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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525815/an-integrated-approach-to-study-the-risk-from-landfill-soil-of-delhi-chemical-analyses-in-vitro-assays-and-human-risk-assessment
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Swati, Pooja Ghosh, Indu Shekhar Thakur
In the present study, landfill soil of three municipal solid waste landfill sites of Delhi, India were toxico-chemically analyzed for human risk assessment as inadequate information is available on the possible health effects of the contaminants present in landfill soil. The landfill soil samples were prepared for analyzing heavy metal concentration, organic contaminants and toxicity analysis separately. Composite soil sample collected from three landfill sites were analyzed for heavy metal by ICP-AES. Metal concentration so obtained was below the permissible limit of soil but higher than the set limits for effluent...
May 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521164/biotransformation-of-hexabromocyclododecanes-with-hexachlorocyclohexane-transforming-sphingobium-chinhatense-strain-ip26
#2
Norbert V Heeb, Andreas Grubelnik, Birgit Geueke, Hans-Peter E Kohler, Peter Lienemann
Bacterial evolution has resulted in the appearance of several Sphingomonadacea strains that gained the ability to metabolize hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs). HCHs have been widely used as pesticides but were banned under the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in 2009. Here we present evidence for bacterial transformation reactions of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs), which are structurally related to HCHs. HBCDs were used as flame retardants. They are now also considered as POPs and their production and use is restricted since 2013...
May 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515209/for-a-healthier-future-a-virtuous-cycle-for-reducing-exposure-to-persistent-organic-pollutants
#3
REVIEW
Chisato Mori, Emiko Todaka
In the modern society, people are exposed to various pollutants during their lifetime. Worldwide, the status of children's health has changed in recent decades. Some studies have attempted to identify the causes of these changes and whether they relate to pollutant exposure; however, such attempts have faced major challenges because human life is complex, involving many social and environmental factors. Several long-term cohort studies are being conducted to determine the relationship between diseases and social and environmental factors in children...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512710/effects-of-coexisting-bde-47-on-the-migration-and-biodegradation-of-bde-99-in-river-based-aquifer-media-recharged-with-reclaimed-water
#4
Y Yan, Y Li, M Ma, W Ma, X Cheng, K Xu
Two prominent polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners have been included in the persistent organic pollutant list, 2,2',4,4',5-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99) and 2,2,4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47), which have been detected in treated municipal wastewater, river water, and sediments in China. A lab-scale column experiment was established to investigate the effects of the competitive sorption of BDE-47 on BDE-99 biodegradation and migration in two types of river-based aquifer soils during groundwater recharge with reclaimed water...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511352/emission-inventory-and-environmental-distribution-of-decabromodiphenyl-ether-in-china
#5
Boya Zhang, Bu Zhao, Mengqi Yu, Jianbo Zhang
Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) is a highly brominated flame retardant that recent studies have identified as a potential persistent organic pollutant. Large amounts of decaBDE have been consumed and released in the environment in China, while no emission inventory has been available until now. In this study, a substance flow analysis was applied to establish the emission inventory of decaBDE in China from 1982 (the first year of decaBDE production in China) until 2013 based on activity data, transfer coefficients, and emission factors...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511039/occurrence-composition-source-and-regional-distribution-of-halogenated-flame-retardants-and-polybrominated-dibenzo-p-dioxin-dibenzofuran-in-the-soils-of-guiyu-china
#6
Pengjun Xu, Bu Tao, Zhiguang Zhou, Shuang Fan, Ting Zhang, Aimin Liu, Shuping Dong, Jingli Yuan, Hong Li, Jiping Chen, Yeru Huang
Guiyu, China, is well-known for the crude disposal of electronic waste (EW) and severe persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Therefore, in this study, the occurrence, composition, and source of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl (BB153), some novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs), Dechlorane Plus (DP) and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PBDD/Fs) in farmland soils covering Guiyu were studied. In EW disposal area soils, PBDEs were the most abundant FRs, with concentrations of 13-1014 ng g(-1)...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482294/association-between-fish-consumption-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-persistent-organic-pollutants-intake-and-type-2-diabetes-in-18-first-nations-in-ontario-canada
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Lesya Marushka, Malek Batal, William David, Harold Schwartz, Amy Ing, Karen Fediuk, Donald Sharp, Andrew Black, Constantine Tikhonov, Hing Man Chan
BACKGROUND: First Nations (FNs) populations in Canada experience a disproportionally higher rate of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared to the general population. Recent data suggest that a high consumption of fish may help prevent T2D. On the other hand, fish might also be a potential source of environmental contaminants which could potentially be a risk factor for T2D. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential associations between self-reported T2D and consumption of locally-harvested fish, dietary long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FAs) and persistent organic pollutants intake among adult FNs living on reserve in Ontario...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475976/the-association-of-environmental-toxicants-and-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-children
#8
REVIEW
Bi Su Ye, Anna Oi Wah Leung, Ming Hung Wong
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is a set of complex neurodevelopment disorders that is prevalent in children and is increasing at a steady rate in recent years. However, the etiology of autism is still poorly understood. Humans are at higher risk of chemical exposure than in the past as a result of the increasing usage of chemicals in various fields, including food preservation, agriculture, industrial production, etc. A number of environmental agents have been suggested as contributing factors to ASD pathogenesis, which includes heavy metals (Hg and Pb), persistent organic pollutants (DDT, PBDEs and PCBs) and emerging chemicals of concern (phthalates and BPA)...
May 2, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474816/the-rise-of-glyphosate-and-new-opportunities-for-biosentinel-early-warning-studies
#9
Zoe Kissane, Jill M Shephard
Glyphosate has become the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, with a reputation of being environmentally benign, non-toxic and safe to wildlife and humans. However, studies have indicated its toxicity has been underestimated, and that its persistence in the environment is greater than once thought. Its actions as a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor indicate its potential to act in similar ways to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as the organochlorine (OC) chemicals dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dioxin...
May 5, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468659/association-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pbdes-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-with-hyperthyroidism-in-domestic-felines-sentinels-for-thyroid-hormone-disruption
#10
Kyla M Walter, Yan-Ping Lin, Philip H Kass, Birgit Puschner
BACKGROUND: Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder observed in domestic felines; however, its etiology is largely unknown. Two classes of persistent organic pollutants, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are known to interfere with thyroid hormone (TH) signaling and regulation; thus, it is postulated that they contribute to the etiopathogenesis of feline hyperthyroidism and pose a risk to humans and other species. In this case-control study, the concentrations of 13 PBDE and 11 PCB congeners were measured by gas chromatography mass spectrometry in serum or plasma samples from 20 hyperthyroid and 31 control cats in order to investigate the association between concentration of PBDE and PCB congeners and feline hyperthyroidism...
May 3, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467036/hydrothermal-carbon-mediated-fenton-like-reaction-mechanism-in-degradation-of-alachlor-direct-electron-transfer-from-hydrothermal-carbon-to-fe-iii
#11
Yaxin Qin, Lizhi Zhang, Taicheng An
As Fenton systems are suffered from the undesirable Fe(III)/Fe(II) cycle, great efforts were made to realize effective reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II). The effects of hydrothermal carbon on Fe(III)/H2O2 Fenton-like reaction and the subsequent degradation of alachlor in water was systematically investigated, and the results indicated that hydrothermal carbon could enhance alachlor degradation in Fe(III)/H2O2 by promoting the Fe(III)/Fe(II) cycle via electron transfer from hydrothermal carbon to Fe(III) ions. The apparent alachlor degradation rate constant in HTC-G/Fe(III)/H2O2 system (7...
May 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460236/trophic-ecology-drives-contaminant-concentrations-within-a-tropical-seabird-community
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Manrico Sebastiano, Paco Bustamante, Igor Eulaers, Govindan Malarvannan, Paula Mendez-Fernandez, Carine Churlaud, Pierre Blévin, Antoine Hauselmann, Adrian Covaci, Marcel Eens, David Costantini, Olivier Chastel
To support environmental management programs, there is an urgent need to know about the presence and understand the dynamics of major contaminants in seabird communities of key marine ecosystems. In this study, we investigated the concentrations and trophodynamics of trace elements in six seabird species and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in three seabird species breeding on Grand Connétable Island (French Guiana), an area where the increase in human population and mining activities has raised concerns in recent years...
April 28, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458223/chemical-contaminants-trace-metals-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-albacore-tuna-from-western-indian-and-south-eastern-atlantic-oceans-trophic-influence-and-potential-as-tracers-of-populations
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Tiphaine Chouvelon, Christophe Brach-Papa, Dominique Auger, Nathalie Bodin, Sandrine Bruzac, Sylvette Crochet, Maxime Degroote, Stephanie J Hollanda, Clarisse Hubert, Joël Knoery, Catherine Munschy, Alexis Puech, Emmanuelle Rozuel, Bastien Thomas, Wendy West, Jérôme Bourjea, Natacha Nikolic
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) is a highly commercial fish species harvested in the world's Oceans. Identifying the potential links between populations is one of the key tools that can improve the current management across fisheries areas. In addition to characterising populations' contamination state, chemical compounds can help refine foraging areas, individual flows and populations' structure, especially when combined with other intrinsic biogeochemical (trophic) markers such as carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes...
April 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457136/screening-for-polar-chemicals-in-water-by-trifunctional-mixed-mode-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#14
Rosa Montes, Josu Aguirre, Xandro Vidal, Rosario Rodil, Rafael Cela, Jose Benito Quintana
The presence of persistent and mobile organic contaminants (PMOC) in aquatic environments is a matter of high concern due to their capability of crossing through natural and anthropogenic barriers, even reaching the drinking water. Most analytical methods rely on reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC), which is quite limited for the detection of very polar chemicals. Thus, many of these PMOCs may have not been recognized as water pollutants yet, due to the lack of analytical methods capable to detect them...
May 1, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449819/the-plastic-in-microplastics-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Anthony L Andrady
Microplastics [MPs], now a ubiquitous pollutant in the oceans, pose a serious potential threat to marine ecology and has justifiably encouraged focused biological and ecological research attention. But, their generation, fate, fragmentation and their propensity to sorb/release persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are determined by the characteristics of the polymers that constitutes them. Yet, physico-chemical characteristics of the polymers making up the MPs have not received detailed attention in published work...
April 24, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447232/distribution-seasonal-variation-and-inhalation-risks-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-dibenzofurans-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-in-the-atmosphere-of-beijing-china
#16
Yanfen Hao, Yingming Li, Thanh Wang, Yongbiao Hu, Huizhong Sun, Julius Matsiko, Shucheng Zheng, Pu Wang, Qinghua Zhang
Spatial distribution, seasonal variation and potential inhalation risks of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were investigated in the atmosphere of Beijing, using passive air samplers equipped with polyurethane foam disks. Concentrations of ΣPCDD/Fs, ΣPCBs and ΣPBDEs ranged from 8.4 to 179 fg WHO2005-TEQ/m(3), 38.6-139 and 1.5-176 pg/m(3), respectively. PCDFs showed higher air concentrations than those of PCDDs, indicating the influence of industrial activities and other combustion processes...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447121/persistent-organic-pollutant-and-hormone-levels-in-harbor-porpoise-with-b-cell-lymphoma
#17
Stephanie A Norman, Zach C Winfield, Barry H Rickman, Sascha Usenko, Matthew Klope, Susan Berta, Sandra Dubpernell, Howard Garrett, Mary Jo Adams, Dyanna Lambourn, Jessica L Huggins, Nadine Lysiak, Adelaide E Clark, Rebel Sanders, Stephen J Trumble
B-cell lymphoma, a common morphologic variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been associated with persistent pollutants in humans, but this association is not well-characterized in top-level predators sharing marine resources with humans. We characterized and compared blubber contaminants and hormones of a pregnant harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) with B-cell lymphoma, with those in two presumed healthy fishery by-caught porpoises with no lymphoma: a pregnant adult and female juvenile. Common historic use compounds, including polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and pesticides, were evaluated in blubber samples from three porpoises...
May 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444994/induction-of-micronuclei-and-cell-cycle-arrest-by-some-tri-and-tetrachlorobiphenyls-in-mammalian-cells-deficient-in-xenobiotic-metabolizing-enzymes
#18
Haiyan Wang, Liwen Wei, Yifan Wu, Hansi Jia, Hao Jiang, Yungang Liu
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants with continued public health concerns. The lower chlorinated biphenyls are supposed to be mutagenic following metabolic activation. However, in a preliminary study, we recently observed induction of micronuclei by several PCBs in a subclone of Chinese hamster V79 cell line, V79-Mz, which is deficient in xenobiotic-metabolizing enzyme activities. In this study, metabolism-free genotoxicity of PCBs was investigated, using 10 tri- and tetrachlorobiphenyls, in V79, V79-Mz, and human hepatoma (HepG2) cell lines...
May 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441774/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediated-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-induced-neurotoxicity-via-epigenetics-regulation-in-sk-n-sh-cells
#19
Xin-Xin Guo, Qing-Zhi He, Wu Li, Ding-Xin Long, Xiao-Yuan Pan, Cong Chen, Huai-Cai Zeng
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a new kind of persistent organic pollutant, is widely distributed in the environment and exists in various organisms, where it is also a neurotoxic compound. However, the potential mechanism of its neurotoxicity is still unclear. To examine the role of epigenetics in the neurotoxicity induced by PFOS, SK-N-SH cells were treated with different concentrations of PFOS or control medium (0.1% DMSO) for 48 h. The mRNA levels of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) and Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), microRNA-16, microRNA-22, and microRNA-30a-5p were detected by Quantitative PCR (QPCR)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441596/individual-variation-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-relation-to-stable-isotope-ratios-sex-reproductive-phase-and-oxidative-status-in-scopoli-s-shearwaters-calonectris-diomedea-from-the-southern-mediterranean
#20
David Costantini, Manrico Sebastiano, Martina S Müller, Igor Eulaers, Per Ambus, Govindan Malarvannan, Adrian Covaci, Bruno Massa, Giacomo Dell'Omo
Little is known about the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and its consequences for seabirds in the Mediterranean basin. We characterised the plasma contaminant profile (polychlorinated biphenyls ΣPCBs; organochlorine pesticides ΣOCPs; polybrominated diphenyl ethers ΣPBDEs) of a population of the seabird Scopoli's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) that breeds in the southern Mediterranean (Linosa Island) and investigated (i) whether sex, stable isotope ratios (related to diet), reproductive phase (early incubation vs...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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