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Two years after the largest methane blowout in U.S. history, residents in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles are still in the dark about its long-term effects on their health.Read More
The field of chemical regulation is experiencing a shift from risk-based approaches to preventative ones. Initiatives in the European Union (REACH) and California (Safer Consumer Products) areRead More
Job satisfaction, work environment, and successful aging: determinants of delaying retirement among acute care nurses.
Wargo-Sugleris M, Robbins WA, Lane CJ, Phillips LR. Journal of Advanced Nursing: 1-14. DOI 10.1111/jan.13504.
Pooled analysis of the HLA-DRB1 by smoking interaction in Parkinson disease.
Chuang YH, Lee PC, Vlaar T, Mulot C, Loriot MA, Hansen J, Lill CM, Ritz B, Elbaz A.
Ann Neurol. 2017 Nov;82(5):655-664. doi: 10.1002/ana.25065. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
Cognitive decline, mortality, and organophosphorus exposure in aging Mexican Americans.
Paul KC, Ling C, Lee A, To TM, Cockburn M, Haan M, Ritz B.
Environ Res. 2017 Oct 2;160:132-139. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.09.017. [Epub ahead of print]
Current Challenges and New Opportunities for Gene-Environment Interaction Studies of Complex Diseases.
McAllister K, Mechanic LE, Amos C, Aschard H, Blair IA, Chatterjee N, Conti D, Gauderman WJ, Hsu L, Hutter CM, Jankowska MM, Kerr J, Kraft P, Montgomery SB, Mukherjee B, Papanicolaou GJ, Patel CJ, Ritchie MD, Ritz BR, Thomas DC, Wei P, Witte JS.
Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 1;186(7):753-761. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx227.
Lessons Learned From Past Gene-Environment Interaction Successes.
Ritz BR, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M, Gauderman WJ, Pierce BL, Kraft P, Tanner CM, Mechanic LE, McAllister K.
Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 1;186(7):778-786. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx230. Review.
Occupational pesticide use and Parkinson's disease in the Parkinson Environment Gene (PEG) study.
Narayan S, Liew Z, Bronstein JM, Ritz B.
Environ Int. 2017 Oct;107:266-273. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.04.010. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
Exposure to ambient dichloromethane in pregnancy and infancy from industrial sources and childhood cancers in California.
Park AS, Ritz B, Ling C, Cockburn M, Heck JE.
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 Oct;220(7):1133-1140. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 24.
Organophosphate pesticides and PON1 L55M in Parkinson's disease progression.
Paul KC, Sinsheimer JS, Cockburn M, Bronstein JM, Bordelon Y, Ritz B.
Environ Int. 2017 Oct;107:75-81. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.06.018. Epub 2017 Jul 6.