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    • Association of Expired Nitric Oxide with Occupational Particulate Exposure 

      Kim, Jee Young; Wand, Matthew P; Hauser, Russ B.; Mukherjee, Sutapa; Herrick, Robert F.; Christiani, David C. (2003)
      Particulate air pollution has been associated with adverse respiratory health effects. This study assessed the utility of expired nitric oxide to detect acute airway responses to metal-containing fine particulates. Using ...
    • Characterization of Phthalate Exposure among Pregnant Women Assessed by Repeat Air and Urine Samples 

      Adibi, Jennifer J.; Whyatt, Robin M.; Calafat, Antonia M.; Camann, David; Nelson, Heather; Bhat, Hari K.; Perera, Frederica P.; Silva, Manori J.; Williams, Paige L.; Herrick, Robert F.; Hauser, Russ B. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008)
      Background: Although urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites are frequently used as biomarkers in epidemiologic studies, variability during pregnancy has not been characterized. Methods: We measured phthalate ...
    • Placental biomarkers of phthalate effects on mRNA transcription: application in epidemiologic research 

      Adibi, Jennifer J; Hauser, Russ B.; Williams, Paige L.; Whyatt, Robin M; Thaker, Harshwardhan M; Nelson, Heather; Herrick, Robert F.; Bhat, Hari K (BioMed Central, 2009)
      Background: CYP19 and PPARγ are two genes expressed in the placental trophoblast that are important to placental function and are disrupted by phthalate exposure in other cell types. Measurement of the mRNA of these two ...
    • PM\(_{2.5}\) metal exposures and nocturnal heart rate variability: a panel study of boilermaker construction workers 

      Cavallari, Jennifer Margaret; Eisen, Ellen A.; Fang, Shona C.; Schwartz, Joel David; Hauser, Russ B.; Herrick, Robert F.; Christiani, David C. (BioMed Central, 2008)
      Background: To better understand the mechanism(s) of particulate matter (PM) associated cardiovascular effects, research priorities include identifying the responsible PM characteristics. Evidence suggests that metals play ...
    • The relationship between environmental exposures to phthalates and DNA damage in human sperm using the neutral comet assay. 

      Duty, Susan M.; Singh, Narendra P; Silva, Manori J; Barr, Dana B; Brock, John W; Ryan, Louise Marie; Herrick, Robert F.; Christiani, David C.; Hauser, Russ B. (2003)
      Phthalates are industrial chemicals widely used in many commercial applications. The general population is exposed to phthalates through consumer products as well as through diet and medical treatments. To determine whether ...
    • The Relationship of Urinary Metabolites of Carbaryl/Naphthalene and Chlorpyrifos with Human Semen Quality 

      Meeker, John D.; Ryan, Louise Marie; Barr, Dana B.; Herrick, Robert F.; Bennett, Deborah H.; Bravo, Roberto; Hauser, Russ B. (The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2004)
      Most of the general population is exposed to carbaryl and other contemporary-use insecticides at low levels. Studies of laboratory animals, in addition to limited human data, show an association between carbaryl exposure ...
    • Serum PCB levels and congener profiles among US construction workers 

      Herrick, Robert F.; Meeker, John D; Hauser, Russ B.; Altshul, Larisa M.; Weymouth, George A (BioMed Central, 2007)
      Background: The presence of PCB in caulking (sealant) material found in masonry buildings has been well-documented in several countries. A recent investigation of 24 buildings in the greater Boston area found that 8 buildings ...
    • Soil Contamination from PCB-Containing Buildings 

      Herrick, Robert F.; Lefkowitz, Daniel J.; Weymouth, George A. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2006)
      Background: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in construction materials, such as caulking used around windows and expansion joints, may constitute a source of PCB contamination in the building interiors and in surrounding ...
    • An Unrecognized Source of PCB Contamination in Schools and Other Buildings 

      Herrick, Robert F.; McClean, Michael D.; Meeker, John D.; Baxter, Lisa K.; Weymouth, George A. (National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences, 2004)
      An investigation of 24 buildings in the Greater Boston Area revealed that one-third (8 of 24) contained caulking materials with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content exceeding 50 ppm by weight, which is the U.S. Environmental ...