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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746999/thermochemical-emission-and-transformation-of-chlorinated-paraffins-in-inert-and-oxidizing-atmospheres
#1
Shanzhi Xin, Wei Gao, Yawei Wang, Guibin Jiang
Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) generally function as flame retardants and plasticizers in various materials. They are most likely to be processed by thermal processes during the entire life cycle. However, data on the formation and emission of CPs during thermal processes are still not fully understood. In this study, we simulated industrial thermal processes to investigate the emission of medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) and short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) using commercial CP52 as the feedstock...
July 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745352/airborne-persistent-toxic-substances-ptss-in-china-occurrence-and-its-implication-associated-with-air-pollution
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REVIEW
Pu Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Yingming Li, Julius Matsiko, Ya Zhang, Guibin Jiang
In recent years, China suffered from extensive air pollution due to the rapidly expanding economic and industrial developments. Its severe impact on human health has raised great concern currently. Persistent toxic substances (PTSs), a large group of environmental pollutants, have also received much attention due to their adverse effects on both the ecosystem and public health. However, limited studies have been conducted to reveal the airborne PTSs associated with air pollution at the national scale in China...
July 26, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745305/preparation-and-performance-features-of-wristband-samplers-and-considerations-for-chemical-exposure-assessment
#3
Kim A Anderson, Gary L Points, Carey E Donald, Holly M Dixon, Richard P Scott, Glenn Wilson, Lane G Tidwell, Peter D Hoffman, Julie B Herbstman, Steven G O'Connell
Wristbands are increasingly used for assessing personal chemical exposures. Unlike some exposure assessment tools, guidelines for wristbands, such as preparation, applicable chemicals, and transport and storage logistics, are lacking. We tested the wristband's capacity to capture and retain 148 chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, flame retardants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). The chemicals span a wide range of physical-chemical properties, with log octanol-air partitioning coefficients from 2...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744979/development-and-validation-of-a-subcritical-1-1-1-2-tetrafluoroethane-extraction-technique-gc-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-polybrominated-biphenyl-ethers-in-aquatic-products
#4
Feiyue Xu, Xiaomei Feng, Nianrong Shi, Jiangbo Pan, Huashu Zhan, Yuqian Han
A simple, rapid and green method was developed for the simultaneous analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated biphenyl ethers in aquatic products using subcritical 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane extraction coupled with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Effects of the extraction temperature, pressure and co-solvent volume on the extraction efficiency were investigated by extracting spiked oyster samples. The results show that the maximum extraction efficiency was obtained at 40°C, 12 MPa and a co-solvent (dichloromethane) volume of 5...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744683/sources-and-toxicities-of-phenolic-polychlorinated-biphenyls-oh-pcbs
#5
Kiran Dhakal, Gopi S Gadupudi, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Gabriele Ludewig, Michael W Duffel, Larry W Robertson
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of 209 congeners that differ in the number and position of chlorines on the biphenyl ring, are anthropogenic chemicals that belong to the persistent organic pollutants (POPs). For many years, PCBs have been a topic of interest because of their biomagnification in the food chain and their environmental persistence. PCBs with fewer chlorine atoms, however, are less persistent and more susceptible to metabolic attack, giving rise to chemicals characterized by the addition of one or more hydroxyl groups to the chlorinated biphenyl skeleton, collectively known as hydroxylated PCBs (OH-PCBs)...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743367/characterization-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-congeners-in-surface-sediments-of-the-changjiang-estuary-and-adjacent-shelf-by-high-resolution-sampling-and-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#6
Aifeng Liu, Yawei Wang, Mo Xian, Zongshan Zhao, Bin Zhao, Jinpeng Wang, Peng Yao
Due to limited samples and low-resolution analysis, conflicting findings on major polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners and their origins remain in the East China Sea (ECS). Based on high-resolution sampling and high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis, 72 surface sediment samples from the Changjiang Estuary and adjacent ECS shelf were determined to characterize 39 PCB congeners. PCBs (∑39PCBs) ranged from 0.003 to 16.18ng/g dw, presenting a decreasing seaward trend. Tri-, tetra- and penta-CBs were the main components, accounting for >64% of ∑39PCBs in most samples...
July 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739394/ameliorative-effect-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-on-polychlorinated-biphenyl-pcbs-induced-testicular-sertoli-cell-dysfunction-in-f1-prepuberal-rats
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Sugantha Priya Elayapillai, Dhanaraj Teekaraman, Raja Singh Paulraj, Arunakaran Jagadeesan
The study was conducted to investigate the protective role of α-tocopherol against polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) induced effect in Sertoli cell function of F1 prepuberal rats. Dams were grouped into six; each group consists of six animals. Group 1-control treated with corn oil as vehicle, group II- 0.5mgPCBs/kg bw/day, group III- 0.5mgPCBs/kg bw/day with α-tocopherol (50mg α-tocopherol/kg bw/day), group IV- 1mgPCBs/kg bwt/day, group V- 1mgPCBs/kg bw/day with α-tocopherol (50mg α-tocopherol/kg bw/day) and group VI - α-tocopherol alone treated orally from postpartum day1-20...
July 21, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738864/identification-of-two-organohalide-respiring-dehalococcoidia-associated-to-different-dechlorination-activities-in-pcb-impacted-marine-sediments
#8
Andrea Nuzzo, Andrea Negroni, Giulio Zanaroli, Fabio Fava
BACKGROUND: Microbial reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) plays a major role in detoxifying anoxic contaminated freshwater and marine sediments from PCBs. Known members of the phylum Chloroflexi are typically responsible for this activity in freshwater sediments, whereas less is known about the microorganisms responsible for this activity in marine sediments. PCB-respiring activities were detected in PCB-impacted marine sediments of the Venice Lagoon. The aim of this work was to identify the indigenous organohalide-respiring microorganisms in such environments and assess their dechlorination specificity against spiked Aroclor™ 1254 PCBs under laboratory conditions resembling the in situ biogeochemistry...
July 24, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737160/health-and-environmental-risk-assessment-project-for-bottlenose-dolphins-tursiops-truncatus-from-the-southeastern-usa-ii-environmental-aspects
#9
REVIEW
John S Reif, Adam M Schaefer, Gregory D Bossart, Patricia A Fair
Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus are the most common apex predators found in coastal and estuarine ecosystems along the southeastern coast of the USA, where these animals are exposed to multiple chemical pollutants and microbial agents. In this review, we summarize the results of investigations of environmental exposures evaluated in 360 free-ranging dolphins between 2003 and 2015. Bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida (IRL, n = 246), and coastal waters of Charleston, South Carolina (CHS, n = 114), were captured, given comprehensive health examinations, and released as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study of individual and population health...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732338/toxic-organic-substances-and-marker-compounds-in-size-segregated-urban-particulate-matter-implications-for-involvement-in-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-bioactivity-of-the-extractable-organic-matter
#10
Athanasios Besis, Alexandra Tsolakidou, Dimitra Balla, Constantini Samara, Dimitra Voutsa, Anastasia Pantazaki, Theodora Choli-Papadopoulou, Theodore S Lialiaris
Toxic organic substances and polar organic marker compounds, i.e. polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their nitro-derivatives (N-PAHs), as well as dicarboxylic acids (DCAs) and sugars/sugar anhydrites (S/SAs) were analyzed in size-segregated PM samples (<0.49, 0.49-0.97, 0.97-3 and >3 μm) collected at two urban sites (urban traffic and urban background) during the cold and the warm season...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732322/effects-of-environmental-pollutants-on-signaling-pathways-in-rat-pituitary-gh3-adenoma-cells
#11
Nicoletta Fortunati, Federica Guaraldi, Valentina Zunino, Federica Penner, Valentina D'Angelo, Francesco Zenga, Francesca Pecori Giraldi, Maria Graziella Catalano, Emanuela Arvat
An increased rate of acromegaly was reported in industrialized areas, suggesting an involvement of environmental pollutants in the pathogenesis and behavior of GH-secreting pituitary adenomas. Based on these premises, the aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of some widely diffused pollutants (i.e. benzene, BZ; bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, DEHP and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCB) on growth hormone secretion, the somatostatin and estrogenic pathways, viability and proliferation of rat GH-producing pituitary adenoma (GH3) cells...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720696/persistent-organic-pollutants-impair-insulin-secretory-function-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-human-and-in-vitro-evidence
#12
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/28719193/relationships-between-atmospheric-transport-regimes-and-pcb-concentrations-in-air-at-zeppelin-spitsbergen
#13
Sandy Ubl, Martin Scheringer, Konrad Hungerbühler
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent hazardous chemicals that are still detected in the atmosphere and other environmental media although their production has been banned for several decades. At the long-term monitoring site, Zeppelin at Spitsbergen, different PCB congeners have been continuously measured for more than a decade. However, it is not clear what factors determine the seasonal and inter-annual variability of different (lighter vs. heavier) PCB congeners. To investigate the influence of atmospheric transport patterns on PCB-28 and PCB-101 concentrations at Zeppelin, we applied the Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model FLEXPART and calculated "footprints'' that indicate the potential source regions of air arriving at Zeppelin...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717099/differential-neurotoxic-effects-of-in-utero-and-lactational-exposure-to-hydroxylated-polychlorinated-biphenyl-oh-pcb-106-on-spontaneous-locomotor-activity-and-motor-coordination-in-young-adult-male-mice
#14
Asahi Haijima, Ronny Lesmana, Noriaki Shimokawa, Izuki Amano, Yusuke Takatsuru, Noriyuki Koibuchi
We investigated whether in utero or lactational exposure to 4-hydroxy-2',3,3',4',5'-pentachlorobiphenyl (OH-PCB 106) affects spontaneous locomotor activity and motor coordination in young adult male mice. For in utero exposure, pregnant C57BL/6J mice received 0.05 or 0.5 mg/kg body weight of OH-PCB 106 or corn oil vehicle via gavage every second day from gestational day 10 to 18. For lactational exposure, the different groups of dams received 0.05 or 0.5 mg/kg body weight of OH-PCB 106 or corn oil vehicle via gavage every second day from postpartum day 3 to 13...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715401/extraction-of-organochlorine-pesticides-from-plastic-pellets-and-plastic-type-analysis
#15
Marilyne Pflieger, Petra Makorič, Manca Kovač Viršek, Špela Koren
Plastic resin pellets, categorized as microplastics (≤5 mm in diameter), are small granules that can be unintentionally released to the environment during manufacturing and transport. Because of their environmental persistence, they are widely distributed in the oceans and on beaches all over the world. They can act as a vector of potentially toxic organic compounds (e.g., polychlorinated biphenyls) and might consequently negatively affect marine organisms. Their possible impacts along the food chain are not yet well understood...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713350/biphenyl-modulates-the-expression-and-function-of-respiratory-oxidases-in-the-polychlorinated-biphenyls-degrader-pseudomonas-pseudoalcaligenes-kf707
#16
Federica Sandri, Stefano Fedi, Martina Cappelletti, Francesco M Calabrese, Raymond J Turner, Davide Zannoni
Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes KF707 is a soil bacterium which is known for its capacity to aerobically degrade harmful organic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) using biphenyl as co-metabolite. Here we provide the first genetic and functional analysis of the KF707 respiratory terminal oxidases in cells grown with two different carbon sources: glucose and biphenyl. We identified five terminal oxidases in KF707: two c(c)aa3 type oxidases (Caa3 and Ccaa3), two cbb3 type oxidases (Cbb31 and Cbb32), and one bd type cyanide-insensitive quinol oxidase (CIO)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
#17
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/28710502/indicators-of-marine-pollution-in-the-north-pacific-ocean
#18
Tanya M Brown, Hideshige Takada
The complex nature of ocean pollution underscores the utility in identifying and characterizing a limited number of "indicators" that enables scientists and managers to track trends over space and time. This paper introduces a special issue on indicators of marine pollution in the North Pacific Ocean and builds on a scientific session that was held at the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. The special issue highlights studies using a variety of indicators to provide insight into the identification of legacy and emerging contaminants, the ranking of priority pollutants from various sources, and the effects of contaminants on ecosystem health in the North Pacific Ocean...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710428/the-use-of-a-hybrid-sequential-biofiltration-system-for-the-improvement-of-nutrient-removal-and-pcb-control-in-municipal-wastewater
#19
Edyta Kiedrzyńska, Magdalena Urbaniak, Marcin Kiedrzyński, Adam Jóźwik, Agnieszka Bednarek, Ilona Gągała, Maciej Zalewski
This article aims to evaluate the efficiency of an innovative hybrid Sequential Biofiltration System (SBS) for removing phosphorus and nitrogen and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from original municipal wastewater produced by a Wastewater Treatment Plant under authentic operating conditions. The hybrid SBS was constructed with two barriers, a geochemical (filtration beds with limestone, coal and sawdust) and a biological barrier (wetlands with Glyceria, Acorus, Typha, Phragmites), operating in parallel. Significant differences were found between inflow and outflow from the SBS with regard to wastewater contaminant concentrations, the efficiency of removal being 16% (max...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705580/relationship-between-serum-dioxin-like-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-post-testicular-maturation-in-human-sperm
#20
Raiza Paul, Julia Moltó, Nuria Ortuño, Alejandro Romero, Carlos Bezos, Jon Aizpurúa, Mª José Gómez-Torres
The relationship between dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl (DL-PCB) levels in serum and semen parameters were investigated. Our case-control included two groups of patients. Total concentrations of PCBs were significantly higher in the low semen quality (n=24) than in the normal semen quality (n=26) group. A significant negative correlation was found between PCB 126 and viability in men with low semen quality, while PCBs 77 and 81 were positively correlated with morphology, and PCB 118, mono-ortho and total DL-PCBs were positively correlated with volume...
July 10, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
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