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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937307/weight-of-evidence-analysis-for-assessing-the-genotoxic-potential-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Peter Møller, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen
Carbon nanotube (CNT) is a nanomaterial that has received interest because of its high-tensile strength and low weight. Although CNTs differ substantially in physico-chemical properties, they share high aspect ratio which resembles that of asbestos and other fibers causing lung cancer and mesothelioma. One type of multi-walled CNTs (i.e. MWCNT-7) has been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans by IARC (Group 2B) based on experimental animal data, whereas other types of MWCNTs and single-walled CNTs (SWCNT) could not be classified due to lack of data from epidemiologic studies and insufficient mechanistic evidence...
September 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929839/capturing-ecology-in-modeling-approaches-applied-to-environmental-risk-assessment-of-endocrine-active-chemicals-in-fish
#2
Kate S Mintram, A Ross Brown, Samuel K Maynard, Pernille Thorbek, Charles R Tyler
Endocrine active chemicals (EACs) are widespread in freshwater environments and both laboratory and field based studies have shown reproductive effects in fish at environmentally relevant exposures. Environmental risk assessment (ERA) seeks to protect wildlife populations and prospective assessments rely on extrapolation from individual-level effects established for laboratory fish species to populations of wild fish using arbitrary safety factors. Population susceptibility to chemical effects, however, depends on exposure risk, physiological susceptibility, and population resilience, each of which can differ widely between fish species...
September 20, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816105/thiazolidinedione-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-past-present-and-future
#3
Melissa A Davidson, Donald R Mattison, Laurent Azoulay, Daniel Krewski
Thiazolidinedione (TZD) drugs used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have proven effective in improving insulin sensitivity, hyperglycemia, and lipid metabolism. Though well tolerated by some patients, their mechanism of action as ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) results in the activation of several pathways in addition to those responsible for glycemic control and lipid homeostasis. These pathways, which include those related to inflammation, bone formation, and cell proliferation, may lead to adverse health outcomes...
August 17, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741979/systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-triclosan-and-health-outcomes-in-humans
#4
Michael Goodman, Daniel Q Naiman, Judy S LaKind
The ability of epidemiologic evidence to inform regulatory decisions is largely dependent on the coherence and quality of the published literature. This systematic review examines the quality and consistency of studies assessing health outcomes associated with exposure to triclosan (TCS), an antimicrobial chemical with a short physiologic half-life. We used elements of the Biomonitoring, Environmental Epidemiology, and Short-Lived Chemicals instrument to evaluate aspects of study quality. Each methodological domain - overall design, exposure assessment, and data analysis - was categorized according to three tiers where Tier 1 indicated the highest quality...
July 25, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885868/evaluating-the-moa-human-relevance-framework-for-f-344-rat-liver-epithelioid-granulomas-with-mineral-oil-hydrocarbons
#5
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David Adenuga, Katy Goyak, R Jeffrey Lewis
Toxicology feeding studies of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs), within the carbon number range C22-C28, results in species-specific epithelioid granulomas in the liver of F-344 rats but not in other rat strains, or species. While MOH has been detected, and some pathological effects have been shown to occur in other organs/tissues of F-344 rats and other rat strains/species, it is generally accepted that the effect of toxicological concern is species-specific inflammatory liver granuloma. As oil retention and other MOH-related nontoxic pathological changes in the liver are observed in humans, some have hypothesized that the potential for oil accumulation over a lifetime, through dietary sources, may predispose humans to similar liver effects as observed in F-344 rats...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681680/evolution-of-chemical-specific-adjustment-factors-csaf-based-on-recent-international-experience-increasing-utility-and-facilitating-regulatory-acceptance
#6
REVIEW
Virunya S Bhat, M E Bette Meek, Mathieu Valcke, Caroline English, Alan Boobis, Richard Brown
The application of chemical-specific toxicokinetic or toxicodynamic data to address interspecies differences and human variability in the quantification of hazard has potential to reduce uncertainty and better characterize variability compared with the use of traditional default or categorically-based uncertainty factors. The present review summarizes the state-of-the-science since the introduction of the World Health Organization/International Programme on Chemical Safety (WHO/IPCS) guidance on chemical-specific adjustment factors (CSAF) in 2005 and the availability of recent applicable guidance including the WHO/IPCS guidance on physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling in 2010 as well as the U...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661217/a-comprehensive-framework-for-evaluating-the-environmental-health-and-safety-implications-of-engineered-nanomaterials
#7
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William K Boyes, Brittany Lila M Thornton, Souhail R Al-Abed, Christian P Andersen, Dermont C Bouchard, Robert M Burgess, Elaine A Cohen Hubal, Kay T Ho, Michael F Hughes, Kirk Kitchin, Jay R Reichman, Kim R Rogers, Jeffrey A Ross, Paul T Rygiewicz, Kirk G Scheckel, Sheau-Fung Thai, Richard G Zepp, Robert M Zucker
Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) are a growing aspect of the global economy, and their safe and sustainable development, use, and eventual disposal requires the capability to forecast and avoid potential problems. This review provides a framework to evaluate the health and safety implications of ENM releases into the environment, including purposeful releases such as for antimicrobial sprays or nano-enabled pesticides, and inadvertent releases as a consequence of other intended applications. Considerations encompass product life cycles, environmental media, exposed populations, and possible adverse outcomes...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675057/multiple-receptors-shape-the-estrogen-response-pathway-and-are-critical-considerations-for-the-future-of-in-vitro-based-risk-assessment-efforts
#8
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Michelle M Miller, Patrick D McMullen, Melvin E Andersen, Rebecca A Clewell
Current in life toxicity testing paradigms are being challenged as the future of risk assessment moves towards more comprehensive mode of action/adverse outcome pathway based approaches. In particular, endocrine disruption screening is now a global activity and key initiatives in the United States focus on the use of high throughput in vitro assays to prioritize compounds for further testing of estrogen, androgen or thyroid disruption. Of these pathways, much of the emphasis to date has been on high-throughput methods for estrogenic activity primarily using ligand binding and trans-activation assays...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657395/do-causal-concentration-response-functions-exist-a-critical-review-of-associational-and-causal-relations-between-fine-particulate-matter-and-mortality
#9
REVIEW
Louis Anthony Tony Cox
Concentration-response (C-R) functions relating concentrations of pollutants in ambient air to mortality risks or other adverse health effects provide the basis for many public health risk assessments, benefits estimates for clean air regulations, and recommendations for revisions to existing air quality standards. The assumption that C-R functions relating levels of exposure and levels of response estimated from historical data usefully predict how future changes in concentrations would change risks has seldom been carefully tested...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632039/thiocyanate-a-review-and-evaluation-of-the-kinetics-and-the-modes-of-action-for-thyroid-hormone-perturbations
#10
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Marie-Emilie Willemin, Annie Lumen
Exposure of the population to thiocyanate is predominantly through the diet and cigarette smoke. Thiocyanate is a potential thyroid disruptor due to its capacity to inhibit the uptake of iodide by the thyroid. Thiocyanate also interacts with the enzymatic reactions associated with iodide organification and thyroid hormone synthesis. Quantification of the dose-response relationships of thiocyanate and alteration in thyroid hormone levels is important for evaluating the risk of exposure to thiocyanate in humans...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462599/does-occupational-exposure-to-formaldehyde-cause-hematotoxicity-and-leukemia-specific-chromosome-changes-in-cultured-myeloid-progenitor-cells
#11
REVIEW
Kenneth A Mundt, Alexa E Gallagher, Linda D Dell, Ethan A Natelson, Paolo Boffetta, P Robinan Gentry
Several cross-sectional studies of a single population of workers exposed to formaldehyde at one of two factories using or producing formaldehyde-melamine resins in China have concluded that formaldehyde exposure induces damage to hematopoietic cells that originate in the bone marrow. Moreover, the investigators interpret observed differences between groups as evidence that formaldehyde induces myeloid leukemias, although the mechanisms for inducing these diseases are not obvious and recently published scientific findings do not support causation...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322593/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-added-value-of-1-year-dog-studies-in-pesticide-human-health-risk-assessments
#12
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Brenda Linke, Sara Mohr, Deborah Ramsingh, Yadvinder Bhuller
The 1-year dog toxicity study is no longer required by certain pesticide regulatory jurisdictions, including the United States and the European Union. Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) examined its current requirement for this study to determine if it could be refined or eliminated. A retrospective analysis was conducted to examine the impact of the 1-year dog study on human health risk assessment. The Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI), a measure of the amount of a pesticide in food that can be ingested on a daily basis over a lifetime without an appreciable health risk, was the metric for this analysis...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722535/persistence-of-mercury-induced-motor-and-sensory-neurotoxicity-systematic-review-of-workers-previously-exposed-to-mercury-vapor
#13
Cheryl A Fields, Jonathan Borak, Elan D Louis
Elemental mercury (Hg(0)) is a well-recognized neurotoxicant, but it is uncertain whether and for how long its neurotoxicity persists. Among studies that evaluated previously-exposed workers, only one examined workers during and also years after exposure had ceased. The objective of this review is to create a series of 'synthetic' longitudinal studies to address the question of persistence of Hg(0) neurotoxicity in occupationally exposed workers. We systematically reviewed studies describing objective motor and sensory effects in previously-exposed mercury workers...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718354/mercury-induced-motor-and-sensory-neurotoxicity-systematic-review-of-workers-currently-exposed-to-mercury-vapor
#14
Cheryl A Fields, Jonathan Borak, Elan D Louis
The neurotoxicity of elemental mercury (Hg(0)) is well-recognized, but it is uncertain whether and for how long neurotoxicity persists; among studies that evaluated previously exposed workers, only one examined workers during and also years after exposure ceased. The aim of this review is to document the type, frequency, and dose-relatedness of objective neurological effects in currently exposed mercury workers and thereby provide first approximations of the effects one would have expected in previously exposed workers evaluated during exposure...
July 18, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691548/characterizing-chronic-and-acute-health-risks-of-residues-of-veterinary-drugs-in-food-latest-methodological-developments-by-the-joint-fao-who-expert-committee-on-food-additives
#15
Alan Boobis, Carl Cerniglia, Alan Chicoine, Vittorio Fattori, Markus Lipp, Rainer Reuss, Philippe Verger, Angelika Tritscher
The risk assessment of residues of veterinary drugs in food is a field that continues to evolve. The toxicological end-points to be considered are becoming more nuanced and in light of growing concern about the development of antimicrobial resistance, detailed analysis of the antimicrobial activity of the residues of veterinary drugs in food is increasingly incorporated in the assessment. In recent years, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has refined its approaches to provide a more comprehensive and fit-for-purpose risk assessment...
July 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617201/a-comprehensive-review-of-regulatory-test-methods-for-endocrine-adverse-health-effects
#16
REVIEW
M K Manibusan, L W Touart
Development of new endocrine disruption-relevant test methods has been the subject of intensive research efforts for the past several decades, prompted in part by mandates in the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). While scientific understanding and test methods have advanced, questions remain on whether current scientific methods are capable of adequately addressing the complexities of the endocrine system for regulatory health and ecological risk assessments. The specific objective of this article is to perform a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of the adequacy of current test methods to inform regulatory risk assessments of whether a substance has the potential to perturb endocrine-related pathways resulting in human adverse effects...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617200/exposure-to-pfoa-and-pfos-and-fetal-growth-a-critical-merging-of-toxicological-and-epidemiological-data
#17
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Eva Negri, Francesca Metruccio, Valentina Guercio, Luca Tosti, Emilio Benfenati, Rossella Bonzi, Carlo La Vecchia, Angelo Moretto
Toxicological and epidemiological evidence on the association between perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and birth/fetal weight was assessed. An extensive search for toxicological information in rats and mice, and a systematic search for epidemiological evidence were conducted. The linear regression coefficient (LRC) of birth weight (BrthW) on PFOA/PFOS was considered, and separate random effects meta-analyses for untransformed (i.e. not mathematically transformed) and log-transformed values were performed...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425344/20-years-of-fish-immunotoxicology-what-we-know-and-where-we-are
#18
REVIEW
Kristina Rehberger, Inge Werner, Bettina Hitzfeld, Helmut Segner, Lisa Baumann
Despite frequent field observations of impaired immune response and increased disease incidence in contaminant-exposed wildlife populations, immunotoxic effects are rarely considered in ecotoxicological risk assessment. The aim of this study was to review the literature on immunotoxic effects of chemicals in fish to quantitatively evaluate (i) which experimental approaches were used to assess immunotoxic effects, (ii) whether immune markers exist to screen for potential immunotoxic activities of chemicals, and (iii) how predictive those parameters are for adverse alterations of fish immunocompetence and disease resistance...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524743/nanoparticle-exposures-from-nano-enabled-toner-based-printing-equipment-and-human-health-state-of-science-and-future-research-needs
#19
Sandra Vanessa Pirela, John Martin, Dhimiter Bello, Philip Demokritou
Toner formulations used by laser printers (LP) and photocopiers (PC), collectively called "toner-based printing equipment" (TPE), are nano-enabled products (NEP) because they contain several engineered nanomaterials (ENM) that improve toner performance. It has been shown that during consumer use (printing), these ENM are released in the air, together with other semi-volatile organic nanoparticles, and newly formed gaseous co-pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC). The aim of this review is to detail and analyze physico-chemical and morphological (PCM), as well as the toxicological properties of particulate matter (PM) emissions from TPE...
May 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513256/do-current-oels-for-silica-protect-from-obstructive-lung-impairment-a-critical-review-of-epidemiological-data
#20
Perrine Hoet, Laure Desvallées, Dominique Lison
Inhalation of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can lead to serious health effects such as silicosis and lung cancer. There also seems to be a general consensus to consider that RCS exposure is associated with obstructive lung impairment or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability worldwide. It is, however, not clear whether occupational exposure levels (OELs), generally set to prevent silicosis, also protect workers from developing an obstructive impairment...
May 17, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
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