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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

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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February 2019

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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February 2019

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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February 2019

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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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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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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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 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

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
January 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

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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Characteristics of metal contamination in paddy soils from three industrial cities in South Korea.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, 44919, Republic of Korea.

Paddy soil contamination is directly linked to human dietary exposure to toxic chemicals via crop consumption. In Korea, rice paddy fields are often located around industrial complexes, a major anthropogenic source of metals. In this study, rice paddy soils were collected from 50 sites in three industrial cities to investigate the contamination characteristics and ecological risk of metals in the soils. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00246-1DOI Listing
January 2019
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Is using nanosilver mattresses/pillows safe? A review of potential health implications of silver nanoparticles on human health.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

University of Newcastle, Callahan, Australia.

Human exposure to engineered nanoparticles has become inevitable in today's extensive commercial use and large-scale production of engineered nanoparticles. Even though several studies have characterised the exposure to nanomaterials during wakeful state (related to occupational exposures and exposures from commercially available particles), very few studies on human exposure during sleep exist. As the study of exposure to all possible nanomaterials during sleep is extensive, this study focuses on exposure to specifically silver nanoparticles which are present in beddings and mattresses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00240-7DOI Listing
January 2019
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Mineralogical, compositional and isotope characterization of human kidney stones (urolithiasis) in a Sri Lankan population.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

In order to understand the processes of stone formation, compositional, spectroscopic, mineralogical and crystallographic characteristics of human urinary stones collected from patients in Sri Lanka were investigated in detail. The data showed that the majority of urinary calculi were calcium oxalate, either whewellite or weddellite. Other solid phases of stones were composed of struvite, uricite and hydroxylapatite. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0237-2DOI Listing
January 2019
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Seasonal and spatial contamination statuses and ecological risk of sediment cores highly contaminated by heavy metals and metalloids in the Xiangjiang River.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, Changsha, 410083, China.

To reveal seasonal and spatial variations of heavy metals and metalloids (HMMs) in sediment of the Xiangjiang River, a total of 24 water and 649 sediment samples were collected from six sampling stations in the Songbai section of the river which had been polluted by HMMs for 100 years. Their contamination statuses and ecological risk were determined by enrichment factor (EF), geo-accumulation index (I), pollution load index (PLI), and mean probable effect concentration quotients (mPECQs) analyses. The results revealed a unique seasonal distribution of metals in the sampling stations: The highest concentrations were revealed in the dry seasons (autumn and winter) and the lowest during the wet seasons (spring and summer). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00245-2DOI Listing
January 2019
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A cross-sectional survey based on blood VOCs, hematological parameters and urine indicators in a population in Jilin, Northeast China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Public Health, Jilin Uinversity, Changchun, China.

The objective of this study was to examine whether long-term exposure to low-dose volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will have an effect on the health of non-occupational population. A total of 499 non-occupational participants aged more than 18 that live around Jilin Petrochemical Industrial Zone were chosen by stratified cluster random sampling. Their blood VOCs' levels, hematological parameters and urine indicators together with detailed questionnaire data were used to find possible relationships using binary logistic regression analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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Interannual variation in grassland net ecosystem productivity and its coupling relation to climatic factors in China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China.

Grassland, as an important part of land cover, plays an important role in the global carbon cycle and carbon balance. Net ecosystem productivity (NEP) is a key indicator of the carbon cycle process and an important factor in assessing ecosystem security and maintaining ecosystem balance. In this paper, Boreal Ecosystem Productivity Simulator (BEPS) combining meteorological data, leaf area index, and land cover type data were used to simulate the grassland NEP of China from 1979 to 2008. Read More

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January 2019
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The effects of humic water on endothelial cells under hyperglycemic conditions: inflammation-associated parameters.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika Collegium Medicum, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Humic waters (HW) are globally unique, deep underground, dark-brown waters containing humic acids, and they present numerous therapeutic activities including anti-inflammatory. In the present study, we use HW from source in Poland. Diabetes has become an epidemic and is a risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0238-1DOI Listing
January 2019
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Discrimination of geographical origin of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) using geochemical elements combined with statistical analysis.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy.

Beer is a popular alcoholic beverage worldwide, traditionally made from water, barley and hop (Humulus lupulus L.) strobili. The strobili contain lupulin glands whose components (mostly bitter acids and polyphenols) confer unique and locally different flavours to beer types. Read More

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January 2019
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Advantages of a ClO/NaClO combination process for controlling the disinfection by-products (DBPs) for high algae-laden water.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, 518055, China.

Chlorine dioxide (ClO) has been widely used in the process of preoxidation and disinfection as an excellent water treatment reagent. However, the inorganic by-products produced by ClO, such as chlorite (ClO) and chlorate (ClO) are harmful to human health, and this has become a potential problem when using ClO in drinking water treatment. In this study, ClO alone and a ClO/NaClO combination process were carried out to evaluate the algae removal efficiency of the treatment and the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs: chlorite, chlorate, trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids) for high algae-laden water with 124. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0231-8DOI Listing
January 2019
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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 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

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

In this study, soil samples were collected from different layers throughout the whole Yellow River Delta (YERD), in north China. The total concentration of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) was determined to demonstrate their spatial distribution and pollution status in different layers of soils throughout the whole YERD. The obtained results suggested a relatively low contamination of heavy metals as observed through the evaluation of CF and RI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0234-5DOI Listing
January 2019
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Impact of the coal mining-contaminated soil on the food safety in Shaanxi, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

State Key Laboratory of Coal Resources and Safe Mining, Beijing, 100083, China.

The study aimed to investigate the impacts of coal mining-contaminated soil on the locally grown food crops and humans health. For the active investigation and assessment, the study collected 175 samples including contaminated and control soil and various types of food crops (corn, wheat, mixed food (egg, pork meat, potato, pepper)) from Shaanxi Province. All these samples were analyzed through ICP-MS and ICP-OES. Read More

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January 2019
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Climate-change information, health-risk perception and residents' environmental complaint behavior: an empirical study in China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

School of Economics, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, 350007, Fujian Province, People's Republic of China.

Motivating residents to deliver environmental complaints is beneficial for environmental authorities to help them manage environmental issues and alleviate the adverse effects caused by climate change. The major aim of the present study is to understand how climate-change information and residents' health-risk perceptions (both physical and mental dimensions) affect residents' environmental complaint behavior. The research framework was developed according to planned behavior theory, risk perception behavior and information behavior models. Read More

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January 2019
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Quantitatively evaluate the environmental impact factors of the life expectancy in Tibet, China.

Environ Geochem Health 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Lhasa Plateau Ecosystem Research Station, Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China.

Life expectancy is influenced by both innate human self-factors and external environmental factors. Due to the individual difference of self-factors, the external environment impacts on life expectancy are especially important under the geoscience perspective. However, few studies discussed impacts of various socioeconomic and environmental factors comprehensively, and quantitative analysis of multi-factors is lacking. Read More

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January 2019
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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
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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
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0224-7DOI Listing
December 2018
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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
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0220-yDOI Listing
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
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-018-0218-5DOI Listing
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
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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
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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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