Download a copy of the SETAC Code of Ethics.. Members of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) are expected to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. To ensure a strong and successful organization, our activities require honesty and equity and should reflect well on the Society. In the spirit of promoting Environmental Quality Through Science®, members should strive to be good stewards of environmental resources and effective and objective contributors to the environmental discussion globally as well as locally.. Professional behavior and integrity are also expected of every attendee (members and non-members alike) of SETAC meetings, workshops and activities, and all authors of material in SETAC journals, books or other publications.. Each member and all persons participating in SETAC meetings and activities, and all authors of material in SETAC journals, books or other publications, are bound by this Code of Ethics and should:. ...
Preface xi. 1 Introduction 1. 1.1 Weight-of-evidence theory 1. 1.2 About the book 3. 1.3 DNA profiling technology 3. 1.4 What you need to know already 4. 1.5 Other resources 5. 2 Crime on an island 7. 2.1 Warm-up examples 7. 2.1.1 Disease testing: Positive Predictive Value (PPV) 7. 2.1.2 Coloured taxis 9. 2.2 Rare trait identification evidence 10. 2.2.1 The island problem 10. 2.2.2 A first lesson from the island problem 11. 2.3 Making the island problem more realistic 13. 2.3.1 Uncertainty about p 14. 2.3.2 Uncertainty about N 15. 2.3.3 Possible typing errors 15. 2.3.4 Searches 17. 2.3.5 Other evidence 18. 2.3.6 Relatives and population subdivision 19. 2.4 Weight-of-evidence exercises 20. 3 Assessing evidence via likelihood ratios 22. 3.1 Likelihood ratios 22. 3.2 The weight-of-evidence formula 24. 3.2.1 Application to the island problem 25. 3.2.2 The population P 25. 3.3 General application of the formula 27. 3.3.1 Several items of evidence 27. 3.3.2 Assessing all the evidence 29. 3.3.3 The ...
The Ecological Risk Assessment Specialty Group (ERASG) is currently planning several workshops, including such topics as regional risk assessment, invasive species, climate change, statistical methods, and the integration of human and ecological risk assessment. Anyone with an interest in ecological risk assessment is encouraged to join, from eco-risk practitioners to decision makers relying on these analyses for more effective decision making. We encourage SRA members from all sectors to join the ERASG.. Ecological risk assessment focuses on evaluating the impacts of human activities on ecological systems and the services they provide. As with human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment has its roots in estimating exposure and risk or hazard from chemicals in the environment, but has expanded in recent years to include the wide range of stressors facing ecological receptors. Risks due to invasive or non-indigenous species, genetically modified organisms, and climate change are ...
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Craig, Douglas Charles (1995) An ecotoxicological test utilizing heart rate in Daphnia magna and D. pulex, with comparisons to traditional testing methods. Masters thesis, Concordia University. ...
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Plymouth Universitys Genetic Toxicology & Ecotoxicology Research Group: We work across a wide range of themes including cancer biology, radioecology, molecular and in vitro toxicology, ecotoxicology and aquatic biology
I have enjoyed 18 years of being a SETAC member, joining as a graduate student in 1995 then full membership after earning my PhD in 1999. Both my MS and PhD advisors, Drs. Jerry Farris and John Rodgers, emphasized the importance of SETAC through their own service to the society. It was a natural progression for me to not only attend annual meetings, but also to begin serving the society which continues to provide me countless professional opportunities.. Trained in aquatic ecotoxicology, I currently serve as a research ecologist in the Water Quality and Ecology Research Unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Services National Sedimentation Laboratory located in Oxford, MS. For the last 13 years, my areas of research have focused on contaminant fate and effects, as well as designing new agricultural management practices to improve water quality. I spend much of my time in drainage ditches, studying how these systems function as wetlands and how management techniques can improve their ...
The regulatory evaluation of ecotoxicity studies for environmental risk and/or hazard assessment of chemicals is often performed using the method established by Klimisch and colleagues in 1997. The method was, at that time, an important step toward improved evaluation of study reliability, but lately it has been criticized for lack of detail and guidance, and for not ensuring sufficient consistency among risk assessors. A new evaluation method was thus developed: Criteria for Reporting and Evaluating ecotoxicity Data (CRED). The CRED evaluation method aims at strengthening consistency and transparency of hazard and risk assessment of chemicals by providing criteria and guidance for reliability and relevance evaluation of aquatic ecotoxicity studies. A two-phased ring test was conducted to compare and characterize the differences between the CRED and Klimisch evaluation methods. A total of 75 risk assessors from 12 countries participated. Results show that the CRED evaluation method provides a more
This paper aimed to evaluate the test results of acute toxicity on effluent samples which were exempted from applying of ecotoxicity criteria. Total 316 effluent samples which were free from controlling of ecotoxicity regulation, were tested. Ratio of effluent samples which were exceeded the ecotoxicity criteria (TU > 1) indicated 23.7%. This ratio was a little bit higher than previous study (22.7%) on effluent samples which were controlled under ecotoxicity criteria. These results mean that our ecotoxicity management system is not appropriate and applying of ecotoxicity criteria to all effluent samples (82 industry categories) were needed in order to improve our ecotoxicity system. In addition, the same numeric criteria (TU 1 or 2) for all industry categories were proposed in consideration of these results. Ratio of effluent samples which exceeded the ecotoxicity criteria (TU > 1) with D. magna indicated 23.7%. However V. fischeri showed 14.6%. As a acute toxicity test organism, D. magna seemed ...
Established in 2006, the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology is a unique interdisciplinary program that offers exciting opportunities for training and research in areas bridging analytical chemistry, toxicology, and environmental and health sciences. Our diverse faculty hold several prestigious awards and some have joint appointments with the School of Public Health, the Department of Chemistry, Alberta Health Services, and the Department of Physiology.. Our students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and staff carry out cutting edge research in the development of analytical and bioanalytical technology, biotransformation of environmental contaminants and therapeutic drugs, effects of emerging contaminants on human health, molecular mechanisms of effect, and biomarkers. To enable the broad range of research, our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and cell facilities.. Our faculty members are recipients of a number of awards, ...
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2017 Source:Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology Author(s): Yao Bai, Xin-Yi Li, Zhi-Jun Liu, Yu-Hui Zhang It has been proposed that a decline in sperm quality is associated with exposure to environmental chemicals with estrogenic activity. Seeking possible explanations for this effect, this study investigated the effects of octylphenol (OP) on the synthesis of steroid hormones in amphibian. Rana chensinensis were exposed to 10-8, 10-7 and 10-6 mol/L OP after 10, 20, 30 and 40 days. The cDNA fragments of StAR (274bp), CYP17 (303bp) and CYP19 (322bp) were cloned. In situ h ...
The field provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the interactions of toxic elements and chemicals (drugs, pesticides, industrial pollutants, and natural products) with organisms and the environment. Specific disciplinary interests of the faculty range from basic studies in environmental toxicology, including biochemistry, nutrition, genetics, environmental chemistry, epidemiology, and veterinary medicine, to societal aspects such as risk communication, public perceptions, risk management, and environmental law. Detailed information is available on request from the graduate field office or online ...
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Although they are two aspects of the same subject, environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry are usually presented as though they are entirely separate from one another; even their practitioners often seem unaware of the connections.
Although they are two aspects of the same subject, environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry are usually presented as though they are entirely separate from one another; even their practitioners often seem unaware of the connections.
This 1105 word essay is about Environmental toxicology, Physical exercise, Self care, Pollution, Air pollution, California Green Chemistry Initiative. Read the full essay now!
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This article focuses on one specific alternative method for the assessment of hazards of substances, the weight-of-evidence approach (WoE approach). In addition, some other alternative methods for prediction of chemical properties like read-across assessment or use of in silico methods are briefly described.. Two reasons support the use of alternative assessment methods: alternative methods for hazard assessment are necessary, as animal testing should be avoided if possible. On the other hand, there is the problem that for specific situations reliable information needed for assessing the hazard potential of a substance is missed when only the established standard assessment schemes, which consist mostly of laboratory tests, are used. The latter leads to misjudgment of substances, which need to be identified as SVHC. To illustrate this point, a small number exercise can be employed: there is an obvious mismatch between the number of substances registered under REACH and the number of substances ...
An integrated analysis exploring current and relevant concepts, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition extends the dialogue further from the previous editions and beyond conventional ecosystems. It explores landscape, regional, and biospheric topics, communicating core concepts with subjects ranging from molecular to global issues. It addresses the increasing growth and complexity of ecotoxicological problems, contains additional vignettes, and employs input from a variety of experts in the field. Divided into 14 chapters, the book begins with an overall history of the field. It details the essential features of the key contaminants of concern today, including their sources. It examines bioaccumulation, the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization, and the regulatory aspects of the field addressing the technical issues of risk assessment. The author includes appendices illustrating important environmental laws and regulations, and ...
The need for alternative approaches to the use of vertebrate animals for hazard assessment of chemicals and pollutants has become of increasing importance. It is now the first consideration when initiating a vertebrate ecotoxicity test, to ensure that unnecessary use of vertebrate organisms is minimized wherever possible. For some regulatory purposes, the use of vertebrate organisms for environmental risk assessments has been banned; in other situations, the number of organisms tested has been dramatically reduced or the severity of the procedure refined. However, there is still a long way to go to achieve a complete replacement of vertebrate organisms to generate environmental hazard data. The development of animal alternatives is based not just on ethical considerations but also on reducing the cost of performing vertebrate ecotoxicity tests and in some cases on providing better information aimed at improving environmental risk assessments. The present Focus article provides an overview of the ...
Charles River provides a full range of ecotoxicology studies to assess the environmental risk of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food additive, chemical, biocide, and agrochemical products.
Both by definition and by scope, ecotoxicology is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science combining the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, and ecology. Modeling is also inc
To detect pollutants in your soil, air and water, SGS uses microbiology, bacteriology and ecotoxicology studies to examine living organisms in the environment. Find out more.
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To detect pollutants in your soil, air and water, SGS uses microbiology, bacteriology and ecotoxicology studies to examine living organisms in the environment. Find out more.
To detect pollutants in your soil, air and water, SGS uses microbiology, bacteriology and ecotoxicology studies to examine living organisms in the environment. Find out more.
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Responding to the growing need for an aggressive yet conservative approach to evaluating mussel populations, Freshwater Bivalve Ecotoxicology provides a collect
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Nationally and internationally, soil contamination requiring remediation is a major challenge of concern. It has been estimated by The European Environment Agency that approximately 250,000 sites in the EEA member countries require some kind of action. Ecological Risk Assessment of contaminated land always promotes lively dialogue amongst soil scientists, ecotoxicologists, regulators and local authorities. On the one hand, it seems very obvious and simple, but at the same time difficult to simplify and predict in detail and may, hence, be neglected and circumvented. Via the European Framework R&D project - LIBERATION - the Section of Soil Fauna Ecology and Ecotoxicology published a Decision Support System (DSS) for evaluating ecological risk at contaminated sites. This DSS is not a comprehensive all-you-need-to-have document for managing risk of contaminated land, as it focuses primarily on supporting decisions made when assessing risk to the terrestrial environment. The main objectives of the ...
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December 22, 2010. What does weight-of-evidence mean and how is it calculated? From Terrys Thoughts on weight-of-evidence and weight-of-warning Health Canadas weight-of-evidence approach means if there is one more study showing no harmful effect of microwave radiation, even… Read More. ...
2017 Fall 2017. BU SETAC had a great fall semester. We started the semester participating in Wacos Cultural Arts Festival Science Fest teaching kids and their families about life cycles of model organisms and why model organisms are so important. We also participated in Baylors Steppin Out program and cleaned Waco Creek outside of the BSB (pictured right). We had about 30 volunteers show up and cleaned up a lot of trash! This semester we plan on participating in the Girl Scouts STEMFest, cleaning the Waco Creek, and hosting a guest speaker. For further information or interest in joining, please email: [email protected] North America Annual Meeting 2017. Graduate students and faculty representing a variety of Baylor research labs attended the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC ) North America 38th Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in November 2017.. Platform abstracts presented by graduate students were Ben Castellon, Sam Haddad, Brittany Perrotta ...
Environmental Sciences Europe. Converted in 2011. Issues from 2011-2015 are OA while the backfiles from 1989-2010 are not. This journal is associated with Associated with GDCh Fachgruppe Umweltchemie und Öotoxikologie (GDCh Division Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology), VGöD - Verband für Geoökologie in Deutschland (Association of Geoecologists in Germany), the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe) German Language Branch (SETAC GLB), the Students Advisory Council (SAC) of SETAC Europe, and The NORMAN network. As of 2015, the journal was still OA, publishing issues ...
The first objective of the Nord-Cotentin working Group (GRNC) was to assess the radiological risk due to past and recent discharges of the nuclear facilities of the Nord-Cotentin region of France. Now, at a second stage, the group is working on the assessment of the risk due to the corresponding chemical releases. One step of this assessment is to build up a common tool to estimate the level of pollutants in the environment. To perform this objective, engineers and experts from environmental toxicology/chemistry and radioecology organizations are working together, within the framework of the GRNC, to model environmental dispersion and transfers and exposures to pollutants. This paper deals with atmospheric sources of pollutants and terrestrial environmental contamination. Three specific facilities were identified as atmospheric sources of chemicals in La Hague nuclear site: the central boiler house (since 1964), the reprocessing units, UP2 and UP3 (since 1966), and the incinerator (since 1995). ...
The largest oil spill in U.S. history, infused with dispersants released into the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico in response to this still-unfolding disaster, has created an unprecedented threat to the ecology of coastal and marine communities. To date, most efforts have been directed towards halting the spill or documenting its current state. With apparently limited ecotoxicological information, governmental and private entities are preparing to create and fund large-scale and long-term monitoring efforts across the Gulf. We propose to assemble ecologists, chemists, and ecotoxicologists with experience in coastal oil spills, in coastal and pelagic ecology, and who are collecting in situ data in the wake of the Gulf Coast spill. Our group will create a framework outlining potential ecotoxicological impacts upon Gulf populations and communities with a primary goal of providing this information to decision making and funding entities in an expedited manner. collapse ...
Nastoll A, Feneis B, Ring T, Schubert M, Wedekind H, Geist J (2016), Subcutaneous injection of visible implant elastomer in sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus Linnaeus, 1758): a study on compatibility and retention. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32; 1161-1170 Feiner M, Beggel S, Geist J (2016) Miniature circulatory systems (MCS): A new exposure system for ecotoxicological effect assessments in riverine organisms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35; 2827-2833 Stoeckle BC, Kuehn R, Geist J (2016) Environmental DNA as a monitoring tool for the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.): a substitute for classical monitoring approaches? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26; 1120-1129 Lummer EM, Auerswald K, Geist J (2016) Fine sediment as environmental stressor affecting freshwater mussel behavior and ecosystem services. Science of the Total Environment 571; 1340-1348 Geist J, Hawkins SJ (2016) Habitat recovery and restoration in aquatic ecosystems: ...
The plenary sessions provided the platform for interesting discussions on topical issues ranging from general toxicology to specialized ecotoxicology issues. Some of the highlights of the plenary presentations are described below. The plenary lecture delivered by Michiel Daam (Portugal) on Aquatic ecotoxicology of pesticides under temperate versus tropical climates demonstrated that there were no consistent differences between the degradation rates of some pesticides between temperate and tropical climates as well as no differences in sensitivities between temperate and tropical species to the pesticides. He also shared with the participants that with a creative mind, a lot can be achieved with very limited resources, as is usually the case in most African countries. This was a very welcome message for all participants.. In another lecture delivered by Mathew Muzi-Nindi (South Africa) on the topic Technological development in mass spectrometry and chromatography: pharmaceutical personal care ...
in Genomics Data (2016), 8. So far, ecotoxicological studies used biomarkers of exposure or of effects in order to investigate the impacts of contaminated areas on biota (Peakall, 1994 [6]). However, although these results are ... [more ▼]. So far, ecotoxicological studies used biomarkers of exposure or of effects in order to investigate the impacts of contaminated areas on biota (Peakall, 1994 [6]). However, although these results are important in the ecotoxicological risk assessment, biomarkers are very specific and only provide information on the biological processes or physiological pathways targeted by the biomarkers experimenters choose to test (Monsinjon and Knigge, 2007 [5]). In recent years, proteomics have become a major tool in ecotoxicology, as they provide a global insight into the mechanism of action of pollutants without the need of hypothesis testing or any preconception on the biological processes likely impacted (Gismondi et al., 2015; Trapp et al., 2015 [7]; Truebano, 2016 ...
Aquatic Ecotoxicity Effects of Gold Nanoparticles with Irregular Shapes A simple chemical route, based on a modified polyol process, is used to synthesize mono-disperse ..
1st Edition Published on December 2, 2019 by CRC Press Most ecological risk assessments consider the risk to individual organisms or organism-level attributes.
AEP completes transmission line rebuild and maintenance work across hundreds of miles of transmission line right-of-way (ROW) in numerous states across the country every year. These major projects require significant capital investment and the uncertainties associated with natural resource regulatory constraints can drive up the construction costs. In order to provide EPC bidders with a better understanding of ecological constraints and natural resource permitting requirements along project routes, GEI worked with AEP to develop and complete these innovative preliminary risk assessment reports. These ecological risk assessments were a new effort to identify red flag environmental issues early in the process, obtain more accurately priced EPC bids, and develop environmental permitting cost estimates for project construction budgeting purposes.. As part of this effort, wetlands, streams, threatened and endangered species or their habitat, and areas of soft muck soils or ponding waters were ...
Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management of Coastal Resources - Master of Science MSc, Postgraduate Studies in the School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Biology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, UNCC-USA. Department of Life and Environmental Sciences of Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy (Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dellAmbiente (DiSVA), (Università Politechnica delle Marche) (UNIVPM)
Clark Fork River Ecological Risk Assessment n Not Here to talk about the Results of the Assessment as much as to discuss technical aspects of multiple debates n IMPORTANT: NEED to acknowledge the incredible support that this project received from ORD: Drs. Erickson, Stephan and Mount from the Duluth Effects Lab.
Ecological Risk Assessments (ERAs) are performed to evaluate the ecological effects occurring as a result of exposure to physical or chemical stressors.
Analytical monitoring surveys routinely confirm that organisms in the environment are exposed to complex multi-component pharmaceutical mixtures. We are hence tasked with the challenge to take this into consideration when investigating the ecotoxicology of pharmaceuticals. This review first provides a brief overview of the fundamental approaches for mixture toxicity assessment, which is then followed by a critical review on the empirical evidence that is currently at hand on the ecotoxicology of pharmaceutical mixtures. It is concluded that, while the classical concepts of Concentration Addition and Independent Action (Response Addition) provide a robust scientific footing, several knowledge gaps remain. This includes in particular the need for more and better empirical data on the effects of pharmaceutical mixtures on soil organisms as well as marine flora and fauna, and exploring the quantitative consequences of toxicokinetic, toxicodynamic and ecological interactions. Increased focus should be put on
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EPA is releasing the draft ecological risk assessments for atrazine, propazine and simazine, which evaluate risks to animals and plants including, amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plant communities, and terrestrial plants. All three pesticides are in the triazine class of pesticides.. EPA invites stakeholders to comment on the draft ecological risk assessments. The draft assessments are currently available on the agencys website. EPA will be accepting public comments until October 4, 2016 (extended from the original closing date of August 5). After receiving and reviewing public comments, the agency will amend the assessments, as appropriate. EPA will have atrazines assessment peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Panel in 2017.. With regard to atrazine, the herbicide is one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the United States. It is used primarily on corn and sorghum in the Midwest and sugarcane in the South Central and Southeastern ...
Job title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ecotoxicology (146222), Employer: University of Oslo, Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Comparative toxicity potentials (CTPs) quantify the potential ecotoxicological impacts of chemicals per unit of emission. They are the product of a substances environmental fate, exposure, and hazardous concentration. When empirical data are lacking, substance properties can be predicted. The goal of the present study was to assess the influence of predictive uncertainty in substance property predictions on the CTPs of triazoles. Physicochemical and toxic properties were predicted with quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs), and uncertainty in the predictions was quantified with use of the data underlying the QSARs. Degradation half-lives were based on a probability distribution representing experimental half-lives of triazoles. Uncertainty related to the species sample size that was present in the prediction of the hazardous aquatic concentration was also included. All parameter uncertainties were treated as probability distributions, and propagated by Monte Carlo simulations. ...
Time-variable exposure profiles of pesticides are more often the rule than exception in the surface waters of agricultural landscapes. There is, therefore, a need to adequately address the uncertainties arising from time-variable exposure profiles in the aquatic risk assessment procedure for pesticides. Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects: Risk Assessment of Pesticides provides guidance and recommendations for linking aquatic exposure and ecotoxicological effects in the environmental assessment of agricultural pesticides. Leading international scientists share their expertise in aquatic exposure assessment, aquatic ecotoxicology, and the risk assessment and management of plant protection products. The book incorporates the tools and approaches currently available for assessing the environmental risks of time-variable exposure profiles of pesticides. It also discusses the science behind these techniques. This volume covers the extrapolation techniques, including models that address the
Polluted levels, temporal and spatial distributions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were studied in overlying water and surface sediments from nine typical sampling sites in the Yangtze estuarine and coastal areas. The results showed that PAHs concentrations in overlying waters and surface sediments in dry season (1988 ng/L and 1154 ng/g) were both higher than those in flood season (1727 ng/L and 605 ng/g). And phenanthrene (Phe) was dominant among PAH compounds. Temperature was the most important factor that controlled PAHs seasonal variation in overlying waters, while organic carbon and soot carbon influenced PAHs accumulation in surface sediments. Complicated hydrodynamic conditions and pollutant inputs caused by various anthropogenic activities not only affected on PAHs spatial distribution, but also led to complicated sources in the Yangtze estuarine and coastal areas. Ecological risk assessment indicated that PAHs in water-sediment system from the Yangtze estuarine and coastal ...
Given the loss of a number of tools in the tree fruit industry in recent years, a greater reliance on the pyrethroid class of insecticides, in single use and pre-mix formulations, are being employed to manage the insect complex. Along with apple, pyrethroids are also being used in a wide variety of food crops including almonds, tomatoes, and citrus, as well as animal feed crops including corn, soybean, and alfalfa, comprising 120 crops nationwide protected from pests. For New York growers the use of bifenthrin (FMC; Brigade WSB, Hero, Mustang Maxx) for management of the brown marmorated stink bug and spotted wing drosophila is especially important. Bifenthrin is used on an estimated 70% of the nations raspberries.. To address the importance of these tools. the EPA has reopened the official comment docket regarding the preliminary ecological risk assessment for the pyrethroid class of insecticides. It will remain open until July 7.. Grower comments are needed to ensure that EPA understands the ...
All data files are in excel format. Files with names CSU are different mesocosms qPCR data results for vitellogen gene and 18s a house keeping gene. Data files labelled ORD are qPCR data generated by NERL Cincinnati. Those labeled R5 are qPCR data generated by EPAs Region 5 lab and RMI_Mass are qPCR data generated by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Jastrow , A., D. Gordon , K. Auger, E. Punska, K. Arcaro, K. Keteles , D. Winkleman, D. Lattier , A. Biales , and J. Lazorchak. Tools to minimize interlaboratory variability in vitellogenin gene expression monitoring programs. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Pensacola, FL, USA, 36(11): 3102-3107, (2017). ...
After an extensive review and assessment of the scientific evidence on the respiratory health effects of passive smoking, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the widespread exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the United States presents a serious and substantial public health impact. The Environmental Protection Agency concluded that environmental tobacco smoke causes lung cancer in adult nonsmokers and increases the risk for a variety of noncancer respiratory disorders, especially in children. This article reviews evidence presented in the Environmental Protection Agencys 1992 report on the respiratory health effects of passive smoking and responds to critical allegations levied by Gio Gori in his article Science, policy, and ethics: the case of environmental tobacco smoke, appearing in the same issue of this journal. Several recent studies appearing since the cutoff date for inclusion in the EPA report are also discussed.
Sturve J., Berglund Å., Balk L., Broeg K., Böhmert Björn, Massey S., Savva D., Parkkonen J., Stephensen E., Koehler A. and Förlin L. 2005. Effects of dredging in Göteborg harbour, Sweden assessed by biomarkers in eelpout (Zoarces viviparus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24, 1951-1961.. Gercken J., Förlin L. and Andersson J. 2006 Developmental disorders in larvae of eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) from German and Swedish Baltic coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bullentin 53, 497-507.. Samuelsson L.M., Förlin L., Karlsson G., Adolfsson-Erici M. and Larsson D.G.J. 2006 Using NMR metabolomics to identify response of an environmental estrogen in blood plasma of fish. Aquatic Toxicology 78, 341-349.. Albertsson E., Kling P., Gunnarsson L., Larsson D.G.J. and Förlin L. 2007. Proteomic analyses indicate induction of hepatic carbonyl reductase/20β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase B in rainbow trout exposed to sewage effluent. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, in press.. ...
I have been involved in applications of small unmanned aircraft systems since 2008, with a particular interest in the unique challenges associated with deploying wide angle sensors on low-flying aircraft. It includes image processing to extract useable information from raw sensor data. Specific applications include the detection and quantification of toxic algal blooms, the determination of plant poisoning risk, habitat and biodiversity assessment, crop health assessment, and applications in intensive and extensive animal production systems.. We live in a chemical world, and under certain conditions exposure to chemicals can be harmful, depending on the type of chemical and the level of exposure. My work in environmental toxicology and ecotoxicology is focused on the movement of chemicals in the environment that determines the exposure to various organisms.. My work in mathematical modeling involves studies of the absorption of chemicals into the body following skin exposure. This work includes ...
One of the principal components of the environmental remediation program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is the assessment of ecological risk. Used to support CERCLA, RCRA, and DOE orders, the ecological risk assessment (ERA) can identify environmental hazards and evaluate remedial action alternatives. Ecological risk assessment is also an essential means for achieving DOEs risk based end state vision for the disposition of nuclear material and waste hazards, the decommissioning of facilities, and the remediation of inactive waste units at SRS. The complexity of an ERA ranges from a screening level ERA (SLERA) to a full baseline ERA. A screening level ecological risk assessments, although abbreviated from a baseline risk assessment, is nonetheless considered a complete risk assessment (EPA, 2001a). One of the initial tasks of any ERA is to identify constituents that potentially or adversely affect the environment. Typically, this is accomplished by comparing a constituents maximum concentration in
The EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR Panel) was tasked to revise the Guidance Document (GD) on Aquatic Ecotoxicology under Council Directive 91/414/EEC (SANCO/3268/2001 rev. 4 (final), 17 October 2002). This scientific opinion of the PPR Panel is the second of three requested deliverables within this mandate. The scientific background for the risk assessment on sediment organisms in edge-of-field surface waters is provided, with reference to benthic ecology and ecotoxicology, available test protocols and current knowledge on exposure and effects of sediment-bound plant protection products (PPPs). The scientific opinion provides approaches on how to derive regulatory acceptable concentrations (RACs) for sediment organisms and exposure to active substances of PPPs and transformation products of these substances, and how to link them in a tiered approach to predicted environmental concentrations (PECs) for the sediment compartment. A list of uncertainties in relation ...
Plastics are Messing with Fish Physiology - Hakai Magazine (2020). Microplastics Research Project - OSU scientists take a closer look at how large-scale plastics break down in the environment - Oregons Agricultural Progress (2020). Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19 - Scientific American (2020). Toxic forever-chemicals flow freely through this river, and now its fish - National Geographic (2020). OSU researchers to use $3.3 million NSF grant to study impacts of tiny plastics on aquatic life - The Source, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences (2020). Oregon State gets grant to study tiny plastics in waterways - KRDV (2019). Microplastics washing right out into the ocean, marine biologists say - CBS Morning Show (2019). Plastic with your seafood? Same question goes for otters and orcas - KUOW (2019). Research says you may be drinking microplastics with your tea. Should you worry? - Bicycling (2019). The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal ...
Discussion on methodology In undertaking environmental risk assessments the best use of all available ecotoxicity data should be made. However, the assessment of ecotoxicity data for many petroleum products is complicated since several different test methods and procedures have been used. As petroleum products contain a mixture of substances with a range of solubilities a critical aspect with respect to interpreting the validity of ecotoxicity tests is how the test media is prepared. Although not always explicitly stated most of the data generated in the period up to the early 1990s originated from experiments in which a water soluble fraction (WSF) was tested. WSFs are prepared by mixing the petroleum product with the aqueous test medium (e. g. 25 to 50 mL product with 1 L of medium). After mixing the test solutions are then allowed to stand, the aqueous phase is separated and dilutions of this medium are used in testing the species under study. The results are expressed either as (a) the ...
Discussion on methodology In undertaking environmental risk assessments the best use of all available ecotoxicity data should be made. However, the assessment of ecotoxicity data for many petroleumproducts is complicated since several different test methods and procedures have been used. As petroleum products contain a mixture of substances with a range of solubilities a critical aspect with respect to interpreting the validity of ecotoxicity tests is how the test media is prepared. Although not always explicitly stated most of the data generated in the period up to the early 1990s originated from experiments in which a water soluble fraction (WSF) was tested. WSFs are prepared by mixing the petroleum product with the aqueous test medium (e. g. 25 to 50 mL product with 1 L of medium). After mixing the test solutions are then allowed to stand, the aqueous phase is separated and dilutions of this medium are used in testing the species under study. The results areexpressed either as (a) the ...
Dr. Maria (Marisol) Sepúlvedas main area of research is ecotoxicology. Over the last decade, she has conducted extensive research evaluating the sublethal effects of a wide-range of environmental contaminants on the physiology of numerous terrestrial and aquatic species. For instance, she has worked with heavy metals (mercury), complex industrial mixtures (paper mill effluents), herbicides and pesticides (e.g. atrazine, dieldrin, DDT and derivatives, and toxaphene), and industrial pollutants (polychlorinated biphenyls and polyaromatic hydrocarbons). In terms of species, although most of her work has been focused using vertebrates (including marine mammals, birds, and fishes) as animal models, Dr. Sepúlveda has recently began research with aquatic invertebrates (Hyalella and Diporeia). Within the field of ecotoxicology, Dr. Sepúlvedas main area of interest involves studying the potential health effects of environmental contaminants in populations of free-ranging fish and wildlife. ...
The most alarming of all mans assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. Rachel Carsons Silent Spring (1962). In recent times humans have released thousands of synthetic chemicals and pollutants into the environment, creating conditions that wildlife species had never experienced before. Due to this wildlife populations have suffered severe losses or even faced extinction. Diclofenac a common veterinary drug nearly caused the extinction of Gyps vultures. Gyps vulture feeding on dead cattle that were treated with diclofenac die due to gout and kidney failure. The timely ban on the drug by the Government has stemmed further decline of vultures now slowly recovering. Other synthetic chemicals like DDT biomagnified due to their fat soluble nature and reached high concentrations in species on top of the food chain. By altering calcium metabolism, resulting in egg shell thinning in apex predators like, the bald eagle, ...
Low levels of glyphosate-based herbicide have also been reported to cause adverse effects on reproduction (fecundity) and clutch size of aquatic invertebrates. In a study, Cuhra et al. reported that Daphnia magna exposed to 0.45 mg/L Roundup® significantly decreased fecundity compared to the control group [44]. They also reported that animals exposed to 1.35 mg/L Roundup® reached reproductive age, but almost all eggs and developing embryos were aborted and did not hatch, whereas animals exposed to 4.05 mg/L Roundup® died before reaching maturation. However, fecundity in Daphnia magna exposed to Roundup® concentrations of 0.05 and 0.15 mg/L was not significantly affected. The abortion rates for animals exposed to Roundup® concentrations of 0.05, 0.15 and 0.45 mg/L were not significantly different from those of the control group. On the other hand, the abortion rates for animals exposed to 1.35 mg/L of Roundup® were significantly higher than control group, reaching nearly 100 %. Cuhra et al. ...
Gačić, Z., Kolarević, S., Sunjog, K., Kračan-Kolarević, M., Paunovicć, M., Knežević-Vukičević, J., Vuković-Gačić, B., 2014. The impact of in vivo and in vitro exposure to base analo gue 5-FU on the level of DNA damage in haemocytes of freshwater mussels Unio pictorum and Unio tumidus. Environmental Pollution 191, 2014, 145-150. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749114001651. Gerić, M., Gajski G., Garaj-Vrhovac V., 2014. γ-H2AX as a biomarker for DNA double-strand breaks in ecotoxicology. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 105, 2014, 13-21. Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314001407. Parella, A., Lavorgna, M., Criscuolo, E., Russ o, C., Isidori, M., 2014. Estrogenic activity and cytotoxicity of six anticancer drugs detected in water systems. Science of The Total Environment 485-486, 216-222. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969714003805 Brezovšek, P., Eleršek, T., Filipič, M., 2014. Toxicities of ...
The life cycle of Eisenia fetida and Eisenia andrei, and its possibility for using as environmental health indicator, November 2000, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan. 1.0 1.1 1.2 However, little information is available on the environmental fate and ecotoxicological effects of Bi. E. fetida cultured in T3 were preclitelated in week 3 and mature individuals of the species start to appear on the 4 th week. ... Life Cycle of Red Wiggler Worms or Eisenia Foetida and Stages. In nature, you would almost never find a red wiggler worm heading deep underground. All specimens were cultured in the laboratory under controlled conditions and growth, maturation, cocoon production, hatching success, and the number of hatchlings were compared. Abstract. regenerative process; (2) A relatively short regenerative cycle. From the point of view of their life history, epigeic earthworms are typical â r-strategistsâ or fast developers in the slow-fast continuum. Unlike your everyday night crawlers, they live well in ...
Bioavailability, exposure status and ecotoxicological effects of pulp and paper mill effluent (BKME) -contaminated sediments were studied in the recipient area of a pulp and paper mill and at reference areas in Southern Lake Saimaa, Finland. By dissolution of contaminants into water-sediment elutriate and uptake to feral and laboratory-exposed benthic invertebrates. Additionally, genomic and biotransformation effects of resin acids (RAs) on brown trout were investigated. Differences in biotransformation between fish species was done by measuring RAs in the bile. To compare responses of RA exposed fish to lake conditions, a caging experiment with brown trout was conducted in Southern Lake Saimaa. Finally, exposure status of perch and roach populations was investigated after occurrence of a black liquor spill in June 2003 from a pulp and paper mill in the Southern Lake Saimaa area. Dissolution of RAs and wood sterols (WS) from BKME-sediment into the water phase indicated their potential ...
Permanent fish cell lines have become common model systems for determining ecotoxicological effects of pollutants. For these cell lines little is known on the cellular active transport mechanisms that control the amount of a compound entering the cell, such as the MXR (multixenobiotic resistance) system mediated by ATP binding cassette (ABC) transport proteins. Therefore, for toxic evaluation of chemicals with those cells information on MXR is important. We here present data on constitutive mRNA expression and protein activity levels of a series of ABC efflux transporters in seven permanent cell lines derived from liver (RTL-W1; R1) and liver hepatoma (RTH-149), gill (RTgill-W1), gonad (RTG-2), gut (RTgutGC) and brain (RTbrain) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In addition to known transporters abcb1 (designated here abcb1a), abcb11, abcc1-3, abcc5 and abcg2, we quantified expression levels of a newly identified abcb1 isoform (abcb1b) and abcc4, previously unknown in trout. Quantitative ...
Permanent fish cell lines have become common model systems for determining ecotoxicological effects of pollutants. For these cell lines little is known on the cellular active transport mechanisms that control the amount of a compound entering the cell, such as the MXR (multixenobiotic resistance) system mediated by ATP binding cassette (ABC) transport proteins. Therefore, for toxic evaluation of chemicals with those cells information on MXR is important. We here present data on constitutive mRNA expression and protein activity levels of a series of ABC efflux transporters in seven permanent cell lines derived from liver (RTL-W1; R1) and liver hepatoma (RTH-149), gill (RTgill-W1), gonad (RTG-2), gut (RTgutGC) and brain (RTbrain) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In addition to known transporters abcb1 (designated here abcb1a), abcb11, abcc1-3, abcc5 and abcg2, we quantified expression levels of a newly identified abcb1 isoform (abcb1b) and abcc4, previously unknown in trout. Quantitative ...
Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) conducted desktop studies to address the issue of the ecotoxicological effects of methanol discharged in produced water from two platforms in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Oil and gas operators sometimes inj...
Chemobehavioural phenotypic analysis using small aquatic model organisms is becoming an important toolbox in aquatic ecotoxicology and neuroactive drug discovery. The analysis of the organisms behavior is usually performed by combining digital video recording with animal tracking software. This software detects the organisms in the video frames, and reconstructs their movement trajectory using image processing algorithms. In this work we investigated the impact of video file characteristics, video optimization techniques and differences in animal tracking algorithms on the accuracy of quantitative neurobehavioural endpoints. We employed larval stages of a free-swimming euryhaline crustacean Artemia franciscana,commonly used for marine ecotoxicity testing, as a proxy modelto assess the effects of video analytics on quantitative behavioural parameters. We evaluated parameters such as data processing speed, tracking precision, capability to perform high-throughput batch processing of video files. Using a
Dr. James Clark is a well-recognized toxicologist, air modeler, and health scientist. He has 20 years of experience in researching the effects of environmental contaminants on human health, including toxicology and exposure assessment modeling, and risk assessment and dispersion modeling. He conducts and manages human health risk assessments for regulatory compliance and risk-based remdiation efforts. Over the course of his career he has authored or co-authored numerous books, book chapters and journal articles on environmental contaminants and human health. He is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS), California Redevelopment Association (CRA), International Society of Environmental Forensics (ISEF), the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Dr. Clark received his BS in Biophysical and Biochemical Sciences from the University of Houston, and his MS and ...
PNECs for dissolved metals are primarily based on single species data determined in the laboratory. It is important to check their capacity for protecting the environment through field data, making the relationship between measured metal levels and observed ecosystem effects in the field. freshwater: Freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates are a group of organisms of known sensitivity to metals. An extensive dataset on zinc concentrations in UK waters was compared with associated benthic invertebrate community metrics. This large scale study revealed that the freshwater standard for zinc (dissolved) should be in the range 20 -27 µg/l ; it was concluded that the ecotoxicity data (NOECs) were showing the same lower range of sensitivity, and that application of additional safety factors on the ecotoxicity information was overly-conservative, and not reflecting ecological reality. Marine water: The available field data relate to algal communities, which are known to be among the most sensitive ...
The degradation of an aqueous solution of clofibric acid was investigated during catalytic and non-catalytic ozonation. The catalyst, TiO(2), enhanced the production of hydroxyl radicals from ozone and raised the fraction or clofibric acid degraded b
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A lectin from Sebastiania jacobinensis bark was isolated using a combination of acetone precipitation, ammonium sulphate fractionation, ion exchange and gel filtration chromatographies. the lectin purified, with a molecular mass of 52.0 kDa and composed of two subunits of 24 kDa, is a glycoprotein with a neutral carbohydrate content of 6.94%. the lectin shows maximum activity over the pH range 4.0-7.5 and heat stability up to 70 degrees C. Our results show that the lectin is an incompetitive inhibitor for trypsin, with a Ki of 0.39 +/- 0.02 mu M. Fluorescence spectroscopy indicated the existence of a hydrophobic surface. the percentages of secondary structure are 75% alpha-helix, 10% beta-sheet, 5% beta-turn and 10% unordered. Lectin inhibits the mycelial growth of Fusarium moniliforme and Fusarium oxysporum with an IC(50) value of 123 +/- 0.5 and 303 +/- 0.9 mu g, respectively. Artemia salina Leach and embryos of Biomphalaria glabrata are not affected by the lectin, indicating low environmental ...
General Section. · General principles of toxicology.. · Mechanisms of toxicity. Toxicity test.. · Absorption, distribution and excretion of toxic substances.. · Biotransformation of xenobiotics.. · Carcinogenesis, teratogenesis, mutagenesis.. special section. · Experimental toxicology and toxicological risk assessment.. · Idiosyncratic reactions and allergic diseases, interactions between xenobiotics.. · Toxicology of pesticides, metals, solvents, pesticides, PAHs, PCOD, PCB, plant and animal toxins.. · Environmental Toxicology: air pollution, water and soil.. · Toxicology food and nutrition: Food Additives and Contaminants. Regulatory bodies.. · Occupational Toxicology. · Toxicology of biotechnology products ...
General Section. · General principles of toxicology.. · Mechanisms of toxicity. Toxicity test.. · Absorption, distribution and excretion of toxic substances.. · Biotransformation of xenobiotics.. · Carcinogenesis, teratogenesis, mutagenesis.. special section. · Experimental toxicology, epidemiology and toxicological risk assessment.. · Idiosyncratic reactions and allergic diseases, interactions between xenobiotics.. · Toxicology of pesticides, metals, solvents, PAHs, PCB.. · Environmental Toxicology, gas. · food and nutrition Toxicology, Food Additives and Contaminants. Regulatory agencies. · Occupational Toxicology. · Toxicology of biotechnology products ...
The long-term goal of this continuing research is to understand the role of cytochrome P450 enzymes in developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals. Such effects are among the most significant concerns in environmental toxicology, and yet a mechanistic understanding is largely absent. Understanding these effects requires explicit knowledge of the CYP involved, given the central role of CYP in the oxidative biotransformation of xenobiotics and many regulatory molecules. At present, there is no animal model for which there is a synoptic view of developmental expression of the full complement of CYP genes. The dual goals of this research are to establish a comprehensive picture of normal and chemically impacted CYP gene expression during development, and to determine the roles of selected CYP in developmental toxicity of prominent environmental chemicals. The major effort involves the zebrafish (Danio rerio) vertebrate model. The initial studies establishes the identities of zebrafish CYP in ...
A European round robin test according to ISO 5725-2 was conceptually prepared, realised, and evaluated. The aim was to determine the inter-laboratory variability of the overall process for the ecotoxicological characterization of construction products in eluates and bioassays. To this end, two construction products BAM-G1 (granulate) and HSR-2 (roof sealing sheet), both made of EPDM polymers (rubber), were selected. The granular construction product was eluted in a one stage batch test, the planar product in the Dynamic Surface Leaching test (DSLT). A total of 17 laboratories from 5 countries participated in the round robin test: Germany (12), Austria (2), Belgium (1), Czech Republic (1) and France (1). A test battery of four standardised ecotoxicity tests with algae, daphnia, luminescent bacteria and zebrafish eggs was used. As toxicity measures, EC50 and LID values were calculated. All tests, except the fish egg test, were basically able to demonstrate toxic effects and the level of toxicity. ...
Each day, people everywhere are exposed to chemicals - in their food, in the water they drink, and in the air they breathe. Some exposures are the result of accidents, disasters, or intentional attempts to cause harm. The environmental toxicology and epidemiology staff of the Health Studies Branch of CDCs National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) specializes in studying, investigating and assessing the extent of and risk for human exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins, and determining the risk of adverse health effects from these exposures.
Each day, people everywhere are exposed to chemicals - in their food, in the water they drink, and in the air they breathe. Some exposures are the result of accidents, disasters, or intentional attempts to cause harm. The environmental toxicology and epidemiology staff of the Health Studies Branch of CDCs National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) specializes in studying, investigating and assessing the extent of and risk for human exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins, and determining the risk of adverse health effects from these exposures.
A log Kow of 1.34 (Hansch 1995) was reported for the substance in a collection of data which has been subject to peer review and in which the original sources are traceable. The result is considered reliable and selected as key study. This is supported by a predicted log Kow value of 1.36 (PFA 2012) which was determined for the substance using a validated QSAR estimation method. In other secondary sources to which reliability could not be assigned, log Kow values of 1.33 - 1.34 (Hulzebos 1993) and 1.34 - 1.35 (Pennakem 2011) were reported for the substance. References Hansch et al (1995), Exploring QSAR. Hydrophobic, Electronic, and Steric Constants, ACS Prof Ref Book. Heller SR, consult. ed., Washington, DC: Amer Chem Soc p. 10 Hulzebos et al (1993), Phytotoxicity studies with Lactuca sativa in soil and nutrient solution, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 12, p p . 1079-1094 Peter Fisk Associates (2012), QSAR Model Reporting Format:QSAR Model Reporting Format: Use of quantitative ...
This course examines basic concepts of environmental toxicology, including distribution, cellular penetration, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental laws governing the interaction of foreign chemicals with biological systems. The course also focuses on the application of these concepts to the understanding and prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from environmental exposure to toxic substances through a case study format. Repurposing OCW Content JHSPH OpenCourseWare encourages users to repurpose OCW content. If you have repurposed content from this course, please click here to let us know about it. ...
Hintons experience lies in Mechanistic and integrative understanding of the manner in which environmental contaminants exert their effects. Pathobiology and toxicopathology of persistent environmental contaminants in fishes: deciphering deleterious effect and establishing causal li Primary area of expertise: environmental toxicology Secondary areas of expertise: coastal zone management, environmental health, fisheries policy and management, water quality, wetland ecology
Supported in part by National Institutes of Health Grants AA12916 and DK070195 (to H.J.), AA020518 (to WX.D.) and by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5P20RR021940-07) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103549-07) from the National Institutes of Health. M.R. McGill was supported by the Training Program in Environmental Toxicology (T32 ES007079-26A2) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. ...
This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence that integrates the underlying principles of medicinal and natural products chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology required to develop a detailed understanding of disease processes, natural products and natural product-based drug discovery, chemotherapeutic treatment options for infectious disease, drug associated side effects, and related drug and toxicological considerations. This second semester presents an overview of natural product drugs that derive from natural sources, provides detailed coverage of antimicrobial chemotherapy for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, describes important aspects of herbal medicine and alternative medical practices, and introduces principles in pharmaceutical and environmental toxicology. This course integrates the following aspects of biomolecular sciences: Basic Biomedical Sciences Molecular Biology/Genetics  Relate the action of antibiotics to processes involved in replication, ...
By Cassandra A. Soltis -. In a May 6, 2011, letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency), 10 congressional leaders requested the Agency to take immediate action against Brazilian Blowout Solution, Acai Professional Smoothing Solution, and other hair smoothing/straightening products that have high levels of formaldehyde based on testing information already available. This letter follows Representative Earl Blumenauers October 5, 2010, letter to Dr. Hamburg, in which Rep. Blumenauer explained that testing by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) found significant levels of formaldehyde in bottles of Brazilian Blowout Solution labeled formaldehyde-free and requested FDA to investigate the issue. The most recent letter to FDA states that Oregon OSHA and the Oregon Health and Science Universitys Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology confirmed that both Brazilian ...
The water flea, Daphnia magna, is the canary of environmental toxicology. Scientists have found the flea to be sensitive to a wide array of toxic conditions. Unlike a mine, a river can contain multiple toxins, and a wide range of reasons why a
Australian scientists have found that fish exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of endosulfan and chlorpyrifos showed significant reductions in the ability to survive in warmer waters. These pesticides, especially chlorpyrifos, are commonly used in cotton, horticulture and sugar cane production. The study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry predicts that global warming may make fish more susceptible to dying from pesticide-contaminated water. The affected fish displayed erratic swimming..., uncoordinated movement with body quivering, rolling over on sides or back and loss of the ability to swim upright. Source: PANNA ...
Bowdoins Biochemistry Program draws upon Chemistry and Biology offerings to present a course of study examining the structure and properties of the molecules that make up living organisms. The major in Biochemistry enables students to explore a broad diversity of related disciplines through elective courses, including (but not limited to) microbiology, biophysics, molecular medicine, genetics, free radical biology, and environmental toxicology. Biochemistry is a vibrant field of study and majors are encouraged to get involved in research with Biochemistry Program faculty members or others in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry ...
A widely used type of asphalt sealant derived from coal tar may be making its way into the house dust of homes, according to new research. Young children may actually be playing on coal-tar-sealed driveways and playgrounds, potentially raising their exposure to harmful chemicals.. The findings, presented at a meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, concern a group of compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. . Jessica Marshall reports for Discovery News January 5, 2010. [2]. ...