This page includes News Articles & Press Releases about important health topics, WHO publications relevant to IHE's WHO collaboration center in environmental health, and a list of publications that involved IHE members.

We welcome any suggestions for additional News, Articles, Press Releases, Publications, etc. that should be added to this page. Please send any suggestions, comments, or questions to: [email protected]


Seminar Announcements

April 2023

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Mike Hill. He will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, April 21st , via Zoom. The title of his presentation is "Mapping the Battlefield Between Our Ears: War Neuroscience and the Revolution in Military Affairs "Dr. Mike Hill's research focuses on contemporary questions of race and whiteness; Enlightenment literature, political economy, and natural philosophy; ecological re-conceptions of human identity, and most recently, the intersection of culture and war. 
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March 2023

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. David Spink. He will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, March 24th, via Zoom. The title of his presentation is "Androgenic Steroids in Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements". Dr. David Spink is an adjunct professor in environmental health sciences department at the School of Public Health.

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February 2023

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Lawrence Schell. He will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, Feb 17th, via Zoom. The title of his presentation is "Pollutants and Human Sexual Maturation. How Consistent is the Evidence?" Dr. Lawrence Schell is a distinguished professor in Anthropology, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Public Health.

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December 2022

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Xiaobo Romeiko. She will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, December 16th, via Zoom. The title of her presentation is "Food Sustainability: Challenges and Strategies". Dr. Romeiko is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health.

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November 2022

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Erin Bell. She will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, November 11th, via Zoom. The title of her presentation is "PFAS:  What we know, what we don't know and where do we go from here." Dr. Bell is an Interim Assistant Vice President for Research at the School of Public Health.

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October 2022

Please join us for another presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. JoEllen Welsh. She will be presenting at 12 PM on Friday, October 21st, via Zoom. The title of her presentation is "Vitamin D: Diet, Sunlight and Cancer." "Dr. Welsh is a SUNY Distinguished Professor as well as an Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with an additional appointment with the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Public Health."

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September 2022

Please join us for another exciting presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Lawrence Lessner. He will be presenting at 12PM on Friday, September 16th via Zoom. The title of his presentation is "Alternatives to the Poisson Distribution with Examples from the SPARCS Data"

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Dr. Lawrence Lessner is a retired faculty member from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UAlbany SPH and the NYS Department of Health.  He received his PhD from the USC in mathematics and an MS from UCLA in Biostatistics.  He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia.  Since his retirement he has remained active in collaborative research with SPH faculty and service on student committees.  He has many years of work with the SPARCS data.

May 2022

Please join us for another exciting presentation. This month's speaker is Dr. Christopher Judd, he’s a Research Assistant Professor at School of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences, based out of the Wadsworth center. He will be presenting at 10AM on Friday, May 27th via Zoom. The title of his presentation is "Environmental Trace Metals at Wadsworth - from Adirondacks to Cannabis".

April 2022

Join us for an exciting conversation with Dr. Shao Lin, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Director of Global Health Research at the School of Public Health. She will present her talk on "Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Natural Disasters on Human Health" via Zoom at 10 AM on Friday, April 29th. We look forward to seeing you there!

March 2022

Join us for an engaging scientific exchange with Dr. Andrei Lapenas, Director of the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program and chair of the Department of Geography and Planning as he presents his talk on "Climate warming and wildfires: the circle of viciousness" via Zoom at 10 AM on March 25th.

November 2021

November’s seminar for the Environmental Health Sciences and Institute for Health and the Environment, is set for  11AM on Friday, November 19. The tile of the seminar is: Alternative Tobacco Products, The Second Front in the War on Tobacco.

The speaker is Michael Weitzman MD the Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Global Public Health. He has published over 150 articles in medical and scientific journals on the damaging effects of second-hand smoke, lead exposure, and countless other determinants of children's health and behavior. Currently he serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Tobacco Center.

If you are interested in attending, please click here for the Zoom link.

October 2021

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences and the Institute for Health and the Environment are hosting a Seminar Series Friday, October 22nd at 11:00am on the Health Sciences Campus in George Education Center Classroom 1. This event will also be held via Zoom to better accommodate students who are interested in attending the seminar, but cannot make it in-person. 

This month's keynote speaker is Dr. David Lawrence, the Chair of the EHS Department and the topic of his seminar is Commonality of Feeling, Acting, Communication and Thinking (FACT): Neuroimmune Intimacy

If you are interested in attending, please click here for the Zoom link.

September 2021

The first lecture of many in the series is set for Friday, September 17th at 11:00am on the Health Sciences/East Campus. Dr. David Carpenter, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of environmental health sciences, is the first host and speaker for the series. The event will be in-person and via Zoom. The September Seminar is titled: Health risks from exposure to radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices such as cell phones and 5G

News Articles & Press Releases

"Chemicals found in everyday products found to be harmful to fertility" Thoin F. Begum was interviewed by recently featured on The Elaine Houston Podcast to discuss her work on phthalates. Her research was also featured by Science News NetWTEN – News 10, and Mega Doctor News

Dr. O'Reilly received the Meritorious Achievement Award which is given to members of ACGIH® (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) who have made outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and environmental hygiene. 

"Feds fund Scientology-backed detox program for vets in Annapolis". News report in Capital Gazette, December 14, 2014.

"Study finds toxic carcinogen risk". Report in Times Union, October 30, 2014.

"Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: A community-based exploratory study". New Publication in Environmental Health 2014;13:82.
View the full text PDF:
Supplementary material can on the EH Journal site.

"World Health Organization Designates UAlbany Institute for Health and the Environment as a Collaborating Center" 
View the news release.


WalletHub: "Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Experts Pick Sides".

Center for Public Integrity:


National Geographic:


InsideClimate News:

The Fall 2014 PCORI Funding Announcements - application system opened August 6

The New York Times - Debate Continues on Hazards of Electromagnetic Waves - 7/7/14 

Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, M.D., M.P.H. '91 School of Public Health Alumnus, Jotham Musinguzi, MD, MPH, Earns 2013 UN Population Award
Read more about this remarkable achievement.

Information about Dr. Musinguzi's visit and address at UAlbany in December 2013.


Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health Announces the 16th International Conference of the PCB to be hosted by the University of Indonesia, City of Depok, West Java in August 2015:

How Environmental Regulation Helped Save Door County's Fisheries, by Miles Dannhausen Jr.:    4/17/14

Update: BioInitiative Working Group Comments on 2014 SCENIHR Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of EMF:    4/16/14
*Note. Additional pdfs for this report and for the Exhibits can be found on the Emerging Environmental Issues page under Electromagnetic Sensitivity (EMS)

Dr. Carpenter appeared on ABC's New York Viewpoint to discuss the mounting concern over electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure and the implications for public health:  4/7/14

Dr. Carpenter was interviewed for an article in the Albany Times Union about the present issues with General Electric contaminating the Hudson River with PCBs:  3/8/14

Read the letter from IHE member Shiela Bushkin-Bedient, MD, MPH to NYS Assemblyman Robert Sweeney regarding the proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing in NYS  1/10/13

Dr. Carpenter's report to the Committee on Environmental Conservation on hydraulic fracturing:    1/4/13

An update to the 2007 Bioinitiative Report has been published:    12/31/12

Consideration of Radiation in Hazardous Waste Produces from Horizontal Hydrofracking, a report by E. Ivan White, Staff Scientist for the National Council on Radiation Protection:    10/15/12

Gas Patch Roulette: How Shale Gas Development Risks Public Health in Pennsylvania:    10/15/12

Human Health Impacts and Exposure Pathways of Proposed Horizontal Hydrofracking in New York State:    10/9/12

Presse release from The Just Green Partnership on the high amount of toxic chemicals in cheap jewelery 3/12/12

A short film on public health featuring Dr. Carpenter 12/21/11

Dr. Carpenter spoke at a rally in front of NYC City Hall to call for the removal of PCB containing materials from NYC schools: CBS New York Video, Huffington Post Article, Brooklyn Daily Eagle Article 12/12/11

Radio interview with Dr. Carpenter on Australia's ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program 11/30/11

Small Amounts of Arsenic in Water May Cause Spontaneous Miscarriage, Report UAlbany Scientists 10/27/11

Dr. Carpenter is the recipient of The University of Queensland, Rodney Wiley Eminent Visiting Fellowship. He will be speaking on the topic, "Do environmental exposures cause ADHD?" November 30th in Brisbane, Australia 10/27/11

"Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption" A report prepared by the Work Goroup on the Risks and Benefits of Great Lakes Fish Consumption for the International Joint Commission 10/26/11

Official press release from University at Albany announcing IHE's designation as a WHO Collaborating Center in Environmental Health 10/25/11

Article, "Hudson River heart disease data studied for PCB link" 10/23/11

Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon & the WHO Director General Margaret Chan 10/23/11

Letter to Congressman Maurice Hinchey, responding to Health Consultation 10/17/11

This video documents a project between Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Makere University and Tuskegee University  focused on the study of drinking water quality in two slum communities near Kampala, Uganda. 10/7/11

A brief video interview with "Expert Faculty Member" David Carpenter, M.D. highlighting his current research 10/5/11

Letter from the WHO designating The Institute for Health and the Environment as a WHO Collaborating Center in Environmental Health 7/25/11

Bitter Sweet or Toxic? Indigenouse people, diabetes and the burden of pollution. An article by John Schertow

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing entitled, "Oversight: Review of EPA Regulations Replacing the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR)." 6/30/11

WHO Publications Relevant to IHE's WHO Collaborating Center in Environmental Health:


Summary of Principles for Evaluating Health Risks in Children Associated with Exposure to Chemicals (Summary of Environmental Health Criteria 237)


Persistent Organic Pollutants: Impact on Child Health

Healthy Environments for Healthy Children

Children’s Exposure to Mercury Compounds

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Global Plan of Action for Children's Health and the Environment (2010-2015)


Meeting Report of the 3rd International WHO Conference on Children's Health and the Environment, June 2009, Busan, Republic of Korea


Principles for evaluating health risks in children associated with exposure to chemicals (Environmental health criteria 237) (2006)

Global assessment of the state-of-the-science of endocrine disruptors (2002)

The Bangkok Statement - A pledge to promote the protection of Children's Environmental Health (2002)

Training Modules on Children's Environmental Health:

WHO Training Package for health care providers

Recent Publications:


Begum, T. F., Lin, Z., Primeau, M., & Lin, S. (2022). Assessing short-term and long-term mental health effects among older adults after Hurricane Sandy. Science of the total environment, 153753.

Varghese, L. J. (2021). Preliminary Results of Measurements of Potentially Cancerogenic 1, 4-Dioxane in Surface Water of Twin Lakes Preserve, Wantagh, NY (Doctoral dissertation, State University of New York at Albany).

Huang, Y., & Li, R. (2022). The lockdown, mobility, and spatial health disparities in COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of New York City. Cities, 122, 103549.

Hill, M. 2022. "On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence" (University of Minnesota Press) Note: This book has a chapter on military applications of neuroscience which may be of interest to the audience of this website. 


Pan, W.K., Weinhouse, C., Ortiz, E.J., Berky, A.J., Fixsen, E., Mallipudi, A., Feingold, B.J., Navio, S., Rivera, N.A., Hsu-Kim, H. and Miranda, J.J., 2021. CoNaMad—Cohorte de Nacimiento de Madre de Dios/Madre de Dios Birth Cohort to Study Effects of in-utero Trace Metals Exposure in the Southern Peruvian Amazon. Annals of global health, 87(1). DOI: 10.5334/aogh.3152

Underdeveloped Regions” in International Occupational Hygiene: Building Pathways and Networks, Thomas Fuller (ed).  Taylor and Francis, CRC Press.

Redinger, C.F., F.W.Boelter,  M.V.O’Reilly, J.Howard and GJ.Barbi.  2021.  ”Decisions Making in Managing Risk,” in Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, 7th edition, Barbara.Coursen (ed.), John Wiley and Sons, pp.101-125.

Laszcz-Davis, C., F.W.Boelter, M.Jayjock, F.Hearl, P.Logan, C.F.McLaughlin and M.V.O’Reilly, T.Radcliff and M.Stenzel.  2021. “Health Risk Assessment in the Workplace,” in Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, 7th edition, Barbara Coursen (ed.), John Wiley and Sons, pp.67-100.

Bella D, Carpenter DO. Interactions among thyroid hormones and serum lipid levels in association with PCB exposure in the Mohawk Akwesasne population. Environmental Research. 111334. PMID 34033831 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111334

Begum TF, Carpenter D. Health effects associated with phthalate activity on nuclear receptors. Reviews on Environmental Health. 

Begum TF, Fujimoto VY, Gerona R, McGough A, Lenhart N, Wong R, Mok-Lin E, Melamed J, Butts CD, Bloom MS. A pilot investigation of couple-level phthalates exposure and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Reproductive Toxicology. 2021 Jan 1;99:56-64.

Begum, T. F., Gerona, R., Melamed, J., McGough, A., Lenhart, N., Wong, R., Mok-Lin, E., Butts, C.D., Feingold, B.J., Romeiko, X.X. & Bloom, M. S. (2020). Sources of exposure to urinary phthalates among couples undergoing infertility treatment. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 229, 113567.

Bloom MS, Valachovic EL, Begum TF, Kucklick JR, Brock JW, Wenzel AG, Wineland RJ, Cruze L, Unal ER, Newman RB. Association between gestational phthalate exposure and newborn head circumference; impacts by race and sex. Environmental Research. 2021 Apr 1;195:110763.

Lebbie TS, Moyebi OD, Asante KA, Fobil J, Brune-Drisse MN, Suk WA, Sly PD, Gorman J, Carpenter DO. E-Waste in Africa: A Serious Threat to the Health of Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18. PMID 34444234 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18168488 

Belpomme D, Carlo GL, Irigaray P, Carpenter DO, Hardell L, Kundi M, Belyaev I, Havas M, Adlkofer F, Heuser G, Miller AB, Caccamo D, De Luca C, von Klitzing L, Pall ML, et al. The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22. PMID 34298941 DOI: 10.3390/ijms22147321 

Emeny RT, Carpenter DO, Lawrence DA. Health disparities: Intracellular consequences of social determinants of health. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 115444. PMID 33549591 DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2021.115444 

Graves DF, Morse GS, Kerr K, Carpenter DO. A Pilot Study to Examine Psychological and Neuropsychological Outcomes and a Novel Detoxification Program for Gulf War Illness. Military Medicine. 186: 205-213. PMID 33499551 DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usaa486 

Weinstein B, da Silva AR, Kouzoukas DE, Bose T, Kim GJ, Correa PA, Pondugula S, Lee Y, Kim J, Carpenter DO. Precision Mapping of COVID-19 Vulnerable Locales by Epidemiological and Socioeconomic Risk Factors, Developed Using South Korean Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18. PMID 33445701 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18020604 


Book: O’Reilly, M.  2020.  Teen Health From Head to Toe: Exploring Issues and Risks.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood (an imprint of ABC-CLIO).  ISBN: 978-1-4408-6532-9 (print) 978-1-4408-6533-6 (ebook)

C-H Chen. Xenobiotic Metabolic Enzymes: Bioactivation and Antioxidant Defense, Springer Nature Publisher, New York (2020) 

Carpenter D, Abide A, Meissen H, Xu K, Byrd C, Stein D, Gregg S. 111: Measuring Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Knowledge And Confidence Critical Care Medicine. 48: 38. DOI: 10.1097/01.Ccm.0000618804.57714.1A 

Auld S, Caridi-Scheible M, Blum JM, Robichaux CJ, Kraft CS, Jacob JT, Jabaley CS, Carpenter D, Kaplow R, Hernandez AC, Adelman MW, Martin GS, Coopersmith CM, Murphy DJ. ICU and ventilator mortality among critically ill adults with COVID-19. Medrxiv : the Preprint Server For Health Sciences. PMID 32511599 DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.23.20076737 

Begum, T.F., Gerona, R., Melamed, J., McGough, A., Lenhart, N., Wong, R., Mok-Lin, E., Butts, C.D., Feingold, B.J., Romeiko, X.X. and Fujimoto, V.Y., 2020. Sources of exposure to urinary phthalates among couples undergoing infertility treatment. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 229, p.113567.

Moslehi R, Stagnar C, Srinivasan S, Radziszowski P, Carpenter DO. The possible role of arsenic and gene-arsenic interactions in susceptibility to breast cancer: a systematic review. Reviews On Environmental Health. PMID 34223716 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2020-0080 

Mohammed A, Alshamarri T, Adeyeye T, Lazariu V, McNutt LA, Carpenter DO. A comparison of risk factors for osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis using NHANES data. Preventive Medicine Reports. 20: 101242. PMID 33294313 DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101242 

Goodson WH, Lowe L, Gilbertson M, Carpenter DO. Testing the low dose mixtures hypothesis from the Halifax project. Reviews On Environmental Health. PMID 32833669 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2020-0033 

Aminov Z, Carpenter DO. Serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and the metabolic syndrome in Akwesasne Mohawks, a Native American community. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 260: 114004. PMID 32004963 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114004 

Abide A, Carpenter D, Xu K, Gregg S, Byrd C, Stein D, Meissen H. 57: Differences In Advance Practice Provider Residency Length Critical Care Medicine. 48: 29. DOI: 10.1097/01.Ccm.0000618728.68909.04 


Gibson, S.L., M. O’Reilly, M.K. Werrell and C.White.  2019.  An Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations (3rd edition).  Fairfax: American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Zheng G, Miller P, von Hippel FA, Buck CL, Carpenter DO, Salamova A. Legacy and emerging semi-volatile organic compounds in sentinel fish from an arctic formerly used defense site in Alaska. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 259: 113872. PMID 32069693 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envpol.2019.113872 

Kerr K, Morse G, Graves D, Zuo F, Lipowicz A, Carpenter DO. A Detoxification Intervention for Gulf War Illness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16. PMID 31661809 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16214143 

Carpenter DO. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and cancer: How source of funding affects results. Environmental Research. 178: 108688. PMID 31476684 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108688 

Russo PN, Carpenter DO. Air Emissions from Natural Gas Facilities in New York State. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16. PMID 31067657 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16091591 

Sly PD, Trottier B, Carpenter D, Cha'on U, Cormier S, Galluzzo B, Ghosh S, Goldizen F, Heacock M, Jagals P, Joshi HD, Kathuria P, Ha LT, Magsumbol MS, Navasumrit P, et al. Children's Environmental Health in South and Southeast Asia: Networking for Better Child Health Outcomes. Annals of Global Health. 85. PMID 30873796 DOI: 10.5334/aogh.2403 

Nayebare SR, Aburizaiza OS, Siddique A, Carpenter DO, Arden Pope C, Mirza HM, Zeb J, Aburiziza AJ, Khwaja HA. Fine particles exposure and cardiopulmonary morbidity in Jeddah: A time-series analysis. The Science of the Total Environment. 647: 1314-1322. PMID 30282325 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.094 

Lurie K, Nayebare SR, Fatmi Z, Carpenter DO, Siddique A, Malashock D, Khan K, Zeb J, Hussain MM, Khatib F, Khwaja HA. PM2.5 in a megacity of Asia (Karachi): Source apportionment and health effects Atmospheric Environment. 202: 223-233. DOI: 10.1016/J.ATMOSENV.2019.01.008 


Carpenter DO, Sly PD. Risk factors for poor health in indigenous communities. Reviews On Environmental Health. 33: 319. PMID 30530910 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2018-0072 

Bandara P, Carpenter DO. Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact. The Lancet. Planetary Health. 2: e512-e514. PMID 30526934 DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30221-3 

Nayebare SR, Aburizaiza OS, Siddique A, Carpenter DO, Hussain MM, Zeb J, Aburiziza AJ, Khwaja HA. Ambient air quality in the holy city of Makkah: A source apportionment with elemental enrichment factors (EFs) and factor analysis (PMF). Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 243: 1791-1801. PMID 30408866 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.086 

Sly PD, Carpenter DO. Changing landscape at Reviews on Environmental Health. Reviews On Environmental Health. 33: 229-230. PMID 30173206 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2018-0050 

Byrne SC, Miller P, Seguinot-Medina S, Waghiyi V, Buck CL, von Hippel FA, Carpenter DO. Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and associations with serum thyroid hormones in a remote population of Alaska Natives. Environmental Research. 166: 537-543. PMID 29958161 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.014 

Musoke D, Ndejjo R, Halage AA, Kasasa S, Ssempebwa JC, Carpenter DO. Drinking Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Promotion Interventions in Two Slum Communities in Central Uganda. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2018: 3710120. PMID 29623096 DOI: 10.1155/2018/3710120 

Gallo MV, Ravenscroft J, Carpenter DO, Schell LM, Akwesasne Task Force On The Environment. Persistent organic pollutants as predictors of increased FSH:LH ratio in naturally cycling, reproductive age women. Environmental Research. 164: 556-564. PMID 29621723 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envres.2018.03.021 

Asad H, Carpenter DO. Effects of climate change on the spread of zika virus: a public health threat. Reviews On Environmental Health. 33: 31-42. PMID 29500926 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2017-0042 

Byrne SC, Miller P, Seguinot-Medina S, Waghiyi V, Buck CL, von Hippel FA, Carpenter DO. Associations between serum polybrominated diphenyl ethers and thyroid hormones in a cross sectional study of a remote Alaska Native population. Scientific Reports. 8: 2198. PMID 29396447 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20443-9 

Malashock D, Khwaja H, Fatmi Z, Siddique A, Lu Y, Lin S, Carpenter D. Short-Term Association between Black Carbon Exposure and Cardiovascular Diseases in Pakistan’s Largest Megacity Atmosphere. 9: 420. DOI: 10.3390/ATMOS9110420 


Fatmi SS, Zehra R, Carpenter DO. Powassan Virus-A New Reemerging Tick-Borne Disease. Frontiers in Public Health. 5: 342. PMID 29312918 DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00342 

von Hippel FA, Miller PK, Carpenter DO, Dillon D, Smayda L, Katsiadaki I, Titus TA, Batzel P, Postlethwait JH, Buck CL. Endocrine disruption and differential gene expression in sentinel fish on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska: Health implications for indigenous residents. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 234: 279-287. PMID 29182972 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envpol.2017.11.054 

Zhang XY, Carpenter DO, Song YJ, Chen P, Qin Y, Wei NY, Lin SC. Application of the IEUBK model for linking Children's blood lead with environmental exposure in a mining site, south China. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 231: 971-978. PMID 28888941 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.116 

Lee DH, Jacobs DR, Park HY, Carpenter DO. A role of low dose chemical mixtures in adipose tissue in carcinogenesis. Environment International. 108: 170-175. PMID 28863389 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.015 

Byrne S, Seguinot-Medina S, Miller P, Waghiyi V, von Hippel FA, Buck CL, Carpenter DO. Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and perfluoroalkyl substances in a remote population of Alaska Natives. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 231: 387-395. PMID 28818814 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.020 

Nayebare SR, Aburizaiza OS, Khwaja HA, Siddique A, Hussain MM, Zeb J, Khatib F, Carpenter DO, Blake DR. Chemical Characterization and Source Apportionment of PM2.5 in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 16: 3114-3129. DOI: 10.4209/Aaqr.2015.11.0658 


Carpenter DO, Sly PD. Environmental chemicals as endocrine disruptors. Reviews On Environmental Health. 31: 399. PMID 27902454 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2016-0064 

Gallo MV, Ravenscroft J, Carpenter DO, Frye C, Akwesasne Task Force On The Environment, Cook B, Schell LM. Endocrine disrupting chemicals and ovulation: Is there a relationship? Environmental Research. 151: 410-418. PMID 27543788 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envres.2016.08.007 

Sly PD, Carpenter DO, Van den Berg M, Stein RT, Landrigan PJ, Brune-Drisse MN, Suk W. Health Consequences of Environmental Exposures: Causal Thinking in Global Environmental Epidemiology. Annals of Global Health. 82: 3-9. PMID 27325063 DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.01.004 

Mukama T, Ndejjo R, Musoke D, Musinguzi G, Halage AA, Carpenter DO, Ssempebwa JC. Practices, Concerns, and Willingness to Participate in Solid Waste Management in Two Urban Slums in Central Uganda. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2016: 6830163. PMID 27066081 DOI: 10.1155/2016/6830163 

Aminov Z, Haase R, Rej R, Schymura MJ, Santiago-Rivera A, Morse G, DeCaprio A, Carpenter DO. Diabetes Prevalence in Relation to Serum Concentrations of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Congener Groups and Three Chlorinated Pesticides in a Native American Population. Environmental Health Perspectives. PMID 27035469 DOI: 10.1289/Ehp.1509902 

Sly PD, Carpenter DO. Traditional and emerging environmental hazards in South-East Asia: double-trouble in the 21st century. Reviews On Environmental Health. 31: 1. PMID 26982605 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2016-0009 

Carpenter DO. Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas: impact on health and environment. Reviews On Environmental Health. PMID 26943595 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0055 

Aminov Z, Haase R, Carpenter DO. Diabetes in Native Americans: elevated risk as a result of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Reviews On Environmental Health. PMID 26943594 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0054 

Portier CJ, Armstrong BK, Baguley BC, Baur X, Belyaev I, Bellé R, Belpoggi F, Biggeri A, Bosland MC, Bruzzi P, Budnik LT, Bugge MD, Burns K, Calaf GM, Carpenter DO, et al. Differences in the carcinogenic evaluation of glyphosate between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. PMID 26941213 DOI: 10.1136/Jech-2015-207005 

Suk WA, Ahanchian H, Asante KA, Carpenter DO, Diaz-Barriga F, Ha EH, Huo X, King M, Ruchirawat M, da Silva ER, Sly L, Sly PD, Stein RT, van den Berg M, Zar H, et al. Environmental Pollution: An Under-recognized Threat to Children's Health, Especially in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Environmental Health Perspectives. 124: A41-5. PMID 26930243 DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1510517 


DeNicola E, Aburizaiza OS, Siddique A, Khwaja H, Carpenter DO. Climate Change and Water Scarcity: The Case of Saudi Arabia. Annals of Global Health. 81: 342-53. PMID 26615069 DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.005 

Saxton DI, Brown P, Seguinot-Medina S, Eckstein L, Carpenter DO, Miller P, Waghiyi V. Environmental health and justice and the right to research: institutional review board denials of community-based chemical biomonitoring of breast milk. Environmental Health : a Global Access Science Source. 14: 90. PMID 26606980 DOI: 10.1186/s12940-015-0076-x 

Carpenter DO. The microwave syndrome or electro-hypersensitivity: historical background. Reviews On Environmental Health. PMID 26556835 DOI: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0016 


O’Reilly, M and T. Shrestha.  2014.  “Highway Right Of Way Maintenance: Energy Use Per Acre in Mowing Compared to Herbicide Application” in Contaminated Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy 19: 117 – 133.

Carpenter DO (2014) Environmental exposure in indigenous communities: an international perspective. Rev Environ Health 29: 3-4.

Gore AC, Balthazart J, Bikle D, Carpenter DO, Crews D, Czernichow P, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Dores RM, Grattan D, Hof PR, Hollenberg AN, Lange C, Lee AV, Levine JE, Millar RP, et al. Reprint of: policy decisions on endocrine disruptors should be based on science across disciplines: a response to Dietrich, et al. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 35: 2-5. PMID 24268499 DOI: 10.1016/J.Yfrne.2013.09.003 

Gore AC, Balthazart J, Bikle D, Carpenter DO, Crews D, Czernichow P, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Dores RM, Grattan D, Hof PR, Hollenberg AN, Lange C, Lee AV, Levine JE, Millar RP, et al. Reprint of: policy decisions on endocrine disruptors should be based on science across disciplines: a response to Dietrich et al. Hormones and Behavior. 65: 190-3. PMID 24289987 DOI: 10.1016/J.Yhbeh.2013.09.001 

Pavuk M, Olson JR, Sjödin A, Wolff P, Turner WE, Shelton C, Dutton ND, Bartell S. Serum concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in participants of the Anniston Community Health Survey. The Science of the Total Environment. 473: 286-97. PMID 24374590 DOI: 10.1016/J.Scitotenv.2013.12.041 

Wang H, Liddell CA, Coates MM, Mooney MD, Levitz CE, Schumacher AE, Apfel H, Iannarone M, Phillips B, Lofgren KT, Sandar L, Dorrington RE, Rakovac I, Jacobs TA, Liang X, ... ... Carpenter DO, et al. Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet (London, England). 384: 957-79. PMID 24797572 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60497-9 

Sly PD, Neira M, Collman G, Carpenter DO, Landrigan PJ, Van Den Berg M, Barriga FD, Ruchirawat M, Laborde A, Pascale A, Heacock M, Dalmau MT, Suk WA. Networking to advance progress in children's environmental health. The Lancet. Global Health. 2: e129-30. PMID 25102838 DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70004-X 

Aminov Z, Haase R, Olson JR, Pavuk M, Carpenter DO. Racial differences in levels of serum lipids and effects of exposure to persistent organic pollutants on lipid levels in residents of Anniston, Alabama. Environment International. 73: 216-23. PMID 25160080 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envint.2014.07.022 


Carpenter DO and Bushkin-Bedient S (2013) Exposure to chemicals and radiation during childhood and risk for cancer later in life. J Adolesc Health 52: S21-S29.

Grant KL, Carpenter DO, Sly LJ and Sly PD (2013) Environmental contributions to obesity and type 2 diabetes. J Environ Immunol Toxicol 1: 80-91.

Norman RE, Carpenter DO, Scott J, Brune MN and Sly PD (2013) Environmental exposures: an underrecognized contribution to noncommunicable diseases. Rev Environ Health 28: 59-65.

Surdu S, Fitzgerald EF, Bloom MS, Boscoe FP, Carpenter DO, Haase RF, Gurzau E, Rudnai P, Koppova K, Fevotte J, Vahter M, Leonardi G, Goessler W, Kumar R and Fletcher T (2013) Occupational exposure to arsenic and risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer in a multinational European study. Int J Cancer 133: 2182-2191.


Hoover E, Cook K, Plain R, Sanchez K, Waghiyi V, Miller P, Dufault R, Sislin C and Carpenter DO (2012) Indigenous peoples of North America: environmental exposures and reproductive justice. Environ Health Perspect 120: 1645-1649.

Liu X, Lessner L and Carpenter DO (2012) Association between residential proximity to fuel-fired power plants and hospitalization rate for respiratory diseases. Environ Health Perspect 120: 807-810.

Ruzzin J, Lee DH, Carpenter DO and Jacobs DR Jr. (2012) Reconsidering metabolic diseases: the impacts of persistent organic pollutants. Atherosclerosis 224: 1-3.

Turyk ME, Bhavsar SP, Bowerman W, Boysen R, Clark M, Diamond M, Mergler D, Pantazopoulos P, Schantz S and Carpenter DO (2012) Risks and benefits of consumption of great lakes fish. Environ Health Perspect 120: 11-18.


Carpenter DO (2011)  Health effects of persistent organic pollutants:  The challenge for the Pacific Basin and for the World.  Rev Environ Health 26: 61-69.

Carpenter DO and Miller PK (2011) Environmental contamination of the Yupik people of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.  J Indigenous Res 1, 1.

Kamalov J, Carpenter DO, Birman I (2011)  Cytotoxicity of environmentally relevant concentrations of aluminum in murine thymocytes and lymphocytes. J Toxicol 2011, 7 pp. doi: 10.1155/2011/796719.

Goncharov A, Pavuk M, Foushee HR and Carpenter DO (2011) Blood pressure in relation to concentrations of PCB congeners and chlorinated pesticides. Environ Health Perspect 119: 319-325.

Sergeev AV and Carpenter DO (2011) Increase in metabolic syndrome-related hospitalizations in relation to environmental sources of persistent organic pollutants.  Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:762-776.

Silbernagel S, Carpenter DO, Gilbert SG, Gochfeld M, Groth E, Hightower JM and Schiavone FM (2011)  Recognizing and preventing over exposure to methylmercury from fish and seafood consumption:  Information for physicians.  J Toxicol 2011, 7 pp. doi: 10.1155/2011/983072.

Sly PD, Arnold RG and Carpenter DO (2011) Environmental exposures in the era of climate change. Rev Environ Health 26: 1-4.

Welfinger-Smith G, Minholz JL, Byrne S, Waghiyi V, Gologergen J, Kava J, Apatiki M, Ungott E, Miller PK, Arnason J and Carpenter DO.  (2011)  Organochlorine and metal contaminants in traditional foods from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.  J Toxicol Environ Health 74:1195-1214.


Brown D, Goncharov A, Paul E, Simonin H and Carpenter DO (2010)  The relationships between Adirondack lake pH and levels of mercury in yellow perch.  J Aquat Animal Health. 22:280-290.

Bushkin-Bedient S and Carpenter DO (2010)  Benefits versus risks associated with consumption of fish and other seafood.  Rev Environ Health 25: 161-191.

Carpenter DO (2010)  Electromagnetic fields and cancer: the cost of doing nothing.  Rev Environ Health 25: 75-80.

Carpenter DO (2010) Human health effects of EMFs: the cost of doing nothing. IOP C Ser Earth Env 10:1-6.

Gavidia T, Brune M-N, McCarty KM, Pronczuk J, Etzel R, Neira M, Carpenter DO, Suk WA, Arnold RG, Ha EH, and Sly PD (2010)  Children’s environmental health – from knowledge to action. Lancet 377:1134-1136.

Goncharov A, Bloom M, Pavuk M, Birman I and Carpenter DO for the Anniston Environmental Health Research Consortium (2010) Blood pressure and hypertension in relation to levels of serum polychlorinated biphenyls in residents of Anniston, Alabama. J Hypertension.  28: 2053-2060.

Goncharov A, Pavuk M, Foushee HR and Carpenter DO for the Anniston Environmental Health Consortium (2010) Blood pressure in relation to concentrations of PCB congeners and chlorinated pesticides.  Environ Health Perspect.  119:319-325.

Hardell, S, Tilander H, Welfinger-Smith G and Carpenter DO (2010)  Levels of polycholorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and three organochlorine pesticides in fishes from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.  PLoS ONE, 5:e12396.

Hori N, Kadota MT, Watanabe M, Ito Y, Akaike N and Carpenter DO (2010)  Neurotoxic effects of methamphetamine on rat hippocampus pyramidal neurons.  Cell Mol Neurobiol.30: 849-856.

Prasad A, Ahs M, Goncharov A and Carpenter DO (2010)  Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids kill thymocytes and increase membrane fluidity.  The Open Cell Development & Biology Journal 3: 1-8.

Prasad A, Bloom M and Carpenter DO (2010)  Role of calcium and ROS in cell death induced by polyunsaturated fatty acids in murine thymocytes.  J Cell Physiol. 225: 829-836.

Sergeev AV and Carpenter DO (2010)  Exposure to persistent organic pollutants increases hospitalization rates for myocardial infarction with comorbid hypertension.  Primary Prevention Insights.  2: 1-9.

Sergeev AV and Carpenter DO (2010)  Geospatial patterns of hospitalization rates for stroke with comorbid hypertension in relation to environmental sources of persistent organic pollutants:  Results from a 12-year population-based study.  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 18: 576-585.

Sergeev AV and Carpenter DO (2010)  Increased hospitalizations for ischemic stroke with comorbid diabetes and residential proximity to source of organic pollutants: A 12-year population-based study.  Neuroepidemiology 35:196-201.

Sergeev AV and Carpenter DO (2010) Residential proximity to environmental sources of persistent organic pollutants and first-time hospitalizations for myocardial infarction with comorbid diabetes mellitus: A 12-year population-based study.  Int J Occup Med Environ Health 23: 5-13.

Yilmaz B, Sandal S and Carpenter DO (2010) PCB 9 exposure induces endothelial cell death while increasing intracellular calcium and ROS levels.  Environ Toxicol.  In press. doi: 10.1002/tox.20676.

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