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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535466/do-polychlorinated-biphenyls-cause-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiological-studies-on-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Claudia Zani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Loredana Covolo, Francesco Donato
In 2015 a IARC Working Group upgraded the classification of PCBs to Group 1 "Carcinogenic to humans", also on the basis of evidence from epidemiological studies showing an excess risk for melanoma. Increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and breast cancer were also reported though the evidence was limited. However, some recent reviews of studies on PCB exposure and risk of cancer provided discrepant findings. Therefore, we re-evaluated the association between exposure to PCBs and risk of melanoma and NHL by a systematic review and meta-analysis...
May 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535463/atmospheric-concentrations-distributions-and-air-soil-exchange-tendencies-of-pahs-and-pcbs-in-a-heavily-industrialized-area-in-kocaeli-turkey
#2
Banu Cetin, Sema Yurdakul, Melek Keles, Isil Celik, Fatma Ozturk, Cevdet Dogan
Dilovasi is one of the heavily industrialized areas in Turkey with serious environmental problems. In this study, the atmospheric concentration of PAHs and PCBs were measured for a whole year at 23 sites. The average ambient air Σ15PAH and Σ41PCB concentrations were found as 285 ± 431 ng m(-3) and 4152 ± 6072 pg m(-3), respectively. PAH concentrations increased with decreasing temperature especially in urban areas, indicating the impact of residential heating. However, PCB concentrations mostly increased with temperature probably due to enhanced volatilization from their sources...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528419/a-risk-based-characterization-of-sediment-contamination-by-legacy-and-emergent-contaminants-of-concern-in-coastal-british-columbia-canada
#3
Carmen Morales-Caselles, Jean-Pierre W Desforges, Neil Dangerfield, Peter S Ross
Sediments have long been used to help describe pollution sources, contaminated sites, trends over time, and habitat quality for marine life. We collected surficial sediments from 12 sites at an average seawater depth of 25 m in three near-urban areas of the Salish Sea (British Columbia, Canada) to investigate habitat quality for marine life, including heavily contaminated killer whales. Samples were analyzed using high-resolution instrumentation for a wide variety of congeners of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), polybrominated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans, organochlorine pesticides, and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528416/time-trends-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-benthic-and-pelagic-indicator-fishes-from-puget-sound-washington-usa
#4
James E West, Sandra M O'Neill, Gina M Ylitalo
We modeled temporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites (DDTs) in two indicator fish species representing benthic and pelagic habitats in Puget Sound, Washington, USA. English sole (Parophrys vetulus, benthic) index sites and larger-scale Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii, pelagic) foraging areas represented a wide range of possible contamination conditions, with sampling locations situated adjacent to watersheds exhibiting high, medium and low development...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528407/effects-of-feeding-strategy-sediment-characteristics-and-chemical-properties-on-polychlorinated-biphenyl-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-bioaccumulation-from-marine-sediments-in-two-invertebrates
#5
H Frouin, P Jackman, N D Dangerfield, P S Ross
Shellfish and sediment invertebrates have been widely used to assess pollution trends over space and time in coastal environments around the world. However, few studies have compared the bioaccumulation potential of different test species over a range of sediment-contaminant concentrations and profiles. The bioavailability of sediment-related contaminants was evaluated using sediments collected from sites (n = 12) throughout the Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada. Two benthic marine invertebrates-the Baltic clam Macoma balthica and the polychaete worm Neanthes arenaceodentata-were exposed for 28 days in a controlled environment to these field-collected coastal sediments...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528316/bioindication-of-pbdes-and-pcbs-by-native-and-transplanted-moss-pleurozium-schreberi
#6
Grzegorz Kosior, Petra Přibylová, Lenka Vaňková, Petr Kukučka, Ondřej Audy, Jana Klánová, Aleksandra Samecka-Cymerman, Lucyna Mróz, Alexander J Kempers
PBDEs and PCBs are toxic, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and the use of PCBs is forbidden, but they are still present in many environments and biota. 90-day assays were conducted with the moss Pleurozium schreberi transplanted from an uncontaminated control site to ten sites (rural and urban) selected in one of the most polluted regions of Upper Silesia in Poland. Native P. schreberi mosses were collected from the same ten polluted sites. Concentrations of PBDEs (28, 47, 66, 85, 99, 100, 153, 154, 183 and 209) and PCBs (28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153, 180) were determined in all native and transplanted P...
May 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521219/antifouling-zwitterionic-hydrogel-coating-improves-hemocompatibility-of-activated-carbon-hemoadsorbent
#7
Nana Cai, Qingsi Li, Jiamin Zhang, Tong Xu, Weiqiang Zhao, Jing Yang, Lei Zhang
Activated carbon has been widely used in hemoperfusion treatments. However, its performance has been significantly compromised by their poor hemocompatibility. In this work, we developed a novel antifouling adsorbent based on zwitterionic poly-carboxybetaine (PCB) hydrogel and powdered activated carbon (PAC) to improve hemocompatibility. We found this new adsorbent (PCB-PAC) was highly stable with negligible leakage of activated carbon debris. It could efficiently resist protein adsorption and avoid any hemolysis effect...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516182/intracellular-accumulation-and-immunological-responses-of-lipid-modified-magnetic-iron-nanoparticles-in-mouse-antigen-processing-cells
#8
Chenmeng Qiao, Jun Yang, Lei Chen, Jie Weng, Xin Zhang
Understanding the effects of magnetic iron nanoparticles (MINPs) on the immune response is vitally important for biomedical applications such as cancer therapy, disease diagnosis and novel cancer imaging. In this study, lipid modified MINPs were designed and prepared by introducing the neutral lipid DSPE-PEG or the zwitterionic lipid DSPE-PCB into hydrophobic MINPs through hydrophobic interaction (L-MINPs and ZL-MINPs, respectively). The effect of L-MINPs and ZL-MINPs on the intracellular accumulation and immune responses of three kinds of antigen processing cells was examined...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514704/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-variants-forms-fruste-reclassification-with-new-criteria
#9
Fu Liong Hiew, Rahmansah Ramlan, Shanthi Viswanathan, Santhi Puvanarajah
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of various distinctive classical and localised Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical characteristics and electrophysiological data of sixty-one consecutive patients admitted between 2012 and 2015 were systematically analysed and reclassified according to the new GBS clinical classification. Neurophysiology was evaluated with Hadden et al...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510766/detection-of-3-3-dichlorobiphenyl-in-human-maternal-plasma-and-its-effects-on-axonal-and-dendritic-growth-in-primary-rat-neurons
#10
Sunjay Sethi, Kimberly P Keil, Hao Chen, Keri Hayakawa, Xueshu Li, Yanping Lin, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Birgit Puschner, Pamela J Lein
3,3'-Dichlorobiphenyl (PCB 11), a byproduct of pigment production, is increasingly detected in environmental samples. While more highly chlorinated PCB congeners are known developmental neurotoxicants, nothing is known about the potential developmental neurotoxicity of PCB 11. To address this critical data gap, we measured PCB 11 levels in human maternal plasma and quantified the effects of PCB 11 and its major metabolites on morphometric parameters of neuronal connectivity in cultured primary neurons. Mass spectrometry analyses of plasma from 241 pregnant women enrolled in the MARBLES study (University of California, Davis) detected PCB 11 in all samples at concentrations ranging from 0...
May 16, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502941/the-sequential-ultrasonographic-electrophysiological-and-mri-findings-in-a-patient-with-the-pharyngeal-cervical-brachial-variant-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-from-the-acute-phase-to-the-chronic-phase
#11
Tetsuya Miyagi, Katsuyuki Higa, Miwako Kido, Satoshi Ishihara, Ryo Nakachi, Syugo Suwazono
Acute progressive weakness in bulbar, neck and limbs is included in several differential diagnoses, including the pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Patients with the PCB variant of GBS are reported to have localized diagnostic cervical spinal nerve abnormalities that can be examined by nerve ultrasonography (NUS) and magnetic resonance neurography (MRN). We herein report the case of a 77-year-old man with the PCB variant of GBS. Although the nerve conduction study (NCS) findings were indirect indicators for an early diagnosis, the combination of NCS and NUS was a useful complementary measure that facilitated an early diagnosis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501644/mechanistic-and-computational-studies-of-pcb-151-dechlorination-by-zero-valent-magnesium-for-field-remediation-optimization
#12
Fiona M Zullo, Muqiong Liu, Shengli Zou, Cherie L Yestrebsky
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are banned in the U.S. but are persistent in the environment; current regulations provide an urgent need to remediate PCBs in a cost-effective way. In prior work, a novel method of degradation of PCBs via hydrodehalogenation with ball milled zero-valent magnesium and activated carbon showed promising results even with water present in the system. In this research, a detailed study of the byproducts formed in the dechlorination process for PCB 151 (used as an example of hexa-chlorinated PCB) and a study of the mechanism involved in this reaction via density functional theory (DFT) computations are presented...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501102/integration-of-biological-effects-fish-histopathology-and-contaminant-measurements-for-the-assessment-of-fish-health-a-pilot-application-in-irish-marine-waters
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Michelle Giltrap, Jenny Ronan, John P Bignell, Brett P Lyons, Evelyn Collins, Heather Rochford, Brendan McHugh, Evin McGovern, Lorraine Bull, James Wilson
This study investigates the use of a weight of evidence (WOE) approach to evaluate fish health status and biological effects (BEs) of contaminants for assessment of ecosystem health and discusses its potential application in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). External fish disease, liver histopathology and several BEs of contaminant exposure including 7-ethoxy resorufin O-de-ethylase (EROD), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), bile metabolites, vitellogenin (VTG) and alkali labile phosphates (ALP) were measured in two flatfish species from four locations in Ireland...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501025/effects-of-unintentional-pcbs-in-pigments-and-chemical-products-on-transcriptional-activity-via-aryl-hydrocarbon-and-nuclear-hormone-receptors
#14
Shinji Takeuchi, Katsunori Anezaki, Hiroyuki Kojima
In recent years, some pigments and chemical products have been reported to contain polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners as unintentional byproducts, and these have also been detected in residential environments from indoor air and house dust. In this study, using in vitro reporter gene assays, we characterized the agonistic and antagonistic activities of a total of 25 PCB congeners contained in pigments (PCB-1 to -16, -20, -35, -40, -52, -56, -77, -101, -126, and -153) against five nuclear hormone receptors, (estrogen receptor (ER) α/β, glucocorticoid receptor (GR), androgen receptor (AR), thyroid hormone receptor (TR) α1) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500700/influence-of-heterogeneity-on-the-ultrafast-photoisomerization-dynamics-of-pfr-in-cph1-phytochrome
#15
Till Stensitzki, Yang Yang, Anna Lena Wölke, Ernst-Walter Knapp, Jon Hughes, Maria Andrea Mroginski, Karsten Heyne
Photoisomerization of a protein-bound chromophore is the basis of light sensing and signaling in many photoreceptors. Phytochrome photoreceptors can be photoconverted reversibly between the Pr and Pfr states through photoisomerization of the methine bridge between rings C and D. Ground-state heterogeneity of the chromophore has been reported for both Pr and Pfr. Here, we report ultrafast visible (Vis) pump-probe and femtosecond polarization-resolved Vis pump-infrared (IR) probe studies of the Pfr photoreaction in native and (13) C/(15) N-labeled Cph1 phytochrome with unlabeled PCB chromophore, demonstrating different S0 substates, Pfr-I and Pfr-II, with distinct IR absorptions, orientations and dynamics of the carbonyl vibration of ring D...
May 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490090/effects-of-pan-cooking-on-micropollutants-in-meat
#16
Christelle Planche, Jérémy Ratel, Patrick Blinet, Frédéric Mercier, Magaly Angénieux, Claude Chafey, Julie Zinck, Nathalie Marchond, Sylvie Chevolleau, Philippe Marchand, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Thierry Guérin, Laurent Debrauwer, Erwan Engel
This work presents the effects of pan cooking on PCBs, PCDD/Fs, pesticides and trace elements in meat from a risk assessment perspective. Three different realistic cooking intensities were studied. A GC×GC-TOF/MS method was set up for the multiresidue analysis of 189 PCBs, 17 PCDD/Fs and 16 pesticides whereas Cd, As, Pb and Hg were assayed by ICP-MS. In terms of quantity, average PCB losses after cooking were 18±5% for rare, 30±3% for medium, and 48±2% for well-done meat. In contrast, average PCDD/F losses were not significant...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488290/can-solid-phase-microextraction-replace-solvent-extraction-for-water-analysis-in-fish-bioconcentration-studies-with-highly-hydrophobic-organic-chemicals
#17
Leonard Böhm, Rolf-Alexander Düring, Hans-Jörg Bruckert, Christian Schlechtriem
With regard to a refinement of water analysis in fish bioconcentration studies, automated solidy-phase microextraction (SPME) was used as alternative approach to conventional solvent extraction (liquid-liquid extraction, LLE) for the extraction of 3 hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOCs) (log KOW 5.5-7.8) from flow-through studies with rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Results proved that total concentrations extracted by SPME combined with internal standards and LLE are equal. Results further verify the possibility for a simultaneous extraction of total and freely dissolved HOC concentrations by SPME...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488147/advances-and-perspective-in-bioremediation-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-contaminated-soils
#18
Jitendra K Sharma, Ravindra K Gautam, Sneha V Nanekar, Roland Weber, Brajesh K Singh, Sanjeev K Singh, Asha A Juwarkar
In recent years, microbial degradation and bioremediation approaches of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been studied extensively considering their toxicity, carcinogenicity and persistency potential in the environment. In this direction, different catabolic enzymes have been identified and reported for biodegradation of different PCB congeners along with optimization of biological processes. A genome analysis of PCB-degrading bacteria has led in an improved understanding of their metabolic potential and adaptation to stressful conditions...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485018/fast-and-parallel-determination-of-pcb-77-and-pcb-180-in-plasma-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-uplc-with-diode-array-detection-dad-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-swiss-albino-mouse
#19
N Ramanujam, M Sivaselvakumar, S Ramalingam
A simple, sensitive and reproducible ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous estimation of PCB 77 and PCB 180 in mouse plasma. The sample preparation was performed by simple liquid-liquid extraction technique. The analytes were chromatographed on a Waters Acquity H class UPLC system using isocratic mobile phase conditions at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min and Acquity UPLC BEH shield RP18 column maintained at 35 °C temperature. Quantification was performed on a photodiode array detector set at 215 nm and PCB 101 was used as internal standard (IS)...
May 8, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482316/a-pilot-study-on-health-risk-assessment-based-on-body-loadings-of-pcbs-of-lactating-mothers-at-taizhou-china-the-world-s-major-site-for-recycling-transformers
#20
Yu Bon Man, Ka Lai Chow, Guan Hua Xing, Janet Kit Yan Chan, Sheng Chun Wu, Ming Hung Wong
Our early study reported an extraordinarily high Estimated Daily Intake (EDI) of PCBs of lactating mothers from Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China (based on a food consumption survey and food basket analysis). The EDI well exceeded the intake limit stipulated by FAO/WHO 70 pg TEQ/kg body weight (bw)/month. The present pilot study provided further information on PCBs body burden in lactating mothers of Taizhou. The total PCBs detected in human milk, placenta and hair samples of these lactating mothers were 363 ng/g lipid, 224 ng/g lipid, and 386 ng/g dry wt...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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