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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921131/multi-biomarker-responses-after-exposure-to-pollution-in-the-mediterranean-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-l-in-the-aegean-coast-of-turkey
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Dilara Ozkan, Melih Dagdeviren, Selma Katalay, Adem Guner, N Ülkü Karabay Yavaşoğlu
In this study, sublethal effects on the Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis L.) collected from the Aegean coast of Turkey were determined. Enzymes such as glutathione-S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and acetylcholinesterase (AChE), metallothionein (MT) mRNA expressions, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) contents, determination of 14 heavy metals and micronucleus frequency were selected as multibiomarkers. Results show that heavy metals and an increase in the level of MT gene expression have been determined in tissues of mussels collected from all stations...
December 5, 2016: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919584/assessment-of-population-exposure-to-pm2-5-for-mortality-in-china-and-its-public-health-benefit-based-on-benmap
#2
Li Chen, Mengshuang Shi, Shuang Gao, Suhuan Li, Jian Mao, Hui Zhang, Yanling Sun, Zhipeng Bai, Zhongliang Wang
Along with the rapid socioeconomic development, air pollution in China has become a severe problem. One component of air pollution, in particular, PM2.5 has aroused wide public concern because of its high concentration. In this study, data were collected from over 900 monitoring sites of the newly constructed PM2.5 monitoring network in China. The interpolation methods were used to simulate the PM2.5 exposure level of China especially in rural areas, thus reflecting the spatial variation of PM2.5 pollution...
December 2, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919541/pesticides-drive-risk-of-micropollutants-in-wastewater-impacted-streams-during-low-flow-conditions
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Nicole A Munz, Francis J Burdon, Dick de Zwart, Marion Junghans, Laura Melo, Marta Reyes, Urs Schönenberger, Heinz P Singer, Barbara Spycher, Juliane Hollender, Christian Stamm
Micropollutants enter surface waters through various pathways, of which wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are a major source. The large diversity of micropollutants and their many modes of toxic action pose a challenge for assessing environmental risks. In this study, we investigated the potential impact of WWTPs on receiving ecosystems by describing concentration patterns of micropollutants, predicting acute risks for aquatic organisms and validating these results with macroinvertebrate biomonitoring data...
November 3, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919152/-monitoring-plan-of-environmental-contaminants-in-sheep-milk-from-areas-next-to-an-italian-contaminated-site-named-%C3%A2-aree-industriali-di-porto-torres-e-discarica-di-calancoi%C3%A2-industrial-areas-of-porto-torres-and-landfill-of-calancoi-in-sardinia-region-southern
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Francesco Sgarangella, Giuseppe Bitti, Maria Caterina Suelzu, Pietro Desini, Patrizia Piras, Gianuario Fiori, Maurizio Cossu, Giannina Chessa
OBJECTIVES: to assess concentration levels of dioxins, PCBs, and chemical elements in sheep milk produced in areas close to the Italian contaminated site (CS) located in the North-West of Sardinia (Southern Italy), named «Aree industriali di Porto Torres e discarica di Calancoi» (i.e., industrial areas of Porto Torres and landfill of Calancoi). DESIGN: monitoring plan of environmental contaminants on zootechnical productions based on analysis of dioxins, PCBs, heavy metals (Cd, Hg, Pb), and other elements (As, Be, Cr, Ni, Tl , Zn) in sheep bulk milk...
November 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918982/traffic-derived-particulate-matter-exposure-and-histone-h3-modification-a-repeated-measures-study
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Yinan Zheng, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Zhou Zhang, Brian T Joyce, Jia Zhong, Jacob K Kresovich, Lei Liu, Wei Zhang, Tao Gao, Dou Chang, Citlalli Osorio-Yanez, Juan Jose Carmona, Sheng Wang, John P McCracken, Xiao Zhang, Yana Chervona, Anaite Díaz, Pier A Bertazzi, Petros Koutrakis, Choong-Min Kang, Joel Schwartz, Andrea A Baccarelli, Lifang Hou
BACKGROUND: Airborne particulate matter (PM) may induce epigenetic changes that potentially lead to chronic diseases. Histone modifications regulate gene expression by influencing chromatin structure that can change gene expression status. We evaluated whether traffic-derived PM exposure is associated with four types of environmentally inducible global histone H3 modifications. METHODS: The Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study included 60 truck drivers and 60 office workers examined twice, 1-2 weeks apart, for ambient PM10 (both day-of and 14-day average exposures), personal PM2...
December 2, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918965/saponaria-officinalis-l-extract-surface-active-properties-and-impact-on-environmental-bacterial-strains
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Wojciech Smułek, Agata Zdarta, Amanda Pacholak, Agnieszka Zgoła-Grześkowiak, Łukasz Marczak, Maciej Jarzębski, Ewa Kaczorek
Plant-derived surfactants are characterised by low toxicity, high biodegradability and environmental compatibility. They therefore have many applications; for instance, they can be used in bioremediation to accelerate biodegradation processes, especially of hydrophobic pollutants. This paper analyses the properties of an extract from Saponaria officinalis L. containing saponins and its impact on bacterial strains isolated from soil, as well as its potential for application in hydrocarbon bioremediation. The tested extract from Saponaria officinalis L...
November 27, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918944/groundwater-nitrate-pollution-and-human-health-risk-assessment-by-using-hhra-model-in-an-agricultural-area-ne-china
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Yuanzheng Zhai, Xiaobing Zhao, Yanguo Teng, Xiao Li, Junjun Zhang, Jin Wu, Rui Zuo
In order to learn the pollution circumstance of groundwater nitrate detailedly in Songnen Plain of Northeast China and estimate its potential risk to human health of local residents, a total of 389 groundwater samples were collected in 2014 and studied from residential areas and public water supply wells in 11 cities and counties in southeastern of Songnen Plain. The analysis results showed that the spatial distributions of main chemical components in groundwater had great variations with statistical concentrations in the order of TDS> HCO3> Ca> NO3> Cl> Na> SO4> Mg> K> NH4> NO2...
December 1, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918943/expression-of-metallothionein-in-the-liver-and-kidneys-of-the-red-deer-cervus-elaphus-l-from-an-industrial-metal-smelting-area-of-poland
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Maciej Durkalec, Rafał Kolenda, Tomasz Owczarek, Józef Szkoda, Agnieszka Nawrocka, Jędrzej Grzegrzółka, Piotr Dzięgiel, Piotr Socha, Roman Kołacz, Peter Schierack, Jan Żmudzki, Andrzej Posyniak
The metallothionein 1 (MT1) coding sequence of red deer was identified and compared to orthologous sequences from other mammals. Over 90% identity was observed between red deer MT1 amino acid sequence and MT1 sequences of other ruminants. Liver and kidney samples of red deer were collected from the industrial zinc smelting site of Miasteczko Slaskie and from the Masuria Lake District serving as a pollution-free control site. The concentrations of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) were analyzed by the atomic absorption spectrometry technique (AAS)...
December 2, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918924/biodegradable-sizing-agents-from-soy-protein-via-controlled-hydrolysis-and-dis-entanglement-for-remediation-of-textile-effluents
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Maiping Yang, Helan Xu, Xiuliang Hou, Jie Zhang, Yiqi Yang
Fully biodegradable textile sizes with satisfactory performance properties were developed from soy protein with controlled hydrolysis and dis-entanglement to tackle the intractable environmental issues associated with the non-biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in textile effluents. PVA derived from petroleum is the primary sizing agent due to its excellent sizing performance on polyester-containing yarns, especially in increasingly prevailing high-speed weaving. However, due to the poor biodegradability, PVA causes serious environmental pollution, and thus, should be substituted with more environmentally friendly polymers...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918460/indoor-air-quality-in-the-metro-system-in-north-taiwan
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Ying-Yi Chen, Fung-Chang Sung, Mei-Lien Chen, I-Fang Mao, Chung-Yen Lu
Indoor air pollution is an increasing health concern, especially in enclosed environments such as underground subway stations because of increased global usage by urban populations. This study measured the indoor air quality of underground platforms at 10 metro stations of the Taipei Rapid Transit system (TRTS) in Taiwan, including humidity, temperature, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO₂), formaldehyde (HCHO), total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), ozone (O₃), airborne particulate matter (PM10 and PM2...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918019/three-dimensional-mof-sponge-for-fast-dynamic-adsorption
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Huizeng Li, Mingzhu Li, Wenbo Li, Qiang Yang, Yanan Li, Zhenkun Gu, Yanlin Song
Nowadays, environmental pollution is a big problem. Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) provide a novel strategy for exhaust gases adsorption and toxic pollutants removal. We proposed a facile and versatile method to prepare a highly efficient three dimensional MOF-sponge by coating MOF crystals on polyurethane sponge surface, mimicking the porous structure of the marine animal, sponge. Owing to combination of the spatial structure of the commercial sponge and the excellent adsorption capacity of MOF coatings, the MOF-sponge possessed good permeability and high dynamic adsorption capacity...
December 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917590/antichaperone-activity-and-heme-degradation-effect-of-methyl-tert-butyl-ether-mtbe-on-normal-and-diabetic-hemoglobins
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Ismaeil Hossein Najdegerami, Parvaneh Maghami, Vahid Sheikh-Hasani, Ghader Hosseinzadeh, Nader Sheibani, Ali A Moosavi-Movahedi
Because of the extensive use of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as an additive to increase the octane quality of gasoline, the environmental pollution by this compound has increased in recent decades. Environmental release of MTBE may lead to its entry to the blood stream through inhalation or drinking of contaminated water, and its interactions with biological molecules such as proteins. The present study was proposed to comparatively investigate the interactions of MTBE with hemoglobin (Hb) from diabetic and nondiabetic individuals using various spectroscopic methods including UV-visible, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, and circular dichroism...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917161/the-interaction-between-plants-and-bacteria-in-the-remediation-of-petroleum-hydrocarbons-an-environmental-perspective
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Gkorezis, Matteo Daghio, Andrea Franzetti, Jonathan D Van Hamme, Wouter Sillen, Jaco Vangronsveld
Widespread pollution of terrestrial ecosystems with petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) has generated a need for remediation and, given that many PHCs are biodegradable, bio- and phyto-remediation are often viable approaches for active and passive remediation. This review focuses on phytoremediation with particular interest on the interactions between and use of plant-associated bacteria to restore PHC polluted sites. Plant-associated bacteria include endophytic, phyllospheric, and rhizospheric bacteria, and cooperation between these bacteria and their host plants allows for greater plant survivability and treatment outcomes in contaminated sites...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916759/odour-as-a-determinant-of-persistent-symptoms-after-a-chemical-explosion-a-longitudinal-study
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Gro Tjalvin, Nils Magerøy, Magne Bråtveit, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Bjørg Eli Hollund, Bente Elisabeth Moen
Foul-smelling environmental pollution was a major concern following a chemical workplace explosion. Malodorous pollution has previously been associated with aggravated physical and psychological health, and in persons affected by a trauma, an incidence-related odour can act as a traumatic reminder. Olfaction may even be of significance in the development and persistence of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). The present longitudinal study assessed whether perceived smell related to malodorous environmental pollution in the aftermath of the explosion was a determinant of subjective health complaints (SHC) and PTSS among gainfully employed adults, when the malodorous pollution was present, and after pollution clean-up...
December 2, 2016: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916498/bioremediation-mechanisms-of-combined-pollution-of-pahs-and-heavy-metals-by-bacteria-and-fungi-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Shao-Heng Liu, Guang-Ming Zeng, Qiu-Ya Niu, Yang Liu, Lu Zhou, Lu-Hua Jiang, Xiao-Fei Tan, Piao Xu, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng
In recent years, knowledge in regard to bioremediation of combined pollution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals by bacteria and fungi has been widely developed. This paper reviews the species of bacteria and fungi which can tackle with various types of PAHs and heavy metals entering into environment simultaneously or successively. Microbial activity, pollutants bioavailability and environmental factors (e.g. pH, temperature, low molecular weight organic acids and humic acids) can all affect the bioremediation of PAHs and heavy metals...
November 25, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916494/a-novel-solid-digestate-derived-biochar-cu-np-composite-activating-h2o2-system-for-simultaneous-adsorption-and-degradation-of-tetracycline
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Dun Fu, Zheng Chen, Dong Xia, Liang Shen, Yuanpeng Wang, Qingbiao Li
Solid digestate, a by-product of anaerobic digestion systems, has led to a range of environmental issues. In the present study, a novel composite based on a solid digestate-biochar-Cu NP composite was synthesized for tetracycline removal from an aqueous medium. The removal efficiency values for tetracycline (200 mg L(-1)) were 31.5% and 97.8%, respectively, by the biochar-Cu NP composite (0.5 g L(-1)) in the absence and presence of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, 20 mM) within 6 h of reaction time. The possible degradation pathway of tetracycline was investigated using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
December 1, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916491/gene-expression-profiling-to-identify-the-toxicities-and-potentially-relevant-human-disease-outcomes-associated-with-environmental-heavy-metal-exposure
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Hesham M Korashy, Ibraheem M Attafi, Konrad S Famulski, Saleh A Bakheet, Mohammed M Hafez, Abdulaziz M S Alsaad, Abdul Rahman M Al-Ghadeer
Heavy metals are the most commonly encountered toxic substances that increase susceptibility to various diseases after prolonged exposure. We have previously shown that healthy volunteers living near a mining area had significant contamination with heavy metals associated with significant changes in the expression of some detoxifying genes, xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, and DNA repair genes. However, alterations of most of the molecular target genes associated with diseases are still unknown. Thus, the aims of this study were to (a) evaluate the gene expression profile and (b) identify the toxicities and potentially relevant human disease outcomes associated with long-term human exposure to environmental heavy metals in mining area using microarray analysis...
December 1, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916304/risk-of-bone-tumors-in-children-and-residential-proximity-to-industrial-and-urban-areas-new-findings-from-a-case-control-study
#18
Javier García-Pérez, Antonio Morales-Piga, Diana Gómez-Barroso, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Elena Pardo Romaguera, Gonzalo López-Abente, Rebeca Ramis
Few epidemiologic studies have explored risk factors for bone tumors in children, and the role of environmental factors needs to be analyzed. Our objective was to ascertain the association between residential proximity to industrial plants and urban areas and risk of bone tumors in children, taking into account industrial groups and toxic pollutants released. A population-based case-control study of childhood bone cancer in Spain was carried out, covering 114 incident cases obtained from the Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumors (between 1996 and 2011), and 684 controls individually matched by sex, year of birth, and autonomous region of residence...
December 1, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916264/the-use-of-conifer-needles-as-biomonitor-candidates-for-the-study-of-temporal-air-pollution-variation-in-the-strasbourg-region
#19
Josephine Al-Alam, Ziad Fajloun, Asma Chbani, Maurice Millet
The continuous emission of polluting chemicals into the atmosphere requires the implementation of monitoring of ambient air quality. The use of vegetation for environmental monitoring can be considered as a simple monitoring technique by providing a cheap and accessible matrix. In this study, needles of two conifers (Pinus nigra and Cedrus atlantica), were used for the consecutive biomonitoring of multipollutants such as pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in an urban area in Strasbourg (France)...
December 1, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915145/co-adsorption-of-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-and-phosphate-on-boehmite-influence-of-temperature-phosphate-initial-concentration-and-ph
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Jin Qian, Mengmeng Shen, Peifang Wang, Chao Wang, Jing Hu, Jun Hou, Yanhui Ao, Hao Zheng, Kun Li, Jingjing Liu
The co-presence of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and phosphate in wastewater of various industries has been detected. Removing PFOS and phosphate simultaneously before discharging sewage into natural water can decrease effectively the environmental risk caused by the combined pollution of PFOS and phosphate. In this study, laboratory batch experiments were conducted for investigating the co-adsorption of PFOS and phosphate on boehmite and the influences of temperature, phosphate initial concentration and pH on the co-adsorption...
December 1, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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