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An experimental study on effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on sleep in healthy elderly males and females: Gender matters!

Heidi Danker-Hopfe, Hans Dorn, Cornelia Sauter, Gernot Schmid, Torsten Eggert,

BACKGROUND:Results from human experimental studies investigating possible effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on sleep are heterogeneous. So far, there is no study on possible sex-differences in RF-EMF effects. OBJECTIVES:The present study aimed at analyzing differences in RF-EMF effects on the macrostructure of sleep between healthy elderly males and females. ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2020, 183:109181]

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Interspecies comparison of the residue levels and profiles of persistent organic pollutants in terrestrial top predators.

Govindan Malarvannan, Giulia Poma, Adrian Covaci,

Serum samples from three species of living terrestrial top predators were analysed for six groups of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites (DDTs), chlordane compounds (CHLs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The study included three carnivore species: lion ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2020, 183:109187]

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Response to the comment of Foster et al. titled "Comments on Betzalel et al. "The human skin as a sub-THz receiver-Does 5G pose a danger to it or not?" [Environ. Res. 163 (2018): 208-216]".

Noa Betzalel, Yuri Feldman, Paul Ben Ishai,

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2020, 182:109016]

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Magnetic Ti3C2Tx (Mxene) for diclofenac degradation via the ultraviolet/chlorine advanced oxidation process.

Jiseon Jang, Asif Shahzad, Seung Han Woo, Dae Sung Lee,

In this study, a magnetic titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene was synthesized through a one-step chemical co-precipitation method using ammonium bifluoride as a mild etchant and was investigated for photocatalytic degradation of diclofenac (DCF) via the ultraviolet (UV)/chlorine process. The DCF degradation was enhanced by the generation of active radicals such ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2020, 182:108990]

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Ecological drivers of mercury concentrations in fish species in subsistence harvests from Kotzebue Sound, Alaska.

Andrew P Cyr, J Andrés López, Matthew J Wooller, Alex Whiting, Robert Gerlach, Todd O'Hara,

The State of Alaska assesses human exposure to mercury (Hg) via fish consumption producing consumption guidelines for fish tailored for children and women of childbearing age. Under these guidelines, unrestricted consumption is suggested for many fish species, while limited consumption is recommended for others. Subsequent questions have arisen regarding ecological ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 177:108622]

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Pharmaceutically active compounds in aqueous environment: A status, toxicity and insights of remediation.

Abhradeep Majumder, Bramha Gupta, Ashok Kumar Gupta,

Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) have pernicious effects on all kinds of life forms because of their toxicological effects and are found profoundly in various wastewater treatment plant influents, hospital effluents, and surface waters. The concentrations of different pharmaceuticals were found in alarmingly high concentrations in various parts of the globe, ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 176:108542]

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Analysis of the elements and metals in multiple generations of electronic cigarette atomizers.

Monique Williams, Krassimir N Bozhilov, Prue Talbot,

BACKGROUND:Since their release in 2004, electronic cigarettes (ECs) and their atomizers have undergone significant evolution. OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the elemental/metal composition of atomizers in cartomizer and tank style ECs produced over a 5-year period. METHODS:Popular cartomizer and tank models of ECs were dissected ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 175:156-166]

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Perfluoroalkyl acids serum concentrations and their relationship to biomarkers of renal failure: Serum and urine albumin, creatinine, and albumin creatinine ratios across the spectrum of glomerular function among US adults.

Ram B Jain, Alan Ducatman,

Associations between selected perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) and biomarkers of renal function were evaluated for US adult aged ≥ 20 years (N = 8220) in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2005-2014. Glomerular filtration (GF) stage-stratified regression models were classified by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) with GF-1 (eGFR > 90 mL/min/1.73 m2), GF-2 (eGFR 60-89 mL/min/1.73 m2), GF-3A ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 174:143-151]

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Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and disinfectants in agricultural water sources.

Suraj Panthi, Amy R Sapkota, Greg Raspanti, Sarah M Allard, Anthony Bui, Hillary A Craddock, Rianna Murray, Libin Zhu, Cheryl East, Eric Handy, Mary Theresa Callahan, Joseph Haymaker, Prachi Kulkarni, Brienna Anderson, Shani Craighead, Samantha Gartley, Adam Vanore, Walter Q Betancourt, Rico Duncan, Derek Foust, Manan Sharma, Shirley A Micallef, Charles Gerba, Salina Parveen, Fawzy Hashem, Eric May, Kalmia Kniel, Mihai Pop, Sadhana Ravishankar, Amir Sapkota,

Agricultural water withdrawals account for the largest proportion of global freshwater use. Increasing municipal water demands and droughts are straining agricultural water supplies. Therefore, alternative solutions to agricultural water crises are urgently needed, including the use of nontraditional water sources such as advanced treated wastewater or reclaimed water, brackish water, ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 174:1-8]

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The unique features of non-competitive vs. competitive sorption: Tests against single volatile aromatic hydrocarbons and their quaternary mixtures.

Pallabi Samaddar, Ki-Hyun Kim, Alex C K Yip, Ming Zhang, Jan E Szulejko, Azmatullah Khan,

The adsorption characteristics of four aromatic hydrocarbons (i.e., benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene) onto ground-activated carbon were investigated both independently and as a mixture of the four at <10 Pa partial pressures (e.g., 0-100 ppm concentration range). The maximum sorption capacities for benzene, toluene, styrene, and xylene were measured both as a ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 173:508-516]

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A comparison of the characteristics and atrazine adsorption capacity of co-pyrolysed and mixed biochars generated from corn straw and sawdust.

Yan Gao, Zhao Jiang, Jiaojiao Li, Weiling Xie, Qun Jiang, Mingchun Bi, Ying Zhang,

The biochar used in this study was prepared from corn straw and sawdust mixed in a ratio of 1:1 (m/m) at temperatures of 300 °C and 800 °C, which adopted the methods of co-pyrolysis (BC300A and BC800A) and mixing of single biochar (BC300B and BC800B). The obtained biochar was characterized by SEM, ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 172:561-568]

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Plasma selenium influences arsenic methylation capacity and developmental delays in preschool children in Taiwan.

Chien-Tien Su, Ru-Lan Hsieh, Chi-Jung Chung, Pai-Tsang Huang, Ying-Chin Lin, Pui-Lam Ao, Horng-Sheng Shiue, Wei-Jen Chen, Shiau-Rung Huang, Ming-I Lin, Shu-Chi Mu, Yu-Mei Hsueh,

Inefficient arsenic methylation capacity has been associated with developmental delay in preschool children. Selenium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect experimental animals from chemically induced neurotoxicity. The present study was designed to explore whether plasma selenium levels affects arsenic methylation capacity related to developmental delay in preschool children. A ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 171:52-59]

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Metal organic frameworks MIL-100(Fe) as an efficient adsorptive material for phosphate management.

Monika Nehra, Neeraj Dilbaghi, Nitin Kumar Singhal, Ashraf Aly Hassan, Ki-Hyun Kim, Sandeep Kumar,

The excessive discharge of phosphate in water bodies is one of the primary factors causing eutrophication. Therefore, its removal is of significant research interest. The present study deals with the development and performance of highly effective phosphate-adsorbent. Here, we have synthesized MIL-100(Fe) metal-organic frameworks as a facile strategy to effectively ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 169:229-236]

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Analyses of temporal and spatial patterns of glioblastoma multiforme and other brain cancer subtypes in relation to mobile phones using synthetic counterfactuals.

Frank de Vocht,

This study assesses whether temporal trends in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in different brain regions, and of different malignant and benign (including acoustic neuroma and meningioma) subtypes in the temporal lobe, could be associated with mobile phone use. Annual 1985-2005 incidence of brain cancer subtypes for England were linked to population-level ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2019, 168:329-335]

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Occurrence and ecological risk of pharmaceuticals in river surface water of Bangladesh.

Anwar Hossain, Shihori Nakamichi, Md Habibullah-Al-Mamun, Keiichiro Tani, Shigeki Masunaga, Hiroyuki Matsuda,

Pharmaceutical contamination in the aquatic environment is a global issue that affects aquatic animals, micro-organisms and human health. The occurrence and preliminary ecological risk of 12 (11 antibiotics and 1 antiepileptic drug) pharmaceuticals were investigated for the first time in the surface water of the old Brahmaputra River, where open-water-fed ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 165:258-266]

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Habitat risk: Use of intertidal flats by foraging red knots (Calidris canutus rufa), ruddy turnstones, (Arenaria interpres), semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla), and sanderling (Calidris alba) on Delaware Bay beaches.

Joanna Burger, Lawrence Niles, Christian Jeitner, Michael Gochfeld,

Shorebirds usually forage on intertidal flats that are exposed during low tide, and roost on higher areas when the tidal flats are covered with water. During spring migration on Delaware Bay (New Jersey) shorebirds mainly forage on horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) eggs that are concentrated at the high tide line. ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 165:237-246]

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Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with changing patterns of exposure to the emissions of a municipal waste incinerator.

Marco Vinceti, Carlotta Malagoli, Martha M Werler, Tommaso Filippini, Gianfranco De Girolamo, Grazia Ghermandi, Sara Fabbi, Gianni Astolfi, Sergio Teggi,

Municipal solid waste incinerators emissions contain pollutants that, despite their low concentration, might adversely affect reproductive health. In the present study, we examined rates of miscarriage and birth defects among women who resided or were employed in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerator plant from 2003 to 2013. ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 164:444-451]

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Effects of triphenyltin on glycinergic transmission on rat spinal neurons.

Kazuki Noma, Hironari Akaike, Yuki Kurauchi, Hiroshi Katsuki, Yasuo Oyama, Norio Akaike,

Glycine is a fast inhibitory transmitter like γ-aminobutyric acid in the mammalian spinal cord and brainstem, and it is involved in motor reflex, nociception, and neuronal development. Triphenyltin (TPT) is an organometallic compound causing environmental hazard to many wild creatures. Our previous findings show that TPT ultimately induces a drain ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 163:186-193]

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A step towards a holistic assessment of soil degradation in Europe: Coupling on-site erosion with sediment transfer and carbon fluxes.

P Borrelli, K Van Oost, K Meusburger, C Alewell, E Lugato, P Panagos,

Soil degradation due to erosion is connected to two serious environmental impacts: (i) on-site soil loss and (ii) off-site effects of sediment transfer through the landscape. The potential impact of soil erosion processes on biogeochemical cycles has received increasing attention in the last two decades. Properly designed modelling assumptions on ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 161:291-298]

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Improving human health outcomes with a low-cost intervention to reduce exposures from lead acid battery recycling: Dong Mai, Vietnam.

Bret Ericson, Thi To Duong, John Keith, Trong Cuu Nguyen, Deborah Havens, William Daniell, Catherine J Karr, Doan Ngoc Hai, Lo Van Tung, Tran Thi Nhi Ha, Brian Wilson, David Hanrahan, Gerry Croteau, Mark Patrick Taylor,

This study details the first comprehensive evaluation of the efficacy of a soil lead mitigation project in Dong Mai village, Vietnam. The village's population had been subject to severe lead poisoning for at least a decade as a result of informal Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling. Between July 2013 ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2018, 161:181-187]

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Association of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PBDEs) serum levels with thyroid function in thyroid cancer patients.

Sisi Liu, Guodong Zhao, Jun Li, Hongxia Zhao, Yafeng Wang, Jingwen Chen, Haidong Zhao,

Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) have been demonstrated to be associated with significant alterations in hormone levels in humans. However, yet few epidemiological human evidence has associated thyroid function with hydroxylated polybrominated diphenylethers (OH-PBDEs), which may be more potent in disrupting thyroid hormone homeostasis. In the present study, the body burdens of ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2017, 159:1-8]

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Nature based solution for improving mental health and well-being in urban areas.

Maja Vujcic, Jelena Tomicevic-Dubljevic, Mihailo Grbic, Dusica Lecic-Tosevski, Olivera Vukovic, Oliver Toskovic,

The general disproportion of urban development and the socio-economical crisis in Serbia, followed by a number of acute and chronic stressors, as well as years of accumulated trauma, prevented the parallel physical, mental and social adaptation of society as a whole. These trends certainly affected the quality of mental health ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2017, 158:385-392]

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Dynamics and ecological risk assessment of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Yinma River Watershed: Rivers, reservoirs, and urban waters.

Sijia Li, Jiquan Zhang, Enliang Guo, Feng Zhang, Qiyun Ma, Guangyi Mu,

The extensive use of a geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing in ecological risk assessment from a spatiotemporal perspective complements ecological environment management. Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), which is a complex mixture of organic matter that can be estimated via remote sensing, carries and produces carcinogenic disinfection by-products ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2017, 158:245-254]

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Assessment of mobility and bioavailability of mercury compounds in sewage sludge and composts.

Beata Janowska, Kazimierz Szymański, Robert Sidełko, Izabela Siebielska, Bartosz Walendzik,

Content of heavy metals, including mercury, determines the method of management and disposal of sewage sludge. Excessive concentration of mercury in composts used as organic fertilizer may lead to accumulation of this element in soil and plant material. Fractionation of mercury in sewage sludge and composts provides a better understanding ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2017, 156:394-403]

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A mechanistic study on Decontamination of Methyl Orange Dyes from Aqueous Phase by Mesoporous Pulp Waste and Polyaniline.

Donglin Li, Yonggang Yang, Chaozheng Li, Yufang Liu,

The dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT-D3) is used to investigate the mechanism of mesoporous pulp waste (MPW) and polyaniline (PANI) adsorptive removal methyl orange (MO) dye from their aqueous solutions. The results are absolutely reliable because of the sufficiently accurate method although such big systems are studied. It is demonstrated ... Read more >>

Environ. Res. (Environmental research)
[2017, 154:139-144]

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