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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102440/thyroid-hormones-retinol-and-clinical-parameters-in-relation-to-mercury-and-organohalogen-contaminants-in-great-blue-heron-ardea-herodias-nestlings-from-the-st-lawrence-river-qu%C3%A3-bec-canada
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Louise Champoux, Monique Boily, Guy Fitzgerald
The exposure and effects of persistent environmental contaminants were investigated in great blue heron (Ardea herodias) nestlings sampled in 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2007 in freshwater and estuarine heronries along the St. Lawrence River, Québec (Canada). Biomarkers (retinoids, thyroid hormones, and clinical parameters) and contaminants (organochlorine contaminants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and mercury (Hg)) were analyzed in blood, and Hg was analyzed in feathers (generally 9 nestlings per colony and 4 colonies per year)...
January 19, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101114/dietary-and-socio-demographic-determinants-of-serum-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-levels-in-pregnant-women-in-tehran
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Bita Eslami, Batool Hossein-Rashidi, Kazem Naddafi, Noushin Rastkari, Abolghasem Djazayeri, Hossein Malekafzali
Objective: To determine the levels of Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Polybrominateddiphenyl ethers (PBDEs) as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in serum of primiparous women at the third trimester of pregnancy and identify the main determinants of POPs levels such as socio-demographic, lifestyle, and diet in Tehran. Materials and methods: One- hundred eighty five serum samples from two simultaneous case-control studies were collected from September 2013 until August 2015.Ten most abundant PCB congeners (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) congeners 28, 52, 74, 99, 101, 118, 138, 153, 180 and 187) as well as eight PBDE congeners (IUPAC congeners 28, 47, 99, 100, 153, 154, 183 and 209)were analyzed by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100418/persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-atlantic-and-southern-oceans-and-oceanic-atmosphere
#3
Jenna L Luek, Rebecca M Dickhut, Michele A Cochran, Renee L Falconer, Henrik Kylin
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) continue to cycle through the atmosphere and hydrosphere despite banned or severely restricted usages. Global scale analyses of POPs are challenging, but knowledge of the current distribution of these compounds is needed to understand the movement and long-term consequences of their global use. In the current study, air and seawater samples were collected Oct. 2007-Jan. 2008 aboard the Icebreaker Oden en route from Göteborg, Sweden to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Both air and surface seawater samples consistently contained α-hexachlorocyclohexane (α-HCH), γ-HCH, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), α-Endosulfan, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)...
January 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089398/high-temperature-investigations-on-optimising-the-recovery-of-copper-from-waste-printed-circuit-boards
#4
R Cayumil, M Ikram-Ul-Haq, R Khanna, R Saini, P S Mukherjee, B K Mishra, V Sahajwalla
High temperature pyrolysis investigations were carried out on waste printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the temperature range 800-1000°C under inert conditions, with an aim to determine optimal operating conditions for the recovery of copper. Pyrolysis residues were characterized using ICP-OES analysis, SEM/EDS and XRD investigations. Copper foils were successfully recovered after pyrolysis at 800°C for 10-20 min; the levels of Pb and Sn present were found to be quite low and these were generally present near the foil edges...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089209/assessment-of-seasonal-variations-in-persistent-organic-pollutants-across-the-region-of-tuscany-using-passive-air-samplers
#5
Victor H Estellano, Karla Pozo, Petra Přibylová, Jana Klánová, Ondřej Audy, Silvano Focardi
Concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were measured for an entire year in the region of Tuscany, Italy. Passive air samplers consisting of polyurethane foam (PUF) disks were deployed over four sampling periods of 3-5 months from April 2008 to July 2009 in urban (n = 6) and rural (n = 4) sites. The aim of the study was to characterize the spatial and seasonal variations in selected POPs. The POP concentrations (pg m(-3)) in the air were dominated by dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and metabolites (DDTs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (∑7PCBs)...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088023/a-novel-model-to-predict-gas-phase-hydroxyl-radical-oxidation-kinetics-of-polychlorinated-compounds
#6
Shuang Luo, Zongsu Wei, Richard Spinney, Zhihui Yang, Liyuan Chai, Ruiyang Xiao
In this study, a novel model based on aromatic meta-substituent grouping was presented to predict the second-order rate constants (k) for OH oxidation of PCBs in gas-phase. Since the oxidation kinetics are dependent on the chlorination degree and position, we hypothesized that it may be more accurate for k value prediction if we group PCB congeners based on substitution positions (i.e., ortho (o), meta (m), and para (p)). To test this hypothesis, we examined the correlation of polarizability (α), a quantum chemical based descriptor for k values, with an empirical Hammett constant (σ(+)) on each substitution position...
January 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075418/serum-polychlorinated-biphenyls-increase-and-oxidative-stress-decreases-with-a-protein-pacing-caloric-restriction-diet-in-obese-men-and-women
#7
Feng He, Li Zuo, Emery Ward, Paul J Arciero
The purposes were to compare the effects of a: (1) 12-week P-CR weight loss (WL) diet (Phase 1) between obese men and women and; (2) 52-week modified P-CR (mP-CR) vs. heart healthy (HH) weight maintenance (WM) diet (Phase 2) on serum PCBs and oxidative stress biomarkers (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, TBARS; total antioxidant capacity, TAC) in 40 obese participants (men, n = 21; women, n = 19). Participants received dietary counseling and monitoring of compliance. PCBs, TBARS, and TAC were assessed at weeks -1 (CON), 12 (WL), and 64 (WM)...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073485/spatial-distribution-and-sources-of-organic-matter-and-pollutants-in-the-se-mediterranean-levantine-basin-deep-water-sediments
#8
P Astrahan, J Silverman, Y Gertner, B Herut
A study of deep sea sediment quality was conducted at 52 stations off the Mediterranean coast of Israel (50-1900m depth). Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (∑PAHs), Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (∑PCBs) ranged between 0.58 and 1.44%, 12-190 and <0.3-7.7μgkg(-1), respectively. The TOC distribution indicated the Nile delta as an important source of organic matter and the important effect of topography on deposition patterns in this region. PCBs and PAHs quantitative levels were associated with nearby gas well drilling and dredge-material dumping sites...
January 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071720/polychlorinated-biphenyls-target-notch-dll-and-vegf-r2-in-the-mouse-placenta-and-human-trophoblast-cell-lines-for-their-anti-angiogenic-effects
#9
Satyan Kalkunte, Zheping Huang, Eliana Lippe, Sunil Kumar, Larry W Robertson, Surendra Sharma
The intrauterine environment is particularly vulnerable to environmental exposures. We previously established a mouse model that provided evidence for pregnancy complications and placental anti-angiogenesis in response to Aroclor 1254 (A-1254), a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Importantly, these effects were observed in IL-10(-/-), but not wild type, mice, suggesting that IL-10 deficiency predisposes to pregnancy disruptive effects of environmental toxicants. However, the mechanisms by which PCBs cause anti-angiogenic effects are unclear...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069368/polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-dibenzofurans-and-flame-retardants-in-northern-gannet-morus-bassanus-eggs-from-bonaventure-island-gulf-of-st-lawrence-1994-2014
#10
Louise Champoux, Jean-François Rail, Raphael A Lavoie
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) eggs from Bonaventure Island, Québec, Canada, were collected to monitor concentrations of contaminants. Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDDs/Fs) and non-ortho polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were measured in eggs from 2004 and 2009, and several brominated and nonbrominated flame retardants (FRs) were measured every 2-5 years in eggs from 1994 to 2014. The sum (Σ) concentrations of PCDDs/Fs were significantly lower in 2009 relative to 2004, but the total toxic equivalent concentrations for PCDDs, PCDFs, and PCBs showed no significant differences (196 ng/kg wet weight (ww) in 2004 and 220 ng/kg ww in 2009)...
January 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063657/persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-the-atmosphere-of-three-chilean-cities-using-passive-air-samplers
#11
Karla Pozo, Germán Oyola, Victor H Estellano, Tom Harner, Anny Rudolph, Petra Prybilova, Petr Kukucka, Ondrej Audi, Jana Klánová, America Metzdorff, Silvano Focardi
In this study passive air samplers containing polyurethane foam (PUF) disks were deployed in three cities across Chile; Santiago (STG) (n=5, sampling sites), Concepciόn (CON) (n=6) and Temuco (TEM) (n=6) from 2008 to 2009. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (7 indicator congeners), chlorinated pesticides hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethanes (DDTs) and flame retardants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were determined by gas chromatography coupled mass spectrometry (GC/MS)...
January 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051297/source-apportionment-of-atmospheric-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-new-jersey-1997-2011
#12
Pornsawai Praipipat, Qing Yu Meng, Robert J Miskewitz, Lisa A Rodenburg
Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Delaware River currently exceed the Water Quality Criteria of 16 pg/L for the sum of PCBs due in part to atmospheric deposition. The purpose of this work was to use a source apportionment tool called Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) to identify the sources of PCBs to the atmosphere in this area and determine whether their concentrations are declining over time. The data set was compiled by the Delaware Atmospheric Deposition Network (DADN) from samples taken in Camden, NJ from 1999 to 2011 and New Brunswick, NJ from 1997 to 2011...
January 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043704/comparative-analysis-of-selected-semi-persistent-and-emerging-pollutants-in-wild-caught-fish-and-aquaculture-associated-fish-using-bogue-boops-boops-as-sentinel-species
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Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Daniel Montero, María Camacho, Rafael Ginés, Luis D Boada, Besay Ramírez Bordón, Pilar F Valerón, Maira Almeida-González, Manuel Zumbado, Ricardo Haroun, Octavio P Luzardo
The marine environment acts as a sink for diverse anthropogenic pollutants, although the environmental contamination may be non-uniformly distributed. In recent decades, the aquaculture sector has experienced a steady growth postulating as a good alternative for seafood production. However, a social debate exits about the differential level of pollutants in wild and farmed species. This study was designed to evaluate the level of pollutants in a sentinel species: Bogue (Boops boops) associated and non-associated to fish-farm cages...
December 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043376/disorders-in-barrier-protein-mrna-expression-and-placenta-secretory-activity-under-the-influence-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in%C3%A2-vitro
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A Wojciechowska, J Mlynarczuk, J Kotwica
Pregnancy disorders are often correlated with the presence of organic pollutants in the tissues of living bodies. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects (over 24 and 48 hours) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 153, 126, and 77 at doses of 1, 10, and 100 ng/mL on barrier function and secretory activity in cow placentome sections collected during the second trimester of pregnancy. None of the PCBs affected the viability of the sections (P > 0.05). Polychlorinated biphenyl 153 decreased (P < 0...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040638/consumption-of-lake-ontario-sport-fish-and-the-incidence-of-colorectal-cancer-in-the-new-york-state-angler-cohort-study-nysacs
#15
Catherine L Callahan, John E Vena, Joseph Green, Mya Swanson, Lina Mu, Matthew R Bonner
Fish consumption is hypothesized to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Nonetheless, consuming sport fish from the Great Lakes increases exposure to certain persistent organic pollutants, namely polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine insecticides, which may increase the risk of cancer. Evidence that exposure to persistent organic pollutants is associated with colorectal cancer is sparse. We examined colorectal cancer incidence in the New York State Angler Cohort Study (NYSACS), a prospective cohort of 17,110 anglers and spouses age 18-40 years at enrollment...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038879/microbial-polychlorinated-biphenyl-dechlorination-in-sediments-by-electrical-stimulation-the-effect-of-adding-acetate-and-nonionic-surfactant
#16
Hui Yu, Hui Wan, Chunhua Feng, Xiaoyun Yi, Xiaoping Liu, Yuan Ren, Chaohai Wei
The necessity for developing an efficient and cost-effective in situ bioremediation technology for sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has prompted the application of low-voltage electrical fields to anaerobic digestion systems. Here we show that the use of a sediment-based bio-electrochemical reactor (BER) poised at a potential of -0.50V (vs. a standard calomel electrode, SCE) substantially enhanced the reduction of 2,3,4,5-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 61) when acetate was added as a carbon source...
December 27, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038482/microsomal-metabolism-of-prochiral-polychlorinated-biphenyls-results-in-the-enantioselective-formation-of-chiral-metabolites
#17
Eric Uwimana, Anna M Maiers, Xueshu Li, Hans-Joachim Lehmler
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners with multiple ortho chlorine substituents and their metabolites exist as stable rotational isomers, or atropisomers, that are nonsuperimposable mirror images of each other. Additionally, the oxidation of certain axially prochiral PCBs, such as 2,2',4,6'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 51) and 2,2',4,5,6'-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 102), in the meta position of the symmetrically substituted phenyl ring is expected to form axially chiral hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs); however, the formation of chiral OH-PCBs from prochiral PCBs has not been demonstrated experimentally...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033572/persistent-organic-pollutants-heavy-metals-and-radioactivity-in-the-urban-soil-of-pri%C3%A5-tina-city-kosovo-and-metohija
#18
Ljiljana Gulan, Biljana Milenkovic, Tijana Zeremski, Gordana Milic, Biljana Vuckovic
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals content and radioactivity levels were measured in 27 soil samples collected from Priština, the capital of Kosovo and Metohija. The sixteen PAHs, twelve OCPs and six PCBs congeners were determined by gas chromatography system with mass spectrometry detection. Although the use of PCBs and OCPs was prohibited decades ago residues of those compounds still existed in measurable concentrations in soils of Priština...
December 22, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033525/dietary-polychlorinated-biphenyls-long-chain-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-incidence-of-malignant-melanoma
#19
Carolina Donat-Vargas, Marika Berglund, Anders Glynn, Alicja Wolk, Agneta Åkesson
BACKGROUND: For malignant melanoma, other risk factors aside from sun exposure have been hardly explored. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)-mainly from fatty fish- may affect melanogenesis and promote melanoma progression, while long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids seem to exert antineoplastic actions in melanoma cells. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the association of validated estimates of dietary PCB exposure as well as the intake of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA-DHA), accounting for sun habits and skin type, with the risk of malignant melanoma in middle-aged and elderly women...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029781/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-contributes-to-benzanthrone-induced-hyperpigmentation-via-modulation-of-melanogenic-signaling-pathways
#20
Sabiya Abbas, Shamshad Alam, Krishna P Singh, Mahadeo Kumar, Shailendra K Gupta, Kausar M Ansari
Benzanthrone (BA), an oxidized polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), has been found to be a potential health threat to occupational workers involved in dye manufacturing factories. It has been observed that occupational workers become exposed to BA either during manufacturing, pulverization, or storage and developed various kinds of skin diseases like contact dermatitis, itching, erythema, roughness, and foremost, hyperpigmentation. It has been shown that some environmental organic pollutants (POPs) like dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may act as ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and regulate hyperpigmentation...
January 12, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
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