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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433929/pollution-characteristics-and-human-health-risks-of-potentially-eco-toxic-elements-ptes-in-road-dust-from-metropolitan-area-of-hefei-china
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Muhammad Ubaid Ali, Guijian Liu, Balal Yousaf, Qumber Abbas, Habib Ullah, Mehr Ahmed Mujtaba Munir, Biao Fu
This study aims to investigate the pollution characteristics of road dust and their associated health risks of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) to humans using array-based risk assessment models described by United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in a metropolitan area of Hefei, China. Geoaccumulation index (Igeo) was used to describe pollution characteristics of roadside dust in urban, periurban and industrial areas. Results indicate that industrial roadside dust was contaminated with Fe, Ni, Cu, Ti, V, Pb, Ba, Sb, Cr, Sn, Pb, As and Ga showing Igeo value (log2 (x)) between Igeo class 3 to 4...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433243/cocr-f75-scaffolds-produced-by-additive-manufacturing-influence-of-chemical-etching-on-powder-removal-and-mechanical-performance
#2
Brecht Van Hooreweder, Karel Lietaert, Bram Neirinck, Nicholas Lippiatt, Martine Wevers
Additive manufacturing techniques such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM) allow carefully controlled production of complex porous structures such as scaffolds. These advanced structures can offer many interesting advantages over conventionally produced products in terms of biological response and patient specific design. The surface finish of AM parts is often poor because of the layer wise nature of the process and adhering particles. Loosening of these particles after implantation should be avoided, as this could put the patient's health at risk...
June 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432892/arsenic-chromium-molybdenum-and-selenium-geochemical-fractions-and-potential-mobilization-in-riverine-soil-profiles-originating-from-germany-and-egypt
#3
Sabry M Shaheen, Eilhann E Kwon, Jayanta K Biswas, Filip M G Tack, Yong Sik Ok, Jörg Rinklebe
The fractionation and potential mobilization of As, Cr, Mo, and Se in four floodplain soil profiles collected along the Nile (Egypt) and Wupper (Germany) Rivers were assessed using the BCR sequential extraction procedure. The concentrations of total and the geochemical fractions (acid soluble (F1), reducible (F2), oxidizable (F3), and residual (F4) fraction) of the elements were determined. The Wupper soils had the highest total concentrations (mg kg(-1)) of As (378) and Cr (2,797) while the Nile soils contained the highest total Mo (12) and Se (42)...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430380/thermo-chromium-a-contactless-optical-molecular-thermometer
#4
Sven Otto, Norman Scholz, Thomas Behnke, Ute Resch-Genger, Katja Heinze
The unparalleled excited state potential energy landscape of the chromium(III)-based dye [1]3+ ([Cr(ddpd)2]3+; ddpd = N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-dipyridin-2-yl-pyridin-2,6-diamine) enables a strong dual emission in the near infrared. The temperature dependence of this dual emission allows for the use of [1]3+ as an unprecedented molecular ratiometric thermometer in the 210 - 358 K temperature range in organic and in aqueous media. Incorporation of [1]3+ in biocompatible nanocarriers like 100 nm-sized polystyrene nanoparticles and solutol micelles provides nanodimensional thermometers operating under physiological conditions...
April 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429050/assessment-of-cr-ni-and-pb-pollution-in-rural-agricultural-soils-of-tonalite-trondjhemite-series-in-central-india
#5
Kriti Shukla, Bijendra Kumar, Rahul Agrawal, Kumari Priyanka, Madavi Venkatesh, Anshumali
Chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) contamination was investigated in wheat cultivated rain-fed and irrigated rural agricultural soils (n = 31) of Tonalite-Trondjhemite Series in Central India. The soil sampling was carried out by using stratified random sampling method. The mean concentrations of Cr, Ni and Pb were 54.8, 38.1 and 68.9 mg/kg, respectively. The average values of enrichment factor (EF), geoaccumulation index (I geo ) and contamination factor (CF) followed the order as: Pb > Ni > Cr...
April 20, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428312/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-chromium-reducing-strain-pseudomonas-fluorescens-s613-isolated-from-a-chromium-contaminated-aquifer-in-los-alamos-new-mexico
#6
Dongping Wang, Hakim Boukhalfa, Doug S Ware, Hajnalka E Daligault
In this report, a chromium-reducing bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens strain S613, was isolated from a Cr(VI)-contaminated aquifer at Los Alamos, NM, and sequenced. The size of the draft genome sequence is approximately 6.7 Mb.
April 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427089/editor-s-highlight-exposure-to-crvi-during-early-pregnancy-increases-oxidative-stress-and-disrupts-the-expression-of-antioxidant-proteins-in-placental-compartments
#7
Sakhila K Banu, Jone A Stanley, Kirthiram K Sivakumar, Robert J Taylor, Joe A Arosh, Robert C Burghardt
Epidemiologic studies document relationships between chromium VI (CrVI) exposure and increased risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm birth, and neonatal death in pregnant women. Environmental contamination with CrVI is a growing problem both in the United States and developing countries. CrVI is widely used in numerous industries. This study was designed to understand the mechanism of CrVI toxicity on placental oxidative stress and antioxidant (AOX) machinery. Pregnant mother rats were treated with or without CrVI (50 ppm K2Cr2O7) through drinking water from gestational day (GD) 9...
February 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427006/regeneration-of-pilot-scale-ion-exchange-columns-for-hexavalent-chromium-removal
#8
Julie A Korak, Richard Huggins, Miguel Arias-Paic
Due to stricter regulations, some drinking water utilities must implement additional treatment processes to meet potable water standards for hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), such as the California limit of 10 μg/L. Strong base anion exchange is effective for Cr(VI) removal, but efficient resin regeneration and waste minimization are important for operational, economic and environmental considerations. This study compared multiple regeneration methods on pilot-scale columns on the basis of regeneration efficiency, waste production and salt usage...
March 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424837/arsenic-cadmium-chromium-lead-mercury-and-selenium-concentrations-in-pine-snakes-pituophis-melanoleucus-from-the-new-jersey-pine-barrens
#9
Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld, Christian Jeitner, Robert Zappalorti, Taryn Pittfield, Emile DeVito
Top trophic level predators are at risk from bioaccumulation of heavy metals from their prey. Using nondestructively collected tissues as a method of assessing metal concentrations in snakes is useful for populations that are threatened or declining. This paper reports concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se) in tissues of Northern pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) from the New Jersey Pine Barrens, a relatively pristine, undisturbed habitat. We also determined if skin is an appropriate indicator of internal concentrations and identified the factors (tissue, year of collection, length, sex) that might explain variations in metal concentrations...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423237/assessment-of-vascular-response-to-bioss-lim-c-%C3%A2-stents-vs-orsiro-%C3%A2-stents-in-the-porcine-coronary-artery-model
#10
Jacek Bil, Robert J Gil, Tomasz Pawlowski, Krzysztof P Milewski
AIMS: The optimal treatment strategy for coronary bifurcation lesions is still unknown. The aim of the study was to assess applicability of the new cobalt-chromium version of the sirolimus-eluting dedicated bifurcation BiOSS(®) LIM C stent in comparison with regular sirolimus-eluting Orsiro(®)  stent in a porcine coronary model. METHODS: A total of 13 BiOSS(®) LIM C stents and 6 Orsiro(®) stents were implanted in normal non-atherosclerotic porcine straight coronary arteries of six animals using 1...
April 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420186/using-moss-to-assess-airborne-heavy-metal-pollution-in-taizhou-china
#11
Xiaoli Zhou, Qin Chen, Chang Liu, Yanming Fang
Bryophytes act as bioindicators and bioaccumulators of metal deposition in the environment. To understand the atmospheric deposition of heavy metals (cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn)) in Taizhou, East China, samples of moss (Haplocladium microphyllum) were collected from 60 sites selected by a systematic sampling method during the summer of 2012, and the concentrations of these heavy metals were determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES)...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416368/nutritional-management-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-review-study
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REVIEW
Zeinab Faghfoori, Siavash Fazelian, Mahdi Shadnoush, Reza Goodarzi
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, which leads to reproductive, hormonal and metabolic abnormalities. Due to the presence of insulin resistance, PCOS increases the risk of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, cardiovascular diseases and malignancies such as breast and endometrial cancer. The actual cause of this syndrome is unknown but environmental factors such as dietary habits play an important role in prevention and treatment and lifestyle modifications are the most important therapeutic strategies in these patients...
April 5, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416223/study-on-emission-of-hazardous-trace-elements-in-a-350%C3%A2-mw-coal-fired-power-plant-part-2-arsenic-chromium-barium-manganese-lead
#13
Shilin Zhao, Yufeng Duan, Lei Chen, Yaning Li, Ting Yao, Shuai Liu, Meng Liu, Jianhong Lu
Hazardous Trace elements (HTEs) emitted from coal combustion has raised widespread concern. Studies on the emission characteristics of five HTEs, namely arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), barium (Ba), manganese (Mn), lead (Pb) at three different loads (100%, 83%, 71% output) and different coal types were performed on a 350 MW coal-fired power plant equipped with SCR, ESP + FF, and WFGD. HTEs in the flue gas at the inlet/outlet of each air pollution control device (APCD) were sampled simultaneously based on US EPA Method 29...
April 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415428/the-effect-of-sliding-onto-the-metal-electrolyte-interface-studying-model-parameter-modifications-by-means-of-eis
#14
Josianne Cassar, Bertram Mallia, Andreas Karl, Joseph Buhagiar
Several problems are associated with corrosion-wear occurring on metal-on-metal hip implants made out of cobalt-chromium based alloys. Low temperature carburizing, a process that creates a hard and corrosion resistant diffused layer in Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum (CoCrMo) alloys, known as S-phase, may be a possible solution towards mitigating these problems. In this work, static- and tribo-corrosion testing involving an alumina versus CoCrMo (untreated and carburized) were conducted in Ringer's solution. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to compare impedance plots attained before and after sliding so as to understand how the metal-electrolyte interface is affected by rubbing...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415006/accumulation-of-nonessential-trace-elements-ag-as-cd-cr-hg-and-pb-in-atlantic-horseshoe-crab-limulus-polyphemus-early-life-stages
#15
Aaron K Bakker, Jessica Dutton, Matthew Sclafani, Nicholas Santangelo
During early development, benthic organisms can accumulate nonessential trace elements through aqueous and particulate sources. This study investigated the accumulation of Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb in Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) pre-spawned eggs, embryos, and developing larvae collected from 5 sites on Long Island, NY and compared these concentrations to that found in sediment, pore water, and overlying water. All investigated elements were detected in embryos and larvae at all sites. Arsenic was found at the highest concentration in each life stage across all 5 sites, followed by Ag, whereas Cd, Hg and Pb concentrations varied between sites...
April 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414730/elements-including-metals-in-the-atomizer-and-aerosol-of-disposable-electronic-cigarettes-and-electronic-hookahs
#16
Monique Williams, Krassimir Bozhilov, Sanjay Ghai, Prue Talbot
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to quantify 36 inorganic chemical elements in aerosols from disposable electronic cigarettes (ECs) and electronic hookahs (EHs), examine the effect of puffing topography on elements in aerosols, and identify the source of the elements. METHODS: Thirty-six inorganic chemical elements and their concentrations in EC/EH aerosols were determined using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy, and their source was identified by analyzing disassembled atomizers using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412307/the-9th-conference-on-metal-toxicity-and-carcinogenesis-the-conference-overview
#17
James T F Wise, Lei Wang, Zhuo Zhang, Xianglin Shi
Heavy metals, such as arsenic, chromium, cadmium, nickel, mercury, and uranium are known to cause many human diseases and health complications after occupational or environmental exposure. Consequently, metals are environmental health concerns. This manuscript is an overview of the 9th Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis held in October 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Since 2000, this biennial meeting brings together experts in the field to discuss current and prospective research in an effort to advance research pertaining to metal toxicity and carcinogenesis...
April 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411036/prolonged-particulate-chromate-exposure-does-not-inhibit-homologous-recombination-repair-in-north-atlantic-right-whale-eubalaena-glacialis-lung-cells
#18
Cynthia L Browning, Catherine F Wise, John Pierce Wise
Chromosome instability is a common feature of cancers that forms due to the misrepair of DNA double strand breaks. Homologous recombination (HR) repair is a high fidelity DNA repair pathway that utilizes a homologous DNA sequence to accurately repair such damage and protect the genome. Prolonged exposure (>72h) to the human lung carcinogen, particulate hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), inhibits HR repair, resulting in increased chromosome instability in human cells. Comparative studies have shown acute Cr(VI) exposure induces less chromosome damage in whale cells than human cells, suggesting investigating the effect of this carcinogen in other species may inform efforts to prevent Cr(VI)-induced chromosome instability...
April 11, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410636/stent-and-leaflet-stresses-in-29-mm-second-generation-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve
#19
Yue Xuan, Kapil Krishnan, Jian Ye, Danny Dvir, Julius M Guccione, Liang Ge, Elaine E Tseng
BACKGROUND: Equipoise of transcatheter aortic valve replacement with surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients has been demonstrated. As transcatheter aortic valve replacement usage expands, questions regarding long-term durability become paramount. Valve design impacts durability with regions of increased leaflet stress being vulnerable to early failure. However, transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) leaflet stresses are unknown. The objective of this study was to determine stent and leaflet stresses of second-generation balloon-expandable TAV...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409415/%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-confers-chromium-stress-tolerance-in-brassica-juncea-l-by-modulating-the-antioxidant-defense-and-glyoxalase-systems
#20
Jubayer Al Mahmud, Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Anisur Rahman, Md Shahadat Hossain, Masayuki Fujita
Chromium (Cr) toxicity is hazardous to the seed germination, growth, and development of plants. γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid and is involved in stress tolerance in plants. To investigate the effects of GABA in alleviating Cr toxicity, we treated eight-d-old mustard (Brassica juncea L.) seedlings with Cr (0.15 and 0.3 mM K2CrO4, 5 days) alone and in combination with GABA (125 µM) in a semi-hydroponic medium. The roots and shoots of the seedlings accumulated Cr in a dose-dependent manner, which led to an increase in oxidative damage [lipid peroxidation; hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) content; superoxide (O2(•-)) generation; lipoxygenase (LOX) activity], methylglyoxal (MG) content, and disrupted antioxidant defense and glyoxalase systems...
April 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology
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