Biomonitoring California Publications

For a full list of publications by Biomonitoring California laboratories' staff, visit these pages:


Berger et al. (2018)

Berger KP, Kogut KR, Bradman A, She J, Gavin Q, Zahedi R, Parra KL, Harley KG (2018). Personal care product use as a predictor of urinary concentrations of certain phthalates, parabens, and phenols in the HERMOSA study. J Expo Sci & Environ Epi.
Epub: Jan 9, 2018. DOI:10.1038/s41370-017-0003-z. Link to abstract

Hurley et al. (2018)

Hurley S, Goldberg D, Wang M, Park JS, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anto-Culver H, Nelson DO, Reynolds P (2018).  Time trends in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in California women: Declining serum levels, 2011-2015. Epub: Dec. 3, 2017. Environ Sci Technol 2018, 52(1): 277–287. Link to abstract

Parry et al. (2018)

Parry E, Zota AR, Park JS, Woodruff TJ (2018). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated PBDE metabolites (OH-PBDEs): A six-year temporal trend in Northern California pregnant women. Chemosphere 2018 Mar;195:777-783. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.12.065. Epub: Dec 11, 2017. Link to abstract

Shen et al. (2018)

Shen B, Whitehead TP, Gill R, Dhaliwal J, Brown FR, Petreas M, Patton S, Hammond SK (2018). Organophosphate flame retardants in dust collected from United States fire stations. Environ Int 112:41-48. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.009. Epub: Dec 13, 2017. Link to abstract:

Zota et al. (2018)

Zota AR, Mitro SD, Robinson JF, Hamilton EG, Parry E, Park JS, Zoeller RT, Woodruff TJ (2018). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated PBDE metabolites (OH-PBDEs) in maternal and fetal tissues, and associations with fetal cytochrome P450 gene expression.  Environ Int 112:269-278. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.030. Epub: Jan 6  Link to abstract


Hurley et al. (2017)

Hurley S, Goldberg D, Nelson D, Guo W, Wang Y, Baek H-G, Park J-S, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Reynolds P (2017). Temporal evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) serum levels in middle-aged and older California women, 2011-2015.  Environ Sci Technol 51(8):4697-4704. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b00565. Link to abstract

Kezios et al. (2017)

Kezios K, Gu Y, Liu X, Cirillo P, Tarrant D, Petreas M, Park JS, Cohn B, Factor-Litvak P (2017). Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyl metabolites (OH-PCBs), maternal smoking and size at birth. Reprod Toxicol 71:166-175. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2017.02.015. Epub: Mar 15. Link to abstract

Luderer et al. (2017)

Luderer U, Christensen F, Johnson WO, She J, Ip HSS, Zhou J, Alvaran J, Krieg EF Jr, Kesner JS (2017). Associations between urinary biomarkers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and reproductive function during menstrual cycles in women. Environ Int 100 Mar:110-120. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2016.12.021. Epub: 2017 January 5. Link to abstract


Krowech, Hoover et al. (2016)

Krowech G, Hoover S, Plummer L, Sandy M, Zeise L, Solomon G (2016). Identifying chemical groups for biomonitoring. Environ Health Perspect 124(12): A219-226. DOI:10.1289/EHP537. Epub: 2016 December 1. Free full text article

Morello-Frosch et al. (2016)

Morello-Frosch R, Cushing LJ, Jesdale BM, Schwartz JM, Guo W, Guo T, Wang M, Harwani S, Petropoulou S-SE, Duong W, Park J-S, Petreas M, Gajek R, Alvaran J, She J, Dobraca D, Das R, Woodruff TJ (2016). Environmental chemicals in an urban population of pregnant women and their newborns from San Francisco. Environ Sci Technol  DOI:10.1021/acs.est.6b03492. Epub: 2016 October 4. Link to abstract on Pubmed

Hurley et al. (2016)

Hurley S, Houtz E, Goldberg D, Wang M, Park J-S, Nelson DO, Reynolds P, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Horn-Ross P, Petreas M (2016). Preliminary associations between the detection of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in drinking water and serum concentrations in a sample of California women. Environ Sci Technol Lett 3(7):264–269. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00154. Epub: June 6. Link to abstract

Harley et al. (2016)

Harley KG, Kogut K, Madrigal DS, Cardenas M, Vera IA, Meza-Alfaro G, She J, Gavin Q, Zahedi R, Bradman A, Eskenazi B, Parra KL (2016). Reducing phthalate, paraben, and phenol exposure from personal care products in adolescent girls: Findings from the HERMOSA intervention study. Environ Health Perspect DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1510514. Epub: 2016 March 7. Free full text article

Waldman et al. (2016)

Waldman JM, Gavin Q, Anderson M, Hoover S, Alvaran J, Ip HSS, Fenster L, Wu NT, Krowech G, Plummer L, Israel L, Das R, She J (2016). Exposures to environmental phenols in Southern California firefighters and findings of elevated urinary benzophenone-3 levels. Environ Int 88:281–287. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.11.014.  Link to abstract on PubMed
Highlights of this study are available in a 4 minute audio slide show.


Dobraca et al. (2015)

Dobraca D, Israel L, McNeel S, Voss R, Wang M, Gajek R, Park J-S, Harwani S, Barley F, She J, Das R (2015).  Biomonitoring in California firefighters: Metals and perfluorinated chemicals. J Occup Environ Med 57(1):88–97.  Free full text article

Fan et al. (2015)

Fan R-F, Wang D-L, She J (2015). Method development for the simultaneous analysis of trans, trans-muconic acid, 1, 2-dihydroxybenzene, S-phenylmercapturic acid and S-benzylmercapturic acid in human urine by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry.  Analytical Methods 7:573 – 580.

Park et al. (2015)

Park J-S, Voss RW, McNeel S, Wu N, Guo T, Wang Y, Israel L, Das R, Petreas M (2015). High exposure of California firefighters to polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Environ. Sci. Technol 49(5):2948-58. doi: 10.1021/es5055918. Epub: 2015 Feb 18.  Link to abstract on PubMed

Sen et al. (2015)

Sen I, Zou W, Alvaran J, Nguyen L, Gajek R, She J (2015). Validation of a simple and robust method for arsenic speciation in human urine using HPLC-ICP-MS. J AOAC International 98(2):517-23. doi: 10.5740/jaoacint.14-103. Link to abstract on PubMed

Whitehead et al. (2015)

Whitehead TP, Crispo-Smith S, Park JS, Petreas MX, Rappaport SM, Metayer C (2015). Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in California women's serum and residential dust.  Environmental Research 136:57-66. Link to abstract on PubMed


Brown et al. (2014)

Brown FR, Whitehead TP, Park J-S, Metayer C, and Petreas MX (2014). Levels of non-polybrominated diphenyl ether brominated flame retardants in residential house dust samples and fire station dust samples in California. Environmental Research 135:9–14. Link to abstract on PubMed

Gavin et al. (2014)

Gavin QW, Ramage RT, Waldman JM, She J (2014). Development of HPLC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous determination of environmental phenols in human urine. Intern J Environ Anal Chem 94(2):168-182 doi: 10.1080/03067319.2013.814123 Epub: 09 Jul 2013. Link to abstract online

Guo et al. (2014)

Guo W, Nelson D, Hurley S, Reynolds P, Guo T, Wang M, Park J-S, Petreas M (2014). Pilot study to assess effects of collection tube types and processing delay on measurements of persistent organic pollutants and lipids in human serum. Chemosphere 116:75-82. Link to abstract on PubMed

Petropoulou et al. (2014)

Petropoulou SSE, Duong W, Petreas M, Park J-S (2014). Fast liquid chromatographic-mass spectrometric method using mix-mode phase chromatography and solid phase extraction for the determination of 12 mono-hydroxylated brominated diphenyl ethers in human serum. Journal of Chromatography A138-147.

Zota et al. (2014)

Zota AR, Linderholm L, Park J-S, Petreas M, Guo T, Privalsky ML, Zoeller RT, Woodruff TJ (2014). Correction to: A temporal comparison of PBDEs, OH-PBDEs, PCBs, and OH-PCBs in the serum of second trimester pregnant women recruited from San Francisco General Hospital, California. Environ Sci Technol 48:2512−2513.  Free full text article


Chen et al. (2013)

Chen A, Park J-S, Linderholm L, Rhee A, Petreas M, DeFranco E, Dietrich K, Ho S-M (2013). Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in paired maternal and cord sera.  Environ Sci Technol 47(9):3902-3907. Link to abstract on PubMed

Dickenson et al. (2013)

Dickenson CA, Woodruff TJ, Stotland NE, Dobraca D, Das R. Elevated mercury levels in pregnant woman linked to skin cream from Mexico. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013; Aug. 209(2):e4-5. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.05.030. Epub: 2013 May 16.  Free full text article

Guo et al. (2013)

Guo T, LaBelle B, Petreas M, Park J (2013).  Mass spectrometric characterization of halogenated flame retardants.  Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 27:1437-1449. Link to abstract on PubMed

Kezios et al. (2013)

Kezios KL, Liu X, Cirillio PM, Cohn BA, Kalantzi OI, Wang Y, Petreas MX, Park J-S, Factor-Litvak P (2013). Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), DDT metabolites and pregnancy outcomes. Reprod Toxicol 35:156-64. Link to abstract on PubMed

Zota et al. (2013)

Zota A, Linderholm L, Park JS, Petreas M, Guo T, Privalsky ML, Zoeller RT, Woodruff TJ (2013). A temporal comparison of PBDEs, PCBs, OH-PBDEs, and OH-PCBs in serum from second trimester pregnant women recruited from San Francisco General Hospital, California. Environ Sci Technol 47(20):11776–11784. Link to abstract and full article


Bergman et al. (2012)

Bergman A, Rydén A, Law RJ , de Boer J, Covaci A, Alaee M, Birnbaum L, Petreas M, Rose M, Sakai S, van den Eede N, van der Veen I (2012). A novel abbreviation standard for organobromine, organochlorine and organophosphorus flame retardants and some characteristics of the chemicals. Environ Int 49:57-82. Link to abstract on PubMed

Fan et al. (2012a)

Fan R, Ramage R, Wang D, Zhou J, She J (2012). Determination of ten monohydroxylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by liquid-liquid extraction and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Talanta 93:383 – 391.  Link to abstract on PubMed

Fan et al. (2012b)

Fan R, Wang D, Ramage R, and She J (2012). Fast and simultaneous determination of urinary 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine and PAHs by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Chem Res Tox 25: 491 – 499. Link to abstract on PubMed

Kezios et al. (2012)

Kezios K, Liu X, Cirillio P, Kalantzi O, Wang Y, Petreas M, Park J, Bradwin G, Cohn B, Factor-Litvak P (2012). Prenatal polychlorinated biphenyl exposure is associated with decreased gestational length but not birth weight in a prospective cohort study. Environ Health 11:1-13. Link to abstract on PubMed

Lu et al. (2012)

Lu D, Wang D, Sai H, Ip S, Barley F, Ramage R, She J (2012). Measurements of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls in a single drop of blood. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci 891- 892:36- 43. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2012.02.016. Link to abstract on PubMed

Petreas et al. (2012)

Petreas M, Park J-S, Wang Y, Guo W, Wang M, Tarrant D, Rhee A, Harwani S (2012). The California Biomonitoring Program: Persistent organic pollutants in archived and contemporary serum. Global NEST Journal 14:80-85.


Cohn et al. (2011)

Cohn B, Cirillo P, Sholtz, Ferrara, Park J-S, Schwingl P (2011). Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) exposure in mothers and time to pregnancy in daughters 30 years later. Reprod Toxicol 31:290–296. Link to abstract on PubMed

Sholtz et al. (2011)

Sholtz RI, McLaughlin KR, Cirillo PM, Petreas M, Park J-S, Wolff MS, Factor-Litvak P, Eskenazi B, Krigbaum N, Cohn BA (2011). Assaying organochlorines in archived serum for a large, long-term cohort: Implications of combining assay results from multiple laboratories over time.  Environ Int 37:709-714. Link to abstract on PubMed

Wang et al. (2011)

Wang M, Park J-S, Petreas M (2011). Temporal changes in the levels of perfluorinated compounds in California women serum over the past 50 Years.  Environ Sci Technol 45:7510-7516. Link to abstract on PubMed

Zota et al. (2011)

Zota AR, Park J-S, Wang Y, Petreas M, Zoeller RT, Woodruff TJ (2011). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hydroxylated PBDEs (OH-PBDEs), and measures of thyroid function in second trimester pregnant women in California. Environ Sci Technol 45:7896-905. Link to abstract on PubMed

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