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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822934/ecotoxicological-effects-of-binary-mixtures-of-siduron-and-cd-on-mrna-expression-in-the-earthworm-eisenia-fetida
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Herman Uwizeyimana, Meie Wang, Weiping Chen, Kifayatullah Khan
This study aimed to investigate the eco-toxicological responses of earthworm (Eisenia fetida) exposed to combined siduron (herbicide) and cadmium (Cd). Eisenia fetida gene expressions including metallothionein (MT) and heat shock protein70 (Hsp70) were analyzed using real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction after individual and combined siduron (0.90, 1.80, 3.60 and 7.20μgcm(-2)) and Cd (0.225, 0.45, 0.90 and 1.80μgcm(-2)) sublethal exposures. Where, the nature of the toxicological interactions between siduron and Cd in inducing or suppressing MT and Hsp70 expression was determined by applying the Combination index (CI)-isobologram model...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822331/evidence-of-low-dose-effects-of-the-antidepressant-fluoxetine-and-the-fungicide-prochloraz-on-the-behavior-of-the-keystone-freshwater-invertebrate-gammarus-pulex
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N De Castro-Català, I Muñoz, J L Riera, A T Ford
In recent years, behavior-related endpoints have been proposed as rapid and reliable ecotoxicological tools for risk assessment. In particular, the use of detritivores to test the toxicity of pollutants through feeding is currently becoming a well-known method. Experiments combining feeding with other behavioral endpoints can provide relevant information about direct and indirect toxicological effects of chemicals. We carried out a feeding experiment with the shredder Gammarus pulex in order to detect indirect (through leaf conditioning) and direct effects (through water exposure) of two pollutants at environmentally relevant concentrations: the fungicide prochloraz (6 μg/L) and the antidepressant fluoxetine (100 ng/L)...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818794/comprehensive-and-comparative-ecotoxicological-and-human-risk-assessment-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-reef-surface-sediments-and-coastal-seawaters-of-iranian-coral-islands-persian-gulf
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Ali Ranjbar Jafarabadi, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Amirhossein Shadmehri Toosi
The concentration and spatial distribution along with ecotoxicological risk of 30 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were investigated in the reef surface sediments (RSSs) and coastal seawater (CSW) of ten coral Islands from the Persian Gulf, Iran, in January 2015. For all sampling sites, assessment of ecological risk was undertaken using several approaches. Mean concentration of ∑30PAHs varied between 70 and 884ngL(-l) with an overall mean value of 464ngL(-l) in the CSW, while the RSS ranged from 274 to 1098ngg(-1)dw with a total average of 619ngg(-1)dw...
August 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812722/ecotoxicology-pollutants-plumb-the-depths
#4
Katherine Dafforn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808954/heavy-metal-pollutants-in-selected-organs-of-african-giant-rats-from-three-agro-ecological-zones-of-nigeria-evidence-for-their-role-as-an-environmental-specimen-bank
#5
Ifukibot Levi Usende, Benjamin O Emikpe, James Olukayode Olopade
An assessment of the concentration of heavy metals in the liver, brain, kidney, bone, and lungs of African giant rats (AGRs) from three agro-ecological zones of Nigeria having different industrial activities was carried out using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Twenty adult AGRs from cities in mangrove/freshwater swamp, rainforest, and woodland/tall grass savanna agro-ecological zones of Nigeria were used for this study. AGRs were euthanized, carefully dissected, and the brains, liver, lungs, bone, and kidneys were harvested, digested, and analyzed for concentrations of vanadium (V), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), copper (Cu), and iron (Fe)...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806554/metal-bioaccumulation-and-biomarkers-of-effects-in-caged-mussels-exposed-in-the-athabasca-oil-sands-area
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M Pilote, C André, P Turcotte, F Gagné, C Gagnon
The Athabasca oil sands deposit is the world's largest known reservoir of crude bitumen and the third-largest proven crude oil reserve. Mining activity is known to release contaminants, including metals, and to potentially impact the aquatic environment. The purpose of this study was to determine the impacts of oil sands mining on water quality and metal bioaccumulation in mussels from the Fort McMurray area in northern Alberta, Canada. The study presents two consecutive years of contrasting mussel exposure conditions (low and high flows)...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802139/analysis-of-neurobehavioural-data-by-chemometric-methods-in-ecotoxicological-studies
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Cristian Gómez-Canela, Eva Prats, Romà Tauler, Demetrio Raldúa
Incorporation of chemometric tools in behavioural data management workflows allows for the early identification of most relevant endpoints complementarily to statistical confirmatory approaches. In this work, the effects of two model neurotoxicants, chlorpyrifos (CPF) and nicotine, exposures on behavioural profiles of adult zebrafish at three different times (2, 6 and 24h) were evaluated using open field test (OFT) paradigm experiments. Two chemometric methods like Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Analysis of Variance-Simultaneous Component Analysis (ASCA) have been used to interpret the changes observed in the obtained behavioural data...
August 9, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799051/measuring-the-internal-concentration-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-small-organisms-using-micro-quechers-coupled-to-lvi-gc-ms-ms
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Denise Kurth, Martin Krauss, Tobias Schulze, Werner Brack
There is an increasing demand for analytical tools to measure the internal concentrations of xenobiotic pollutants in small organisms. Such tools are required to determine exposure in ecotoxicological studies yet avoid sophisticated clean-up and enrichment techniques or large-scale experimental design. Thus, this paper presents a modified QuEChERS method coupled to gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) for small volume organic samples. Ten zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos were exposed to a 46-compound mixture at 10 ng/mL...
August 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799017/ecotoxicological-risk-assessment-and-seasonal-variation-of-some-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-the-sewage-treatment-plant-and-surface-water-bodies-lakes
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G Archana, Rita Dhodapkar, Anupama Kumar
This paper reports the seasonal variation and environmental quality control data for five fingerprint pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) (acetaminophen ciprofloxacin, caffeine, irgasan and benzophenone) in the influent and the effluent of the sewage treatment plant (STP) and surface water bodies (six major lakes) in and around Nagpur, one of the "A class city" in the central India over a period of 1 year. The target compounds were analysed using developed offline solid-phase extraction (SPE) coupled with reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC-PDA) method...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796322/ecotoxicological-properties-of-ketoprofen-and-the-s-enantiomer-dexketoprofen-bioassays-in-freshwater-model-species-and-biomarkers-in-fish-plhc-1-cell-line
#10
Elvira Mennillo, Augustine Arukwe, Gianfranca Monni, Valentina Meucci, Luigi Intorre, Carlo Pretti
The increased use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has resulted in their ubiquitous presence in the environment. The toxicological properties of these two widely prescribed NSAIDs, namely - racemic ketoprofen (rac-KP) and its enantiomer S(+)-ketoprofen (dexketoprofen, DKP) were evaluated. Firstly, by acute and chronic toxicity tests using three representative model organisms (Vibrio fischeri, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and Ceriodaphnia dubia). Secondly, by evaluating the responses of biotransformation systems and multidrug resistance associated proteins (MRP1/MRP2) using the PLHC-1 fish hepatic cell-line...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783905/drug-residues-in-urban-water-a-database-for-ecotoxicological-risk-management
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Doriane Destrieux, François Laurent, Hélène Budzinski, Julie Pedelucq, Philippe Vervier, Magali Gerino
Human-use drug residues (DR) are only partially eliminated by waste water treatment plants (WWTPs), so that residual amounts can reach natural waters and cause environmental hazards. In order to properly manage these hazards in the aquatic environment, a database is made available that integrates the concentration ranges for DR, which cause adverse effects for aquatic organisms, and the temporal variations of the ecotoxicological risks. To implement this database for the ecotoxicological risk assessment (ERA database), the required information for each DR is the predicted no effect concentrations (PNECs), along with the predicted environmental concentrations (PECs)...
July 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780892/ecotoxicological-modelling-of-cosmetics-for-aquatic-organisms-a-qstr-approach
#12
K Khan, K Roy
In this study, externally validated quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (QSTR) models were developed for toxicity of cosmetic ingredients on three different ecotoxicologically relevant organisms, namely Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Daphnia magna and Pimephales promelas following the OECD guidelines. The final models were developed by partial least squares (PLS) regression technique, which is more robust than multiple linear regression. The obtained model for P. subcapitata shows that molecular size and complexity have significant impacts on the toxicity of cosmetics...
August 7, 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777441/optimizing-dual-fluorescent-analysis-to-investigate-the-toxicity-of-agnps-in-e-coli
#13
Wei Hong, Shaopeng Chen
The ever-increasing use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) carries potential ecotoxicological risks. For full risk assessment, E. coli cells harboring a plasmid with a constitutively expressed GFP gene under control of lac promoter (lac::GFP) are extensively utilized. Flow cytometry is an advanced technology usually applied to toxicological research for rapid, efficient, multi-parameter analysis of single cells. However, it is difficult to accurately and sensitively detect the toxicity of nanoparticles with flow cytometry due to the interference of aggregated nanoparticles...
August 4, 2017: Current Protocols in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773114/toxicity-of-nine-doped-rare-earth-metal-oxides-and-respective-individual-metals-to-aquatic-microorganisms-vibrio-fischeri-and-tetrahymena-thermophila
#14
Imbi Kurvet, Katre Juganson, Heiki Vija, Mariliis Sihtmäe, Irina Blinova, Guttorm Syvertsen-Wiig, Anne Kahru
Despite the increasing use of rare earth elements (REEs) and oxides (REOs) in various technologies, the information on their ecotoxicological hazard is scarce. Here, the effects of La(3+), Ce(3+), Pr(3+), Nd(3+), Gd(3+), CeO₂, and eight doped REOs to marine bacteria Vibrio fischeri and freshwater protozoa Tetrahymena thermophila were studied in parallel with REO dopant metals (Co(2+), Fe(3+), Mn(2+), Ni(2+), Sr(2+)). The highest concentrations of REOs tested were 100 mg/L with protozoa in deionized water and 500 mg/L with bacteria in 2% NaCl...
July 5, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773011/methodology-for-the-assessment-of-the-ecotoxicological-potential-of-construction-materials
#15
Patrícia Rodrigues, José D Silvestre, Inês Flores-Colen, Cristina A Viegas, Jorge de Brito, Rawaz Kurad, Martha Demertzi
Innovation in construction materials (CM) implies changing their composition by incorporating raw materials, usually non-traditional ones, which confer the desired characteristics. However, this practice may have unknown risks. This paper discusses the ecotoxicological potential associated with raw and construction materials, and proposes and applies a methodology for the assessment of their ecotoxicological potential. This methodology is based on existing laws, such as Regulation (European Commission) No. 1907/2006 (REACH-Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and Regulation (European Commission) No...
June 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772864/ecotoxicity-of-concretes-with-granulated-slag-from-gray-iron-pilot-production-as-filler
#16
Helena Hybská, Emília Hroncová, Juraj Ladomerský, Karol Balco, Jozef Mitterpach
This paper focuses on research concerning the ecotoxicological properties of granulated slag from the pilot production of gray iron with red mud addition and concrete composites with the application of this slag. Red mud is a hazardous waste generated in the production of aluminium oxide. Negative ecotoxicological tests are, therefore, one of the basic prerequisites for the ability to use granulated slag from gray iron pilot production. Granulated slag and concrete composite samples with various ratios of granulated slag have been subject to ecotoxicity tests: determining root growth inhibition in the highly-cultivated plant Sinapisalba, and determining acute toxicity in Daphniamagna...
May 6, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772184/assessing-the-ecotoxicity-of-potentially-neurotoxic-substances-evaluation-of-a-behavioural-parameter-in-the-embryogenesis-of-danio-rerio
#17
Fabian G Weichert, Carolin Floeter, Adriana S Meza Artmann, Ulrike Kammann
The pollution of the aquatic environment is currently characterised by a large number of contaminants, especially by mixtures of micro-pollutants including neurotoxins. The ecotoxicological consequences of this burden are not yet assessable. Within the present study, a new test method was applied which evaluates behavioural changes in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to quantify the neurotoxic effect of selected chemicals. Changes in the frequency of spontaneous tail movements - a parameter of locomotion - occurring during embryogenesis was assessed as parameter for neurotoxic effects...
July 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768576/the-xenobiotic-sensor-pxr-in-a-marine-flatfish-species-solea-senegalensis-gene-expression-patterns-and-its-regulation-under-different-physiological-conditions
#18
Carlos Marques, Vânia P Roberto, Luís Granadeiro, Marlene Trindade, Paulo J Gavaia, Vincent Laizé, M Leonor Cancela, Ignacio Fernández
The pregnane X receptor (PXR) is a nuclear receptor belonging to the NR1I sub-family and a known master regulator of xenobiotic metabolism. New roles have been recently proposed in mammals through its activation by vitamin K (VK) such as regulation of glucose metabolism, bone homeostasis, reproduction, neuronal development and cognitive capacities. In marine fish species little is known about PXR and its potential roles. Here, expression patterns of pxr transcripts and conservation of protein domains were determined in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), a marine flatfish model species in aquatic ecotoxicology...
July 23, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764122/depth-distribution-possible-sources-and-toxic-risk-assessment-of-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-in-different-river-sediment-cores-affected-by-urbanization-and-reclamation-in-a-chinese-delta
#19
Wei Wang, Junhong Bai, Guangliang Zhang, Xin Wang, Jia Jia, Baoshan Cui, Xinhui Liu
Sediment cores were collected in urban (0-50 cm), rural (0-40 cm) and reclamation-affected river (0-40 cm) environments in the Pearl River Delta. Concentrations of 16 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were determined in all collected samples to identify the depth-distribution, possible sources and ecotoxicological risks of OCPs in river sediments affected by urbanization and reclamation in a Chinese delta. The results showed that the top 10 cm of rural river sediments had slightly lower concentrations of the 16 OCPs compared to urban and reclamation-affected rivers, whereas the 30-40 cm sediment layers in the rural river showed higher levels of the 16 OCPs...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763776/a-comparative-experimental-approach-to-ecotoxicology-in-shallow-water-and-deep-sea-holothurians-suggests-similar-behavioural-responses
#20
Alastair Brown, Roseanna Wright, Lisa Mevenkamp, Chris Hauton
Exploration of deep-sea mineral resources is burgeoning, raising concerns regarding ecotoxicological impacts on deep-sea fauna. Assessing toxicity in deep-sea species is technologically challenging, which promotes interest in establishing shallow-water ecotoxicological proxy species. However, the effects of temperature and hydrostatic pressure on toxicity, and how adaptation to deep-sea environmental conditions might moderate these effects, are unknown. To address these uncertainties we assessed behavioural and physiological (antioxidant enzyme activity) responses to exposure to copper-spiked artificial sediments in a laboratory experiment using a shallow-water holothurian (Holothuria forskali), and in an in situ experiment using a deep-sea holothurian (Amperima sp...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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