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Abstract The growth of urbanization worldwide has contributed to the deterioration of the ecological status of water bodies. Efforts at improving the ecological status have been made either in isolated form or by means of integrated measures by stakeholders, but in many cases, these measures have not been evaluated to determine their benefit. In this study, we implemented a scenario analysis to restore the ecological water quality in the Cuenca River and its tributaries, which are located in the...
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Abstract There is increasing concern regarding human exposure to bisphenol analogues (BPs) due to their widespread use and potentially adverse effects. Nevertheless, information on the occurrence of BPs in pregnant women is limited. In this study, BPs were detected in 181 serum samples from pregnant Chinese women. Ten BPs, including bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol AF (BPAF), bisphenol B (BPB), bisphenol P (BPP), bisphenol Z (BPZ), bisphenol AP (BPAP), tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA...
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Abstract Vineyards are experiencing strong expansion and management intensification worldwide, especially in areas with a Mediterranean climate, which are often characterized by a high conservation value. This is posing concerns about the environmental impact of vineyards and it is fostering research on biodiversity patterns and ecosystem services in vineyards. With this systematic review, we aim at providing a global and comprehensive overview of the current research on biodiversity and biodive...
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Abstract Deep-sea Bathymodiolus mussels are ubiquitous in most cold seeps and hydrothermal fields, where they have adapted to various toxic environments including high metal exposure. However, there is scarce knowledge of metal accumulation and metal-related biomarkers in B. mussels. Here, we present data for metal concentrations (Ag, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, and Zn) and metal related biomarkers (superoxide dismutase-SOD, catalase-CAT, glutathione peroxidase-GPX, glutathione-GSH, metallothioneins...
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Abstract The application of pesticides reduces the loss of crops while simultaneously increasing crop productivity. However, the frequent use of pesticides can cause serious environmental problems due to their high accumulative and persistent nature. Recently, microalgae technology has received considerable success in the efficient treatment of pesticides pollution. In this review, the metabolic mechanisms responsible for the removal of pesticides are summarized based on previous studies. Differ...
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Abstract The gas/particle (G/P) partitioning (KP) behavior is an important factor for the environmental fate of PAHs in atmosphere. Based on large database of log KP, equilibrium-state and steady-state models were applied for the comprehensive study with the G/P partitioning of PAHs, including the Harner-Bidleman (H B) model, the Dachs-Eisenreich (D-E) model, and the Li-Ma-Yang (L-M-Y) model. For different sites, the trend of regression between log KP and log KOA was same, however, the slopes an...
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Abstract We addressed the efficiency of a nanoremediation strategy using zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI), in a case of co-mingled heavy metals (HM) pollution (Pb, Cd and Zn). We applied a combined set of physical-chemical, toxicological and molecular analyses to assess the effectiveness and ecosafety of nZVI (5% w/w) for environmental restoration. After 120 days, nZVI showed immobilization capacity for Pb (20%), it was scarcely effective for Zn (8%) and negligibly effective for Cd. The HMs...
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Abstract Arsenic transport in alluvial aquifers is usually constrained due to arsenic adsorption on iron oxides. In karstic aquifers, however, arsenic contamination may spread to further extensions mainly due to favorable hydrogeochemical conditions. In this study, we i) determined the spatial and temporal behavior of arsenic in water in an alluvial-karstic geological setting using field and literature data, ii) established whether a contaminated aquifer exists using field and literature piezome...
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Abstract Microbial biofilms growing in iron-rich seeps surrounding Lake Violao, Carajas, Brazil serve as a superb natural system to study the role of iron cycling in producing secondary iron cements. These seeps flow across iron duricrusts (referred to as canga in Brazil) into hydraulically restricted lakes in northern Brazil. Canga caps all of the iron ore deposits in Brazil, protecting them from being destroyed by erosion in this active weathering environment. Biofilm samples collected from th...
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Abstract Residential proximity to vegetation and plants is associated with many health benefits, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental stress. Although the mechanisms by which proximity to greenness affects health remain unclear, plants have been shown to remove particulate air pollution. However, the association between residential-area vegetation and exposure to volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) has not been investigated. We recruited a cohort of 213 non-smoking...
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