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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: University of Iowa: The AESOP Study: Airborne Exposures to Semi-volatile Organic Pollutants

Superfund Research Program

The AESOP Study: Airborne Exposures to Semi-volatile Organic Pollutants

Project Leader: Peter S. Thorne
Co-Investigators: Andres Martinez, Rachel F. Marek
Grant Number: P42ES013661
Funding Period: 2006-2025
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  • Haque E, Moran ME, Thorne PS. 2021. Retrospective blood lead assessment from archived clotted erythrocyte fraction in a cohort of lead-exposed mother-child dyads. Sci Total Environ 754:142166. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142166 PMID:32920407 PMCID:PMC7686297
  • Haque E, Thorne PS, Nghiem AA, Yip CS, Bostick BC. 2021. Lead (Pb) concentrations and speciation in residential soils from an urban community impacted by multiple legacy sources. J Hazard Mater 416:
  • Lan T, Liu B, Bao W, Thorne PS. 2021. BMI modifies the association between dietary intake and serum levels of PCBs. Environ Int 156:106626. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106626 PMID:34034117






  • Ampleman MD, Martinez A, DeWall J, Rawn DF, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2015. Inhalation and dietary exposure to PCBs in urban and rural cohorts via congener-specific measurements. Environ Sci Technol 49(2):1156-1164. doi:10.1021/es5048039 PMID:25510359 PMCID:PMC4303332
  • Jones MP, Perry SS, Thorne PS. 2015. Maximum pairwise psuedo-likelihood estimation of the covariance matrix from left-censored data. J Agric Biol Environ Stat 20(1):83-99. doi:10.1007/s13253-014-0185-y
  • Koh WX, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2015. Human serum from urban and rural adolescents and their mothers shows exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls not found in commercial mixtures. Environ Sci Technol 49(13):8105-8112. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01854 PMID:26053216 PMCID:PMC4774248




  • Hu X, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Lehmler H, Hu D, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2012. Subchronic inhalation exposure study of an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl mixture resembling the Chicago ambient air congener profile. Environ Sci Technol 46(17):9653-9662. doi:10.1021/es301129h PMID:22846166 PMCID:PMC3573703


  • Hu X, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Lehmler H, Hu D, Kania-Korwel I, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2010. Time course of congener uptake and elimination in rats after short-term inhalation exposure to an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture. Environ Sci Technol 44(17):6893-6900. doi:10.1021/es101274b PMID:20698547 PMCID:PMC3408216
  • Norstrom K, Czub G, McLachlan MS, Hu D, Thorne PS, Hornbuckle KC. 2010. External exposure and bioaccumulation of PCBs in humans living in a contaminated urban environment. Environ Int 36(8):855-861. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2009.03.005 PMID:19394084 PMCID:PMC2891214
  • Zhao H, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Hu D, Hornbuckle KC, Just CL, Robertson LW, Thorne PS, Lehmler H. 2010. Development of a synthetic PCB mixture resembling the average polychlorinated biphenyl profile in Chicago air. Environ Int 36(8):819-827. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2009.03.003 PMID:19375801 PMCID:PMC2888912



  • Hu D, Hornbuckle KC, Martinez A. 2008. Discovery of non-aroclor PCB (3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl) in Chicago air. Environ Sci Technol 42(21):7873-7877. PMID:19031874 PMCID:PMC2646757


  • Norstrom K, Czub B, McLachlan M, Thorne PS, Hornbuckle KC. 2007. Serum PCBs in five men from Chicago: consideration of current exposures. Discernment of dietary and inhalation exposure to PCBs from congener profiles in blood. Chapter 47(2)in: American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Annual Meefing. Boston, MA. pp.433-436.
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