Antonia M. Calafat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publications 652
#1Karin B. Michels (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 62
#2Immaculata DeVivo (Harvard University)H-Index: 58
Last.Alexandra M. Binder (UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Telomere length correlates with morbidity and mortality. While telomere length appears to be influenced by hormone levels, the potential impact of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) has not been studied. We examined the association between maternal gestational concentrations of biomarkers of EDC exposure and telomere length at birth in the Harvard Epigenetic Birth Cohort. EDC (phenols and phthalates) biomarker concentrations were measured in maternal spot urine samples du...
#1Julianne SkarhaH-Index: 1
#2Carmen MesserlianH-Index: 13
Last.Joseph M. BraunH-Index: 32
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#1Mary E. Ingle (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Deborah J. Watkins (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
Last.John D. Meeker (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 54
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Abstract Background Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are used as flame retardants and plasticizers. Oxidative stress, the imbalance of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants, measured prenatally has been associated with adverse birth outcomes including preeclampsia and preterm birth. We are the first study to investigate the relationship between OPEs and oxidative stress among pregnant women. Methods Pregnant women 18-40 yrs. were recruited in Northern Puerto Rico (n=47) between 2011 and 2015. OP...
#1Navdep Kaur (Harvard University)
#2Anne P. Starling (Colorado School of Public Health)H-Index: 12
Last.Lindsay M. Jaacks (Harvard University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among individuals with diabetes, but little is known about the role of exposures to environmental chemicals such as pesticides in the early development of CVD risk in this population. Objectives To describe changes over time in concentrations of pesticide biomarkers among youth with diabetes in the United States and to estimate the longitudinal association between these concentrations and established risk factors for ...
#2Kupsco A (Columbia University)H-Index: 1
Last.Andrea BaccarelliH-Index: 72
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Phthalates are associated with several adverse health outcomes, but few studies have evaluated phthalate exposures in Mexican populations, particularly pregnant women. Between 2007 and 2011, 948 pregnant women from Mexico City were recruited as part of the PROGRESS cohort. We quantified 17 metabolites of phthalates and phthalate alternatives in urine samples collected during the second and third trimesters and examined temporal trends of metabolites concentrations, within-person reproducibility,...
#1Arash EtemadiH-Index: 31
#2Hossein Poustchi (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 28
Last.Neal D. FreedmanH-Index: 51
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Background: There is little information on human exposure to carcinogens and toxicants related to opiate use, alone or combined with tobacco. Methods: Among male participants of the Golestan Cohort Study in Northeast Iran, we studied 28 never users of either opiates or tobacco, 33 exclusive cigarette smokers, 23 exclusive users of smoked opiates, and 30 opiate users who also smoked cigarettes (dual users; 21 smoked opiates and 9 ingested them). We quantified urinary concentrations of 39 exposure...
#1Geetika Kalloo (Brown University)H-Index: 5
#2Gregory A. Wellenius (Brown University)H-Index: 36
Last.Joseph M. Braun (Brown University)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Introduction Exposure to mixtures of environmental chemicals are prevalent among pregnant women and may be associated with altered fetal growth and gestational age. To date, most research regarding environmental chemicals and neonatal outcomes has focused on the effect of individual agents. Methods In a prospective cohort of 380 pregnant women from Cincinnati, OH (enrolled 2003–2006), we used biomarkers to estimate exposure to 43 phenols, phthalates, metals, organophosphate/pyrethroid/o...
#1Kelsey E. Barton (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 1
#2Anne P. Starling (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 12
Last.John L. Adgate (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Background Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a chemical class widely used in industrial and commercial applications because of their unique physical and chemical properties. Between 2013 and 2016 PFAS were detected in public water systems and private wells in El Paso County, Colorado. The contamination was likely due to aqueous film forming foams used at a nearby Air Force base. Objective To cross-sectionally describe the serum concentrations of PFAS in a highly exposed com...
#1Yanelli Rodríguez-Carmona (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 2
#2Pahriya Ashrap (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
Last.Deborah J. Watkins (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 14
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As a result of evidence suggesting phthalate toxicity, their use has decreased in recent years. However, new phthalates and non-phthalate replacements have emerged in their place, with unknown potential impacts on health. We measured 15 phthalate, two di(2-ethylhexyl)terephthalate (DEHTP), and two di(isononyl)cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate (DINCH) urinary metabolites, collected up to three times during pregnancy from 994 women in Northern Puerto Rico (2011–2017). We used tests of linear trend to ...
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#1Jessica Craig (BU: Boston University)
#2Diana M. Ceballos (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 8
Last.Thomas F. Webster (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 7
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Relatively little is known about exposure of nail technicians to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in nail salons. We collected pre- and post-shift urine samples and silicone wrist bands (SWBs) worn on lapels and wrists from 10 female nail technicians in the Boston area in 2016-17. We analyzed samples for phthalates, phthalate alternatives, and organophosphate esters (OPEs) or their metabolites. Post-shift urine concentrations were generally higher than pre-shift for SVOC metabolites; the ...