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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441609/dechlorane-plus-induces-oxidative-stress-and-decreases-cyclooxygenase-activity-in-the-blue-mussel
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Pierre-Luc Gagné, Marlène Fortier, Marc Fraser, Lise Parent, Cathy Vaillancourt, Jonathan Verreault
Dechlorane Plus (DP) is a chlorinated flame retardant used mainly in electrical wire and cable coating, computer connectors, and plastic roofing materials. Concentrations of DP (syn and anti isomers) are increasingly being reported in aquatic ecosystems worldwide. However, there is exceedingly little information on the exposure-related toxicity of DP in aquatic organisms, especially in bivalves. The objective of this study was to investigate the in vivo and in vitro effects of DP exposure on histopathology, lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels, cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, phagocytosis capacity and efficiency, and DNA strand breakage in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) following a 29days exposure (0...
April 17, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440943/microplastics-as-a-vector-of-hydrophobic-contaminants-importance-of-hydrophobic-additives
#2
Jung-Hwan Kwon, Sein Chang, Sang Hee Hong, Won Joon Shim
Despite a recent boom in research on the environmental fate, distribution, and harmful effects of chemical substances associated with marine plastic debris, no consensus has been reached on whether chemicals originating from microplastics cause serious environmental harm. For the risk assessment of chemical contaminants associated with microplastics, it would be useful to group organic chemicals into 2 categories: additives and nonadditives. Whereas plastic particles are not likely to be diffuse sources of chemicals that are not intentionally added to plastic products, continuous leaching of additives would result in higher concentrations, at least at a local scale...
May 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440637/identification-of-emerging-brominated-chemicals-as-the-transformation-products-of-tetrabromobisphenol-a-tbbpa-derivatives-in-soil
#3
Aifeng Liu, Jianbo Shi, Guangbo Qu, Ligang Hu, Qianchi Ma, Maoyong Song, Chuanyong Jing, Guibin Jiang
In contrast to the extensive investigation already conducted on tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), the metabolism of TBBPA derivatives is still largely unknown. In this paper, we characterized unknown brominated compounds detected in 84 soil samples collected from sites around three brominated flame retardants production plants to determine possible transformation products of TBBPA derivatives. In addition to tribromobisphenol A (TriBBPA), dibromobisphenol A (DBBPA) and TBBPA, six novel transformation products, TriBBPA mono(allyl ether) (TriBBPA-MAE), DBBPA-MAE, hydroxyl TriBBPA-MAE, TBBPA mono(2-bromo-3-hydroxypropyl ether) (TBBPA-MBHPE), TBBPA mono(2,3-dihydroxypropyl ether) (TBBPA-MDHPE), and TBBPA mono(3-hydroxypropyl ether) (TBBPA-MHPE) were identified...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437481/firemaster%C3%A2-550-and-its-components-isopropylated-triphenyl-phosphate-and-triphenyl-phosphate-enhance-adipogenesis-and-transcriptional-activity-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-ppar%C3%AE-on-the-adipocyte-protein-2-ap2-promoter
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Emily W Y Tung, Shaimaa Ahmed, Vian Peshdary, Ella Atlas
Firemaster® 550 (FM550) is a chemical mixture currently used as an additive flame retardant in commercial products, and is comprised of 2-ethylhexyl-2,3,4,5-tertrabromobenzoate (TBB), bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH), triphenyl phosphate (TPP), and isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (IPTP). Animal and in vitro studies suggest that FM550, TPP and IPTP may have adipogenic effects and may exert these effects through PPARγ activation. Using murine 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, we investigated the detailed expression of transcription factors and adipogenic markers in response to FM550 and its components...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435179/real-time-measurement-of-size-resolved-elemental-composition-ratio-for-flame-synthesized-composite-nanoparticle-aggregates-using-a-tandem-smps-icp-oes
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Nathan Reed, Jiaxi Fang, Sanmathi Chavalmane, Pratim Biswas
Composite nanoparticles find application in catalysis, drug delivery, and energy storage and require increasingly fine control of their physical properties and composition. While composite nanoparticles have been widely synthesized and characterized, little work has systematically correlated the initial concentration of precursors and the final composition of flame synthesized composite nanoparticles. This relationship is explored in a diffusion flame aerosol reactor by coupling a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) with an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)...
2017: Aerosol Science and Technology: the Journal of the American Association for Aerosol Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433819/environmentally-and-economically-efficient-utilization-of-coal-processing-waste
#6
Margarita A Dmitrienko, Pavel A Strizhak
High concentrations of hazardous anthropogenic emissions (sulfur, nitrogen and carbon oxides) from solid fuel combustion in coal burning plants cause environmental problems that have been especially pressing over the last 20-30 years. A promising solution to these problems is a switch from conventional pulverized coal combustion to coal-water slurry fuel. In this paper, we pay special attention to the environmental indicators characterizing the combustion of different coal ranks (gas, flame, coking, low-caking, and nonbaking coals) and coal-water slurry fuels based on the coal processing waste - filter cakes...
April 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433345/the-effect-of-pre-existing-malnutrition-on-pediatric-burn-mortality-in-a-sub-saharan-african-burn-unit
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Joanna Grudziak, Carolyn Snock, Stephen Mjuweni, Jared Gallaher, Bruce Cairns, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional status predicts burn outcomes in the developed world, but its effect on burn mortality in the developing world has not been widely studied. In sub Saharan Africa, burn is primarily a disease of children, and the majority of children in sub-Saharan Africa are malnourished. We therefore sought to determine the prevalence and effect of malnutrition on burn mortality at our institution. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of children aged 0-5, with anthropomorphic measurements available, who were admitted to our burn unit from July 2011 to May 2016...
April 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431688/thermal-desorption-gas-chromatographic-methodology-for-the-determination-of-residual-solvents-in-mesoporous-silica
#8
Adissu Alemayehu Asfaw, Kris Wolfs, Ann Van Schepdael, Erwin Adams
In this work, thermal desorption-gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (TD-GC-FID) was adapted to enable the determination of residual solvents (RS) in mesoporous silica (MPSi). MPSi is often utilized in various pharmaceutical formulations or drug delivery systems and the accurate determination of RS is an important part of pharmaceutical quality control. Seven commonly used solvents (methanol, ethanol, acetone, isopropanol, dichloromethane, tetrahydrofuran and hexafluoroisopropanol) were evaluated in combination with 3 types of MPSi having pore sizes of 2-3, 15 and 25nm...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430429/potential-glucocorticoid-and-mineralocorticoid-effects-of-nine-organophosphate-flame-retardants
#9
Quan Zhang, Jinghua Wang, Jianqiang Zhu, Jing Liu, Meirong Zhao
Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), as alternatives of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been frequently detected in the environment and biota, and could pose adverse effects on organisms. However, information on the potential endocrine disruption of OPFRs, especially their effects on steroid hormone receptors, such as glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors (GR/MR), is limited. In this study, the dual-luciferase reporter gene assay via GR/MR and a H295R steroidogenesis assay were employed to evaluate the endocrine disruption of nine OPFRs...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427626/manothermosonication-as-a-useful-tool-for-lipid-extraction-from-oleaginous-microorganisms
#10
A Meullemiestre, C Breil, M Abert-Vian, F Chemat
Manothermonication is a recognized and efficient method used for sterilization in food preservation. The synergistic effect of sonication combined with pressure and temperature allows enhancing the cavitation activity. Never employed for extraction, this study is about the transposition of this process as a tool of extraction. In this study, Rhodosporidium toruloides yeast was submitted to extraction by four modes of sonication, with a temperature ranged from 20 to 55°C and a pressure between 1 to 2bars. The lipids extraction yields were compared to the conventional maceration...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424967/disparities-of-selected-metal-levels-in-the-blood-and-scalp-hair-of-ischemia-heart-disease-patients-and-healthy-subjects
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Asim Ilyas, Munir H Shah
Imbalances in the concentrations of trace metals have become an increasingly recognized source of infirmity worldwide particularly in the development of ischemia heart disease (IHD). Present study is intended to analyze the concentrations of Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Pb, Sr, and Zn in the blood and scalp hair of the patients and counterpart controls by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after wet-acid digestion. On the average, Cd, Co, Cr, Fe, K, Li, Mn, Na, and Pb revealed significantly elevated concentrations in the blood of the patients compared with the controls (p < 0...
April 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419962/temporal-trends-of-pbdes-and-emerging-flame-retardants-in-belugas-from-the-st-lawrence-estuary-canada-and-comparisons-with-minke-whales-and-canadian-arctic-belugas
#12
Antoine E Simond, Magali Houde, Véronique Lesage, Jonathan Verreault
An exponential level increase of the ubiquitous halogenated flame retardant (HFR) class polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) has been documented during the 1990s in endangered belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE), Eastern Canada. The recent worldwide bans and regulations of PBDE mixtures led to their replacement by alternative HFRs (so-called emerging HFRs) that are increasingly being reported in various environmental compartments. There are, however, limited knowledge on the spatial and temporal trends of PBDEs and emerging HFRs in cetaceans, especially after restrictions on PBDE usage...
April 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413803/epidemiology-of-burn-injuries-in-nepal-a-systemic-review
#13
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Sanjib Tripathee, Surendra Jung Basnet
Burn is a global public health problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Southeast-Asian countries share a big burden of burn injuries, and Nepal is not an exception. We performed a systemic review to examine the epidemiological characteristics of burn injures in Nepal. Relevant epidemiological studies were identified through systemic search in PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. Reference lists from relevant review articles were also searched. Studies were included if they meet our selection criteria...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413084/brominated-dioxins-furans-and-hydroxylated-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-occurrences-in-commercial-1-2-bis-2-4-6-tribromophenoxy-ethane-btbpe-and-2-4-6-tribromophenol-and-formation-during-synthesis-of-btbpe
#14
Man Ren, Hao Zeng, Ping-An Peng, Hui-Ru Li, Cai-Ming Tang, Jian-Fang Hu
Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDDs) and hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) can be formed from bromophenols (BPs) by thermal degradation, biosynthesis or phototransformation. However, it is unknown whether PBDDs and OH-PBDEs can be formed during the chemical production processes that utilize BPs as raw materials. 2,4,6-tribromophenol (2,4,6-TBP) is an important raw material for the synthesis of 1,2-bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE), a novel brominated flame retardant. In this study, PBDDs, polybrominated dibenzofurans (PBDFs) and OH-PBDEs have been identified and quantified in commercially available BTBPE and 2,4,6-TBP...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407587/removal-of-novel-antiandrogens-identified-in-biological-effluents-of-domestic-wastewater-by-activated-carbon
#15
Dehua Ma, Lujun Chen, Rui Liu
Environmental antiandrogenic (AA) contaminants in effluents from wastewater treatment plants have the potential for negative impacts on wildlife and human health. The aim of our study was to identify chemical contaminants with likely AA activity in the biological effluents and evaluate the removal of these antiandrogens (AAs) during advanced treatment comprising adsorption onto granular activated carbon (GAC). In this study, profiling of AA contaminants in biological effluents and tertiary effluents was conducted using effect-directed analysis (EDA) including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) fractionation, a recombinant yeast screen containing androgen receptor (YAS), in combination with mass spectrometry analyses...
April 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407546/exploring-adduct-formation-between-human-serum-albumin-and-eleven-organophosphate-ester-flame-retardants-and-plasticizers-using-maldi-tof-tof-and-lc-q-tof
#16
Shaogang Chu, Margaret R Baker, Gladys Leong, Robert J Letcher, Shirley J Gee, Bruce D Hammock, Qing X Li
Organophosphate (OP) and organophosphate ester (OPE) adducts of albumin are valuable biomarkers for retrospective verification of exposure. In the present study, our goal was to determine whether OPE flame retardants (OPE FRs) and OPE plasticizers can covalently bind to human serum albumin (HSA), which would allow the resulting adducts to be used to evaluate exposure. Eleven OPE FRs and plasticizers were examined in a HSA-adduct in vitro assay. Pure HSA was incubated with the target OPEs, as well as with an OP insecticide (profenofos) positive control...
March 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407476/measurement-of-sodium-concentration-in-sweat-samples-comparison-of-five-analytical-techniques
#17
Eric D B Goulet, Audrey Asselin, Jonathan Gosselin, Lindsay B Baker
PURPOSE: Sweat sodium concentration (SSC) can be determined using different analytical techniques (ATs), which may have implications for athletes and scientists. This study compared the SSC measured with five ATs: ion chromatography (IChr), flame photometry (FP), direct (DISE) and indirect (IISE) ion selective electrode and ion conductivity (IC). METHODS: Seventy sweat samples collected from 14 athletes were analyzed with 5 instruments: the 883 Basic IC Plus (IChr, reference instrument), AAnalyst 200 (FP), Cobas 6000 (IISE), Sweat-Chek (IC) and B-722 Laqua Twin (DISE)...
April 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401996/exploration-and-performance-evaluation-of-microwave-induced-plasma-with-different-discharge-gases-for-ambient-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#18
Jingwei Yin, Zhongjun Zhao, Xuefang Zhan, Yixiang Duan
RATIONALE: Microwave-induced plasma (MIP) with different discharge gases of argon or helium provides significant plasma-based ambient desorption/ionization sources, which have potential applicability in direct analysis of complex samples without any sample pre-treatment. In this study, experiments were conducted to better understand microwave-induced plasma desorption/ionization (MIPDI) sources and the corresponding ionization mechanisms. METHODS: Emission spectra of microwave-induced argon (MIP-Ar) and helium (MIP-He) plasmas were obtained from the plasma tail flame of a MIP source...
April 12, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399857/variability-and-predictors-of-urinary-concentrations-of-organophosphate-flame-retardant-metabolites-among-pregnant-women-in-rhode-island
#19
Megan E Romano, Nicola L Hawley, Melissa Eliot, Antonia M Calafat, Nayana K Jayatilaka, Karl Kelsey, Stephen McGarvey, Maureen G Phipps, David A Savitz, Erika F Werner, Joseph M Braun
BACKGROUND: Organophospate flame retardants (PFRs) are chemicals of emerging concern due to restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant formulations. We describe the occurrence, variability, and predictors of urinary metabolites of PFRs among pregnant women. METHODS: In 2014-2015, 59 women from Providence, RI provided up to 3 spot urine samples during pregnancy (~12, 28, and 35 weeks' gestation). We created a pooled urine sample per woman and measured nine relevant metabolites in individual and pooled samples...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399817/assessments-of-serum-copper-and-zinc-concentration-and-the-cu-zn-ratio-determination-in-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-pulmonary-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
#20
Gnogbo Alexis Bahi, Lydie Boyvin, Souleymane Méité, Gervais Melaine M'Boh, Kadjowely Yeo, Kouassi Raymond N'Guessan, Alain Dit Philippe Bidié, Allico Joseph Djaman
BACKGROUND: In Côte d'Ivoire, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a serious public health problem with a prevalence estimated at 2.5% in 2006. Zinc and copper are essential Trace element needed to strengthen the immune system and also useful in the fight against tuberculosis. The Cu / Zn ratio is a good indicator of oxidative stress. The principal aim of this study was to evaluate the serum concentration of some trace element and determine the Cu / Zn ratio in patients with multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB) before and after second line treatment of TB...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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