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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103486/combined-toxic-effects-and-mechanisms-of-microsystin-lr-and-copper-on-vallisneria-natans-lour-hara-seedlings
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Zhi Wang, Junqian Zhang, Enhua Li, Liang Zhang, Xuelei Wang, Lirong Song
Microcystin-LR (MCLR) and copper are commonly found in eutrophic water bodies because of eutrophic run-offs, cyanobacterial blooms, and copper algicide applications. However, the ecotoxicological risk of their combination remains unknown. This study investigated the effect of MCLR, Cu, and their mixture on the growth and physiological responses of Vallisneria natans. Results showed that the combined toxicity of them was concentration dependent. Synergistic effects were elicited at low concentrations of MCLR and Cu exposure (≤0...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101710/effect-of-different-sulfadimidine-addition-methods-on-its-degradation-behaviour-in-swine-manure
#2
Tian-Tian Ren, Xiao-Yang Li, Yan Wang, Yong-De Zou, Xin-Di Liao, Juan-Boo Liang, Yin-Bao Wu
Sulfadimidine (SM2) is commonly used in the swine industry and enters the environment via faeces. In recent years, advances in the ecotoxicology of SM2 have become a popular research interest with two common research methods including swine manure collection from swine fed with a diet containing SM2 and directly adding SM2. The purpose of this experiment was to compare SM2 degradation behaviour in pig manure with two different SM2 addition methods. The results showed that the degradation half-lives of SM2 in manure from SM2-fed swine treatment were 33...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100131/influence-of-activated-sewage-sludge-amendment-on-pahs-removal-efficiency-from-a-naturally-contaminated-soil-application-of-the-landfarming-treatment
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Borislava Lukić, David Huguenot, Antonio Panico, Eric D van Hullebusch, Giovanni Esposito
The removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from a naturally co-contaminated soil by PAHs and heavy metals with an initial concentration of 620 mg of total PAHs kg(-1) dry soil was investigated. The efficiency of landfarming in removing phenanthrene, pyrene, benzo(a)pyrene and the group of total 16 US EPA PAHs was evaluated. The process was biostimulated by adding centrifuged activated sewage sludge (SS) as an organic amendment. Experimental activities were conducted in four laboratory scale reactors filled with corn cobs as bulking agent to reach bulk density of 640 kg/m(3)...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098799/occurrence-of-emerging-micropollutants-in-water-systems-in-gauteng-mpumalanga-and-north-west-provinces-south-africa
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Elijah M M Wanda, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Bhekie B Mamba, Titus A M Msagati
The ubiquitous occurrence of emerging micropollutants (EMPs) in water is an issue of growing environmental-health concern worldwide. However, there remains a paucity of data regarding their levels and occurrence in water. This study determined the occurrence of EMPs namely: carbamazepine (CBZ), galaxolide (HHCB), caffeine (CAF), tonalide (AHTN), 4-nonylphenol (NP), and bisphenol A (BPA) in water from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West provinces, South Africa using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to high resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-HRTOFMS)...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095184/ecotoxicological-effects-of-larvicide-used-in-the-control-of-aedes-aegypti-on-nontarget-organisms-redefining-the-use-of-pyriproxyfen
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Vanessa Santana Vieira Santos, Evelyn Siqueira Caixeta, Edimar Olegário de Campos Júnior, Boscolli Barbosa Pereira
The continued widespread use of larvicides in Aedes aegypti control programs is still a necessary strategy, since there are no apparent efficient vaccines against arboviruses. However, chemical approaches may affect nontarget organisms and produce detrimental effects to environmental health. Therefore, the aim of this study was to conduct toxicity testing for pyriproxyfen at different concentrations using Daphnia magna and Artemia salina as model organisms to evaluate the ecotoxicological parameters. This study describes the toxicological effects of pyriproxyfen on both microcrustaceans, which are widely used in bioassays because of their sensitivity to changes in hydrosphere...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094144/more-practical-and-gentler-guides-are-required-for-non-mathematicians-in-ecotoxicology-and-beyond-comment-on-physics-of-metabolic-organization-by-marko-jusup-et-al
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088098/environmental-impact-of-engineered-carbon-nanoparticles-from-releases-to-effects-on-the-aquatic-biota
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REVIEW
Antoine Mottier, Florence Mouchet, Éric Pinelli, Laury Gauthier, Emmanuel Flahaut
Nano-ecotoxicology is an emerging science which aims to assess the environmental effect of nanotechnologies. The development of this particular aspect of ecotoxicology was made necessary in order to evaluate the potential impact of recently produced and used materials: nanoparticles (NPs). Among all the types of NPs, carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) especially draw attention giving the increasing number of applications and integration into consumer products. However the potential impacts of CNPs in the environment remain poorly known...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079015/chemometrics-expertise-in-the-links-between-ecotoxicity-and-physicochemical-features-of-silver-nanoparticles-environmental-aspects
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Miroslava A Nedyalkova, Borjana V Donkova, Vasil D Simeonov
Studies of the ecotoxicological aspects of nanomaterials in aquatic environments are scarce. Given the growing varietyof nanoparticles (NPs), along with the diversity of aquatic species and environments, the key to promoting sound risk assessment in nanoecotoxicology is understanding the mechanisms that govern the fate of NPs in aquatic environments and their behavior at the NP-biota interface. In this paper, data collected from the literature on ecotoxicological effects observed in aquatic species is discussed and analyzed using multivariate statistics techniques...
January 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073528/use-of-cholinesterase-activity-as-an-ecotoxicological-marker-to-assess-anatoxin-a-s-exposure-responses-of-two-cladoceran-species-belonging-to-contrasting-geographical-regions
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Emanuela Cristina Freitas, Liane Biehl Printes, Odete Rocha
The specificity of cholinesterase (ChE) activity to detect the presence of anatoxin-a(s) and sublethal effects of a 7-day exposure to Anabaena spiroides extract containing anatoxin-a(s) were assessed in two freshwater cladoceran species. Activities of ChE of both Pseudosida ramosa and Daphnia magna can be used to indicate the presence of the neurotoxin anatoxin-a(s), but not for the hepatotoxic microcystin. Activity of ChE of P. ramosa, however, performed better as a biomarker of exposure to A. spiroides than that of D...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068579/changes-in-fatty-acid-metabolism-induced-by-varied-micro-supplementation-with-zinc-in-snails-helix-pomatia-gastropoda-pulmonata
#10
Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka, Stanisław Pecka, Edyta Kowalczuk-Vasilev
We analyzed the changes in the profile of fatty acids (FA) in the foot tissues and hepatopancreas (HP) of snails Helix pomatia exposed to five microdoses of zinc (0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, or 1mg/l) administered in the form of a pure salt solution and in the form of EDTA and lysine chelates. Selection from a pool of 56 fatty acids analyzed in snail tissues yielded a set of 12 biomarker acids undergoing significant changes in contact with toxic substances. The selection criteria included the greatest percentage among the FA profile and their significant role in physiological processes...
January 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064427/biochemical-and-molecular-study-of-carpobrotus-edulis-bioactive-properties-and-their-effects-on-dugesia-sicula-turbellaria-tricladida-regeneration
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Emna Meddeb, Mohamed Charni, Tesnime Ghazouani, Autilia Cozzolino, Florinda Fratianni, Faten Raboudi, Filomena Nazzaro, Sami Fattouch
The traditional medicinal properties of Carpobrotus edulis are well recognized, particularly in Tunisia where it is used for wound healing. Thus, in this study, biochemical and molecular properties of its leaves' bioactive aqueous-acetone extract were investigated. The total phenolic content (TPC) of the extract was estimated to be 184 ± 5 mg/100 g of fresh matter (FM). The qualitative and quantitative polyphenolic profile was determined by ultra performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (UPLC-DAD) and showed that chlorogenic acid was the major compound (43...
January 7, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064394/sacrificial-photocatalysis-removal-of-nitrate-and-hydrogen-production-by-nano-copper-loaded-p25-titania-a-kinetic-and-ecotoxicological-assessment
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Roberta Lucchetti, Antonietta Siciliano, Laura Clarizia, Danilo Russo, Ilaria Di Somma, Francesco Di Natale, Marco Guida, Roberto Andreozzi, Raffaele Marotta
The photocatalytic removal of nitrate with simultaneous hydrogen generation was demonstrated using zero-valent nano-copper-modified titania (P25) as photocatalyst in the presence of UV-A-Vis radiation. Glycerol, a by-product in biodiesel production, was chosen as a hole scavenger. Under the adopted experimental conditions, a nitrate removal efficiency up to 100% and a simultaneous hydrogen production up to 14 μmol/L of H2 were achieved (catalyst load = 150 mg/L, initial concentration of nitrate = 50 mg/L, initial concentration of glycerol = 0...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063936/factors-affecting-the-toxicity-of-trace-metals-to-fertilization-success-in-broadcast-spawning-marine-invertebrates-a-review
#13
REVIEW
M Hudspith, Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, Peter L Harrison
Significant amounts of trace metals have been released into both nearshore and deep sea environments in recent years, resulting in increased concentrations that can be toxic to marine organisms. Trace metals can negatively affect external fertilization processes in marine broadcast spawners and may cause a reduction in fertilization success at elevated concentrations. Due to its sensitivity and ecological importance, fertilization success has been widely used as a toxicity endpoint in ecotoxicological testing, which is an important method of evaluating the toxicity of contaminants for management planning...
December 28, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062106/medical-geology-in-the-framework-of-the-sustainable-development-goals
#14
REVIEW
Jochen Bundschuh, Jyoti Prakash Maity, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Meththika Vithanage, Saman Seneweera, Jerusa Schneider, Prosun Bhattacharya, Nasreen Islam Khan, Ihsan Hamawand, Luiz R G Guilherme, Kathryn Reardon-Smith, Faruque Parvez, Nury Morales-Simfors, Sara Ghaze, Christa Pudmenzky, Louis Kouadio, Chien-Yen Chen
Exposure to geogenic contaminants (GCs) such as metal(loid)s, radioactive metals and isotopes as well as transuraniums occurring naturally in geogenic sources (rocks, minerals) can negatively impact on environmental and human health. The GCs are released into the environment by natural biogeochemical processes within the near-surface environments and/or by anthropogenic activities such as mining and hydrocarbon exploitation as well as exploitation of geothermal resources. They can contaminate soil, water, air and biota and subsequently enter the food chain with often serious health impacts which are mostly underestimated and poorly recognized...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059482/aquatic-toxicity-of-photo-degraded-insensitive-munition-101-imx-101-constituents
#15
Alan J Kennedy, Aimee R Poda, Nicolas L Melby, Lee C Moores, Shinita M Jordan, Kurt A Gust, Anthony J Bednar
Insensitive munitions (IMs) are desirable alternatives to historically used formulations, such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), due to their "insensitivity" to unintended detonation. The insensitive munition IMX-101 is a mixture of 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN), 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO), and nitroguanidine (NQ). Environmental releases of munitions may be from production wastewaters or training; these munitions may be exposed to Ultraviolet light. Therefore, it is useful to understand the relative toxicity of IMX-101 and its constituents both before and after photo-degradation...
January 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054401/risk-of-pop-mixtures-on-the-arctic-food-chain
#16
Sara Villa, Sonia Migliorati, Gianna Serafina Monti, Ivan Holoubek, Marco Vighi
The exposure of the Arctic ecosystem to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was assessed through a review of literature data. Concentrations of 19 chemicals or congeneric groups were estimated for the highest levels of the Arctic food chain (Arctic cod, ringed seals, and polar bears). The ecotoxicological risk for seals, bears, and bear cubs was estimated by applying the concentration addition (CA) concept. The risk of POP mixtures was very low in seals. By contrast, the risk was 2 orders of magnitude higher than the risk threshold for adult polar bears and even more (3 orders of magnitude above the threshold) for bear cubs fed with contaminated milk...
January 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052490/population-relevant-endpoints-in-the-evaluation-of-endocrine-active-substances-eas-for-ecotoxicological-hazard-and-risk-assessment
#17
Mary S Marty, Amy Blankinship, Janice Chambers, Lisa Constantine, Werner Kloas, Anupama Kumar, Laurent Lagadic, James Meador, Daniel Pickford, Tamar Schwarz, Tim Verslycke
For ecotoxicological risk assessment, endocrine disruptors require the establishment of an endocrine mode of action (MoA) with a plausible linkage to a population-relevant adverse effect. Current ecotoxicity test methods mostly incorporate apical endpoints although some also include mechanistic endpoints, subcellular-through-organ-level, which can help establish an endocrine MoA. However, the link between these endpoints and adverse population-level effects is often unclear. The case studies of endocrine-active substances (EAS) (tributyltin, ethinylestradiol, perchlorate, trenbolone, propiconazole, and vinclozolin) evaluated for the SETAC Pellston Workshop™: Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment Approaches for Endocrine-Active Chemicals were used to evaluate the population relevance of toxicity endpoints in various taxa according to regulatory endocrine disruptor frameworks such as the OECD Conceptual Framework for Testing and Assessment of Endocrine Disruptors...
January 4, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050770/managing-dredged-material-in-the-coastal-zone-of-the-baltic-sea
#18
Marta Staniszewska, Helena Boniecka
This article deals with the legal and practical recommendations for the management of dredged material in the riparian countries of the Baltic Sea. The recommendations are contained in three conventions: LC, 2000. London Convention (1972), Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea area (Helsinki Convention) (1992), the OSPAR Convention (1972). Different approaches to evaluating the contamination level of dredge spoils, used by the Baltic Sea riparian countries, have been characterized...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045944/pharmaceutical-metabolism-in-fish-using-a-3-d-hepatic-in-vitro-model-to-assess-clearance
#19
Matthew G Baron, Kate S Mintram, Stewart F Owen, Malcolm J Hetheridge, A John Moody, Wendy M Purcell, Simon K Jackson, Awadhesh N Jha
At high internal doses, pharmaceuticals have the potential for inducing biological/pharmacological effects in fish. One particular concern for the environment is their potential to bioaccumulate and reach pharmacological levels; the study of these implications for environmental risk assessment has therefore gained increasing attention. To avoid unnecessary testing on animals, in vitro methods for assessment of xenobiotic metabolism could aid in the ecotoxicological evaluation. Here we report the use of a 3-D in vitro liver organoid culture system (spheroids) derived from rainbow trout to measure the metabolism of seven pharmaceuticals using a substrate depletion assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043742/selected-fatty-acids-as-biomarkers-of-exposure-to-microdoses-of-molluscicides-in-snails-helix-pomatia-gastropoda-pulmonata
#20
Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka, Stanisław Pecka, Edyta Kowalczuk-Vasilev
Two stages of selection from a pool of 56 fatty acids analyzed in Helix pomatia yielded a set of 12 biomarker acids undergoing significant changes in contact with three microdoses of toxic substances, i.e. three molluscicides containing metaldehyde, methiocarb, and potassium chloride (PC). The proposed palette of acids, including saturated fatty acids (SFA), monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), determined separately in the foot tissues and hepatopancreas of Gastropoda, can be used in ecotoxicological research as a reliable test of the effect of trace doses of stressors...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Pollution
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