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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106779/water-quality-sanitation-and-hygiene-conditions-in-schools-and-households-in-dolakha-and-ramechhap-districts-nepal-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
#1
Akina Shrestha, Subodh Sharma, Jana Gerold, Séverine Erismann, Sanjay Sagar, Rajendra Koju, Christian Schindler, Peter Odermatt, Jürg Utzinger, Guéladio Cissé
This study assessed drinking water quality, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) conditions among 708 schoolchildren and 562 households in Dolakha and Ramechhap districts of Nepal. Cross-sectional surveys were carried out in March and June 2015. A Delagua water quality testing kit was employed on 634 water samples obtained from 16 purposively selected schools, 40 community water sources, and 562 households to examine water quality. A flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer was used to test lead and arsenic content of the same samples...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104559/distribution-of-heavy-metals-and-metalloids-in-bulk-and-particle-size-fractions-of-soils-from-coal-mine-brownfield-and-implications-on-human-health
#2
Hongxia Li, Hongbing Ji, Chunjing Shi, Yang Gao, Yan Zhang, Xiangyu Xu, Huaijian Ding, Lei Tang, Yuxin Xing
Heavy metals (HMs) and metalloids migrate into their surroundings, thus increasing environmental risks and threatening human health. Current studies on coal-mine brownfields, however, have not thoroughly investigated soil-associated HMs and metalloids produced by coal mining. Therefore, this study explored the spatial and particle fraction distribution and human health implications of HMs and metalloids. The soil-associated HMs and metalloids are Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Mercury (Hg), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Lead (Pb), Scandium (Sc), Titanium (Ti) and Zinc (Zn)...
January 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102334/cofe2o4-mil-100-fe-hybrid-magnetic-nanoparticles-exhibit-fast-and-selective-adsorption-of-arsenic-with-high-adsorption-capacity
#3
Ji-Chun Yang, Xue-Bo Yin
In this study, we report the synthesis and application of mesoporous CoFe2O4@MIL-100(Fe) hybrid magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) for the simultaneous removal of inorganic arsenic (iAs). The hybrid adsorbent had a core-shell and mesoporous structure with an average diameter of 260 nm. The nanoscale size and mesoporous character impart a fast adsorption rate and high adsorption capacity for iAs. In total, 0.1 mg L(-1) As(V) and As(III) could be adsorbed within 2 min, and the maximum adsorption capacities were 114...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101221/a-complex-translocation-3-17-15-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-confirmed-by-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
#4
Yanming Wang, Junjie Ma, Xinguang Liu, Riming Liu, Lingling Xu, Li Wang, Jiannong Cen, Xiaoxia Chu
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is typified by t(15;17)(q22;q21), generating the promyelocytic leukemia (PML) gene at 15q22 with the retinoic acid α-receptor (RARA) gene at 17q21. The PML-RARA fusion gene is believed to play a vital role in leukemogenesis. A sizeable minority of patients with complex variants of APL have been reported. The present study reports the case of a 33-year-old male with APL carrying a potential complex translocation. The initial symptom was bleeding gums. Chromosomal analysis of the bone marrow cells revealed an atypical 17q aberration...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099871/fluoride-and-arsenic-exposure-affects-spatial-memory-and-activates-the-erk-creb-signaling-pathway-in-offspring-rats
#5
Yu-Peng Zhu, Shu-Hua Xi, Ming-Yan Li, Ting-Ting Ding, Nan Liu, Fu-Yuan Cao, Yang Zeng, Xiao-Jing Liu, Jun-Wang Tong, Shou-Fang Jiang
Fluoride and arsenic are inorganic contaminants that occur in the natural environment. Chronic fluoride and/or arsenic exposure can induce developmental neurotoxicity and negatively influence intelligence in children, although the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. This study explored the effects of fluoride and arsenic exposure in drinking water on spatial learning, memory and key protein expression in the ERK/CREB signaling pathway in hippocampal and cerebral cortex tissue in rat offspring...
January 15, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098817/spatial-analysis-of-human-health-risk-due-to-arsenic-exposure-through-drinking-groundwater-in-taiwan-s-pingtung-plain
#6
Ching-Ping Liang, Yi-Chi Chien, Cheng-Shin Jang, Ching-Fang Chen, Jui-Sheng Chen
Chronic arsenic (As) exposure continues to be a public health problem of major concern worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. A long-term groundwater quality survey has revealed that 20% of the groundwater in southern Taiwan's Pingtung Plain is clearly contaminated with a measured As concentration in excess of the maximum level of 10 µg/L recommended by the World Health Organization. The situation is further complicated by the fact that more than half of the inhabitants in this area continue to use groundwater for drinking...
January 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098196/enhanced-removal-of-as-v-from-aqueous-solution-using-modified-hydrous-ferric-oxide-nanoparticles
#7
Lijuan Huo, Xibai Zeng, Shiming Su, Lingyu Bai, Yanan Wang
Hydrous ferric oxide (HFO) is most effective with high treatment capacity on arsenate [As(V)] sorption although its transformation and aggregation nature need further improvement. Here, HFO nanoparticles with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) or starch as modifier was synthesized for the purpose of stability improvement and As(V) removal from water. Comparatively, CMC might be the optimum stabilizer for HFO nanoparticles because of more effective physical and chemical stability. The large-pore structure, high surface specific area, and the non-aggregated nature of CMC-HFO lead to increased adsorption sites, and thus high adsorption capacities of As(V) without pre-treatment (355 mg·g(-1)), which is much greater than those reported in previous studies...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097600/network-forming-nanoclusters-in-binary-as-s-se-glasses-from-ab-initio-quantum-chemical-modeling-to-experimental-evidences
#8
M Hyla
Network-forming As2(S/Se)m nanoclusters are employed to recognize expected variations in a vicinity of some remarkable compositions in binary As-Se/S glassy systems accepted as signatures of optimally constrained intermediate topological phases in earlier temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry experiments. The ab initio quantum chemical calculations performed using the cation-interlinking network cluster approach show similar oscillating character in tendency to local chemical decomposition but obvious step-like behavior in preference to global phase separation on boundary chemical compounds (pure chalcogen and stoichiometric arsenic chalcogenides)...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095118/modeling-and-optimization-of-lime-based-stabilization-in-high-alkaline-arsenic-bearing-sludges-with-a-central-composite-design
#9
Jie Lei, Bing Peng, Xiaobo Min, Yanjie Liang, Yang You, Liyuan Chai
This study focuses on the modeling and optimization of lime-based stabilization in high alkaline arsenic-bearing sludges (HAABS) and describes the relationship between the arsenic leachate concentration (ALC) and stabilization parameters to develop a prediction model for obtaining the optimal process parameters and conditions. A central composite design (CCD) along with response surface methodology (RSM) was conducted to model and investigate the stabilization process with three independent variables: the Ca/As mole ratio, reaction time and liquid/solid ratio, along with their interactions...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094846/chronic-drug-induced-effects-on-contractile-motion-properties-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#10
Ivan Kopljar, An De Bondt, Petra Vinken, Ard Teisman, Bruce Damiano, Nick Goeminne, Ilse Van den Wyngaert, David J Gallacher, Hua Rong Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Risk assessment of chronic cardiac safety liabilities within the pharmaceutical industry is mostly performed during late stages of pre-clinical drug development using in vivo animal models. Here, we explored the potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) to detect chronic cardiac risks such as drug-induced cardiomyocyte toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Video microscopy-based motion field imaging was applied to evaluate chronic effect (over 72 h) of cardiotoxic drugs on the contractile motion of hiPS-CMs...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094582/effects-of-arsenic-on-porcine-dendritic-cells-in-vitro
#11
Jalil Mehrzad, Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie, Masumeh Taheri
Exposure to arsenic (As) is an ongoing, and in some places increasing, health problem. Still, however, the effects of As exposure on the immune system are not well understood. Dendritic cells (DC) are a critical immune cell that bridges the innate and adaptive immune systems. To determine the impact of inorganic (i)As exposure on DC, the effects of (geo)anthropogenically relevant levels of NaAsO2 on the function of porcine monocyte-derived DC (MoDC) were evaluated in an in vitro model. The results showed a low dose of iAs reduced the phagocytic capacity of MoDC...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094280/accumulation-and-transformation-of-inorganic-and-organic-arsenic-in-rice-and-role-of-thiol-complexation-to-restrict-their-translocation-to-shoot
#12
Seema Mishra, Jürgen Mattusch, Rainer Wennrich
Environmental contamination of arsenic (As) and its accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is of serious human health concern. In planta speciation of As is an important tool to understand As metabolism in plants. In the present study, we investigated root to shoot As translocation and speciation in rice exposed to inorganic and methylated As. Arsenate (As(V)) and methylarsonate (MA(V)) were efficiently reduced to arsenite (As(III)) and MA(III), respectively in rice root and shoot but no trivalent form of dimethylarsinate (DMA(V)) was detected...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092839/effect-and-mechanism-of-sorbus-pohuashanensis-hante-hedl-flavonoids-protect-against-arsenic-trioxide-induced-cardiotoxicity
#13
Xiaojin Yu, Zhenyu Wang, Zunpeng Shu, Zhengqing Li, Yuan Ning, Keli Yun, Haina Bai, Ruihai Liu, Wenli Liu
The cardiotoxicity of arsenic trioxide (ATO) limits its clinical application in cancer treatment. Evidences suggest that sorbus has antioxidant activity and its consumption has been linked with improved cardioprotection. In this study, we investigated the cardio-protective effect and mechanisms of Sorbus pohuashanensis (Hante) Hedl. flavonoids (SPF) against ATO in BALB/c mice and H9c2 cells. Eleven major flavonoids were confirmed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-Q-TOF-MS)...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092735/toxicity-assessment-of-arsenic-and-cobalt-in-the-presence-of-aquatic-humic-substances-of-different-molecular-sizes
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Cláudia Hitomi Watanabe, Adnivia Santos Costa Monteiro, Erik Sartori Jeunon Gontijo, Vivian Silva Lira, Carolina de Castro Bueno, Nirmal Tej Kumar, Renata Fracácio, André Henrique Rosa
The release of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems can be influenced by humic acids. In this study, toxicity tests using environmentally relevant concentrations of arsenic and cobalt were conducted both in the presence and absence of aquatic humic substances (AHS) and the fractions of different molecular sizes in the range of (<5, 5-10;10-30; 30-100 and >100kDa) using the microcrustacean Ceriodaphnia dubia. AHS together with arsenic reduced the toxicity, and the toxicity decreased in fractions of larger molecular size AHS...
January 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091884/pre-mining-trace-element-and-radiation-exposure-to-biota-from-a-breccia-pipe-uranium-mine-in-the-grand-canyon-arizona-usa-watershed
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Jo Ellen Hinck, Danielle Cleveland, William G Brumbaugh, Greg Linder, Julia Lankton
The risks to wildlife and humans from uranium (U) mining in the Grand Canyon watershed are largely unknown. In addition to U, other co-occurring ore constituents contribute to risks to biological receptors depending on their toxicological profiles. This study characterizes the pre-mining concentrations of total arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), thallium (Tl), U, and zinc (Zn); radiation levels; and histopathology in biota (vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals) at the Canyon Mine...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089397/challenges-for-critical-raw-material-recovery-from-weee-the-case-study-of-gallium
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Maximilian Ueberschaar, Sarah Julie Otto, Vera Susanne Rotter
Gallium and gallium compounds are more frequently used in future oriented technologies such as photovoltaics, light diodes and semiconductor technology. In the long term the supply risk is estimated to be critical. Germany is one of the major primary gallium producer, recycler of gallium from new scrap and GaAs wafer producer. Therefore, new concepts for a resource saving handling of gallium and appropriate recycling strategies have to be designed. This study focus on options for a possible recycling of gallium from waste electric and electronic equipment...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088766/staphylococcus-aureus-cc395-harbours-a-novel-composite-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-element
#17
Jesper Larsen, Paal S Andersen, Volker Winstel, Andreas Peschel
BACKGROUND: CoNS species are likely reservoirs of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) in Staphylococcus aureus S aureus CC395 is unique as it is capable of exchanging DNA with CoNS via bacteriophages, which are also known to mediate transfer of SCCmec OBJECTIVES: To analyse the structure and putative origin of the SCCmec element in S aureus CC395. METHODS: The only MRSA CC395 strain described in the literature, JS395, was subjected to WGS, and its SCCmec element was compared with those found in CoNS species and other S...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088268/aberrant-%C3%AE-catenin-expression-in-urothelial-carcinomas-in-blackfoot-disease-endemic-areas
#18
Yi-Ting Chen, Chun-Chieh Wu, Xuan-Ping Liu, Chee-Yin Chai
Arsenic is a well-known toxic element and carcinogenic agent. The aim of this study was to investigate p63, E-cadherin, and β-catenin proteins in urothelial carcinoma (UC) in both arsenic contaminated areas [so-called blackfoot disease (BFD) area] and non-BFD areas. The expressions of p63, E-cadherin, and β-catenin proteins in 20 UC cases of blackfoot disease and 22 UC cases in non-BFD areas were detected using immunohistochemical methods. The results revealed a high p63 expression in 20 (47.6%) UC cases and high E-cadherin expression in six (14...
January 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087833/dysregulation-of-map-kinase-signaling-pathways-including-p38mapk-sapk-jnk-and-erk1-2-in-cultured-rat-cerebellar-astrocytes-exposed-to-diphenylarsinic-acid
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Takayuki Negishi, Mami Matsumoto, Yayoi Kobayashi, Mikiya Kojima, Fumika Sakaguchi, Kazuaki Takahata, Tomoko Kanehira, Rina Arakaki, Yohei Aoyama, Hikari Yoshida, Rena Yamada, Nobutaka Sumiyoshi, Tomoko Tashiro, Seishiro Hirano, Kenji Yoshida, Kazunori Yukawa
Diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA) was a major compound found in the arsenic poisoning incident that occurred in Kamisu, Ibaraki, Japan in 2003. People exposed to DPAA via contaminated well water suffered from several neurological disorders, including cerebellar symptoms. We previously reported that DPAA induces cellular activation in cultured rat cerebellar astrocytes, dose-dependent promotion of cell growth (low DPAA), cell death (high DPAA), and increased phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases (p38MAPK, SAPK/JNK, and ERK1/2)...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081365/visualizing-arsenate-reactions-and-encapsulation-in-a-single-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticle
#20
Lan Ling, Wei-Xian Zhang
A nanostructure-based mechanism is presented on the enrichment, separation and immobilization of arsenic with nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron (nZVI). The As-Fe reactions are studied with Spherical Aberration Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cs-STEM). Near atomic-resolution (<1 nm3) electron tomography discovers a thin continuous layer (23±3 Å) of elemental arsenic sandwiched between the iron oxide shell and the zero-valent iron core. This points to a unique mechanism of nano-encapsulation and proves that the outer layer, especially the Fe(0)/oxide interface is the edge of the As-Fe reactions...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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