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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158043/six-years-after-the-nrc-review-of-epa-s-draft-iris-toxicological-review-of-formaldehyde-regulatory-implications-of-new-science-in-evaluating-formaldehyde-leukemogenicity
#1
Kenneth A Mundt, P Robinan Gentry, Linda D Dell, Joseph V Rodricks, Paolo Boffetta
Shortly after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that formaldehyde causes leukemia, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft IRIS Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde, also concluding that formaldehyde causes leukemia. Peer review of the EPA Draft IRIS Assessment by a National Academy of Science committee noted that "causal determinations are not supported by the narrative provided in the draft" {NRC 2011}. They offered recommendations for improving the IRIS review and identified several important research gaps...
November 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157272/mechanistic-insight-into-the-impact-of-nanomaterials-on-asthma-and-allergic-airway-disease
#2
REVIEW
Kirsty Meldrum, Chang Guo, Emma L Marczylo, Timothy W Gant, Rachel Smith, Martin O Leonard
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease known for its high susceptibility to environmental exposure. Inadvertent inhalation of engineered or incidental nanomaterials is a concern for human health, particularly for those with underlying disease susceptibility. In this review we provide a comprehensive analysis of those studies focussed on safety assessment of different nanomaterials and their unique characteristics on asthma and allergic airway disease. These include in vivo and in vitro approaches as well as human and population studies...
November 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151874/incorporating-evolutionary-insights-to-improve-ecotoxicology-for-freshwater-species
#3
Steven P Brady, Jonathan L Richardson, Bethany K Kunz
Ecotoxicological studies have provided extensive insights into the lethal and sublethal effects of environmental contaminants. These insights are critical for environmental regulatory frameworks, which rely on knowledge of toxicity for developing policies to manage contaminants. While varied approaches have been applied to ecotoxicological questions, perspectives related to the evolutionary history of focal species or populations have received little consideration. Here, we evaluate chloride toxicity from the perspectives of both macroevolution and contemporary evolution...
September 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150682/enantioselective-transformation-of-fluoxetine-in-water-and-its-ecotoxicological-relevance
#4
María Jesús Andrés-Costa, Kathryn Proctor, Marco T Sabatini, Anthony P Gee, Simon E Lewis, Yolanda Pico, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern
European legislation focusing on water quality is expected to broaden to encompass several pharmaceuticals as priority hazardous substances. This manuscript aims to challenge current regulatory approaches that do not recognize stereochemistry of chiral pharmaceuticals by testing the hypothesis that environmental transformation and effects of chiral pharmaceuticals are stereoselective. Our experiments revealed that, while degradation of chiral fluoxetine (FL) in river water occurs via non-enantioselective photochemical and mildly-enantioselective microbial processes favoring the (R)-enantiomer, a pronounced enantioselectivity favoring (S)-FL (leading to the formation of (S)-NFL (norfluoxetine)) is observed during activated sludge treatment...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149752/hazard-assessment-of-hydraulic-fracturing-chemicals-using-an-indexing-method
#5
Guangji Hu, Tianyi Liu, James Hager, Kasun Hewage, Rehan Sadiq
The rapid expansion of unconventional natural gas production has triggered considerable public concerns, particularly regarding environmental and human health (EHH) risks posed by various chemical additives used in hydraulic fracturing (HF) operations. There is a need to assess the potential EHH hazards of additives used in real-world HF operations. In this study, HF additive and fracturing fluid data was acquired, and EHH hazards were assessed using an indexing approach. The indexing system analyzed chemical toxicological data of different ingredients contained within additives and produced an aggregated EHH safety index for each additive, along with an indicator describing the completeness of the chemical toxicological data...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149660/a-systems-level-approach-for-investigating-organophosphorus-pesticide-toxicity
#6
Jingbo Zhu, Jing Wang, Yan Ding, Baoyue Liu, Wei Xiao
The full understanding of the single and joint toxicity of a variety of organophosphorus (OP) pesticides is still unavailable, because of the extreme complex mechanism of action. This study established a systems-level approach based on systems toxicology to investigate OP pesticide toxicity by incorporating ADME/T properties, protein prediction, and network and pathway analysis. The results showed that most OP pesticides are highly toxic according to the ADME/T parameters, and can interact with significant receptor proteins to cooperatively lead to various diseases by the established OP pesticide -protein and protein-disease networks...
November 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146197/illicit-drug-ketamine-induces-adverse-effects-from-behavioral-alterations-and-oxidative-stress-to-p53-regulated-apoptosis-in-medaka-fish-under-environmentally-relevant-exposures
#7
Pei-Han Liao, Wen-Kai Yang, Ching-Hsin Yang, Chun-Hon Lin, Chin-Chu Hwang, Pei-Jen Chen
With increasing problems of drug abuse worldwide, aquatic ecosystems are contaminated by human pharmaceuticals from the discharge of hospital or municipal effluent. However, ecotoxicity data and related toxic mechanism for neuroactive controlled or illicit drugs are still lacking, so assessing the associated hazardous risk is difficult. This study aims to investigate the behavioral changes, oxidative stress, gene expression and neurotoxic or apoptosis effect(s) in larvae of medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) with environmentally relevant exposures of ketamine (KET) solutions for 1-14 days...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145783/ntp-niehs-global-contributions-to-toxicologic-pathology
#8
Robert Sills, Amy Brix, Mark Cesta, Sheba R Churchill, Michelle C Cora, Darlene Dixon, Michael Dykstra, Gordon Flake, Ron Herbert, Ramesh Kovi, Kyathanahalli Janardhan, Angela King-Herbert, David Malarkey, Arun Pandiri, Greg Travlos, Cynthia Willson, Susan A Elmore
National Toxicology Program (NTP) pathologists are engaged in important initiatives that have significant global impact. These initiatives build on its leadership in pathology peer review and publications in the areas of toxicologic pathology, clinical pathology, and laboratory animal medicine. Over the past decade, NTP/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences research initiatives have focused on cancer and noncancer hazard identification, with the goal of understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141474/assessment-of-immunotoxicity-in-female-fischer-344-n-and-sprague-dawley-rats-and-female-b6c3f1-mice-exposed-to-hexavalent-chromium-via-the-drinking-water
#9
Kelly A Shipkowski, Christopher M Sheth, Matthew J Smith, Michelle J Hooth, Kimber L White, Dori R Germolec
Sodium dichromate dihydrate (SDD), an inorganic compound containing hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), is a common environmental contaminant of groundwater sources due to widespread industrial use. There are indications in the literature that Cr(VI) may induce immunotoxic effects following dermal exposure, including acting as both an irritant and a sensitizer; however, the potential immunomodulatory effects of Cr(VI) following oral exposure are relatively unknown. Following the detection of Cr(VI) in drinking water sources, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) conducted extensive evaluations of the toxicity and carcinogenicity of SDD following drinking water exposure, including studies to assess the potential for Cr(VI) to modulate immune function...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140506/quantification-of-the-effect-of-toxicants-on-the-intracellular-kinetic-energy-and-cross-sectional-area-of-mammary-epithelial-organoids-by-oct-fluctuation-spectroscopy
#10
Xiao Yu, Ashley M Fuller, Richard Blackmon, Melissa A Troester, Amy L Oldenburg
The ability to assess toxicant exposures of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro mammary models that recapitulate the tissue microenvironment can aid in our understanding of environmental exposure risk over time. Longitudinal studies of 3D model systems, however, are cumbersome and suffer from a lack of high-throughput toxicological assays. In this study, we establish a noninvasive and label-free optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based imaging platform for tracking exposure-response relationships in 3D human mammary epithelial organoid models...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136879/development-and-evaluation-of-a-new-diffusive-gradients-in-thin-films-technique-for-measuring-organotin-compounds-in-coastal-sediment-pore-water
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Russell F Cole, Graham A Mills, Michelle S Hale, Ruth Parker, Thi Bolam, Peter R Teasdale, William W Bennett, Gary R Fones
Organotins present a toxicological risk to biota in the aquatic environment. Understanding the behaviour of these compounds in sediment is challenging, with sophisticated analytical techniques required for their measurement. We investigated the use of silica-bound sorbents for diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) adsorption gels to pre-concentrate five organotins (monobutlytin (MBT), dibutyltin (DBT), tributyltin (TBT), diphenyltin (DPhT), triphenyltin (TPhT)) found frequently in coastal sediment. C8 sorbent showed optimum performance in uptake and recovery of organotins for pH and ionic strength ranges typical of coastal waters...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136572/multiple-bioanalytical-method-to-reveal-developmental-biological-responses-in-zebrafish-embryos-exposed-to-triclocarban
#12
Xing Dong, Hai Xu, Xiangyang Wu, Liuqing Yang
Triclocarban (TCC) is a well-known antibacterial agent that is frequently detected in environmental, wildlife and human samples. The potential toxicological effects and action mechanism of TCC on vertebrate development has remained unclear. In the present study, we analyzed phenotypic alterations, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid hormone responsive genes, and proteomic profiles of zebrafish embryos after exposure to a series of concentrations of TCC from 6 h post-fertilization (hpf) to 120 hpf. The most nonlethal concentration (MNLC), lethal concentration 10% (LC10) and lethal concentration 50% (LC50) of TCC for exposures of 96 h were 133...
November 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136534/investigating-the-potential-impact-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-on-gene-biomarker-expression-and-global-dna-methylation-in-loggerhead-sea-turtles-caretta-caretta-from-the-adriatic-sea
#13
Paolo Cocci, Gilberto Mosconi, Luca Bracchetti, John Mark Nalocca, Emanuela Frapiccini, Mauro Marini, Giovanni Caprioli, Gianni Sagratini, Francesco Alessandro Palermo
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are priority contaminants that bioaccumulate through the food webs and affect the biology of a variety of resident and migratory species, including sea turtles. Few studies have evaluated toxicological biomarkers of exposure to PAHs and PCBs in these animals. The present paper reports the results of an initial field study to quantify the association between plasma concentrations of PAHs/PCBs and whole blood cell expression of gene biomarkers in juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) rescued along the Italian coasts of the northern and central areas of the Adriatic Sea...
November 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131723/comment-on-mesothelioma-from-asbestos-exposures-epidemiologic-patterns-and-impact-in-the-united-states-by-r-a-lemen-journal-of-toxicology-and-environmental-health-part-b-2016-19-250-265
#14
Corrado Magnani, Dario Mirabelli, Benedetto Terracini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128247/diagnosis-of-complex-mixture-toxicity-in-sediments-application-of-toxicity-identification-evaluation-tie-and-effect-directed-analysis-eda
#15
REVIEW
Huizhen Li, Jie Zhang, Jing You
Determining causality of sediment toxicity is of great importance in aquatic risk assessment, but there are tremendous challenges due to joint toxicity of trace pollutants in complex sediment matrices. Two approaches, namely toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) and effect-directed analysis (EDA) have been developed. Conventional sediment TIEs take the advantage of environmental relevance by using whole organism bioassays; however, they suffer from lack of effective methods for specifically identifying major contributors as it typically only evaluates contaminant class rather than specific contaminants...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126094/evolutionarily-adapted-hormesis-inducing-stressors-can-be-a-practical-solution-to-mitigate-harmful-effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-low-dose-chemical-mixtures
#16
REVIEW
Se-A Kim, Yu-Mi Lee, Je-Yong Choi, David R Jacobs, Duk-Hee Lee
Although the toxicity of synthetic chemicals at high doses is well known, chronic exposure to low-dose chemical mixtures has only recently been linked to many age-related diseases. However, it is nearly impossible to avoid the exposure to these low-dose chemical mixtures as humans are exposed to a myriad of synthetic chemicals as a part of their daily lives. Therefore, coping with possible harms due to low dose chemical mixtures is challenging. Interestingly, within the range of environmental exposure, disease risk does not increase linearly with increasing dose of chemicals, but often tends to plateau or even decrease with increasing dose...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126092/environmental-concentrations-and-toxicology-of-2-4-6-tribromophenol-tbp
#17
REVIEW
Christoph Koch, Bernd Sures
2,4,6-Tribromophenol is the most widely produced brominated phenol. In the present review, we summarize studies dealing with this substance from an environmental point of view. We cover concentrations in the abiotic and biotic environment including humans, toxicokinetics as well as toxicodynamics, and show gaps of the current knowledge about this chemical. 2,4,6-Tribomophenol occurs as an intermediate during the synthesis of brominated flame retardants and it similarly represents a degradation product of these substances...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123668/nanoehs-beyond-toxicity-focusing-on-biocorona
#18
Sijie Lin, Monika Mortimer, Ran Chen, Aleksandr Kakinen, Jim E Riviere, Thomas P Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
The first phase of environmental health and safety of nanomaterials (nanoEHS) studies has been mainly focused on evidence-based investigations that probe the impact of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and nano-enabled products on biological and ecological systems. The integration of multiple disciplines, including colloidal science, nanomaterial science, chemistry, toxicology/immunology and environmental science, is necessary to understand the implications of nanotechnology for both human health and the environment...
July 1, 2017: Environmental Science. Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120089/dna-damage-in-arctic-seabirds-baseline-sensitivity-to-a-genotoxic-stressor-and-association-to-organohalogen-contaminants
#19
Ane Haarr, Ketil Hylland, Norith Eckbo, Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Dorte Herzke, Jan Ove Bustnes, Pierre Blevin, Olivier Chastel, Børge Moe, Sveinn Are Hanssen, Kjetil Sagerup, Katrine Borgå
Environmental contaminants are found throughout Arctic marine ecosystems, and their presence in seabirds has been associated with toxicological responses. However, there are few studies of genotoxicity in Arctic avian wildlife. The purpose of the present study was to quantify DNA damage in lymphocytes of selected seabird species and to examine whether accumulation of organohalogen contaminants ( OHCs) affects DNA damage. Blood was sampled from common eider (Somateria mollissima), black guillemot (Cepphus grylle), black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus), arctic skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), and great skua (Stercorarius skua) in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114260/crosstalk-between-receptor-and-non-receptor-mediated-chemical-modes-of-action-in-rat-livers-converges-through-a-dysregulated-gene-expression-network-at-tumor-suppressor-tp53
#20
Karen M Funderburk, Scott S Auerbach, Pierre R Bushel
Chemicals, toxicants, and environmental stressors mediate their biologic effect through specific modes of action (MOAs). These encompass key molecular events that lead to changes in the expression of genes within regulatory pathways. Elucidating shared biologic processes and overlapping gene networks will help to better understand the toxicologic effects on biological systems. In this study we used a weighted network analysis of gene expression data from the livers of male Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to chemicals that elicit their effects through receptor-mediated MOAs (aryl hydrocarbon receptor, orphan nuclear hormone receptor, or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α) or non-receptor-mediated MOAs (cytotoxicity or DNA damage)...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
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