The Science of the total environment
Agricultural chemicals end up in the environment as complex mixtures and it is their combinatorial effects that need to be evaluated, rather than the traditional single effect of the active ingredients. This study emphasises effects-directed analyses (androgen receptor (AR) activity) of such environmentally relevant mixtures. Soil, where glyphosate...
A dual (colorimetric and fluorometric) method is described for sensitive and selective determination of the herbicide glyphosate. It is based on the use of a system composed of polyethylenimine-capped NaGdF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs), copper(II) ions, hydrogen peroxide and 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine. The physicochemical and photo...
Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA
We have determined the effect of glyphosate on selected epigenetic parameters and major cell cycle drivers in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The cells were incubated with glyphosate at 0.5, 10 and 100 μM. The analysis included: global DNA methylation, methylation in the promoter regions of tumor suppressor genes (P16, P21, TP53) ...
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Herbicide concentrations in surface water following silvicultural applications are dependent on abiotic factors, such as proximity to the treatment site, time from application, and rainfall. Routine aerial application of forestry herbicides result in trace concentrations in surface water that pose minimal risk to ecological and human health. This i...
Data in Brief
This article presents original geospatial data on soil adsorption coefficient (Kd) for two widely used herbicides in agriculture, glyphosate and atrazine. Besides Kds, the dataset includes site-specific soil data: pH, total nitrogen, total organic carbon, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cu, cation exchange capacity, percentage of sand, silt and clay, water ...
Ecotoxicology and environmental safety
At present, the public is paying more attention to the adverse effects of pesticides on human and animal health and the environment. Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum pesticide that is widely used in agricultural production. In this manuscript, the effects of diets containing glyphosate on intestinal morphology, intestinal immune factors, intestinal a...
Environmental science; Toxicology; Amphibians; Glyphosate; Arsenite; Biomarkers; DNA
L’alimentation bio connaît un essor fulgurant ces dernières années. Au vu des tarifs appliqués, on peut se poser la question de savoir si le label bio est le gage d’une meilleure hygiène de vie ou s’il est utilisé comme argument marketing sans réel bénéfice pour les consommateurs. Différents scandales ont éclaté au sujet des produits phytosanitaire...