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ISSN: 2405-6650
CN: 10-1794/X
e-ISSN: 2405-6642
p-ISSN: 2405-6650

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

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...

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Monitoring dioxins and PCBs in eggs as sensitive indicators for environmental pollution and global contaminated sites and recommendations for reducing and controlling releases and exposure

This review compiles information on PCDD/F- and PCB-contaminated eggs from 20 years of global egg monitoring around emission sources in four continents conducted by the International Pollutants Elimination...

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Nanomaterial-based biosorbents: Adsorbent for efficient removal of selected organic pollutants from industrial wastewater

The contamination of the environment by organic pollutants is a major risk factor, particularly for developing countries. Selected organic pollutants (SOPs) like the phenolic compounds, polyaromatic...

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Biomarker for monitoring heavy metal pollution in aquatic environment: An overview toward molecular perspectives

Water pollution is a significant problem in almost all parts of the world. The complexity of anthropogenic activities along the watershed seems to lead the river to function as a giant disposal container....

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Emerging contaminants as global environmental hazards. A bibliometric analysis

This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of peer-reviewed scientific literature on emerging contaminants published from 2000 through 2019. A total of 4968 documents (among research articles and review...

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Occurrence of antibiotics in typical pig farming and its wastewater treatment in Thailand

This study investigated antibiotics in pig feed and drinking water and their excretion together with manure and wastewater at a typical pig farm in Thailand. Among the 21 antibiotics analyzed, tetracyclines,...

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An insight of environmental contamination of arsenic on animal health

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...

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Emerging contaminants in biosolids: Presence, fate and analytical techniques

Emerging contaminants (ECs) represent a small fraction of the large chemical pollution puzzle where a wide variety of potentially hazardous chemicals reach the environment, and new compounds are continuously...

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CD4 cell activation with the CD8 marker and metallothionein expression in the gills of cadmium-exposed mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis Baird and Girard 1853) juveniles

This experiment aimed to determine how Cd exposure impacts CD4 cell activation, macrophage cells, pinocytosis activity, metallothionine expression, and Cd levels in juvenile Gambusia affinis gills....

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A comparative study of acidic, basic, and reactive dyes adsorption from aqueous solution onto kaolin adsorbent: Effect of operating parameters, isotherms, kinetics, and thermodynamics

Various studies were reported for the evaluation of the adsorption performance of kaolin clay using single dye types. This paper aimed to evaluate the comparative adsorption capacity of prepared adsorbents...

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Disposal of waste-based fuels and raw materials in cement plants in Germany and Switzerland – What can be learned for global co-incineration practice and policy?

The limit value for emissions of total organic carbon (TOC) for incinerators in the European Union (EU) is 10 mg/m3. However, clinker burning is a material conversion process during which TOC emissions...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Fate, transport, and risk assessment of widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in terrestrial and aquatic systems: A review

Rapid development of pharmaceuticals outpaces the efforts to regulate and monitor their trace concentrations in the environment. This emerging issue can only be solved through field studies, solid fate...

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Occurrence of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater and receiving waters in South Africa using LC-Orbitrap™ MS

There is continued interest in the occurrence and monitoring of emerging contaminants (ECs) in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to assess their potential impact when released into the environment....

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Assessment of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs from selected wastewater treatment plants of Southwestern India

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, and diclofenac) were determined in three selected wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in southwestern India...

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The utility of X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for monitoring compliance with limits on concentrations of halogenated flame retardants in waste polymers: A critical review

This study reviews current knowledge about the presence of brominated and chlorinated organophosphate flame retardants (BFRs and Cl-OPFRs) in plastic consumer articles, with particular reference to...

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Minimizing the environmental impact of PFAS by using specialized coagulants for the treatment of PFAS polluted waters and for the decontamination of firefighting equipment

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) represent an increasingly global challenge for keeping water and soil “non-toxic”. 100 of millions of people are exposed to PFAS levels of concern, in particular,...

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Chemical components of ambient particulate air pollution affecting suicides in Thailand

This research studied correlation between suicide risks and chemical components of particulate matter in Thailand. It employed satellite data on atmospheric particulate matter. Analysis for correlation...

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The role of emerging organic contaminants in the development of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens human and ecological health worldwide. Unless major changes occur across the human, animal and environmental sectors, the problem will continue to expand. An...

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Occurrence, seasonal variation and human exposure to pharmaceuticals and personal care products in surface water, groundwater and drinking water in Lagos State, Nigeria

The occurrence of 28 pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) was investigated in 17 surface water samples (rivers, canals, and lagoons), 12 groundwater samples (wells and boreholes, which...

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Chlorinated paraffins in the technosphere: A review of available information and data gaps demonstrating the need to support the Stockholm Convention implementation

Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) have been produced for a wide range of applications, mostly in open uses, such as metalworking fluids, lubricants, coolants or additives in consumer goods. The production...

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Multidrug resistance problems targeting piglets and environmental health by Escherichia coli in intensive swine farms

Multidrug resistance (MDR) problems become critical concerns in animal production through food chains and the environment. Thus, the cross-sectional study of E. coli in swine feces, drinking water,...

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Application of Ethiopian bentonite for water treatment containing zinc

The raw bentonite has low specific surface area and cation exchange potential. Thus, it needs change of its surface properties to increase its adsorption potential. To achieve this aim, the study was...

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