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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101603/biodegradation-of-aldrin-and-dieldrin-by-the-white-rot-fungus-pleurotus-ostreatus
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Adi Setyo Purnomo, Refdinal Nawfa, Fahimah Martak, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Ichiro Kamei
Aldrin and its metabolite dieldrin are persistent organic pollutants that contaminate soil in many parts of the world. Given the potential hazards associated with these pollutants, an efficient degradation method is required. In this study, we investigated the ability of Pleurotus ostreatus to transform aldrin as well as dieldrin in pure liquid cultures. This fungus completely eliminated aldrin in potato dextrose broth (PDB) medium during a 14-day incubation period. Dieldrin was detected as the main metabolite, and 9-hydroxylaldrin and 9-hydroxyldieldrin were less abundant metabolites...
January 18, 2017: Current Microbiology
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/28091886/levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-breast-milk-of-maya-women-in-yucatan-mexico
#4
Ángel G Polanco Rodríguez, M Inmaculada Riba López, T Angel DelValls Casillas, Jesús Alfredo Araujo León, B Anjan Kumar Prusty, Fernando J Álvarez Cervera
In this study, 24 breast milk samples, obtained from rural Maya women, from municipalities of Yucatan, Mexico, were analyzed for organochlorine pesticide (OCP) residues by gas chromatography. Recent studies have shown that Maya communities have a poor perception about the proper usage and handling of OCP. The karstic soil in this area has a high vulnerability to groundwater pollution by the use of OCP in agriculture and livestock activities. The impact of the ecosystem on human health is much more critical due to the prevailing poverty and a very low educational level of these communities...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089717/persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-human-follicular-fluid-and-in-vitro-fertilization-outcomes-a-pilot-study
#5
Michael S Bloom, Victor Y Fujimoto, Robin Storm, Li Zhang, Celeste D Butts, Diana Sollohub, Robert L Jansing
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are ubiquitously distributed among the U.S. population and adversely impact human reproduction. These compounds have been detected in human ovarian follicular fluid (FF), where they directly contact a developing oocyte. As a pilot investigation, we measured 43 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and its persistent metabolite p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in residual FF collected from 32 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)...
January 9, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089464/temperature-dependent-conformational-variation-of-chromophoric-dissolved-organic-matter-and-its-consequent-interaction-with-phenanthrene
#6
Wei Chen, Xiao-Yang Liu, Han-Qing Yu
Temperature variation caused by climate change, seasonal variation and geographic locations affects the physicochemical compositions of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), resulting in difference in the fates of CDOM-related environmental pollutants. Exploration into the thermal induced structural transition of CDOM can help to better understand their environmental impacts, but information on this aspect is still lacking. Through integrating fluorescence excitation-emission matrix coupled parallel factor analysis with synchronous fluorescence two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy, this study provides an in-depth insight into the temperature-dependent conformational transitions of CDOM and their impact on its hydrophobic interaction with persistent organic pollutants (with phenanthrene as an example) in water...
January 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089279/perspective-on-pre-and-post-natal-agro-food-exposure-to-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-their-effects-on-quality-of-life
#7
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Tania Fernández-Cruz, Elena Martínez-Carballo, Jesús Simal-Gándara
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue constitutes a continual source of internal exposure to organic pollutants (OPs). When fats mobilize during pregnancy and breastfeeding, OPs could affect foetal and neonatal development, respectively. SCOPE AND APPROACH: The main aim of this review is to deal with pre- and post-natal external exposure to organic pollutants and their effects on health, proposing prevention measures to reduce their risk. The goal is the development of a biomonitoring framework program to estimate their impact on human health, and prevent exposure by recommending some changes in personal lifestyle habits...
January 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089209/assessment-of-seasonal-variations-in-persistent-organic-pollutants-across-the-region-of-tuscany-using-passive-air-samplers
#8
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/28068474/chemoselective-hydrodehalogenation-of-organic-halides-utilizing-two-dimensional-anionic-electrons-of-inorganic-electride-ca2n-%C3%A2-e
#9
Ye Ji Kim, Sun Min Kim, Chunghyeon Yu, Youngmin You, Eun Jin Cho, Jung Woon Yang, Sung Wng Kim
Halogenated organic compounds (HOCs) are important man-made chemicals widely used in chemical industry, biology and pharmacology; however, the persistence and inertness of organic halides cause human health problems and considerable environmental pollution. Thus, the elimination of halogen atoms from organic halides has been considered a central task in synthetic chemistry. In dehalogenation reactions, the inorganic bases remove halogen atoms, forming leaving groups and carbanions. Though the stable formation of free carbanion is the most decisive factor in determining the pathway and efficiency of reactions, the importance of carbanion stability in dehalogenation has long been overlooked...
January 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063657/persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-the-atmosphere-of-three-chilean-cities-using-passive-air-samplers
#10
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/28061344/monitoring-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-polar-regions-knowledge-gaps-gluts-through-evidence-mapping
#11
Maria Cristina Mangano, Gianluca Sarà, Simonetta Corsolini
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are widespread compounds that accumulating in polar regions canalise through trophic webs. Although several dozens of studies have been carried out in the last decades, the information is generally scattered across a large number of literature sources. This does not allow an efficient synthesis and constraints our understanding on how address future monitoring plans and environmental conservation strategies on the Polar Regions with respect to POPs. Thus, here, we present the outcome of a systematic map (SM) to scope, screen and chart evidences from literature dealing with POPs in Polar regions...
December 28, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059139/disulfide-isomerase-like-protein-atpdil1-2-is-a-good-candidate-for-trichlorophenol-phytodetoxification
#12
Ri-He Peng, Jin Qiu, Yong-Sheng Tian, Jian-Jie Gao, Hong-Juan Han, Xiao-Yan Fu, Bo Zhu, Jing Xu, Bo Wang, Zhen-Jun Li, Li-Juan Wang, Quan-Hong Yao
Trichlorophenol (TCP) is a widely used and persistent environmentally toxic compound that poses a carcinogenic risk to humans. Phytoremediation is a proficient cleanup technology for organic pollutants. In this study, we found that the disulfide isomerase-like protein AtPDIL1-2 in plants is a good candidate for enhancing 2,4,6-TCP phytoremediation. The expression of AtPDIL1-2 in Arabidopsis was induced by 2,4,6-TCP. The heterologously expressed AtPDIL1-2 in Escherichia coli exhibited both oxidase and isomerase activities as protein disulfide isomerase and improved bacteria tolerance to 2,4,6-TCP...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054401/risk-of-pop-mixtures-on-the-arctic-food-chain
#13
Sara Villa, Sonia Migliorati, Gianna Serafina Monti, Ivan Holoubek, Marco Vighi
The exposure of the Arctic ecosystem to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was assessed through a review of literature data. Concentrations of 19 chemicals or congeneric groups were estimated for the highest levels of the Arctic food chain (Arctic cod, ringed seals, and polar bears). The ecotoxicological risk for seals, bears, and bear cubs was estimated by applying the concentration addition (CA) concept. The risk of POP mixtures was very low in seals. By contrast, the risk was 2 orders of magnitude higher than the risk threshold for adult polar bears and even more (3 orders of magnitude above the threshold) for bear cubs fed with contaminated milk...
January 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051929/increased-blood-levels-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pop-in-obese-individuals-after-weight-loss-a-review
#14
Aina Jansen, Jan L Lyche, Anuschka Polder, Jan Aaseth, Marit Aralt Skaug
Lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POP) are stored in adipose tissue. Following rapid weight loss such as when induced by bariatric surgery, an increased release of potential harmful lipophilic compounds into the blood circulation may occur. Weight reduction is recommended for overweight and obese individuals in order to decrease risk of weight-related health problems. However, in cases of significant weight reduction POP become mobilized chemicals and consequently may adversely affect health, including endocrine disruption...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043741/exposure-to-benzo-a-pyrene-impairs-decidualization-and-decidual-angiogenesis-in-mice-during-early-pregnancy
#15
Xueyan Li, Cha Shen, Xueqing Liu, Junlin He, Yubin Ding, Rufei Gao, Xinyi Mu, Yanqing Geng, Yingxiong Wang, Xuemei Chen
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is a ubiquitous environmental persistent organic pollutant and a well-known endocrine disruptor. BaP exposure could alter the steroid balance in females. Endometrium decidualization and decidual angiogenesis are critical events for embryo implantation and pregnancy maintenance during early pregnancy and are modulated by steroids. However, the effect of BaP on decidualization is not clear. This study aimed to explore the effects of BaP on decidualization and decidual angiogenesis in pregnant mice...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041837/the-fate-of-technical-grade-chlordane-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet-and-its-roles-as-a-candidate-obesogen
#16
Dezhen Wang, Xinru Wang, Ping Zhang, Yao Wang, Renke Zhang, Jin Yan, Zhiqiang Zhou, Wentao Zhu
Epidemiological studies indicate that exposure to persistent organic pollutants is positively associated with the prevalence of obesity. To delineate the potential role of technical-grade chlordane in obesity development, chlordane metabolism and chlordane-induced metabolic changes were investigated in mice fed high-fat diet (HFD) over a 6-week period. Gas chromatography-electron capture detector analysis showed that HFD induced more accumulation of technical chlordane in the liver, muscle and adipose tissue...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Pollution
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
#17
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/28040337/bioaccumulation-of-short-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-a-typical-freshwater-food-web-contaminated-by-e-waste-in-south-china-bioaccumulation-factors-tissue-distribution-and-trophic-transfer
#18
Runxia Sun, Xiaojun Luo, Bin Tang, Laiguo Chen, Yu Liu, Bixian Mai
Short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are under review for inclusion into the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. However, limited information is available on their bioaccumulation and biomagnification in ecosystems, which is hindering evaluation of their ecological and health risks. In the present study, wild aquatic organisms (fish and invertebrates), water, and sediment collected from an enclosed freshwater pond contaminated by electronic waste (e-waste) were analyzed to investigate the bioaccumulation, distribution, and trophic transfer of SCCPs in the aquatic ecosystem...
December 28, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040263/identification-of-chemical-mixtures-to-which-canadian-pregnant-women-are-exposed-the-mirec-study
#19
Wan-Chen Lee, Mandy Fisher, Karelyn Davis, Tye E Arbuckle, Sanjoy K Sinha
Depending on the chemical and the outcome, prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals can lead to adverse effects on the pregnancy and child development, especially if exposure occurs during early gestation. Instead of focusing on prenatal exposure to individual chemicals, more studies have taken into account that humans are exposed to multiple environmental chemicals on a daily basis. The objectives of this analysis were to identify the pattern of chemical mixtures to which women are exposed and to characterize women with elevated exposures to various mixtures...
December 28, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039891/atmospheric-deposition-exposes-qinling-pandas-to-toxic-pollutants
#20
Yi-Ping Chen, Ying-Juan Zheng, Qiang Liu, Yi Song, Zhi-Sheng An, Qing-Yi Ma, Aaron M Ellison
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and it is recognized worldwide as a symbol for conservation. A previous study showed that wild and captive pandas, especially those of the Qinling subspecies, were exposed to toxicants in their diet of bamboo; the ultimate origin of these toxicants is unknown. Here we show that atmospheric deposition is the most likely origin of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the diets of captive and wild Qinling pandas...
December 31, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
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