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In their letter to EHP, McEwen and Renner (2006) dismissed the findings of Swan et al. (2005), who reported a significant relationship between a measure of anogenital distance (AGD) in boys and levels of phthalate metabolites in their mothers' urine during pregnancy. AGD is a sexually dimorphic index that, on average, is twice as great in males as in(More)
BACKGROUND European asbestos manufacturers and their expert witnesses have advanced the claim that recent exposures to asbestos are not of significance in the causation of malignant mesothelioma. They argue that in cases of prolonged exposure to asbestos only the earliest exposures contribute to mesothelioma induction. METHODS The Collegium Ramazzini(More)
The attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001 resulted in a serious burden of physical and mental illness for the 50,000 rescue workers that responded to 9/11 as well as the 400,000 residents and workers in the surrounding areas of New York City. The Zadroga Act of 2010 established the WTC Health Program (WTCHP) to provide monitoring and(More)
Occupational exposures to neurotoxic chemicals have produced large outbreaks of illness in chemical and pesticide workers worldwide. Outbreaks of occupational neurologic disease in the United States have included (1) the Kepone episode in Hopewell, Virginia, in which 76 workers at a pesticide plant producing the chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, Kepone,(More)
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