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Brominated and organophosphate flame retardants in indoor dust of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Implications for human exposure.
Different flame retardants (FRs) namely polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), emerging brominated/chlorinated flame retardants (Br/Cl FRs), and organophosphate FRs (OPFRs) were analyzed in cars,Expand
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Organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) in the serum and hair of pet cats and dogs: biosentinels of indoor pollution.
Concentrations of different classes of organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) viz., polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs), bromophenols (BPs),Expand
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Avian feathers as a non-destructive bio-monitoring tool of trace metals signatures: a case study from severely contaminated areas.
The concentrations of trace metals were assessed using feathers of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis), collected within two industrial areas of Pakistan, Lahore and Sialkot. We found, in order ofExpand
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Organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) in human serum of mothers and children from Pakistan with urban and rural residential settings.
This study aimed to provide first data on the concentrations of different classes of organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) in human serum from Pakistan, an area with limited information onExpand
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Human exposure to toxic metals via contaminated dust: Bio-accumulation trends and their potential risk estimation.
We assessed the levels of potentially toxic trace metals, Zinc (Zn), Lead (Pb), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr), Cobalt (Co), and Cadmium (Cd), in dust, hair, nail and serum,Expand
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Extensive arsenic contamination in high-pH unconfined aquifers in the Indus Valley
Fifty million to 60 million people potentially exposed to high levels of groundwater arsenic, which is coincident with areas of irrigation. Arsenic-contaminated aquifers are currently estimated toExpand
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Geo-accumulation and enrichment of trace metals in sediments and their associated risks in the Chenab River, Pakistan
In this study the level of toxic metals (Mn, Zn, Pb, Cd, Co, Cu) was determined in sediment samples from the Chenab River, Pakistan. The potential toxicity of studied metals was determined byExpand
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Spatial distribution of dust-bound trace elements in Pakistan and their implications for human exposure.
This study aims to assess the spatial patterns of selected dust-borne trace elements alongside the river Indus Pakistan, their relation with anthropogenic and natural sources, and the potential riskExpand
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A nested case-control study indicating heavy metal residues in meconium associate with maternal gestational diabetes mellitus risk
BackgroundEnvironmental pollutant exposure may play certain roles in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetes mellitus including gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We hypothesize that heavyExpand
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Human exposure to trace metals and arsenic via consumption of fish from river Chenab, Pakistan and associated health risks.
This study provided the first hand data of trace elements into fish muscles (N = 65) collected from river Chenab in Pakistan during 2013, using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).Expand
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