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Influences of coal mines, metallurgical plants, urbanization and lithology on the elemental composition of street dust.

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Gorazd Žibret

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Geological Survey of Slovenia, Dimičeva ulica 14, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Street dust (SD) acts as a sink and a source of atmospheric particulate matter, which is especially significant in urban environments. World studies of natural and anthropogenic impacts on the elemental composition of SD are generally limited to specific areas or case studies. The objectives of this study are to determine the impacts of different anthropogenic atmospheric dust emitters and natural factors on the chemical composition of SD, and to define sources of variance in elemental composition of SD, temporal variations and geochemical associations of elements on large number of samples, collected in different time periods, anthropogenic environments and geological settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Concentration, sources and human health risk of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons bound PM ambient air, Tehran, Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Student Research Committee, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The exposure to heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) bound to particulate matter 2.5 (PM) ambient air can result in some adverse health effect. In the current study, PM ambient air of Tehran metropolitan, Iran, was characterized by the aid of scanning electron microscope and energy-dispersive X-ray techniques. Read More

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December 2018
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Pollution characteristics and ecological risk assessment of 11 unheeded metals in sediments of the Chinese Xiangjiang River.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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

With the change in global climate and environment, water scarcity has been of great concern around the word and exacerbated by serious pollution in water resources. Pollutants accumulated in sediments are threatening water safety and ecological security. Different from others focusing on prevalent heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, etc. Read More

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December 2018

Chemical fractionation of heavy metals in fine particulate matter and their health risk assessment through inhalation exposure pathway.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Chemistry, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, U.P., 282005, India.

Samples of PM were collected from an urban area close to a national highway in Agra, India and sequentially extracted into four different fractions: water soluble (F1), reducible (F2), oxidizable (F3) and residual fraction (F4) for chemical fractionation of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb). The metals were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy in each fraction. The average mass concentration of PM was 93 ± 24 μg m. Read More

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December 2018
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Editorial.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

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December 2018

Removal of pollutants (COD, TSS, and NO) from textile effluent using Gambusia fish and Phragmites australis in constructed wetlands.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health and Nutrition, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

In developing countries, the discharge of polluted effluents into the environment has caused environmental problems. For this purpose, constructed wetlands are attracting great concern owing to their low cost and less operation and maintenance requirements. The main aim of this work was to study the effectiveness of constructed wetlands utilizing Phragmites australis plants and Gambusia fish in the treatment of textile effluent. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of steel slag and biochar amendments on CO, CH, and NO flux, and rice productivity in a subtropical Chinese paddy field.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

CSIC, Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB, 08913, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain.

Steel slag, a by-product of the steel industry, contains high amounts of active iron oxide and silica which can act as an oxidizing agent in agricultural soils. Biochar is a rich source of carbon, and the combined application of biochar and steel slag is assumed to have positive impacts on soil properties as well as plant growth, which are yet to be validated scientifically. We conducted a field experiment for two rice paddies (early and late paddy) to determine the individual and combined effects of steel slag and biochar amendments on CO, CH, and NO emission, and rice productivity in a subtropical paddy field of China. Read More

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December 2018

Preface.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct;40(5):1697-1698

Departamento de Geociências and GeoBioTec Research Centre, Universidade de Aveiro, Campous de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal.

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October 2018

Brick tea consumption is a risk factor for dental caries and dental fluorosis among 12-year-old Tibetan children in Ganzi.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Department of Preventive Dentistry, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, 14#, 3rd section, Renmin South Road, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, China.

Brick tea contains high concentration of fluoride. The aim of the present work was to explore whether and how the brick tea is a risk factor for dental caries and dental fluorosis among Tibetan children in Ganzi. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 368 12-year-old Tibetan children in Ganzi. Read More

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November 2018
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Microzonation, ecological risk and attributes of metals in highway road dust traversing through the Kaziranga National Park, Northeast India: implication for confining metal pollution in the national forest.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Discipline of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Room No. 336A, Block 5, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382355, India.

Despite the abundant literature on metal contamination through road dust (RD) in urban/suburban and residential/highway regions, the RD of highways traversing through the Kaziranga National Park, NE India, has not been studied and lacks baseline data. The objective of the present study was to ascertain the possibility of highway microzonation based on temporal and spatial variability of metal pollution level and ecological risk. It was found that the RD contains an average content of (1. Read More

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November 2018
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Triad-based screening risk assessment of the agricultural area exposed to the long-term PAHs contamination.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Soil Science Erosion and Land Protection, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute, Czartoryskich 8, 24-100, Puławy, Poland.

The aim of the study was ecological risk assessment (ERA) of the agricultural soils located in the vicinity of the highly industrialized area and exposed to different emission sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study, we demonstrated the combination of generic and site-specific ERA approach for screening assessment and delineation of the area of a high ecological risk. Generic approach was based on a hazard quotient and indicated that 62% of the research area needs further assessment. Read More

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November 2018
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Metal concentrations in waters, sediments and biota of the far south-east coast of New South Wales, Australia, with an emphasis on Sn, Cu and Zn used as marine antifoulant agents.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Ecochemistry Laboratory, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT, 2601, Australia.

Tin, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Ag and Hg concentrations were measured in waters, sediments and three ubiquitous sedentary molluscs: the oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, a rocky intertidal gastropod, Austrocochlea porcata, and a sediment-dwelling gastropod, Batillaria australis, at 12 locations along the far south coast of NSW, Australia, from Batemans Bay to Twofold Bay during 2009. Metal concentrations in water for Sn, Cd, Ag and Hg were below detection limits (< 0.005 μg/L). Read More

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November 2018

PM and surface dust source characterization in Baguio City Central Business District (CBD), Philippines.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101, Quezon City, Philippines.

This study measured both PM and surface dust concentrations at roadside in the Central Business District of Baguio City. A total of 66 PM filters and 25 surface dust samples were analyzed for 14 metals (Na, Mg, Al, Ca, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Sr, Cd and Pb) using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer ICP-MS to characterize sources of airborne particulate matter (APM). Calculation of enrichment factors indicated elements Zn, Cd, Pb and As to be enriched in both PM and surface dust samples. Read More

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November 2018
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Spatial modeling applied to environmental monitoring: identifying sources of potentially toxic metals in aquatic system.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Post-Graduate Program in Biotechnology and Environmental Monitoring, Federal University of São Carlos, Campus Sorocaba, São Paulo, 18052-780, Brazil.

Aquatic contamination by potentially toxic metals is a problem that has been aggravated, especially due to the quantity and the diversity of sources. Locating these sources is not always an easy task, especially because of the wide variety of possibilities. In this context, the application of geostatistical methods may represent an excellent tool to find out sources of metal contaminants in aquatic systems. Read More

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November 2018
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First records of metal concentrations in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) from a Southwest Atlantic estuary.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (IADO-CONICET-UNS), Florida 8000, B8000FWB, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is one of the world's most widespread bivalves and a suitable species for biomonitoring metals in coastal environments. In the present research, wild individuals were collected from an Argentinian estuary and the coastal beaches nearby. The concentrations of eight metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn) were quantified in the soft tissues of the Pacific oyster. Read More

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November 2018
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Distribution pattern and health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the water and sediment of Algoa Bay, South Africa.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are amongst the pollutants of major concern in the terrestrial and aquatic habitats. They are mostly characterised by carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects. Distribution and potential health risks of sixteen priority PAHs in the water and sediment samples collected between December 2015 and June 2016 from Algoa Bay, South Africa, were evaluated. Read More

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November 2018

Potential exposure to metals and health risks of metal intake from Tieguanyin tea production in Anxi, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

College of Chemical Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, 361021, China.

The metal content of Tieguanyin tea from Anxi, Southeast China, was studied. Leaching experiments were designed based on the local tea-drinking habits, and tea infusions were prepared using three types of water and two methods of soaking tea. Twelve metals (Cd, As, Cr, Pb, Se, Sb, Ag, Tl, Cu, Zn, Be, and Ba) were measured by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and a human health risk assessment was performed. Read More

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November 2018

Health risk assessment and source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with PM and road deposited dust in Ahvaz metropolis of Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Earth Sciences, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, 71454, Iran.

The objective of this study was to compare the characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in PM and road dust samples, as well as to identify and quantify the contributions of each source profile using the positive matrix factorization (PMF) receptor model. Health risk assessment was carried out using toxic equivalency factors and incremental lifetime cancer risk (ILCR), which quantitatively estimate the exposure risk for age-specific groups. PM samples were collected on PTFE filters in the metropolitan area of Ahvaz. Read More

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November 2018
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Development of scientifically justified proposals on the prevention and treatment of environmentally determined constitutional growth delay in children in the West Kazakhstan region.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Children's Diseases No. 1 and Neonatology, West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University, 68 Maresyeva Str., Aktobe, Republic of Kazakhstan, 030019.

Environmental pollution in many regions of Kazakhstan poses a threat to the growth and development of local children. For children living the near the Aral Sea, chrome processing and gas processing regions, we undertook a medical examination, including physical and sexual development parameters, laboratory studies (complete blood count, urinalysis, blood chemistry), bone age, blood levels of microelements (chromium, manganese, nickel, lead, copper) and hormones [thyroid (T3, T4, TSH), sexual (LH, FSH), growth (STH, IGF-1)], in consultation with relevant specialist doctors. Statistical analysis showed a significant prevalence of short stature among children living, on average, 22. Read More

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November 2018
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Hydrochemical assessment of surface and ground waters used for drinking and irrigation in Kardeh Dam Basin (NE Iran).

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

Water quality for drinking and irrigation usage was examined in Kardeh dam basin in NE Iran. Thirty-two surface and groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for major ions of Ca, Mg, Na, K, HCO, CO, SO and Cl by using standard analytical methods of titration and atomic absorption spectrophotometry at geochemistry laboratory of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Dominant cation in most of the water samples are Ca and Mg, and dominant anion is HCO. Read More

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November 2018
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Bioaccumulation of arsenic and fluoride in vegetables from growing media: health risk assessment among different age groups.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 3. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, 76080, Pakistan.

The current study was conducted to evaluate the arsenic (As) and fluoride (F) concentrations in growing media (stored rainwater and soil), of district Tharparkar, Pakistan. The bioaccumulation/transportation of As and F from growing media to different types of vegetables (wild cucumis, Indian squish and cluster bean) was evaluated. Total concentrations of As and F in stored rainwater samples were observed up to 585 μg/L and 32. Read More

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November 2018
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Association of consumption of excess hard water, body mass index and waist circumference with risk of hypertension in individuals living in hard and soft water areas.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

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

Chronic exposure to soft drinking water increases the risk of hypertension. We conducted a cross-sectional study in 2017 in two study areas in the Poldasht County to assess the relation of hardness, body mass index and waist circumference with risk of hypertension. Total water hardness was measured by gravimetric methods. Read More

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November 2018
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Assessment of environmental and ergonomic hazard associated to printing and photocopying: a review.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.

"Knowledge is power" and distribution of knowledge is fueled by printing and photocopying industry. Even as printing and photocopying industry have revolutionized the availability of documents and perceptible image quickly at extremely inexpensive and affordable cost, the boon of its revolution has turned into a bane by irresponsible, uncontrolled and extensive use, causing irreversible degradation to not only ecosystem by continuous release of ozone and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) but also the health of workers occupationally exposed to it. Indoor ozone level due to emission from different photocopying equipment's increases drastically and the condition of other air quality parameters are not different. Read More

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October 2018
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Genotoxic effects of PM and PM bound metals: metal bioaccessibility, free radical generation, and role of iron.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University (Formerly Pune University), Pune, 411007, India.

The present study was undertaken to examine the possible genotoxicity of ambient particulate matter (PM and PM) in Pune city. In both size fractions of PM, Fe was found to be the dominant metal by concentration, contributing 22% and 30% to the total mass of metals in PM and PM, respectively. The speciation of soluble Fe in PM and PM was investigated. Read More

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October 2018
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A systematic review on global pollution status of particulate matter-associated potential toxic elements and health perspectives in urban environment.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

CAS-Key Laboratory of Crust-Mantle Materials and the Environments, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, People's Republic of China.

Airborne particulate matter (PM) that is a heterogeneous mixture of particles with a variety of chemical components and physical features acts as a potential risk to human health. The ability to pose health risk depends upon the size, concentration and chemical composition of the suspended particles. Potential toxic elements (PTEs) associated with PM have multiple sources of origin, and each source has the ability to generate multiple particulate PTEs. Read More

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October 2018
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Interactions between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and epoxide hydrolase 1 play roles in asthma.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 6. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Laboratory of Environmental Medicine and Developmental Toxicology, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Health, School of Environment, Jinan University, 601 Huangpu Avenue West, Guangzhou, 510632, Guangdong, China.

Asthma, as one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adults, is a consequence of complex gene-environment interactions. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), as a group of widespread environmental organic pollutants, are involved in the development, triggering and pathologic changes of asthma. Various previous studies reported the critical roles of PAHs in immune changes, oxidative stress and environment-gene interactions of asthma. Read More

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October 2018
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Estimation of annual effective dose due to ingestion of radioactive elements in Sri Lankan common meal plans.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 5. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, Baseline Road, Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka.

Dietary ingestion of radionuclides by human may lead to many hazardous effects such as cancers. No studies have been conducted to estimate the levels of radioactivity dosage received from Sri Lankan homemade foods. In order to find out the levels of radionuclides in Sri Lankan cooked foods, meal plans (n = 11) that are most commonly consumed were analyzed for the activity concentrations of the radioisotopes Ra, Pb, Th, Cs, and K by means of gamma spectroscopy. Read More

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October 2018
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Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in commonly consumed seafood from coastal areas of Bangladesh and associated human health implications.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, 79-9 Tokiwadai Hodogaya, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 240-8501, Japan.

Levels, distribution, possible sources and potential risks of 16 USEPA priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were investigated comprehensively in frequently consumed seafood species collected from the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Samples were collected in winter and summer, 2015. The total concentration of PAHs (∑PAHs) in the examined seafood was 184. Read More

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October 2018

Major ion and dissolved heavy metal geochemistry, distribution, and relationship in the overlying water of Dongting Lake, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Suzhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Suzhou, 215155, China.

Deteriorating lake water quality has become a serious environmental issue around the globe. Heavy metals dissolved in the overlying water of lakes are notably more toxic than those found in lake sediment. Given this, we sought to better understand the characteristics of particular major ion and dissolved heavy metal in Dongting Lake-the second largest freshwater lake in China. Read More

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October 2018
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Geochemical characterization and renal cell toxicity of water-soluble extracts from U.S. Gulf Coast lignite.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Oct 1. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Geology and Geophysics, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019, USA.

An assortment of organic material can leach from lignite (low-rank coal) in water, and the water-soluble fraction from lignite has been associated with adverse health effects in areas of the Balkans. Recent efforts have been made to evaluate this hypothesis in other areas where lignite is in contact with groundwater like in the U.S. Read More

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October 2018
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In vitro bioaccessibility of potentially toxic metals (PTMs) in Baoji urban soil (NW China) from different functional areas and its implication for health risk assessment.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 29. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

International Joint Research Centre of Shaanxi Province for Pollutant Exposure and Eco-environmental Health, Xi'an, 710062, Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.

In order to better understand both the conceptual and operational aspects of bioaccessibility and phytobioavailability of PTMs (Co, Cr, Cu, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) in different urban soils, a total of 30 soil samples from agricultural region, entertainment district, education area, traffic area, residential area and industrial area (IA) in Baoji urban city (NW China) were collected and the bioaccessibility and phytobioavailability were measured by multi-in vitro models of PBET, SBET, citric acid leaching and Tessier sequential extraction procedure, respectively. The suitable in vitro measurement of bioaccessibility and phytobioavailability for each PTM was selected and would be reliably applied for health risk assessment. The results indicated that the bioaccessibility and phytobioavailability for each PTM evaluated by in vitro models depended on PTM total concentration and anthropologic activity influence. Read More

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September 2018
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Assessing the potential origins and human health risks of trace elements in groundwater: A case study in the Khoy plain, Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 29. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Department of Water Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, 29 Bahman Boulevard, Tabriz, Iran.

The objectives of this study were to measure some trace element concentrations in the groundwater of the Khoy area in northwestern Iran, understand their potential origins using multivariate statistical approaches (correlation analysis, cluster analysis and factor analysis), and evaluate their non-carcinogenic human health risks to local residents through drinking water intake. The trace element status of the groundwater and the associated health risks in the study area have not previously been reported. Groundwater water samples were collected from 54 water sources in July 2017 in the study area. Read More

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September 2018
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A comprehensive review on environmental transformation of selenium: recent advances and research perspectives.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

CAS-Key Laboratory of Crust-Mantle Materials and the Environments, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, People's Republic of China.

Selenium (Se) is an important micronutrient and essential trace element for both humans and animals, which exist in the environment ubiquitously. Selenium deficiency is an important issue worldwide, with various reported cases of its deficiency. Low selenium contents in some specific terrestrial environments have resulted in its deficiency in humans. Read More

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September 2018
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Trace metal pollution and ecological risk assessment in agricultural soil in Dexing Pb/Zn mining area, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, 523808, Guangdong, PR China.

Surface agricultural soil samples obtained from Dexing Pb/Zn mining area in Jiangxi province were analyzed for trace metals to assess their pollution status and potential ecological risk. The spatial distributions and the major trace metals pollution sources were described and identified with the combination of chemical measures and geographic information systems technology. The level of pollution in seven metals is decreasing in the following order: zinc (Zn 128. Read More

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September 2018
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Trace elements in marine organisms of Magdalena Bay, Pacific Coast of Mexico: Bioaccumulation in a pristine environment.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Laboratorio de Ecología de Pinnípedos "Burney J. Le. Boeuf", Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Avenida IPN, s/n Colonia Playa Polo de Santa Rita, C.P. 23096, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Trace element (Fe, Mn, Cr, Cu, Ni, Co, Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Hg) concentrations were assessed in marine organisms (n = 52) sampled from the Magdalena Bay lagoon complex in Baja California Sur, Mexico, a pristine marine environment. The overall trend of metal concentrations (dry weight) in the organisms was found to be Fe > Zn > Cd > Cu > Mn > Pb > As > Hg > Ni > Cr > Co. Bivalve mollusks (53. Read More

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September 2018
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Elemental enrichment of sediments in an unprotected shallow groundwater of Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 24. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 110001, Nigeria.

Sediments quality is a good indicator of pollution in a water body where various elements were concentrated. Limited information is available on sediments from hand-dug wells. The present study evaluates sediment samples collected from groundwater of Lagos and Ogun States, Southwest Nigeria. Read More

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September 2018
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Temperature inversion and air pollution relationship, and its effects on human health in Hanoi City, Vietnam.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 18. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Faculty of Chemistry, VNU University of Science, Vietnam National University, 19 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

This study aimed to investigate the effects of temperature inversions on the concentration of some pollutants in the atmosphere in Hanoi City, Vietnam, during the period from 2011 to 2015. This work also aimed to evaluate relationships between the thermal inversion and health effects that are associated with air pollution. During this period, the temperature inversions were most frequently presenting from November to March in Hanoi City. Read More

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September 2018
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Evaluation of the diagnostic ratios of adamantanes for identifying seriously weathered spilled oils from simulated experiment and actual oil spills.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Key Laboratory for Marine Bioactive Substances and Modern Analytical Technology, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, 266061, China.

The composition and physical properties of spilled oil have great changes during the seriously weathering process. It brings great difficulties to the source identification of oil spill. So the stable and trustworthy diagnostic ratios (DRs) for accurate identification of severely weathered spilled oils are very important. Read More

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September 2018
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Analysis of groundwater variation in the Jinci Spring area, Shanxi Province (China), under the influence of human activity.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

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

Jinci Spring is one of the most famous karst spring in Northern China and is the main drinking and irrigation water source of Taiyuan city, Shanxi Province. It has special significance in terms of humanities and water resources. Because of the continuous over-exploitation of groundwater, the water level of groundwater has been decreased significantly. Read More

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September 2018
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Occurrence and fate of PPCPs in typical drinking water treatment plants in China.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

In this study, the occurrence and removal of twenty-nine pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in two water treatment plants (WTPs) in China were investigated. WTP1 employed ozonation and granular active carbon (GAC) filtration after coagulation and sedimentation, while WTP2 applied anthracite and GAC filtration instead. In the influent, six and four selected PPCPs with total concentrations of 554. Read More

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September 2018
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Environmental impact assessment of uranium exploration and development on indigenous land in Labrador (Canada): a community-driven initiative.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 17. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1B 3V6, Canada.

There is hardly any study on environmental impacts of uranium exploration and mining development prior to actual mining activities. Rather, the majority of the literature addresses the environmental impacts of either ongoing or decommissioned mines. The objective of the study was to measure the possible radioactive contamination (total uranium and lead) in the local ecosystem surrounding an abandoned uranium development site on indigenous land in Labrador (Canada). Read More

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September 2018
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in agricultural soils from Ningde, China: levels, sources, and human health risk assessment.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 15. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 430074, China.

Soil-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in farmland are critical to human health. The level, composition, source, and cancer risk of sixteen PAHs in agricultural soil from Ningde, China, were investigated. The results indicated that the total concentrations of 16 PAHs ranged from 77. Read More

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September 2018
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Contamination assessment and health risk of arsenic exposure to stairway dust in the zinc smelting district, Northeast China.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 14. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Northeast Institute of Geography and Agricultural Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4888 Shengbei Street, Changchun City, 130102, Jilin, China.

Stairway dust samples were collected from residential communities in Huludao city to investigate population health risk of arsenic (As) exposure through stairway dust. ArcGIS software was used to analyze As spatial distribution in Huludao city. Hazard index was applied to assess health risk due to exposure to As in stairway dust. Read More

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September 2018
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Ecological and human health risk assessment of toxic metals in street dusts and surface soils in Ahvaz, Iran.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Pegaso University & Benecon Scarl, Naples, Italy.

This study aimed to examine the concentrations and environmental health risk of the potentially toxic metals including Pb, Zn, Cu, Cd, Cr, and As in street dusts and surface soils of Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province, located in the southwest of Iran. To this end, a total of 81 street dusts and 96 surface soils were collected from Ahvaz urban areas. Toxic metals were measured by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and evaluated using enrichment factors, potential ecological risk index and human health risk assessment. Read More

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September 2018
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Lead contamination of the mining and smelting district in Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, 61005, Republic of Korea.

Lead contamination in topsoil of the mining and smelting area of Mitrovica, Kosovo, was investigated for total concentrations and chemical fractions by sequential extraction analysis, mineralogical fractions by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDX). The study revealed that all samples contained Pb exceeding USEPA standard of 400 mg kg. The highest total concentration of Pb (125,000 mg kg) was the soil from the former smelter. Read More

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September 2018
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The sources and chemical content of edible soil sticks sold in markets in Tanzania: a cross-sectional analytical study.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 10. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Pediatrics and the Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, #397, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada.

Geophagy, or eating soil, is common in various countries including Tanzania. Studies have reported on the levels of different chemicals in consumed soil, some of which can be harmful to the health of individuals practicing geophagy. Dried soil sticks for eating, referred to as pemba, are commercially available in many markets in sub-Saharan Africa, but few studies have established the sources of the soils. Read More

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September 2018
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Hydrogeochemical characterization and evaluation of groundwater quality in Kangayam taluk, Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu, India, using GIS techniques.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 10. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Mining Engineering, CEG Campus, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600 025, India.

The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the hydrogeochemical characteristics of groundwater and its suitability for drinking water supply in Kangayam taluk, Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu, India. To achieve this objective, seventy-eight groundwater samples were collected from the wells spread over the study area during December 2016. The collected groundwater samples were tested in the laboratory for various hydrogeochemical parameters such as hydrogen ion concentration (pH), electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, total hardness, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, carbonate, nitrate, sulphate and fluoride. Read More

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September 2018
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Ambient particulate matter concentration levels of Ahvaz, Iran, in 2017.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 6. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

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

Dust storm in Khuzestan region is strongly influenced by transportation and influx of large amount of particulate matter from internal sources (Hawizeh Marshes and East Ahwaz) and external sources (the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and the Sahara Desert). Particulate matter is one of the main components of indoor and outdoor air quality that can be very dangerous for human. The principal objective of this study was the pinpoint of the source of airborne particulate matter by the NOAA HYSPLIT model in Ahvaz City, southwest of Iran. Read More

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September 2018
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Regional bedrock geochemistry associated with podoconiosis evaluated by multivariate analysis.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 5. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 92350, USA.

Podoconiosis is a disease whose etiology remains murky. Currently, the disease is attributed to particles that are believed to move through the skin and into the lymphatic system causing swelling of the lower legs. Identity of these particles or their composition remains unclear, though the presence of silicon and/or aluminum is often noted and frequently cited as causal agents. Read More

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September 2018
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Occurrence of fluorosis in a population living in a high-fluoride groundwater area: Nakuru area in the Central Kenyan Rift Valley.

Environ Geochem Health 2018 Sep 1. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

St. Mary's Rift Valley Mission Hospital, Gilgil, Kenya.

Endemic fluorosis caused by the consumption of high-fluoride groundwater is a public health problem in Nakuru, in the Kenyan Rift Valley. The present study was carried out during the period January-February 2017 to determine the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis among patients of two Nakuru healthcare facilities, namely St. Mary's Hospital-Gilgil and Egerton University-Njoro Dental Clinic. Read More

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September 2018
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