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1. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the freshwater aquatic environment

March 2017
Anekwe Jennifer Ebele | Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah | Stuart Harrad

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are a unique group of emerging environmental contaminants, due to their inherent ability to induce physiological effects in human at low doses. An...

2. Occurrence, sources and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the groundwater: A review

November 2015
Qian Sui | Xuqi Cao | Shuguang Lu | Wentao Zhao | Zhaofu Qiu | Gang Yu

The presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment may pose potential threat to the ecosystem and human health, hence PPCPs have aroused much concern over...

3. An insight of environmental contamination of arsenic on animal health

March 2017
Paramita Mandal

The main threats to human health from heavy metals are associated with exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. Exposure to arsenic is mainly via intake of food and drinking water, food being...

4. Early life exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs): A critical review

June 2017
Kerstin Winkens | Robin Vestergren | Urs Berger | Ian T. Cousins

Due to the dynamic developmental processes during pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence, exposure to PFASs is hypothesized to have the most pronounced negative effects during this period. In...

5. Sources and environmental fate of pyrogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Arctic

2019
Jennifer E. Balmer | Hayley Hung | Yong Yu | Robert J. Letcher | Derek C.G. Muir

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are large class of hydrophobic, semi-volatile organic contaminants that may enter the environment from both natural sources and anthropogenic activities. Pyrogenic...

6. Contaminants of emerging concern in landfill leachate in China: A review

2018
Chengdu Qi | Jun Huang | Bin Wang | Shubo Deng | Yujue Wang | Gang Yu

This review paper summarizes the occurrence, removal and ecological risk of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) reported in landfill leachate in China since 1996 (43 studies in 10 regions). Results...

7. Levels and trends of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in the Arctic environment – An update

2019
Derek Muir | Rossana Bossi | Pernilla Carlsson | Marlene Evans | Amila De Silva | Crispin Halsall | Cassandra Rauert | Dorte Herzke | Hayley Hung | Robert Letcher | Frank Rigét | Anna Roos

Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are important environmental contaminants globally and in the early 2000s they were shown to be ubiquitous contaminants in Arctic wildlife. Previous reviews...

8. Hazardous metals emissions from e-waste-processing sites in a village in northern Vietnam

2018
Natsuyo Uchida | Hidenori Matsukami | Masayuki Someya | Nguyen Minh Tue | Le Huu Tuyen | Pham Hung Viet | Shin Takahashi | Shinsuke Tanabe | Go Suzuki

Inappropriate e-waste-processing operation is a serious issue in developing countries since the early 2000's. Field research was conducted to clarify its influences and diffuse toxic substances in the...

9. Translocation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) into plant tissues: A review

15 December 2017
Raya Salim Al-Farsi | Mushtaque Ahmed | Ahmed Al-Busaidi | B.S. Choudri

Occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the environment and the potential consequences for human health is of serious concern. In the current review, we have tried...

10. A review of halogenated natural products in Arctic, Subarctic and Nordic ecosystems

2019
Terry F. Bidleman | Agneta Andersson | Liisa M. Jantunen | John R. Kucklick | Henrik Kylin | Robert J. Letcher | Mats Tysklind | Fiona Wong

Halogenated natural products (HNPs) are organic compounds containing bromine, chlorine, iodine, and rarely fluorine. HNPs comprise many classes of compounds, ranging in complexity from halocarbons to...

11. Temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the influent of two of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Australia

2019
Hue T. Nguyen | Sarit L. Kaserzon | Phong K. Thai | Soumini Vijayasarathy | Jennifer Bräunig | Nicholas D. Crosbie | Anders Bignert | Jochen F. Mueller

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are found ubiquitously in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) due to their multiple sources in industry and consumer products. In Australia, limited spatial...

12. Effects of plant density on the bioremediation of soils contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons

2019
Mohammad Hazaimeh | Asia Fadhile Almansoory | Sahilah Abd Mutalib | Belal Kanaan

This study aims to evaluate the effects of plant density on the degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds in soils contaminated with crude oil. In this work, Axonopus compressus was applied...

13. Levels and trends of current-use pesticides (CUPs) in the arctic: An updated review, 2010–2018

2019
Jennifer E. Balmer | Adam D. Morris | Hayley Hung | Liisa Jantunen | Katrin Vorkamp | Frank Rigét | Marlene Evans | Magali Houde | Derek C.G. Muir

Global regulations and many regional and national controls restrict the use of substances that exhibit the potential for environmental persistence and long-range transport. Nevertheless, many current-use...

14. Effective adsorptive removal of amoxicillin from aqueous solutions and wastewater samples using zinc oxide coated carbon nanofiber composite

2019
James Madimetja Chaba | Philiswa N. Nomngongo

This study reports the removal of amoxicillin from environmental water matrices using zinc oxide coated carbon nanofibers composite as an adsorbent. The structural and surface properties of zinc oxide...

15. Small-scale waste incinerators in rural China: Potential risks of dioxin and polychlorinated naphthalene emissions

2019
Lili Yang | Guorui Liu | Qingqing Zhu | Minghui Zheng

Rapid development has led to a tremendous increase in the volume of solid waste produced in rural China. The annual amount of solid waste produced from Chinese rural areas is approximately 110 million...

16. A review of chlorinated paraffin contamination in Arctic ecosystems

2019
Katrin Vorkamp | Jennifer Balmer | Hayley Hung | Robert J. Letcher | Frank F. Rigét

Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) present a complex mixture of congeners which are often analysed and assessed as short-, medium- and long-chain CPs, i.e. ΣSCCP (C10–C13), ΣMCCP (C14–C17) and ΣLCCP (≥C18)....

17. Comparisons of indoor active and passive air sampling methods for emerging and legacy halogenated flame retardants in Beijing, China offices

June 2016
Seth Newton | Ulla Sellström | Stuart Harrad | Gang Yu | Cynthia A. de Wit

One active and two passive air sampling configurations were deployed simultaneously in three offices in Beijing, China to test their comparability for sampling emerging and legacy halogenated flame...

18. Global evolution of organochlorine pesticides research in biological and environmental matrices from 1992 to 2018: A bibliometric approach

2019
Chijioke Olisah | Omobola O. Okoh | Anthony I. Okoh

The analysis of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in ecosystem components has been a major niche area among environmental scientists, probably due to their endocrine-disruptive properties. Here, we evaluated...

19. ‘New’ unintentionally produced PCBs in the Arctic

2019
Paul W. Bartlett | Elisabeth Isaksson | Mark H. Hermanson

Contamination of the Arctic by legacy polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) is well documented, but the more recent discovery of unintentionally produced (UP) PCBs in the Arctic is a cause for concern. Legacy...

20. Identifying further chemicals of emerging arctic concern based on ‘in silico’ screening of chemical inventories

2019
Derek Muir | Xianming Zhang | Cynthia A. de Wit | Katrin Vorkamp | Simon Wilson

In the past 12 years several studies have screened lists of thousands of chemicals available in the industrial chemical inventories of the European Union, the USA and Canada with the goal of identifying...

21. Plastic litter in the European Arctic: What do we know?

2019
Claudia Halsband | Dorte Herzke

Despite an exponential increase in available data on marine plastic debris globally, information on levels and trends of plastic pollution and especially microplastics in the Arctic remains scarce....

22. Free bisphenol A (BPA), BPA-Glucuronide (BPA-G), and total BPA concentrations in maternal serum and urine during pregnancy and umbilical cord blood at delivery

2019
Warren G. Foster | Cariton Kubwabo | Ivana Kosarac | Sandra Gregorovich | Garima Aryal | Kaela Coleman

While adult exposure to total bisphenol A (BPA) has been well documented, developmental exposure to BPA and fetal exposure to the bioactive form (free BPA) remains poorly defined. Therefore, pregnant...

23. Removal of herbicide 2,4-D using constructed wetlands at pilot scale

2019
Andrés Felipe Echeverri González | Henry Zúñiga-Benítez | Gustavo A. Peñuela

Herbicide 2,4-D is one of the most widely used in the world. In this way, its presence on different bodies of water has been reported. In this paper the efficiency of horizontal-subsurface flow constructed-wetlands...

24. A review of the role of emerging environmental contaminants in the development of breast cancer in women

December 2016
Shabana Siddique | Cariton Kubwabo | Shelley A. Harris

The incidence of breast cancer is on a rise worldwide; it is a disease having a complex etiology. Besides genetics, environmental and other lifestyle factors play a role in the development of the disease....

25. Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) contamination in the Arctic environment: A review

2019
Jennifer E. Balmer | Hayley Hung | Katrin Vorkamp | Robert J. Letcher | Derek C.G. Muir

Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) is a halogenated hydrocarbon that is primarily produced as an unintentional byproduct in the manufacture of chlorinated solvents. Similarities between HCBD and other persistent...

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