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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646779/polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-the-surrounding-of-an-e-waste-recycling-facility-in-north-rhine-westphalia-levels-in-plants-and-dusts-spatial-distribution-homologue-pattern-and-source-identification-using-the-combination-of-plants-and-wind-direction-data
#1
Marcel Klees, Katja Hombrecher, Dieter Gladtke
During this study the occurrence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the surrounding of an e-waste recycling facility in North-Rhine Westphalia was analysed. PCB levels were analysed in curly kale, spruce needles, street dusts and dusts. Conspicuously high PCB concentrations in curly kale and spruce needles were found directly northwards of the industrial premises. Furthermore a concentration gradient originating from the industrial premises to the residential areas in direction southwest to northeast was evident...
June 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646765/historical-record-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-and-special-occurrence-of-pcb-209-in-a-shallow-fresh-water-lake-from-eastern-china
#2
Shouliang Huo, Chaocan Li, Beidou Xi, Zhiqiang Yu, Kevin M Yeager, Fengchang Wu
Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were measured in dated sediment cores collected from the fifth largest freshwater lake in China, Lake Chaohu, to investigate PCB temporal trends, accumulation, and environmental fate. Total PCB concentrations in Lake Choahu sediments ranged from 0.03 to 24.11 ng g(-1) (d.w.). PCB 209 was the dominant congener, accounting for 45.5%-83.9% of total PCBs detected after the mid-20th century. All PCB congeners were positively correlated with total organic carbon (TOC) concentrations...
June 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639736/primary-secondary-amine-as-a-sorbent-material-in-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-clean-up-for-the-determination-of-indicator-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-environmental-water-samples-by-gas-chromatography-with-electron-capture-detection
#3
Yuanming Guo, Hongmei Hu, Tiejun Li, Lijian Xue, Xiaoning Zhang, Zhi Zhong, Yurong Zhang, Yanjian Jin
A simple, rapid, and novel method has been developed and validated for determination of seven indicator polychlorinated biphenyls in water samples by gas chromatography with electron capture detection. 1 L of water samples containing 30 g of anhydrous sodium sulfate was first liquid-liquid extracted with an automated Jipad-6XB vertical oscillator using n-hexane/dichloromethane (1:1, v/v). The concentrated extract was cleaned up by dispersive solid-phase extraction with 100 mg of primary secondary amine as sorbent material...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639016/accumulation-properties-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-congeners-in-yusho-patients-and-prediction-of-their-cytochrome-p450-dependent-metabolism-by-in-silico-analysis
#4
Shusaku Hirakawa, Takashi Miyawaki, Tsuguhide Hori, Jumboku Kajiwara, Susumu Katsuki, Masashi Hirano, Yuka Yoshinouchi, Hisato Iwata, Chikage Mitoma, Masutaka Furue
In what has become known as the Yusho incident, thousands of people in western Japan were poisoned by the accidental ingestion of rice bran oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and various dioxins and dioxin-like compounds. In this study, we investigated the accumulation patterns of 69 PCB congeners in the blood of Yusho patients in comparison with those of non-exposed controls. The blood samples were collected at medical check-ups in 2004 and 2005. To compare the patterns of PCB congeners, we calculated the concentration ratio of each congener relative to the 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexaCB (CB153) concentration...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634910/the-complex-biology-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-its-role-in-the-pituitary-gland
#5
REVIEW
Robert Formosa, Josanne Vassallo
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor best known for its ability to mediate the effects of environmental toxins such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), benzene, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) through the initiation of transcription of a number of metabolically active enzymes. Therefore, the AHR has been studied mostly in the context of xenobiotic signaling. However, several studies have shown that the AHR is constitutively active and plays an important role in general cell physiology, independently of its activity as a xenobiotic receptor and in the absence of exogenous ligands...
June 20, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632453/survey-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-polychlorinated-dibenzofurans-and-non-ortho-polychlorinated-biphenyls-in-u-s-meat-and-poultry-from-2012-2013-toxic-equivalency-levels-patterns-temporal-trends-and-implications
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Sara J Lupton, Margaret O'Keefe, Jorge G Muñiz-Ortiz, Nelson Clinch, Pat Basu
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts a statistically-based survey of the domestic meat supply (beef, pork, chicken, and turkey) to determine current levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and non-ortho-polychlorinated biphenyls (no-PCBs) every five years. Fat samples for each slaughter class were collected from U.S. federally licensed slaughter facilities. The samples were processed and analyzed for 17 PCDD/Fs and 3 no-PCBs. The sum of PCDD, PCDF, and no-PCB toxic equivalencies (sum-TEQ) calculated using 2005 toxic equivalency factors for all slaughter classes, ranged from non-detect (nd) to 6...
June 20, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631552/effect-of-2-3-4-4-5-pentachlorobiphenyl-exposure-on-endometrial-receptivity-and-the-methylation-of-hoxa10
#7
Xin-Lan Qu, Ming-Zhang, Yuan-Fang, Hui Wang, Yuan-Zhen Zhang
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are one of the most common endocrine-disrupting chemicals and have obvious toxicity on human reproductive development. The aim of our study was to investigate the toxicity of chronic 2,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 118) exposure on embryo implantation and endometrial receptivity, with the possible mechanism of DNA methylation involved. Virgin CD-1 female mice (3 weeks old) were housed and orally treated with PCB 118 (0, 1, 10, 100 μg/kg) for a month. After mating with fertile males, the pregnant mice were killed on gestation day 4...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628821/pollutants-and-diet-influence-carotenoid-levels-and-integument-coloration-in-nestlings-of-an-endangered-raptor
#8
Marie-Sophie García-Heras, Beatriz Arroyo, Robert E Simmons, Pablo R Camarero, Rafael Mateo, Jesús T García, Francois Mougeot
Carotenoid-based traits or ornaments, such as yellow-red integuments (feathers, beaks, legs or eye-rings) displayed by birds, play key roles in social communication by reliably advertising an individual's quality or health. In some species, these traits are displayed not only by adults but also by nestlings, and function in parent-offspring communication or sibling competition by advertising an individual's physical or physiological condition. Pollutants such as organochlorine compounds (OCs) could have disruptive effects on the coloration of these traits, thereby interfering with communication processes...
June 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624947/physiological-and-molecular-responses-of-the-earthworm-eisenia-fetida-to-polychlorinated-biphenyl-contamination-in-soil
#9
Xiaochen Duan, Xiuyong Fu, Jing Song, Huixin Li, Mingming Sun, Feng Hu, Li Xu, Jiaguo Jiao
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of man-made organic compounds ubiquitously present in the biosphere. In this study, we evaluated the toxic effects of different concentrations of PCBs in two natural soils (i.e. red soil and fluvo-aquic soil) on the earthworm Eisenia fetida. The parameters investigated included anti-oxidative response, genotoxic potential, weight variation and biochemical responses of the earthworm exposed to two different types of soils spiked with PCBs after 7 or 14 days of exposure...
June 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621543/estimating-particulate-exposure-from-modern-municipal-waste-incinerators-in-great-britain
#10
Philippa Douglas, Anna Freni-Sterrantino, Maria Leal Sanchez, Danielle C Ashworth, Rebecca E Ghosh, Daniela Fecht, Anna Font, Marta Blangiardo, John Gulliver, Mireille B Toledano, Paul Elliott, Kees de Hoogh, Gary W Fuller, Anna L Hansell
Municipal Waste Incineration (MWI) is regulated through the European Union Directive on Industrial Emissions (IED), but there is ongoing public concern regarding potential hazards to health. Using dispersion modeling, we estimated spatial variability in PM10 concentrations arising from MWIs at postcodes (average 12 households) within 10 km of MWIs in Great Britain (GB) in 2003-2010. We also investigated change points in PM10 emissions in relation to introduction of EU Waste Incineration Directive (EU-WID) (subsequently transposed into IED) and correlations of PM10 with SO2, NOx, heavy metals, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furan (PCDD/F), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) emissions...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620612/potential-role-of-pet-cats-as-a-sentinel-species-for-human-exposure-to-flame-retardants
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Luis A Henríquez-Hernández, Elena Carretón, María Camacho, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Luis D Boada, Verónica Bernal Martín, Yaiza Falcón Cordón, Soraya Falcón Cordón, Manuel Zumbado, Octavio P Luzardo
Flame retardants are a wide group of chemicals used by the industry to avoid combustion of materials. These substances are commonly found in plastics, electronic equipment, fabrics, and in many other everyday articles. Subsequently, ubiquitous environmental contamination by these common chemical is frequently reported. In the present study, we have evaluated the level of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs), and organophosphorous flame retardants (OPFRs) in pet cats through the analysis of their serum...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610584/serum-levels-of-environmental-pollutants-is-a-risk-factor-for-breast-cancer-in-inuit-a-case-control-study
#12
Maria Wielsøe, Peder Kern, Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Environmental Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can alter the hormone homeostasis by mimicking, interfering or blocking the function of hormones; moreover POPs are hypothesized to modify the risk of breast cancer. The association between POPs and breast cancer has been widely studied but the conclusions are inconsistent. The present study examined the associations between serum levels of POPs and breast cancer with focus on the highly exposed Greenlandic Inuit population...
June 13, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609223/the-influence-of-multiple-chemical-and-non-chemical-stressors-on-benthic-communities-in-a-mid-west-agricultural-stream
#13
Lenwood W Hall, Willian D Killen, Ronald D Anderson, Raymond W Alden
The objective of this 3-year study was to characterize benthic communities and physical habitat in an agricultural stream in the mid-west area of the United States (Big Bureau Creek, Illinois). Concurrent basic water quality parameters and seven nutrients were measured in the water column. Sediment measurements from depositional areas were conducted for bifenthrin, Total Organic Carbon, grain size, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and eight metals. All parameters were measured at 12 sites annually during the late summer for a 3-year period (2014, 2015 and 2016)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605706/comparing-polyethylene-and-polyoxymethylene-passive-samplers-for-measuring-sediment-porewater-concentrations-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-mutual-validation-and-possible-correction-by-polymer-polymer-partition-experiment
#14
Satoshi Endo, Yoshinori Yabuki, Shuhei Tanaka
Two sediment passive samplers, polyethylene (PE) and polyoxymethylene (POM), were compared and mutually validated for measuring freely dissolved concentrations (Cfree) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in sediment porewater. PE and POM strips in commonly used dimensions (30 and 76 μm in thickness, respectively) were exposed to sediment slurries for 28 d. The Cfree values calculated using literature polymer-water partition coefficients were consistently higher for PE than for POM by a factor of 2 on average...
June 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605331/classification-source-and-effect-of-environmental-pollutants-and-their-biodegradation
#15
REVIEW
Blessy Baby Mathew, Himani Singh, Vinai George Biju, N B Krishnamurthy
Any foreign chemical substance that is unusually present within an organism or is unexpectedly found in the environment at a higher concentration than the permissible limits can be termed a xenobiotic or a pollutant. Such substances include carcinogens, drugs, food additives, hydrocarbons, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides or even some natural compounds. Pollutants are known for their higher persistence and pervasiveness, and along with their transformed products, they can remain in and interact with the environment for prolonged periods...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602678/combination-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-temperature-exposure-in%C3%A2-vitro-effects-on-immune-response-of-european-clam-ruditapes-decussatus
#16
Chalbia Mansour, Francisco Antonio Guardiola, María Ángeles Esteban, Dalila Saidane Mosbahi
Marine organisms are subjected to various biotic and abiotic factors such as changes of temperature and pollutants [e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and heavy metals, which may affect their defense mechanisms. In this context, the aim was to evaluate the combined effects of temperature (20 and 30 °C) and PAHs (fluorene, phenanthrene and pyrene) at two concentrations (10(-5) and 10(-3) mg mL(-1)) on the immune responses of the European clam Ruditapes decussatus were after 24 h of in vitro exposure...
June 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602282/multi-class-determination-of-undesirables-in-aquaculture-samples-by-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-with-atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-a-novel-approach-for-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#17
T Portolés, B Garlito, Jaime Nácher-Mestre, M H G Berntssen, J Pérez-Sánchez
In this work, a method for the analysis of 24 PAHs in 19 different matrices, including fish tissues, feeds and feed ingredients, has been developed using gas chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization source (GC-APCI-MS/MS). The method is based on a modification of the unbuffered QuEChERS method, using freezing as an additional clean-up step and applying a 20-fold dilution factor to the final extract. The procedure was also tested for 15 pesticides and 7 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in order to widen the scope of the method...
September 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601932/the-value-of-using-multiple-metrics-to-evaluate-pcb-exposure
#18
Megan C Archer, Amanda D Harwood, Samuel A Nutile, Kara E Huff Hartz, Marc A Mills, Jim E Garvey, Michael J Lydy
Current methods for evaluating exposure in ecosystems contaminated with hydrophobic organic contaminants typically focus on sediment exposure. However, a comprehensive environmental assessment requires a more holistic approach that not only estimates sediment concentrations, but also accounts for exposure by quantifying other pathways, such as bioavailability, bioaccumulation, trophic transfer potential, and transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants within and outside of the aquatic system. The current study evaluated the ability of multiple metrics to estimate exposure in an aquatic ecosystem...
June 10, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600683/source-characterisation-and-distribution-of-selected-pcbs-pahs-and-alkyl-pahs-in-sediments-from-the-klip-and-jukskei-rivers-south-africa
#19
Cornelius Rimayi, Luke Chimuka, David Odusanya, Jacob de Boer, Jana M Weiss
A study of the distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) utilising 16 priority PAHs, benzo(e)pyrene, perylene, 19 alkylated PAHs and 31 ortho substituted PCBs in South Africa is presented. It was aimed to (a) deduce characteristic contamination patterns for both PCBs and PAHs and (b) provide the first comprehensive dataset for establishment of source characterisation of PCBs and PAHs. This is in line with new South African legislation on mandatory monitoring of PCB and PAH emissions...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599207/mercury-and-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-native-and-invading-forage-species-of-the-canadian-arctic-consequences-for-food-web-dynamics
#20
Sara Pedro, Aaron T Fisk, Gregg T Tomy, Steven H Ferguson, Nigel E Hussey, Steven T Kessel, Melissa A McKinney
Contaminant dynamics within Arctic marine food webs may be altered through the climate-driven northward invasions of temperate/boreal species. Here, we compare tissue concentrations of total mercury (THg) and legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in native versus invading forage species sampled from 2012 to 2014 near Arviat, Clyde River, and Resolute Bay, NU, representing, low, mid- and high eastern Canadian Arctic regions, respectively. Concentrations of THg, legacy Σ-polychlorinated biphenyls (ΣPCB) and Σ-organochlorine (ΣOC) pesticides were detected in all forage species, whereas emerging halogenated flame retardants were detected in only a few individuals...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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