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Evaluation of genotoxic and oxidative stress potential of Ajakanga Landfill Leachate in rats

Arojojoye OA, Nwaechefu OO, Nkwadinamor SC

Genotoxicity and oxidative stress potential of Ajakanga Landfill Leachate (ALL) were investigated in this study. Forty-two male albino rats of the Wistar strain (100 g and 150 g) were divided...
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Association Between Cadmium Exposure and Liver Function in Adults in the United States: A Cross-sectional Study

Hong D, Min JY, Min KB

Objectives: Cadmium is widely used, leading to extensive environmental and occupational exposure. Unlike other organs, for which the harmful and carcinogenic effects of cadmium have been established, the hepatotoxicity of...
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Effects of aluminum on the behavior and regeneration of planarian

Kim YJ, Kim YH, Adikari AADI, Yi YJ, Lee SM

Aluminum (Al) is one of the most widely applied metals in various industries. Anthropogenic activities of industrial waste result in increased accumulation of Al in natural water resources and aqueous...
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Neurological and regenerative defects in fresh water planarian exposed to lead

Kim YJ, Kim YH, Adikari AADI, Aganja RP, So J, Yi YJ, Lee SM

Lead (Pb) is a major heavy metal that augments environmental pollution and is a health risk to living organisms. This study was performed to investigate the effect of lead on...
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Identification of heavy metals source within selected active dumpsites in southeastern Nigeria

Onwukeme VI, Eze VC

Discriminating contaminant sources is crucial for pollution control. The study aimed at identifying the source(s) of heavy metals in active dumpsite soils from selected areas in Southeastern Nigeria using statistical...
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Environment and lung diseases

Kim WJ

Genetic and environmental risk factors influence the development of respiratory diseases. While cigarette smoking is a personal risk factor, ambient air pollution and chemicals such as asbestos are major environmental...
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Survey and risk assessment on residual pesticides and heavy metals in coffee beans distributed in Daejeon

Kim D, Oh S, Song Y, Shin S, Lee S, Kim J, Jo G, Lee BJ

The content of harmful materials was investigated for coffee beans sold in Daejeon. Total 79 samples were analysed and 213 residual pesticides and 2 heavy metals were analysed simultaneously by...
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Effects of cadmium on the behavior and regeneration of Dugesia japonica

Kim YJ, Kim YH, Adikari AADI, So J, Yi YJ, Lee SM

This study was undertaken to evaluate the toxic effect of cadmium sulfate (Cds) on planarians (Dugesia japonica), and the suitability of planarians as an alternative animal model for toxicity studies....
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Risk assessment via oral and dermal pathways from heavy metal polluted water of Kolleru lake - A Ramsar wetland in Andhra Pradesh, India

Sharma SD

The Kolleru Lake, India is a famous wetland of international significance. Analyses of certain potentially toxic heavy metal ions in water indicate that this freshwater lake is characterized by highly...
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Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant, toxic metal-tolerant and biofilm-forming bacteria in hospital surroundings

Nath S, Sinha A, Singha YS, Dey A, Bhattacharjee N, Deb B

The emergence and rapid spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to unethical and non-scientific disposal of hospital wastes and clinical by-products caused an alarming environmental concern and associated public health risks....
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Bioaccumulation and health risk assessment of heavy metals in Musa paradisiaca, Zea mays, Cucumeropsis manii and Manihot esculenta cultivated in Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria

Ohiagu FO, Lele KC, Chikezie PC, Verla AW, Enyoh CE

This study was carried out to investigate heavy metals concentrations: lead (Pb), cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and manganese (Mn) in Musa paradisiaca (plantain), Zea...
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Bacterial remediation of heavy metal polluted soil and effluent from paper mill industry

Nwaehiri UL, Akwukwaegbu PI, Bright Nwoke BE

Bacterial remediation of heavy metal polluted soil and effluent from paper mill was investigated using standard analytical methods. The paper mill was visited for 6 months at interval of 30...
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Determination of Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Heavy Metals Present in Spilanthes acmella Hutch and Dalz: Possible Health Effects

Singh SB, Singh K, Butola SS, Rawat S, Arunachalam K

The study was conducted for quantitive determination of macronutrients, micronutrients and heavy metals present in Spilanthes acmella Hutch and Dalz, a traditionally used important medicinal plant. The results illustrated the...
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Swimming pools quality risk assessment for heavy metal deposition and intake via oral and dermal exposure

Nnabugwu A, Uchenna AP

The deplorable environmental conditions coupled to poor management practices employed by public swimming pool owners have led to suspicions over the safety of these recreational sites. This study was carried...
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Association between cadmium exposure and hearing impairment: a population-based study in Korean adults

Jung DJ

BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical association between cadmium exposure and hearing impairment among the Korean population. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study used the data obtained from the...
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Association between Three Heavy Metals and Dry Eye Disease in Korean Adults: Results of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Jung SJ, Lee SH

PURPOSE: To investigate the associations between blood heavy metal concentrations and dry eye disease using a Korean population-based survey. METHODS: This study included 23,376 participants >40 years of age who participated...
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The effects of exposure to lead, cadmium and mercury on follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men and postmenopausal women: data from the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012–2014)

Lee TW, Kim DH, Ryu JY

BACKGROUND: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a gonadotropin secreted by the pituitary gland, is a representative secondary sex hormone and an important indicator of reproductive function. The effects of heavy metals such...
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Study of the Heavy Metals in Fume of Buckshot, Blood Lead Concentration and Self-Rated Health Status of National Clay Shooting Athletes

Chun HJ, Nam SM, Cho IH

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the levels of heavy metals and self-rated health status of the national clay shooting athletes. METHODS: Fourteen subjects' blood lead level and index of...
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Environmental exposure of heavy metal (lead and cadmium) and hearing loss: data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES 2010–2013)

Kang GH, Uhm JY, Choi YG, Kang EK, Kim SY, Choo WO, Chang SS

BACKGROUND: Lead and cadmium have been identified as risk factors for hearing loss in animal studies, but large-scale studies targeting the general human population are rare. This study was conducted...
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Heavy Metals Biosorption from Aqueous Solution by Endophytic Drechslera hawaiiensis of Morus alba L. Derived from Heavy Metals Habitats

El-Gendy M, Hassanein , Abd El-Hay Ibrahim H, Abd El-Baky DH

The ability of dead cells of endophytic Drechslera hawaiiensis of Morus alba L. grown in heavy metals habitats for bioremoval of cadmium (Cd²⁺), copper (Cu²⁺), and lead (Pb²⁺) in aqueous...
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