Access Heartland Study papers and presentations here, as well as selected publications from our science team members. See the Heartland Study Blog for news and commentary, and our extensive project bibliography for a more complete list of papers by our science team members.
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Heartland Study Papers
- Benbrook, Charles; “How did the US EPA and IARC reach diametrically opposed conclusions on the genotoxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides?;” Environmental Sciences Europe, 2019, 31(1); DOI: 10.1186/s12302-018-0184-7.
- Parvez, S., Gerona, R. R., Proctor, C., Friesen, M., Ashby, J. L., Reiter, J. L., Lui, Z., & Winchester, P. D.; “Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length: a prospective Indiana birth cohort study;” Environmental Health, 2018, 17(1), 23; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0367-0.
- Dr. Paul Winchester, “Glyphosate in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy: Herbicides in the Womb,” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting 2019, 4/24-5/1/2019, Baltimore, MD.
- Dr. Charles Benbrook, “Keynote Address: Coping with Chemical Trespass on a Grand Scale: Emerging Public Health Challenges,” Pesticides and Public Health in Iowa: 2018 Networking Meeting, May 14, 2018, Iowa City, IA
- “Managing Weeds for Healthy Kids: Emerging Challenges for Physicians, Families, and Farmers,” organized by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education, the Drake Agricultural Law Center, and the Pesticide Action Network North America, at the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium, May 15, 2018, Ames, IA (Click here for video version)
- Conference Session with Science Team Members, 2017 Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) Research Conference: April 6-7, 2017, Washington, D.C., “Will Rising Herbicide use in the Midwest Raise Reproductive Risks?” – Full session full size, 2 slides per page, or by presenter:
- Dr. James Roberts, “Introduction to Herbicides and Birth Outcomes in the Midwest,” full size or 4 slides per page
- Charles Benbrook, PhD, “Introduction to Herbicides and Birth Outcomes in the Midwest,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Melissa Perry, PhD, “Insights from Past Research,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Dr. Paul Winchester, “Emerging Science and Birth Center Challenges,” full size or 2 slides per page
- Melissa Perry, PhD, “What Is Known About the Human Health Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides?,” Presentation at 2017 CEHN Research Conference, full size or 2 slides per page
Select Publications by Our Scientists
Heartland Study Principal Investigators
Heartland Study Science Advisory Board
- Fiorella Belpoggi
- Charles Benbrook
- John Brock
- Michael Hansen
- Richard Jackson
- Philip Landrigan
- Bruce Lanphear
- Routt Reigart
Heartland Study Research Collaborators
Click each name to open selected papers in our bibliography.
- Michael Antoniou and Robin Mesnage, King’s College, London
- Fiorella Belpoggi and Daniele Mandrioli
- Antonia Calafat, Centers For Disease Control, Georgia
- Asa Bradman, UC Berkley Cooperative Extension, California
- John Fagan, Heath Research Institute, Iowa
- Jill Reiter, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana
NOTE: Click on the science team member’s name to pull up additional citations from the project bibliography
Landrigan, P. J., and Belpoggi, F.; “The need for independent research on the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides;” Environmental Health, 17(1), 51, 2018; doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0392-z.
Manservisi, Fabiana, Lesseur, Corina, Panzacchi, Simona, Mandrioli, Daniele, Falcioni, Laura, Bua, Luciano, Manservigi, Marco, Spinaci, Marcella, Galeati, Giovanna, Mantovani, Alberto, Lorenzetti, Stefano, Miglio, Rossella, Andrade, Anderson Martino, Kristensen, David Møbjerg, Perry, Melissa J., Swan, Shanna H., Chen, Jia, & Belpoggi, Fiorella; “The Ramazzini Institute 13-week pilot study glyphosate-based herbicides administered at human-equivalent dose to Sprague Dawley rats: effects on development and endocrine system;” Environmental Health, 2019, 18(1); DOI:10.1186/s12940-019-0453-y.
Mao, Q., Manservisi, F., Panzacchi, S., Mandrioli, D., Menghetti, I., Vornoli, A., Bua, L., Falcioni, L., Lesseur, C., Chen, J., Belpoggi, F., & Hu, J.; “The Ramazzini Institute 13-week pilot study on glyphosate and Roundup administered at human-equivalent dose to Sprague Dawley rats: effects on the microbiome;” Environmental Health, 17(1), 50, 2018; doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0394-x.
Panzacchi, S., Mandrioli, D., Manservisi, F., Bua, L., Falcioni, L., Spinaci, M., Galeati, G., Dinelli, G., Miglio, R., Mantovani, A., Lorenzetti, S., Hu, J., Chen, J., Perry, M. J., Landrigan, P. J., & Belpoggi, F.; “The Ramazzini Institute 13-week study on glyphosate-based herbicides at human-equivalent dose in Sprague Dawley rats: study design and first in-life endpoints evaluation;” Environmental Health, 17(1), 52, 2018; doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0393-y.
Benbrook, C. 2016. Enhancements Needed in GE Crop and Food Regulation in the U.S, Frontiers in Public Health, Environmental Section, Vol 4, Article 59.
Charles M. Benbrook, “Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally,” Environmental Sciences Europe, 2016, 28:3.
Peterson Myers, J, Michael N. Antoniou, Bruce Blumberg, Lynn Carroll, Theo Colborn, Lorne G. Everett, Michael Hansen, Philip J. Landrigan, Bruce P. Lanphear, Robin Mesnage, Laura N. Vandenberg, Frederick S. vom Saal, Wade V. Welshons and Charles M. Benbrook. Concerns over use of glyphosate-based herbicides and risks associated with exposures: a consensus statement. Environmental Health, 2016, 15:19, DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0117-0.
Laura N Vandenberg, Bruce Blumberg, Michael N Antoniou, Charles M Benbrook, Lynn Carroll, Theo Colborn, Lorne G Everett, Michael Hansen, Philip J Landrigan, Bruce P Lanphear, Robin Mesnage, Frederick S vom Saal, Wade V Welshons, John Peterson Myers, “Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides?”, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2017, 0
Duty, S. M., Singh, N. P., Silva, M. J., Barr, D. B., Brock, J. W., Ryan, L., Herrick, R. F., Christiani, D. C., & Hauser, R.; “The relationship between environmental exposures to phthalates and DNA damage in human sperm using the neutral comet assay;” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2003, 111(9), 1164-1169; DOI: 10.1289/ehp.5756.
Silva, M. J., Malek, N. A., Hodge, C. C., Reidy, J. A., Kato, K., Barr, D. B., Needham, L. L., & Brock, J. W.; “Improved quantitative detection of 11 urinary phthalate metabolites in humans using liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometry;” Journal of Chromatography Part B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 2003, 789(2), 393-404.
Wenzel, A. G., Brock, J. W., Cruze, L., Newman, R. B., Unal, E. R., Wolf, B. J., Somerville, S. E., & Kucklick, J. R.; “Prevalence and predictors of phthalate exposure in pregnant women in Charleston, SC;” Chemosphere, 2018, 193, 394-402; DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.019.
Hansen, M, “National Academies of Sciences report on GE Crops Notes Broad Reasons for GMO Labeling,” Consumers Union, 2016.
Hansen, M, “Testimony on HB 1674, a Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food ,” Before the New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Committee, January 26, 2016.
Jackson RJ, Malloy TF, “Environmental public health law: three pillars,” The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2011; 39 Suppl 1: 34-6.
Jackson RJ, Minjares R, Naumoff KS, Patel BS, Martin LK, “Agriculture Policy is Health Policy,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2009; 4(3): 393-408.
Laborde A, Tomasina F, Bianchi F, Bruné MN, Buka I, Comba P, Corra L, Cori L, Duffert CM, Harari R, Iavarone I, McDiarmid MA, Gray KA, Sly PD, Soares A, Suk WA, Landrigan PJ, “Children’s Health in Latin America: The Influence of Environmental Exposures,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2015 Mar; 123(3).
Landrigan, Philip J, & Goldman, Lynn R; “Children’s vulnerability to toxic chemicals: a challenge and opportunity to strengthen health and environmental policy;” Health Affairs, 2011, 30(5), 842-850; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0151.
Landrigan, Philip, Charles Benbrook. “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2015, 373:8.
Panzacchi, S., Mandrioli, D., Manservisi, F., Bua, L., Falcioni, L., Spinaci, M., Galeati, G., Dinelli, G., Miglio, R., Mantovani, A., Lorenzetti, S., Hu, J., Chen, J., Perry, M. J., Landrigan, P. J., & Belpoggi, F. “The Ramazzini Institute 13-week study on glyphosate-based herbicides at human-equivalent dose in Sprague Dawley rats: study design and first in-life endpoints evaluation,” Environmental Health, 17(1), 52, 2018. doi:10.1186/s12940-018-0393-y.
Donauer, Stephanie, Mekibib Altaye, Yingying Xu, Heidi Sucharew, Paul Succop, Antonia M. Calafat, Jane C. Khoury, Bruce Lanphear, Kimberly Yolton, “An Observational Study to Evaluate Associations Between Low-Level Gestational Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides and Cognition During Early Childhood,” American Journal of Epidemiology, 2016, 184:5.
Lanphear, Bruce, “The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain,” Annual Review of Public Health, 2015, 36:1.
Wagner-Schuman M, Richardson JR, Auinger P, Braun JM, Lanphear BP, Epstein JN, Yolton K, Froehlich TE., “Association of pyrethroid pesticide exposure with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a nationally representative sample of U.S. children,”Environmental Health, 2015, 14:44.
Andria M. Cimino, Abee L. Boyles, Kristina A. Thayer, and Melissa J. Perry, “Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticide Exposure on Human Health: A Systematic Review,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017, 125:2
Melissa J. Perry, Anne Marbella, Peter M. Layde, “Nonpersistent Pesticide Exposure Self-report versus Biomonitoring in Farm Pesticide Applicators,” Annals of Epidemiology, 2006, 16:9.
Melissa J. Perry, Scott A. Venners, Xing Chen, Xue Liu, Genfu Tang, Houxun Xing, Dana Boyd Barr, Xiping Xu, “Organophosphorous pesticide exposures and sperm quality,” Reproductive Toxicology, 2011, 31:1.
Heather A Young, John D Meeker, Sheena E Martenies, Zaida I Figueroa, Dana Boyd Barr and Melissa J Perry, “Environmental exposure to pyrethroids and sperm sex chromosome disomy: a cross-sectional study,” Environmental Health, 2013, 12:111, DOIL 10.1186/1476-069X-12-111.
Reigart, Routt, Roberts, James, “Pesticides in Children,” Pediatric Clinics of North America, 2001, 48:5.
Reigart, Routt, Roberts, James, “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning,” US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, 2013, Sixth Edition.
Markel TA, Proctor C, Ying J, Winchester PD, “Environmental pesticides increase the risk of developing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis,” Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2015, 50:8.
McBirney, M., King, S. E., Pappalardo, M., Houser, E., Unkefer, M., Nilsson, E., Sadler-Riggleman, I., Beck, D., Winchester, P., & Skinner, M. K., “Atrazine Induced Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease, Lean Phenotype and Sperm Epimutation Pathology Biomarkers,” Plos One, 2017, 12(9), e0184306; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184306. Also see this presentation of their findings.
Winchester, Paul D, Jordan Huskins, Jun Ying, “Agrichemicals in surface water and birth defects in the United States,” Acta Paediatrica, 2009, 98:4.
Winchester, Paul, Cathy Proctor, and Jun Ying, “County‐level pesticide use and risk of shortened gestation and preterm birth,”Acta Paediatrica, 2016, 105:3.