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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441593/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-environmental-quality-of-a-coastal-lagoon-ravenna-italy-integrating-chemical-and-physiological-analyses-in-mussels-as-a-biomonitoring-strategy
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Marco Capolupo, Silvia Franzellitti, Alisar Kiwan, Paola Valbonesi, Enrico Dinelli, Emanuela Pignotti, Manfred Birke, Elena Fabbri
This study aimed at evaluating the environmental quality of a coastal lagoon (Pialassa Piomboni, NW-Adriatic, Italy) by combining analyses of biomarkers of environmental stress and bioaccumulation of contaminants in marine mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) transplanted for 28days to six selected sites. Assessed biomarkers encompassed lysosomal endpoints, oxidative stress and detoxification parameters, specific responses to metals, neuro- and genotoxic substances; chemical analyses focused on PAHs, metals, pesticide and pharmaceuticals...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440957/the-role-of-high-throughput-screening-in-ecotoxicology-and-engineered-nanomaterials
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REVIEW
Andrew Barrick, Amélie Châtel, Mélanie Bruneau, Catherine Mouneyrac
The field of environmental toxicology developed as a result of growing concerns about anthropogenic influences on the environment and how to ameliorate ecological impact. Many governmental bodies are beginning to emphasize prevention rather than mitigation when addressing novel products, leading to more of a focus on identifying potential toxicity prior to release. With the exponential advances in their development and sale, novel metamaterials and biotechnology are set to dramatically outpace the capabilities of current testing strategies...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437745/comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-gadolinium-chloride-and-gadolinium-based-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agent-on-freshwater-mussel-dreissena-plymorpha
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Houda Hanana, Patrice Turcotte, Chantale André, Christian Gagnon, François Gagné
Gadolinium (Gd), a metal of the lanthanide series used in various industrial and medical purposes is released into the aquatic environment. However, there are few aquatic toxicological studies addressing environmental effects of Gd which remains unknown in aquatic animals. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the effects of GdCl3 and a gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent (Omniscan), in zebra mussels after 28 days through a multibiomarker approach. Data revealed that after GdCl3 exposure, the mRNA level of metallothionein (MT) was modulated, those of cytochrome c oxidase (CO1) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were increased, while gene expressions of catalase (CAT) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) were downregulated...
April 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437605/aqueously-released-graphene-oxide-embedded-in-epoxy-resin-exhibits-different-characteristics-and-phytotoxicity-of-chlorella-vulgaris-from-the-pristine-form
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Xiangang Hu, Weilu Kang, Li Mu
The environmental release of nanoparticles is attracting increasing attention. Graphene oxide (GO) embedded in epoxy resin (ER) is a popular composite that has been used in various fields, but the environmental release of GO-ER composites and the effects on organisms in the environment remain unknown. The present work found that GO-ER composites in water for 2-7 days resulted in the release of 0.3-2.1% GO-ER at nanoscale (2-3 nm thickness and approximately 70-130 nm lateral length). Interestingly, pristine GO quenched 30-45% hydroxyl and 12% nitroxide free radicals, whereas this capacity was not observed for the released particles from GO-ER...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436085/effect-of-triclosan-on-anuran-development-and-growth-in-a-larval-amphibian-growth-and-development-assay
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Douglas J Fort, Michael B Mathis, Sascha Pawlowski, Jeffrey C Wolf, Robert Peter, Samantha Champ
A larval amphibian growth and development assay was performed to evaluate the potential effects of environmentally-relevant concentrations of triclosan (TCS) on amphibian development and growth. Xenopus laevis were exposed to TCS 0.0 (control), 6.3, 12.5 and 25.0 μg l(-1) (estimated maximum tolerable concentration) until 10 weeks post-metamorphosis. At median metamorphosis time (Nieuwkoop and Faber stage 62), five larvae per replicate were collected for snout-vent length, hind limb length and body weight measurements, and histopathological examination of thyroid glands...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435767/green-toxicology-a-strategy-for-sustainable-chemical-and-material-development
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EDITORIAL
Sarah E Crawford, Thomas Hartung, Henner Hollert, Björn Mathes, Bennard van Ravenzwaay, Thomas Steger-Hartmann, Christoph Studer, Harald F Krug
Green Toxicology refers to the application of predictive toxicology in the sustainable development and production of new less harmful materials and chemicals, subsequently reducing waste and exposure. Built upon the foundation of "Green Chemistry" and "Green Engineering", "Green Toxicology" aims to shape future manufacturing processes and safe synthesis of chemicals in terms of environmental and human health impacts. Being an integral part of Green Chemistry, the principles of Green Toxicology amplify the role of health-related aspects for the benefit of consumers and the environment, in addition to being economical for manufacturing companies...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431482/nanozyme-applications-in-biology-and-medicine-an-overview
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Jafar Golchin, Kazem Golchin, Neda Alidadian, Shahrooz Ghaderi, Sajjad Eslamkhah, Masoud Eslamkhah, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Nanozymes, in nature, are artificial enzymes. Innovated by Ronald Breslow to mimic enzymes. Nanozymes have widespread applications including targeted cancer therapy, diagnostic medicine and bio-sensing even environmental toxicology. However, these applications are a novel research field in biomedicine, but are growing fast. Enzyme-based applications such as immune-absorbent assay (ELIZA) are expensive because of the complexity of producing enzymes and antibodies. Not only, some nanoparticles can mimic these enzymes such as superoxides, but also they can manipulate biological pathways directly like autophagy...
April 21, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431380/recent-aspects-of-uranium-toxicology-in-medical-geology
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REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Olav Albert Christophersen, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Olle Selinus, Jan Aaseth
Uranium (U) is a chemo-toxic, radiotoxic and even a carcinogenic element. Due to its radioactivity, the effects of U on humans health have been extensively investigated. Prolonged U exposure may cause kidney disease and cancer. The geological distribution of U radionuclides is still a great concern for human health. Uranium in groundwater, frequently used as drinking water, and general environmental pollution with U raise concerns about the potential public health problem in several areas of Asia. The particular paleo-geological hallmark of India and other Southern Asiatic regions enhances the risk of U pollution in rural and urban communities...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419951/can-fractal-methods-applied-to-video-tracking-detect-the-effects-of-deltamethrin-pesticide-or-mercury-on-the-locomotion-behavior-of-shrimps
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Bruno Mendes Tenorio, Eurípedes Alves da Silva Filho, Gentileza Santos Martins Neiva, Valdemiro Amaro da Silva, Fernanda das Chagas Angelo Mendes Tenorio, Themis de Jesus da Silva, Emerson Carlos Soares E Silva, Romildo de Albuquerque Nogueira
Shrimps can accumulate environmental toxicants and suffer behavioral changes. However, methods to quantitatively detect changes in the behavior of these shrimps are still needed. The present study aims to verify whether mathematical and fractal methods applied to video tracking can adequately describe changes in the locomotion behavior of shrimps exposed to low concentrations of toxic chemicals, such as 0.15µgL(-1) deltamethrin pesticide or 10µgL(-1) mercuric chloride. Results showed no change after 1min, 4, 24, and 48h of treatment...
April 15, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418774/arsenic-in-the-groundwater-occurrence-toxicological-activities-and-remedies
#10
S K Jha, V K Mishra, T Damodaran, D K Sharma, Parveen Kumar
Arsenic (As) contamination in groundwater has become a geo-environmental as well as a toxicological problem across the globe affecting more than 100-million people in nearly 21 countries with its associated disease "arsenicosis." Arsenic poisoning may lead to fatal skin and internal cancers. In present review, an attempt has been made to generate awareness among the readers about various sources of occurrence of arsenic, its geochemistry and speciation, mobilization, metabolism, genotoxicity, and toxicological exposure on humans...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part C, Environmental Carcinogenesis & Ecotoxicology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414904/in-silico-prediction-of-chemicals-binding-to-aromatase-with-machine-learning-methods
#11
Hanwen Du, Yingchun Cai, Hongbin Yang, Hongxiao Zhang, Yuhan Xue, Guixia Liu, Yun Tang, Weihua Li
Environmental chemicals may affect endocrine systems through multiple mechanisms, one of which is via effects on aromatase (also known as CYP19A1), an enzyme critical for maintaining the normal balance of estrogens and androgens in the body. Therefore, rapid and efficient identification of aromatase-related endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is important for toxicology and environment risk assessment. In this study, on the basis of the Tox21 10K compound library, in silico classification models for predicting aromatase binders/non-binders were constructed by machine learning methods...
April 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409343/use-of-xenopus-frogs-to-study-renal-development-repair
#12
Shoshoni T Droz, Kelly A McLaughlin
The Xenopus genus includes several members of aquatic frogs native to Africa but is perhaps best known for the species Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis. These species were popularized as model organisms from as early as the 1800s and have been instrumental in expanding several biological fields including cell biology, environmental toxicology, regenerative biology, and developmental biology. In fact, much of what we know about the formation and maturation of the vertebrate renal system has been acquired by examining the intricate genetic and morphological patterns that epitomize nephrogenesis in Xenopus...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407592/different-effects-of-bisphenol-a-and-its-halogenated-derivatives-on-the-reproduction-and-development-of-oryzias-melastigma-under-environmentally-relevant-doses
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Qiansheng Huang, Yajie Chen, Lifeng Lin, Yiyao Liu, Yulang Chi, Yi Lin, Guozhu Ye, Huiming Zhu, Sijun Dong
Bisphenol A (BPA) and its halogenated compounds (H-BPAs) are widely detected in the environmental media and organisms. However, their toxicological effects, especially chronic exposure at low doses, have not been fully compared. In this study, the effects of BPA and H-BPAs on the reproduction and development of Oryzias melastigma were systematically assessed and compared at various developmental stages. BPA and its derivatives tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and tetrachlorobisphenol A (TCBPA) elicited the acceleration of embryonic heartbeat...
April 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402537/performance-assessment-and-translation-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-models-from-acslx%C3%A2-to-berkeley-madonna%C3%A2-matlab%C3%A2-and-r-language-oxytetracycline-and-gold-nanoparticles-as-case-examples
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Zhoumeng Lin, Majid Jaberi-Douraki, Chunla He, Shiqiang Jin, Raymond S H Yang, Jeffrey W Fisher, Jim E Riviere
Many physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models for environmental chemicals, drugs, and nanomaterials have been developed to aid risk and safety assessments using acslXTM. However, acslXTM has been rendered sunset since November 2015. Alternative modeling tools and tutorials are needed for future PBPK applications. This forum article aimed to: (1) demonstrate the performance of four PBPK modeling software packages (acslXTM, Berkeley MadonnaTM, MATLAB®, and R language) tested using two existing models (oxytetracycline and gold nanoparticles); (2) provide a tutorial of PBPK model code conversion from acslXTM to Berkeley MadonnaTM, MATLAB®, and R language; (3) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each software package in the implementation of PBPK models in toxicology, and (4) share our perspective about future direction in this field...
April 8, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397486/nanofiller-presence-enhances-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-pah-profile-on-nanoparticles-released-during-thermal-decomposition-of-nano-enabled-thermoplastics-potential-environmental-health-implications
#15
Dilpreet Singh, Laura Arabella Schifman, Christa Watson-Wright, Georgios A Sotiriou, Vinka Oyanedel-Craver, Wendel Wohlleben, Philip Demokritou
Nano-enabled products are ultimately destined to reach end-of-life with an important fraction undergoing thermal degradation through waste incineration or accidental fires. Although previous studies have investigated the physicochemical properties of released lifecycle particulate matter (called LCPM) from thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics, critical questions about the effect of nanofiller on the chemical composition of LCPM still persist. Here, we investigate the potential nanofiller effects on the profiles of 16 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorbed on LCPM from thermal decomposition of nano-enabled thermoplastics...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395203/reliability-of-plant-root-comet-assay-in-comparison-with-human-leukocyte-comet-assay-for-assessment-environmental-genotoxic-agents
#16
Gabriela Barreto Dos Reis, Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieira, Isabella de Campos Moraes, Pedro Henrique Souza César, Silvana Marcussi, Lisete Chamma Davide
Comet assay is an efficient test to detect genotoxic compounds based on observation of DNA damage. The aim of this work was to compare the results obtained from the comet assay in two different type of cells extracted from the root tips from Lactuca sativa L. and human blood. For this, Spent Pot Liner (SPL), and its components (aluminum and fluoride) were applied as toxic agents. SPL is a solid waste generated in industry from the aluminum mining and processing with known toxicity. Three concentrations of all tested solutions were applied and the damages observed were compared to negative and positive controls...
April 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395145/socio-economic-costs-of-indoor-air-pollution-a-tentative-estimation-for-some-pollutants-of-health-interest-in-france
#17
Guillaume Boulanger, Thomas Bayeux, Corinne Mandin, Séverine Kirchner, Benoit Vergriette, Valérie Pernelet-Joly, Pierre Kopp
An evaluation of the socio-economic costs of indoor air pollution can facilitate the development of appropriate public policies. For the first time in France, such an evaluation was conducted for six selected pollutants: benzene, trichloroethylene, radon, carbon monoxide, particles (PM2.5 fraction), and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The health impacts of indoor exposure were either already available in published works or were calculated. For these calculations, two approaches were followed depending on the available data: the first followed the principles of quantitative health risk assessment, and the second was based on concepts and methods related to the health impact assessment...
April 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394478/environmental-impact-of-ionic-liquids-an-overview-of-recent-eco-toxicological-and-bio-degradability-literature
#18
M Lúcia Mfs Saraiva, Susana Costa, Paula Pinto, Ana Azevedo
This review aim integrating the more recent and pertinent available data on ionic liquids (bio)degradability and toxicity for a global and critical analysis and on a conscious use of these compounds at a large scale hereafter. The integrated data will enabe to focus on the recognition of toxicophores and on the way the community has been dealing with it, aiming real greener and safer ionic liquids. Also an update of the most recent biotic and abiotic methods developed to overcome some of these challenges issues will be presented...
April 10, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391123/aminomethylphosphonic-acid-ampa-in-natural-waters-its-sources-behavior-and-environmental-fate
#19
REVIEW
Alexis Grandcoin, Stéphanie Piel, Estelle Baurès
The widely occurring degradation product aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) is a result of glyphosate and amino-polyphosphonate degradation. Massive use of the parent compounds leads to the ubiquity of AMPA in the environment, and particularly in water. The purpose of this review is to summarize and discuss current insights into AMPA formation, transport, persistence and toxicity. In agricultural soils, AMPA is concentrated in the topsoil, and degrades slowly in most soils. It can reach shallow groundwater, but rarely managed to enter deep groundwater...
March 27, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390490/determination-of-nanomolar-levels-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-microorganisms-and-aquatic-environments-using-a-single-nanoparticle-based-optical-sensor
#20
Yura Kim, Youngho Kim, Jinhee Choi, Taewook Kang, Inhee Choi
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are strong oxidants, and have attracted considerable attention in both biological and environmental fields. Although various methods for ROS detection, including optical and electrochemical techniques, have been developed, they still face challenging issues in terms of poor sensitivity, reproducibility, stability, and in vivo applicability. Here, we present a sensitive and selective optical sensor for ROS detection, based on single plasmonic nanoprobes and redox-active cytochrome c (Cyt c)-mediated plasmon resonance energy transfer...
May 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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