Jerome J. Cura

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BACKGROUND Biomarkers are considered the method of choice for determining exposure to environmental contaminants and relating such exposures to health outcomes. However, the association between many biomarkers and outcome is not direct because of variability in sensitivity and susceptibility in the individual. OBJECTIVES We explore the relationship(More)
This paper addresses interactions among foraging behavior, habitat preferences, site characteristics, and spatial distribution of contaminants in developing PCB exposure estimates for winter flounder at a hypothetical open water dredged material disposal site in the coastal waters of New York and New Jersey (NY-NJ). The implications of these interactions(More)
Comparative risk assessment (CRA) has been used as an environmental decision making tool at a range of regulatory levels in the past two decades. Contaminated and uncontaminated sediments are currently managed using a range of approaches and technologies; however, a method for conducting a comprehensive, multidimensional assessment of the risks, costs and(More)
This paper quantitatively evaluates interactions among foraging behavior, habitat preferences, site characteristics and the spatial distribution of contaminants in estimating PCB exposure concentrations for winter flounder at a hypothetical open water dredged material disposal site in the coastal waters of New York and New Jersey (NY-NJ). The models(More)
We identify, categorize, and score sources of uncertainty in human health and ecological risk assessments conducted for several US Army sites to identify better analytical practices and opportunities for targeted research to improve risk estimates. The reviewed assessments are from reports completed within the past 8 y and were obtained from the US Army(More)
A realistic approach to thermal impact assessment is presented which employs a two-dimensional thermal plume model, a large data base for river flow and temperature, and accounts for nonuniform spatial distribution of habitats and seasonal differences in fish behavior. The end result portrays real effects of the thermal impact rather than an artificially(More)
Orientierende Untersuchungen an experimentell mitToxoplasma gondii infizierten Mäusen und Hauskaninchen haben gezeigt, daß im SFT nachweisbare Toxoplasma-Antikörper zum Teil zu den 19S-Makroglobulinen, zum Teil zu den 7S-Immunglobulinen gehören. 2-Mercaptoäthanol-empfindliche 19S-Antikörper traten schon wenige Tage nach der Infektion auf,(More)
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