Anti-oxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Salvia officinalis essential oil against vanadium-induced oxidative stress and histological changes in the rat liver.
ki A Abstract The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of Salvia officinalis essential oil (SOEO) against vanadium-induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats. Animals were divided into three groups: the first group served as the control (C), where rats received daily 0.5 mL of saline solution (0.9%) given by intraperitoneal (i.p.) way. Rats in the second group (V) received daily by i.p. way 5 mg/kg BW of NH4VO3 (V). Rats in the third group (SV) received daily V (5 mg/kg BW) by i.p. way and SOEO (15 mg/kg BW) by gavage. Animals were sacrificed after 4 or 10 days of treat...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Koubaa FG, Chaâbane M, Turki M, Ayadi FM, El Feki A Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Alternative methods for the pilot-scale production and characterization of chitosan nanoparticles.
Abstract This work describes the production/characterization of low molar mass chitosan nanoparticles derived from waste shrimp shells (SSC), as well as from a commercial chitosan (CC). The production of low molar mass nanochitosan employed thermal shock, alternating between 100 °C and ambient temperature, followed by grinding the dry material (SSC and CC) in a ball mill, producing around 500 g of nanochitosan per batch. A highlight of the methodology employed is that it enables nanochitosan to be obtained even from a low quality commercial raw material. All particles had diameters smaller than 223 nm, with an...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Alves HJ, Gasparrini LJ, Silva FEB, Caciano L, de Muniz GIB, Ballester ELC, Cremonez PA, Arantes MK Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Cointegrated land use and CO2 emissions-the silent Columbian cattle revolution.
The objective of this research is to discuss the relationship between the growth of livestock and the environmental impact it generates in Colombia. For this, data were extracted from the FAO STAT for the period of 1961 to 2017. The livestock inventory has had a significant growth during the last 50 years. This has generated environmental exposure and the release of carbon, sequestered by continuous deforestation performed in the practice of extensive livestock. Recurring to vector error correction models, we observed the existence of long-term relations between CO2 emissions from dairy cattle and emissions from slaug...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Patiño-Domínguez DR, de Oliveira NSMN, Mourao PR Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Inhibition of pyrite oxidation using PropS-SH/sepiolite composite coatings for the source control of acid mine drainage.
Abstract Pyrite, as one of the most abundant sulfide minerals, can be easily oxidized to generate acid mine drainage (AMD). In the present study, a new composite passivator named PropS-SH/sepiolite (PSPT) using γ-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (PropS-SH) as the main passivator and natural sepiolite particles as filler was fabricated and used to suppress the oxidation of pyrite. Electrochemical tests and chemical leaching experiments were carried out to evaluate the passivation performance of PSPT coatings with different amount of sepiolite particles on pyrite oxidation. The results showed that the addition o...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gong B, Li D, Niu Z, Liu Y, Dang Z Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Spatio-temporal trends and influencing factors of PM2.5 concentrations in urban agglomerations in China between 2000 and 2016.
Abstract An urban agglomeration (UA), similar to a megalopolis or a metropolitan area, is a region where cities and people are concentrated, and where air pollution has adversely impacted on sustainable and high quality development. Studies on the spatio-temporal trends and the factors which influence PM2.5 concentrations may be used as a reference to support air pollution control policy for major UAs throughout the world. Nineteen UAs in China covering the years 2000-2016 were chosen as the research object, the PM2.5 concentrations being used to reflect air pollution and being estimated from analysis of remote se...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huang C, Liu K, Zhou L Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Hexachlorobenzene, a pollutant in hypothyroidism and reproductive aberrations: a perceptive transgenerational study.
Abstract Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), a widespread environmental pollutant, contributes to endocrine disruption resulting in hypothyroidism. We investigated the effect of chronic exposure of HCB to explore the functional interconnection between hypothyroidism and infertility. All observations were made through the F1 and F2 generations. Thyroidectomy was also performed to evaluate the contribution of the thyroid gland in affecting ovarian dysfunction and reproductive aberrations. We confirmed that the preconception exposure of HCB leads to hypothyroidism which was reflected by an increase in the body weight, alteratio...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 27, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dhaibar HA, Patadia H, Mansuri T, Shah R, Khatri L, Makwana H, Master S, Robin P Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

CO2 dynamic of Lake Donghu highlights the need for long-term monitoring.
Abstract Inland freshwater lakes have been widely considered as significant sources of CO2 to the atmosphere. However, long-term measurements of CO2 dynamics in lakes are still lacking, but are necessary due to their large temporal variations. Herein, we present the long-term dynamics of water parameters in Lake Donghu from 2002 to 2016, and further calculate the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) based on the measurements of pH, water temperature, and alkalinity from 2008 to 2016. The results revealed that a significantly high pCO2 occurred during the winter in Lake Donghu (p
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yan X, Ma J, Li Z, Ji M, Xu J, Xu X, Wang G, Li Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Managing aquifer recharge with multi-source water to realize sustainable management of groundwater resources in Jinan, China.
In this study, the large-scale recharge experiments were conducted in a natural river with multiple water sources. The MAR with multi-source water was investigated by developing an improved matter-element model under a limited recharged quantity and period in Jinan, China. Results showed that the background levels (BL) of groundwater quality before recharge was relatively good. However, the use of different water sources would cause a significant increase in the content of some groundwater quality indexes, which might further induce deterioration of regional groundwater quality. And the water quality in porous and karst aq...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zhang Z, Wang W Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Mercury and selenium concentrations in the crab Callinectes arcuatus from three coastal lagoons of NW Mexico.
una-López JI, Frías-Espericueta M Abstract Mercury and selenium concentrations and Se:Hg molar ratio in edible muscle and hepatopancreas of the crab Callinectes arcuatus from coastal lagoons of northwest Mexico were determined using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The three coastal lagoons were Santa María La Reforma (SMLR), Urías (UR), and Huizache-Caimanero (HC); samplings were carried out from December 2016 to October 2017. The mercury ranges in the muscle of C. arcuatus in SMLR, UR, and HC lagoons were 0.31-0.52, 0.15-0.45, and 0.22-0.55 μg g-1, respectively. In hepatopancre...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Delgado-Alvarez CG, Ruelas-Inzunza J, Osuna-Martínez CC, Bergés-Tiznado ME, Escobar-Sánchez O, Ocampo-Rodríguez PO, Soto-Romero KL, Garzón-Raygoza NL, Aguilar-Júarez M, Osuna-López JI, Frías-Espericueta M Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Removal efficiency of emerging micropollutants in biofilter wastewater treatment plants in tropical areas.
;vi Y Abstract We studied the removal of 61 emerging micropollutants, including illicit drugs, in a biofilter wastewater treatment plant located in the French Indies (Martinique). Raw wastewater concentrations were the highest for paracetamol followed by caffeine, naproxen, ibuprofen, its metabolite 2-hydroxyibuprofen, atenolol, ketoprofen, furosemide, methylparaben, cocaine, benzoylecgonine, and 11-nor-delta-9-carboxytetrahydrocannabinol (THC-COOH). The calculated removals were better than those reported in the literature, while the cumulative removal efficacy (i.e., removal of the total mass load) was estimated ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Devault DA, Amalric L, Bristeau S, Cruz J, Tapie N, Karolak S, Budzinski H, Lévi Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Modeling in-stream attenuation of N-nitrosodimethylamine and formaldehyde during urban river transportation based on seasonal and diurnal variation.
Abstract Disinfection by-products (DBPs) discharged from sewage treatment plants (STPs) could harm downstream receiving waters and drinking water resources. In-stream attenuation of photo- and non-photodegradable DBPs during river transportation is currently not well understood. Here we sought to fill this knowledge gap by meta-data-analysis for modeling in-stream attenuation of DBPs. Data were collected along a treated-wastewater-dominated 1.6-km stretch of a river channel for 3 years and incorporated seasonal and diurnal patterns. Photo-irradiation and water temperature were the main factors responsible for in-s...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zhao B, Nakada N, Hanamoto S, Zhang L, Wong Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

A study on the environmental and economic aspects of aircraft emissions at the Antalya International Airport.
t Y Abstract In the last decade, aircraft-induced environmental issues have attracted much research interest. In addition to studies on performance related emissions, air pollution and emissions in the field of airports also draw attention. Within this framework, the Antalya International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Turkey, is assessed from the viewpoint of the environment and economics. The present paper reveals the environmental impact and environmental cost of emitted exhaust gases from aircraft operating at the Antalya International Airport in July, 2018, the busiest period in the year. Within this...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ekici S, Şöhret Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Recent advances in selective catalytic oxidation of nitric oxide (NO-SCO) in emissions with excess oxygen: a review on catalysts and mechanisms.
Abstract Nitric oxides (NOx, which mainly include more than 90% NO) are one of the major air pollutants leading to a series of environmental problems, such as acid rain, haze, photochemical smog, etc. The selective catalytic oxidation of NO to NO2 (NO-SCO) is regarded as a key process for the development of selective catalytic reduction of NOx by ammonia (via fast selective catalytic reduction reaction) and also the simultaneous removal of multipollutant (pre-oxidation and post-absorption). Until now, scholars have developed various types of NO-SCO catalysts, dividing the main groups into noble metals (Pt, Pd, Ru,...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Liu Y, Gao F, Yi H, Yang C, Zhang R, Zhou Y, Tang X Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Effects of lead exposure on salivary glands of rats: insights into the oxidative biochemistry and glandular morphology.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of lead (Pb) exposure on parotid and submandibular glands through morphological aspects as well as the systemic and salivary gland redox state. Male Wistar rats were exposed to 50 mg/kg/day of Pb-acetate or distilled water by intragastric gavage for 55 days (n = 40). Blood samples were used for lipid peroxidation (LPO), glutathione (GSH), and trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) assays. Samples of salivary glands were analyzed by LPO, nitrites (NO), and antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP) levels. Morphometric analyses (total ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lopes GO, Aragão WAB, Nascimento PC, Bittencourt LO, Oliveira ACA, Leão LKR, Alves-Júnior SM, Pinheiro JJV, Crespo-Lopez ME, Lima RR Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Protective effects of dietary betaine on intestinal barrier function and cecal microbial community in indigenous broiler chickens exposed to high temperature environment.
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of dietary betaine on intestinal barrier function and cecal microbial community in indigenous broilers (Huaixiang chickens) exposed to high temperature environment. A total of 144 5-week-old male broilers (average initial body weight of 401.62 ± 9.51 g) were randomly allocated to three treatments for 10 weeks feeding trial; each treatment contained six replicates with eight birds per replicate. The three treatments included normal temperature control group (NT, fed basal diet, 26 ± 1 °C), high temperature control group (HT, fed basal diet, 32 ±...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Liu WC, Guo Y, An LL, Zhao ZH Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

NLRP3 inflammasome is involved in the mechanism of mitigative effect of selenium on lead-induced inflammatory damage in chicken kidneys.
In conclusion, NLRP3 inflammasome took part in antagonistic role of Se against Pb-caused inflammation via changing oxidative stress indicators, cytokines, and inflammation-related genes in the chicken kidneys. PMID: 33105012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huang H, Chen J, Sun Q, Liu Y, Tang Y, Teng X Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Delayed association of acute particulate matter 2.5 air pollution exposure with loss of complexity in cardiac rhythm dynamics: insight from detrended fluctuation analysis.
Abstract There is a delayed (lag 1 to 2 days) correlation between acute PM 2.5 (particulate matter  35.4 μg/m3) or low (
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tsai TY, Lo LW, Liu SH, Cheng WH, Chou YH, Lin WL, Lin YJ, Chang SL, Hu YF, Chung FP, Liao JN, Chao TF, Lo MT, Yang HW, Chen SA Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Review on the treatment of organic wastewater by discharge plasma combined with oxidants and catalysts.
This article introduces the research progress of the combined systems of discharge plasma and catalysts/oxidants, and explains the different reaction mechanisms. In addition, physical and chemical changes in the plasma catalytic oxidation system, such as the effect of the discharge process on the catalyst, and the changes in the discharge state and solution conditions caused by the catalysts/oxidants, were also investigated. At the same time, the potential advantages of this system in the treatment of different organic wastewater were briefly reviewed, covering the degradation of phenolic pollutants, dyes, and pharmaceutic...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fan J, Wu H, Liu R, Meng L, Sun Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Occurrence of chemical pollutants in major e-waste sites in West Africa and usefulness of cytotoxicity and induction of ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) in determining the effects of some detected brominated flame retardants and e-waste soil-derived extracts.
Abstract We investigated the occurrence of chemical pollutants in major e-waste sites in West Africa and usefulness of cytotoxicity and induction of ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) in determining the effects of some detected brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and e-waste soil-derived extracts. Analysis of the e-waste site samples using AAS and GC-MS techniques revealed the presence of a range of toxic metals as well as persistent and toxic organic pollutants, respectively, in the vicinity of the e-waste sites. As expected, the occurrence (%) of all the detected chemical pollutants in experimental soils significantly (P
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Eze CT, Michelangeli F, Otitoloju AA, Eze OO, Ibraheem O, Ogbuene EB, Ogunwole GA Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Study of indiscriminate distribution of restrained antimicrobial resistome of different environmental niches.
In conclusion, the indiscriminate distribution pattern of antibiotic resistance genes in three selected environmental sites suggests enrichment and distribution of environmental niche-driven resistance. The study also suggests effluent discharge site from pharmaceutical industries and ETPs as pivotal points of intervention for the mitigation of antibiotic resistance. PMID: 33099734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bombaywala S, Dafale NA, Jha V, Bajaj A, Purohit HJ Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Long-term study of heavy metal pollution in the northern Hangzhou Bay of China: temporal and spatial distribution, contamination evaluation, and potential ecological risk.
Abstract Coastal ecosystem is vulnerable to heavy metal contamination. The northern Hangzhou Bay is under intensifying impact of anthropogenic activities. To reveal the heavy metal pollution status in the coastal environment of the Hangzhou Bay, a long-term investigation into the heavy metal contamination during 2011 to 2016 was initiated. Seawater and sediment samples of 25 locations depending on the sewage outlet locations in the northern Hangzhou Bay were collected to analyze the concentrations and temporal and spatial distribution of Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Hg, and As. Pollution condition, ecological risk, and potenti...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xu H, Yang H, Ge Q, Jiang Z, Wu Y, Yu Y, Han D, Cheng J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Elimination of pharmaceutical pollutants by solar photoelectro-Fenton process in a pilot plant.
In this study, the simultaneous degradation of antibiotics (ampicillin, sulfamethazine, and tetracycline; and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (diclofenac and salicylic acid)) including the total organic carbon abatement by solar photoelectro-Fenton process was assessed. Eight liters of solution containing the mixture of the five pharmaceuticals in 1 mmol L-1 Fe2+, 0.05 mol L-1 Na2SO4 at pH 3 and 35 °C were electrolyzed applying different current densities (j = 10, 25, and 50 mA cm-2) in a solar-electrochemical pilot plant. The pilot plant was equipped with an elec...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bugueño-Carrasco S, Monteil H, Toledo-Neira C, Sandoval MÁ, Thiam A, Salazar R Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Susceptibility mapping of groundwater salinity using machine learning models.
Abstract Increasing groundwater salinity has recently raised severe environmental and health concerns around the world. Advancement of the novel methods for spatial salinity modeling and prediction would be essential for effective management of the resources and planning mitigation policies. The current research presents the application of machine learning (ML) models in groundwater salinity mapping based on the dichotomous predictions. The groundwater salinity is predicted using the essential factors (i.e., identified by the simulated annealing feature selection methodology) through k-fold cross-validation method...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mosavi A, Sajedi Hosseini F, Choubin B, Taromideh F, Ghodsi M, Nazari B, Dineva AA Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Attenuation of sodium arsenite-induced cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity with the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic effects of hesperidin.
ccedil;ükler S Abstract In the scope of the study, the protective effect of hesperidin (HES), a flavanone glycoside, was investigated against sodium arsenite (NaAsO2, SA) induced heart and brain toxicity. For this purpose, 35 Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into 5 different groups, 7 in each group. Physiological saline was given to the first group. Dose of 200 mg/kg of HES to the second group, 10 mg/kg dose of SA to the 3rd group, 100 mg/kg HES and 10 mg/kg SA to the 4th group, 200 mg/kg HES, and 10 mg/kg SA to the 5th group were given orally for 15 days. At the end of the study, biochemical, histopatho...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kuzu M, Kandemir FM, Yıldırım S, Çağlayan C, Küçükler S Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

An eco-friendly and simple sol-gel autocombustion method for synthesis of copper hexaferrite nanostructures: characterization and photocatalytic activity for elimination of water contaminations.
Abstract In this work, copper hexaferrite (CuFe12O19) nanostructures are successfully synthesized by the sol-gel autocombustion route. Two natural reagents containing pomegranate and beetroot juices are used as green and eco-friendly fuels for synthesis of the nanostructures. The nanostructures are characterized by different techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DR...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sanatkar F, Khoobi A, Salavati-Niasari M Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Measuring the association of environmental, corporate, financial, and social CSR: evidence from fuzzy TOPSIS nexus in emerging economies.
Abstract The purpose of this research is to measure the combing impact of corporate social responsibility on company performance and to conduct a comparative analysis among local and foreign companies in this context. This research aims to conduct an empirical analysis about how corporate social responsibility contributes to company performance. The study utilizes AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS theory to conduct research. The results revealed that environmental corporate social responsibility has a vital role in the development of organizational reputation and employee commitment. It can be observed from the results that th...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kamran HW, Pantamee AA, Patwary AK, Ghauri TA, Long PD, Nga DQ Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Degradation of benzimidazoles by photoperoxidation: metabolites detection and ecotoxicity assessment using Raphidocelis subcapitata microalgae and Vibrio fischeri.
In this study, solutions fortified with albendazole (ABZ), fenbendazole (FBZ), and thiabendazole (TBZ) were subjected to photoperoxidation (UV/H2O2). The hydroxyl radicals generated by the process removed up to 99% of ABZ, and FBZ, in the highest dosage of H2O2 (i.e., 1.125 mmol L-1; 4.8 kJ L-1). In contrast, 20% of initial TBZ concentration remained in the residual solution. In the first 5 min of reaction (i.e., up to 0.750 mmol L-1 of H2O2), formation of the primary metabolites of ABZ-ricobendazole (RBZ), albendazole sulfone (ABZ-SO2), and oxfendazole (OFZ)-was observed. However, these reaction products were converted af...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Venancio WAL, Rodrigues-Silva C, Spina M, Diniz V, Guimarães JR Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Synthesis and characterization of highly dispersed bimetallic Au-Rh nanoparticles supported on titanate nanotubes for CO oxidation reaction at low temperature.
Abstract Low-temperature CO oxidation was carried out by using rhodium incorporated into titanate nanotubes (Rh/NTs) prepared by the sol-gel and hydrothermal methods; otherwise, gold nanoparticles were deposited homogeneously onto the Rh/NT surface through the deposition-precipitation with urea (DPU) method. The Au-Rh/NT sample exhibited high metal dispersion (55%), outstanding CO oxidation at low temperature, and better resistance to deactivation than the monometallic Rh/NT and Au/NT samples. The characterization of bimetallic samples, with particle sizes from 1 to 3 nm, revealed the remarkable presence of intera...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Camposeco R, Hinojosa-Reyes M, Castillo S, Nava N, Zanella R Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Regional policy synergy and haze governance-empirical evidence from 281 prefecture-level cities in China.
This article counts the frequency of environmental policy vocabulary in the government work reports of 30 provinces in China (mainly include the words ecology, pollution, energy, atmosphere, low carbon, etc.) and multiplies it with the proportion of the added value of the secondary industry in the GDP of the 281 prefecture-level cities under the jurisdiction of each province to obtain quantitative policy information and then use gray relational analysis to measure the degree of policy synergy of 281 prefecture-level cities in China. Finally, based on the data of PM2.5 and the degree of policy synergy of 281 prefecture-leve...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Li J, Ye S Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

New catalyst comprising Silicotungstic acid and MCM-22 for degradation of some organic dyes.
Abstract A heterogeneous catalyst comprising Keggin type polyoxometalate, silicotungstic acid (SiW12), and MCM-22 was synthesized using wet impregnation method and characterized by acidity measurement, BET, FT-IR, XRD, and SEM. Their catalytic activity was evaluated for the degradation of cationic organic dyes like methylene blue (MB), crystal violet (CV), and an azo dye Chryosidine Y (CY) in an aqueous solution. The experimental parameters such as catalyst amount, initial dye concentration, and contact time were studied for the degradation of dyes, and it was found that the cationic dyes like methylene blue and c...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Pithadia D, Hegde V, Brahmkhatri VP, Patel A Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

An improved method used for evaluating potential environmental pollution risk based on spatial distribution and density of farms.
Abstract The livestock manure nitrogen load on farmland (LMNLF) is often used to assess the potential environmental pollution risk of livestock manure nitrogen nutrient (LMN) in a target region. First, the LMNLF of Wuhan city is calculated, and the potential environmental pollution risk of LMN is mainly concentrated in Jiangxia District, Xinzhou District, and Huangpi District, but does not exceed the European Union (EU) standards. Heat map results also certificate this conclusion. Therefore, these three districts are the research emphases. Second, considering spatial distribution of farms, an improved LMNLF method...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wen J, Zhen B, Pu Z, Peng X, Tan J, Shao Z, Bao B, Ran Z, Gao Q, Deng B Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Survey-based inventory for atmospheric emissions from residential combustion in Vietnam.
Abstract Local questionnaire surveys were conducted to collect representative activity data for calculation of annual emissions from residential combustion in Red River Delta (RRD), Vietnam, for 2010-2015. Multistage statistical sampling was implemented in the surveys for Hanoi Metropolitan Region (HMR) and deep rural area of Ninh Binh province (Con Thoi, Ninh Binh (CTNB)). Emission factors were scrutinized to select relevant ranges and central values for typical cookstoves in RRD. Large differences in the activity data (cooking activities, fuel-stove types, and fuel consumption) were found between three HMR strat...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huy LN, Oanh NTK, Phuc NH, Nhung CP Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Iodine enrichment and the underlying mechanism in deep groundwater in the Cangzhou Region, North China.
Abstract The lack of information on the origin and behavior of iodine in deep groundwater restricts the development and use of groundwater resources. To address this issue, the Cangzhou region in the eastern North China Plain (NCP) was selected for a case study. In total, 296 deep groundwater samples were collected, their iodine concentrations were determined, and the distribution characteristics of iodine concentrations were analyzed. Iodine concentrations ranged from
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zhang Y, Chen L, Cao S, Tian X, Hu S, Mi X, Wu Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Heat stress alters serum lipid metabolism of Chinese indigenous broiler chickens-a lipidomics study.
Abstract Heat stress (HS) by high-temperature environment reduced the production performance of poultry and caused losses to the breeding industry. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of HS on serum lipidomics in Chinese indigenous slow-growing broiler chickens (Huaixiang chickens). A total of 40 8-week-old female Huaixiang chickens were randomly allocated to two groups, including normal temperature (NT, fed basal diet) and HS (fed basal diet), and each group consisted of five replicates with four birds per replicate. NT and HS groups were exposed to 21.3 ± 1.2 °C and 32.5 ±...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Guo Y, Balasubramanian B, Zhao ZH, Liu WC Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of doravirine in treatment-naive HIV-1-infected adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract This research aims to study the safety and efficacy of doravirine in the treatment of HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) patients. We conducted an electronic search in eight databases for the inclusion of eligible studies. We have only included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that study the safety and efficacy of doravirine in the treatment of HIV-1 adult patients. Six papers were included in this meta-analysis. For network (direct and indirect) estimates, the doravirine 100 mg treatment strategy found to have the highest efficacy (P score = 0.786) followed by doravirine 25 m...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Afify MA, Ahmed IGG, Alkahtani TA, Altulayhi RI, Alrowili ASM, Ghozy S, Bin-Jumah M, Abdel-Daim MM Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and n-alkane pollution characteristics and structural and functional perturbations to the microbial community: a case-study of historically petroleum-contaminated soil.
Abstract Characterization of the typical petroleum pollutants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and n-alkanes, and indigenous microbial community structure and function in historically contaminated soil at petrol stations is critical. Five soil samples were collected from a petrol station in Beijing, China. The concentrations of 16 PAHs and 31 n-alkanes were measured by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The total concentrations of PAHs and n-alkanes ranged from 973 ± 55 to 2667 ± 183 μg/kg and 6.40 ± 0.38 to 8.65 ± 0.59 mg/kg (dry weight), respectively, which increased wit...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Li J, Xu Y, Song Q, Yang J, Xie L, Yu S, Zheng L Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Managerial policy and economic analysis of wind-generated renewable hydrogen for light-duty vehicles: Green solution of energy crises.
This study develops a fusibility analysis to highlight the potential of hydrogen energy source in Pakistan. For this purpose, this study used a hybrid mathematical model that combines the range of wind speed with the log law to push wind power's potential to generate wind hydrogen in Pakistan. The study results indicate that Pakistan has an excellent source to generate hydrogen energy through wind power stations. According to the outcomes, Nooriabad can produce 303.66 million RE/kWh per year through wind energy sources. According to the results, the rest of the seven wind generation sites also can generate enough hydrogen ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Liu J, Abbas Q, Alharthi M, Mohsin M, Rasul F, Iqbal N Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Stable isotopic characteristics of precipitation related to the environmental controlling factors in Ningbo, East China.
Abstract Hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes (δ2H and δ18O) in precipitation were analysed from June 2018 to May 2020 in Ningbo and were influenced by the subtropical monsoon climate in East China. The δ2H and δ18O values of precipitation in Ningbo varied from -90.0 to 6.0‰ and from -13.5 to -1.6‰, respectively. The local meteoric water line (LMWL) in Ningbo was obtained as δ2H = 9.27 δ18O + 35.95 and had a larger slope and intercept compared to the global meteoric water line (GMWL) because its water vapour sources were oceans. The more ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Shi Y, Jin Z, Wu A, Li G, Li F Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Wild black rats (Rattus rattus Linnaeus, 1758) as zoomonitor of genotoxicity and systemic toxicity induced by hazardous emissions from Abule Egba unsanitary landfill, Lagos, Nigeria.
Abstract Wild black rats (Rattus rattus) inhabiting Abule Egba landfill (AEL) were used as zoomonitor to assess health risk associated with exposure to hazardous chemicals from landfills. Twenty five R. rattus (16♂ and 9♀) captured within AEL and 15 (9♂ and 6♀) (control) caught from Iyano Ipaja (10 km away from AEL) were examined for bone marrow micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MNPCE) and polychromatic erythrocytes/normochromatic erythrocytes (PCE/NCE) ratio, abnormal sperm morphology, alterations in hematological indices and erythrocyte morphology, and histopathology of the viscera using standar...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Alimba CG, Adewumi OO, Binuyo OM, Odeigah PGC Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

False-positive enterococci counts in seawater with the IDEXX Enterolert-E most probable number technique caused by Bacillus licheniformis.
Abstract Enterolert-E is an easy-to-use method for the enumeration of enterococci in water samples as an indicator of fecal pollution. This most probable number technique replaced the laborious and more time-consuming MEA-BEA plating method, and it is used extensively in ballast water testing and monitoring. In spring 2018, the Control Union Water ballast water test facility measured high enterococci concentrations in Wadden Sea water without any correlation with polluted freshwater input. By isolating bacteria from samples incubated in Enterolert-E culture medium, followed by analyses of colony morphology and DNA...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Peperzak L, van Bleijswijk J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

The relationship between corporate social responsibility disclosures and financial performance: a mediating role of employee productivity.
This study is trying to explore the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosures and financial performances (FP) through mediating role of the employee productivity (EP). This study classifies the CSR performances into four contexts, for instance, environment social governance (ESG), environmental improvement activity scores of CSR, social welfare activity score, and governance structure improvement score. The banking performance is classified into three different aspects such as returns on assets (ROA), returns on equity (ROE), and nominal interest margin profit (NIMP). The study covers the data ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tunio RA, Jamali RH, Mirani AA, Das G, Laghari MA, Xiao J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

The bioaerosols emitted from toilet and wastewater treatment plant: a literature review.
Abstract The aerosols harboring microorganisms and viruses released from the wastewater system into the air have greatly threatened the health and safety of human beings. The wastewater systems, including toilet and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), are the major locations of epidemic infections due to the extensive sources of aerosols, as well as multifarious germs and microorganisms. Viruses and microorganisms may transport from both toilet and hospital into municipal pipes and subsequently into WWTP, which accounts for the main source of bioaerosols dispersed in the air of the wastewater system. This review ai...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lou M, Liu S, Gu C, Hu H, Tang Z, Zhang Y, Xu C, Li F Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Antibiotic and antiparasitic residues in surface water of urban rivers in the Red River Delta (Hanoi, Vietnam): concentrations, profiles, source estimation, and risk assessment.
In this study, the occurrence of seven antibiotics and one antiparasitic agent was determined in surface water samples collected from four rivers running through Hanoi urban area in the Red River Delta, northern Vietnam. The pharmaceuticals in water samples were analyzed by solid-phase extraction combined with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method. The concentrations of pharmaceuticals in our samples ranged from 3050 to 16,700 (median 7800) ng/L, which were generally higher than levels found in river water from many other locations in the world. Amoxicillin, oxfendazole, and lincomycin were the most dominan...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Da Le N, Hoang AQ, Hoang TTH, Nguyen TAH, Duong TT, Pham TMH, Nguyen TD, Hoang VC, Phung TXB, Le HT, Tran CS, Dang TH, Vu NT, Nguyen TN, Le TPQ Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Association between postnatal second-hand smoke exposure and ADHD in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental risk factors such as second-hand smoke (SHS). The association between postnatal exposure to SHS and ADHD risk in children was still inconclusive. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the definite association. We searched for relevant studies from PubMed, Embase, Ovid, and Web of Science databases up to January 2020. We used random effect models to calculate pooled odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). Subgroup analyses and sens...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Huang A, Wu K, Cai Z, Lin Y, Zhang X, Huang Y Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Triclosan exposure and in vitro fertilization treatment outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Abstract Triclosan (TCS) is a widespread environmental endocrine-disrupting chemical. Animal and in vitro studies suggested that triclosan may affect homesostasis of sex and thyroid hormones and impact on reproduction. Due to limited data derived from human epidemiological studies, this study was performed to examine the association between urinary concentration of triclosan and in vitro reproductive outcomes (methaphase II (MII) oocyte yield, top quality embryo, fertilization rate, implantation rate, and clinical pregnancy) among women from infertility clinic. The study participants were enrolled in an Infertilit...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Radwan P, Wielgomas B, Radwan M, Krasiński R, Klimowska A, Zajdel R, Kaleta D, Jurewicz J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Regeneration of [Bmim]BF4 ionic liquid by ozonation: hydrogen bond roles, synergistic effect, and DFT calculation.
Abstract Ionic liquids (ILs) are a kind of promising extractants for removing undesirable organics from industrial wastewater and crude oil, etc. Herein, IL regeneration by ozonation was proposed for its recycling. 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([Bmim]BF4) and phenol were used as the representative IL and organic matter, respectively. The regeneration performance, stability of [Bmim]BF4, and roles of hydrogen bonds between O3 and [Bmim]BF4 in the phenol removal were studied. The experimental results showed that 90.2% of phenol was degraded in [Bmim]BF4 after ozonation treatment for 30 min with the ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ren J, Li J, Lv L, Wang J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Transformation of silver nanoparticles released from skin cream and mouth spray in artificial sweat and saliva solutions: particle size, dissolution, and surface area.
This study investigated the transformation of Ag NPs present in two consumer products (skin cream, mouth spray) in terms of release of Ag NPs and ionic silver and changes in particle size in artificial sweat and saliva solutions. Large differences in silver release were observed with the smaller sized Ag NPs in mouth spray releasing more silver compared with the Ag NPs of the skin cream. Substantial particle agglomeration took place in both artificial sweat and saliva, forming large-sized agglomerates (> 100 nm). The amount of dissolved silver in solution after 24 h was less than 10% of the total amount...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hedberg J, Eriksson M, Kesraoui A, Norén A, Odnevall Wallinder I Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Effects of additives on nitrogen transformation and greenhouse gases emission of co-composting for deer manure and corn straw.
This study is of great significance to reduce nitrogen loss and improve composting effect. PMID: 33097993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wang H, Lu Y, Xu J, Liu X, Sheng L Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Experimental investigation on water absorption capacity of RHA-added cement concrete.
Abstract In the recent past, partial replacement of cement by rice husk ash (RHA) in concrete is a prime focus of global researchers for sustainable development in energy and environmental aspects. The present investigation aims at testing the water absorption capacity of the different types and sizes of the RHA-incorporated cement concrete. A design of experiments (DOE) was conducted using the Taguchi method to develop an L27 matrix to assess the individual effects of each variable. From the experimental study, decreasing the RHA size and increasing the RHA loading, higher bulk density, and surface area led to de...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Balraj A, Jayaraman D, Krishnan J, Alex J Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Nb2O5 nanoparticles decorated with magnetic ferrites for wastewater photocatalytic remediation.
This study investigated the photocatalytic efficiency and viability of niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) nanoparticles decorated with magnetic ferrite (cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4) or magnesium ferrite (MgFe2O4)) for atrazine photodegradation. Thus, the decorated Nb2O5 was synthesized by the polymeric precursor method, forming nanoparticles with sizes ranging from 25 to 50 nm. Nanocomposite elementary analyses showed a homogeneous distribution of elements on all particles surface. Efficient magnetic saturation was observed for pure CoFe2O4 (53 emu g-1) and MgFe2O4 (19 emu g-1) nanoparticles, promoting the magn...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Paris EC, Malafatti JOD, Sciena CR, Junior LFN, Zenatti A, Escote MT, Moreira AJ, Freschi GPG Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research