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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641175/atmospheric-dust-deposition-on-soils-around-an-abandoned-fluorite-mine-hammam-zriba-ne-tunisia
#1
Chaima Djebbi, Fredj Chaabani, Oriol Font, Ignasi Queralt, Xavier Querol
The present study focuses on the eolian dispersion and dust deposition, of major and trace elements in soils in a semi-arid climate, around an old fluorite (CaF2) and barite (BaSO4) mine, located in Hammam Zriba in Northern Tunisia. Ore deposits from this site contain a high amount of metal sulphides constituting heavy metal pollution in the surrounding environment. Samples of waste from the surface of mine tailings and agricultural topsoil samples in the vicinity of the mine were collected. The soil samples and a control sample from unpolluted area, were taken in the direction of prevailing northwest and west winds...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640797/rural-and-urban-differences-in-air-quality-2008-2012-and-community-drinking-water-quality-2010-2015-united-states
#2
Heather Strosnider, Caitlin Kennedy, Michele Monti, Fuyuen Yip
PROBLEM/CONDITION: The places in which persons live, work, and play can contribute to the development of adverse health outcomes. Understanding the differences in risk factors in various environments can help to explain differences in the occurrence of these outcomes and can be used to develop public health programs, interventions, and policies. Efforts to characterize urban and rural differences have largely focused on social and demographic characteristics. A paucity of national standardized environmental data has hindered efforts to characterize differences in the physical aspects of urban and rural areas, such as air and water quality...
June 23, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636814/arsenic-compromises-both-p97-and-proteasome-functions
#3
Joseph Tillotson, Christopher J Zerio, Bryan Harder, Andrew Ambrose, Kevin S Jung, MinJin Kang, Donna D Zhang, Eli Chapman
Exposure to arsenic is a worldwide problem that affects more than 200 million people. The underlying mechanisms of arsenic toxicity have been difficult to ascertain due to arsenic's pleotropic effects. A number of recent investigations have shown arsenic can compromise protein quality control through the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) or the endoplasmic reticulum associated protein degradation (ERAD) pathway. In this report, a link between arsenic and protein quality control is reported. Biochemical and cellular data demonstrate a misregulation of the ATPase cycle of the ATPase associated with various cellular activities (AAA+) chaperone, p97...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635416/arsenic-and-fluoride-co-contamination-in-shallow-aquifers-from-agricultural-suburbs-and-an-industrial-area-of-punjab-pakistan-spatial-trends-sources-and-human-health-implications
#4
Abida Farooqi, Jawairia Sultana, Noshin Masood
Release of arsenic (As) and fluoride (F(-)) species into groundwater is a serious health concern around the world. The present study was the first systematic baseline study conducted in Rahim Yar Khan district, Punjab, focusing on As and F(-) contamination in groundwater. A total of 51 representative groundwater samples comprising of 44 samples from agricultural suburbs and 7 from an industrial base were analysed. Statistical parameters, principal component analysis-multiple linear regression (PCA-MLR) and health risk assessment model were used to investigate the hydro geochemistry, spatial patterns, interrelation, source contribution and associated health risks of high As and F(-) in groundwater of the study area...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634793/arsenic-sorption-by-red-mud-modified-biochar-produced-from-rice-straw
#5
Chuan Wu, Liu Huang, Sheng-Guo Xue, Yu-Ying Huang, William Hartley, Meng-Qian Cui, Ming-Hung Wong
Red mud-modified biochar (RM-BC) has been produced to be utilized as a novel adsorbent to remove As because it can effectively combine the beneficial features of red mud (rich metal oxide composition and porous structure) and biochar (large surface area and porous structure properties). SEM-EDS and XRD analyses demonstrated that red mud had loaded successfully on the surface of biochar. With the increasing of pH in solution, arsenate (As(V)) adsorption on RM-BC decreased while arsenite (As(III)) increased. Arsenate adsorption kinetics process on RM-BC fitted the pseudo-second-order model, while that of As(III) favored the Elovich model...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634348/distinct-arsenic-metabolites-following-seaweed-consumption-in-humans
#6
Vivien F Taylor, Zhigang Li, Vicki Sayarath, Thomas J Palys, Kevin R Morse, Rachel A Scholz-Bright, Margaret R Karagas
Seaweeds contain arsenic primarily in the form of arsenosugars, which can be metabolized to a wide range of arsenic compounds. To characterize human exposure to arsenic from seaweed consumption, we determined concentrations of arsenic species in locally available seaweeds, and assessed urinary arsenic compounds in an experimental feeding study. A total of 11 volunteers consumed 10 g per day of three types of seaweeds (nori, kombu, and wakame) for three days each, while abstaining from rice and seafood following a three-day washout period...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634111/levels-of-plasma-selenium-and-urinary-total-arsenic-interact-to-affect-the-risk-for-prostate-cancer
#7
Yu-Mei Hsueh, Chien-Tien Su, Horng-Sheng Shiue, Wei-Jen Chen, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Ying-Chin Lin, Cheng-Shiuan Tsai, Chao-Yuan Huang
This study investigated whether plasma selenium levels modified the risk for prostate cancer (PC) related to arsenic exposure. We conducted a case-control study that included 318 PC patients and 318 age-matched, healthy control subjects. Urinary arsenic profiles were examined using HPLC-HG-AAS and plasma selenium levels were measured by ICP-MS. We found that plasma selenium levels displayed a significant dose-dependent inverse association with PC. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for PC was 0...
June 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633082/role-of-indigenous-microbiota-from-heavily-contaminated-sediments-in-the-bioprecipitation-of-arsenic
#8
Erika E Rios-Valenciana, Roberto Briones-Gallardo, Luis F Cházaro-Ruiz, Nadia Martínez-Villegas, Lourdes B Celis
High arsenic concentrations have been detected in alluvial aquifers of arid and semi-arid zones in Mexico. This work describes the potential of microbial arsenate reduction of the indigenous community present in sediments from an arsenic contaminated aquifer. Microcosms assays were conducted to evaluate arsenate and sulfate-reducing activities of the native microbiota. Two different sediments were used as inoculum in the assays amended with lactate (10mM) as electron donor and with sulfate and arsenate (10mM each) as electron acceptors...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632927/prospective-associations-between-environmental-heavy-metal-exposure-and-renal-outcomes-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Chun-Chieh Tsai, Chia-Lin Wu, Chew-Teng Kor, Ie-Bin Lian, Chin-Hua Chang, Teng-Hsiang Chang, Chia-Chu Chang, Ping-Fang Chiu
BACKGROUND: In Taiwan, Changhua County residents were exposed to high heavy metal pollution and exhibited high heavy metal levels in blood and urine. We examined associations between heavy metals in residential soil and renal outcomes of residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHOD: From January 01, 2003 to June 30, 2015, we retrospectively identified CKD patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) at one tertiary care center...
June 20, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631380/a-highly-sensitive-enzymatic-catalysis-system-for-trace-detection-of-arsenic-in-water
#10
Yuanli Liu, Chuanbai Yu, Zhixin Cao, Daniel Shvarts, William C Trogler
Arsenic (As) is an extremely toxic element that exists in the environment in different chemical forms. The detection of arsenic in potable water remains a challenging task. This study presents a highly sensitive enzymatic catalysis system for trace sensing of inorganic arsenic in water. This is the first enzyme-catalyzed fluorescence assay capable of detecting arsenic at concentrations below the allowable level adopted by the World Health Organization (10 ppb in drinking water). The enzyme catalytically produces fluorescent NADH in the presence of arsenate, which enables facile detection of arsenate at concentrations in the 0 - 200 ppb range...
June 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630379/the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mortality-in-bangladesh
#11
Samantha G Dean, Chenan Zhang, Jianjun Gao, Shantanu Roy, Justin Shinkle, Mekala Sabarinathan, Maria Argos, Lin Tong, Alauddin Ahmed, Md Tariqul Islam, Tariqul Islam, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Golam Sarwar, Hasan Shahriar, Mahfuzar Rahman, Md Yunus, Joseph H Graziano, Lin S Chen, Farzana Jasmine, Muhammad G Kibriya, Habibul Ahsan, Brandon L Pierce
Telomeres are tandem repeat sequences at the end of chromosomes that bind proteins to protect chromosome ends. Telomeres shorten with age, and shorter leukocyte telomere length (TL) has been associated with overall mortality in numerous studies. However, this association has not been tested in populations outside of Europe and the U.S. We assessed the association between TL and subsequent mortality using data on 744 mortality cases and 761 age-/sex-matched controls sampled from >27,000 participants from three longitudinal Bangladeshi cohorts: Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), HEALS Expansion (HEALS-E), and Bangladesh Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (BEST)...
June 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628877/remediation-of-groundwater-contaminated-with-arsenic-through-enhanced-natural-attenuation-batch-and-column-studies
#12
Saeedreza Hafeznezami, Amity G Zimmer-Faust, Dukwoo Jun, Megyn B Rugh, Heather L Haro, Austin Park, Jae Suh, Tina Najm, Matthew D Reynolds, James A Davis, Tarannom Parhizkar, Jennifer A Jay
Batch and column laboratory experiments were conducted on natural sediment and groundwater samples from a contaminated site in Maine, USA with the aim of lowering the dissolved arsenate [As(V)] concentrations through chemical enhancement of natural attenuation capacity. In batch factorial experiments, two levels of treatment for three parameters (pH, Ca, and Fe) were studied at different levels of phosphate to evaluate their impact on As(V) solubility. Results illustrated that lowering pH, adding Ca, and adding Fe significantly increased the sorption capacity of sediments...
June 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626450/microbial-phosphorus-solubilization-and-its-potential-for-use-in-sustainable-agriculture
#13
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Elizabeth T Alori, Bernard R Glick, Olubukola O Babalola
The use of excess conventional Phosphorus (P) fertilizers to improve agricultural productivity, in order to meet constantly increasing global food demand, potentially causes surface and ground water pollution, waterway eutrophication, soil fertility depletion, and accumulation of toxic elements such as high concentration of selenium (Se), arsenic (As) in the soil. Quite a number of soil microorganisms are capable of solubilizing/mineralizing insoluble soil phosphate to release soluble P and making it available to plants...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626252/amelioration-of-arsenic-induced-toxic-effects-in-mice-by-dietary-supplementation-of-syzygium-cumini-leaf-extract
#14
Milan Barai, Nazmul Ahsan, Nilanjana Paul, Khaled Hossain, Mohammad Abdur Rashid, Masashi Kato, Nobutaka Ohgami, Anwarul Azim Akhand
Arsenic created a serious public health problem in Bangladesh due to its presence in groundwater and dissemination of the toxic effects to millions of people. The scarcity of the treatment options to manage this affected population has made the situation much worse. To find a promising treatment option, this study was undertaken to examine the ameliorating roles of Syzygium cumini leaf extract (SLE) against arsenic-induced toxic effects in mice. Swiss albino mice were divided into four groups where 'control' group received pure water + normal feed, 'arsenic (As)' group received sodium arsenite (NaAsO2)-containing water (10 μg/g body weight/day) + normal feed, 'As+SLE' group received NaAsO2-containing water + feed supplemented with SLE (50 µg/g body weight/day) and finally the 'SLE' group received pure water + feed supplemented with SLE...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625818/quantitative-assessment-of-lung-and-bladder-cancer-risk-and-oral-exposure-to-inorganic-arsenic-meta-regression-analyses-of-epidemiological-data
#15
Heather N Lynch, Ke Zu, Erin M Kennedy, Thuy Lam, Xiaobin Liu, Daniella M Pizzurro, Christine T Loftus, Lorenz R Rhomberg
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water varies geographically and is prevalent worldwide. While exposures in the US are generally low, there are some areas with higher levels of naturally occurring iAs (potentially >100μg/L) where residents rely on unregulated drinking water wells. Much of the evidence on the association between iAs and cancer comes from epidemiological studies conducted in South American and Asian populations. These populations have generally been exposed to much higher levels of iAs and have differing underlying characteristics, both of which make comparing them to Western populations difficult...
June 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625800/arsenic-alters-transcriptional-responses-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-and-decreases-antimicrobial-defense-of-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#16
B C Goodale, E J Rayack, B A Stanton
Arsenic contamination of drinking water and food threatens the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide by increasing the risk of numerous diseases. Arsenic exposure has been associated with infectious lung disease in epidemiological studies, but it is not yet understood how ingestion of low levels of arsenic increases susceptibility to bacterial infection. Accordingly, the goal of this study was to examine the effect of arsenic on gene expression in primary human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells and to determine if arsenic altered epithelial cell responses to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624591/safe-limit-of-arsenic-in-soil-in-relation-to-dietary-exposure-of-arsenicosis-patients-from-malda-district-west-bengal-a-case-study
#17
Debasis Golui, D N Guha Mazumder, S K Sanyal, S P Datta, P Ray, P K Patra, S Sarkar, K Bhattacharya
Safe limit of arsenic in soil in relation to dietary exposure of arsenicosis patients was established in Malda district of West Bengal. Out of 182 participants examined, 80 (43.9%) participants showed clinical features of arsenicosis, characterized by arsenical skin lesion (pigmentation and keratosis), while 102 participants did not have any such lesion (control). Experimental results of the twenty eight soils (own field) of the participants showed the mean Olsen extractable and total arsenic concentration of 0...
June 15, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623505/assessment-of-arsenic-content-in-soil-rice-grains-and-groundwater-and-associated-health-risks-in-human-population-from-ropar-wetland-india-and-its-vicinity
#18
Sakshi Sharma, Inderpreet Kaur, Avinash Kaur Nagpal
In the present study, potential health risks posed to human population from Ropar wetland and its vicinity, by consumption of inorganic arsenic (i-As) via arsenic contaminated rice grains and groundwater, were assessed. Total arsenic (t-As) in soil and rice grains were found in the range of 0.06-0.11 mg/kg and 0.03-0.33 mg/kg, respectively, on dry weight basis. Total arsenic in groundwater was in the range of 2.31-15.91 μg/L. i-As was calculated from t-As using relevant conversion factors. Rice plants were found to be arsenic accumulators as bioconcentration factor (BCF) was observed to be >1 in 75% of rice grain samples...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623431/effect-of-chronic-arsenic-exposure-under-environmental-conditions-on-bioaccumulation-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-enzymatic-defenses-in-wild-trout-salmo-trutta-pisces-teleostei
#19
Samuel Greani, Radia Lourkisti, Liliane Berti, Bernard Marchand, Jean Giannettini, Jérémie Santini, Yann Quilichini
The present study evaluates the relation between chronic arsenic (As) exposure in the natural distribution area of wild brown trout (Salmo trutta), oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymatic defenses. Two rivers of the same watershed were evaluated to highlight the correlation between As accumulation and the resulting stress: (i) the Presa River, which has high chronic As levels (2281.66 µg/L) due to past mining activity, and (ii) the Bravona River (control river). This metalloid was measured in main fish tissues (gills, kidney, liver, muscle, gonads and fins) and water...
June 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622092/exogenous-proline-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-tobacco-by-2-cells-to-arsenate
#20
Mst Nur-E-Nazmun Nahar, Mohammad Muzahidul Islam, Md Anamul Hoque, Anna Yonezawa, Md Yeasin Prodhan, Toshiyuki Nakamura, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Shintaro Munemasa, Yoshiyuki Murata
Arsenic causes physiological and structural disorders in plants. Proline is accumulated as a compatible solute in plants under various stress conditions and mitigates stresses. Here, we investigated the effects of exogenous proline on tobacco Bright Yellow-2 (BY-2) cultured cells under [Formula: see text] stress. Arsenate did not inhibit BY-2 cell growth at 40 and 50 μM but did it at 60 μM. Proline at 0.5 to 10 mM did not affect the cell growth but delayed it at 20 mM. At 40 μM [Formula: see text], neither 0...
June 16, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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