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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732330/legacy-persistent-organic-pollutants-including-pbdes-in-the-trophic-web-of-the-ross-sea-antarctica
#1
Simonetta Corsolini, Nicoletta Ademollo, Tania Martellini, Demetrio Randazzo, Marino Vacchi, Alessandra Cincinelli
The ecological features of the Ross Sea trophic web are peculiar and different from other polar food webs, with respect to the use of habitat and species interactions; due to its ecosystem integrity, it is the world's largest Marine Protected Area, established in 2016. Polar organisms are reported to bioaccumulate lipophilic contaminant, viz persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Legacy POPs and flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs) were studied in key species of the Ross Sea (Euphausia superba, Pleuragramma antarctica) and their predators (Dissostichus mawsoni, Pygoscelis adeliae, Aptenodytes forsteri, Catharacta maccormicki, Leptonychotes weddellii)...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725525/microbial-degradation-of-petrochemical-waste-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#2
M H Fulekar
BACKGROUND: Petrochemical industry is one of the fastest growing industries. This industry has immense importance in the growth of economy and manufacture of large varieties of chemicals. The petrochemical industry is a hazardous group of industry generating hazardous waste containing organic and inorganic compounds. In spite of the present treatment process, the hazardous waste compounds are found untreated to the acceptable level and found discharged at soil-water environment resulting into the persistent organic-inorganic pollutant into the environment...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724247/persistent-organic-pollutants-and-risk-of-diabetes-and-obesity-on-healthy-adults-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-spain
#3
Luis Alberto Henríquez-Hernández, Octavio P Luzardo, Pilar F Valerón, Manuel Zumbado, Lluis Serra-Majem, María Camacho, Ana González-Antuña, Luis D Boada
Environmental exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been reported to be relevant in the population of the Canary Islands (Spain), especially that of organochlorine pesticides. On the other hand, the population of this archipelago presents a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and it has been recently reported that environmental chemical contamination could play a role in the development of this disease. We performed a cross-sectional study in a representative sample from this archipelago to evaluate whether serum levels of selected POPs could be considered as risk factors for diabetes in this population...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720696/persistent-organic-pollutants-impair-insulin-secretory-function-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-human-and-in-vitro-evidence
#4
Yu-Mi Lee, Chae-Myeong Ha, Se-A Kim, Themis Thoudam, Young-Ran Yoon, Dae-Jung Kim, Hyeon-Chang Kim, Hyo-Bang Moon, Sungmi Park, In-Kyu Lee, Duk-Hee Lee
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have emerged as a new risk factor of type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated whether chronic exposure to low-dose POPs affects insulin secretory function of beta-cells in humans and in vitro cells. Serum concentrations of OCPs and PCBs were measured in 200 nondiabetic adults. Mathematical-model-based insulin secretion indices were estimated using a 2-hour 7-sample oral glucose tolerance test. Insulin secretion by INS1E beta-cells was measured after 48-hour treatment with 3 OCPs or a PCB mixture...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712078/effects-based-spatial-assessment-of-contaminated-estuarine-sediments-from-bear-creek-baltimore-harbor-md-usa
#5
Sharon E Hartzell, Michael A Unger, Beth L McGee, Lance T Yonkos
Estuarine sediments in regions with prolonged histories of industrial activity are often laden to significant depths with complex contaminant mixtures, including trace metals and persistent organic pollutants. Given the complexity of assessing risks from multi-contaminant exposures, the direct measurement of impacts to biological receptors is central to characterizing contaminated sediment sites. Though biological consequences are less commonly assessed at depth, laboratory-based toxicity testing of subsurface sediments can be used to delineate the scope of contamination at impacted sites...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711567/the-trans-continental-distributions-of-pentachlorophenol-and-pentachloroanisole-in-pine-needles-indicate-separate-origins
#6
Henrik Kylin, Teresia Svensson, Sören Jensen, William M J Strachan, Robert Franich, Hindrik Bouwman
The production and use of pentachlorophenol (PCP) was recently prohibited/restricted by the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), but environmental data are few and of varying quality. We here present the first extensive dataset of the continent-wide (Eurasia and Canada) occurrence of PCP and its methylation product pentachloroanisole (PCA) in the environment, specifically in pine needles. The highest concentrations of PCP were found close to expected point sources, while PCA chiefly shows a northern and/or coastal distribution not correlating with PCP distribution...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
#7
Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709525/the-toxic-exposure-of-flamingos-to-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-from-firefighting-foam-applications-in-bonaire
#8
Pepijn de Vries, Diana M E Slijkerman, Christiaan J A F Kwadijk, Michiel J J Kotterman, Leo Posthuma, Dick de Zwart, Albertinka J Murk, Edwin M Foekema
In 2010 an oil terminal next to nature reservation Saliña Goto (Bonaire) caught fire. Firefighting resulted in elevated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations in the salt lake. Within months flamingo abundance in Goto dropped to near complete absence. After statistical analysis, rainfall was deemed an unlikely cause for this decline. Toxicological effects on abundance of prey are likely the main cause for the flamingo absence. This reduced PFAS exposure via food and thus risk towards flamingos during the first years after the fires...
July 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704686/a-three-act-play-pentachlorophenol-threats-to-the-cork-oak-forest-soils-mycobiome
#9
REVIEW
Adélia Varela, Celso Martins, Cristina Silva Pereira
Atmospheric release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) constitutes a silent threat through chronic contamination of soils at global scale; yet fundamental understanding of their occurrence, sources and fate is still largely lacking. Similar to a three act play, this review comprises Setup, Confrontation and Resolution. The first emphasises the eighty years of the history of pentachlorophenol (PCP) usage, only recently classified as POP. The second focus on active sources of PCP pollution, including inside cork oak forests in N...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702904/formation-of-brominated-and-chlorinated-dioxins-and-its-prevention-during-a-pilot-test-of-mechanochemical-treatment-of-pcb-and-pbde-contaminated-soil
#10
Mengnan Lu, Tianwu Lv, Ying Li, Zheng Peng, Giovanni Cagnetta, Shouxiang Sheng, Jun Huang, Gang Yu, Roland Weber
The destruction of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is a large challenge in particular in developing and emerging economies. To date, a detailed assessment of non-combustion technologies with respect to formation of dioxins is lacking. In this study, an assessment of mechanochemical (MC) destruction technology for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in contaminated soil remediation was conducted. Actual applied conditions of pilot-scale MC POPs destruction process indicates that the temperature increase inside the ball mills has the potential to form high levels of toxic polybrominated and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PXDD/Fs) when dioxin precursors are present...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699004/a-delayed-proinflammatory-response-of-human-preadipocytes-to-pcb126-is-dependent-on-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#11
Francoise A Gourronc, Larry W Robertson, Aloysius J Klingelhutz
Inflammation in adipose tissue is recognized as a causative factor in the development of type II diabetes. Adipocyte hypertrophy as well as bacterial and environmental factors have been implicated in causing inflammation in mature adipocytes. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has been associated with the development of type II diabetes. We show here that PCB126, a dioxin-like PCB, activates a robust proinflammatory state in fat cell precursors (preadipocytes)...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693362/veterinary-utility-of-dried-blood-spots-for-analysis-of-toxic-chlorinated-hydrocarbons
#12
Andreas F Lehner, Margaret Johnson, John Buchweitz
Dried blood spots (DBS) on filter paper provide a simple and convenient means of collecting, storing and shipping samples for veterinary diagnostics related to toxin exposures. This paper presents validation data on analysis of DBS for chlorinated persistent organic pollutants, specifically 4,4'-DDT and its breakdown product 4,4'-DDE, lindane and a representative polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congener PCB-153. Analysis was by gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD). The method required one 12...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693111/occurrence-and-spatial-distribution-of-legacy-and-emerging-organic-pollutants-in-marine-sediments-from-the-atlantic-coast-andalusia-sw-spain
#13
Marina G Pintado-Herrera, Tatiane Combi, Carmen Corada-Fernández, Eduardo González-Mazo, Pablo A Lara-Martín
Contamination of aquatic systems by no longer used but very persistent compounds (e.g., organochlorine pesticides) and newly detected chemicals, such as personal care products (PCPs), represents a raising concern. In this study, we carried out one of the first comparisons of both types of contaminants, legacy and emerging, in two coastal systems (Cadiz Bay and Huelva Estuary). A wide range of analytes were selected to this end, including hydrocarbons, UV filters, fragrances, and antimicrobials. Analysis of surface sediments revealed the occurrence of 46 out of 97 target analytes, most of them predominantly accumulated in depositional areas with high organic carbon content...
July 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689110/persistent-organic-pollutants-in-infants-and-toddlers-relationship-between-concentrations-in-matched-plasma-and-faecal-samples
#14
Yiqin Chen, Andreas Sjodin, Michael S McLachlan, Karin English, Lesa L Aylward, Leisa-Maree L Toms, Julie Varghese, Peter D Sly, Jochen F Mueller
Early-childhood biomonitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is challenging due to the logistic and ethical limitations associated with blood sampling. We investigated using faeces as a non-invasive matrix to estimate internal exposure to POPs. The concentrations of selected POPs were measured in matched plasma and faecal samples collected from 20 infants/toddlers (aged 13±4.8months), including a repeat sample time point for 13 infants (~5months apart). We observed higher rates of POP quantification in faeces (2g dry weight) than in plasma (0...
July 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686554/geographic-differences-in-persistent-organic-pollutant-levels-of-yellowfin-tuna
#15
Sascha C T Nicklisch, Lindsay T Bonito, Stuart Sandin, Amro Hamdoun
BACKGROUND: Fish are a source of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the human diet. Although species, trophic level, and means of production are typically considered in predicting fish pollutant load, and thus recommendations of consumption, capture location is usually not accounted for. OBJECTIVES: Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) are harvested from across the world's oceans and are widely consumed. Here, we determined geographic variation in the overall mass, concentration, and composition of POPs in yellowfin and examined the differences in levels of several POP congeners of potential relevance to human health...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680151/synergistic-cellular-effects-including-mitochondrial-destabilization-autophagy-and-apoptosis-following-low-level-exposure-to-a-mixture-of-lipophilic-persistent-organic-pollutants
#16
Nathan E Rainey, Ana Saric, Alexandre Leberre, Etienne Dewailly, Christian Slomianny, Guillaume Vial, Harold I Zeliger, Patrice X Petit
Humans are exposed to multiple exogenous environmental pollutants. Many of these compounds are parts of mixtures that can exacerbate harmful effects of the individual mixture components. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), is primarily produced via industrial processes including incineration and the manufacture of herbicides. Both endosulfan and TCDD are persistent organic pollutants which elicit cytotoxic effects by inducing reactive oxygen species generation. Sublethal concentrations of mixtures of TCDD and endosulfan increase oxidative stress, as well as mitochondrial homeostasis disruption, which is preceded by a calcium rise and, in fine, induce cell death...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673560/down-regulation-of-the-expression-of-alcohol-dehydrogenase-4-and-cyp2e1-by-the-combination-of-%C3%AE-endosulfan-and-dioxin-in-heparg-human-cells
#17
Eléonore A Attignon, Emilie Distel, Béatrice Le-Grand, Alix F Leblanc, Robert Barouki, Eliandre de Oliveira, Martine Aggerbeck, Etienne B Blanc
Pesticides and other persistent organic pollutants are considered as risk factors for liver diseases. We treated the human hepatic cell line HepaRG with both 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and the organochlorine pesticide, α-endosulfan, to evaluate their combined impact on the expression of hepatic genes involved in alcohol metabolism. We show that the combination of the two pollutants (25nM TCDD and 10μM α-endosulfan) led to marked decreases in the amounts of both the mRNA (up to 90%) and protein (up to 60%) of ADH4 and CYP2E1...
June 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672247/biomagnification-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-a-deep-sea-temperate-food-web
#18
Sonia Romero-Romero, Laura Herrero, Mario Fernández, Belén Gómara, José Luis Acuña
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -furans (PCDD/Fs) were measured in a temperate, deep-sea ecosystem, the Avilés submarine Canyon (AC; Cantabrian Sea, Southern Bay of Biscay). There was an increase of contaminant concentration with the trophic level of the organisms, as calculated from stable nitrogen isotope data (δ(15)N). Such biomagnification was only significant for the pelagic food web and its magnitude was highly dependent on the type of top predators included in the analysis...
June 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672238/reassessment-and-update-of-emission-factors-for-unintentional-dioxin-like-polychlorinated-biphenyls
#19
Wenwen Gong, Heidelore Fiedler, Xiaotu Liu, Bin Wang, Gang Yu
One of the major goals of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is to continuously reduce the releases of unintentional persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF) or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from anthropogenic sources. Until now, most efforts have focused on the releases of PCDD/PCDF and to a lesser extent on unintentionally generated PCB, and therefore, release inventories reported as toxic equivalents (TEQ) do not include the twelve dioxin-like PCB (dl-PCB)...
June 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672131/association-between-serum-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-dna-methylation-in-korean-adults
#20
Mi Hwa Lee, Eo Rin Cho, Jung-Eun Lim, Sun Ha Jee
BACKGROUND: Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been associated with epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation, which can influence human health. However, the association between POPs and DNA methylation by sex was not shown in previous studies. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between POPs and DNA methylation in men and women using a larger population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using the data of 444 Koreans (253 men and 191 women)...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Research
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