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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894056/traditional-and-new-pops-in-environments-along-the-bohai-and-yellow-seas-an-overview-of-china-and-south-korea
#1
Jing Meng, Seongjin Hong, Tieyu Wang, Qifeng Li, Seo Joon Yoon, Yonglong Lu, John P Giesy, Jong Seong Khim
Rapid economic growth during the past two decades in the region surrounding the Bohai and Yellow Seas has resulted in severe pollution. Large amounts of monitoring data on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various environmental media have been accumulated, which allows us to conduct a fairly comprehensive assessment of the region around the Bohai and Yellow Seas to elucidate spatial patterns of pollution on a regional scale. This review summarized distributions of traditional and new POPs, including organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), in various environmental media...
November 25, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890730/cathodic-voltage-controlled-electrical-stimulation-of-titanium-for-prevention-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-biofilm-infections
#2
Mary Canty, Nicole Luke-Marshall, Anthony Campagnari, Mark Ehrensberger
: Antibiotic resistance of bacterial biofilms limits available treatment methods for implant-associated orthopaedic infections. This study evaluated the effects of applying cathodic voltage-controlled electrical stimulations (CVCES) of -1.5V and -1.8V (vs. Ag/AgCl) to coupons of commercially pure titanium (cpTi) incubated in cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) as a method of preventing bacterial attachment. Stimulations were applied for 2, 4, and 8 hours and coupon-associated and planktonic colony-forming units (CFU) were enumerated following stimulation...
November 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890414/developmental-neurotoxicants-in-human-milk-comparison-of-levels-and-intakes-in-three-european-countries
#3
Eliška Čechová, Martin Scheringer, Marta Seifertová, Ondřej Mikeš, Kristýna Kroupová, Jan Kuta, Joan Forns, Merete Eggesbø, Ilona Quaak, Marijke de Cock, Margot van de Bor, Henrieta Patayová, Ľubica Palkovičová Murínová, Anton Kočan
Developmental neurotoxicants (DNTs), such as methylmercury (MeHg), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and selected organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), have gained increasing interest recently due to their possible relation to developmental disorders in children, which are increasing worldwide. We analyzed levels of 14 developmental neurotoxicants in human milk samples from Slovakia (n=37), the Netherlands (n=120) and Norway (n=388). Positive identification for most target analytes was >95% in all samples. In all three countries MeHg was measured for the first time in mother milk...
November 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889216/carbon-nanotube-amendment-for-treating-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane-and-hexachlorocyclohexane-remaining-in-dong-ting-lake-sediment-an-implication-for-in-situ-remediation
#4
Jian Zhang, Ji-Lai Gong, Guang-Ming Zeng, Hu-Cheng Yang, Peng Zhang
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were largely sprayed on the floodplain soils before the project of Returning Farmland to Lake in China, which caused contamination of sediment in Dong-ting Lake with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and posed threats to human health and other organisms. In this study, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) at different concentrations of 0.058, 0.145 and 0.29wt% were used to manage residual DDTs and HCHs in Dong-ting Lake sediment...
November 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887825/national-investigation-of-semi-volatile-organic-compounds-pahs-ocps-and-pcbs-in-lake-sediments-of-china-occurrence-spatial-variation-and-risk-assessment
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Chaocan Li, Shouliang Huo, Zhiqiang Yu, Beidou Xi, Kevin M Yeager, Zhuoshi He, Chunzi Ma, Jingtian Zhang, Fengchang Wu
In this study, a large scale investigation of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in sediments from 52 lakes, located in five geographic regions across China, was conducted to assess sediment quality in terms of organic contaminants. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in sediment were found to range between 17.00-6,633, 0.12-45.24, and 0.03-13.99ngg(-1), respectively. Lake sediments from different regions exhibited variation in contamination levels, and in the compositions of isomers...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876223/monitoring-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-blood-of-women-with-uterine-cervix-cancer
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Ángel G Polanco Rodríguez, M Inmaculada Riba López, T Ángel DelValls Casillas, J Alfredo Araujo León, Olfa Mahjoub, Anjan Kumar Prusty
In Yucatan, Mexico, chronic exposure of Mayan population to pesticides is expected as about 30 per cent are drinking polluted water. Residues of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) were monitored in 18 municipalities of Yucatan with high mortality rates due to uterine cervix cancer. 70 blood samples collected from Mayan women living in livestock, agricultural and metropolitan area were analyzed for OCP. Solid Phase Extraction was performed on C18 cartridges and analyzed by Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detector...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867678/reduced-dental-plaque-formation-in-dogs-drinking-a-solution-containing-natural-antimicrobial-herbal-enzymes-and-organic-matcha-green-tea
#7
Michael I Lindinger
The results of an exploratory, multicenter clinical study confirmed the hypothesis that a novel, natural, and safe oral care product (OCP) reduced the rate of plaque formation on teeth of dogs consuming the OCP (antimicrobial plant-derived enzymes, organic matcha green tea, cultured dextrose, sodium bicarbonate, and ascorbic acid) compared to controls. Healthy dogs without periodontitis, of varying breeds, sex, and age, were recruited and enrolled, using nonrandomized stratification methods, into a control and treatment groups...
2016: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866855/possible-emissions-of-pops-in-plain-and-hilly-areas-of-nepal-implications-for-source-apportionment-and-health-risk-assessment
#8
Ishwar Chandra Yadav, Ningombam Linthoingambi Devi, Jun Li, Gan Zhang, Knut Breivik
Ambient air is a core media chosen for monitoring under the Stockholm Convention on POPs. While extensive monitoring of POPs in ambient air has been carried out in some parts of the globe, there are still regions with very limited information available, such as some developing countries as Nepal. This study therefore aims to target the occurrence of selected POPs in Nepal in suspected source areas/more densely populated regions. Four potential source regions in Nepal were furthermore targeted as it was hypothesized that urban areas at lower altitudes (Birgunj and Biratnagar located at approximately 86 and 80 m...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858112/effects-of-sabbagh-universal-spring-2-fixed-functional-appliance-on-class-ii-1-patients-at-their-postpubertal-peak-growth-period-compared-with-the-extraction-method-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Siamak Hemmatpour, Ali Mokhtar, Vahid Rakhshan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of the Sabbagh Universal Spring 2 (SUS 2) fixed functional appliance compared to the premolar extraction method in correcting class II/1 malocclusion in patients who had passed their peak of postpubertal growth (stages 4-6 of Cervical Vertebral Maturation Index). METHODS: In all, 40 class II/1 patients were randomized to receive SUS 2 application (7 males, 13 females, age 15.75 ± 1.02 years) or maxillary premolar extraction (8 males, 12 females, age 15...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847108/membrane-protected-micro-solid-phase-extraction-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-milk-samples-using-zinc-oxide-incorporated-carbon-foam-as-sorbent
#10
Muhammad Sajid, Chanbasha Basheer, Muhammad Mansha
In this work, zinc oxide nanoparticles incorporated carbon foam was utilized as sorbent for extraction and preconcentration of fifteen organochlorine pesticides in milk samples. The sorbent was prepared by a fast and single step reaction between the sucrose and zinc nitrate that was accomplished by heating the mixture for 10min. The resulting sorbent was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The sorbent was then employed in membrane protected micro-solid-phase extraction (μ-SPE) of OCPs in milk samples...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845063/recrudescence-of-onchocerciasis-in-the-como%C3%A3-valley-in-southwest-burkina-faso
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Lassane Koala, Achille Nikiema, Rory J Post, Alain Brice Paré, Claude Montant Kafando, François Drabo, Soungalo Traoré
Onchocerciasis control by vector control was instigated in southwest Burkina Faso in January 1969 by ORSTOM/OCCGE, and continued until operations were taken over by the WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in February 1975, which itself ceased operations in the area in 1989 when onchocerciasis was judged to have been reduced to insignificant levels. Initially (1969-1975) vector immigration maintained unacceptably high levels of transmission, but OCP was much larger than the preceding campaign and in 1975 the Annual Transmission Potential (ATP) dropped below 100 at all sites in the Comoé river valley except Folonzo, which continued to be subject to reinvasion, along with the whole of the Léraba river valley...
November 11, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825649/sources-atmospheric-transport-and-deposition-mechanism-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-soils-of-the-tibetan-plateau
#12
Laiguo Chen, Qianhua Feng, Qiusheng He, Yumei Huang, Yu Zhang, Guo Jiang, Wei Zhao, Bo Gao, Kui Lin, Zhencheng Xu
Because of mountain cold-trapping, the soil in the Tibetan Plateau may be an important global sink of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). However, there are limited data on OCPs in the soils of the Tibetan Plateau. In addition, the atmospheric transport and deposition mechanisms of OCPs also need to be further studied. In this study, the sampling area covered most regions of the Tibetan Plateau. The detection frequencies of ΣChlordane (sum of trans-chlordane, cis-chlordane and oxychlordane), HCB, ΣNonachlor (sum of trans- and cis-nonachlor), DDTs, ΣEndo (sum of endosulfan-I, endosulfan-II and endosulfate), aldrin, HCHs, ΣHeptachlor (sum of heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide), mirex and dieldrin were 100%, 98...
January 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822694/occurrence-sources-and-risk-assessment-of-ocps-in-surface-sediments-from-urban-rural-and-reclamation-affected-rivers-of-the-pearl-river-delta-china
#13
Wei Wang, Junhong Bai, Min Xi, Qingqing Zhao, Guangliang Zhang, Xiaojun Wen, Rong Xiao
Sediments were collected to a depth of 20 cm from urban, rural, and reclamation-affected rivers in the Pearl River Delta of China. In total, 16 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were analyzed in all sediment samples, and the occurrence, possible sources, toxicity, and health risks of OCPs were evaluated to compare the contamination characteristics of OCPs in sediments among the three types of rivers. The results showed that concentrations of Σ16OCPs in sediments from the three rivers followed the order urban river > reclamation-affected river > rural river, with a mean value of 247...
November 8, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818887/pesticide-residues-in-water-sediment-and-fish-from-tono-reservoir-and-their-health-risk-implications
#14
Osei Akoto, Augustine Asore Azuure, K D Adotey
Levels of organochlorine (OC) and organophosphorus (OP) pesticide residues in fish, sediments and water and their health risk associated with the consumption of the fish from the Tono Reservoir, Ghana were evaluated. The analytical methods included solvent extraction of the pesticide residues using ultrasound sonication and soxhlet extraction and their subsequent quantification using GC equipped with electron capture detector and pulse flame photometric detector after clean-up on activated silica gel/anhydrous sodium sulphate...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818563/corrosion-behavior-of-plasma-electrolytically-oxidized-gamma-titanium-aluminide-alloy-in-simulated-body-fluid
#15
L Lara Rodriguez, P A Sundaram
Plasma electrolytic oxidized (PEO) γTiAl alloy samples were electrochemically characterized by open circuit potential (OCP), cyclic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to evaluate their corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid (SBF) in order to gauge their potential for biomedical applications. Experimental results through OCP and cyclic polarization studies demonstrated the protective nature and the beneficial effect of the PEO coatings on γTiAl. The PEO surface increased corrosion resistance of these surface modified alloys...
September 15, 2016: Materials Chemistry and Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814548/residue-patterns-of-currently-historically-and-never-used-organochlorine-pesticides-in-agricultural-soils-across-china-and-associated-health-risks
#16
Lili Niu, Chao Xu, Siyu Zhu, Weiping Liu
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) with different usage states, such as currently, historically or never used, may show different behaviors and potential risks in the environment. It is essential to identify their distribution patterns and fates and to assess their associated health risks to humans. In this study, based on a nationwide sampling campaign across China, we determined the concentrations of currently (endosulfan), historically (chlordane and heptachlor) and never-used (aldrin, dieldrin and endrin) OCPs in agricultural soils...
October 28, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800487/human-elimination-of-organochlorine-pesticides-blood-urine-and-sweat-study
#17
Stephen J Genuis, Kevin Lane, Detlef Birkholz
Background. Many individuals have been exposed to organochlorinated pesticides (OCPs) through food, water, air, dermal exposure, and/or vertical transmission. Due to enterohepatic reabsorption and affinity to adipose tissue, OCPs are not efficiently eliminated from the human body and may accrue in tissues. Many epidemiological studies demonstrate significant exposure-disease relationships suggesting OCPs can alter metabolic function and potentially lead to illness. There is limited study of interventions to facilitate OCP elimination from the human body...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798806/residues-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-surface-water-of-a-megacity-in-central-china-seasonal-spatial-distribution-and-fate-in-wuhan
#18
Lili Cui, Liangfu Wei, Jun Wang
Surface water quality closely correlating with human health suffered increasing organochlorine pesticide (OCP) pollution due to the intensive anthropogenic activities in megacities. In the present study, 112 water samples collected from 14 lakes and 11 drinking water source sites in Wuhan were detected for the residues of OCPs in November 2013 and July 2014, respectively. The ΣOCPs ranged from 5.61 to 13.62 ng L(-1) in summer with the maximum value in Yezhi Lake and 3.18 to 7.73 ng L(-1) in winter with the highest concentration in Yandong Lake...
October 31, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783194/assessment-of-organochlorine-pesticide-contamination-in-waterbirds-from-an-agricultural-region-central-china
#19
Ying Hu, Shihua Qi, Linxi Yuan, Hongxia Liu, Xinli Xing
Twenty-one organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were measured in the muscle of six predominant waterbird species from Jianghan Plain, Hubei Province, Central China. Among OCPs, DDTs were the most prevalent compounds, with average concentration ranging from 31.1 to 1445 ng/g lipid weight. Little egrets (Egretta garzetta) and Chinese pond herons (Ardeola bacchus) showed significantly higher concentrations of OCPs (p < 0.05) due to their dietary habits and migratory patterns. There were no statistically significant differences (p > 0...
October 25, 2016: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771756/seasonal-differences-in-contaminant-accumulation-in-neotropical-migrant-and-resident-songbirds
#20
Alejandra R Maldonado, Miguel A Mora, José L Sericano
For many years, it has been hypothesized that Neotropical migrants breeding in the United States and Canada accumulate organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) while on their wintering grounds in Latin America. We investigated the seasonal accumulation of persistent organic pollutant (POPs) in migrant and resident passerines in Texas, Yucatán, and Costa Rica collected during the fall, winter, and spring from 2011 to 2013. A total of 153 birds were collected, and all contained detectable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and OCPs with dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) being the most predominant pesticide...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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