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Occurrence and Temporal Variation of Technology-Critical Elements in North Sea Sediments-A Determination of Preliminary Reference Values.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 26;82(4):481-492. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Institute of Coastal Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Environmental Chemistry, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Max-Planck Str. 1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germany.

As interest in the investigation of possible sources and environmental sinks of technology-critical elements (TCEs) continues to grow, the demand for reliable background level information of these elements in environmental matrices increases. In this study, a time series of ten years of sediment samples from two different regions of the German North Sea were analyzed for their mass fractions of Ga, Ge, Nb, In, REEs, and Ta (grain size fraction < 20 µm). Possible regional differences were investigated in order to determine preliminary reference values for these regions. Read More

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Effect of Early-Life Exposure of Polystyrene Microplastics on Behavior and DNA Methylation in Later Life Stage of Zebrafish.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 25;82(4):558-568. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

School of Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, 163 Siripdaero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02504, Republic of Korea.

Microplastic contamination has received increasing attention in recent years, and concern regarding the toxicity of microplastics to the environment and humans has increased. In this study, we investigated the neurodevelopmental toxicity of polystyrene microplastics (PSMPs) in the zebrafish Danio rerio under different exposure scenarios. Zebrafish were exposed to PSMPs during embryonic stage and then allowed the fish to recover. Read More

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Transcriptomic Analysis of Hepatotoxicology of Adult Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Exposed to Environmentally Relevant Oxytetracycline.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 23;82(4):539-550. Epub 2022 Apr 23.

Collge of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, No. 620, West Chang'an Avenue, Chang'an District, Xi'an, 710119, Shaanxi, China.

The extensive use of the broad-spectrum antibiotics like oxytetracycline (OTC) has become a serious environmental issue globally. OTC has profound negative effects on aquatic organisms including fishes. In this study, RNA-Seq analysis was employed to examine the possible molecular mechanism of hepatotoxicology in zebrafish induced by OTC exposure. Read More

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Species Sensitivity Distributions of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Fludioxonil-Spiked Sediment Toxicity Tests.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 23;82(4):569-580. Epub 2022 Apr 23.

Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen University and Research, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The fungicide fludioxonil, given its physicochemical properties, potentially accumulates and persists in sediments. Fludioxonil has a widespread agricultural use to control various fungal diseases. Its residues may cause toxic effects to benthic aquatic fauna, thereby impacting ecosystem service functions of aquatic ecosystems. Read More

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Accumulation of the Toxic Metal Mercury in Multiple Tissues of Marine-Associated Birds from South Florida.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 22;82(4):493-505. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, 8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL, 33004, USA.

One of the best studied global "hot spots" for ecological mercury (Hg) contamination is south Florida (USA), where elevated Hg concentrations in environmental media and regional wildlife were first described over thirty years ago. While Hg contamination has lessened in this region, it is still critical to monitor Hg uptake and potential risks in south Florida wildlife, especially in marine-associated birds, which are known to accumulate potentially toxic Hg levels. In this study, total Hg (THg) concentrations were measured in liver, kidney, muscle, and feathers of 101 individuals from seven species of south Florida birds: brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis, double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auratus, herring gull Larus argentatus, laughing gull Leucophaeus atricilla, northern gannet Morus bassanus, royal tern Thalasseus maximus, and osprey Pandion halietus. Read More

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Fitness of Isidorella newcombi Following Multi-generational Cu Exposures: Mortality, Cellular Biomarkers and Life History Responses.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 20;82(4):520-538. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genomics, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia.

The effects of multigenerational Cu exposure on the freshwater gastropod Isidorella newcombi were investigated. Snails were exposed to a range of treatment-specific Cu concentrations in the parental to F generations, and a common Cu concentration in the F generation. In the parental to F generations, some general responses to 3 days Cu exposures included reduced survival and feeding in snails exposed to higher Cu concentrations. Read More

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Occurrence and fate of Adsorbable Organic Halogens (AOX) in two WWTPs from Romania.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 18;82(4):592-601. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology - ECOIND, Drumul Podu Dambovitei 71-73, Sector 6, 060652, Bucharest, Romania.

Absorbable organic halogens (AOX) are a global parameter which refers to a group of chemical compounds that contain one or more chlorine, bromine or iodine atoms in their molecule and can easily adsorb on activated carbon. The global concern related to the occurrence of the AOX compounds in the environment is due to their toxic and mutagenic effects on aquatic organisms and their potential role as inhibitors of microorganism growth, even at AOX low concentrations. The purpose of this study was to analyze the presence, occurrence and composition of absorbable organic halogens in wastewater and sewage sludge. Read More

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Treating Agricultural Runoff with a Mobile Carbon Filtration Unit.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 16;82(4):455-466. Epub 2022 Apr 16.

Department of Environmental Toxicology, Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory, University of California Davis, 34500 Highway One, Monterey, CA, 93940, USA.

Several classes of pesticides have been shown to impair water quality in California, including organophosphates, pyrethroids and neonicotinoids. Vegetative treatment systems (VTS) can reduce pesticide loads and associated toxicity in agricultural runoff, but many water-soluble pesticides such as neonicotinoids are not effectively treated by VTS, and VTS installation is not always an option for growers required to remove non-crop vegetation for food safety concerns. Recent studies have shown that biochar filtration can be used to remove soluble contaminants, especially when coupled with other VTS components. Read More

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Metals in Plant Functional Types of Ombrotrophic Peatlands in the Sudetes (SW Poland).

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 9;82(4):506-519. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University, Huygens Building, Heijendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Sudetes are remarkable for the variety and number of peat bogs which receive nutrients via precipitation from atmospheric deposition as the only source of minerals. As this type of peat bogs with a very low buffering capacity is affected in the Sudetes by long-range exhausts from the former Black Triangle, strong response to atmospheric contamination may be expected. Therefore these peat bogs are highly suitable for bioindication purposes. Read More

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Can Vitamin C Supplementation Improve the Antioxidant Capacity of Rhamdia quelen Fish Exposed to Atrazine?

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 8;82(4):551-557. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

Atrazine (ATZ) is one of the pesticides mostly widely used in Brazil; several studies have shown the toxic effects of this herbicide on aquatic organisms such as fish. Thus, it is absolutely necessary finding alternatives to protect the health of fish, mainly of species commercially important for aquaculture, which may be exposed to atrazine deriving from agricultural runoff. The aim of the current study was to investigate interactions between dietary supplementation with vitamin C (Vit C) antioxidant and exposure to ATZ in Rhamdia quelen fish exposed to this herbicide. Read More

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Chloride Toxicity to Native Freshwater Species in Natural and Reconstituted Prairie Pothole Waters.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 29;82(3):416-428. Epub 2022 Mar 29.

Columbia Environmental Research Center - Jackson Field Research Station, U.S. Geological Survey, Jackson, WY, USA.

Oil and gas extraction in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of the northern USA has resulted in elevated chloride concentrations in ground and surface water due to widespread contamination with highly saline produced water, or brine. The toxicity of chloride is poorly understood in the high hardness waters characteristic of the region. We evaluated the toxicity of chloride to two endemic species, Daphnia magna (water flea) and Lemna gibba (duckweed), exposed in field-collected waters (hardness ~ 3000 mg/L as CaCO) and reconstituted waters (hardness 370 mg/L as CaCO) intended to mimic PPR background waters. Read More

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Chemical and Carbon Isotopic Characterization of a Karst-Dominated Urbanized Watershed: Case of the Upper San Antonio River.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 26;82(3):439-454. Epub 2022 Mar 26.

San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio, TX, 78283, USA.

Urbanization and agriculture are two key factors that place demands on water resources and serve as sources of anthropogenic pollution into inland waterways. The San Antonio River, which is sourced from a karst aquifer, plays an important recreational and scenic role, yet effective management is often hampered by the lack of understanding of the chemical characterization of the water system. The karst-dominated Edwards Aquifer watershed in south-central Texas is an ideal watershed to understand water-rock interaction (carbonate dissolution) and anthropogenic impact on our water resources. Read More

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Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in the Canadian Freshwater Environment.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 26;82(4):581-591. Epub 2022 Mar 26.

Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Division, Water Science and Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6, Canada.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are anthropogenic substances that are very stable in the receiving environment. Legacy perfluoroalkane sulfonates (PFSAs) and perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) are especially persistent and resistant to typical environmental degradation processes and therefore are distributed across all trophic levels and environmental compartments (soil, air, water). Since most uses of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and LC-long-chain PFCAs are banned in Canada, alternative PFASs have been in use for a number of years. Read More

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Behavioral Variables to Assess the Toxicity of Unionized Ammonia in Aquatic Snails: Integrating Movement and Feeding Parameters.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 24;82(3):429-438. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Universidad de Alcalá, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida, Unidad Docente de Ecología, Biological Invasions Research Group, Universidad de Alcalá, Plaza de San Diego S/N, 28801, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Behavioral endpoints are important parameters to assess the effects of toxicants on aquatic animals. These endpoints are useful in ecotoxicology because several toxicants modify the animal behavior, which may cause adverse effects at higher levels of ecological organization. However, for the development of new bioassays and for including the behavior in ecotoxicological risk assessment, the comparison of sensitivity between different behavioral endpoints is necessary. Read More

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Dynamics and Mass Balance of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in and Around the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 May 23;82(4):467-480. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, 1-7-1 Kagamiyama, , Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-8521, Japan.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analyzed to elucidate the distribution, ecological risk, pathways, and fluxes of these pollutants in and around the Seto Inland Sea, an industrialized coastal region of Japan. High molecular weight PAHs (5-6 rings) were primarily found in regions close to the bay estuaries, and their proportions decreased at distances further from the estuaries (offshore areas), where low molecular weight PAHs (2-4 rings) were more ubiquitous. Screening-level risk assessments revealed that the PAHs found in the sediments should have no adverse effects on benthic communities. Read More

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Use of Site-Specific Data for Modeling Selenium Bioaccumulation by Terrestrial Animals.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Mar 14. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

Jacobs, 2485 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 600, Sacramento, CA, 95833, USA.

We developed a bioaccumulation model from an extensive set of monitoring data to predict selenium (Se) concentrations in biota within a terrestrial system (Kesterson Reservoir, CA). The model uses water-extractable Se and total Se concentrations in soil to estimate the expected mean and ranges of Se concentrations in biota at Kesterson for future scenarios. Biological monitoring data collected at Kesterson from 1989 to 1994 were used to parameterize the initial model. Read More

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Moss Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Trace Element Pollution in the Republic of Moldova.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 9;82(3):355-366. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joliot-Curie 6, Dubna, Russia, 141980.

The moss biomonitoring technique was used for the assessment of air pollution in the Republic of Moldova, in the framework of the UNECE ICP Vegetation Programme. The content of 11 chemical elements (Al, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zn, As, Sb, Cd, Cu, and Pb) was determined by neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectrometry in samples collected in spring 2020. Distribution maps were built to identify the most polluted sites. Read More

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Evaluating a Sampling Regime for Estimating the Levels of Contamination and the Sources of Elements in Soils Collected from a Rapidly Industrialized Town in Guangdong Province, China.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 4;82(3):403-415. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

College of Resources and Environment, Yangtze University, Wuhan, 430100, China.

Gaogang Town, a typical urban center within the Pearl River Delta region of China, suffers contamination of soils with metals/metalloids due to rapid development of industrial activities and agriculture. Few studies have been conducted to systematically describe the main sources, influencing factors, and ecological risks of metals/metalloids in soils in China. In this study, 312 surface soil samples were collected, and 15 elements were detected by plasma emission spectroscopy, atomic fluorescence spectroscopy, and atomic emission spectrometry. Read More

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Developing As and Cu Tissue Residue Thresholds to Attain the Good Ecological Status of Rivers in Mining Areas.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 4;82(3):379-390. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Department Zoology and Animal Cell Biology, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Box 644, 48080, Bilbao, Spain.

The study was performed on residue-effects datasets from polluted and unpolluted sites in the Nalón River basin (northern Spain). The effects were measured in terms of alteration of field macroinvertebrate communities, and measured as ecological status scores, and number of families and abundance of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT). Non-linear regression models of the field-measured tissue residues in 10 taxa related to the ecological status of the macroinvertebrate communities were used to derive effective tissue residues (ERs). Read More

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Irrigation with Water Contaminated by Sugarcane Pesticides and Vinasse Can Inhibit Seed Germination and Crops Initial Growth.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 9;82(3):330-340. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

PPG-SEA and NEEA/CRHEA/SHS, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Trabalhador Sancarlense Avenue, 400, São Carlos, São Paulo, 13560-970, Brazil.

Sugarcane crops are dependent on chemicals for maintaining plantations. Therefore, environmental consequences concern adjacent areas that can be affected by contaminants in common use, including pesticides and vinasse (i.e. Read More

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Exposure Levels and Contributing Factors of Various Arsenic Species and Their Health Effects on Korean Adults.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 7;82(3):391-402. Epub 2022 Feb 7.

Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 06974, Korea.

Arsenic is a human carcinogen. Data on urinary arsenic species analyses of Koreans are limited. This study evaluated the arsenic exposure level, contributing factors, and health effects in Korean adults. Read More

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Heavy Metal Concentration in Neotropical Aquatic Snakes (Helicops pastazae) and Its Potential as a Bioindicator of Water Pollution.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 31;82(3):367-378. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.

The purpose of this study was to test the potential role of the aquatic snake Helicops pastazae as an indicator of water pollution caused by heavy metals. In particular, we tested whether the total heavy metal concentration is related to (1) the position (upstream vs downstream) of the sampling point and its distance from the point where wastewater is discharged; (2) the taxonomic group studied: piscivorous snakes vs characid fish that occupy the same habitats; and (3) the organ or tissue examined: snake liver versus muscle. We used atomic absorption spectrophotometry with electrothermal atomization to quantify cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and lead (Pb) and found significant differences between some of the sampling points, with particularly high metal concentrations detected upstream at point 1. Read More

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Assessing the Relative Toxicity of Different Road Salts and Effect of Temperature on Salinity Toxicity: LC Values versus No-Effect Concentration (NEC) Values.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Feb 29;82(2):281-293. Epub 2022 Jan 29.

Centre for Applied Water Science, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia.

Freshwater biota are at risk globally from increasing salinity, including increases from deicing salts in cold regions. A variety of metrics of toxicity are used when estimating the toxicity of substances and comparing the toxicity between substances. However, the implications of using different metrics are not widely appreciated. Read More

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February 2022

Newly Hatched Stage I American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Survival Following Exposure to Physically and Chemically Dispersed Crude Oil.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 27;82(3):307-316. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Aquatic Biosciences, St. Andrews, NB, Canada.

Standard model species are commonly used in toxicity tests due to their biological and technical advantages but studying native species increases the specificity and relevance of results generated for the potential risk assessment to an ecosystem. Accounting for intraspecies variability and other factors, such as chemical and physical characterization of test medium, is necessary to develop a reproducible bioassay for toxicity testing with native species. In this study, larval stage I American lobster (Homarus americanus), a commercially important and native species of Atlantic Canada, was used as the test species. Read More

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Metals Contents in Honey, Beeswax and Bees and Human Health Risk Assessment Due to Consumption of Honey: A Case Study from Selected Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 18;82(3):341-354. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Department of Chemistry, Bacha Khan University, Chrasadda, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 24420, Pakistan.

Beeswax, honey, and live in-hive worker bees were collected in this study from eight districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The concentration of seven essential elements (copper, calcium, zinc, iron, nickel, chromium and manganese) and two non-essentials (lead and cadmium) were determined. All of the samples were found to have a random distribution of metal concentrations. Read More

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Effectiveness of a Constructed Wetland with Carbon Filtration in Reducing Pesticides Associated with Agricultural Runoff.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Apr 5;82(3):317-329. Epub 2022 Jan 5.

Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory at Granite Canyon, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, Monterey, CA, USA.

The Salinas Valley in Monterey County, California, USA, is a highly productive agricultural region. Irrigation runoff containing pesticides at concentrations toxic to aquatic organisms poses a threat to aquatic ecosystems within local watersheds. This study monitored the effectiveness of a constructed wetland treatment system with a granulated activated carbon (GAC) filter installation at reducing pesticide concentrations and associated toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia, Hyalella azteca, and Chironomus dilutus. Read More

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Environmental Fate and Effects of Road Run-Off.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Feb;82(2):159-161

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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February 2022

Toxicity of Tire Rubber Microplastics to Freshwater Sediment Organisms.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Feb 20;82(2):180-190. Epub 2021 Dec 20.

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus, PO Box 1627, 70211, Kuopio, Finland.

High emission of tire rubber particles to the surrounding environment is an inevitable consequence of the current habits of transportation. Although most of the emissions stay within a close range of the sources, it has been proven that the smallest particles can be transported to remote locations through the atmosphere, including inland water bodies. It has been estimated that a relevant portion of the global emissions of tire rubber particles reach surface waters, but effects on aquatic life in the receiving water bodies are not completely understood. Read More

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February 2022

Passive-Sampler-Based Bioavailability Assessment of PCB Congeners Associated with Aroclor-Containing Paint Chips in the Presence of Sediment.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Jan 17;82(1):105-118. Epub 2021 Dec 17.

NewFields-Environmental Forensics Practice, Rockland, MA, USA.

This is the first investigation of the bioavailability of PCBs associated with paint chips (PC) dispersed in sediment. Bioavailability of PCB-containing PC in sediment was measured using ex situ polyethylene passive samplers (PS) and compared to that of PCBs from field-collected sediments. PC were mixed in freshwater sediment from a relatively uncontaminated site with no known PCB contamination sources and from a contaminated site with non-paint PCB sources. Read More

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January 2022

The Longitudinal Profile of a Stream Contaminated With 2,4-D and its Effects on Non-Target Species.

Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2022 Jan 19;82(1):131-141. Epub 2021 Nov 19.

Nucleus of Ecotoxicology and Applied Ecology, Department of Hydraulic and Sanitation, NEEA/CRHEA/SHS, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, Trabalhador Sancarlense Avenue, 400, São Carlos, São Paulo, 13560-970, Brazil.

Pesticides can cause harmful effects to aquatic communities, even at concentrations below the threshold limit established as guidelines for the water bodies by environmental agencies. In this research, an input of the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (i.e. Read More

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January 2022