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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787602/endocrine-disrupting-potency-of-organic-pollutant-mixtures-isolated-from-commercial-fish-oil-evaluated-in-yeast-based-bioassays
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Marek Łukasz Roszko, Marta Kamińska, Krystyna Szymczyk, Katarzyna Piasecka-Jóźwiak, Beata Chabłowska
The aim of this work was to evaluate the activity of xenobiotic mixtures containing persistent organic pollutants isolated from commercial fish oil samples against sex hormone receptors, including estrogen and androgen. The applied bioassay was based on transgenic yeast strains. The mixtures were extracted from the samples using the semi-permeable membrane dialysis technique and analyzed with gas chromatography/ion trap mass spectrometry. It turned out that mixtures of chemicals isolated from fish oil may interact with human steroid sex hormone receptors in various ways: the tested samples showed both estrogenic and anti-androgenic activity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783191/ganga-water-pollution-a-potential-health-threat-to-inhabitants-of-ganga-basin
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Sanjay Dwivedi, Seema Mishra, Rudra Deo Tripathi
BACKGROUND: The water quality of Ganga, the largest river in Indian sub-continent and life line to hundreds of million people, has severely deteriorated. Studies have indicated the presence of high level of carcinogenic elements in Ganga water. OBJECTIVES: We performed extensive review of sources and level of organic, inorganic pollution and microbial contamination in Ganga water to evaluate changes in the level of various pollutants in the recent decade in comparison to the past and potential health risk for the population through consumption of toxicant tainted fishes in Ganga basin...
May 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783084/organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-and-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-in-cyprinidae-fish-towards-hints-of-their-arrangements-using-advanced-classification-methods
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Snježana Herceg Romanić, Gordana Vuković, Darija Klinčić, Marijana Matek Sarić, Ivan Župan, Davor Antanasijević, Aleksandar Popović
To tackle the ever-present global concern regarding human exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) via food products, this study strived to indicate associations between organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in lake-fish tissue depending on the species and sampling season. Apart from the monitoring initiatives recommended in the Global Monitoring Plan for POPs, the study discussed 7 OCPs and 18 PCB congeners determined in three Cyprinidae species (rudd, carp, and Prussian carp) from Vransko Lake (Croatia), which are widely domesticated and reared as food fish across Europe and Asia...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778984/the-role-of-cuzn-and-mn-superoxide-dismutases-in-earthworm-eisenia-andrei-kept-in-two-distinct-field-contaminated-soils
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Radka Roubalová, Jiří Dvořák, Petra Procházková, František Škanta, Isabel Navarro Pacheco Natividad, Jaroslav Semerád, Tomáš Cajthaml, Martin Bilej
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), together with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), represent highly toxic and persistent organic environmental pollutants, especially due to their capability for bioaccumulation in fatty tissues. To observe the environmentally relevant effect of these compounds on earthworms, two soils naturally contaminated with PCDD/Fs and PAHs were used in our experiments. We focused on the role of CuZn- and Mn-superoxide dismutases. We assembled a full-length sequences of these molecules from Eisenia andrei earthworm and confirmed their activity...
May 17, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778073/non-selective-rapid-electro-oxidation-of-persistent-refractory-vocs-in-industrial-wastewater-using-a-highly-catalytic-and-dimensionally-stable-irpd-ti-composite-electrode
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Wan-Cheol Cho, Kyung-Min Poo, Hend Omar Mohamed, Tae-Nam Kim, Yul-Seong Kim, Moon Hyun Hwang, Do-Won Jung, Kyu-Jung Chae
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are highly toxic contaminants commonly dissolved in industrial wastewater. Therefore, treatment of VOC-containing wastewater requires a robust and rapid reaction because liquid VOCs can become volatile secondary pollutants. In this study, electro-oxidation with catalytic composite dimensionally stable anodes (DSAs)-a promising process for degrading organic pollutants-was applied to remove various VOCs (chloroform, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene). Excellent treatment efficiency of VOCs was demonstrated...
May 11, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778059/tracking-pollutants-in-dietary-fish-oil-from-ocean-to-table
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Sheng-Xiang Sun, Xue-Ming Hua, Yun-Yun Deng, Yun-Ni Zhang, Jia-Min Li, Zhao Wu, Samwel Mchele Limbu, Da-Sheng Lu, Hao-Wen Yin, Guo-Quan Wang, Rune Waagbø, Frøyland Livar, Mei-Ling Zhang, Zhen-Yu Du
Dietary fish oil used in aquafeed transfers marine pollutants to farmed fish. However, the entire transfer route of marine pollutants in dietary fish oil from ocean to table fish has not been tracked quantitatively. To track the entire transfer route of marine pollutants from wild fish to farmed fish through dietary fish oil and evaluate the related human health risks, we obtained crude and refined fish oils originating from the same batch of wild ocean anchovy and prepared fish oil-containing purified aquafeeds to feed omnivorous lean Nile tilapia and carnivorous fatty yellow catfish for eight weeks...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776592/response-to-metals-treatment-of-fra1-a-member-of-the-ap-1-transcription-factor-family-in-p-lividus-sea-urchin-embryos
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Roberta Russo, Rosa Bonaventura, Marco Chiaramonte, Caterina Costa, Valeria Matranga, Francesca Zito
Lithium (Li), Nickel (Ni), and Zinc (Zn) are metals normally present in the seawater, although they can have adverse effects on the marine ecosystem at high concentrations by interfering with many biological processes. These metals are toxic for sea urchin embryos, affecting their morphology and developmental pathways. In particular, they perturb differently the correct organization of the embryonic axes (animal-vegetal, dorso-ventral): Li is a vegetalizing agent and Ni disrupts the dorso-ventral axis, while Zn has an animalizing effect...
May 5, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775944/alterations-of-cytochrome-p450-and-the-occurrence-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-tilapia-caged-in-the-reservoirs-of-the-igua%C3%A3-u-river
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F Y Yamamoto, G D Diamante, M S Santana, D R Santos, R Bombardeli, C C Martins, C A Oliveira Ribeiro, D Schlenk
Environmental chemicals originating from human activities, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), may interfere with the endocrine system of aquatic organisms. The effect of these chemicals on biota and human populations is of high public concern but remains poorly understood, especially in aquatic environments of South America. The aim of this study was to investigate the bioavailability of POPs and the related effects in caged male tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in four cascading reservoirs of the Iguaçu River, Southern Brazil...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775424/optimized-yeast-based-in-vitro-bioassay-for-determination-of-estrogenic-and-androgenic-activity-of-hydroxylated-methoxylated-metabolites-of-bdes-cbs-and-related-lipophilic-organic-pollutants
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Marek Roszko, Marta Kamińska, Krystyna Szymczyk, Katarzyna Piasecka-Jóźwiak, Beata Chabłowska
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are known to show endocrine disrupting (ED) activity, including interactions with hormone receptors. The aim of this work was to develop a bioassay applicable for evaluation of ED potency of highly lipophilic metabolites of POPs. To that end, a yeast-based bio-assay protocol was used. Estrogenic / androgenic activity of some native brominated biphenyl ethers (BDEs) / chlorinated biphenyls (CBs), and their hydroxylated / methoxylated metabolites was assessed. Since data (including potency compared to reference native hormones) obtained using different protocols vary, the possibility that yeast transforms POPs into some more potent compounds was first checked; it seems that no such transformation is important from the test applicability standpoint...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758876/selection-of-passerine-birds-as-bio-sentinel-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-terrestrial-environment
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Ling Mo, Xiaobo Zheng, Yuxin Sun, Lehuan Yu, Xiaojun Luo, Xiangrong Xu, Xiaoquan Qin, Yongli Gao, Bixian Mai
A broad suite of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites, were analyzed in pectoral muscle of eight terrestrial passerine bird species from an extensive e-waste recycling site in South China. Concentrations of PCBs, PBDEs, and DDTs in bird samples ranged from 1260-279,000, 121-14,200, and 31-7910ng/g lipid weight, respectively. Insectivorous birds had significantly higher levels of PCBs, PBDEs, and DDTs than those in granivorous birds...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751429/association-of-prenatal-exposure-to-pcdd-fs-and-pcbs-with-maternal-and-infant-thyroid-hormones-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Toshiaki Baba, Sachiko Ito, Motoyuki Yuasa, Eiji Yoshioka, Chihiro Miyashita, Atsuko Araki, Seiko Sasaki, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Jumboku Kajiwara, Tsuguhide Hori, Shizue Kato, Reiko Kishi
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants that are universally detected. Some congeners of PCDDs, PCDFs or PCBs have dioxin-like toxicity, whereas non-dioxin-like PCBs are considered to have different toxicity. Reports of the relationships between prenatal exposure to PCDDs, PCDFs or PCBs and thyroid homeostasis in pregnant women and infants have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal serum PCDD/F or PCB levels on maternal and neonatal thyroid hormone (TH) levels in a prospective cohort...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751425/short-and-medium-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-aquatic-foods-from-18-chinese-provinces-occurrence-spatial-distributions-and-risk-assessment
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Runhua Wang, Lirong Gao, Minghui Zheng, Yiling Tian, Jingguang Li, Lei Zhang, Yongning Wu, Huiting Huang, Lin Qiao, Wenbin Liu, Guijin Su, Guorui Liu, Ying Liu
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are classed as persistent organic pollutants and were included in the Stockholm Convention in May 2017. Large amounts of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are produced in China than in any other countries. CPs can be released into the environment while being produced and used, and can bioaccumulate in aquatic biota and be ingested by humans. Dietary intake is the main route through which humans are exposed to CPs. It has previously been found that persistent organic pollutant concentrations are usually higher in aquatic foods than in other foods...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751405/short-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-sccps-in-a-freshwater-food-web-from-dianshan-lake-occurrence-level-congener-pattern-and-trophic-transfer
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Yihui Zhou, Ge Yin, Xinyu Du, Maoying Xu, Yanling Qiu, Patrik Ahlqvist, Qiaofeng Chen, Jianfu Zhao
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are new group of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention. The Yangtze River Delta is among the industrially most developed areas in China, supporting a large production and consumption of chlorinated paraffins (CPs). Despite this, there is very limited data on the environmental exposure of SCCPs from the region. This study analyzed SCCPs in 14 wild aquatic organisms from Dianshan Lake, Shanghai, China. The concentrations of total SCCPs ranged from 10 to 1300μgg-1 lipid weight, with significantly higher levels (p<0...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751397/microplastic-accumulation-patterns-and-transfer-of-benzo-a-pyrene-to-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio-gills-and-zebrafish-embryos
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Annika Batel, Flora Borchert, Hannes Reinwald, Lothar Erdinger, Thomas Braunbeck
Since only a few studies have investigated effects of microplastics (MPs) by routes other than ingestion, this study was designed to analyze the accumulation patterns and transfer of toxic substances associated with microplastic exposure by simple attachment to (1) adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) gills and (2) zebrafish embryos. Two sizes of fluorescently labelled polymers (1-5 and 10-20 μm) loaded with the model polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) were used to analyze fate, accumulation and transfer of microplastic-associated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on gills and embryos...
April 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750268/inferring-and-modeling-inheritance-of-differentially-methylated-changes-across-multiple-generations
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Pascal Belleau, Astrid Deschênes, Marie-Pier Scott-Boyer, Mathieu Dalvai, Janice Bailey, Arnaud Droit
High-throughput methylation sequencing enables genome-wide detection of differentially methylated sites (DMS) or regions (DMR). Increasing evidence suggests that treatment-induced DMS can be transmitted across generations, but the analysis of induced methylation changes across multiple generations is complicated by the lack of sound statistical methods to evaluate significance levels. Due to software design, DMS detection was usually made on each generation separately, thus disregarding stochastic effects expected when a large number of DMS is detected in each generation...
May 10, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742474/environmental-behaviour-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-a-paddy-field-impact-factors-and-canopy-effects
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Qilu Li, Kong Yang, Yan Wang, Biao Jin, Chunling Luo, Jun Li, Gan Zhang
Paddy fields play an important role in the transport of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) due to the filter effects of canopy and their wide distribution. Thus, most studies have been focusing on the filter effects of canopy for POPs. However, shielding effects of canopy might also influence transport and portion of POPs between top and bottom. To investigate these two important processes, our study involved 30 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a paddy field. Samples of bulk depositions, surface water, and air were taken to investigate the occurrence and the behaviour of PCBs...
May 6, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738904/perfluorooctane-sulfonate-induced-neurotoxicity-responses-associated-with-neural-genes-expression-neurotransmitter-levels-and-acetylcholinesterase-activity-in-planarians-dugesia-japonica
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Zuoqing Yuan, Xinxin Shao, Zili Miao, Bosheng Zhao, Ziyang Zheng, Jianyong Zhang
As a persistent and widespread toxic organic pollutant in the environment, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) has the potential to cause great harm to wildlife. In our study, the effects of PFOS on neurodevelopment gene expression, neurotransmitter content, neuronal morphology, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were examined, and the potential neurotoxicity mechanisms of PFOS were also investigated in planarians, Dugesia japonica. Using quantitative real-time PCR analysis, five neurodevelopmental related genes were measured, among which, DjotxA, DjotxB, DjFoxD, and DjFoxG were found to be down-regulated, while Djnlg was found to be up-regulated, following exposure to PFOS for 10 days compared with control groups...
May 2, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735886/dehalogenases-from-improved-performance-to-potential-microbial-dehalogenation-applications
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REVIEW
Thiau-Fu Ang, Jonathan Maiangwa, Abu Bakar Salleh, Yahaya M Normi, Thean Chor Leow
The variety of halogenated substances and their derivatives widely used as pesticides, herbicides and other industrial products is of great concern due to the hazardous nature of these compounds owing to their toxicity, and persistent environmental pollution. Therefore, from the viewpoint of environmental technology, the need for environmentally relevant enzymes involved in biodegradation of these pollutants has received a great boost. One result of this great deal of attention has been the identification of environmentally relevant bacteria that produce hydrolytic dehalogenases&mdash;key enzymes which are considered cost-effective and eco-friendly in the removal and detoxification of these pollutants...
May 7, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733586/the-biphenyl-metabolizing-microbial-community-and-a-functional-operon-revealed-in-e-waste-contaminated-soil
#19
Longfei Jiang, Chunling Luo, Dayi Zhang, Mengke Song, Yingtao Sun, Gan Zhang
Primitive electronic waste (e-waste) recycling activities release massive amounts of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals into surrounding soils, posing a major threat to the ecosystem and human health. Microbes capable of metabolizing POPs play important roles in POPs remediation in soils, but their phylotypes and functions remain unclear. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), one of the main pollutants in e-waste contaminated soils, have drawn increasing attention due to their high persistence, toxicity, and bioaccumulation...
May 7, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729517/genotypic-variation-and-mechanism-in-uptake-and-translocation-of-perfluorooctanoic-acid-pfoa-in-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-l-cultivars-grown-in-pfoa-polluted-soils
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Lei Xiang, Lei Chen, Le-Yi Yu, Peng-Fei Yu, Hai-Ming Zhao, Ce-Hui Mo, Yan-Wen Li, Hui Li, Quan-Ying Cai, Dong-Mei Zhou, Ming-Hung Wong
The cultivation of crop cultivars with low pollutant accumulation is an important strategy to reduce the potential health risks of food produced from polluted soils. In this study, we identified three loose-leaf lettuce cultivars with low accumulation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a highly toxic and persistent organic pollutant. PFOA concentrations in the shoots of low-PFOA cultivars were 3.7-5.5-fold lower than those of high-PFOA cultivars. The identification of low-PFOA cultivars could contribute to ensuring food safety despite cultivation in highly polluted soils (1 mg/kg) based on the tolerable daily PFOA intake (1...
May 2, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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