Occurrence of microplastics in edible tissues of livestock (cow and sheep)
This study aims to investigate the concentration and characteristics of MPs in edible tissues of cow and sheep, namely liver, meat, and tripe, obtained from butcher shops in five areas of Bushehr port, Iran. The mean concentration of MPs in different tissues of cow and sheep were 0.14 and 0.13 items/g, respectively. Among the examined tissues, cow meat exhibited the highest concentration of MPs, with a concentration of 0.19 items/g. Nylon and fiber were identified as the predominant polymer types and shapes of MPs found in cow and sheep tissues, respectively. Furthermore, no statistically significant difference was observe...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Farkhondeh Bahrani Azam Mohammadi Sina Dobaradaran Gabriel E De-la-Torre Hossein Arfaeinia Bahman Ramavandi Reza Saeedi Agnes Tekle-R öttering Source Type: research

What do we know about plastic pollution in Brazilian aquatic ecosystems?
This study aimed to perform an analysis of plastic particles pollution in Brazilian aquatic ecosystems with special attention to inland aquatic environments and fish in order to identify information gaps in this field. Manuscripts published in the last 21 years and indexed in the Web of Science database were consulted. A total of 185 met the proposed inclusion criteria, such as having empirical data, being conducted in Brazil, and dealing with plastic pollution. In general, the number of studies increases over the years, and this increasing number of publications is accompanied by declared financial support; the Southeast ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Leticia Carneiro Ferreira Juliana Souza Azevedo Source Type: research

Efficient treatment of veterinary pharmaceutical industrial wastewater by catalytic ozonation process: degradation of enrofloxacin via molecular ozone reactions
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2024 Feb 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-024-32605-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe study focused on the efficacious performance of bimetallic Fe-Zn loaded 3A zeolite in catalytic ozonation for the degradation of highly toxic veterinary antibiotic enrofloxacin in wastewater of the pharmaceutical industry. Batch experiments were conducted in a glass reactor containing a submerged pump holding catalyst pellets at suction. The submerged pump provided the agitation and recirculation across the solution for effective contact with the catalyst. The effect of ozone flow (0.8-1.55 mg/min) and catalyst dose ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amir Ikhlaq Zafar Masood Umair Yaqub Qazi Muhammad Raashid Osama Shaheen Rizvi Hafiz Abdul Aziz Muhammad Saad Fei Qi Rahat Javaid Source Type: research

A DEA game cross-efficiency based improved method for measuring urban carbon emission efficiency in China
This study introduced an innovative method for calculating urban CEE and conducted an empirical study of 283 Chinese cities, which has implications for formulation of emission reduction policies.PMID:38403827 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-024-32539-z (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Jinfa Li Jiahui Guo Xiaoyun Du Hongbing Jiang Source Type: research

What contributes more to BRI economic growth, renewable or non-renewable energy consumption: A third generation panel data analysis
This study integrates the inclusion of real oil prices as a variable within the production function alongside capital, labor, renewable energy consumption, and non-renewable energy consumption. A cohort including 49 Belt and Road Initiative participants was formed, encompassing data from 1990 to 2019. The data has undergone an initial examination to assess cross-sectional dependence, slope heterogeneity, and structural break(s), and are verified. Hence, third-generation panel data analysis has been utilized. The continuously updated fully modified estimator and continuously updated biased corrected estimator provide eviden...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kashif Ali Chi Yuanying Xufeng Zhang Mengwan Zhang Zhenyu Wang Waqas Haider Source Type: research

Three-dimensional porous La(OH) < sub > 3 < /sub > /g-C < sub > 3 < /sub > N < sub > 4 < /sub > adsorption-photocatalytic synergistic removal of tetracycline
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2024 Feb 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-024-32546-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTLa(OH)3/g-C3N4 composites were successfully synthesized via one-step calcination using urea, melamine, and La(NO3)3·nH2O as raw materials, and applied to UV-induced photocatalytic tetracycline (TC) removal. Comprehensive characterization by an X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared reflection (FT-IR), high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), and other techniques analyzed effects of La3+ doping, especially N vacancies and cyano groups as active sites. Compared to pure g-C3N4 and La(OH)3, syn...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bohai Wang Xian Liu Bei Liu Zhongwei Huang Lei Zhu Xun Wang Source Type: research

Factors impacting water quality and quantity in rapidly expanding urban areas based on the DPSIR model: experiences and challenges from Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia
This study will advance the important empirical understanding of how urban water supply and quality are impacted by environmental stresses on a global scale. It will also positively impact the development of sustainable water management policies and practices.PMID:38403829 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-024-32550-4 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Thandile T Gule Brook Lemma Binyam Tesfaw Hailu Source Type: research

Uptake and bioaccumulation of iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe < sub > 3 < /sub > O < sub > 4 < /sub > ) in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.): effect of particle-size
This study investigates the size effect of iron oxide (Fe3O4) NPs on plant uptake, translocation, and physiology. For this purpose, Fe3O4 NPs having about 10 and 100 nm in average sizes (namely NP10 and NP100) were hydroponically subjected to barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) in different doses (50, 100, and 200 mg/L) at germination (5 days) and seedling (3 weeks) stages. Results revealed that particle size does not significantly influence the seedlings' growth but improves germination. The iron content in root and leaf tissues gradually increased with increasing NP10 and NP100 concentrations, revealing their root-to-shoot trans...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 25, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Guzin Tombuloglu Anwar Aldahnem Huseyin Tombuloglu Yassine Slimani Sultan Akhtar Khalid Rehman Hakeem Munirah A Almessiere Abdulhadi Baykal Ismail Ercan Ayyar Manikandan Source Type: research

Concentration of metals and metalloids in livers of birds of various foraging guilds collected during the autumn migration period in Poland
In this study, hepatic concentrations of 21 elements (metals and metalloids) in 11 species of birds, representing various foraging habitats (such as aquatic, aquatic/terrestrial, and terrestrial) and migration modes (migratory and sedentary) representing various foraging guilds (omnivores, piscivores, and molluscivores), were analyzed. The samples (N = 84) were collected during the autumn migration period in Poland. The concentrations of elements determined in this study exhibited high inter-species variability, reflecting the diversity in contamination levels depending on food resources used by specific bird groups. Many ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ignacy Kitowski Rafa ł Łopucki Dariusz Wi ącek Grzegorz Pitucha Agnieszka Sujak Dariusz Jakubas Source Type: research

Synergistic effects of vermicompost and mycorrhizal inoculation on arsenic tolerance and phytostabilization in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2024 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s11356-024-32515-7. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTArsenic (As) is a hazardous metalloid, and mycorrhizal inoculation and vermicompost amendment can influence As bioremediation. However, the studies concerning the sole and joint effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and vermicompost on the phytoremediation efficacy are limited. In the present study at first, the impact of various levels of vermicompost (0, 2, 4, and 8% w/w) was investigated on As mobility in soil and safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) plants grown in soils of spiked with 0, 40, and 80 mg kg-1 As...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hasan Salari Rayhaneh Amooaghaie Hossein Mozafari Source Type: research

Application of thermally treated sludge residues on an e-waste contaminated soil: effects on PTE bioavailability, soil physicochemical and biological properties, and L. perenne growth
This study investigated the effects of a 5% addition of thermally treated sludge residues (fermentation and pyrolysis residues) in synergy with L. perenne on soil organic matter, mineral nutrients, PTE speciation, and PTE uptake and transport by L. perenne in an e-waste-contaminated soil through pot experiments. The results showed that the thermally treated sludge residues significantly increased soil electrical conductivity, cation exchange capacity, organic matter, available phosphorus, and exchangeable potassium contents. New PTE-containing crystalline phases were detected, and dissolved humic substances were found. Slu...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Weihua Gu Jianfeng Bai Jianmeng Chen Source Type: research

Microplastics abundance, distribution and composition in surface waters, sediments and fish species from Amir-Kalayeh Wetland, Northern Iran
This study will help increase our knowledge about MPs pollution in inland freshwater systems and suggests that management policies take essential steps to reduce this insidious problem in freshwater ecosystems.PMID:38400964 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-024-32627-0 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Narges Nejat Masoud Sattari Reza Mohsenpour Xiaotao Shi Majid Rasta Source Type: research

Identifying high-vulnerable garbage accumulation areas in Coimbatore City, India: an AHP-GIS approach for effective waste management
In conclusion, our comprehensive AHP-GIS approach facilitates effective waste management practices, sustainable resource utilization, and better environmental and public health outcomes in urban areas. The demonstrated methodology has the potential for application in similar developing urban areas in South Asia and the Global South, serving as a valuable tool to address the challenges posed by increasing MSW generation.PMID:38400965 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-024-32486-9 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Thulasi Radhakrishnan Arunachalam Manimekalan Debarchana Ghosh Ramaswamy Prasanna Source Type: research

Evidencing the importance of the functional unit in comparative life cycle assessment of organic berry crops
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2024 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s11356-024-32540-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTLCA methodology provides the best framework to evaluate environmental impacts in agriculture systems. However, the interpretation of LCA results, in particular when the objective was to compare different production systems, could be affected by the selection of the functional unit (FU). That is why an accurate definition of the FU, in agreement with the function considered for the systems analysed, is essential. In this work, the organic production at small scale of blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and cape gooseberry in...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Reina P érez Fernando Arg üelles Amanda Laca Adriana Laca Source Type: research

Evaluation of soil pesticide leaching to groundwater using undisturbed lysimeter: development of the pesticide groundwater leaching scoring system (PLS)
In this study, we developed an accurate and convenient exposure assessment method for the safety management of pesticides in groundwater by conducting a lysimeter experiment to evaluate the leaching of 11 pesticides into groundwater. During the experimental period, flutoalanil and oxadiazon had the highest cumulative leaching amounts, 603.7 and 83.5 ng, respectively. Comparative analysis of existing groundwater exposure prediction indices, including the GUS, LEACH, modified LEACH, Hornsby index, and GLI showed no correlations with the measured data (p > 0.05). To enhance the accuracy of the assessment method, we used ly...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - February 24, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gun-Hee Jung Hyo-Sub Lee Sung-Jin Lim Hoon Choi Source Type: research