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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325591/global-scanning-of-antihistamines-in-the-environment-analysis-of-occurrence-and-hazards-in-aquatic-systems
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Lauren A Kristofco, Bryan W Brooks
Concentration of the global population is increasingly occurring in megacities and other developing regions, where access to medicines is increasing more rapidly than waste management systems are implemented. Because freshwater and coastal systems are influenced by wastewater effluent discharges of differential quality, exposures in aquatic systems must be considered. Here, we performed a global scanning assessment of antihistamines (AHs), a common class of medicines, in surface waters and effluents. Antihistamines were identified, literature occurrence and ecotoxicology data on AHs collated, therapeutic hazard values (THVs) calculated, and environmental exposure distributions (EEDs) of AHs compared to ecotoxicity thresholds and drug specific THVs to estimate hazards in surface waters and effluents...
March 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324828/evaluation-of-dna-damage-and-physiological-responses-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-linnaeus-1758-exposed-to-sub-lethal-diclofenac-dcf
#2
Pramod K Pandey, Malachy N O Ajima, Kundan Kumar, Nalini Poojary, Saurav Kumar
The frequent bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic ecosystem has raised a concern about their possible ecotoxicological consequences. DNA damage, haematological changes and activities of oxidative stress enzymes in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in response to diclofenac (DCF) exposure were investigated for up to 60 days at the concentrations of 0.17, 0.34 and 0.68mgL(-1) in the fish liver. Evaluation of genotoxic effects of the drug in the liver, using single-cell gel electrophoresis, showed DNA damage on exposure at the concentrations of 0...
March 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321596/special-issue-emerging-advances-and-challenges-in-pesticide-ecotoxicology
#3
EDITORIAL
Lee Shugart, Michiel Daam, Joana Luísa Pereira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318791/toxicokinetics-and-toxicodynamics-of-lead-in-the-soil-invertebrate-enchytraeus-crypticus
#4
Lulu Zhang, Cornelis A M Van Gestel
The aim of the present study was to link Pb toxicokinetics to toxicodynamics in Enchytraeus crypticus. The enchytraeids were exposed for 14 d to different Pb concentrations (uptake phase) in natural Lufa 2.2 soil, followed by a 14-d elimination phase in clean soil. Pb accumulation and enchytraeid mortality were determined at different time intervals. At each exposure concentration, internal Pb concentration increased with exposure time and achieved equilibrium in approximately 7 d. Median lethal concentration (LC50) based on total Pb concentration in soil decreased with exposure time, but did not reach a steady-state level...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317950/in-vivo-identification-of-potential-uranium-protein-targets-in-zebrafish-ovaries-after-chronic-waterborne-exposure
#5
Y Eb-Levadoux, S Frelon, O Simon, C Arnaudguilhem, R Lobinski, S Mounicou
Ecotoxicological studies have indicated the reprotoxicity of uranium (U) in zebrafish, but its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Due to the non-covalent nature of U-protein complexes, canonical proteomics approaches are often not relevant as they usually use denaturating reagents or solvents. In this study, non-denaturating (ND) methods were used to obtain insight into the nature of U potential targets in ovaries of reproduced and non-reproduced zebrafish after 20 days of exposure to an environmentally relevant U concentration (20 μg L(-1))...
March 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315931/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-mussels-from-a-south-american-estuary
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Ana L Oliva, Andrés H Arias, Pamela Y Quintas, Natalia S Buzzi, Jorge E Marcovecchio
Bivalves, especially mussels, have been pointed as putative species to monitor polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in marine environment. After several environmental PAHs baseline reports, the present study was conducted to assess for the first time the levels of PAHs in native mussels (Brachidontes rodriguezii) collected from a critical industrialized estuary of Argentina. Under this objective, after an 18-month sampling period, 34 pools of mussels were assessed for 17 PAHs, including the 16 compounds prioritized by United States Environmental Protection Agency...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315791/neurotoxic-effects-molecular-responses-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-linnaeus-1758-exposed-to-verapamil
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Malachy N O Ajima, Pramod K Pandey, Kundan Kumar, Nalini Poojary
Pharmaceutical drugs and their metabolites are detected in aquatic ecosystems and have been reported to cause ecotoxicological consequences to resident aquatic organisms The study investigated the effects of acute and long-term exposure to verapamil on activities of acetylcholinesterase and antioxidant enzymes as well as mRNA expression of stress-related genes in brain and muscle tissues of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. The 96h LC50 of verapamil to O. niloticus was 2.29mg L(-1). Exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of verapamil (0...
March 15, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314961/ecotoxicity-of-boric-acid-in-standard-laboratory-tests-with-plants-and-soil-organisms
#8
REVIEW
Juliska Princz, Leonie Becker, Adam Scheffczyk, Gladys Stephenson, Rick Scroggins, Thomas Moser, Jörg Römbke
To verify the continuous sensitivity of ecotoxicological tests (mainly the test organisms), reference substances with known toxicity are regularly tested. Ideally, this substance(s) would lack specificity in its mode action, be bioavailable and readily attainable with cost-effective means of chemical characterization. Boric acid has satisfied these criteria, but has most recently been characterized as a substance of very high concern, due to reproductive effects in humans, thus limiting its recommendation as an ideal reference toxicant...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314153/sewage-sludge-disposal-strategies-for-sustainable-development
#9
Małgorzata Kacprzak, Ewa Neczaj, Krzysztof Fijałkowski, Anna Grobelak, Anna Grosser, Małgorzata Worwag, Agnieszka Rorat, Helge Brattebo, Åsgeir Almås, Bal Ram Singh
The main objective of the present review is to compare the existing sewage sludge management solutions in terms of their environmental sustainability. The most commonly used strategies, that include treatment and disposal has been favored within the present state-of-art, considering existing legislation (at European and national level), characterization, ecotoxicology, waste management and actual routs used currently in particular European countries. Selected decision making tools, namely End-of-waste criteria and Life Cycle Assessment has been proposed in order to appropriately assess the possible environmental, economic and technical evaluation of different systems...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314142/responses-to-silver-nanoparticles-and-silver-nitrate-in-a-battery-of-biomarkers-measured-in-coelomocytes-and-in-target-tissues-of-eisenia-fetida-earthworms
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Curieses Silvana Patricia, García-Velasco Nerea, Urionabarrenetxea Erik, Sáenz María Elena, Bilbao Eider, Di Marzio Walter Darío, Soto Manu
The current use and development of applications with silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) could lead to potential inputs of these NPs to soils. Consequently, it is crucial to understand the ecotoxicological risks posed by Ag NPs in the terrestrial compartment. In the present investigation, the effects produced by PVP-PEI coated Ag NPs were assessed in Eisenia fetida earthworms in comparison with the soluble form (AgNO3). Earthworms were exposed for 1, 3 and 14 days to a range of sublethal concentrations of Ag (0, 0...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314123/which-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-rivers-of-the-bohai-region-of-china-represent-the-greatest-risk-to-the-local-ecosystem
#11
Yueqing Zhang, Andrew C Johnson, Chao Su, Meng Zhang, Monika D Jürgens, Yajuan Shi, Yonglong Lu
Freshwater aquatic organisms can be exposed to hundreds of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) discharged by natural and anthropogenic activities. Given our limited resources it is necessary to identify, from the existing evidence, which is the greatest threat so that control measures can be targeted wisely. The focus of this study was to rank POPs according to the relative risk they represent for aquatic organisms in rivers in the Bohai Region, China. A list of 14 POPs was compiled based on the available data on their presence in these rivers and ecotoxicological data...
February 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303741/weight-of-the-evidence-evaluation-of-2-4-d-potential-for-interactions-with-the-estrogen-androgen-and-thyroid-pathways-and-steroidogenesis
#12
B H Neal, J Bus, M S Marty, K Coady, A Williams, J Staveley, J C Lamb
A comprehensive weight-of-the-evidence evaluation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) was conducted for potential interactions with the estrogen, androgen and thyroid pathways and with steroidogenesis. This assessment was based on an extensive database of high quality in vitro, in vivo ecotoxicological and in vivo mammalian toxicological studies. Epidemiological studies were also considered. Toxicokinetic data provided the basis for determining rational cutoffs above which exposures were considered irrelevant to humans based on exceeding thresholds for saturation of renal clearance (TSRC); extensive human exposure and biomonitoring data support that these boundaries far exceed human exposures and provide ample margins of exposure...
March 2, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298612/cell-scientist-to-watch-gaia-pigino
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Gaia Pigino received her master's degree in natural science followed by a PhD in evolutionary biology - focusing on zoology and ecotoxicology - in the laboratory of Fabio Bernini at the University of Siena, Italy. She then joined the electron microscopy laboratory of Pietro Lupetti for her first postdoctoral position before moving to Zürich. There, supported by an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, she worked with Takashi Ishikawa at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295568/soil-ecotoxicology-in-latin-america-current-research-and-perspectives
#14
Júlia Carina Niemeyer, Sónia Chelinho, José Paulo Sousa
Soils from some Latin American (LA) countries support the highest biodiversity levels on the planet and, simultaneously, have some of the most serious environmental impacts attributed to both historical, and current agricultural practices and industrial activities. Soil contamination has resulted from intensive use of pesticides, extensive mining and other industrial activities, and uncontrolled management of waste within inappropriate regulatory frameworks. This manuscript presents an overview of the scientific research on soil ecotoxicology conducted in LA, summarizing the recent advances and highlighting the needs for further refinements in this research field...
March 11, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293822/ibuprofen-removal-by-heterogeneous-photocatalysis-and-ecotoxicological-evaluation-of-the-treated-solutions
#15
EDITORIAL
João P Candido, Sandro J Andrade, Ana L Fonseca, Flávio S Silva, Milady R A Silva, Márcia M Kondo
Emerging contaminants including pharmaceuticals are a class of compounds that are causing great concern due to several environmental problems. Conventional water and wastewater treatments do not achieve high removal efficiencies for many of these drugs. Therefore, the present work investigated the removal of ibuprofen (IBP) by heterogeneous photocatalysis using TiO2 irradiated with artificial UV light or solar radiation. The treated solutions were tested against Daphnia similis and Raphidocelis subcapitata, which are species commonly used as bioindicators of environmental conditions...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292585/effects-of-symbiotic-bacteria-on-chemical-sensitivity-of-daphnia-magna
#16
Patcharaporn Manakul, Saranya Peerakietkhajorn, Tomoaki Matsuura, Yasuhiko Kato, Hajime Watanabe
The crustacean zooplankton Daphnia magna has been widely used for chemical toxicity tests. Although abiotic factors have been well documented in ecotoxicological test protocols, biotic factors that may affect the sensitivity to chemical compounds remain limited. Recently, we identified symbiotic bacteria that are critical for the growth and reproduction of D. magna. The presence of symbiotic bacteria on Daphnia raised the question as to whether these bacteria have a positive or negative effect on toxicity tests...
March 6, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292241/microbial-pest-control-agents-are-they-a-specific-and-safe-tool-for-insect-pest-management
#17
Caroline Deshayes, Myriam Siegwart, David Pauron, Josy-Anne Froger, Bruno Lapied, Véronique Apaire-Marchais
Microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) or their bioactive agents can be used as active substances and therefore are referred as Microbial Pest Control Agents (MPCA). They are used as alternative strategies to chemical insecticides to counteract the development of resistances and to reduce adverse effects on both environment and human health. These natural entomopathogenic agents, which have specific modes of action, are generally considered safer as compared to conventional chemical insecticides. Baculoviruses are the only viruses being used as the safest biological control agents...
March 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290086/the-effect-of-the-feeding-pattern-of-complex-industrial-wastewater-on-activated-sludge-characteristics-and-the-chemical-and-ecotoxicological-effluent-quality
#18
Michel Caluwé, Thomas Dobbeleers, Dominique Daens, Ronny Blust, Luc Geuens, Jan Dries
Research has demonstrated that the feeding pattern of synthetic wastewater plays an important role in sludge characteristics during biological wastewater treatment. Although considerable research has been devoted to synthetic wastewater, less attention has been paid to industrial wastewater. In this research, three different feeding strategies were applied during the treatment of tank truck cleaning (TTC) water. This industry produces highly variable wastewaters that are often loaded with hazardous chemicals, which makes them challenging to treat with activated sludge (AS)...
March 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285888/ecotoxicoproteomic-assessment-of-the-functional-alterations-caused-by-chronic-metallic-exposures-in-gammarids
#19
E Gismondi, J-P Thomé, N Urien, E Uher, D Baiwir, G Mazzucchelli, E De Pauw, L C Fechner, J D Lebrun
Very few ecotoxicological studies have been performed on long-term exposure under controlled conditions, hence limiting the assessment of the impact of chronic and diffuse chemical pressures on the health of aquatic organisms. In this study, an ecotoxicoproteomic approach was used to assess the integrated response and possible acclimation mechanisms in Gammarus fossarum following chronic exposures to Cd, Cu or Pb, at environmentally realistic concentrations (i.e. 0.25, 1.5 and 5 μg/L respectively). After 10-week exposure, changes in protein expression were investigated in caeca of control and exposed males...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282526/root-level-exposure-reveals-multiple-physiological-toxicity-of-triazine-xenobiotics-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#20
Diana Alberto, Ivan Couée, Cécile Sulmon, Gwenola Gouesbet
Herbicides are pollutants of great concern due to environmental ubiquity resulting from extensive use in modern agriculture and persistence in soil and water. Studies at various spatial scales have also highlighted frequent occurrences of major herbicide breakdown products in the environment. Analysis of plant behavior toward such molecules and their metabolites under conditions of transient or persistent soil pollution is important for toxicity evaluation in the context of environmental risk assessment. In order to understand the mechanisms underlying the action of such environmental contaminants, the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which has been shown to be highly responsive to pesticides and other xenobiotics, was confronted with varying levels of the widely-used herbicide atrazine and of two of its metabolites, desethylatrazine and hydroxyatrazine, which are both frequently detected in water streams of agriculturally-intensive areas...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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