Category Archives: Sci Total Environ

The biomethanation of cow manure in a continuous anaerobic digester can be boosted via a bioaugmentation culture containing Bathyarchaeota.

The biomethanation of cow manure in a continuous anaerobic digester can be boosted via a bioaugmentation culture containing Bathyarchaeota.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Jul 23;745:141042
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Decreased erythrocyte CD44 and CD58 expression link e-waste Pb toxicity to changes in erythrocyte immunity in preschool children.

Decreased erythrocyte CD44 and CD58 expression link e-waste Pb toxicity to changes in erythrocyte immunity in preschool children.
Sci Total Environ. 2019 Feb 05;664:690-697
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Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and deiodinase activity in young infants.

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Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and deiodinase activity in young infants.
Sci Total Environ. 2016 Oct 3;574:1117-1124
Authors: Soechitram SD, Berghuis SA, Visser TJ, Sauer PJ
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Sources of variation in innate immunity in great tit nestlings living along a metal pollution gradient: An individual-based approach.

Sources of variation in innate immunity in great tit nestlings living along a metal pollution gradient: An individual-based approach.

Sci Total Environ. 2014 Dec 6;508C:297-306

Authors: Vermeulen A, Müller W, Matson KD, Irene Tieleman B, Bervoets L, Eens M

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Excessive deposition of metals in the environment is a well-known example of pollution worldwide. Chronic exposure of organisms to metals can have a detrimental effect on reproduction, behavior, health and survival, due to the negative effects on components of the immune system. However, little is known about the effects of chronic sublethal metal exposure on immunity, especially for wildlife. In our study, we examined the constitutive innate immunity of great tit (Parus major) nestlings (N=234) living in four populations along a metal pollution gradient. For each nestling, we determined the individual metal concentrations (lead, cadmium, arsenic) present in the red blood cells and measured four different innate immune parameters (agglutination, lysis, haptoglobin concentrations and nitric oxide concentrations) to investigate the relationship between metal exposure and immunological condition. While we found significant differences in endogenous metal concentrations among populations with the highest concentrations closest to the pollution source, we did not observe corresponding patterns in our immune measures. However, when evaluating relationships between metal concentrations and immune parameters at the individual level, we found negative effects of lead and, to a lesser extent, arsenic and cadmium on lysis. In addition, high arsenic concentrations appear to elicit inflammation, as reflected by elevated haptoglobin concentrations. Thus despite the lack of a geographic association between pollution and immunity, this type of association was present at the individual level at a very early life stage. The high variation in metal concentrations and immune measures observed within populations indicates a high level of heterogeneity along an existing pollution gradient. Interestingly, we also found substantial within nest variation, for which the sources remain unclear, and which highlights the need of an individual-based approach.

PMID: 25489975 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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The impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on marine biota: Retrospective assessment of the first year and perspectives.

The impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on marine biota: Retrospective assessment of the first year and perspectives.
Sci Total Environ. 2014 Apr 27;487C:143-153
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Impact of wind turbine sound on annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress.

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Impact of wind turbine sound on annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress.

Sci Total Environ. 2012 May 15;425:42-51

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Assessment of complex environmental health problems: framing the structures and structuring the frameworks.

Assessment of complex environmental health problems: framing the structures and structuring the frameworks.
Sci Total Environ. 2010 Jun 15;408(14):2785-94
Authors: Knol AB, Briggs DJ, Lebret E
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