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Membrane fouling control by Ca during coagulation-ultrafiltration process for algal-rich water treatment.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, 191 Auditorium Rd. Unit 3222, Storrs, CT, 06269-3222, USA.

Seasonal algal bloom, a water supply issue worldwide, can be efficiently solved by membrane technology. However, membranes typically suffer from serious fouling, which hinders the wide application of this technology. In this study, the feasibility of adding Ca to control membrane fouling in coagulation-membrane treatment of algal-rich water was investigated. Read More

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Evaluation of the raw water quality: physicochemical and toxicological approaches.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Institute of Tropical Pathology and Public Health, Federal University of Goiás, Rua 235 - s/n - Setor Universitário, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

Environmental degradation has increased, mainly as a result of anthropogenic effects arising from population, industrial and agricultural growth. Water pollution is a problem that affects health, safety and welfare of the whole biota which shares the same environment. In Goiânia and metropolitan region, the main water body is the Meia Ponte River that is used for the abstraction of water, disposal of treated wastewater and effluents. Read More

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April 2019
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Review of the nature of some geophagic materials and their potential health effects on pregnant women: some examples from Africa.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The voluntary human consumption of soil known as geophagy is a global practice and deep-rooted in many African cultures. The nature of geophagic material varies widely from the types to the composition. Generally, clay and termite mound soils are the main materials consumed by geophagists. Read More

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Accumulation of uranium and heavy metals in the soil-plant system in Xiazhuang uranium ore field, Guangdong Province, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Earth Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Plants that have grown for many years in the special environmental conditions prevailing in mining areas are naturally screened and show strong capacity to adapt to their environment. The present study investigated the enrichment characteristics of U and other heavy metals (As, Cu, Pb, Mn, Mo, Zn, Cd, Co, and Ni) in the soil-plant system in Xiazhuang uranium mine. Four dominant plants (Castanopsis carlesii, Rhus chinensis, Liriodendron chinense, and Sapium discolor) and soil samples were collected from the mined areas, unmined areas, and background areas away from the ore field. Read More

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April 2019
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Geochemical behaviors of antimony in mining-affected water environment (Southwest China).

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

College of Resource and Environmental Engineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, Guizhou, China.

Antimony (Sb) is a harmful element, and Sb pollution is one of the typical environmental issues in China, meaning that understanding of the geochemical behaviors of Sb is the key to control the fate of environmental Sb pollution. Sb tends to migrate in soluble form in the water-sediment system, but the fate of dissolved Sb is poorly known. Duliujiang river basin, located in southwest China, provided us with a natural aqueous environment to study the transport of Sb because of its unique geological and geographical characteristics. Read More

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An assessment of arsenic hazard in groundwater-soil-rice system in two villages of Nadia district, West Bengal, India.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Plant Stress Biology Laboratory, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, 221005, India.

The present study measured arsenic (As) concentrations in soil, groundwater and rice grain samples in two villages, Sarapur and Chinili, under Chakdaha block, Nadia district, West Bengal, India. This study also included a survey of the two villages to understand the knowledge among villagers about the As problem. Soil and groundwater samples were collected from fields in two villages while rice grain samples were collected from villagers' houses. Read More

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April 2019
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Selection of priority management of rivers by assessing heavy metal pollution and ecological risk of surface sediments.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Nakdong River Environment Research Center, National Institute of Environmental Research, 24, Pyeongri-1gil, Dasan-myeon, Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 717-873, Republic of Korea.

This study aimed to select rivers of priority management through the assessment of heavy metal pollution of sediments. We investigated the distribution characteristics of heavy metals in surface sediments of the Nakdong River in South Korea and used various pollution indices to assess pollution risk and identify factors influencing pollution. The kriging method was used to determine heavy metal distribution. Read More

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March 2019
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PAH concentrations and exposure assessment from house dust retained in air-conditioning filters collected from Greater Doha, Qatar.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Environmental Science Center (ESC), Qatar University, H10-Zone 3-B113, P.O. Box: 2713, Doha, Qatar.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) bound in dust retained in air-conditioning unit filters from 13 households in Greater Doha, Qatar, were quantified using GC-MS spectrometry. The median concentrations of ∑PAH and ∑PAH were 218.0 ng g (± 125. Read More

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March 2019
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Monitoring, mapping and health risk assessment of fluoride in drinking water supplies in rural areas of Maku and Poldasht, Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

The aim of this study was to investigate and determine fluoride concentrations in drinking water supplies in rural areas of Maku and Poldasht in West Azerbaijan Province, the northwest of Iran. Fluorosis risk assessment and characterization was also investigated. Fluoride concentrations mapping was accomplished by using the GIS system. Read More

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March 2019
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Pollution indices and sources appointment of heavy metal pollution of agricultural soils near the thermal power plant.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic", University of Belgrade, Bul. Despota Stefana 142, 11060, Belgrade, Serbia.

Alluvial soils of valleys of the Danube and Mlave rivers represent priority development areas with favorable conditions for life, agriculture and tourism in eastern Serbia. Operation of the thermal power plant Kostolac results in the emission of potentially toxic pollutants into the air, water and land. The goals were to determine the soil pollution with inorganic pollutants using different pollution indices, to identify of the sources of pollutants by means of principal component analysis and the loading of each factor for individual element assessed by multi-linear regression analyses. Read More

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March 2019
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Assessment of air pollution by mercury in South African provinces using lichens Parmelia caperata as bioindicators.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, P.O. Box 56208, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa.

Large-scale assessment of atmospheric air pollution by mercury (Hg) using lichen Parmelia caperata as biological indicator was undertaken using samples from five provinces of South Africa collected between 2013 and 2017. Analysis of lichens provides time-integrated data, which correspond to the mean Hg concentration in air at a specific location over a long time period. Determination of Hg in lichens was carried out by direct thermal decomposition of samples using a Zeeman-effect atomic absorption spectrometer, thereby requiring no chemical pretreatment. Read More

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March 2019
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Sediment information on natural and anthropogenic-induced change of connected water systems in Chagan Lake, North China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, Beijing, 100012, People's Republic of China.

This study discusses changes in connected water systems in Chagan Lake induced by the interference of natural and human activities, based on the analysis of sediment characteristics. In this study, the following sediment characteristics were investigated in the lake area, the natural supply area, and the lake drainage area: mineral composition; particle size distribution; magnetic susceptibility; nutrient content; content of isotopes δC and δN; and content of heavy metals and of metallic oxides. The results showed that silicate minerals quartz, orthoclase, and anorthose were abundant in the whole lake water system. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00280-zDOI Listing
March 2019
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Unraveling prevalence and public health risks of arsenic, uranium and co-occurring trace metals in groundwater along riverine ecosystem in Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 23. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, 550081, China.

The current study focuses on the understanding of contamination status, distribution, source apportionment and health perspectives of arsenic (As), uranium (U) and other co-occurring trace metals in the groundwater samples collected along the major rivers in Sindh and Punjab provinces, Pakistan. ICP-MS analysis revealed that the concentrations of As in the groundwater in Sindh and Punjab ranged from 0.2 to 81. Read More

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March 2019
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Zinc biofortification of cereals-role of phosphorus and other impediments in alkaline calcareous soils.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Alkaline calcareous soils are deficient in plant nutrients; in particular, phosphorus (P) and zinc (Zn) are least available; their inorganic fertilizers are generally applied to meet the demand of crops. The applied nutrients react with soil constituents as well as with each other, resulting in lower plant uptake. Phosphorus availability is usually deterred due to lime content, while Zn availability is largely linked with alkalinity of the soil. Read More

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March 2019
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Geochemistry of uranium and thorium in phosphate deposits at the Syrian coastal area (Al-Haffah and Al-Qaradaha) and their environmental impacts.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Department of Protection and Safety, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P.O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria.

The aim of this research was to study the geochemistry of uranium and thorium in phosphate deposits in the upper Cretaceous phosphate deposits in the Syrian coastal area. The study covered three sites, namely Ain Al-Tenah, Ain Laylon, and Al-Mhalbeh. Petrographical study showed that phosphate deposits are of nodular type with micrit to microspaite cement, containing siliceous bone residues, and green grains of glauconite, which are increasing in abundance and volume in the south toward Al-Mhalbeh, reflecting the formation of phosphate in a shallow marine environment. Read More

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March 2019
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Measurement of radon, thoron and their daughters in the air of marble factories and resulting alpha-radiation doses to the lung of workers.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Nuclear Physics and Techniques Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, University of Cadi Ayyad, BP.2390, Marrakech, Morocco.

Concentrations of radon (Rn) and thoron (Rn) were measured in the air of different marble factories by using a nuclear track technique. The influence of the marble dust nature and ventilation on radon and thoron concentrations was investigated. It was observed that measured radon and thoron concentration ranged from 310 to 903 Bq m and 6 to 48 Bq m, respectively. Read More

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March 2019
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Carbonyl sulfide (COS) and carbon disulfide (CS) exchange fluxes between cotton fields and the atmosphere in the arid area in Xinjiang, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Applied Chemistry Laboratory, College of Chemical Engineering, Xinjiang Agricultural University, Ürümqi, 830052, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Due to the important roles of carbonyl sulfide (COS) and carbon disulfide (CS) in atmospheric chemistry, this study was designed to determine different proportions of COS and CS fluxes contributed from different sources, i.e., vegetation, soil and roots, at monthly and hourly timescales in the arid area in Xinjiang, China. Read More

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March 2019
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Quantitative health risk assessment of inhalation exposure to automobile foundry dust.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

School of Environment, Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Environmental Exposure and Health, and Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Health, Jinan University, B1071, XingYe Avenue 855, Panyu District, Guangzhou, 510632, Guangdong, China.

With a growing awareness of environmental protection, the dust pollution caused by automobile foundry work has become a serious and urgent problem. This study aimed to explore contamination levels and health effects of automobile foundry dust. A total of 276 dust samples from six types of work in an automobile foundry factory were collected and analysed using the filter membrane method. Read More

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March 2019
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Anatomical and ultrastructural responses of Hordeum sativum to the soil spiked by copper.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 100083, China.

Effects of Cu toxicity from contaminated soil were analysed in spring barley (Hordeum sativum distichum), a widely cultivated species in South Russia. In this study, H. sativum was planted outdoors in one of the most fertile soils-Haplic Chernozem spiked with high concentration of Cu and examined between the boot and head emergence phase of growth. Read More

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March 2019
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Mining leachate contamination and subfecundity among women living near the USA-Mexico border.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Public Health Department, School of Medicine, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Carrera 32 No. 29-31 Oficina 310, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.

The contamination of the Sonora River with 40,000 m of toxic leachate released from a copper mine on August 6, 2014, was considered the worst environmental disaster of the mining industry in Mexico, exceeding safety levels in the concentrations of heavy metals and arsenic. To explore the potential association of the toxic release with subfecundity, by comparing time to pregnancy (TTP) of women with different levels of exposure at municipalities located along the Sonora River watershed, just 35 km south of the Arizona-Mexico border. Data from 235 pregnancies were included in a retrospective cohort study. Read More

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A method to determine the combined effects of climate change (temperature and humidity) and eggshell thickness on water loss from bird eggs.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Research Unit: Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Differences in bird eggshell thicknesses occur due to numerous factors, including thinning due to persistent organic pollutants. Not only does thinning weaken the shell; weaker shells combined with elevated ambient temperature and changes in humidities may result in changes in water loss rates from the egg contents. Therefore, thinner eggshells raise concern of water being lost faster than normal at lower relative humidities, which may affect hatching. Read More

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Assessment of carbon monoxide concentration in indoor/outdoor air of Sarayan city, Khorasan Province of Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health and Environmental Technologies Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Nowadays, air pollution by humans is considered a serious problem. One of the main sources of air pollution is carbon monoxide which is called the silent killer. With the increasing rate of population growth in Iran and subsequent acceleration of vehicle and fossil fuel usage, the mortality rate of carbon monoxide has increased. Read More

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March 2019
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Bioelectricity generation by wetland plant-sediment microbial fuel cells (P-SMFC) and effects on the transformation and mobility of arsenic and heavy metals in sediment.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, CA, 95616, USA.

Two wetland plant-sediment microbial fuel cell systems (PSM1 and PSM2) and one wetland sediment microbial fuel cell system (SM) were constructed to investigate their electricity production performance and the simultaneous migration and transformation of arsenic and heavy metals in sediment and overlying water, arsenic and heavy metals uptake by plants. The bioelectricity generation was monitored for 175 days, and sediment samples were collected at three time points (64, 125 and 200 days) for the analysis. The results showed that plants improved the efficiency of the electricity production by the fuel cell system. Read More

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March 2019
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Effect of simulated acid rain on stability of arsenic calcium residue in residue field.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, Changsha, 410083, China.

In recent years, acid rain had a serious negative impact on the leaching behavior of industrial waste residue. Researches were mainly focused on the environmental hazards of heavy metal in the leachate, but ignored the effects of heavy metal speciation on the stability of waste residue in the subsequent stabilization process. In this study, the unstable calcium-arsenic compounds in the arsenic calcium residue were firstly removed by leaching process; subsequently, the crystallization agent was added to treat the remaining calcium-arsenic mixture. Read More

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March 2019
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Distribution of potentially harmful elements in soils around a large coal-fired power plant.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Laboratório de Oceanografia Geológica, Instituto de Oceanografia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - FURG, Av. Itália, Km 8, Campus Carreiros, Rio Grande, RS, CEP 96201-900, Brazil.

An understanding of the spatial distribution and contribution of a power plant to local soil contamination is important for the planning of soil use and prioritizing remedial actions for public safety. Consequently, the aim of this study was to map the spatial distribution of potentially hazardous elements (PHEs; Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Cr, Fe, Mn, Cd, As, and Se) in soils around a large (796 MW) coal-fired power plant in Brazil. For the purpose, 33 soil samples were collected in the area within a radius of approximately 17. Read More

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March 2019
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Seasonal variation in the occurrence of ischemic stroke: A meta-analysis.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Neurology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, No. 37 Wainan Guoxue Xiang, Chengdu, 610041, China.

Stroke was demonstrated to correlate with seasonal variation. However, the relevant studies were incongruous. To better understand the rules of seasonal impact on ischemic stroke (IS) patients, we performed this meta-analysis. Read More

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March 2019
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Iodine uptake, storage and translocation mechanisms in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.).

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Inorganic Geochemistry, Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, UK.

Iodine is an essential micronutrient for human health; phytofortification is a means of improving humans' nutritional iodine status. However, knowledge of iodine uptake and translocation in plants remains limited. In this paper, plant uptake mechanisms were assessed in short-term experiments (24 h) using labelled radioisotopes; the speciation of iodine present in apoplastic and symplastic root solutions was determined by (HPLC)-ICP-QQQ-MS. Read More

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March 2019
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Heavy metals contamination in urban surface soils of Medak province, India, and its risk assessment and spatial distribution.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, No. 126 Yanta Road, Xi'an, 710054, Shaanxi, China.

The main purpose of the current study is to assess the contamination status, human health risk, and spatial distribution of heavy metals in the urban soils from the Medak province in India. For this purposes, a total of 40 urban surface soil samples were collected and analyzed seven heavy metals including chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn). The results of the study showed that the concentration of Cr (81-751 mg/kg), Cu (2-180 mg/kg), Zn (25-108 mg/kg), Pb (5-77 mg/kg), Ni (1-50 mg/kg), As (0. Read More

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Historical changes in the major and trace elements in the sedimentary records of Lake Qinghai, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: implications for anthropogenic activities.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Qinghai Province Key Laboratory of Physical Geography and Environmental Processes, Qinghai Normal University, Xining, 810008, China.

Sediment sequences in Lake Qinghai spanning the past 100 years were explored to assess the effects of changes in local land desertification, dust input and agriculture on sediment deposition in different parts of Lake Qinghai. Three short sediment cores (QH01, QH02, QH07) were collected from the main lake and one sediment core (Z04) from a sublake (Lake Gahai) of Lake Qinghai, China, during 2012 and 2013. The concentrations of Fe, Mn, Al, Rb, Ti, Ca, and Sr were analysed to determine the effects of historical and regional anthropogenic activities in the Lake Qinghai catchment from 1910 to 2010. Read More

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March 2019
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Combining potassium chloride leaching with vertical electrokinetics to remediate cadmium-contaminated soils.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Key Laboratory on Soil Environment and Waste Reuse in Agriculture of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China.

This study evaluated the feasibility of combining potassium chloride (KCl) leaching and electrokinetic (EK) treatment for the remediation of cadmium (Cd) and other metals from contaminated soils. KCl leaching was compared at three concentrations (0.2%, 0. Read More

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March 2019
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Potential CO intrusion in near-surface environments: a review of current research approaches to geochemical processes.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Mar 2. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Earth System Science, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, South Korea.

Carbon dioxide (CO) capture and storage (CCS) plays a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions to the atmosphere. However, gas leakage from deep storage reservoirs, which may flow back into near-surface and eventually to the atmosphere, is a major concern associated with this technology. Despite an increase in research focusing on potential CO leakage into deep surface features and aquifers, a significant knowledge gap remains in the geochemical changes associated with near-surface. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00263-0DOI Listing
March 2019
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Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology in Sri Lanka and the exposure to environmental chemicals: a review of literature.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Balangoda, Sri Lanka.

Chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology (CKDu) has emerged as a serious health issue in Sri Lanka. The disease has been recorded in the North Central Province of the country. While studies have elicited many hypotheses concerning the pathogenicity of CKDu, none adequately explains the cause of CKDu and the measures needed to minimise its occurrence. Read More

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February 2019

The effect of two different biochars on remediation of Cd-contaminated soil and Cd uptake by Lolium perenne.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Institute of Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control of Sichuan Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Biochar can be widely used to reduce the bioavailability of heavy metals in contaminated soil because of its adsorption capacity. But there are few studies about the effects of biochar on cadmium uptake by plants in soil contaminated with cadmium (Cd). Therefore, an incubation experiment was used to investigate the effects of rice straw biochar (RSBC) and coconut shell biochar (CSBC) on Cd immobilization in contaminated soil and, subsequently, Cd uptake by Lolium perenne. Read More

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February 2019
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Benefit-risk assessment of commonly consumed fish species from South China Sea based on methyl mercury and DHA.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Food Safety and Health Research Center, School of Public Health, Southern Medical University (Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Research), No. 1023, South Shatai Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou, 510515, Guangdong, China.

Even though a growing number of reports indicated favorable health effects with fish consumption, kinds of hazardous substances in fish were detected in fish and to be exceeded advisory limitation. Benefit-risk assessment of commonly consumed fish is urgently needed. We conducted fish consumption survey and fish sampling in the coast of South China Sea to assess benefit-risk effect of commonly consumed fish species. Read More

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February 2019
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The society for environmental Geochemistry and health (SEGH): a retrospect.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Emeritus College, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA.

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February 2019
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Air quality and PM-associated poly-aromatic hydrocarbons around the railway traffic area: statistical and air mass trajectory approaches.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Polymer Petroleum and Coal Chemistry Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, 785006, India.

Diesel engine railway traffic causes atmosphere pollution due to the exhaust emission which may be harmful to the passengers as well as workers. In this study, the air quality and PM concentrations were evaluated around a railway station in Northeast India where trains are operated with diesel engines. The gaseous pollutant (e. Read More

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February 2019
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Prediction of Cd toxicity to Daphnia magna in the mixture of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and kaolinite.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 61005, South Korea.

In this study, we investigated cadmium toxicity created by adsorption kinetics in several mixtures containing two types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (COOH-MWCNT and NH-MWCNT) and natural kaolinite. Characteristics of two types of MWCNTs were measured by zeta potential and ATR FT-IR graphs and TEM images. The solution of CNTs and kaolinite was tested to study Cd adsorption kinetics and mechanisms of differentiation-associated toxicity using Daphnia magna in a binary system (Cd-MWCNTs and Cd-kaolinite) and a ternary system (Cd-MWCNTs-kaolinite). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00255-0DOI Listing
February 2019
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The geochemistry of geophagic material consumed in Onangama Village, Northern Namibia: a potential health hazard for pregnant women in the area.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ingestion of geophagic materials might affect human health and induce diseases by different ways. The purpose of this study is to determine the geochemical composition of geophagic material consumed especially by pregnant women in Onangama Village, Northern Namibia and to assess its possible health effects. X-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry were used in order to determine the major, and trace elements as well as anions concentrations of the consumed material. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00253-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Spatial analysis of chromium in southwestern part of Iran: probabilistic health risk and multivariate global sensitivity analysis.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

This study was concerned with chromium as a potential carcinogenic contaminant in 64 wells located in five aquifers, southwest of Iran. A probabilistic health risk assessment indicated a high risk to the local residents including adults and children in the study area. A sequential sensitivity analysis and a novel approach known as multivariate global sensitivity analysis using both principal component analysis and B-spline were applied to investigate the behavior of health risk model along time considering four independent input parameters in the risk equation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00260-3DOI Listing
February 2019
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Risk-based prediction of metal toxicity in sediment and impact on human health due to consumption of seafood (Saccostrea cucullata) found in two highly industrialised coastal estuarine regions of Eastern India: a food safety issue.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Environment and Sustainability Department, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.

Estuarine ecosystems of the Bay of Bengal, India, are considered as the most productive environment, which have been persistently threatened by substantial anthropogenic activity. This study aims to investigate the metal contamination in the sediment of two estuaries and possible biomagnifications in the indigenous edible oyster Saccostrea cucullata and related health hazards due to its consumption. The accumulative ecological risks indicated that the sediment is moderate to strongly contaminated with cadmium and lead. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00251-4DOI Listing
February 2019
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Elevated level of arsenic negatively influences nifH gene expression of isolated soil bacteria in culture condition as well as soil system.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, 741235, India.

Comprehensive studies on the effect of arsenic (As) on free-living diazotrophs that play a crucial role in soil fertility by nitrogen fixation are still scanty. Here, we isolated three free-living bacteria from rice field with potential nitrogen-fixing ability and investigated the impact of As on their nifH gene expression and extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) production in culture condition and soil system. 16S rRNA sequence analysis showed that the isolated bacteria were affiliated to β-Proteobacteria, γ-Proteobacteria and Firmicutes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00261-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Addressing climate change through a market mechanism: a comparative study of the pilot emission trading schemes in China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Institute of Urban and Rural Economics, Anhui Academic of Social Sciences, Hefei, 230001, Anhui, China.

The questions of how to mitigate climate change and its impact on human health are currently high on the Chinese agenda for future development. The emission trading scheme (ETS) has become one of China's most important instruments to address climate change through a market mechanism. In the wake of the evolution from regional pilots to a nationwide scheme, it is inevitable to be confronted with tremendous political-economic-institutional challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00258-xDOI Listing
February 2019
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Modeling primary and secondary fractionation effects and atmospheric transport of polychlorinated biphenyls through single-source emissions.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

IJRC-PTS, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150090, Heilongjiang, China.

The Chinese Gridded Industrial Pollutants Emission and Residue Model (ChnGIPERM) was used to investigate potential fractionation effects and atmospheric transport of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) derived from single-source emissions in China. Modeling the indicative PCBs (CB28, CB101, CB153, and CB180) revealed spatiotemporal trends in atmospheric transport, gas/particle partitioning, and primary and secondary fractionation effects. These included the inference that the Westerlies and East Asian monsoons affect atmospheric transport patterns of PCBs by influencing the atmospheric transport time (ATT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00252-3DOI Listing
February 2019
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Correction to: Spatial distribution of heavy metals and their potential sources in the soil of Yellow River Delta: a traditional oil field in China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Institute of Polar Environment, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China.

In the original publication of the article, the sixth author name "Zhouqing Xie" has been misspelt. The correct name is given in this correction. The original version of this article was revised. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00243-4DOI Listing
February 2019
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Ecological and health risks of soil and grape heavy metals in long-term fertilized vineyards (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province of Iran).

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Faculty of Natural Resource and Earth Science, University of Shahre-Kord, Shahre-kord, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Heavy metal pollution in food-producing ecosystems resulting from long-term fertilizing and other agricultural practices is causing major concern due to its health risk potential for human and other organisms. This study was designed to investigate heavy metal concentrations (Cu, Zn, Pb, Cr and Cd) and assess their ecological risk using contamination factor (Cf), pollution load index (PLI) and ecological risk index. Health risk assessment (HRA) was also estimated by investigating non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic risks of soil via oral ingestion, dermal contact, inhalation, and health risk of grape consumption. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00242-5DOI Listing
February 2019
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Health risks from PAHs and potentially toxic elements in street dust of a coal mining area in India.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Industrial Biotechnology and Waste Utilization Research Group, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (Digwadih Campus), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, 828108, India.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and potentially toxic elements (PTEs) (Ba, Zn, Pb, Cu, Cr, Ni, As, Co) were determined in the road dusts of a coal mining area (Dhanbad, India) to assess their content and potential human health risks. Dust samples were collected from sign boards of the heavy traffic road connecting Dhanbad and Sindri. The total PAHs (∑PAHs, all values in mg/kg) content in the road dust samples varied from 3. Read More

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February 2019

Environmental and health impacts of geochemical cycles of persistent toxic substances in food productions systems: Editorial to the special issue for the 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Topics & Sub-tropics (GeoTrop 2017).

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Feb;41(1):1-4

Laboratory of Environmental Medicine and Developmental Toxicology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Health, School of Environment, Jinan University, 510632, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-00239-6DOI Listing
February 2019
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Biogeochemical characterization of surface waters in the Aljustrel mining area (South Portugal).

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

GeoBioTec Research Unit, Department of Geosciences, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal.

Aljustrel mining area (South Portugal) is a part of the Iberian Pyrite Belt and encloses six sulfide mineral masses. This mine is classified of high environmental risk due to the large tailings' volume and acid mine drainage (AMD)-affected waters generated by sulfides' oxidation. The use of biological indicators (e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00249-yDOI Listing
January 2019
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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in soil and dust from plastic production and surrounding areas in eastern of China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Nanjing, 210042, China.

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a class of organic pollutants. They are used as flame retardants that caused worldwide environmental concern. This study investigated the occurrence of PBDEs in soils and dusts from three plastic manufacture plants and surrounding areas in Eastern China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00247-0DOI Listing
January 2019

Quantitative assessment of ecological compensation for groundwater overexploitation based on emergy theory.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

School of Water Conservancy and Environment, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450001, Henan, People's Republic of China.

Ecological compensation is an important economic tool for the control and management of ecological and environmental problems. The accurate assessment of the amount of compensation is the key factor in the implementation of ecological compensation schemes. However, due to the complex and various ecological and environmental problems caused by groundwater overexploitation, there is no scientific quantitative method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00248-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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