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  1. Reporting results of human biomonitoring of environmental chemicals to study participants: a comparison of approaches followed in two Canadian studies. Haines DA, Arbuckle TE, Lye E, Legrand M, Fisher M, Langlois R, Fraser WD. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2011 Mar;65(3):191-198.
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  2. Cohort profile: the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals Research Platform. Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Fisher M, Davis K, Liang CL, Lupien N, Bastien S, et al. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013 Jul;27(4):415-25.
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  3. Phthalate and bisphenol A exposure among pregnant women in Canada – Results from the MIREC Study. Arbuckle TE, Davis K, Marro L, Fisher M, Legrand M, LeBlanc A, Gaudreau E, Foster WG, Choeurng V, Fraser WD, the MIREC Study Group. Environment International. 2014 Jul;68:55-65.
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  4. Exposure to free and conjugated forms of bisphenol A and triclosan among pregnant women in the MIREC Cohort. Arbuckle TE, Marro L, Davis K, Fisher M, Ayotte P, Bélanger P, Dumas P, LeBlanc A, Bérubé R, Gaudreau E, Provencher G, Faustman EM, Vigoren E, Ettinger AS, Dellarco M, MacPherson S, Fraser WD. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2015;123(4):277-84.
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  5. Determination of free and total bisphenol A in human milk samples from Canadian women using a sensitive and selective GC-MS method. Cao X-L, Popovic S, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Food Additives and Contaminants. 2015;32(1):120-5.
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  6. A birth cohort study to investigate the association between prenatal phthalate and bisphenol A exposures and fetal markers of metabolic dysfunction. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ettinger AS, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Morisset AS, Taback S, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Fraser WD. Environmental Health. 2014;13:84.
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  7. Maternal blood metal levels and fetal markers of metabolic function. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ettinger AS, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Taback S, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Fraser WD. Environmental Research. 2015;136:27-34.
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  8. Mandatory trans-fat labeling regulations and nationwide product reformulations to reduce trans fatty acid content in foods contributed to lowered concentrations of trans fat in Canadian women’s breast milk samples collected in 2009–2011. Ratnayake WN, Swist E, Zoka R, Gagnon C, Lillycrop W, Pantazapoulos P. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;100:1036–40.
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  9. Applicability of a high-throughput shotgun plasma protein screening approach in understanding maternal biological pathways relevant to infant birth weight outcome. Kumarathasan P, Vincent R, Das D, Mohottalage S, Blais E, Blank K, Karthikeyan S, Vuong NQ, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Journal of Proteomics. 2014 Apr 4;100:136-46.
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  10. Female exposure to phenols and phthalates and time to pregnancy: the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study. Vélez MP, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Fertility and Sterility. 2015;103(4):1011-1020.e2.
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  11. Correction and comparability of phthalate metabolite measurements of Canadian biomonitoring studies (2007-2012). Langlois É, Saravanabhavan G, Arbuckle TE, Giroux S. Environment International. 2014 Mar;64:129-33.
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  12. Persistent organic pollutant concentrations in human milk from Canada, comparison of current with previous results. Rawn DFK, Sadler AR, Casey VA, Breton F, Sun W-F, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Organohalogen Compounds. 2014;76:392-395.
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  13. Predictors of interleukin-33 and thymic stromal lymphopoietin levels in cord blood. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Levy AR, Platt RW, Marshall JS. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 2015;26(2):161-7.
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  14. Maternal exposure to perfluorinated chemicals and reduced fecundity: the MIREC Study. Vélez MP, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Human Reproduction. 2015;30(3):701-9.
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  15. Prenatal exposure to phthalates, bisphenol A and perfluoroalkyl substances and cord blood levels of IgE, TSLP and IL-33. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Levy AR, Platt RW, Marshall JS, Arbuckle TE. Environmental Research. 2015 Jul;140:360-8.
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  16. Metals exposure and risk of small-for-gestational age birth in a Canadian birth cohort: the MIREC Study. Thomas S, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M, Fraser WD, Ettinger AS, King W. Environmental Research. 2015 Jul;140:430-9.
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  17. Maternal exposure to metals and persistent pollutants and cord blood immune system biomarkers. Ashley-Martin J, Levy AR, Arbuckle TE, Platt RW, Marshall JS, Dodds L. Environmental Health. 2015 Jun 18;14:52.
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  18. Exposure to phthalates, bisphenol A and metals in pregnancy and the association with impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes mellitus: the MIREC Study. Shapiro GD, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Fraser WD, Fisher M, Taback S, Keely E, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Morisset A, Ettinger AS. Environment International.
    2015 Oct;83:63-71.
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  19. Tea consumption in pregnancy as a predictor of pesticide exposure and adverse birth outcomes: the MIREC Study. Colapinto CK, Arbuckle TE, Dubois L, Fraser WD. Environmental Research. 2015 Oct;142:77-83.
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  20. Is there a relationship between tea intake and maternal whole blood heavy metal concentrations? Colapinto CK, Arbuckle TE, Dubois L, Fraser WD. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (2016), 1–7. Advance online publication, 6 January 2016.
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  21. Maternal and neonatal levels of perfluoroalkyl substances in relation to gestational weight gain. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Morisset AS, Fisher M, Bouchard MF, Shapiro GD, Ettinger AS, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Taback S, Fraser WD. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016, 13, 146.
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  22. Exposure to organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides, perfluoroalkyl substances, and polychlorinated biphenyls in pregnancy and the association with impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes mellitus: the MIREC Study. Shapiro GD, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Ettinger AS, Fisher M, Taback S, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Morisset AS, Fraser WD. Environmental Research. 2016 Feb 4;147:71-81.
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  23. Infant birth weight and third trimester maternal plasma markers of vascular integrity: the MIREC Study. Kumarathasan PVincent R, Bielecki A, Blais E, Blank K, Das D, Karthikeyan S, Cakmak S, Fisher M, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Biomarkers. 2016 May;21(3):257-66.
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  24. Air pollution exposure during pregnancy and fetal markers of metabolic function: the MIREC Study. Lavigne E, Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Hystad P, Johnson M, Crouse DL, Ettinger AS, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Morisset AS, Taback S, Bouchard MF, Sun L, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Fraser WD. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016 May 1;183(9):842-51.
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  25. Perfluoroalkyl acids and time-to-pregnancy: the issue of “parity-conditioning bias”. Vélez MP, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Mumford SL. Environmental Research. 2016 May;147:572-3.
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  26. Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in maternal and cord blood from the maternal-infant research on environmental chemicals (MIREC) cohort study. Fisher M, Arbuckle TE, Liang CL, LeBlanc A, Gaudreau E, Foster WG, Haines D, Davis K, Fraser WD. Environmental Health. 2016 May 4;15(1):59.
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  27. Determinants of urinary concentrations of dialkyl phosphates among pregnant women in Canada — Results from the MIREC Study. Sokoloff K, Fraser WD, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M, Gaudreau E, LeBlanc A, Morisset AS, Bouchard MF. Environment International.  2016 May 27;94:133-140.
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  28. Prenatal triclosan exposure and cord blood immune system biomarkers. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Marshall JS. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2016 Jul;219(4-5):454-7.
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  29. Rankings of iron, vitamin D and calcium intakes in relation to maternal characteristics of pregnant Canadian women.  Morisset AS, Weiler HA, Dubois L, Ashley-Martin J, Shapiro GD, Dodds L, Massarelli I, Vigneault M, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, MIREC Study Group. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Jul;41(7):749-57.
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  30. Blood metal levels and third trimester maternal plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Au F, Bielecki A, Blais E, Fisher M, Cakmak S, Basak A, Gomes J, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Vincent R, Kumarathasan P. Chemosphere. 2016 Sep;159:506-15.
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  31. Female digit length ratio (2D:4D) and time-to-pregnancy. Vélez MP, Arbuckle TE, Monnier P, Fraser WD. Human Reproduction. 2016 Sep;31(9):2128-34.
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  32. Air pollution during pregnancy and cord blood immune system biomarkers. Ashley-Martin J, Lavigne E, Arbuckle TE, Johnson M, Hystad P, Crouse DL, Marshall JS, Dodds L. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016 Oct;58(10):979-986.
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  33. Maternal and fetal exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium and manganese: the MIREC Study. Arbuckle TE, Liang CL, Morisset AS, Fisher M, Weiler H, Mihai Cirtiu C, Legrand M, Davis K, Ettinger AS, Fraser WD, the MIREC Study Group. Chemosphere. 2016 Nov;163:270-82.
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  34. Arsenic levels among pregnant women and newborns in Canada: results from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Cohort. Ettinger AS, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M, Liang CL, Davis K, Mihai Cirtiu C, Bélanger P, LeBlanc A, Fraser WD, the MIREC Study Group. Environmental Research. 2016 Nov 20;153:8-16.
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  35. Identification of chemical mixtures to which Canadian pregnant women are exposed: The MIREC Study. Lee WC, Fisher M, Davis K, Arbuckle TE, Sinha SK. Environment International 2017 Feb;99:321-330.
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  36. Maternal concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and fetal markers of metabolic function and birth weight: the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Bouchard MF, Fisher M, Morisset AS, Monnier P, Shapiro GD, Ettinger AS, Dallaire R, Taback S, Fraser WD, Platt RW.  American Journal of Epidemiology 2017 Feb 1;185(3):185-193.
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  37. Univariate predictors of maternal concentrations of environmental chemicals: The MIREC Study. Lewin A, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M, Liang CL, Marro L, Davis K, Abdelouahab N, Fraser WD. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2017 2017 Mar;220(2 Pt A):77-85.
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  38. Total folate and unmetabolized folic acid in the breast milk of a cross-section of Canadian women.  MacFarlane AJ, Page R, Robichaud A, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 May;105(5):1101-1109.
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  39. Dioxins/furans and PCBs in Canadian human milk: 2008 – 2011.  Rawn DFK , Sadler AR, Casey VA, Breton F, Sun WF, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD. Science of the Total Environment  2017 Apr 3;595:269-278.
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  40. Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies and determinants of susceptibility to rubella in a cohort of pregnant women in Canada, 2008-2011. Gilbert NL, Rotondo J, Shapiro J, Sherrard L, Fraser WD, Ward BJ. Vaccine. 2017 May 25;35(23):3050-3055.
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  41. Associations of prenatal urinary bisphenol A concentrations with child behaviors and cognitive abilities. Braun JM, Muckle G, Arbuckle TE, Bouchard MF, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Séguin JR, Oulhote Y, Webster GM, Lanphear BP. Environmental Health Perspectives 2017 Jun 16;125(6):067008. 
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  42. Is maternal periconceptional smoking associated with 2D:4D digit ratio in their children? Velez MP, Arbuckle TE, Monnier P, Fraser WD. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2017 Oct;8(5):597-603.  
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  43. Similarities and differences between behavioral and electrophysiological visual acuity thresholds in healthy infants during the second half of the first year of life. Polevoy C, Muckle G, Séguin JR, Ouellet E, Saint-Amour D. Documenta Ophthalmologica 2017 Apr;134(2):99-110. 
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  44. Associations between maternal triclosan concentrations in early pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance, gestational weight gain and fetal markers of metabolic function. Shapiro GD, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Fraser WD, Fisher M, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Morisset AS, Ettinger AS, Dodds L. Environmental Research 2018 Feb;161:554-561.
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  45. Exposure to tobacco smoke and validation of smoking status during pregnancy in the MIREC Study. Arbuckle TE, Liang CL, Fisher M, Caron NJ, Fraser WD, the MIREC Study Group. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 2018 Jan 3.
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  46. Prenatal Urinary Triclosan Concentrations and Child Neurobehavior. Etzel T, Muckle G, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Séguin JR, Lanphear BP, Braun JM. Environment International 2018 May 114:152-159. 
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  47. Maternal and cord blood manganese (Mn) levels and birth weight: The MIREC birth cohort study. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ettinger AS, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Monnier P, Morisset AS, Fraser WD, Bouchard MF. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2018 Jul;221(6):876-882. 
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  48. Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and predisposition to frustration at 7 months: Results from the MIREC Study. Oulhote Y, Tremblay E, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Lemelin JP, Séguin JR, Ouellet E, Forget-Dubois N, Ayotte P, Boivin M, Dionne G, Lanphear BP, Muckle G. Environment International. 2018 Oct 119:79-88.
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  49. Impact of exposure to phenols during early pregnancy on birth weight in two Canadian cohort studies subject to measurement errors. Lester F, Arbuckle TE, Peng Y, McIsaac MA. Environment International. 2018 Nov 120:231-237.
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  50. An investigation of presence of 2- and 3-monochloropropanediol fatty acid esters in Canadian human milk samples. Becalski A, Zhao T, Granvogl M, Arbuckle TE. Food Additives and Contaminants 2018 Part A, 35:10, 1881-1889.
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  51. Neurodevelopment in 3-4 year old children exposed to maternal hyperglycemia or adiposity in utero. Krzeczkowski JE, Boylan K, Arbuckle TE, Dodds L, Muckle G, Fraser WD, Favotto LA, Van Lieshout  RJ, on behalf of The MIREC Study Group. Early Human Development. 2018 Oct 125:8-16.
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  52. Estimation in Generalized Linear Models Under Censored Covariates With an Application to MIREC Data. Lee WC, Sinha SK, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M. Statistics in Medicine. 2018 Aug 30. 
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  53. Prenatal exposure to phthalates and phenols and infant endocrine-sensitive outcomes: the MIREC Study. Arbuckle TE, Agarwal A, MacPherson SH, Fraser WD, Sathyanarayana S, Ramsay T, Dodds L, Muckle G, Fisher M, Foster WG, Walker M, Monnier P. Environment International.2018 Nov 120:572-583.
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  54. Low levels of detectable pertussis antibody among a large cohort of pregnant women in Canada. Brooks JI, Bell CA, Rotondo J, Gilbert NL, Tunis M, Ward BJ, Desai S. Vaccine. 2018 Oct 1;36(41):6138-6143.
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  55. Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada. Till C, Green R, Grundy JG, Hornung R, Neufeld R, Martinez-Mier EA, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lanphear BP. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2018 Oct 10;126(10).
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  56. Association between maternal urinary speciated arsenic concentrations and gestational diabetes in a cohort of Canadian women. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Bouchard MF, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Monnier P, Morisset AS, Ettinger AS. Environment International. 2018 Dec 121(Pt 1):714-720. 
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  57. Time-to-pregnancy and offspring finger-length ratio (2D:4D). Shere M, Arbuckle TE, Monnier P, Fraser WD, Velez MP. American Journal of Human Biology. 2018 Oct 17:e23176.
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  58. Characterization of Maternal Plasma biomarkers associated with delivery of Small and Large for Gestational Age Infants in the MIREC Study Cohort. Kumarathasan P, Williams G, Bielecki A, Blais E, Hemmings DG, Smith G, von Dadelszen P, Fisher M, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Vincent R.PLOS ONE 2018 Nov 1;13(11):e0204863.
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  59. Associations of Cord Blood Leptin and Adiponectin with Children’s Cognitive Abilities. Li N, Arbuckle TE, Muckle G, Lanphear BP, Boivin M, Chen A, Dodds L, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Séguin JR, Velez MP, Yolton K, Braun JM.  Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 Oct 25;99:257-264.
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  60. Prenatal, Concurrent, and Sex-Specific Associations between Blood Lead Concentrations and IQ in Preschool Canadian Children. Desrochers-Couture M, Oulhote Y, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Séguin JR, Ouellet E, Forget-Dubois N, Ayotte P, Boivin M, Lanphear BP, Muckle G. Environment International. 2018 Nov 1. pii: S0160-4120(18)31251-0.
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