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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211329/first-report-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-south-african-odonata
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Velesia Lesch, Hindrik Bouwman, Ayako Kinoshita, Yasuyuki Shibata
Perfluorinated substances are global and ubiquitous pollutants. However, very little is known about these substances in invertebrates, and even less in terrestrial invertebrates in particular. We analysed adult male dragonflies from six sites in South Africa for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA), perfluro-n-undecanoic acid (PFUnA), perfluoro-n-dodecanoic acid (PFDoA), perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS)...
February 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192988/accumulation-of-perfluoroalkylated-substances-in-oceanic-plankton
#2
Paulo Casal, Belén González-Gaya, Yifeng Zhang, Anthony J F Reardon, Jonathan W Martin, Begoña Jiménez, Jordi Dachs
The bioaccumulation of perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) in plankton has previously been evaluated only in freshwater and regional seas, but not for the large oligotrophic global oceans. Plankton samples from the tropical and subtropical Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans were collected during the Malaspina 2010 circumnavigation expedition, and analyzed for 14 ionizable PFASs, including perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and their respective linear and branched isomers. PFOA and PFOS concentrations in plankton ranged from 0...
February 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185155/perfluoroalkyl-acids-pfaas-in-water-and-sediment-from-the-coastal-regions-of-shandong-peninsula-china
#3
Yi Wan, Shiliang Wang, Xuezhi Cao, Yuanxin Cao, Lu Zhang, Hui Wang, Jinfeng Liu
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have been observed in various environmental matrices globally in recent years. In this study, the levels, spatial distribution tendencies, and partitioning characteristics of the target 12 PFAAs were investigated in water and sediment from the coastal regions of Shandong peninsula in China, and two sediment core samples were also collected to study the vertical and historical variation of PFAAs. The ranges (means) of total PFAA concentrations were 23.69-148.48 ng/L (76.11 ng/L) in the water and 1...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171771/association-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-exposure-with-impaired-lung-function-in-children
#4
Xiao-Di Qin, Zhengmin Min Qian, Shyamali C Dharmage, Jennifer Perret, Sarah Dee Geiger, Steven E Rigdon, Steven Howard, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Li-Wen Hu, Bo-Yi Yang, Yang Zhou, Meng Li, Shu-Li Xu, Wen-Wen Bao, Ya-Zhi Zhang, Ping Yuan, Jia Wang, Chuan Zhang, Yan-Peng Tian, Min Nian, Xiang Xiao, Wen Chen, Yungling Leo Lee, Guang-Hui Dong
Previous studies have demonstrated associations between serum levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and asthma or asthma related-biomarkers. However, no studies have reported a possible relationship between PFASs exposure and lung function among children. The objective of the present study is to test the association between PFASs exposure and lung function in children from a high exposure area by using a cross-sectional case-control study, which included 132 asthmatic children and 168 non-asthmatic controls recruited from 2009 to 2010 in the Genetic and Biomarkers study for Childhood Asthma...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160993/three-cycles-of-human-biomonitoring-in-flanders-time-trends-observed-in-the-flemish-environment-and-health-study
#5
Greet Schoeters, Eva Govarts, Liesbeth Bruckers, Elly Den Hond, Vera Nelen, Stefaan De Henauw, Isabelle Sioen, Tim S Nawrot, Michelle Plusquin, Annette Vriens, Adrian Covaci, Ilse Loots, Bert Morrens, Dries Coertjens, Nicolas Van Larebeke, Sam De Craemer, Kim Croes, Nathalie Lambrechts, Ann Colles, Willy Baeyens
To follow time trends in exposure to environmental chemicals, three successive campaigns of the Flemish Environment and Health Study (FLEHS) have recruited and sampled in total 5825 participants between 2002 and 2014. Cord samples from newborns, urine and blood samples from 14 to 15 years old adolescents and from adults between 50 and 65 years old were analysed in geographical representative samples of the Flemish population. The data of the different campaigns were considered per age group and per biomarker after adjustment for predefined covariates to take into account differences in characteristics of the study populations over time...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160676/spatiotemporal-distribution-and-potential-sources-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-in-huangpu-river-shanghai-china
#6
Zhuyu Sun, Chaojie Zhang, Hong Yan, Changlai Han, Ling Chen, Xiangzhou Meng, Qi Zhou
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have been found to be ubiquitously disseminated in the environment due to their widespread use in recent decades. In this study, the occurrence and spatiotemporal distribution of PFAAs in the surface water of Huangpu River, Shanghai, China were investigated from 2012 to 2014. The total concentration of 14 PFAAs (ΣPFAAs) ranged from 39.8 to 596.2 ng L(-1), with a mean value of 226.3 ng L(-1). Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) were dominant, with their mean concentrations of 139...
January 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157603/efficient-treatment-of-perfluorohexanoic-acid-by-nanofiltration-followed-by-electrochemical-degradation-of-the-nf-concentrate
#7
Álvaro Soriano, Daniel Gorri, Ane Urtiaga
The present study was aimed at the development of a strategy for removing and degrading perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) from industrial process waters at concentrations in the range 60-200 mg L(-1). The treatment train consisted of nanofiltration (NF) separation followed by electrochemical degradation of the NF concentrate. Using a laboratory-scale system and working in the total recirculation mode, the DowFilm NF270 membrane provided PFHxA rejections that varied in the range 96.6-99.4% as the operating pressure was increased from 2...
January 25, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143724/effects-of-chronic-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa-at-low-concentration-on-morphometrics-gene-expression-and-fecundity-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#8
Carrie E Jantzen, Fatima Toor, Kate A Annunziato, Keith R Cooper
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a persistent, toxic, anthropogenic chemical recalcitrant to biodegradation. Based on previous studies in lower and higher vertebrates, it was hypothesized that chronic, sub-lethal, embryonic exposure to PFOA in zebrafish (Danio rerio) would adversely impact fish development, survival, and fecundity. Zebrafish embryo/sac-fry were water exposed to 2.0 or 0nM PFOA from 3 to 120hpf, and juvenile to adult cohorts were fed spiked food (8 pM) until 6 months. After chronic exposure, PFOA exposed fish were significantly smaller in total weight and length...
January 29, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135695/home-produced-eggs-an-important-pathway-of-human-exposure-to-perfluorobutanoic-acid-pfba-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa-around-a-fluorochemical-industrial-park-in-china
#9
Hongqiao Su, Yajuan Shi, Yonglong Lu, Pei Wang, Meng Zhang, Andrew Sweetman, Kevin Jones, Andrew Johnson
Dietary intake is considered to be a major pathway of human exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs). Chicken egg is an important contributor to the Chinese diet. In the present study, PFAAs in home produced eggs (HPEs) and commercially produced eggs (CPEs) surrounding a fluorochemical industrial park (FIP) in China were investigated. PFAAs in HPEs decreased with increasing distance from the FIP. HPEs were much more contaminated than CPEs, with PFAAs in CPEs comparable to or lower than those in HPEs from 20km away from the FIP...
January 27, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128969/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-body-fatness-in-girls
#10
Terryl J Hartman, Antonia M Calafat, Adrianne K Holmes, Michele Marcus, Kate Northstone, W Dana Flanders, Kayoko Kato, Ethel V Taylor
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used in surface coatings that resist stains, grease, and water. METHODS: The association between in utero PFAS exposure and girls' body fatness at age 9 was analyzed in The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (UK). Maternal serum [median 15 weeks: interquartile range (IQR) 10 and 28 weeks of gestation] was analyzed for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA)...
January 27, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126411/perfluorooctanoic-acid-affects-endocytosis-involving-clathrin-light-chain-a-and-microrna-133b-3p-in-mouse-testes
#11
Yin Lu, Jianshe Wang, Xuejiang Guo, Shengmin Yan, Jiayin Dai
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an abundant perfluoroalkyl substance widely applied in industrial and consumer products. Among its potential health hazards, testicular toxicity is of major concern. To explore the potential effect of miRNA on post-translational regulation after PFOA exposure, changes in miRNAs were detected via miRNA array. Seventeen miRNAs were differentially expressed (eight upregulated, nine downregulated) in male mouse testes after exposure to 5mg/kg/d of PFOA for 28d (>1.5-fold and P<0...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115649/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-2-3-3-3-tetrafluoro-2-heptafluoropropoxy-propanoate-in-c57bl-6-mice
#12
Blake R Rushing, Qing Hu, Jason N Franklin, Rebecca McMahen, Sonia Dagnino, Christopher P Higgins, Mark J Strynar, Jamie C DeWitt
2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)-propanoate was designed to replace perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been mostly phased out of U.S. production due to environmental persistence, detectable human and wildlife serum concentrations, and reports of systemic toxicity. In rodent models, PFOA exposure suppresses T cell-dependent antibody responses (TDAR) and vaccine responses in exposed humans. To determine replacement compound effects on TDAR and related parameters, male and female C57BL/6 mice were gavaged with 0, 1, 10, or 100 mg/kg/day for 28 days...
January 23, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113113/rates-and-equilibria-of-perfluorooctanoate-pfoa-sorption-on-soils-from-different-regions-of-china
#13
Yu Miao, Xuetao Guo, Dan Peng, Tingyu Fan, Chen Yang
Understanding sorption of PFOA on soil particles is crucial to evaluate its environmental risk. Here, sorption of PFOA onto ten agricultural soils was examined. The influence of soil physico-chemical properties on PFOA sorption was investigated. The sorption rate of PFOA followed a pseudo-second-order kinetics. Isotherm data of PFOA sorption was fitted with both Freundlich and linear models and the latter fitted better. The sorption-desorption of PFOA onto ten soil samples depended on soil organic carbon content and composition of soil minerals...
January 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111093/effects-of-perfluorinated-chemicals-on-thyroid-function-markers-of-ovarian-reserve-and-natural-fertility
#14
Natalie M Crawford, Suzanne E Fenton, Mark Strynar, Erin P Hines, David A Pritchard, Anne Z Steiner
Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) can act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, but there has been limited study of their effects on ovarian reserve or fecundability. 99 women, 30-44 years old, without infertility were followed until pregnancy. Initially, serum was evaluated for Antimullerian hormone (AMH), thyroid hormones: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), free thyroxine (fT4), and triiodothyronine (T3), and PFCs: perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS)...
January 19, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104511/serum-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-children-exposed-to-the-world-trade-center-disaster
#15
Leonardo Trasande, Tony T Koshy, Joseph Gilbert, Lauren K Burdine, Teresa M Attina, Akhgar Ghassabian, Masato Honda, Michael Marmor, Dinh Binh Chu, Xiaoxia Han, Yongzhao Shao, Kurunthachalam Kannan
The World Trade Center (WTC) disaster released large amounts of various chemical substances into the environment, including perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Yet, no studies have examined exposures in children living or attending schools near the disaster site. We measured serum PFASs in WTC Health Registry (WTCHR) respondents who were ≤8 years of age on September 11, 2001 and a sociodemographically-matched comparison group. We also examined the relationship of PFASs levels with dust cloud exposure; home dust exposure, and with traumatic exposure, the latter to take into account differences related to possible mental health consequences and associated behavioral problems...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091126/association-between-perfluoroalkyl-substance-exposure-and-asthma-and-allergic-disease-in-children-as-modified-by-mmr-vaccination
#16
Clara Amalie Gade Timmermann, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Tina Kold Jensen, Christa Elyse Osuna, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Ulrike Steuerwald, Flemming Nielsen, Lars K Poulsen, Pál Weihe, Philippe Grandjean
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals that might be associated with asthma and allergy, but the associations remain unclear. Therefore, this study examined whether pre- and postnatal PFAS exposure was associated with childhood asthma and allergy. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination in early life may have a protective effect against asthma and allergy, and MMR vaccination is therefore taken into account when evaluating these associations. In a cohort of Faroese children whose mothers were recruited during pregnancy, serum concentrations of five PFASs - Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) - were measured at three timepoints (maternal serum in pregnancy week 34-36 and child serum at ages 5 and 13 years) and their association with immunoglobulin E (IgE) (cord blood and at age 7 years) and asthma/allergic diseases (questionnaires at ages 5 and 13 years and skin prick test at age 13 years) was determined...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080043/plasma-based-water-treatment-efficient-transformation-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-prepared-solutions-and-contaminated-groundwater
#17
Gunnar R Stratton, Fei Dai, Christopher L Bellona, Thomas M Holsen, Eric R V Dickenson, Selma Mededovic Thagard
A process based on electrical discharge plasma was tested for the transformation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The plasma-based process was adapted for two cases, high removal rate and high removal efficiency. During a 30 min treatment, the PFOA concentration in 1.4 L of aqueous solutions was reduced by 90% with the high rate process (76.5 W input power) and 25% with the high efficiency process (4.1 W input power). Both achieved remarkably high PFOA removal and defluorination efficiencies compared to leading alternative technologies...
January 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073630/adona-and-perfluoroalkylated-substances-in-plasma-samples-of-german-blood-donors-living-in-south-germany
#18
Hermann Fromme, Mandy Wöckner, Eike Roscher, Wolfgang Völkel
Perfluorinated compounds are fully fluorinated anthropogenic substances that have been used in various products, applications, and industrial processes. Due to their persistence and toxic effects, some of them are restricted, and therefore replacement products have been developed. The aim of the study was to quantify the body burden of different perfluorinated substances in two adult populations living close to or about 80km apart from a former perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) production plant who are exposed via drinking water, and in a control population...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073048/perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-fish-consumption
#19
Krista Y Christensen, Michelle Raymond, Michael Blackowicz, Yangyang Liu, Brooke A Thompson, Henry A Anderson, Mary Turyk
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are an emerging class of contaminants. Certain PFAS are regulated or voluntarily limited due to concern about environmental persistence and adverse health effects, including thyroid disease and dyslipidemia. The major source of PFAS exposure in the general population is thought to be consumption of seafood. OBJECTIVES: In this analysis we examine PFAS levels and their determinants, as well as associations between PFAS levels and self-reported fish and shellfish consumption, using a representative sample of the U...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065522/perfluoroalkyl-substances-thyroid-hormones-and-neuropsychological-status-in-older-adults
#20
Srishti Shrestha, Michael S Bloom, Recai Yucel, Richard F Seegal, Robert Rej, Robert J McCaffrey, Qian Wu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Edward F Fitzgerald
Minimal data exist regarding the neurotoxicity of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in aging populations and the possible mediating effects of thyroid hormones (THs). Hence, the aims of this study were to: (i) assess associations between PFASs and neuropsychological function, and (ii) determine if such associations are mediated by changes in circulating THs in an aging population. We measured perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), total thyroxine (T4) and free thyroxine (fT4) in serum and performed neuropsychological tests in 157 men and women aged 55-74 years and living in upper Hudson River communities...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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