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Publications

Overview Paper

This paper provides an overview of the study design for the superb study.

Hertz-Picciotto I, Cassady D, Lee K, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Vogt R. 2010. Study of Use of Products and Exposure-Related Behaviors (SUPERB): study design, methods, and demographic characteristics of cohorts. Environmental Health 9(1): 54.


Consumer Product Use


Pesticide use northern California - this paper provides information about the pesticide use frequency and how pesticides are applied in northern California homes with small children.

Wu XM, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Frost J, Cassady D, Lee K, et al. 2011. Residential insecticide usage in northern California homes with young children. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 21(4): 427-436.


Pesticide use Southern California - this paper provides information about the pesticide use frequency over time for older adults in central California homes. It combines data collected from the superb study with data from other ongoing studies at UCLA.

Armes MN, Liew Z, Wang A, Wu X, Bennett DH, Hertz-Picciotto I, et al. 2011. Residential Pesticide Usage in Older Adults Residing in Central California. International journal of environmental research and public health 8(8): 3114-3133.


Personal care product use - this paper provides distributions of the use frequency, correlations between use frequency among product types, demographic differences, and a variety of other analyses related to use of personal care products in both the children, parents of young children, and older adults of the superb study.

Wu XM, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Cassady DL, Lee K, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2010. Usage pattern of personal care products in California households. Food and Chemical Toxicology 48(11): 3109-3119.


Household care product use - this paper provides both the distribution of frequency of household care products among families with young children and households with older adults as well as the longitudinal consistency of product use.

Moran RE, Bennett DH, Tancredi D, Wu XM, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2012. Frequency and longitudinal trends of household care product use. Atmospheric Environment 55: 417-424.


New data collection platforms- this paper provides a summary of the data obtained by the use of the barcode scanner for a subset of the homes focusing on personal care and household care product use. It provides an evaluation of the method as well as the mass of various products used over the course of the week.

Bennett DH, Wu X, Teague CH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, et al. 2012. Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 22: 148-160.


Temporal variability of pesticide use among the population  - a paper is being prepared to evaluate the temporal variability of pesticide use among our population. It will be posted to the site in the near future.


Time Activity


Evaluation of Internet survey – this paper provides an evaluation of the use of collecting time activity data over the Internet as opposed to over the phone.

Wu X, Bennett DH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2011. Feasibility of using web surveys to collect time-activity data. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 22: 116-125.


Longitudinal variability – this paper provides a evaluation of longitudinal variability in time activity patterns within our population.

Wu X, Bennett DH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2011. Longitudinal variability of time-location/activity patterns of population at different ages: a longitudinal study in California. Environmental Health 10(1): 80.


GPS evaluation – this paper provides an evaluation of the GPS monitor used in the study.

Lee, K., Kim, J.Y., Putti, K., Bennett, D.H., Cassady, D., and Hertz-Piccioppo, I.  Use of a Portable Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices in Exposure Analysis for Time-location Measurement.  Journal of Environmental Health Sciences, 35: 447-453, 2009.

 

Food Intake

Contaminants ingested through food- this paper provides an estimate of intake of various contaminants based on the food frequency data collected in the study.

Vogt R, Bennett D, Cassady D, Frost J, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. 2012. Cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures for children and adults in California: a risk assessment. Environmental Health 11(1): 83.


Receipts as the data collection method  - receipts were collected in the passive sampling component of the project and the paper is in preparation presenting the data collected. It will be posted to the site once available.