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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346620/combating-global-antibiotic-resistance-emerging-one-health-concerns-in-lower-and-middle-income-countries
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Maya Nadimpalli, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau, David C Love, Lance B Price, Bich-Tram Huynh, Jean-Marc Collard, Kruy Sun Lay, Laurence Borand, Awa Ndir, Timothy R Walsh, Didier Guillemot
Antibiotic misuse in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance that can disseminate globally. Strategies specific to LMICs that seek to reduce antibiotic misuse by humans, but simultaneously improve antibiotic access, have been proposed. However, most approaches to date have not considered the growing impact of animal and environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance, which threaten to exacerbate the antibiotic resistance crisis in LMICs. In particular, current strategies do not prioritize the impacts of increased antibiotic use for terrestrial food-animal and aquaculture production, inadequate food safety, and widespread environmental pollution...
January 15, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346418/the-relationship-of-lung-function-with-ambient-temperature
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Joseph M Collaco, Lawrence J Appel, John McGready, Garry R Cutting
BACKGROUND: Lung function is complex trait with both genetic and environmental factors contributing to variation. It is unknown how geographic factors such as climate affect population respiratory health. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ambient air temperature is associated with lung function (FEV1) in the general population. DESIGN/SETTING: Associations between spirometry data from two National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) periods representative of the U...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346326/lipid-membrane-nanosensors-for-environmental-monitoring-the-art-the-opportunities-and-the-challenges
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REVIEW
Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, Dimitrios Nikolelis, Christina G Siontorou, Stephanos Karapetis
The advent of nanotechnology has brought along new materials, techniques, and concepts, readily adaptable to lipid membrane-based biosensing. The transition from micro-sensors to nano-sensors is neither straightforward nor effortless, yet it leads to devices with superior analytical characteristics: ultra-low detectability, small sample volumes, better capabilities for integration, and more available bioelements and processes. Environmental monitoring remains a complicated field dealing with a large variety of pollutants, several decomposition products, or secondary chemicals produced ad hoc in the short- or medium term, many sub-systems affected variously, and many processes largely unknown...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346281/a-prototype-sensor-for-in-situ-sensing-of-fine-particulate-matter-and-volatile-organic-compounds
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Chee-Loon Ng, Fuu-Ming Kai, Ming-Hui Tee, Nicholas Tan, Harold F Hemond
Air pollution exposure causes seven million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. Possessing knowledge of air quality and sources of air pollution is crucial for managing air pollution and providing early warning so that a swift counteractive response can be carried out. An optical prototype sensor (AtmOptic) capable of scattering and absorbance measurements has been developed to target in situ sensing of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For particulate matter testing, a test chamber was constructed and the emission of PM2...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346115/mitochondrial-dysfunction-a-key-player-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases-linked-to-air-pollution
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Sri Rahavi Boovarahan, Gino A Kurian
Air pollution has become an environmental burden with regard to non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease. It has been reported that air pollution can accelerate the development of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Air pollutants encompass various particulate matters (PMs), which change the blood composition and heart rate and eventually leads to cardiac failure by triggering atherosclerotic plaque ruptures or by developing irreversible ischemia. A series of major epidemiological and observational studies have established the noxious effect of air pollutants on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its susceptibility and the pathological disease events remain largely elusive and are predicted to be initiated in the cell organelle...
January 18, 2018: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346078/long-term-high-air-pollution-exposure-induced-metabolic-adaptations-in-traffic-policemen
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Chaochao Tan, Yupeng Wang, Mingyue Lin, Zhu Wang, Li He, Zhiyi Li, Yu Li, Keqian Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adverse physiological changes induced by long-term exposure to PM2.5. METHODS: Totally 183 traffic policemen and 88 office policemen as the control group, were enrolled in this study. The concentrations of PM2.5 in both the working places of traffic and office policemen were obtained. Detailed personal questionnaires and conventional laboratory tests including hematology, fasting blood glucose, blood lipids, liver, kidney, immunity and tumor-related markers were conducted on all participants of this study...
January 5, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346024/occurrence-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-surface-water-and-hospital-wastewater
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Ayrton F Martins, Daiane S da Silva, Alma C C Mejía, José E B Bravo
The main objective of this study was to determine the occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface water samples collected from different points along the stream that flows through the Campus of the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS-Brazil. Before reaching the campus, the water in the stream is already contaminated by wastewater discharged from the surrounding, and once inside the Campus, additional wastewater from a Gas Station situated close to the University hospital. A bench scale photodegradation experiment was conducted of the occurring traces of anthracene, phenanthrene and naphthalene, with the aid of a stirred tank reactor and polymer-supported TiO2 as a catalyst...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345999/cost-effectiveness-of-capping-freeways-for-use-as-parks-the-new-york-cross-bronx-expressway-case-study
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Sooyoung Kim, Zafar Zafari, Martine Bellanger, Peter Alexander Muennig
OBJECTIVES: To examine health benefits and cost-effectiveness of implementing a freeway deck park to increase urban green space. METHODS: Using the Cross-Bronx Expressway in New York City as a case study, we explored the cost-effectiveness of implementing deck parks. We built a microsimulation model that included increased exercise, fewer accidents, and less pollution as well as the cost of implementation and maintenance of the park. We estimated both the quality-adjusted life years gained and the societal costs for 2017...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345465/microplastic-abundance-and-composition-in-western-lake-superior-as-determined-via-microscopy-pyr-gc-ms-and-ftir
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Erik Hendrickson, Elizabeth C Minor, Kathryn Schreiner
While plastic pollution in marine and freshwater systems is an active area of research, there is not yet an in-depth understanding of the distributions, chemical compositions, and fates of plastics in aquatic environments. In this study, the magnitude, distribution, and common polymers of microplastic pollution in surface waters in western Lake Superior are determined. Analytical methodology, including estimates of ambient contamination during sample collection and processing, are described and employed. Microscopy, Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass spectrometry (Pyr-GC/MS), and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were used to quantify and identify microplastic particles...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345269/tributyltin-induces-epigenetic-changes-and-decreases-the-expression-of-nuclear-respiratory-factor-1
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Saki Hanaoka, Keishi Ishida, Saki Tanaka, Shuichiro Sakamoto, Katsuhiro Okuda, Seigo Sanoh, Shigeru Ohta, Yaichiro Kotake
Tributyltin (TBT), a common organotin environmental pollutant, has been widely used as a component of marine antifouling paints. We previously reported that exposure to TBT inhibits the expression and DNA binding of nuclear respiratory factor-1 (NRF-1) and causes neurotoxicity. In the present study, we focused on the epigenetic effects of TBT and investigated whether TBT decreases NRF-1 expression via epigenetic modifications in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. First, we found that exposure to 300 nM TBT decreases NRF-1 expression...
January 18, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345249/effects-of-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-on-the-prevention-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-rats-exposed-to-air-pollutant-particles-less-than-2-5-micrometers-in-diameter-pm2-5
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Lerong Chen, Xiaolan Yuan, Luru Zou, Jianping Peng, Xinchun Hu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) on airway changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rats exposed to air pollutant particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), and to evaluate the mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three groups were included in this study: a normal group, a COPD model group, and a COPD with 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment group. In each group, the rats were divided into four subgroups: control and different doses of PM2...
January 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345235/news-on-climate-change-air-pollution-and-allergic-trigger-factors-of-asthma
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REVIEW
M D Amato, L Cecchi, I Annesi-Maesano, G D Amato
The rising frequency of obstructive respiratory diseases,in particular allergic asthma, observed over the last years, can be partially explained by changes occurring in the environment, with increasing presence in atmosphere of chemical (particulate matter and gaseous components such as nitrogen dioxide and ozone) and biologic (aeroallergens) trigger factors. Aeroallergens are able to stimulate, in allergic subjects, the airways' sensitization, inducing symptoms of bronchial asthma. Over the last 50 years, global earth's temperature has markedly risen likely because of growing emission of anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344774/physiological-mechanism-of-osmoregulatory-adaptation-in-anguillid-eels
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REVIEW
Quanquan Cao, Jie Gu, Dan Wang, Fenfei Liang, Hongye Zhang, Xinru Li, Shaowu Yin
In recent years, the production of eel larvae has dramatic declines due to reductions in spawning stocks, overfishing, growth habitat destruction and access reductions, and pollution. Therefore, it is particularly important and urgent for artificial production of glass eels. However, the technique of artificial hatching and rearing larvae is still immature, which has long been regarded as an extremely difficult task. One of the huge gaps is artificial condition which is far from the natural condition to develop their capability of osmoregulation...
January 17, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344709/microbial-characterization-of-methanogenic-and-iron-reducing-consortium-in-reactors-with-polychlorinated-biphenyls
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Mara R de Lima E Silva, Regiane C Correa, Isabel K Sakamoto, Maria B A Varesche
Recent papers have confirmed current environmental pollution and the continuous release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) despite the prohibition of its manufacture worldwide. As the dehalogenating microorganisms are able to remove halogens from various analogous compounds, the characterization of PCB metabolisms can improve the degradation of similar compounds. Thus, this study extensively evaluated the microbial community developed in methanogenic and iron-reducing reactors. The horizontal-flow anaerobic reactor (HAIB) with real waste of Aroclor (1 mL L-1) was fed with mineral medium, ethanol, and sodium formate...
January 17, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343860/predicted-impact-of-thermal-power-generation-emission-control-measures-in-the-beijing-tianjin-hebei-region-on-air-pollution-over-beijing-china
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Liqiang Wang, Pengfei Li, Shaocai Yu, Khalid Mehmood, Zhen Li, Shucheng Chang, Weiping Liu, Daniel Rosenfeld, Richard C Flagan, John H Seinfeld
Widespread economic growth in China has led to increasing episodes of severe air pollution, especially in major urban areas. Thermal power plants represent a particularly important class of emissions. Here we present an evaluation of the predicted effectiveness of a series of recently proposed thermal power plant emission controls in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region on air quality over Beijing using the Community Multiscale Air Quality(CMAQ) atmospheric chemical transport model to predict CO, SO2, NO2, PM2...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343796/integrated-climate-chemical-indicators-of-diffuse-pollution-from-land-to-water
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Per-Erik Mellander, Phil Jordan, Marianne Bechmann, Ophélie Fovet, Mairead M Shore, Noeleen T McDonald, Chantal Gascuel-Odoux
Management of agricultural diffuse pollution to water remains a challenge and is influenced by the complex interactions of rainfall-runoff pathways, soil and nutrient management, agricultural landscape heterogeneity and biogeochemical cycling in receiving water bodies. Amplified cycles of weather can also influence nutrient loss to water although they are less considered in policy reviews. Here, we present the development of climate-chemical indicators of diffuse pollution in highly monitored catchments in Western Europe...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343777/the-hidden-cost-of-using-low-resolution-concentration-data-in-the-estimation-of-nh3-dry-deposition-fluxes
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Frederik Schrader, Martijn Schaap, Undine Zöll, Richard Kranenburg, Christian Brümmer
Long-term monitoring stations for atmospheric pollutants are often equipped with low-resolution concentration samplers. In this study, we analyse the errors associated with using monthly average ammonia concentrations as input variables for bidirectional biosphere-atmosphere exchange models, which are commonly used to estimate dry deposition fluxes. Previous studies often failed to account for a potential correlation between ammonia exchange velocities and ambient concentrations. We formally derive the exact magnitude of these errors from statistical considerations and propose a correction scheme based on parallel measurements using high-frequency analysers...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343438/regulation-of-the-immune-response-by-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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REVIEW
Cristina Gutiérrez-Vázquez, Francisco J Quintana
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is activated by small molecules provided by the diet, microorganisms, metabolism, and pollutants. AhR is expressed by a number of immune cells, and thus AhR signaling provides a molecular pathway that integrates the effects of the environment and metabolism on the immune response. Studies have shown that AhR signaling plays important roles in the immune system in health and disease. As its activity is regulated by small molecules, AhR also constitutes a potential target for therapeutic immunomodulation...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342945/hyperspectral-features-of-oil-polluted-sea-ice-and-the-response-to-the-contamination-area-fraction
#19
Bingxin Liu, Ying Li, Chengyu Liu, Feng Xie, Jan-Peter Muller
Researchers have studied oil spills in open waters using remote sensors, but few have focused on extracting reflectance features of oil pollution on sea ice. An experiment was conducted on natural sea ice in Bohai Bay, China, to obtain the spectral reflectance of oil-contaminated sea ice. The spectral absorption index (SAI), spectral peak height (SPH), and wavelet detail coefficient (DWT d5) were calculated using stepwise multiple linear regression. The reflectances of some false targets were measured and analysed...
January 15, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342877/accumulation-of-heavy-metals-in-tea-leaves-and-potential-health-risk-assessment-a-case-study-from-puan-county-guizhou-province-china
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Jian Zhang, Ruidong Yang, Rong Chen, Yishu Peng, Xuefeng Wen, Lei Gao
This study features a survey of the concentrations of aluminum (Al) and heavy metals (Mn, Pb, Cd, Hg, As, Cr, Ni, Cu, and Zn) in tea leaves and the corresponding cultivation soils (0-30 cm), carried out in Puan County (Guizhou Province, China). The average concentrations of Al, Mn, Pb, Cd, Hg, As, Cr, Ni, Cu, and Zn in the soil were 106 × 10³, 214, 20.9, 0.09, 0.12, 17.5, 121, 27.8, 131.2, and 64 mg·kg-1, respectively. The heavy metals' pollution indexes in the soil can be ranked as follows: Cu > Cr > Hg > As > Ni > Zn > Pb > Mn > Cd...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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