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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535466/do-polychlorinated-biphenyls-cause-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiological-studies-on-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Claudia Zani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Loredana Covolo, Francesco Donato
In 2015 a IARC Working Group upgraded the classification of PCBs to Group 1 "Carcinogenic to humans", also on the basis of evidence from epidemiological studies showing an excess risk for melanoma. Increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and breast cancer were also reported though the evidence was limited. However, some recent reviews of studies on PCB exposure and risk of cancer provided discrepant findings. Therefore, we re-evaluated the association between exposure to PCBs and risk of melanoma and NHL by a systematic review and meta-analysis...
May 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535463/atmospheric-concentrations-distributions-and-air-soil-exchange-tendencies-of-pahs-and-pcbs-in-a-heavily-industrialized-area-in-kocaeli-turkey
#2
Banu Cetin, Sema Yurdakul, Melek Keles, Isil Celik, Fatma Ozturk, Cevdet Dogan
Dilovasi is one of the heavily industrialized areas in Turkey with serious environmental problems. In this study, the atmospheric concentration of PAHs and PCBs were measured for a whole year at 23 sites. The average ambient air Σ15PAH and Σ41PCB concentrations were found as 285 ± 431 ng m(-3) and 4152 ± 6072 pg m(-3), respectively. PAH concentrations increased with decreasing temperature especially in urban areas, indicating the impact of residential heating. However, PCB concentrations mostly increased with temperature probably due to enhanced volatilization from their sources...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528419/a-risk-based-characterization-of-sediment-contamination-by-legacy-and-emergent-contaminants-of-concern-in-coastal-british-columbia-canada
#3
Carmen Morales-Caselles, Jean-Pierre W Desforges, Neil Dangerfield, Peter S Ross
Sediments have long been used to help describe pollution sources, contaminated sites, trends over time, and habitat quality for marine life. We collected surficial sediments from 12 sites at an average seawater depth of 25 m in three near-urban areas of the Salish Sea (British Columbia, Canada) to investigate habitat quality for marine life, including heavily contaminated killer whales. Samples were analyzed using high-resolution instrumentation for a wide variety of congeners of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), polybrominated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans, organochlorine pesticides, and polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528418/spatial-distribution-and-temporal-trend-of-anthropogenic-organic-compounds-derived-from-the-2011-east-japan-earthquake
#4
Kaoruko Mizukawa, Yasuko Hirai, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Satoshi Endo, Keiji Okuda, Hideshige Takada, Naoko Murakami-Sugihara, Kotaro Shirai, Hiroshi Ogawa
The tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 disturbed coastal environments in the eastern Tohoku region in Japan. Numerous terrestrial materials, including anthropogenic organic compounds, were deposited in the coastal zone. To evaluate the impacts of the disaster, we analyzed PCBs, LABs, PAHs, and hopanes in mussels collected from 12 locations in the east of Tohoku during 2011-2015 (series A) by GC-ECD or GC-MS and compared them with results from mussels collected from 22 locations around Japan during 2001-2004 (series B)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528416/time-trends-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-benthic-and-pelagic-indicator-fishes-from-puget-sound-washington-usa
#5
James E West, Sandra M O'Neill, Gina M Ylitalo
We modeled temporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites (DDTs) in two indicator fish species representing benthic and pelagic habitats in Puget Sound, Washington, USA. English sole (Parophrys vetulus, benthic) index sites and larger-scale Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii, pelagic) foraging areas represented a wide range of possible contamination conditions, with sampling locations situated adjacent to watersheds exhibiting high, medium and low development...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528414/tissue-contaminant-burdens-in-san-francisco-estuary-white-sturgeon-acipenser-transmontanus-implications-for-population-recovery
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Deke T Gundersen, Steven C Zeug, Robert B Bringolf, Joseph Merz, Zachary Jackson, Molly A H Webb
The San Francisco Estuary (SFE) is heavily influenced by anthropogenic activities, including historic and chronic contaminant inputs. These contaminants can adversely affect SFE fish populations, particularly white sturgeon, because they are a benthic dwelling, long-lived species. We measured a suite of metals and organic contaminants in liver and gonad tissues of 25 male and 32 female white sturgeon as well as several physiological indicators of sturgeon health. Most sturgeon (68% of males and 83% of females) were estimated to be between 13 and 17 years of age...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528409/polychlorinated-biphenyl-related-alterations-of-the-expression-of-essential-genes-in-harbour-seals-phoca-vitulina-from-coastal-sites-in-canada-and-the-united-states
#7
Marie Noël, Neil Dangerfield, Steve Jeffries, Dyanna Lambourn, Monique Lance, Caren Helbing, Michel Lebeuf, Peter S Ross
As long-lived marine mammals found throughout the temperate coastal waters of the North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) have become an invaluable sentinel of food-web contamination. Their relatively high trophic position predisposes harbour seals to the accumulation of harmful levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). We obtained skin/blubber biopsy samples from live-captured young harbour seals from various sites in the northeastern Pacific (British Columbia, Canada, and Washington State, USA) as well as the northwestern Atlantic (Newfoundland and Quebec, Canada)...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528407/effects-of-feeding-strategy-sediment-characteristics-and-chemical-properties-on-polychlorinated-biphenyl-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-bioaccumulation-from-marine-sediments-in-two-invertebrates
#8
H Frouin, P Jackman, N D Dangerfield, P S Ross
Shellfish and sediment invertebrates have been widely used to assess pollution trends over space and time in coastal environments around the world. However, few studies have compared the bioaccumulation potential of different test species over a range of sediment-contaminant concentrations and profiles. The bioavailability of sediment-related contaminants was evaluated using sediments collected from sites (n = 12) throughout the Salish Sea, British Columbia, Canada. Two benthic marine invertebrates-the Baltic clam Macoma balthica and the polychaete worm Neanthes arenaceodentata-were exposed for 28 days in a controlled environment to these field-collected coastal sediments...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528316/bioindication-of-pbdes-and-pcbs-by-native-and-transplanted-moss-pleurozium-schreberi
#9
Grzegorz Kosior, Petra Přibylová, Lenka Vaňková, Petr Kukučka, Ondřej Audy, Jana Klánová, Aleksandra Samecka-Cymerman, Lucyna Mróz, Alexander J Kempers
PBDEs and PCBs are toxic, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and the use of PCBs is forbidden, but they are still present in many environments and biota. 90-day assays were conducted with the moss Pleurozium schreberi transplanted from an uncontaminated control site to ten sites (rural and urban) selected in one of the most polluted regions of Upper Silesia in Poland. Native P. schreberi mosses were collected from the same ten polluted sites. Concentrations of PBDEs (28, 47, 66, 85, 99, 100, 153, 154, 183 and 209) and PCBs (28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153, 180) were determined in all native and transplanted P...
May 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527750/estimating-serum-concentrations-of-dioxin-like-compounds-in-the-u-s-population-effective-2005-2006-and-2007-2008-a-multiple-imputation-and-trending-approach-incorporating-nhanes-pooled-sample-data
#10
Anne Bichteler, Daniele S Wikoff, Francis Loko, Mark A Harris
Dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) are monitored in the U.S. population using data collected with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Until recently, participants' serum samples have been analyzed individually, and summary statistics defining reference ranges by age, gender, and race/ethnicity have served as the background by which other biomonitoring data can be evaluated. In the most recent NHANES DLC data, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, participants' sera have been physically pooled prior to laboratory analysis, introducing major challenges to their utility as a reference population: variability among individuals and relations with covariates are lost, and individual design effects cannot be applied...
May 18, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525872/levels-and-temporal-trends-of-organochlorine-contaminants-in-mussels-from-spanish-mediterranean-waters
#11
Juan A Campillo, Beatriz Fernández, Víctor García, José Benedicto, Víctor M León
The levels and trends of organochlorine contaminants were determined along the Spanish Mediterranean coast from 2000 to 2013 using mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, as bioindicator species. The highest levels of PCBs and DDTs were found at industrial and urban locations, and at areas under the influence of the mouth of major rivers. Dieldrin and t-NNC were commonly detected, while HCHs, aldrin, isodrin, endrin and HCB were at levels not detectable at many areas. Significant declines on the levels of DDTs were observed at most of the areas studied...
May 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521210/selective-thermal-transformation-of-old-computer-printed-circuit-boards-to-cu-sn-based-alloy
#12
Ali Shokri, Farshid Pahlevani, Ivan Cole, Veena Sahajwalla
This study investigates, verifies and determines the optimal parameters for the selective thermal transformation of problematic electronic waste (e-waste) to produce value-added copper-tin (Cu-Sn) based alloys; thereby demonstrating a novel new pathway for the cost-effective recovery of resources from one of the world's fastest growing and most challenging waste streams. Using outdated computer printed circuit boards (PCBs), a ubiquitous component of e-waste, we investigated transformations across a range of temperatures and time frames...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502627/distribution-of-pbdes-hbcds-and-pcbs-in-the-brisbane-river-estuary-sediment
#13
Alfred K Anim, Daniel S Drage, Ashantha Goonetilleke, Jochen F Mueller, Godwin A Ayoko
To date, very little or no data exist in literature for some brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polychlorinated biphenyls in Queensland sediments. These pollutants were measured in the sediments along the Brisbane River estuary. The target compounds were regularly detected in measurable concentrations: PBDEs=33.3-97.8% (n=45), PCBs=94.1-100% (n=51) and HBCDs=79-98% (n=48). Consistently, >90% of the observed ∑8PBDE concentration was attributed to BDE-209. Mean PBDE levels (ng/g dry wt.) were: 4.4±3...
May 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502228/the-toxic-effects-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-aroclor-1242-on-tm3-leydig-cells
#14
Yasemin Aydin, Melike Erkan
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous and persistent environmental contaminants that disrupt endocrine function in biological systems, especially in the male reproductive system. Previous studies on the reproductive toxicity of PCBs have focused on the impairment of spermatogenesis, disruption of steroidogenesis, decreased sperm number, and infertility. Aroclor 1242 is a commercial mixture with an average of 42% chlorine by weight. The purpose of the present study was to elucidate the hazardous effects of Aroclor 1242 on Leydig cells through an evaluation of cell viability, lipid peroxidation, hydroxyl radicals, H2O2 production, antioxidant enzymes, and steroidogenic enzymes...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501644/mechanistic-and-computational-studies-of-pcb-151-dechlorination-by-zero-valent-magnesium-for-field-remediation-optimization
#15
Fiona M Zullo, Muqiong Liu, Shengli Zou, Cherie L Yestrebsky
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are banned in the U.S. but are persistent in the environment; current regulations provide an urgent need to remediate PCBs in a cost-effective way. In prior work, a novel method of degradation of PCBs via hydrodehalogenation with ball milled zero-valent magnesium and activated carbon showed promising results even with water present in the system. In this research, a detailed study of the byproducts formed in the dechlorination process for PCB 151 (used as an example of hexa-chlorinated PCB) and a study of the mechanism involved in this reaction via density functional theory (DFT) computations are presented...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501102/integration-of-biological-effects-fish-histopathology-and-contaminant-measurements-for-the-assessment-of-fish-health-a-pilot-application-in-irish-marine-waters
#16
Michelle Giltrap, Jenny Ronan, John P Bignell, Brett P Lyons, Evelyn Collins, Heather Rochford, Brendan McHugh, Evin McGovern, Lorraine Bull, James Wilson
This study investigates the use of a weight of evidence (WOE) approach to evaluate fish health status and biological effects (BEs) of contaminants for assessment of ecosystem health and discusses its potential application in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). External fish disease, liver histopathology and several BEs of contaminant exposure including 7-ethoxy resorufin O-de-ethylase (EROD), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), bile metabolites, vitellogenin (VTG) and alkali labile phosphates (ALP) were measured in two flatfish species from four locations in Ireland...
April 5, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501025/effects-of-unintentional-pcbs-in-pigments-and-chemical-products-on-transcriptional-activity-via-aryl-hydrocarbon-and-nuclear-hormone-receptors
#17
Shinji Takeuchi, Katsunori Anezaki, Hiroyuki Kojima
In recent years, some pigments and chemical products have been reported to contain polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners as unintentional byproducts, and these have also been detected in residential environments from indoor air and house dust. In this study, using in vitro reporter gene assays, we characterized the agonistic and antagonistic activities of a total of 25 PCB congeners contained in pigments (PCB-1 to -16, -20, -35, -40, -52, -56, -77, -101, -126, and -153) against five nuclear hormone receptors, (estrogen receptor (ER) α/β, glucocorticoid receptor (GR), androgen receptor (AR), thyroid hormone receptor (TR) α1) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492634/transcriptional-regulatory-proteins-as-biosensing-tools
#18
Kendrick Turner, Smita Joel, Jessika Feliciano, Agatha Feltus, Patrizia Pasini, Daniel Wynn, Peter Dau, Emre Dikici, Sapna K Deo, Sylvia Daunert
We have developed sensing systems employing different classes of transcriptional regulatory proteins genetically and chemically modified to incorporate a fluorescent reporter molecule for detection of arsenic, hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs), and cyclic AMP (cAMP). These are the first examples of optical sensing systems based on transcriptional regulatory proteins.
May 11, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490090/effects-of-pan-cooking-on-micropollutants-in-meat
#19
Christelle Planche, Jérémy Ratel, Patrick Blinet, Frédéric Mercier, Magaly Angénieux, Claude Chafey, Julie Zinck, Nathalie Marchond, Sylvie Chevolleau, Philippe Marchand, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Thierry Guérin, Laurent Debrauwer, Erwan Engel
This work presents the effects of pan cooking on PCBs, PCDD/Fs, pesticides and trace elements in meat from a risk assessment perspective. Three different realistic cooking intensities were studied. A GC×GC-TOF/MS method was set up for the multiresidue analysis of 189 PCBs, 17 PCDD/Fs and 16 pesticides whereas Cd, As, Pb and Hg were assayed by ICP-MS. In terms of quantity, average PCB losses after cooking were 18±5% for rare, 30±3% for medium, and 48±2% for well-done meat. In contrast, average PCDD/F losses were not significant...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490068/micropollutants-and-chemical-residues-in-organic-and-conventional-meat
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Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Thierry Guérin, Brice Minvielle, Angélique Travel, Jérôme Normand, Marie Bourin, Eric Royer, Estelle Dubreil, Sophie Mompelat, Frédéric Hommet, Marina Nicolas, Vincent Hort, Chanthadary Inthavong, Mailie Saint-Hilaire, Claude Chafey, Julien Parinet, Ronan Cariou, Philippe Marchand, Bruno Le Bizec, Eric Verdon, Erwan Engel
The chemical contamination levels of both conventional and organic meats were assessed. The objective was to provide occurrence data in a context of chronic exposure. Environmental contaminants (17 polychlorinated dibenzodioxins/dibenzofurans, 18 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 3 hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) isomers, 6 mycotoxins, 6 inorganic compounds) together with chemical residues arising from production inputs (75 antimicrobials, 10 coccidiostats and 121 pesticides) have been selected as relevant compounds...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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