Estimates of the global burden of cancer-related deaths attributable to residential exposure to petrochemical industrial complexes from 2020 to 2040
This study aimed to estimate the global cancer burden attributable to residential exposure to petrochemical industrial complexes. The geographical coordinates of petrochemical plants and oil refineries were retrieved and verified from published sources. The ArcGIS software and global population data were used to estimate the number of people living within specific distances (exposed population). The exposure time window was framed as ranging from 1992 to 2022, extending to the latest period of the exposure time window for all cancer types to estimate the attributable deaths between 2020 and 2040. The relative risk of cance...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 17, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hathaichon Boonhat Yue Leon Guo Chang-Chuan Chan Ro-Ting Lin Source Type: research

Mitigating air pollution benefits multiple sustainable development goals in China
This study reveals that out of the 169 SDG targets, 71 are adversely impacted by air pollution, while only 6 show potential positive effects. In China, two major atmospheric nitrogen pollutants, ammonia and nitrogen oxides, resulted in an economic loss of 400 billion United States Dollar (USD) in 2020, which could be reduced by 33% and 34% by 2030, respectively. It would enhance the progress towards SDGs in China by 14%, directly contributing to the achievement of SDGs 1 to 6 and 11 to 15. This improvement is estimated to yield overall benefits totaling 119 billion USD, exceeded the total implementation cost of 82 billion ...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 17, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yi Zhou Xiuming Zhang Chuanzhen Zhang Binhui Chen Baojing Gu Source Type: research

The effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide on the bovine gametes during an in vitro embryo production model
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 15:123967. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123967. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRoundup® (R), while it is the most used herbicide globally, and its residues are ubiquitous in urban and suburban areas, its impact on vertebrates' safety remains highly debated. Here, in three in vitro experiments, we investigated the effects of a very low dose (1 ppm) of R on the fertilization capacity and embryo development in cattle. In the first experiment, frozen-thawed bull semen exposed to R for 1 h exhibited reduced motility parameters but unaffected fertilization ability. However, after in vitro fertilization, th...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 17, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: E Dovolou I Nanas T Giannoulis A Fytsilli A Ntemka G Anifandis I Tsakmakidis G S Amiridis Source Type: research

Association between Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a nested case-control study in northwest China
In conclusion, our findings suggest that individual and co-exposure to PFAS is associated with a risk of NAFLD onset.PMID:38631453 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123937 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 17, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yuanqin Wu Zhiyuan Cheng Wei Zhang Chun Yin Jianyun Sun Honghao Hua Xianzhen Long Xijiang Wu Yufeng Wang Xiaoyu Ren Desheng Zhang Yana Bai Yongjun Li Ning Cheng Source Type: research

Mechanisms of neurocentral-eyestalk-intestinal immunotoxicity in whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei under ammonia nitrogen exposure
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 14:123956. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123956. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAmmonia-N, as the most toxic nitrogenous waste, has high toxicity to marine animals. However, the interplay between ammonia-induced neuroendocrine toxicity and intestinal immune homeostasis has been largely overlooked. Here, a significant concordance of metabolome and transcriptome-based "cholinergic synapse" supports that plasma metabolites acetylcholine (ACh) plays an important role during NH4Cl exposure. After blocking the ACh signal transduction, the release of dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the cerebra...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 16, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruixue Tong Yaobing Li Xin Yu Ning Zhang Qilong Liao Luqing Pan Source Type: research

Mechanisms of neurocentral-eyestalk-intestinal immunotoxicity in whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei under ammonia nitrogen exposure
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 14:123956. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123956. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAmmonia-N, as the most toxic nitrogenous waste, has high toxicity to marine animals. However, the interplay between ammonia-induced neuroendocrine toxicity and intestinal immune homeostasis has been largely overlooked. Here, a significant concordance of metabolome and transcriptome-based "cholinergic synapse" supports that plasma metabolites acetylcholine (ACh) plays an important role during NH4Cl exposure. After blocking the ACh signal transduction, the release of dopamine (DA) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the cerebra...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 16, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruixue Tong Yaobing Li Xin Yu Ning Zhang Qilong Liao Luqing Pan Source Type: research

Microplastics in Asian Rivers: geographical distribution, most detected types, and inconsistency in methodologies
This study undertakes a systematic review of 228 scholarly articles to map microplastic hotspots in Asian freshwater systems and synthesize current research trends within the continent. Findings reveal a concentration of research in China and Japan, primarily investigating riverine and surface waters through net-based sampling methods. Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) emerge as the predominant microplastic types, frequently observed as fibers or fragments. However, the diversity of sampling methodologies and reporting metrics complicates data synthesis, underscoring the need for s...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hsin-Tien Lin Falk Schneider Muhamad Afiq Aziz Keng Yinn Wong Kantha D Arunachalam Sarva Mangala Praveena Sumathi Sethupathi Woon Chan Chong Ayu Lana Nafisyah Purushothaman Parthasarathy Shreeshivadasan Chelliapan Alexander Kunz Source Type: research

Long-term dietary exposure to 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) reduced feeding in common carp (Cyprinus carpio): via the JAK-STAT signaling pathway
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 13:123966. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123966. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPolybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are widely present in water ecosystems where they pose a significant threat to aquatic life, but our knowledge about how PBDEs affect feeding is limited. Therefore, this study explored the effects of continuous dietary exposure to 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) (40 and 4000 ng/g) on the feeding in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and the underlying mechanism. BDE-47 significantly decreased the food intake of carp. Transcriptome analysis of brain tissue showed that BDE-47 main...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xin Zhang Youlian Liu Huimin Sun Shuhuang Chen Peng Tang Qiang Hu Mengxuan He Ni Tang Zhiqiong Li Defang Chen Source Type: research

Cadmium exposure induced neuronal ferroptosis and cognitive deficits via the mtROS-ferritinophagy pathway
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 13:123958. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123958. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTExposure to environmental cadmium (Cd) is known to cause neuronal death and cognitive decline in humans. Ferroptosis, a novel iron-dependent type of regulated cell death, is involved in various neurological disorders. In the present study, Cd exposure triggered ferroptosis in the mouse hippocampus and in the HT22 murine hippocampal neuronal cell line, as indicated by significant increases in ferroptotic marker expression, intracellular iron levels, and lipid peroxidation. Interestingly, ferroptosis of hippocampal neurons in...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dongmei Wang Yiran Wu Xiang Zhou Chen Liang Yilu Ma Quan Yuan Ziyue Wu Xueqin Hao Xiaoying Zhu Xinyu Li Jian Shi Junliang Chen Hua Fan Source Type: research

Molecular mechanism of dissolvable metal nanoparticles-enhanced CO < sub > 2 < /sub > fixation by algae: Metal-chlorophyll synthesis
This study selected six representative metal NPs (Fe3O4, ZnO, CuO, NiO, MgO, and Ag) to investigate their impacts on CO2 fixation by algae (Chlorella vulgaris). We discovered an intriguing phenomenon that bivalent metal ions released from the metal NPs, especially from ZnO NPs, substituted Mg2+ within the porphyrin ring. This interaction led to 81.8% and 76.1% increases in Zinc-chlorophyll and Magnesium-chlorophyll contents within algal cells at 0.01 mM ZnO NPs, respectively. Integrating metabolomics and transcriptomics analyses revealed that ZnO NPs mainly promoted the photosynthesis-antenna protein pathway, porphyrin and...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruohua Qu Na Liu Qiong Wen Jingyi Guo Fei Ge Source Type: research

The european trees phyllosphere characteristics and its potential in air bioremediation
This article reviews the role of phyllospheric bacteria in air bioremediation processes especially linked with the moderate climate plants. Research results published so far indicate that phyllosphere bacteria are able to metabolize the air pollutants but their potential is strictly determined by plant-phyllospheric bacteria interaction. The European tree species most commonly used for this purpose are also presented. The collected information filled the gap in the practical use of tree species in air bioremediation in the moderate climate zone.PMID:38621454 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123977 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: B Ko ńczak M Wiesner-S ękala A Ziembi ńska-Buczyńska Source Type: research

Maternal exposure to tributyltin alters the breast milk, hormonal profile, and thyroid morphology of dams and induces sex-specific changes in neonate rat offspring
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 13:123963. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123963. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTributyltin (TBT) is the chemical substance commonly used worldwide to prevent biofouling of vessels. Due to its ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify, even after being banned, significant concentrations of TBT can be detected in sediment, affecting marine and human life. Although studies have shown that direct exposure to TBT alters physiological parameters in mammals, the relationship between exposure to TBT during pregnancy and lactation, considered critical windows for metabolic programming, has not been fully elucida...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 15, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Rosiane Aparecida Miranda Daniel Galinis Vieira Lima Luana Lopes de Souza Beatriz Souza da Silva Iala Milene Bertasso Lilian Guedes Meyer Camila L üdke Rossetti Reinaldo R öpke Junior Leandro Miranda-Alves Egberto Gaspar de Moura Patricia Cristina Lisbo Source Type: research

Temporal characteristics and health effects related to NO < sub > 2 < /sub > , O < sub > 3 < /sub > , and SO < sub > 2 < /sub > in an urban area of Iran
This study reports on temporal variations of NO2, O3, and SO2 pollutants and their related health effects in urban air of Khorramabad, Iran using AirQ 2.2.3 software. Based on data between 2015-2021, hourly NO2, O3, and SO2 concentrations increase starting at 6:00 AM local time until 9:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM local time, respectively, before gradually decreasing. The highest monthly NO2, O3, and SO2 concentrations are observed in October, August, and September, respectively. Annual median NO2, O3, and SO2 concentrations range between 17 ppb - 38.8 ppb, 17.5 ppb - 36.6 ppb, and ∼14 ppb - 30.8 ppb, respectively. Two to...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 14, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Faramarz Azimi Fariba Hafezi Mansour Ghaderpoori Bahram Kamarehie Mohammad Amin Karami Armin Sorooshian Abbas Norouzian Baghani Source Type: research

The immobilization of cadmium by rape straw derived biochar in alkaline conditions: Sorption isotherm, molecular binding mechanism, and in-situ remediation of Cd-contaminated soil
Environ Pollut. 2024 Apr 12:123969. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123969. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe issue of cadmium (Cd) contamination in alkaline soils is escalating, necessitating the prompt implementation of effective passivation strategies. Biochar has gained significant attention for its potential in immobilizing heavy metals; however, the suitability of biochar as a remediation material and its micro-scale interaction mechanisms with Cd under alkaline conditions remain unclear. Rape straw (RS) were pyrolyzed at 400°C (RB400) and 700°C (RB700) to produce biochar. Adsorption and soil incubation experiments were...
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 14, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yihao Wang Yubo Yan Chao He Ya Feng Aminu Darma Jianjun Yang Source Type: research

Dietary exposure of potentially toxic elements to freshwater mammals in the Ganga river basin, India
This study serves as a pivotal first step in assessing the risk of PTEs for two threatened riverine mammals in a densely populated river basin, highlighting the importance of their prioritization in regular monitoring to reinforce the ongoing conservation efforts.PMID:38615836 | DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2024.123928 (Source: Environmental Pollution)
Source: Environmental Pollution - April 14, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruchika Sah Megha Khanduri Pooja Chaudhary K Thomas Paul Samridhi Gururani Kirti Banwala Chitra Paul Mebin Aby Jose Sarita Bora Aishwarya Ramachandran Ruchi Badola Syed Ainul Hussain Source Type: research