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The Journal of the
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David V. Bates
University of British Columbia
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology
James Maher Building
5804 Fairview Avenue
Vancouver V6T 1Z3
Glen R. Cass
California Institute of Technology
Environmental Engineering Science
Keck Laboratories 138-78
1200 East California Boulevard
Mailstop Code 138-78
Pasadena, CA 91125
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Building 1, Room 1414
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
M. Eric Gershwin
University of California, Davis
Department of Rheumatology
Davis, CA 95616
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