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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333580/persistent-organochlorine-contaminant-residues-in-tissues-of-hedgehogs-from-turkey
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Kalender Arıkan, Zeynep Yaşar Arıkan, Salih Levent Turan
The residues of persistent organochlorinated pollutants (POPs), namely polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) (HCHs, CHLs, HCCPs, DDTs, and dicofol congeners) were investigated in the hair and muscle of road-killed Erinaceus roumanicus and E. concolor in Turkey. Mean residue levels were as follows: in hair, PCBs = 7.43 ± 4.88 ng/g and OCPs = 9.21 ± 1.27 ng/g; in muscle, PCBs = 30.73 ± 2.51 ng/g and OCPs = 145.04 ± 16.59 ng/g. There was no significant difference between species and sex, while there was significant difference between habitats and regions in terms of either total PCB and OCP levels, or POP levels (p < 0...
January 15, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332689/corrigendum-to-pesticides-drive-risk-in-wastewater-impacted-streams-during-low-flow-conditions-water-res-110-2017-366-377
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Nicole A Munz, Francis J Burdon, Dick de Zwart, Marion Junghans, Laura Melo, Marta Reyes, Urs Schönenberger, Heinz P Singer, Barbara Spycher, Juliane Hollender, Christian Stamm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332674/sleep-apnea-and-pesticide-exposure-in-a-study-of-us-farmers
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Brittney O Baumert, Megan Ulmer Carnes, Jane A Hoppin, Chandra L Jackson, Dale P Sandler, Laura Beane Freeman, Paul K Henneberger, David M Umbach, Srishti Shrestha, Stuart Long, Stephanie J London
INTRODUCTION: Carbamate and organophosphate pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase, and poisoning leads to respiratory depression. Thus, involvement in sleep apnea is plausible, but no data exist at lower levels of exposure. Other pesticides could impact sleep apnea by different mechanisms but have not been studied. Our study examines the associations between pesticide exposure and sleep apnea among pesticide applicators from a US farming population. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from 1569 male pesticide applicators, mostly farmers, from an asthma case-control study nested within the prospective Agricultural Health Study...
February 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331773/impact-of-co-exposure-of-aldrin-and-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-at-biochemical-and-molecular-levels-in-zebrafish
#4
Reena C Jhamtani, Saurabh Shukla, P Sivaperumal, M S Dahiya, Rakhi Agarwal
Aldrin (ALD), a persistent-organic-pollutant (POP), an organochlorine-cyclodiene-pesticide is highly toxic in nature. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TNP) are widely used for various industrial applications. Despite the remarkable research on pesticide toxicity, the work with impact of nanoparticles on POP has been dealt with marginally. Chemicals co-exist in the environment and exhibit interactive effects. An investigation was carried out to evaluate the individual and combined effects of ALD (6 ppm) and TNP (60 ppm) exposure at sub-lethal concentration for 24 h in zebrafish...
December 27, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330915/effects-of-seed-mixture-sowing-with-resistant-and-susceptible-rice-on-population-dynamics-of-target-planthoppers-and-non-target-stemborers-and-leaffolders
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Zhuo Li, Gui-Jun Wan, Long Wang, Megha N Parajulee, Zi-Hua Zhao, Fa-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: The widespread planting of insect-resistant crops has caused a dramatic shift in agricultural landscapes, thus raising concerns about the potential impact on both target and non-target pests worldwide. In this study, we examined the potential effects of six seed-mixture ratios of insect-resistant dominance (100%-R100, 95%-S05R95, 90%-S10R90, 80%-S20R80, 60%-S40R60, and 0%-S100) on target and non-target pests in a 2-year field trial in southern China. RESULTS: The occurrence of target pests, Nilaparvata lugens and Sogatella furcifera, decreased with the increased ratio of resistant rice, and the mixture ratios with ≥90% resistant rice significantly increased the pest suppression efficiency, with lowest occurrences of non-target pests, Sesamia inferens, Chilo suppressalis and Cnaphalocrocis medinalis, in S100 and S10R90 seed-mixture ratios...
January 13, 2018: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330898/determination-of-phthalate-esters-in-soil-using-a-quick-easy-cheap-effective-rugged-and-safe-method-followed-by-gc-ms
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Qianjun Liu, Di Chen, Jiyuan Wu, Guangcai Yin, Qintie Lin, Min Zhang, Huawen Hu
A quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe procedure was designed to extract pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables with a high percentage of water. It has not been used extensively for the extraction of phthalate esters from sediments, soils and sludges. In this work, this procedure was combined with gas chromatography with mass spectrometry to determine 16 selected phthalate esters in soil. The extraction efficiency of the samples was improved by ultrasonic extraction and dissolution of the soil samples in ultra-pure water, which promoted the dispersion of the samples...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330590/a-meta-analysis-of-pesticide-loss-in-runoff-under-conventional-tillage-and-no-till-management
#7
Daniel Elias, Lixin Wang, Pierre-Andre Jacinthe
Global agricultural intensification has led to increased pesticide use (37-fold from 1960 to 2005) and soil erosion (14% since 2000). Conservation tillage, including no-till (NT), has been proposed as an alternative to conventional plow till (PT) to mitigate soil erosion, but past studies have reported mixed results on the effect of conservation tillage on pesticide loss. To explore the underlying factors of these differences, a meta-analysis was conducted using published data on pesticide concentration and load in agricultural runoff from NT and PT fields...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329707/simultaneous-determination-of-117-pesticides-and-30-mycotoxins-in-raw-coffee-without-clean-up-by-lc-esi-ms-ms-analysis
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Bárbara Reichert, André de Kok, Ionara Regina Pizzutti, Jos Scholten, Carmem Dickow Cardoso, Martien Spanjer
This paper describes the optimization and validation of an acetonitrile based method for simultaneous extraction of multiple pesticides and mycotoxins from raw coffee beans followed by LC-ESI-MS/MS determination. Before extraction, the raw coffee samples were milled and then slurried with water. The slurried samples were spiked with two separate standard solutions, one containing 131 pesticides and a second with 35 mycotoxins, which were divided into 3 groups of different relative concentration levels. Optimization of the QuEChERS approach included performance tests with acetonitrile acidified with acetic acid or formic acid, with or without buffer and with or without clean-up of the extracts before LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis...
April 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329451/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-signaling-disruption-by-endocrine-and-metabolic-disrupting-chemicals
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Josiah E Hardesty, Laila Al-Eryani, Banrida Wahlang, K Cameron Falkner, Hongxue Shi, Jian Jin, Brad Vivace, Brian P Ceresa, Russell A Prough, Matthew C Cave
Background: The purpose of this study is to identify an environmentally relevant shared receptor target for endocrine and metabolism disrupting chemical pollutants. A feature of the tested chemicals was that they induced Cyp2b10 in vivo implicating activation of the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR). Recent studies suggest that these compounds could be indirect CAR activators via epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition. Methods: Assays included a CAR activity reporter assay, EGF endocytosis assay, and EGFR phosphorylation assay...
January 10, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329004/contemporary-enzyme-based-technologies-for-bioremediation-a-review
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REVIEW
Babita Sharma, Arun Kumar Dangi, Pratyoosh Shukla
The persistent disposal of xenobiotic compounds like insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, plastics and other hydrocarbon containing substances is the major source of environmental pollution which needs to be eliminated. Many contemporary remediation methods such as physical, chemical and biological are currently being used, but they are not sufficient to clean the environment. The enzyme based bioremediation is an easy, quick, eco-friendly and socially acceptable approach used for the bioremediation of these recalcitrant xenobiotic compounds from the natural environment...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328973/feeding-inhibition-in-corbicula-fluminea-o-f-muller-1774-as-an-effect-criterion-to-pollutant-exposure-perspectives-for-ecotoxicity-screening-and-refinement-of-chemical-control
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Bruno Branco Castro, Carlos Silva, Inês Patrunilho Efe Macário, Bruno Oliveira, Fernando Gonçalves, Joana Luísa Pereira
Bivalves are commonly used in biomonitoring programs to track pollutants. Several features, including its filter-feeding abilities, cumulatively argue in favour of the use of the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) as a biosentinel and an ecotoxicological model. Filtration in bivalves is very sensitive to external stimuli and its control is dictated by regulation of the opening/closure of the valves, which may be used as an avoidance defence against contaminants. Here, we investigate the filter-feeding behaviour of the Asian clam as an endpoint for assessing exposure to pollutants, driven by two complementary goals: (i) to generate relevant and sensitive toxicological information based on the ability of C...
January 4, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328805/recent-advances-in-the-application-of-cold-plasma-technology-in-foods
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Chaitanya Sarangapani, Apurva Patange, Paula Bourke, Kevin Keener, P J Cullen
The past decade has seen a surge in the scientific literature investigating the potential food-related applications of plasma. A multidisciplinary scientific effort has started to demonstrate process efficacy for a range of plasma applications, including antimicrobial, pesticidal, food functionalization, and waste treatment. Insights into the interactions of plasma species with food and the mechanisms of action are also emerging. This review examines the current status of cold plasma technology within the food sector with a particular emphasis on emerging applications...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328337/development-and-validation-of-a-simulation-method-pechrem-for-evaluating-spatio-temporal-concentration-changes-of-paddy-herbicides-in-rivers
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Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Noriyuki Suzuki, Fujio Shiraishi, Daisuke Nakajima, Shigeko Serizawa, Takeo Sakurai, Hiroaki Shiraishi
In pesticide risk management in Japan, predicted environmental concentrations are estimated by a tiered approach, and the Ministry of the Environment also performs field surveys to confirm the maximum concentrations of pesticides with risk concerns. To contribute to more efficient and effective field surveys, we developed the Pesticide Chemicals High Resolution Estimation Method (PeCHREM) for estimating spatially and temporally variable emissions of various paddy herbicides from paddy fields to the environment...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326530/pesticide-poisonings-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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EDITORIAL
Erik Jørs, Dinesh Neupane, Leslie London
Aims and scope This editorial is an introduction to the papers making up the special issue on 'pesticide poisonings in low- and middle income countries'.
2018: Environmental Health Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324824/assessing-the-links-among-environmental-contaminants-endocrinology-and-parasites-to-understand-amphibian-declines-in-montane-regions-of-costa-rica
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Christopher J Leary, Hannah F Ralicki, David Laurencio, Sarah Crocker-Buta, John H Malone
Amphibians inhabiting montane riparian zones in the Neotropics are particularly vulnerable to decline, but the reasons are poorly understood. Because environmental contaminants, endocrine disruption, and pathogens often figure prominently in amphibian declines it is imperative that we understand how these factors are potentially interrelated to affect montane populations. One possibility is that increased precipitation associated with global warming promotes the deposition of contaminants in montane regions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324809/temporal-trends-in-arthropod-abundances-after-the-transition-to-organic-farming-in-paddy-fields
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Masaru H Tsutsui, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Tadashi Miyashita
Organic farming aims to reduce the effect on the ecosystem and enhance biodiversity in agricultural areas, but the long-term effectiveness of its application is unclear. Assessments have rarely included various taxonomic groups with different ecological and economic roles. In paddy fields with different numbers of years elapsed since the transition from conventional to organic farming, we investigated changes in the abundance of insect pests, generalist predators, and species of conservation concern. The abundance of various arthropods exhibited diverse trends with respect to years elapsed since the transition to organic farming...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324036/entomological-opportunities-and-challenges-for-sustainable-viticulture-in-a-global-market
#17
Kent M Daane, Charles Vincent, Rufus Isaacs, Claudio Ioriatti
Viticulture has experienced dramatic global growth in acreage and value. As the international exchange of goods has increased, so too has the market demand for sustainably produced products. Both elements redefine the entomological challenges posed to viticulture and have stimulated significant advances in arthropod pest control programs. Vineyard managers on all continents are increasingly combating invasive species, resulting in the adoption of novel insecticides, semiochemicals, and molecular tools to support sustainable viticulture...
January 7, 2018: Annual Review of Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322271/responses-of-macroinvertebrate-communities-to-pesticide-application-in-irrigated-rice-fields
#18
Cristina Stenert, Íris C M F de Mello, Mateus M Pires, Débora S Knauth, Naoki Katayama, Leonardo Maltchik
The ability to recover to original states after disturbances makes macroinvertebrates useful tools for assessing the impacts of pesticides. Many studies showed that direct exposure to pesticides decreases macroinvertebrate richness and alters their composition. The main objective of this study was to assess recovery patterns in macroinvertebrate communities after pesticide application in irrigated rice fields. We analyzed short-term temporal dynamics of macroinvertebrate communities after application of the herbicides bispyribac-sodium and clomazone and the insecticide chlorantraniliprole, over the rice-growing season in southern Brazil...
January 10, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322075/data-about-knowledge-and-tendency-towards-organic-foods-use-in-tehran
#19
Fariba Razeghi, Ehsan Haghi, Masoud Yunesian
Improper use of chemical fertilizer and pesticide poses not only threats to the environmental safety but also major public health issues globally. The adverse effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides forced agricultural scientist to look for safer methods such as organic farming. This study was aimed at assessing the knowledge and tendency towards organic foods use among people of living in a megacity, Tehran. Data was collected from "fall exhibition" and "health food exhibition" participants using pretested questionnaire...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321978/toxicity-of-formulants-and-heavy-metals-in-glyphosate-based-herbicides-and-other-pesticides
#20
N Defarge, J Spiroux de Vendômois, G E Séralini
The major pesticides of the world are glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH), and their toxicity is highly debated. To understand their mode of action, the comparative herbicidal and toxicological effects of glyphosate (G) alone and 14 of its formulations were studied in this work, as a model for pesticides. GBH are mixtures of water, with commonly 36-48% G claimed as the active principle. As with other pesticides, 10-20% of GBH consist of chemical formulants. We previously identified these by mass spectrometry and found them to be mainly families of petroleum-based oxidized molecules, such as POEA, and other contaminants...
2018: Toxicology Reports
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