Factors driving antimony accumulation in soil-pakchoi and wheat agroecosystems: insights and predictive models
This study investigated the accumulation of Sb in the edible parts of pakchoi and wheat grain by adding exogenous Sb to 21 soils with varying properties. The results revealed a positive correlation between bioavailable Sb (Sbava, extracted by 0.1 M K2HPO4) in soil and Sb in the edible parts of pakchoi (R2 = 0.77, p<0.05) and wheat grain (R2 = 0.54, p<0.05). Both machine learning and traditional multiple regression analysis indicated Sbava was the most critical feature and the main soil properties that contributed to Sb uptake by pakchoi and wheat were CaCO3 and clay, respectively. The advisory food limits for Sb in p...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tongliang Wu Naichi Zhang Cun Liu Changfeng Ding Peng Zhang Sainan Hu Yihang Huang Zixuan Ge Peixin Cui Yujun Wang Source Type: research

Drying-wetting cycle enhances stress resistance of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a model soil
This study provides new insights into bacteria behavior under changing soil moisture and this may explain O157:H7 outbreaks following rainfall and flooding, as the dry-wet cycle promotes stress cross-resistance development.PMID:38648967 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123988 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jing Se Yinan Xie Qingxu Ma Lin Zhu Yulong Fu Xin Xu Chaofeng Shen Paolo Nannipieri Source Type: research

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in student dormitory microenvironments: concentrations, sources, and human exposure
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 20:124010. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124010. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMicroenvironments, such as student dormitories, differ from general residential environments. They are characterized by small spaces, poor air circulation, high personnel densities, and electronic products, such as computers that are turned on for extended periods, leading to increased pollution concentrations. The limited space and poor air circulation reduce migration of contaminants, such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), making it easier for PBDEs to accumulate. However, few studies have been conducted on small...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mantong Jin Zhaoxuan Guo Nanxi Ye Liwei Sun Jingjing Guo Source Type: research

Efficient co-stabilization of arsenic and cadmium in farmland soil by schwertmannite under long-term flooding-drying condition
This study systematically investigated the long-term stabilization efficacy of alkali-modified Sch in Cd-As co-contaminated farmland soil over a 200-day flooding-drying period. The results revealed that As showed significant mobility in flooded conditions, whereas Cd exhibited increased soil availability under drying phases. The addition of Sch did not affect the trends in soil pH and Eh fluctuations; nonetheless, it led to an augmentation in the levels of amorphous iron oxides and SO42- concentration in soil pore water. At a dosage of 0.5% Sch, there was a notable decrease in the mobility and soil availability of As and C...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiaomeng Wang Lijie Wang Yiming Zhang Mingjiang Zhang Dejin Zhang Lixiang Zhou Source Type: research

Factors driving antimony accumulation in soil-pakchoi and wheat agroecosystems: insights and predictive models
This study investigated the accumulation of Sb in the edible parts of pakchoi and wheat grain by adding exogenous Sb to 21 soils with varying properties. The results revealed a positive correlation between bioavailable Sb (Sbava, extracted by 0.1 M K2HPO4) in soil and Sb in the edible parts of pakchoi (R2 = 0.77, p<0.05) and wheat grain (R2 = 0.54, p<0.05). Both machine learning and traditional multiple regression analysis indicated Sbava was the most critical feature and the main soil properties that contributed to Sb uptake by pakchoi and wheat were CaCO3 and clay, respectively. The advisory food limits for Sb in p...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tongliang Wu Naichi Zhang Cun Liu Changfeng Ding Peng Zhang Sainan Hu Yihang Huang Zixuan Ge Peixin Cui Yujun Wang Source Type: research

Drying-wetting cycle enhances stress resistance of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a model soil
This study provides new insights into bacteria behavior under changing soil moisture and this may explain O157:H7 outbreaks following rainfall and flooding, as the dry-wet cycle promotes stress cross-resistance development.PMID:38648967 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123988 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 22, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jing Se Yinan Xie Qingxu Ma Lin Zhu Yulong Fu Xin Xu Chaofeng Shen Paolo Nannipieri Source Type: research

Release characteristics and risk assessment of volatile sulfur compounds in municipal wastewater treatment plants
This study provides theoretical and data support for the research of VSCs emission control in WWTPs.PMID:38643932 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123946 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 21, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Linlin Ma Ruhan Zhao Jiaxin Li Qing Yang Kehua Zou Source Type: research

Do trees respond to pollution? A network study of the impact of pollution on Spruce growth from Europe
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 19:124012. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTree rings have been reliably used as an environmental proxy over the past decades for environmental reconstructions, simulations and forecasting. In our study, we investigated whether tree-ring chronologies are impacted by pollution. We chose sites in the Krušné hory and the Krkonoše Mountains in the Czech Republic which have a known history of pollution. We sampled Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst) in both ranges and compared their chronologies. We found no significant difference in the overall radial growth in th...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 21, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: R Shetti K Boonen M Smiljani ć V Tejneck ý O Dr ábek J Lehej ček Source Type: research

Ageing influences the toxicity of two innovative nanofertilizers to the soil invertebrates Enchytraeus crypticus and Folsomia candida
This study supports the importance of incorporating ageing in the ecotoxicity testing of nanomaterials, considering their slow release, as effects on soil organisms can change and lead to more severe impacts on the ecosystem functioning.PMID:38642791 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123989 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 20, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: C Malheiro M Prodana D N Cardoso R G Morgado S Loureiro Source Type: research

Crucial roles of soil inherent Fe-bearing minerals in enhanced Cr(VI) reduction by biochar: The electronegativity neutralization and electron transfer mediation
This study demonstrates the key role of soil Fe-bearing minerals in Cr(VI) reduction by biochar, which advances our understanding on the biochar-based remediation mechanism of Cr(VI)-contaminated soils.PMID:38642792 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124014 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 20, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Qiang Ke Jia Ren Kanghong Feng Zehong Zhang Wenfeng Huang Xiaoyun Xu Ling Zhao Hao Qiu Xinde Cao Source Type: research

Mercury monitoring in the coastal areas of the Republic of Korea using the black-tailed gull egg as an indicator
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 18:124001. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124001. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn the southeast and east coasts of the Republic of Korea, it is essential to monitor mercury accumulation in coastal organisms in view of the higher mercury distribution in sediments and human samples. However, mercury pollution monitoring in organisms, especially higher trophic-level organisms that can exhibit high mercury accumulation, is limited. Here, we examined the applicability of the eggs of the black-tailed gull (Larus crassirostris), which belongs to a high trophic level, for mercury monitoring in coastal areas. ...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 20, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Soo Yong Lee Jangho Lee David Chung Jung-Keun Oh Ki-Wan Park Taekyung Kim Jinwon Seo Source Type: research

What are the global patterns of microplastic ingestion by fish? a scientometric review
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 18:123972. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123972. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe billions of tons of plastic released into the environment mostly fragment into smaller particles that reach rivers and oceans, posing toxicity risks to aquatic organisms. As fish serve as excellent environmental indicator organisms, this study aims to comprehensively review and quantify published data regarding the abundance of microplastics (MPs) ingested by fish through scientometric analysis. Systematic analysis reveals that global aquatic ecosystems are contaminated by MPs, with the characteristics of these contamin...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 20, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Vania Aparecida Sacco Natana Raquel Zuanazzi Amanda Selinger Jo ão Henrique Alliprandini da Costa Érika Spanhol Lemunie Camila Luiza Comelli Vin ícius Abilhoa Fernando Carlos de Sousa Luis Fernando F ávaro Lorena M Rios Mendoza N édia de Castilhos Gh Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Harmful effects of true-to-life nanoplastics derived from PET water bottles in human alveolar macrophages" [Environ. Pollut., 348: 123823 (2024)]
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 18;349:123996. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123996. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:38640728 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123996 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 19, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: A Tavakolpournegari A Villacorta M Morataya-Reyes J Arribas Arranz G Banaei S Pastor A Vel ázquez R Marcos A Hern ández B Annangi Source Type: research

Mixed exposure to haloacetaldehyde disinfection by-products exacerbates lipid aggregation in the liver of mice
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 17:123971. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123971. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHaloacetaldehyde disinfection by-products (HAL-DBPs) are among the top three unregulated DBPs found in drinking water. The cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of HALs are much higher than that of the regulated trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. Previous studies have mainly focused on the toxic effects of single HALs, with few examining the toxic effects of mixed exposures to HALs. The study aimed to observe the effects of mixed exposures of 1∼1000X the realistic level of HALs on the hepatotoxicity and lipid metabolism of C57...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 19, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Meiyue Qiu Lili Yang Zhiqiang Jiang Yu Chen Qinxin Liu Xia Wang Weidong Qu Source Type: research

Formation behavior of PCDD/Fs during waste pyrolysis and incineration: Effect of temperature, calcium oxide addition, and redox atmosphere
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 17:124011. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.124011. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe clean and efficient utilization of municipal solid waste (MSW) has attracted increasing concerns in recent years. Pyrolysis of MSW is one of the promising options due to the production of high-value intermediates and the inhibition of pollutants at reducing atmosphere. Herein, the formation behavior of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) during MSW pyrolysis and incineration was experimentally investigated and compared. The influence of reaction temperature, CaO addition, and redox atmosphere o...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 19, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yuanjun Tang Dongsheng Tao Guoneng Li Chao Ye Zhongming Bu Rong Shen Yonghui Lin Wei Lv Source Type: research