the Normative Aging Study 

      Mordukhovich, Irina; Wright, Robert O.; Hu, Howard; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Baccarelli, Andrea; Litonjua, Augusto Ampil; Sparrow, David; Vokonas, Pantel S; Schwartz, Joel David (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2012)
      Background: Arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead are associated with cardiovascular disease in epidemiologic research. These associations may be mediated by direct effects of the metals on blood pressure (BP) elevation. ...
    • A Child with Chronic Manganese Exposure from Drinking Water 

      Woolf, Alan David; Wright, Robert O.; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Bellinger, David C. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2002)
      The patient's family bought a home in a suburb, but the proximity of the house to wetlands and its distance from the town water main prohibited connecting the house to town water. The family had a well drilled and they ...
    • Demand for \(Zn^{2+}\) in Acid-Secreting Gastric Mucosa and Its Requirement for Intracellular \(Ca^{2+}\) 

      Liu, JingJing; Kohler, Jonathan E.; Blass, Amy L.; Moncaster, Juliet A.; Mocofanescu, Anca; Marcus, Matthew A.; Blakely, Eleanor A.; Bjornstad, Kathleen A.; Casey, Noel; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Goldstein, Lee E.; Soybel, David I. (Public Library of Science, 2011)
      Background and Aims: Recent work has suggested that \(Zn^{2+}\) plays a critical role in regulating acidity within the secretory compartments of isolated gastric glands. Here, we investigate the content, distribution ...
    • Effect of breast milk lead on infant blood lead levels at 1 month of age 

      Ettinger, Adrienne S; Téllez-Rojo, Martha María; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Bellinger, David C.; Peterson, Karen E.; Schwartz, Joel David; Hu, Howard; Hernández-Avila, Mauricio (National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences, 2004)
      Nursing infants may be exposed to lead from breast milk, but relatively few data exist with which to evaluate and quantify this relationship. This route of exposure constitutes a potential infant hazard from mothers with ...
    • Lead, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Renal Function: The Normative Aging Study 

      Tsaih, Shirng-Wern; Korrick, Susan Abigail; Schwartz, Joel David; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Aro, Antonio; Sparrow, David; Hu, Howard (National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences, 2004)
      In this prospective study, we examined changes in renal function during 6 years of follow-up in relation to baseline lead levels, diabetes, and hypertension among 448 middle-age and elderly men, a subsample of the Normative ...
    • Levels of Lead in Breast Milk and Their Relation to Maternal Blood and Bone Lead Levels at One Month Postpartum. 

      Téllez-Rojo, Martha María; González-Cossío, Teresa; Aro, Antonio; Hu, Howard; Hernández-Avila, Mauricio; Ettinger, Adrienne S; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Peterson, Karen E. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2004)
      Despite the many well-recognized benefits of breast-feeding for both mothers and infants, detectable levels of lead in breast milk have been documented in population studies of women with no current environmental or ...
    • Maternal arsenic exposure and impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy 

      Ettinger, Adrienne S; Zota, Ami R.; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Hopkins, Marianne; Schwartz, Joel David; Hu, Howard; Wright, Robert O. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009)
      Background: Accumulating evidence has shown an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in general populations exposed to arsenic, but little is known about exposures during pregnancy and the association with gestational diabetes ...
    • Maternal Fish Consumption, Hair Mercury, and Infant Cognition in a U.S. Cohort 

      Oken, Emily; Wright, Robert O.; Kleinman, Ken Paul; Bellinger, David C.; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Hu, Howard; Rich-Edwards, Janet Wilson; Gillman, Matthew William (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2005)
      Fish and other seafood may contain organic mercury but also beneficial nutrients such as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. We endeavored to study whether maternal fish consumption during pregnancy harms or benefits fetal ...