Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.
Pollutants, present in water or bodies of water, which exhibit radioactivity.
A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS.
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
Nitrogen oxide (NO2). A highly poisonous gas. Exposure produces inflammation of lungs that may only cause slight pain or pass unnoticed, but resulting edema several days later may cause death. (From Merck, 11th ed) It is a major atmospheric pollutant that is able to absorb UV light that does not reach the earth's surface.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
The unstable triatomic form of oxygen, O3. It is a powerful oxidant that is produced for various chemical and industrial uses. Its production is also catalyzed in the ATMOSPHERE by ULTRAVIOLET RAY irradiation of oxygen or other ozone precursors such as VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS and NITROGEN OXIDES. About 90% of the ozone in the atmosphere exists in the stratosphere (STRATOSPHERIC OZONE).
The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
A highly toxic, colorless, nonflammable gas. It is used as a pharmaceutical aid and antioxidant. It is also an environmental air pollutant.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Fluids composed mainly of water found within the body.
Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Any of several processes in which undesirable impurities in water are removed or neutralized; for example, chlorination, filtration, primary treatment, ion exchange, and distillation. It includes treatment of WASTE WATER to provide potable and hygienic water in a controlled or closed environment as well as provision of public drinking water supplies.
Particles of any solid substance, generally under 30 microns in size, often noted as PM30. There is special concern with PM1 which can get down to PULMONARY ALVEOLI and induce MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION and PHAGOCYTOSIS leading to FOREIGN BODY REACTION and LUNG DISEASES.
Substances which pollute the soil. Use for soil pollutants in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Gases, fumes, vapors, and odors escaping from the cylinders of a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Hydrocarbon compounds with one or more of the hydrogens replaced by CHLORINE.
A broad class of substances containing carbon and its derivatives. Many of these chemicals will frequently contain hydrogen with or without oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and other elements. They exist in either carbon chain or carbon ring form.
Industrial products consisting of a mixture of chlorinated biphenyl congeners and isomers. These compounds are highly lipophilic and tend to accumulate in fat stores of animals. Many of these compounds are considered toxic and potential environmental pollutants.
Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.
The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.
A major group of unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbons containing two or more rings. The vast number of compounds of this important group, derived chiefly from petroleum and coal tar, are rather highly reactive and chemically versatile. The name is due to the strong and not unpleasant odor characteristic of most substances of this nature. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed, p96)
The contamination of indoor air.
Elimination of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS; PESTICIDES and other waste using living organisms, usually involving intervention of environmental or sanitation engineers.
Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data about the frequency, distribution, and consequences of disease or health conditions, for use in the planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin alters cardiovascular and craniofacial development and function in sac fry of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). (1/2380)

Hallmark signs of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) toxicity in rainbow trout sac fry, are yolk sac edema, hemorrhage, craniofacial malformation, and growth retardation culminating in mortality. Our objective was to determine the role of cardiovascular dysfunction in the development of this toxicity. An embryotoxic TCDD dose (385 pg/g egg) caused a progressive reduction in blood flow in rainbow trout sac fry manifested first and most dramatically in the 1st and 2nd branchial arches and vessels perfusing the lower jaw. Blood flow was reduced later in the infraorbital artery and occipital vein of the head as well as segmental vessels and caudal vein of the trunk. Reduced perfusion occurred last in gill branchial arteries involved with oxygen uptake and the subintestinal vein and vitelline vein involved with nutrient uptake. Although heart rate throughout sac fry development was not affected, heart size at 50 days post-fertilization (dpf) was reduced far more than body weight or length, suggesting that the progressive circulatory failure caused by TCDD is associated with reduced cardiac output. Craniofacial development was arrested near hatch, giving rise to craniofacial malformations in which the jaws and anterior nasal structures were underdeveloped. Unlike the medaka embryo, in which TCDD causes apoptosis in the medial yolk vein, endothelial cell death was not observed in rainbow trout sac fry. These findings suggest a primary role for arrested heart development and reduced perfusion of tissues with blood in the early-life stage toxicity of TCDD in trout.  (+info)

Decolorization and detoxification of extraction-stage effluent from chlorine bleaching of kraft pulp by Rhizopus oryzae. (2/2380)

Rhizopus oryzae, a zygomycete, was found to decolorize, dechlorinate, and detoxify bleach plant effluent at lower cosubstrate concentrations than the basidiomycetes previously investigated. With glucose at 1 g/liter, this fungus removed 92 to 95% of the color, 50% of the chemical oxygen demand, 72% of the adsorbable organic halide, and 37% of the extractable organic halide in 24 h at temperatures of 25 to 45 degrees C and a pH of 3 to 5. Even without added cosubstrate the fungus removed up to 78% of the color. Monomeric chlorinated aromatic compounds were removed almost completely, and toxicity to zebra fish was eliminated. The fungal mycelium could be immobilized in polyurethane foam and used repeatedly to treat batches of effluent. The residue after treatment was not further improved by exposure to fresh R. oryzae mycelium.  (+info)

Degradation of chloronitrobenzenes by a coculture of Pseudomonas putida and a Rhodococcus sp. (3/2380)

A single microorganism able to mineralize chloronitrobenzenes (CNBs) has not been reported, and degradation of CNBs by coculture of two microbial strains was attempted. Pseudomonas putida HS12 was first isolated by analogue enrichment culture using nitrobenzene (NB) as the substrate, and this strain was observed to possess a partial reductive pathway for the degradation of NB. From high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance analyses, NB-grown cells of P. putida HS12 were found to convert 3- and 4-CNBs to the corresponding 5- and 4-chloro-2-hydroxyacetanilides, respectively, by partial reduction and subsequent acetylation. For the degradation of CNBs, Rhodococcus sp. strain HS51, which degrades 4- and 5-chloro-2-hydroxyacetanilides, was isolated and combined with P. putida HS12 to give a coculture. This coculture was confirmed to mineralize 3- and 4-CNBs in the presence of an additional carbon source. A degradation pathway for 3- and 4-CNBs by the two isolated strains was also proposed.  (+info)

The role of benzoate in anaerobic degradation of terephthalate. (4/2380)

The effects of acetate, benzoate, and periods without substrate on the anaerobic degradation of terephthalate (1, 4-benzene-dicarboxylate) by a syntrophic methanogenic culture were studied. The culture had been enriched on terephthalate and was capable of benzoate degradation without a lag phase. When incubated with a mixture of benzoate and terephthalate, subsequent degradation with preference for benzoate was observed. Both benzoate and acetate inhibited the anaerobic degradation of terephthalate. The observed inhibition is partially irreversible, resulting in a decrease (or even a complete loss) of the terephthalate-degrading activity after complete degradation of benzoate or acetate. Irreversible inhibition was characteristic for terephthalate degradation only because the inhibition of benzoate degradation by acetate could well be described by reversible noncompetitive product inhibition. Terephthalate degradation was furthermore irreversibly inhibited by periods without substrate of only a few hours. The inhibition of terephthalate degradation due to periods without substrate could be overcome through incubation of the culture with a mixture of benzoate and terephthalate. In this case no influence of a period without substrate was observed. Based on these observations it is postulated that decarboxylation of terephthalate, resulting in the formation of benzoate, is strictly dependent on the concomitant fermentation of benzoate. In the presence of higher concentrations of benzoate, however, benzoate is the favored substrate over terephthalate, and the culture loses its ability to degrade terephthalate. In order to overcome the inhibition of terephthalate degradation by benzoate and acetate, a two-stage reactor system is suggested for the treatment of wastewater generated during terephthalic acid production.  (+info)

Identification of a novel group of bacteria in sludge from a deteriorated biological phosphorus removal reactor. (5/2380)

The microbial diversity of a deteriorated biological phosphorus removal reactor was investigated by methods not requiring direct cultivation. The reactor was fed with media containing acetate and high levels of phosphate (P/C weight ratio, 8:100) but failed to completely remove phosphate in the effluent and showed very limited biological phosphorus removal activity. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of PCR-amplified 16S ribosomal DNA was used to investigate the bacterial diversity. Up to 11 DGGE bands representing at least 11 different sequence types were observed; DNA from the 6 most dominant of these bands was further isolated and sequenced. Comparative phylogenetic analysis of the partial 16S rRNA sequences suggested that one sequence type was affiliated with the alpha subclass of the Proteobacteria, one was associated with the Legionella group of the gamma subclass of the Proteobacteria, and the remaining four formed a novel group of the gamma subclass of the Proteobacteria with no close relationship to any previously described species. The novel group represented approximately 75% of the PCR-amplified DNA, based on the DGGE band intensities. Two oligonucleotide rRNA probes for this novel group were designed and used in a whole-cell hybridization analysis to investigate the abundance of this novel group in situ. The bacteria were coccoid and 3 to 4 microm in diameter and represented approximately 35% of the total population, suggesting a relatively close agreement with the results obtained by the PCR-based DGGE method. Further, based on electron microscopy and standard staining microscopic analysis, this novel group was able to accumulate granule inclusions, possibly consisting of polyhydroxyalkanoate, inside the cells.  (+info)

Quality of water used for haemodialysis: bacteriological and chemical parameters. (6/2380)

BACKGROUND: The bacterial and chemical contamination of dialysate fluids are important problems in haemodialysis therapy and may be caused by the water used for dialysate preparation. METHODS: We performed a survey of the microbiological and chemical quality of the water used in seven dialysis wards. Special attention was paid to the effects of each water treatment step, for example ion exchange, reverse osmosis and UV disinfection, on the number of bacteria (measured as colony forming units, CFU), the amount of endotoxin (endotoxin units, EU) and various chemical parameters, the main focus being on calcium, magnesium, sulphate, aluminium and heavy metals. RESULTS: CFU values exceeding the European Pharmacopeia value, determined at an incubation temperature of 22 degrees C, were found in the samples of raw water (20.0%, n=25), after ion exchange (66.7%, n=12), after reverse osmosis (33.3%, n=18) and also in samples of the dialysis water taken at the inlets (12.5%, n=40) and outlets (50.0%, n=18) of the machines. Whereas all raw water samples from the wards showed high mean values for endotoxin (0.56-9.10 EU/ml) and the endotoxin levels were often enhanced after ion exchange (0.13- >9.49 EU/ml), treatment by reverse osmosis led to a satisfactory decrease in endotoxin in all samples (<0.03 EU/ml). Sufficient reductions in calcium, magnesium and sulphate could only be achieved by the combined application of ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Mercury contamination was observed in the samples after ion exchange at three treatment plants, this was possibly caused by polluted regenerants. Increased amounts of aluminium, copper and zinc were found in water samples from different sites in the treatment systems and were caused by materials in contact with the water. CONCLUSIONS: A sufficient chemical water purification treatment system should consist of ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Attention has to be paid to the suitability of materials in contact with the water and of the chemicals used, for example regenerants or corrosion inhibitors. From the microbiological point of view, a safety UV disinfection step in the water-treatment system is favourable. To avoid bacterial recontamination periodic cleaning and disinfecting of the water-treatment and distribution systems, as well as the dialysis machine are essential. There is the need for complete guidelines regarding dialysis water that include all relevant chemical and microbiological parameters. Based on this standard, periodic examination of the water after each treatment step has to be performed.  (+info)

Increased chromosome-type chromosome aberration frequencies as biomarkers of cancer risk in a blackfoot endemic area. (7/2380)

To examine whether biomarkers such as sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosome aberrations (CAs) can predict cancer development, a nested case-control study was performed in a blackfoot endemic area with a known high cancer risk. A cohort of 686 residents was recruited from three villages in the blackfoot endemic area. Personal characteristics were collected, and venous blood was drawn for lymphocyte culture and stored in a refrigerator. The vital status and cancer development were followed using the National Death Registry, Cancer Registry, and Blackfoot Disease Registry. The follow-up period was from August 1991 to July 1995. During this 4-year period, 31 residents developed various types of cancer. Blood culture samples from nine of these subjects were unsuitable for experiments due to improper storage. Finally, a total of 22 cancer cases had cytogenetic samples that could be analyzed. Twenty-two control subjects were selected from those who did not develop cancer in the study period, and these subjects were matched to cases by sex, age, smoking habits, and residential area. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the frequencies of SCE and chromatid-type CAs between the case and control groups. However, the frequencies of chromosome-type CAs, e.g., chromosome-type gaps, chromosome-type breaks, chromosome-type breaks plus exchanges, total chromosome-type aberrations, and total frequencies of CAs in the case group, were significantly higher than those in the control group (P < 0.05). The odds ratio of cancer risk in subjects with more than zero chromosome-type breaks was 5.0 (95% confidence interval = 1.09-22.82) compared to those with zero chromosomal breaks. The odds ratios for more than zero chromosome-type breaks plus exchanges and a frequency of total chromosome-type aberrations of >1.007% were 11.0 and 12.0, respectively (P < 0.05). Subjects with a total CA frequency of >4.023% had a 9-fold increase for cancer risk. These results indicate that chromosome-type CAs are good biomarkers for the prediction of cancer development, whereas SCEs and chromatid-type CAs cannot predict cancer risk.  (+info)

Does an association between pesticide use and subsequent declines in catch of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) represent a case of endocrine disruption? (8/2380)

Historical aerial applications of the insecticide Matacil 1.8D provide an opportunity to look for potential effects of the endocrine disrupting compound 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations. Matacil 1.8D contained the carbamate insecticide aminocarb, with 4-NP as primary solvent. Between 1975 and 1985 Matacil 1.8D was applied to forests in Atlantic Canada to control damage from the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana). After spraying, estimated concentrations of 4-NP in water fell within a range in which estrogenic effects might be anticipated. The spraying coincided with final stages of smolt development in salmon. Salmon catch data were evaluated considering effects on survival of the smolt stage. There was a significant negative relationship between the returns of salmon and the proportion of tributaries sprayed within the Restigouche River drainage basin in 1977. There was also a broader event of unusually heavy salmon smolt mortality in 1977, which contains a significant relationship indicating that where Matacil 1.8D spraying occurred, the smolt mortality increased. For 16 rivers exposed to spraying between 1973 and 1990, a significant proportion (p<0.005) of the lowest salmon catches coincided with Matacil 1.8D spraying. A decline coinciding with the use of Matacil 1.8D was also apparent in blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis) catches in New Brunswick. Because similar relationships were not evident for Matacil 1.8F or fenitrothion, neither of which were formulated with 4-NP, we hypothesize that the 4-NP in Matacil 1.8D was the causal agent. Concentrations of 4-NP described here are within current ranges encountered in industrial effluents and municipal sewage outfalls.  (+info)

Water pollutants refer to any substances or materials that contaminate water sources and make them unsafe or unsuitable for use. These pollutants can include a wide range of chemicals, microorganisms, and physical particles that can have harmful effects on human health, aquatic life, and the environment as a whole. Examples of water pollutants include heavy metals like lead and mercury, industrial chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins, agricultural runoff containing pesticides and fertilizers, sewage and wastewater, oil spills, and microplastics. Exposure to water pollutants can cause a variety of health problems, ranging from minor irritations to serious illnesses or even death in extreme cases. Additionally, water pollution can have significant impacts on the environment, including harming or killing aquatic life, disrupting ecosystems, and reducing biodiversity.

Radioactive water pollutants refer to contaminants in water sources that contain radioactive materials. These materials can include substances such as radium, uranium, and cesium, which emit ionizing radiation. This type of pollution can occur through various means, including the disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, hospitals, and research facilities; oil and gas drilling operations; and mining activities.

Exposure to radioactive water pollutants can have serious health consequences, as ionizing radiation has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, genetic mutations, and other harmful effects. Therefore, it is essential to regulate and monitor radioactive water pollution to protect public health and the environment.

Medical definitions of water generally describe it as a colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for all forms of life. It is a universal solvent, making it an excellent medium for transporting nutrients and waste products within the body. Water constitutes about 50-70% of an individual's body weight, depending on factors such as age, sex, and muscle mass.

In medical terms, water has several important functions in the human body:

1. Regulation of body temperature through perspiration and respiration.
2. Acting as a lubricant for joints and tissues.
3. Facilitating digestion by helping to break down food particles.
4. Transporting nutrients, oxygen, and waste products throughout the body.
5. Helping to maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes.
6. Assisting in the regulation of various bodily functions, such as blood pressure and heart rate.

Dehydration can occur when an individual does not consume enough water or loses too much fluid due to illness, exercise, or other factors. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. Severe dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated.

Air pollutants are substances or mixtures of substances present in the air that can have negative effects on human health, the environment, and climate. These pollutants can come from a variety of sources, including industrial processes, transportation, residential heating and cooking, agricultural activities, and natural events. Some common examples of air pollutants include particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Air pollutants can cause a range of health effects, from respiratory irritation and coughing to more serious conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and cancer. They can also contribute to climate change by reacting with other chemicals in the atmosphere to form harmful ground-level ozone and by directly absorbing or scattering sunlight, which can affect temperature and precipitation patterns.

Air quality standards and regulations have been established to limit the amount of air pollutants that can be released into the environment, and efforts are ongoing to reduce emissions and improve air quality worldwide.

Chemical water pollutants refer to harmful chemicals or substances that contaminate bodies of water, making them unsafe for human use and harmful to aquatic life. These pollutants can come from various sources, including industrial and agricultural runoff, sewage and wastewater, oil spills, and improper disposal of hazardous materials.

Examples of chemical water pollutants include heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium), pesticides and herbicides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and petroleum products. These chemicals can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms, disrupt ecosystems, and pose risks to human health through exposure or consumption.

Regulations and standards are in place to monitor and limit the levels of chemical pollutants in water sources, with the aim of protecting public health and the environment.

Environmental pollutants are defined as any substances or energy (such as noise, heat, or light) that are present in the environment and can cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damage the natural ecosystems. These pollutants can come from a variety of sources, including industrial processes, transportation, agriculture, and household activities. They can be in the form of gases, liquids, solids, or radioactive materials, and can contaminate air, water, and soil. Examples include heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, and greenhouse gases.

It is important to note that the impact of environmental pollutants on human health and the environment can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) and it depends on the type, concentration, duration and frequency of exposure. Some common effects of environmental pollutants include respiratory problems, cancer, neurological disorders, reproductive issues, and developmental delays in children.

It is important to monitor, control and reduce the emissions of these pollutants through regulations, technology advancements, and sustainable practices to protect human health and the environment.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "water supply" is not a medical term per se. It is a general term used to describe the system or arrangement providing water for consumption or use, such as a public water supply system or a private well. However, in a medical context, it could refer to the source of water used in a healthcare facility for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and patient care, which must meet certain quality standards to prevent infection and ensure safety.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a gaseous air pollutant and respiratory irritant. It is a reddish-brown toxic gas with a pungent, choking odor. NO2 is a major component of smog and is produced from the combustion of fossil fuels in vehicles, power plants, and industrial processes.

Exposure to nitrogen dioxide can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing, especially in people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Long-term exposure has been linked to the development of chronic lung diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema. NO2 also contributes to the formation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause additional health problems.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Fresh Water" is not a medical term. It is a term used to describe water that contains low concentrations of dissolved salts and other dissolved minerals. It is distinguished from saline water, which includes saltwater found in the ocean and brackish water found in estuaries. Fresh water is essential for many biological processes and is the primary source of water for human consumption, agriculture, and industrial use.

Ozone (O3) is not a substance that is typically considered a component of health or medicine in the context of human body or physiology. It's actually a form of oxygen, but with three atoms instead of two, making it unstable and reactive. Ozone is naturally present in the Earth's atmosphere, where it forms a protective layer in the stratosphere that absorbs harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

However, ozone can have both beneficial and detrimental effects on human health depending on its location and concentration. At ground level or in indoor environments, ozone is considered an air pollutant that can irritate the respiratory system and aggravate asthma symptoms when inhaled at high concentrations. It's important to note that ozone should not be confused with oxygen (O2), which is essential for human life and breathing.

Air pollution is defined as the contamination of air due to the presence of substances or harmful elements that exceed the acceptable limits. These pollutants can be in the form of solid particles, liquid droplets, gases, or a combination of these. They can be released from various sources, including industrial processes, vehicle emissions, burning of fossil fuels, and natural events like volcanic eruptions.

Exposure to air pollution can have significant impacts on human health, contributing to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular issues, and even premature death. It can also harm the environment, damaging crops, forests, and wildlife populations. Stringent regulations and measures are necessary to control and reduce air pollution levels, thereby protecting public health and the environment.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is not a medical term per se, but it's an important chemical compound with implications in human health and medicine. Here's a brief definition:

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a colorless gas with a sharp, pungent odor. It is primarily released into the atmosphere as a result of human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels (like coal and oil) and the smelting of metals. SO2 is also produced naturally during volcanic eruptions and some biological processes.

In medical terms, exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide can have adverse health effects, particularly for people with respiratory conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SO2 can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, causing coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of SO2 may exacerbate existing respiratory issues and lead to decreased lung function.

Regulations are in place to limit sulfur dioxide emissions from industrial sources to protect public health and reduce air pollution.

Environmental monitoring is the systematic and ongoing surveillance, measurement, and assessment of environmental parameters, pollutants, or other stressors in order to evaluate potential impacts on human health, ecological systems, or compliance with regulatory standards. This process typically involves collecting and analyzing data from various sources, such as air, water, soil, and biota, and using this information to inform decisions related to public health, environmental protection, and resource management.

In medical terms, environmental monitoring may refer specifically to the assessment of environmental factors that can impact human health, such as air quality, water contamination, or exposure to hazardous substances. This type of monitoring is often conducted in occupational settings, where workers may be exposed to potential health hazards, as well as in community-based settings, where environmental factors may contribute to public health issues. The goal of environmental monitoring in a medical context is to identify and mitigate potential health risks associated with environmental exposures, and to promote healthy and safe environments for individuals and communities.

Body water refers to the total amount of water present in the human body. It is an essential component of life and makes up about 60-70% of an adult's body weight. Body water is distributed throughout various fluid compartments within the body, including intracellular fluid (water inside cells), extracellular fluid (water outside cells), and transcellular fluid (water found in specific bodily spaces such as the digestive tract, eyes, and joints). Maintaining proper hydration and balance of body water is crucial for various physiological processes, including temperature regulation, nutrient transportation, waste elimination, and overall health.

Water pollution is defined medically as the contamination of water sources by harmful or sufficient amounts of foreign substances (pathogens, chemicals, toxic compounds, etc.) which tend to interfere with its normal functioning and can have negative effects on human health. Such pollutants can find their way into water bodies through various means including industrial waste disposal, agricultural runoff, oil spills, sewage and wastewater discharges, and accidental chemical releases, among others.

Exposure to polluted water can lead to a range of health issues, from minor problems like skin irritation or stomach upset, to severe conditions such as neurological disorders, reproductive issues, cancer, and even death in extreme cases. It also poses significant risks to aquatic life, disrupting ecosystems and leading to the decline or extinction of various species. Therefore, maintaining clean and safe water supplies is critical for both human health and environmental preservation.

Environmental exposure refers to the contact of an individual with any chemical, physical, or biological agent in the environment that can cause a harmful effect on health. These exposures can occur through various pathways such as inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Examples of environmental exposures include air pollution, water contamination, occupational chemicals, and allergens. The duration and level of exposure, as well as the susceptibility of the individual, can all contribute to the risk of developing an adverse health effect.

Water purification is the process of removing or reducing contaminants in water to make it safe and suitable for specific uses, such as drinking, cooking, irrigation, or medical purposes. This is typically achieved through physical, chemical, or biological methods, or a combination thereof. The goal is to eliminate or reduce harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, parasites, heavy metals, pesticides, and other pollutants that can cause illness or negatively impact human health, aquatic life, or the environment.

The specific purification methods used may vary depending on the nature of the contaminants and the desired level of purity for the intended use. Common techniques include filtration (using various types of filters like activated carbon, ceramic, or reverse osmosis), disinfection (using chemicals like chlorine or UV light to kill microorganisms), sedimentation (allowing particles to settle and be removed), and distillation (heating water to create steam, which is then condensed back into pure water).

Particulate Matter (PM) refers to the mixture of tiny particles and droplets in the air that are solid or liquid in nature. These particles vary in size, with some being visible to the naked eye while others can only be seen under a microscope. PM is classified based on its diameter:

* PM10 includes particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or smaller. These particles are often found in dust, pollen, and smoke.
* PM2.5 includes particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller. These fine particles are produced from sources such as power plants, industrial processes, and vehicle emissions. They can also come from natural sources like wildfires.

Exposure to particulate matter has been linked to various health problems, including respiratory issues, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. The smaller the particle, the deeper it can penetrate into the lungs, making PM2.5 particularly harmful to human health.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "soil pollutants" is not a term typically used in medical definitions. Soil pollution refers to the presence or accumulation of hazardous substances, chemicals, or other pollutants in soil that can have negative effects on plant life, human health, and the environment.

However, if you're asking about potential health effects of exposure to soil pollutants, it could include a variety of symptoms or diseases, depending on the specific pollutant. For example, exposure to lead-contaminated soil can lead to developmental delays in children, while exposure to certain pesticides or industrial chemicals can cause neurological problems, respiratory issues, and even cancer.

If you have more specific information about a particular substance or context, I may be able to provide a more precise answer.

'Vehicle Emissions' is not a term typically used in medical definitions. However, in a broader context, it refers to the gases and particles released into the atmosphere by vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, and airplanes. The main pollutants found in vehicle emissions include carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Exposure to these pollutants can have negative health effects, including respiratory symptoms, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Therefore, vehicle emissions are a significant public health concern.

Chlorinated hydrocarbons are a group of organic compounds that contain carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and chlorine (Cl) atoms. These chemicals are formed by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon molecule with chlorine atoms. The properties of chlorinated hydrocarbons can vary widely, depending on the number and arrangement of chlorine and hydrogen atoms in the molecule.

Chlorinated hydrocarbons have been widely used in various industrial applications, including as solvents, refrigerants, pesticides, and chemical intermediates. Some well-known examples of chlorinated hydrocarbons are:

1. Methylene chloride (dichloromethane) - a colorless liquid with a mild sweet odor, used as a solvent in various industrial applications, including the production of pharmaceuticals and photographic films.
2. Chloroform - a heavy, volatile, and sweet-smelling liquid, used as an anesthetic in the past but now mainly used in chemical synthesis.
3. Carbon tetrachloride - a colorless, heavy, and nonflammable liquid with a mildly sweet odor, once widely used as a solvent and fire extinguishing agent but now largely phased out due to its ozone-depleting properties.
4. Vinyl chloride - a flammable, colorless gas, used primarily in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and other synthetic materials.
5. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) - a group of highly stable and persistent organic compounds that were widely used as coolants and insulating fluids in electrical equipment but are now banned due to their toxicity and environmental persistence.

Exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons can occur through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion, depending on the specific compound and its physical state. Some chlorinated hydrocarbons have been linked to various health effects, including liver and kidney damage, neurological disorders, reproductive issues, and cancer. Therefore, proper handling, use, and disposal of these chemicals are essential to minimize potential health risks.

I believe there may be some confusion in your question. "Organic chemicals" is a broad term that refers to chemical compounds containing carbon, often bonded to hydrogen. These can include natural substances like sugars and proteins, as well as synthetic materials like plastics and pharmaceuticals.

However, if you're asking about "organic" in the context of farming or food production, it refers to things that are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, irradiation, and sewage sludge.

In the field of medicine, there isn't a specific definition for 'organic chemicals'. If certain organic chemicals are used in medical contexts, they would be defined by their specific use or function (like a specific drug name).

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of man-made organic chemicals consisting of 209 individual compounds, known as congeners. The congeners are formed by the combination of two benzene rings with varying numbers and positions of chlorine atoms.

PCBs were widely used in electrical equipment, such as transformers and capacitors, due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, and insulating properties. They were also used in other applications, including coolants and lubricants, plasticizers, pigments, and copy oils. Although PCBs were banned in many countries in the 1970s and 1980s due to their toxicity and environmental persistence, they still pose significant health and environmental concerns because of their continued presence in the environment and in products manufactured before the ban.

PCBs are known to have various adverse health effects on humans and animals, including cancer, immune system suppression, reproductive and developmental toxicity, and endocrine disruption. They can also cause neurological damage and learning and memory impairment in both human and animal populations. PCBs are highly persistent in the environment and can accumulate in the food chain, leading to higher concentrations in animals at the top of the food chain, including humans.

Hazardous substances, in a medical context, refer to agents that pose a risk to the health of living organisms. These can include chemicals, biological agents (such as bacteria or viruses), and physical hazards (like radiation). Exposure to these substances can lead to a range of adverse health effects, from acute symptoms like irritation and poisoning to chronic conditions such as cancer, neurological disorders, or genetic mutations.

The classification and regulation of hazardous substances are often based on their potential for harm, the severity of the associated health risks, and the conditions under which they become dangerous. These assessments help inform safety measures, exposure limits, and handling procedures to minimize risks in occupational, environmental, and healthcare settings.

I'm not aware of a medical definition for the term "water movements." It is possible that it could be used in a specific context within a certain medical specialty or procedure. However, I can provide some general information about how the term "water" is used in a medical context.

In medicine, "water" often refers to the fluid component of the body, which includes all the fluids inside and outside of cells. The movement of water within the body is regulated by various physiological processes, such as osmosis and hydrostatic pressure. Disorders that affect the regulation of water balance can lead to dehydration or overhydration, which can have serious consequences for health.

If you could provide more context or clarify what you mean by "water movements," I may be able to give a more specific answer.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of organic compounds characterized by the presence of two or more fused benzene rings. They are called "polycyclic" because they contain multiple cyclic structures, and "aromatic" because these structures contain alternating double bonds that give them distinctive chemical properties and a characteristic smell.

PAHs can be produced from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Natural sources include wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and the decomposition of organic matter. Anthropogenic sources include the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gasoline, as well as tobacco smoke, grilled foods, and certain industrial processes.

PAHs are known to be environmental pollutants and can have harmful effects on human health. They have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, particularly lung, skin, and bladder cancers, as well as reproductive and developmental toxicity. PAHs can also cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and damage to the immune system.

PAHs are found in a variety of environmental media, including air, water, soil, and food. They can accumulate in the food chain, particularly in fatty tissues, and have been detected in a wide range of foods, including meat, fish, dairy products, and vegetables. Exposure to PAHs can occur through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact.

It is important to limit exposure to PAHs by avoiding tobacco smoke, reducing consumption of grilled and smoked foods, using ventilation when cooking, and following safety guidelines when working with industrial processes that produce PAHs.

Indoor air pollution refers to the contamination of air within buildings and structures due to presence of particles, gases, or biological materials that can harmfully affect the health of occupants. These pollutants can originate from various sources including cooking stoves, heating systems, building materials, furniture, tobacco products, outdoor air, and microbial growth. Some common indoor air pollutants include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and mold. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can cause a range of health issues, from respiratory problems to cancer, depending on the type and level of exposure. Effective ventilation, air filtration, and source control are some of the strategies used to reduce indoor air pollution.

Environmental biodegradation is the breakdown of materials, especially man-made substances such as plastics and industrial chemicals, by microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi in order to use them as a source of energy or nutrients. This process occurs naturally in the environment and helps to break down organic matter into simpler compounds that can be more easily absorbed and assimilated by living organisms.

Biodegradation in the environment is influenced by various factors, including the chemical composition of the substance being degraded, the environmental conditions (such as temperature, moisture, and pH), and the type and abundance of microorganisms present. Some substances are more easily biodegraded than others, and some may even be resistant to biodegradation altogether.

Biodegradation is an important process for maintaining the health and balance of ecosystems, as it helps to prevent the accumulation of harmful substances in the environment. However, some man-made substances, such as certain types of plastics and industrial chemicals, may persist in the environment for long periods of time due to their resistance to biodegradation, leading to negative impacts on wildlife and ecosystems.

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in developing biodegradable materials that can break down more easily in the environment as a way to reduce waste and minimize environmental harm. These efforts have led to the development of various biodegradable plastics, coatings, and other materials that are designed to degrade under specific environmental conditions.

Epidemiological monitoring is the systematic and ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of health data pertaining to a specific population or community, with the aim of identifying and tracking patterns of disease or injury, understanding their causes, and informing public health interventions and policies. This process typically involves the use of surveillance systems, such as disease registries, to collect data on the incidence, prevalence, and distribution of health outcomes of interest, as well as potential risk factors and exposures. The information generated through epidemiological monitoring can help to identify trends and emerging health threats, inform resource allocation and program planning, and evaluate the impact of public health interventions.

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  • Water pollution and physical modifications are still affecting the ecology of many of Europe's lakes, rivers, transitional water bodies and coastal waters. (europa.eu)
  • Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executive Director, said: "European waters have improved a great deal over the last two decades, as legislation has successfully reduced many types of pollution and improved wastewater treatment. (europa.eu)
  • Diffuse pollution from agriculture is a significant pressure for more than 40 % of Europe's water bodies in rivers and coastal waters, and in one third of lakes and transitional waters. (europa.eu)
  • Air pollution, junk food, contaminated water and even cosmetics have introduced new toxins to our environment, that didn't even exist until several generations ago. (juicing-for-health.com)
  • This study shows how wildlife is affected by human pollution of aquatic systems and how the chemicals we produce can have a multigenerational effect, being passed from mothers to chicks," says Pérez-Fuentetaja, PhD, Professor of Biology at SUNY Buffalo State and Research Scientist at the Great Lakes Center at SUNY Buffalo State. (buffalo.edu)
  • According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, people are "currently releasing more chemical and plastic pollution into the environment than Earth can support. (naturalnews.com)
  • Natural News) Air pollution is an increasingly global problem as more and more industries produce massive amounts of pollutants that bring detrimental effects on air quality and ecosystems. (naturalnews.com)
  • The zero pollution action plan sets targets of a 50% reduction in the use of chemical pesticides and the risks they pose, and a 50% reduction in the use of more hazardous pesticides by 2030 (for more information, see the zero pollution production and consumption section ). (europa.eu)
  • In our case studies, FRAM investigates chemical pollution on ecosystem services that are provided by rivers, lakes and coastal areas. (gu.se)
  • In this research area, we focus on the impact of chemical pollution on ecosystem services that are provided by rivers, lakes and coastal areas. (gu.se)
  • Current ship fuels - a transfer of pollution from air to water? (gu.se)
  • Physical contaminants primarily refer to pollution caused by rocks and sediments in water. (waterdefense.org)
  • It calls for bonuses for high-paid water company executives to be cut if permits around pollution are breached. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The majority of respondents said worries about pollution and water quality prevented them from swimming outdoors as much as they would like, and the majority said water quality had worsened in recent years. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • This pollution may be linked to a lack of proper management of urban and industrial wastewater or agricultural run-off water, with potentially long-term exposure to pollutants, resulting in a range of serious health implications. (who.int)
  • EHHE has core programs in the focus areas of air pollution and respiratory health, environmental public health tracking, radiation and health, climate and health, and health studies related to safe water. (cdc.gov)
  • Consequently, water pollution in Lebanon continues to worsen. (who.int)
  • This cross-sectional study evaluated the pollution level of water from 10 rivers in Lebanon in June 2023 and their suitability for irrigation. (who.int)
  • There is therefore an urgent need to address pollution issues in Lebanese waters to make them suitable for irrigation and other uses. (who.int)
  • Alarmingly, an estimated 10% of this irrigated pollution, which involves the introduction of harmful agricultural land, equivalent to 20 million hectares of substances or pollutants into water bodies (2,3) . (who.int)
  • Though a 2020 study published in Environment International focuses on common tern chicks, juveniles and adults, University at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo State scientists have begun work on a study examining the levels of pollutants in common terns' and other wild aquatic birds' eggs. (buffalo.edu)
  • The research reveals high levels of pollutants, including lead, antimony, and copper, within the silicon-based and plastic fibres of common disposable face masks. (news-medical.net)
  • The findings reveal significant levels of pollutants in all the masks tested - with micro/nano particles and heavy metals released into the water during all tests. (news-medical.net)
  • These extreme levels of pollutants make sense, since China is a chief world producer of cosmetic chemicals. (naturalnews.com)
  • Read about water quality, naturally occurring chemicals dissolved in water and the different substances classed as water pollutants. (futurelearn.com)
  • Intriguingly, some of the substances classed as pollutants, such as nutrient and sediments, also vary naturally in freshwater environments. (futurelearn.com)
  • OMPs are characterized by their critical substance properties: (high) polarity, (low) sorption tendency and (high) biological and chemical persistence, whereby these substances can even be detected in drinking water ( Frimmel & Müller 2006 ). (iwaponline.com)
  • Many substances (~ 180) being detected for the first time in surface water in South Africa. (springer.com)
  • Chemical status refers to levels of heavy metals and other harmful substances. (europa.eu)
  • To study larger water areas, the researchers additionally use hyperspectral remote sensing data: Aircraft, such as drones, airplanes or satellites, record spectral data, e.g. characteristics of reflected radiation, of water, suspended particles, algae, and other substances with very high sensitivity. (kit.edu)
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency , water-polluting substances fit into four distinct categories. (waterdefense.org)
  • However, a buildup in freshwater sources can kill organisms, creating even more harmful substances in water. (waterdefense.org)
  • These classification proposals have been available for public consultation since 13 March 2023 on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to enable all stakeholders to comment or provide additional information on these substances. (anses.fr)
  • Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS. (bvsalud.org)
  • At CEC, we study the cycle of chemical substances and how they end up in and affects the environment. (lu.se)
  • The concentrations of naturally occurring chemicals dissolved in water (such as sodium, chloride or sulphate) varies between locations. (futurelearn.com)
  • Phosphates and nitrates used as agricultural fertilisers can subsequently leach into rivers and lakes downstream, dramatically increasing fluxes above natural background concentrations with consequences for algal production (' cultural eutrophication ') and water supply or safety. (futurelearn.com)
  • These standards specify maximum concentrations for specific water pollutants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Air Quality Index was designed to measure daily concentrations of air-borne pollutants, such as fine particulate matter, aerosols and other pollutants. (forbes.com)
  • During the recent Diwali festival of lights in 2019, the concentrations of air-borne pollutants were pushed even higher than normal in already severely polluted Dehli. (forbes.com)
  • The effect of EPs on aquatic organisms, humans and wildlife has not been fully elucidated, as the majority of PPCPs detected in surface water are usually below the concentrations that cause acute effects (Wong and MacLeod 2009 ). (springer.com)
  • The system uses a novel method, relying on an electrochemical process to selectively remove organic contaminants such as pesticides, chemical waste products, and pharmaceuticals, even when these are present in small yet dangerous concentrations. (electrochem.org)
  • Overall, concentrations of several water pollutants are falling in many river basins. (europa.eu)
  • But high pollutant concentrations threaten drinking water resources, protection zones, or aquafarms worldwide. (kit.edu)
  • Moreover, millions of people are exposed to unsafe concentrations of chemical contaminants in their drinking-water. (who.int)
  • Two experiments that exposed earthworms to the persistent organic pollutant PBDE were conducted using contaminated microbeads at 100 ng/g and an OECD recommended soil in laboratory conditions for 16 and 21 days to determine if the PBDEs adsorbed to the microbeads were bioavailable to the earthworms. (waterra.com.au)
  • They are still metal atoms, and many of them are end up as aerosols that poison the air, the water and the soil. (forbes.com)
  • There is evidence that pollutants are accumulating in soil above critical thresholds set to protect soil health. (europa.eu)
  • It also poses risks to human health - both indirectly through the consumption of contaminated food and drinking water, and directly through exposure to contaminated soil. (europa.eu)
  • Soil erosion brings harmful pollutants through streams and down to groundwater, infecting the reservoirs. (waterdefense.org)
  • These practices minimize the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, reduce soil erosion, and protect water quality. (meadiciona.com)
  • When polluted water is water and several foodborne disease outbreaks involving used for irrigation, fruits and vegetables may absorb pathogens like Shigella , norovirus and Escherichia coli contaminants introduced into the soil (5,6) . (who.int)
  • Chemicals are released at an increasingly rapid pace into our environment, in the air, soil, and water. (lu.se)
  • If parts of the environment, like the air , water , or soil become polluted, it can lead to health problems. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Man-made chemical pollutants include bleach, pesticides, and the corrosion of lead and copper pipelines. (waterdefense.org)
  • Our focus areas include identifying effects from waste products, pesticides/herbicides, heavy metals, soot/aerosols, leaching of nutrients, eutrophication, micro/nanoplastics, and so-called "forever chemicals" such as PCBs and PFAS. (lu.se)
  • Microbeads derived from personal care products that are introduced to waste water treatment streams and contaminated by persistent organic pollutants are an increasing area of concern for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. (waterra.com.au)
  • Chemists have discovered a method to easily and cost-effectively break down persistent pollutants in water using a green LED light, a catalyst, and vitamin C. (scitechdaily.com)
  • Its report also states that water quality monitoring routinely fails to identify microplastics, persistent chemical pollutants and antimicrobial resistant pathogens in rivers. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Layered over natural variations in water quality, however, are the effects of a very wide range of pollutants that arise entirely from human activities. (futurelearn.com)
  • The 28 oz Flip-Top Seychelle™ STANDARD Bottle provides your family high quality drinking water by filtering up to 99.99% of contaminants and pollutants. (nukepills.com)
  • Many of the toxic pollutants found in our research have bio-accumulative properties when released into the environment and our findings show that DPFs could be one of the main sources of these environmental contaminants during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. (news-medical.net)
  • In the case studies, we do analysis of organic and inorganic components in water and sediments, their speciation, their responses to environmental stressors and their interaction with other contaminants. (gu.se)
  • In this article, we will discuss 15 water contaminants you are most likely to encounter and their risks. (waterdefense.org)
  • Thankfully, unlike other types of water contaminants, physical impurities are not especially dangerous in small quantities. (waterdefense.org)
  • Chemical contaminants are among the most abundant impurities in water sources. (waterdefense.org)
  • Today, most biological contaminants fester in waters that contain large amounts of human or animal feces. (waterdefense.org)
  • Radiological components comprise the last category of water contaminants. (waterdefense.org)
  • With PCBs, for example, they haven't been produced in the U.S. for a long time now, but you can still find them in the environment, in sediments and in water. (buffalo.edu)
  • They do not alter the characteristics of water as noticeably as physical sediments. (waterdefense.org)
  • The ecological and chemical status of surface waters are assessed according to the following criteria (see also: freshwater environmental quality parameters): Biological quality (fish, benthic invertebrates, aquatic flora) Hydromorphological quality such as river bank structure, river continuity or substrate of the river bed Physical-chemical quality such as temperature, oxygenation and nutrient conditions Chemical quality that refers to environmental quality standards for river basin specific pollutants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Urban waters are under increasing environmental threat from emerging pollutants (EPs) originating from inputs of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as well as household, agricultural and industrial chemicals (Archer et al. (springer.com)
  • The urban forest provides many environmental, economic and social benefits to the community, including reducing stormwater runoff, improving water and air quality, ​moderating summer temperatures, lowering utili​ty costs, improving quality of life and beautifying the cit​y. (a2gov.org)
  • Using data from the Controlled Antenatal Thyroid Study (CATS) cohort, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Cardiff University studied the effect of perchlorate, an environmental contaminant found in many foods and in some drinking water supplies, and its effects on children born to mothers with above average levels of this substance in their system. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Natural News) Scientists found that some face masks used by the general public are laced with toxic chemicals, including known carcinogens and environmental pollutants. (naturalnews.com)
  • But a recent report from an environmental advocacy group cautions that millions across the US could be facing a greater risk of cancer due to contaminated tap water. (naturalnews.com)
  • There is a concerning amount of evidence that suggests that DPFs waste can potentially have a substantial environmental impact by releasing pollutants simply by exposing them to water. (news-medical.net)
  • Environmental chemical status is in one of our three research areas. (gu.se)
  • This will come as no surprise to MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee who released a scathing report yesterday, saying our rivers are polluted with a "chemical cocktail of sewage, slurry and plastic" that poses a risk to river users and freshwater ecosystems. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Only 14 per cent of English rivers are of 'good' ecological standard and not a single river is free from chemical contamination, according to the Environmental Audit Committee. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON CHEMICAL SAFETY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CRITERIA 174 Isophorone This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, or the World Health Organization. (inchem.org)
  • In the interest of all users of the Environmental Health Criteria monographs, readers are requested to communicate any errors that may have occurred to the Director of the International Programme on Chemical Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, in order that they may be included in corrigenda. (inchem.org)
  • This voluntary program provides resources and recognition to companies that implement energy-efficient measures, conserve water, reduce waste, and prioritize environmental stewardship. (meadiciona.com)
  • The quality of drinking-water is a powerful environmental determinant of health. (who.int)
  • EHHE partnerships and programs, which include climate and health, environmental public health tracking, clean water for health, radiation and health, and air quality and asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • CDC is a long-term leader in environmental management of asthma, radiation exposure, chemical exposures, climate change, natural disasters, environmental pollutants in water, and other key environmental concerns, and has worked with states, cities, and international partners for decades in these fields. (cdc.gov)
  • Gene mutations causing cancer may result from the damaging effects of chemicals, sunlight, medications, viruses, or other environmental agents. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Our research also focuses on governance processes, regulation, and enforcement concerning chemical use (such as responsibility for environmental crimes), decision-making, and the use of scientific evidence in decision-making. (lu.se)
  • As well as the dissolved pollutants, organic wastes often contain solid particles of waste and pathogenic organisms such as bacteria. (futurelearn.com)
  • Organic micropollutants in drinking water and health : proceedings of an international symposium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 11-14 June 1985 / edited by H. A. M. de Kruijf and H. J. Kool. (who.int)
  • Processes for the removal of organic micro-pollutants (OMPs) from wastewater treatment plant's (WWTPs) effluents have been tested over decades, and have recently found their way into practice. (iwaponline.com)
  • Effluents of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) represent the main pathway for organic micro-pollutants (OMP), micro-plastics and antibiotic resistant bacteria into waterbodies, such as surface waters. (iwaponline.com)
  • 1974. The industrially significant organic chemicals -- Part 2. (cdc.gov)
  • Simply Fido is a wonderful brand that offers certified nontoxic and certified organic plush toys that use low-impact dyes, free of toxic chemicals. (earth911.com)
  • They're certified nontoxic, chemical-free, colored with nontoxic, low-impact dyes and made from certified-organic cotton. (earth911.com)
  • The state promotes organic farming, sustainable irrigation techniques, and conservation of water resources in agricultural operations. (meadiciona.com)
  • Biochemical reaction network modeling: predicting metabolism of organic chemical mixtures. (cdc.gov)
  • The new Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data submitted to the EPA by TVA also show that the Kingston ash spill deposited nearly 320 tons of vanadium in the Emory River, or more than seven times the total discharge of this toxic pollutant from all power plants in 2007. (environmentalintegrity.org)
  • Persons discharging pollutants directly from point sources into surface waters of the state must obtain an NPDES discharge permit from the Tennessee Division of Water Resources. (tn.gov)
  • EPA Application Form 2E - This form is for facilities that discharge only non-process wastewater (e.g., discharges of sanitary wastes, cafeteria wastes and noncontact cooling water). (tn.gov)
  • The form requires information concerning the receiving waters, discharge date, type of waste, effluent characteristics, an indication of whether the discharge will be intermittent or seasonal and the treatment system. (tn.gov)
  • The form requires outfall location information, a narrative description of pollutant sources, a site drainage map, information on significant leaks or spills, discharge information, biological toxicity testing data, existing best management practices, and certification that the discharge contains only stormwater. (tn.gov)
  • In dogs, scientists detected 35 chemicals on average (including plasticizers, grease-proof chemicals and fire retardants), 11 of which were carcinogens. (earth911.com)
  • From steep slopes with turbulent, fast-flowing water eroding sediment through to slow moving rivers on plains depositing sediment on river beds and river banks. (futurelearn.com)
  • The Directive aims for 'good status' for all ground and surface waters (rivers, lakes, transitional waters, and coastal waters) in the EU. (wikipedia.org)
  • The report, ' European waters - assessment of status and pressures ', published this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA), considers the status of 104 000 rivers, 19 000 lakes, and 4000 transitional and coastal water bodies reported by EU Member States according to the WFD and the river basin management plans (RBMPs) . (europa.eu)
  • Hydromorphological pressures resulting in altered habitats is the most common pressure on water bodies, affecting around 40 % of rivers and transitional water bodies and 30 % of the lakes. (europa.eu)
  • The report calls for the 're-naturation' of many water bodies to restore their natural features, such as restoring the natural continuity of rivers. (europa.eu)
  • All over the world, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters are threatened by high nutrient inputs. (kit.edu)
  • As these modern-day chemicals are consumed en masse and discarded into the environment as waste, they begin infiltrating the countryside, accumulating in rivers and lakes. (naturalnews.com)
  • Xinhua states that "in some rivers, every liter of sample water was found to have several hundred nanograms of antibiotics, compared with less than 20 nanograms in the water of developed countries. (naturalnews.com)
  • In Guandgdong's Pearl and Huangpu Rivers, one antibiotic was detected at a rate of nearly 100 percent, indicating that all water flowing through Shanghai is contaminated. (naturalnews.com)
  • This study aimed to describe the microbiological and chemical properties of the 10 main rivers in Lebanon and to assess their suitability for irrigation, while exploring some of the solutions to the problem. (who.int)
  • This issue all water resources, rivers are of particular concern affects developed and developing countries alike (7,9,10) . (who.int)
  • Metals such as lead, nickel, cadmium, zinc, copper, mercury or aluminium enter freshwater ecosystems from a wide range of industrial processes, water leaching from landfills, some agricultural processes, and from activities such as mining. (futurelearn.com)
  • The Impact of Inoculum Preparation Media on Pollutant Removal through Phycoremediation of Agricultural Drainage Water by Desmodesmus sp. (techscience.com)
  • So, this work investigated the effect of two different preparation media [Bold's Basal Medium (BBM) and Domiati cheese whey (DCW)] for agricultural drainage water (ADW) remediation. (techscience.com)
  • However, one of the most surface water for agricultural purposes (2) . (who.int)
  • given that their water serves a wide array of domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes (4) . (who.int)
  • Water bodies often are not homogeneously mixed, but have a depth-depending stratification of physical, chemical, and biological parameters. (kit.edu)
  • Biological pollutants occur in both surface water and groundwater . (waterdefense.org)
  • There are countless chemical and biological pollutants in tap water, many untested and untreated by your municipal water department. (earth911.com)
  • Other activities carried out by the IPCS include the development of know-how for coping with chemical accidents, coordination of laboratory testing and epidemiological studies, and promotion of research on the mechanisms of the biological action of chemicals. (inchem.org)
  • Natural chemical pollutants include nitrogen, arsenic, and toxins produced by bacteria. (waterdefense.org)
  • Alternatively, contamination may be linked to naturally-occurring inorganic chemicals such as arsenic and fluoride, which cause cancer and tooth/skeletal damage, respectively. (who.int)
  • The Water Framework Directive stipulates that groundwater must achieve "good quantitative status" and "good chemical status" (i.e. not polluted) by 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • Groundwater bodies are classified according to their chemical status and quantitative status. (europa.eu)
  • Ground water bodies are in a worse condition - approximately 25 % of groundwater, by area, has poor chemical status across Europe. (europa.eu)
  • Sixteen Member States have more than 10 % of groundwater bodies in poor chemical status. (europa.eu)
  • These chemicals usually seep into groundwater in small amounts, but they can cause serious health complications through continual exposure and ingestion. (waterdefense.org)
  • The Kingston facility singlehandedly discharged more than of chromium, lead, manganese, and nickel into the Emory River last year than reported discharges of those pollutants from the entire U.S. power industry in 2007. (environmentalintegrity.org)
  • That compares to the much lower 2.04 million pounds of such discharges from all U.S. power plants into surface waters in 2007. (environmentalintegrity.org)
  • EPA is expected to finally propose standards for ash disposal sites by the end of December, and has promised to require the industry to meet Clean Water standards for limiting toxic discharges that were supposed to take effect twenty five years ago. (environmentalintegrity.org)
  • and control of toxic chemicals are protected from employer retaliation. (ercweb.com)
  • Think your pets aren't being affected by toxic chemicals in your home? (earth911.com)
  • A detailed data profile and a legal file can be obtained from the International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals, Case postale 356, 1219 Ch telaine, Geneva, Switzerland (Telephone No. 9799111). (inchem.org)
  • Although the heavy metals in fireworks experience a temporary physical change, the metal salts and explosives in the fireworks undergo chemical changes by combining with oxygen (combustion). (forbes.com)
  • Pure water-preferably filtered of pollutants, chemicals, and heavy metals. (expertclick.com)
  • China has literally become the world's largest waste bucket, overflowing from the brim, spilling heavy metals, drugs and airborne pollutants out like a sick child puking up a McDonald's Happy Meal. (naturalnews.com)
  • Tree roots take up nutrients and potentially harmful chemicals from stormwater​ run-off. (a2gov.org)
  • When fertilisers run off from croplands into a water body, it can create eutrophication, a process characterised by increased plant growth and harmful algal blooms, depletion of oxygen and subsequent loss of life in bottom water. (europa.eu)
  • As such, occupational exposure to AAs can occur by inhalation or skin contact during the production of chemicals that use AAs as raw materials or intermediates. (cdc.gov)
  • Here we describe the results of a new computer-based simulation tool that predicts metabolites from exposure to multiple chemicals and interconnects their metabolic pathways, using four common drinking water pollutants (trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, methylchloroform, and chloroform) as a test case. (cdc.gov)
  • Many dog toys are made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and phthalates (synthetic chemicals used to soften the plastic). (earth911.com)
  • Natural freshwater ecosystems vary widely in water quality. (futurelearn.com)
  • Pollutants and increased flow can impair water quality and increase erosion, harming aquatic ecosystems. (oregon.gov)
  • We investigate what chemical pollutants we can find in in the natural aquatic ecosystems in our case studies and what effects the pollutants have. (gu.se)
  • The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC is an EU directive which commits European Union member states to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies (including marine waters up to one nautical mile from shore) by 2015. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Directive's aim for 'good status' for all water bodies will not be achieved, with 47% of EU water bodies covered by the Directive failing to achieve the aim. (wikipedia.org)
  • A review of pharmaceuticals occurring in water bodies worldwide indicated that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antibiotics and carbamazepine occur widely in Europe, Hong Kong and the USA (Fekadu et al. (springer.com)
  • These problems are likely to prevent the water bodies reaching 'good' status by 2015, a target set by the EU's Water Framework Directive (WFD). (europa.eu)
  • The authors conclude that water bodies are generally improving, but not quickly enough to meet the targets set by the WFD - in fact only 52 % of water bodies are predicted to achieve good ecological status by 2015, according to Member States own plans. (europa.eu)
  • More than half of the surface water bodies in Europe were reported to be below good ecological status or potential status, according to the latest data showing status up to 2009. (europa.eu)
  • Many European water bodies remain polluted by excess nutrients, mainly from fertiliser, the report notes. (europa.eu)
  • Ecological status also includes considerations of 'hydromorphology' - the extent to which the shape of water bodies and natural flow of the river has been altered. (europa.eu)
  • While 10 % of Europe's surface water bodies are in poor chemical status, there are no chemical status data available for 40 % of Europe's surface waters. (europa.eu)
  • BUFFALO, N.Y. - Chemicals that haven't been manufactured in the U.S. for years or even decades are still turning up in the bodies of migratory terns in the Great Lakes region, a new study finds. (buffalo.edu)
  • They combine various technologies in a depth profile-measuring multi-sensor buoy for monitoring water bodies and in particular algae growth. (kit.edu)
  • Based on this depth profile of water bodies, comprehensive analysis of the processes influencing water quality is possible. (kit.edu)
  • Still water bodies such as large lakes dissolve organisms over time, creating sediment-like materials that pollute water. (waterdefense.org)
  • Once discharged into nature, [these chemicals] will be taken in by people via food or water and accumulate in our bodies, impacting on future generations. (naturalnews.com)
  • These chemicals were found at 40 percent higher levels than in humans. (earth911.com)
  • Journal of Chemical Education 2023 , 100 (6) , 2387-2393. (acs.org)
  • Sometimes, these impurities come from improper disposal of chemical wastes like copper sulfate, which are used for pest control and gardening. (waterdefense.org)
  • Two water company executives received £1.9 million and £2 million in bonuses in 2020 respectively. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Journal of Chemical Education 2020 , 97 (3) , 866-872. (acs.org)
  • The state has implemented various policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, and promoting renewable energy sources. (meadiciona.com)
  • The state has implemented energy efficiency standards for buildings, encouraging the use of renewable energy sources, and promoting water conservation practices. (meadiciona.com)
  • WHO is the implementing agency for the Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water, a UN-Water initiative. (who.int)
  • The tool can be used to (a) complement experimental studies of chemical mixtures, (b) aid in risk assessment, and (c) help understand the effects of complex chemical mixtures. (cdc.gov)
  • ANSES's Laboratory for Hydrology periodically conducts campaigns to assess chemical compounds in drinking water that are not (or not sufficiently) sampled during routine monitoring. (anses.fr)
  • Furthermore, another 90 pharmacological compounds are intermixing in the chemical debacle, including analgesics, anticonvulsants and anti-hypertensive drugs. (naturalnews.com)
  • Toxins are often the unwanted but necessary by-product of normal chemical reactions and processes within the body. (juicing-for-health.com)
  • This chemical reaction releases smoke and gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen, and these are some of the primary greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. (forbes.com)
  • For surface waters, there are two separate classifications: ecological and chemical status. (europa.eu)
  • Toxic metals are notoriously difficult to clean up from ground and surface waters and the aquatic ecosystem. (environmentalintegrity.org)
  • In fact, the country's surface water is carrying about 158 studied pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals. (naturalnews.com)
  • So far about 68 kinds of antibiotics have been detected in China's surface water, including sulfonamides, quinolones, tetracyclines, macrolides, Beta-lactam and other six major types," says the study. (naturalnews.com)
  • this is because toxic pollutants degrade soils over the long term. (europa.eu)
  • Therefore, combining remediation of drainage water with microalgae mass production can achieve the sustainability of agriculture. (techscience.com)
  • Water is necessary, but contamination can make it unsafe to drink by causing health complications. (waterdefense.org)
  • They include contamination of drinking-water catchment areas (by human and animal faeces) and sources (through inadequate disposal of human or animal waste). (who.int)
  • Transmission can also result from contamination in the distribution system (through "leaky" pipes, obsolete infrastructure, and inadequate treatment and storage) and unhygienic handling of stored household water. (who.int)
  • Assuring the quality of river water routinely used for irrigation of crops is crucial as it can be a source association between the use of contaminated irrigation of foodborne pathogens (2,5) . (who.int)
  • Further, outbreaks of shigellosis ( 6 ), cryptosporidiosis ( 7 ), and giardiasis ( 8 , 9 ) indicate that other highly infectious enteric pathogens can spread from person to person after being introduced into a community through water, food, or other sources ( 9 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Heathy soils provide nutritious food, clean drinking water, raw materials and carbon sequestration functions - ecosystem services that are essential for guaranteeing food security, tackling climate change and safeguarding human health ( Montanarella and Panagos, 2021 ). (europa.eu)
  • 2021) An investigation into the leaching of micro and nano particles and chemical pollutants from disposable face masks - linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. (news-medical.net)
  • There is no information available which technology is best suited for removal of OMPs and other conventional pollutants for good conditions in waterbodies. (iwaponline.com)
  • In recent years, various processes, which are established in drinking water treatment for OMP removal have been investigated for their potential application in WWTPs. (iwaponline.com)
  • Ecological Quality Ratio (EQR) is used to determine the ecological water quality status. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trees take up water through their root systems and release it to the atmosphere through evapotranspiration, facilitating greater water storage potential in soils and increasing the amount of time before rainfall becomes run-off. (a2gov.org)
  • Here, we studied the contribution of mercury in urban runoff derived from historically contaminated soils and the subsequent production of methylmercury in a stream-wetland complex (Durham, North Carolina), the receiving water of this runoff. (duke.edu)
  • Current scientific methods that work to remove small and diluted pollutants from water tend to be either energy or chemical intensive. (electrochem.org)
  • Chemical methods, such as chromatographic/mass spectroscopic analysis on oil samples (Texeira et al. (researchsquare.com)
  • In manufacturing these industrial chemicals, AAs are used as raw materials or intermediates, and therefore, they should not occur in the final products. (cdc.gov)
  • What if I told you that dogs and cats are polluted with highe r levels of some of the same synthetic industrial chemicals found in people? (earth911.com)
  • It gives a holistic perspective on pollutants where dispersal, chemical properties, persistence, and effects from cell to ecosystem level, are studied. (lu.se)
  • Water is crucial for life. (gu.se)
  • The project planned to transfer huge amounts of water from the Ebro River to the south-east of Spain with the construction of 120 dams. (wikipedia.org)
  • A joint study by the East China University of Science and Technology and the Tongji and Tsinghua Universities, reports that Chinese water quality is plummeting fast, with worrisome amounts of antibiotics and pharmaceuticals appearing throughout the country's waterways. (naturalnews.com)
  • The use of nanomaterials for water treatment exploits the desirable properties of nanomaterials, emanating from their small size. (mdpi.com)
  • What Chemicals and Pollutants Affect Water Quality? (futurelearn.com)
  • Home / Nature & Environment / Climate Change / The Challenge of Global Water Security / What Chemicals and Pollutants Affect Water Quality? (futurelearn.com)
  • Water quality varies naturally. (futurelearn.com)
  • Physical factors that affect water quality, such as temperature, also vary. (futurelearn.com)
  • Natural variations in water quality also happen through time. (futurelearn.com)
  • This work provides the largest available high-quality dataset of emerging pollutants detected in South African urban waters. (springer.com)
  • Stormwater run-off is the most prevalent water quality problem in the nation. (a2gov.org)
  • Numerical water quality limits from the literature for over 850 chemical constituents and water quality parameters. (ca.gov)
  • Water is a precious resource in California, and maintaining its quality is of utmost importance to safeguard the health of the public and the environment. (ca.gov)
  • A good water quality is of enormous importance to society. (kit.edu)
  • The new multi-sensor system will determine water quality at various depths. (kit.edu)
  • A survey of over 4,500 people by Outdoor Swimmer magazine found that 20 per cent of swimmers in England would describe water quality in their local swimming spot as poor. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The main objective of the IPCS is to carry out and disseminate evaluations of the effects of chemicals on human health and the quality of the environment. (inchem.org)
  • Assurance of drinking-water quality has been a pillar of primary prevention for more than 150 years and continues to be the foundation for the prevention and control of waterborne diseases. (who.int)
  • Results of search for 'su:{Water pollutants, Chemical. (who.int)
  • Faced with 68 strains of antibiotics and loads of disinfectant soap chemicals, bacteria have no choice but to evolve in new and abounding ways. (naturalnews.com)
  • They are often byproducts of runoff, erosion, or organisms within water. (waterdefense.org)
  • Health hazards from nitrates in drinking-water : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, 5-9 March 1984. (who.int)
  • Most health complications drinking water can cause are due to chemical pollutants. (waterdefense.org)
  • These disparities are also important in terms of health risks associated with poor water safety and may be further aggravated by the impact of climate change. (who.int)
  • Millennium Development Goal Target 7.C captures the need for access to safe drinking-water in a broad development framework that also includes public health. (who.int)
  • Yet, promoting access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation for large population groups also has a potentially substantial impact on progress towards meeting the targets of the health-related Goals 4 (Reduce child mortality), 5 (Improve maternal health) and 6 (Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases). (who.int)
  • Polluted water can have a negative impact on human, wildlife and ecosystem health. (who.int)
  • Swansea University scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. (news-medical.net)
  • In some women, abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring, researchers report. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Here, we investigate what chemicals are found in the environment and what effects they have on the biota. (gu.se)