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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332915/effects-of-sampling-interval-on-the-passive-air-sampling-of-atmospheric-pcbs-levels
#1
Ahmet Egemen Sakin, Fatma Esen, Yucel Tasdemir
In this study, we collected Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) using passive air samplers (PASs), between February 4, 2013 and February 2, 2014, with the sampling periods ranging from 10 to 60 days. The samples were collected with PASs that contained polyurethane foam (PUF). With these samples, 87 PCB congeners were analyzed. Sampling coefficient (R) values for the four seasons were calculated using both the high volume air sampler (HVAS) and PAS samples collected with the same time interval. The average of the annual concentrations of 87 PCB congeners, calculated using the R values specific to this study, was 234 ± 175 pg/m(3)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332084/molecularly-imprinted-membranes-mims-for-selective-removal-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-in-environmental-waters-fabrication-and-characterization
#2
Dennis S Mkhize, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Laura P Quinn, Bhekie B Mamba, Titus A M Msagati
Molecularly imprinted membranes (MIMs) with selective removal properties for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were prepared through the phase inversion technique. The MIMs were obtained from casting the viscous solutions of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), polysulfone (PSf), and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as the casting solvent. Different membranes were prepared at different concentration of MIPs and PSf. The resulting MIMs were characterized by atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329713/pcbs-and-ocps-in-human-milk-in-eastern-siberia-russia-levels-temporal-trends-and-infant-exposure-assessment
#3
Elena A Mamontova, Eugenia N Tarasova, Alexander A Mamontov
The aim of our study is to investigate the spatial distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p'-DDT) and its metabolites, α- and γ-isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in 155 samples of human milk (HM) from Eastern Siberia (six towns and seven villages in Irkutsk Region, one village of the Republic of Buryatia and one town in Zabaikal'sk Region, Russia), and to examine the dietary and social factors influencing the human exposure to the organochlorines...
March 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326658/nurse-middle-managers-contributions-to-patient-centred-care-a-managerial-work-analysis
#4
Pcb Lalleman, Gac Smid, J Dikken, M D Lagerwey, M J Schuurmans
Nurse middle managers are in an ideal position to facilitate patient-centred care. However, their contribution is underexposed in literature due to difficulties to articulate this in practice. This paper explores how nurse middle managers contribute to patient-centred care in hospitals. A combination of time-use analysis and ethnographic work was used to disclose their contribution to patient-centred care at a micro level. Sixteen nurse managers were shadowed for over 560 hours in four hospitals. Some nurse middle managers seldom contribute to patient-centred care...
March 21, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325610/depositional-history-and-inventories-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-in-sediment-cores-from-an-antarctic-specially-managed-area-admiralty-bay-king-george-island
#5
Tatiane Combi, César C Martins, Satie Taniguchi, Juliana Leonel, Rafael André Lourenço, Rosalinda Carmela Montone
Temporal patterns, fluxes and inventories of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were assessed in nine sediment cores collected from selected areas of Admiralty Bay off the Antarctic Peninsula. Concentrations of total PCBs were low, but slightly higher in comparison to low-impacted, remote environments in the world, ranging from below the detection limit to 11.9ngg(-1) in dry weight. PCB concentrations and inventories suggest a possible minor influence related to the nearby logistic activities, especially in the sediment core collected close to the Ferraz Station...
March 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314132/rhizobial-symbiosis-alleviates-polychlorinated-biphenyls-induced-systematic-oxidative-stress-via-brassinosteroids-signaling-in-alfalfa
#6
Xiaomi Wang, Ying Teng, Ning Zhang, Peter Christie, Zhengao Li, Yongming Luo, Jun Wang
The role of symbiotic rhizobia in the alleviation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-induced phytotoxicity in alfalfa and the brassinosteroid (BR) hormone signaling involved were investigated during phytoremediation. The association between alfalfa and Sinorhizobium meliloti was adopted as a remediation model. Phytotoxicity due to PCB 77 (3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl) exerted adverse impacts on plant performance (biomass accumulation and photosynthesis) and elicited cellular oxidative stress (overproduction of reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation, and cell necrosis) which was largely attenuated by pre-inoculation with S...
March 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301833/persistent-environmental-toxicants-in-breast-milk-and-rapid-infant-growth
#7
Rachel Criswell, Virissa Lenters, Siddhartha Mandal, Hein Stigum, Nina Iszatt, Merete Eggesbø
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Many environmental toxicants are passed to infants in utero and through breast milk. Exposure to toxicants during the perinatal period can alter growth patterns, impairing growth or increasing obesity risk. Previous studies have focused on only a few toxicants at a time, which may confound results. We investigated levels of 26 toxicants in breast milk and their associations with rapid infant growth, a risk factor for later obesity. METHODS: We used data from the Norwegian HUMIS study, a multi-center cohort of 2,606 mothers and newborns enrolled between 2002 and 2008...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300282/stable-nitrogen-and-carbon-isotopes-in-sediments-and-biota-from-three-tropical-marine-food-webs-application-to-chemical-bioaccumulation-assessment
#8
Hui Zhang, Yun Teng, Tra Thi Thanh Doan, Yun Wei Yat, Sheot Harn Chan, Barry C Kelly
Studies of trophodynamics and contaminant bioaccumulation in tropical marine ecosystems are limited. This study employed stable isotope and trace contaminant analysis to assess sources of primary productivity, trophic interactions and chemical bioaccumulation behavior in two mangrove food webs and one offshore coastal marine food web in Singapore. Samples of sediment, phytoplankton, mangrove leaves, clams, snails, crabs, worms, prawns, and fishes were analyzed for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values, as well as concentrations of persistent organic pollutants...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297068/drug-eluting-balloons-for-resistant-arteriovenous-dialysis-access-stenosis
#9
Dimitrios Karnabatidis, Panagiotis Kitrou
Vascular access maintenance is vital for hemodialysis patients. Conventional balloon angioplasty is the gold standard of treatment in endovascular therapy according to published guidelines, accompanied by bare metal stents as a bail-out method. Several devices have been used so far with a view to improve patency outcomes, but only covered stents have been proposed as a valid alternative and only for venous juxta-anastomotic stenosis of arteriovenous grafts. Paclitaxel-coated balloons (PCBs) have been extensively investigated in the last few years in pilot studies with small numbers of patients in dialysis access...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294397/monitoring-chemical-and-biological-recovery-at-a-confined-aquatic-disposal-site-oslofjord-norway
#10
Amy M P Oen, Arne Pettersen, Espen Eek, Tormod Glette, Lucy Brooks, Gijs D Breedveld
The recovery of the confined aquatic disposal (CAD) facility located at Malmøykalven in Oslofjord, Norway has been assessed using an array of field measurement techniques. These methods were used prior to the disposal of dredged sediments as well as during 3 annual post-disposal monitoring campaigns. Traditional sampling to assess chemical recovery indicate an immediate reduction in total sediment concentrations and surface sediments can be characterized as having good quality. Deposition of new material indicates that the quality of depositing material at the CAD is stabile and representative of the natural background quality in the area...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294256/the-lab-on-pcb-approach-tackling-the-%C3%AE-tas-commercial-upscaling-bottleneck
#11
REVIEW
Despina Moschou, Angeliki Tserepi
Commercialization of lab-on-a-chip devices is currently the "holy grail" within the μTAS research community. While a wide variety of highly sophisticated chips which could potentially revolutionize healthcare, biology, chemistry and all related disciplines are increasingly being demonstrated, very few chips are or can be adopted by the market and reach the end-users. The major inhibition factor lies in the lack of an established commercial manufacturing technology. The lab-on-printed circuit board (lab-on-PCB) approach, while suggested many years ago, only recently has re-emerged as a very strong candidate, owing to its inherent upscaling potential: the PCB industry is well established all around the world, with standardized fabrication facilities and processes, but commercially exploited currently only for electronics...
March 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288144/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-levels-in-newborns-and-early-life-exposure-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-analysis-of-three-european-mother-child-cohorts
#12
Marijke de Cock, Michiel R de Boer, Eva Govarts, Nina Iszatt, Lubica Palkovicova, Marja H Lamoree, Greet Schoeters, Merete Eggesbø, Tomas Trnovec, Juliette Legler, Margot van de Bor
BACKGROUND: Various studies report interactions between thyroid hormones and early life chemical exposure. Our objective was to analyse associations between markers of endocrine disrupting chemical exposure and thyroid function in newborns, determined in heel prick blood spots. METHODS: Three European mother-child cohorts (FLEHSI - Belgium, HUMIS - Norway, and the PCB cohort - Slovakia. Total n=1784) were pooled for the purpose of this study. Data on Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) was obtained from national neonatal screening registries, and cord plasma and/or breast milk was collected to determine exposure to various chemicals...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287790/cocaine-self-administration-in-male-and-female-rats-perinatally-exposed-to-pcbs-evaluating-drug-use-in-an-animal-model-of-environmental-contaminant-exposure
#13
Mellessa M Miller, Abby E Meyer, Jenna L N Sprowles, Helen J K Sable
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous environmental toxicants known to adversely impact human health. Ortho-substituted PCBs affect the nervous system, including the brain dopaminergic system. The reinforcing effects of psychostimulants are typically modulated via the dopaminergic system, so this study used a preclinical (i.e., rodent) model to evaluate whether developmental contaminant exposure altered intravenous self-administration (IV SA) for the psychostimulant cocaine. Long-Evans rats were perinatally exposed to 6 or 3 mg/kg/day of PCBs throughout gestation and lactation and compared with nonexposed controls...
March 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285732/a-novel-approach-for-reducing-toxic-emissions-during-high-temperature-processing-of-electronic-waste
#14
R Saini, R Khanna, R K Dutta, R Cayumil, M Ikram-Ul-Haq, V Agarwala, G Ellamparuthy, K Jayasankar, P S Mukherjee, V Sahajwalla
A novel approach is presented to capture some of the potentially toxic elements (PTEs), other particulates and emissions during the heat treatment of e-waste using alumina adsorbents. Waste PCBs from mobile phones were mechanically crushed to sizes less than 1mm; their thermal degradation was investigated using thermo-gravimetric analysis. Observed weight loss was attributed to the degradation of polymers and the vaporization of organic constituents and volatile metals. The sample assembly containing PCB powder and adsorbent was heat treated at 600°C for times ranging between 10 and 30min with air, nitrogen and argon as carrier gases...
March 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285191/polychlorinated-biphenyls-153-induces-metabolic-dysfunction-through-activation-of-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-via-downregulation-of-hnf1b
#15
Hao Wu, Weihua Yu, Fansen Meng, Jie Mi, Jie Peng, Jiangzheng Liu, Xiaodi Zhang, Chunxu Hai, Xin Wang
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) is a major type of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. In the current study, we examined the mechanism underlying the effect of PCB-153 on glucose and lipid metabolism in vivo and in vitro. We found that PCB-153 induced per se and worsened high fat diet (HFD)-resulted increase of blood glucose level and glucose and insulin intolerance. In addition, PCB-153 induced per se and worsened HFD-resulted increase of triglyceride content and adipose mass...
March 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281068/indicator-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-and-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-in-seafood-from-xiamen-china-levels-distributions-and-risk-assessment
#16
Zhuozhen Qian, Fangfang Luo, Chengye Wu, Ran Zhao, Xuan Cheng, Wenfeng Qin
Indicator polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were determined in 289 seafood samples including fishes, crustaceans, and shellfish collected from six administrative regions in Xiamen of China. The residual levels of PCBs, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites (DDTs), and hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) ranged <LOD-64 (median 1.8) ng g(-1) wet weight (ww), 0.03-88 (median 1.4) ng g(-1) ww, and <LOD-5.5 (median <LOD) ng g(-1) ww, respectively. The most abundant compounds were PCB101, p,p'-DDT, and β-HCH...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277871/meta-analysis-of-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-doublet-safety-profile-in-first-line-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-studies
#17
Isamu Okamoto, Wolfgang H W Schuette, Thomas E Stinchcombe, José Rodrigues-Pereira, Belén San Antonio, Jian Chen, Jingyi Liu, William J John, Ralph G Zinner
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis compared safety profiles (selected drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events [TEAEs]) of first-line pemetrexed plus carboplatin (PCb) area under the concentration-time curve 5 mg/min•mL (PCb5) or 6 mg/min•mL (PCb6), two widely used regimens in clinical practice for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: All patients received pemetrexed 500 mg/m(2) every 21 days with either of two carboplatin doses for up to 4-6 cycles...
March 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276253/safety-profiles-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-a-real-world-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#18
Lei Chen, Belen San Antonio, Yu Yan, Jian Chen, Robert J Goodloe, William J John
OBJECTIVE: Pemetrexed plus carboplatin (PCb) is a frequently used first-line treatment in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study examined the characteristics and safety profile of a NSCLC population treated with PCb area under the concentration-time curve 5 (PCb5) or 6 mg/mL•min (PCb6) under real-world conditions. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational, cohort study was conducted, utilizing data from the IMS Oncology US clinic-based, longitudinal, patient-level electronic medical records (EMR), including patients with NSCLC on PCb5 or PCb6 regimens initiated concomitantly on or after the diagnosis of lung cancer during 2004-2014...
March 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271351/distribution-and-residue-profile-of-organochlorine-pesticides-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-sediment-and-fish-of-lake-manzala-egypt
#19
Ahmed A El-Kady, Terry L Wade, Stephen T Sweet, José L Sericano
Sediment and fish (Oreochromis niloticus) samples collected from Lake Manzala were analyzed to assess the spatial distribution of OCPs and 96 PCBs. Relatively higher concentrations of chlorpyrifos, ∑DDT, and HCB were found, particularly at the Bahr Al-Baqar drain station, which has uncontrolled inputs of untreated domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastes. The concentrations of ∑PCBs ranged from 19 to 69 ng/g dw and from 7.4 to 29 ng/g dw for sediment and fish samples, respectively. Ratios of DDT to its metabolites suggest that the source of ∑DDT is from past usage of technical DDT in the regions surrounding the lake...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270159/a-path-analysis-of-multiple-neurotoxic-chemicals-and-cognitive-functioning-in-older-us-adults-nhanes-1999-2002
#20
Jennifer Przybyla, E Andres Houseman, Ellen Smit, Molly L Kile
BACKGROUND: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals (lead and cadmium) are neurotoxic and affect neurobehavioral performance. Yet little is known about the association between exposure to multiple neurotoxic compounds and cognitive functioning in older adults. METHODS: Using data from two consecutive cycles of the National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (1999-2002), path analysis was used to simultaneously evaluate the association between whole blood concentrations of 14 neurotoxic compounds and cognitive functioning measured by the Digit Symbol Coding Test of the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, 3(rd) Edition in participants 60-84 years of age (N = 498)...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
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