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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913026/assessing-membrane-fouling-and-the-performance-of-pilot-scale-membrane-bioreactor-mbr-to-treat-real-municipal-wastewater-during-winter-season-in-nordic-regions
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Khum Gurung, Mohamed Chaker Ncibi, Mika Sillanpää
In this study, the performance of a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) to treat real municipal wastewater was assessed at low temperatures (7 to 20°C) in Nordic regions. First, the effect of low temperatures on membrane fouling was evaluated by monitoring trans-membrane pressure. A significant membrane fouling was observed when the sludge temperature inside the MBR unit was below 10°C with a 75% permeability drop, thus indicating high deterioration of the membrane performance at low temperatures. Moreover, increasing values of sludge volume index (SVI) during low temperatures showed high deterioration of sludge settleability...
November 29, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912114/remediation-of-cr-vi-by-inorganic-organic-clay
#2
Suramya I Rathnayake, Wayde N Martens, Yunfei Xi, Ray L Frost, Godwin A Ayoko
Application of inorganic-organic clays (IOCs) for the remediation of hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)) and the effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) were investigated. IOCs were better adsorbents for the removal of Cr (VI) than organoclay. Solution pH significantly affected the surface charge of IOCs and speciation of Cr in the solution; hence, the adsorption of Cr onto IOCs. Pseudo-second order model and Langmuir model were the best fit for the kinetics and equilibrium data, indicating chemisorption and formation of monolayer on homogenous adsorption sites, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903287/high-content-imaging-quantification-of-multiple-in-vitro-human-neurogenesis-events-after-neurotoxin-exposure
#3
Xian Wu, Anirban Majumder, Robin Webb, Steven L Stice
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to test neural active compounds in a human developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) model that represents neural tube stages of vulnerability. Previously we showed that 14 days in vitro (DIV 14) was sufficient to generate cryopreserved neuronal cells for post thaw neurite recovery assays. However, short exposure and assessment may not detect toxicants that affect an early neurogenesis continuum, from a mitotic human neural progenitor (hNP) cell population through the course of neurite outgrowth in differentiating neurons...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898309/diverging-temporal-trends-of-human-exposure-to-bisphenols-and-plastizisers-such-as-phthalates-caused-by-substitution-of-legacy-edcs
#4
Irina Gyllenhammar, Anders Glynn, Bo A G Jönsson, Christian H Lindh, Per Ola Darnerud, Kettil Svensson, Sanna Lignell
Phthalates and phenolic substances were investigated in urine samples from first-time mothers in Uppsala, Sweden, collected between 2009 and 2014. These substances have a comparably fast metabolism and urinary metabolites are predominantly analysed. The main aim was to investigate if measures to decrease production and use of certain phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) have resulted in decreased human exposure, and to determine if exposures to replacement chemicals have increased. Temporal trends were evaluated for metabolites (n=13) of seven phthalates, a phthalate replacer, four different bisphenols, triclosan, one organophosphate-based flame retardant, and for two pesticides...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897085/bisphenol-a-in-soft-drinks-and-canned-foods-and-data-evaluation
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Manolis N Tzatzarakis, Vasiliki Karzi, Elena Vakonaki, Marina Goumenou, Matthaios Kavvalakis, Polychronis Stivaktakis, Christina Tsitsimpikou, Ioannis Tsakiris, Apostolos Rizos, Aristidis M Tsatsakis
Bisphenol A is one of the most common industrial chemicals and known to exert endocrine disruption activity. The aim of this study was the quantification of BPA in food stuffs on the Greek market. The applied LC-MS (liquid chromatography mass spectrometry) method was validated for linearity, limit of quantification, accuracy, precision and recovery. 41.7% of the canned solid phase samples, 25.0 % of the canned liquid phase samples and 43.8% of the soft drinks were positive. Mean BPA concentrations (and range) were 33...
November 29, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894913/the-regulation-of-cellular-apoptosis-by-the-ros-triggered-perk-eif2%C3%AE-chop-pathway-plays-a-vital-role-in-bisphenol-a-induced-male-reproductive-toxicity
#6
Li Yin, Yanlin Dai, Zhihong Cui, Xiao Jiang, Wenbin Liu, Fei Han, Ao Lin, Jia Cao, Jinyi Liu
Bisphenol A (2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane, BPA) is ubiquitous in the environment, wildlife, and humans. Evidence from past studies suggests that BPA is associated with decreased semen quality. However, the molecular basis for the adverse effect of BPA on male reproductive toxicity remains unclear. We evaluated the effects of BPA on mouse spermatocytes GC-2 cells and adult mice, and we explored the potential mechanism of its action. The results showed that BPA inhibited cell proliferation and increased the apoptosis rate...
November 25, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888310/determination-of-trace-bisphenol-a-in-environmental-water-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-using-magnetic-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction
#7
Danping Li, Xiaoguo Ma, Rui Wang, Yumian Yu
Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine-disrupting chemical, has received much attention from researchers and the general public. In this paper, a novel method of determining BPA at trace levels was developed, using magnetic reduced graphene oxide (rGO-Fe3O4)-based solid-phase extraction coupled with dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME), followed by high-performance liquid chromatographic determination. The rGO-Fe3O4 was prepared and then characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry...
November 25, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888119/prenatal-phthalate-triclosan-and-bisphenol-a-exposures-and-child-visual-spatial-abilities
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Joseph M Braun, David C Bellinger, Russ Hauser, Robert O Wright, Aimin Chen, Antonia M Calafat, Kimberly Yolton, Bruce P Lanphear
INTRODUCTION: During fetal development, sex steroids influence sexually dimorphic behaviors, such as visual-spatial abilities. Thus, endocrine disrupting chemicals that impact sex steroids during gestation may affect these behaviors. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relationship between prenatal urinary phthalate metabolite, triclosan, and BPA concentrations and visual-spatial abilities in a prospective cohort of 198 mother-child dyads. METHODS: Data are from a prospective cohort in Cincinnati, OH (HOME Study)...
November 23, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881640/polymer-based-material-containing-calcium-phosphate-particles-functionalized-with-a-dimethacrylate-monomer-for-use-in-restorative-dentistry
#9
Marcela C Rodrigues, Tathy A Xavier, Victor E Arana-Chavez, Roberto R Braga
Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate particles functionalized with triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate were synthesized and added to a photocurable mixture of bisphenol-A glycidyl dimethacrylate and triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate with the purpose of developing a resin composite capable of releasing calcium and phosphate ions to foster dental remineralization. Particle functionalization would minimize the deleterious effect of adding low cohesive strength nano-structured particles with no chemical interaction with the organic matrix on the material's mechanical properties...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880925/developmental-bisphenol-a-exposure-impairs-sperm-function-and-reproduction-in-zebrafish
#10
Jiangfei Chen, Katerine S Saili, Yueqin Liu, Lelin Li, Yuxin Zhao, Yinhang Jia, Chenglian Bai, Robert L Tanguay, Qiaoxiang Dong, Changjiang Huang
The developmental and reproductive toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) has been demonstrated in a variety of model systems. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) were waterborne-exposed to BPA during three different developmental stages: embryonic period:6 h post fertilization (hpf) to 5 months post fertilization (mpf); larval period: 6 days post fertilization (dpf) to 5 mpf; and sexually mature period: 3 mpf to 5 mpf. Evaluations included F0 adult growth, reproduction parameters, and F1 offspring development. BPA exposure did not affect zebrafish growth in any of exposure groups...
November 20, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880919/activation-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-30-by-thiodiphenol-promotes-proliferation-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-positive-breast-cancer-cells
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Bingli Lei, Wei Peng, Gang Xu, Minghong Wu, Yu Wen, Jie Xu, Zhiqiang Yu, Yipei Wang
Many studies have been shown that environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) can activate nuclear receptor (estrogen receptor alpha, ERα) or membrane receptor (G-protein-coupled receptor, GPR30) in breast cancer cells and exerts genomic or nongenomic actions inducing cell proliferation. 4,4'-thiodiphenol (TDP) as one of BPA derivatives exhibits more potent estrogenic activity than BPA does. However, comparatively little is known about the ways in which TDP interferes with these signaling pathways and produces cell biological changes...
November 20, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876243/quinone-modified-nh2-mil-101-fe-composite-as-a-redox-mediator-for-improved-degradation-of-bisphenol-a
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Xianghui Li, Weilin Guo, Zhonghua Liu, Ruiqin Wang, Hua Liu
A novel quinone-modified metal-organic frameworks NH2-MIL-101(Fe) was synthesized using a simple chemical method under mild condition. The introduced 2-anthraquinone sulfonate (AQS) can be covalently modified with NH2-MIL-101(Fe) and acts as a redox mediator to enhance the degradation of bisphenol A (BPA) via persulfate activation. The obtained AQS-NH-MIL-101(Fe) was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectra, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872877/data-on-spermatogenesis-in-rat-males-gestationally-exposed-to-bisphenol-a-and-high-fat-diets
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Pheruza Tarapore, Max Hennessy, Dan Song, Jun Ying, Bin Ouyang, Vinothini Govindarajah, Yuet-Kin Leung, Shuk-Mei Ho
This data article contains supporting information regarding the research article entitled "High butter-fat diet and bisphenol A additively impair male rat spermatogenesis" (P. Tarapore, M. Hennessy, D. Song, J. Ying, B. Ouyang, V. Govindarajah, et al.,) [1]. Sprague-Dawley females were fed AIN, high fat butter, 17α-ethinyl estradiol, or high fat butter plus four bisphenol A doses (2500 µg/kg bw-d, 250 µg/kg bw-d, 25 µg/kg bw-d, and 2.5 µg/kg bw-d) before and during pregnancy. All diets were switched to AIN after the pups were born...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869686/the-association-of-serum-bisphenol-a-with-thyroid-autoimmunity
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La-Or Chailurkit, Wichai Aekplakorn, Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul
Introduction: Data on the association of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and autoimmunity in humans is unclear. Objective: To elucidate the influence of BPA on thyroid autoimmunity, in the present study we assessed the association between serum BPA and thyroid autoantibodies. Methods: Serum samples from 2361 subjects, aged ≥15 years, from the Thai 4th National Health Examination Survey were measured for BPA, antithyroglobulin (TgAb), antithyroperoxidase (TPOAb) and antithyrotrophin receptor (TRAb) antibodies. Results: The proportion of subjects positive for TgAb, TPOAb and TRAb were 11...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866306/low-dose-of-bisphenol-a-activates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-6-signals-to-increase-malignancy-of-neuroblastoma-cells
#15
Shunjun Xiong, Yanjun Wang, Huijuan Li, Xiaofang Zhang
Bisphenol A (BPA) can accumulate in the human body and promote the progression of various cancers. However, its role in the development of neuroblastoma (NB) is largely unknown. Our present study revealed that nanomolar concentrations of BPA can significantly increase the proliferation, migration and invasion of NB SH-SY5Y and SiMa cells, further evidenced by the upregulation of human proliferating cell nuclear antigen, Bcl-2, vimentin and fibronectin. Real-time PCR and ELISA results suggested that nanomolar BPA can increase the expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6), but had no effect on the expression of IL-2, IL-8, IL-10 or IL-12...
November 19, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865101/diagnostic-guide-enabling-distinction-between-taphonomic-stains-and-enamel-hypomineralisation-in-an-archaeological-context
#16
Elsa Garot, Christine Couture-Veschambre, David Manton, Vincent Rodriguez, Yannick Lefrais, Patrick Rouas
OBJECTIVE: Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is a structural anomaly that affects the quality of tooth enamel and has important consequences for oral health. The developmentally hypomineralised enamel has normal thickness and can range in colour from white to yellow or brown with or without surface breakdown. The possibility of finding MIH in 'ancient populations' could downplay several current aetiological hypotheses (e.g., dioxin derivatives, bisphenols, antibiotics) without excluding the possible multifactorial aspect of the anomaly...
November 10, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864543/long-non-coding-rnas-a-novel-paradigm-for-toxicology
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Joseph L Dempsey, Julia Yue Cui
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are over 200 nucleotides in length and are transcribed from the mammalian genome in a tissue-specific and developmentally regulated pattern. There is growing recognition that lncRNAs are novel biomarkers and/or key regulators of toxicological responses in humans and animal models. Lacking protein-coding capacity, the numerous types of lncRNAs possess a myriad of transcriptional regulatory functions that include cis and trans gene expression, transcription factor activity, chromatin remodeling, imprinting, and enhancer up-regulation...
November 17, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863738/presence-of-an-adsorbent-cake-layer-improves-the-performance-of-gravity-driven-membrane-gdm-filtration-system
#18
Senlin Shao, Yijing Feng, Huarong Yu, Jiangyun Li, Guibai Li, Heng Liang
Gravity-driven membrane (GDM) filtration is a promising decentralized drinking water treatment process. To improve the performance of GDM system, a thin layer of adsorbent was pre-deposited on the membrane surface prior to filtration (adsorbent-laden GDM system). The tested adsorbents include powdered activated carbon (PAC) and anion exchange resin (AER), and an unmodified GDM system and a SiO2-laden GDM system were used as controls. In the adsorbent-laden GDM systems, the adsorption of the PAC and AER increased the removal efficiency of natural organic matter by 7...
November 2, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859307/optimization-and-degradation-mechanism-of-photocatalytic-removal-of-bisphenol-a-using-zn0-9-fe0-1-s-synthesized-by-microwave-assisted-method
#19
Rongjun Su, Yanei Xue, Guangshan Zhang, Qiao Wang, Limin Hu, Peng Wang
The sulfide photocatalyst of Zn0.9 Fe0.1 S was successfully synthesized by a facile microwave-assisted method, and Zn0.9 Fe0.1 S photocatalysts were characterized using SEM, EDX, XRD, and BET. The specific surface area of synthesized Zn0.9 Fe0.1 S is 78.1 m(2) ·g(-1) and total pore volume is 0.4 cm(3) ·g(-1) . With bisphenol A (BPA) as a target pollutant, photocatalytic system of UV+Zn0.9 Fe0.1 S+H2 O2 was set up. Some influencing parameters, including H2 O2 dosage, initial pH value, initial concentration of BPA and Zn0...
November 10, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858272/urinary-arsenic-pesticides-heavy-metals-phthalates-polyaromatic-hydrocarbons-and-polyfluoroalkyl-compounds-are-associated-with-sleep-troubles-in-adults-usa-nhanes-2005-2006
#20
Ivy Shiue
Links between environmental chemicals and human health have emerged, but the effects on sleep health were less studied. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships of different sets of environmental chemicals and common sleep troubles in a national and population-based setting. Data were retrieved from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005-2006 including demographics, serum measurements, lifestyle factors, self-reported sleep troubles, and urinary environmental chemical concentrations...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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