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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818661/variation-in-organochlorine-and-mercury-levels-in-first-and-replacement-eggs-of-a-single-egg-clutch-breeder-the-thick-billed-murre-at-a-breeding-colony-in-the-canadian-arctic
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Birgit M Braune, Shoshanah R Jacobs, Anthony J Gaston
Contaminant concentrations may vary among sequentially-laid eggs in multi-egg clutches, and this variation has implications for the interpretation of contaminant concentrations in monitoring programs. The thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) is a key species for monitoring contaminants in the Canadian Arctic and lays only a single egg per year. Therefore, the potential issue of intra-clutch variation in contaminant concentrations is avoided. However, if the egg is removed or lost early in the incubation stage, the adult female murre will relay...
August 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806690/occurrence-and-distribution-of-halogenated-flame-retardants-in-an-urban-watershed-comparison-to-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-organochlorine-pesticides
#2
Qian Wang, Barry C Kelly
Due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), market demand for alternative flame retardants is projected to increase, worldwide. Information regarding the environmental behavior of these compounds is limited. The present study involved field measurements of several alternative halogenated flame retardants (HFRs), along with PBDEs and legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in surface water, bottom sediments and suspended particulate matter (SPM) within a highly urbanized watershed in Singapore...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806676/occurrence-and-air-soil-exchange-of-organochlorine-pesticides-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-at-a-cawnet-background-site-in-central-china-implications-for-influencing-factors-and-fate
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Lingxi Zhan, Tian Lin, Zuwu Wang, Zhineng Cheng, Gan Zhang, Xiaopu Lyu, Hairong Cheng
Ambient air and soil samples were collected between March 2012 and March 2013 at Jinsha, a regional background site in central China, to measure the concentrations of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The average concentrations of total OCPs and total PCBs were 191 ± 107 and 39.4 ± 27.1 pg/m(3) in air (gaseous and particulate phase) and 0.585 ± 0.437 and 0.083 ± 0.039 ng/g in soil, respectively. The higher concentrations of p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p'-DDT) and p,p'-DDT/p,p'-DDE ratios in the soil indicated recent p,p'-DDT input to the soil...
August 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806565/implications-of-biological-factors-on-accumulation-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-antarctic-notothenioid-fish
#4
J M Ríos, N B Lana, N F Ciocco, A Covaci, E Barrera-Oro, E Moreira, J C Altamirano
In the present study, the possible associations between selected persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biological factors were assessed in different tissues of two Antarctic notothenioid fish: Notothenia rossii (NOR) and Trematomus newnesi (TRN) collected at Potter Cove, King George Island/Isla 25 de Mayo, South Shetland Islands. Specifically, association patterns between biological factors (body size, lipid content, body condition) and POP concentrations (polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and metabolites, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), chlordanes (CHLs) and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs)), were explored by using two approaches: multivariate analyses (principal component analysis: PCA) and intraspecific correlations...
August 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796816/non-invasive-volumetric-analysis-of-asymptomatic-hands-using-a-3-d-scanner
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Hiroki Shinkai, Michiro Yamamoto, Masahiro Tatebe, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shigeru Kurimoto, Hitoshi Hirata
Hand swelling is one of the symptoms often seen in practice, but none of the available morphometric methods can quickly and efficiently quantify hand volume in an objective manner, and the current gold-standard volume measurement requires immersion in water, which can be difficult to use. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the accuracy of using 3-dimensional (3-D) scanning to measure hand volume. First, we compared the hand volume calculated using the 3-D scanner to that calculated from the conventional method among 109 volunteers to determine the reliability of 3-D measurements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793859/investigating-knockdown-resistance-kdr-mechanism-against-pyrethroids-ddt-in-the-malaria-vector-anopheles-funestus-across-africa
#6
Helen Irving, Charles S Wondji
BACKGROUND: Understanding the molecular basis of insecticide resistance is key to improve the surveillance and monitoring of malaria vector populations under control. In the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus, little is currently known about the role of the knockdown resistance (kdr) mechanism. Here, we investigated the presence and contribution of knockdown resistance (kdr) to pyrethroids/DDT resistance observed in Anopheles funestus across Africa. RESULTS: Pyrosequencing genotyping and sequencing of the voltage gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene did not detect the common L1014F mutation in field collected An...
August 9, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780637/selected-organochlorines-in-human-blood-and-urine-in-the-south-of-the-russian-far-east
#7
Vasiliy Yu Tsygankov, Nadezhda K Khristoforova, Olga N Lukyanova, Margarita D Boyarova, Pavel F Kiku, Marina V Yarygina
The trace OCP concentrations, such as α-, β-, and γ-HCH, DDT and its metabolites (DDD and DDE) in blood and urine of residents from the south of the Russian Far East was revealed. A large range of OCPs was found in the urine: α- and γ-isomers of HCH, DDT and DDE. The only β-HCH was detected in the blood; this indicates its persistence and the difficulty of excretion this substance from the organism. The total trace OCP concentration, found in the biological fluids of residents of the south of the Russian Far East, providing further evidence that these organic contaminants persist in the environment...
August 5, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764122/depth-distribution-possible-sources-and-toxic-risk-assessment-of-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-in-different-river-sediment-cores-affected-by-urbanization-and-reclamation-in-a-chinese-delta
#8
Wei Wang, Junhong Bai, Guangliang Zhang, Xin Wang, Jia Jia, Baoshan Cui, Xinhui Liu
Sediment cores were collected in urban (0-50 cm), rural (0-40 cm) and reclamation-affected river (0-40 cm) environments in the Pearl River Delta. Concentrations of 16 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were determined in all collected samples to identify the depth-distribution, possible sources and ecotoxicological risks of OCPs in river sediments affected by urbanization and reclamation in a Chinese delta. The results showed that the top 10 cm of rural river sediments had slightly lower concentrations of the 16 OCPs compared to urban and reclamation-affected rivers, whereas the 30-40 cm sediment layers in the rural river showed higher levels of the 16 OCPs...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763657/organochlorine-pesticides-in-the-indoor-air-of-a-theatre-and-museum-in-the-czech-republic-inhalation-exposure-and-cancer-risk
#9
Eva Holt, Ondřej Audy, Petra Booij, Lisa Melymuk, Roman Prokes, Jana Klánová
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) have been used to preserve the integrity of historical buildings or to protect collections of artefacts at potentially large volumes and often without detailed application records. Previous research has focused on the efficiency of remediation at contaminated sites (where identified), as well as improvement of preservation techniques and workplace health and safety. Few studies have assessed the human health risks from occupational exposure to OCPs in buildings of cultural and historical importance...
July 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761001/dna-damage-tolerance-in-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-mice
#10
Bas Pilzecker, Olimpia Alessandra Buoninfante, Paul van den Berk, Cesare Lancini, Ji-Ying Song, Elisabetta Citterio, Heinz Jacobs
DNA damage tolerance (DDT) enables bypassing of DNA lesions during replication, thereby preventing fork stalling, replication stress, and secondary DNA damage related to fork stalling. Three modes of DDT have been documented: translesion synthesis (TLS), template switching (TS), and repriming. TLS and TS depend on site-specific PCNA K164 monoubiquitination and polyubiquitination, respectively. To investigate the role of DDT in maintaining hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and progenitors, we used Pcna(K164R/K164R) mice as a unique DDT-defective mouse model...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753526/influence-of-maternal-and-sociodemographic-characteristics-on-the-accumulation-of-organohalogen-compounds-in-argentinian-women-the-emasar-study
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Natalia Bravo, Solrunn Hansen, Inger Økland, Mercè Garí, Marisa V Álvarez, Silvina Matiocevich, Jon-Øyvind Odland, Joan O Grimalt
The occurrence of organohalogen compounds in venous serum from post-partum mothers from two Argentinian cities, Salta and Ushuaia, has been investigated (n = 698). 4,4'-DDE was the most abundant compound in these cities, with geometric means of 33 and 67ng/g lipid weight, respectively. City of residence, age and parity were the main determinants of the accumulation of these compounds. Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was the second most abundant pollutant in Ushuaia, 8.7ng/g lipid, and β-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) in Salta, 7...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748832/temporo-spatial-distribution-of-insecticide-resistance-in-indian-malaria-vectors-in-the-last-quarter-century-need-for-regular-resistance-monitoring-and-management
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REVIEW
Kamaraju Raghavendra, Poonam Sharma Velamuri, Vaishali Verma, Natarajan Elamathi, Tapan Kumar Barik, Rajendra Mohan Bhatt, Aditya Prasad Dash
The Indian vector control programme similar to other programmes in the world is still reliant on chemical insecticides. Anopheles culicifacies is the major vector out of six primary malaria vectors in India and alone contributes about 2/3 malaria cases annually; and per se its control is actually control of malaria in India. For effective management of vectors, current information on their susceptibility status to different insecticides is essential. In this review, an attempt was made to compile and present the available data on the susceptibility status of different malaria vector species in India from the last 2...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745304/multi-class-chemical-exposure-in-rural-peru-using-silicone-wristbands
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Alan J Bergmann, Paula E North, Luis Vasquez, Hernan Bello, Maria Del Carmen Gastañaga Ruiz, Kim A Anderson
Exposure monitoring with personal silicone wristband samplers was demonstrated in Peru in four agriculture and urban communities where logistic and practical constraints hinder use of more traditional approaches. Wristbands and associated methods enabled quantitation of 63 pesticides and screening for 1397 chemicals including environmental contaminants and personal care products. Sixty-eight wristbands were worn for approximately one month by volunteers from four communities of Alto Mayo, Peru. We identified 106 chemicals from eight chemical classes among all wristbands...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743278/status-of-insecticide-resistance-in-anopheles-mosquitoes-in-ubon-ratchathani-province-northeastern-thailand
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Anchana Sumarnrote, Hans J Overgaard, Nattapol Marasri, Bénédicte Fustec, Kanutcharee Thanispong, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Vincent Corbel
BACKGROUND: Malaria is common in hilly, forested areas along national borders in Southeast Asia. Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors has been detected in a few countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS), representing a threat to malaria control and prevention. This study aims to determine the insecticide resistance status of Anopheles mosquitoes in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand, where increasing number of malaria cases were reported recently. METHODS: Mosquitoes were collected in 2013-2015 using human landing and cattle bait collections in six sites during both the rainy and dry seasons...
July 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737697/worldwide-regulations-of-standard-values-of-pesticides-for-human-health-risk-control-a-review
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REVIEW
Zijian Li, Aaron Jennings
Abstract: The impact of pesticide residues on human health is a worldwide problem, as human exposure to pesticides can occur through ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Regulatory jurisdictions have promulgated the standard values for pesticides in residential soil, air, drinking water, and agricultural commodity for years. Until now, more than 19,400 pesticide soil regulatory guidance values (RGVs) and 5400 pesticide drinking water maximum concentration levels (MCLs) have been regulated by 54 and 102 nations, respectively...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737160/health-and-environmental-risk-assessment-project-for-bottlenose-dolphins-tursiops-truncatus-from-the-southeastern-usa-ii-environmental-aspects
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REVIEW
John S Reif, Adam M Schaefer, Gregory D Bossart, Patricia A Fair
Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus are the most common apex predators found in coastal and estuarine ecosystems along the southeastern coast of the USA, where these animals are exposed to multiple chemical pollutants and microbial agents. In this review, we summarize the results of investigations of environmental exposures evaluated in 360 free-ranging dolphins between 2003 and 2015. Bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida (IRL, n = 246), and coastal waters of Charleston, South Carolina (CHS, n = 114), were captured, given comprehensive health examinations, and released as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study of individual and population health...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737099/concentrations-and-human-health-risk-assessment-of-ddt-and-its-metabolites-in-free-range-and-commercial-chicken-products-from-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
#17
L A Thompson, Y Ikenaka, Y B Yohannes, J J van Vuren, V Wepener, N J Smit, W S Darwish, S M M Nakayama, H Mizukawa, M Ishizuka
Organochlorine pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) have been used in agriculture and for disease control purposes over many decades. Reports suggest that DDT exposure may result in a number of adverse effects in humans. In the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, DDT is sprayed annually in homes (indoor residual spraying) to control the mosquito vector of malaria. In the northern part of the Province, samples of free-range chicken meat (n = 48) and eggs (n = 13), and commercially-produced chicken meat (n = 6) and eggs (n = 11) were collected and analysed...
July 24, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728131/the-distribution-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-sediments-from-isimangaliso-wetland-park-ecological-risks-and-implications-for-conservation-in-a-biodiversity-hotspot
#18
Archibold Buah-Kwofie, Marc S Humphries
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage site, located on the east coast of South Africa, spans ∼3300 km(2) and constitutes the largest protected estuarine environment for hippopotami, crocodiles and aquatic birds in Africa. Given the ecological importance of this site and continued use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the region, this study focused on the nature, distribution and potential sources of organochlorine contamination within iSimangaliso Wetland Park. OCPs were widely distributed in surface sediment samples obtained from the four main Ramsar wetland systems within the park (Lake St Lucia, Mkhuze, Lake Sibaya and Kosi Bay)...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719327/extensive-resistance-of-anopheles-sinensis-to-insecticides-in-malaria-endemic-areas-of-hainan-province-china
#19
Ding-Wei Sun, Guang-Ze Wang, Lin-Hai Zeng, Shan-Gan Li, Chang-Hua He, Xi-Min Hu, Shan-Qing Wang
Anopheles sinensis is one of the major malaria vectors and among the dominant species in Hainan Province, China. The resistance of An. sinensis to insecticides is an important threat to malaria control. However, few reports on insecticide resistance of An. sinensis were reported in this area. Eight districts in Hainan Province were selected as the study areas. Insecticide susceptibility bioassays were tested on wild-caught female mosquitoes of An. sinensis to 4% dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), 0.05% deltamethrin, and 5% malathion by using the World Health Organization standard resistance tube assay procedure...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716105/characterization-of-four-rice-uev1-genes-required-for-lys63-linked-polyubiquitination-and-distinct-functions
#20
Qian Wang, Yuepeng Zang, Xuan Zhou, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: The error-free branch of the DNA-damage tolerance (DDT) pathway is orchestrated by Lys63-linked polyubiquitination of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and this polyubiquitination is mediated by a Ubc13-Uev complex in yeast. We have previously cloned OsUBC13 from rice, whose product functions as an E2 to promote Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain assembly in the presence of yeast or human Uev. RESULTS: Here we identify four highly conserved UEV1 genes in rice whose products are able to form stable heterodimers with OsUbc13 and mediate Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain assembly...
July 17, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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