biomonitoring system Articles

  • Biofouling & Biomonitoring: Mussels help keep Mussels at Bay

    Untitled Document Dykes, shipwrecks, junk and just about anything else submerged in water is soon colonized by aquatic animals, particularly mussels. Unless something is ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Biomonitoring can measure what chemical monitoring cannot

    Algae and Daphnia (waterfleas) forewarn drinking water sector Biomonitors, instruments which measure the biological effects of different substances on organisms, detect substances which cannot be detected using chemicals anaylsis methods. This is also valid for combinations of substances which are present in the water in large concentrations. A well-functioning monitor is necessary since our ...


    By bbe Moldaenke GmbH

  • Effect of 137Cs gamma radiation on the system bioindicator Tradescantia pallida

    The use of the bioindicator Tradescantia clone 4430 as a biomonitor is limited to a short period of time in regions of hot climate. This paper describes the use of Tradescantia pallida as a bioindicator, to verify its sensitivity to gamma radiation from a 137Cs source and to monitor places of low doses of ionising radiation in tropical climates. Specimens of the T. pallida were exposed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Airborne chemical elements: correlation between atmospheric levels and lichen content

    Concentrations of As, Cd, Co, Na, Sb, Se and Zn have been measured in atmospheric particulate matter and Parmelia sulcata Taylor transplants at a suburban and industrial area. Levels in particulate matter were found to be much lower than European target values, Californian Acute Inhalation Reference Exposure Levels and Ontario's Ambient Air Quality Criteria. Correlations between elemental content ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cysteine synthesis in Scorpiurum circinatum as a suitable biomarker in air pollution monitoring

    Heavy metals enter ecosystems by both natural and anthropogenic processes. An excess of metals in the environment damages plant metabolism, leading to oxidative stress in the cell. Most metal ions present in the cell are bound to low molecular mass ligands. The major types of S-containing ligands involved in metal binding are derived from cysteine. The authors show, for the first time in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Better safe than sorry: using the precautionary principle to prevent harm

    Concerned about the increase in disease, declining natural resources and the rate at which some species are becoming extinct, a group of environmentalists, farmers, industry leaders and health care professionals explored solutions. In 1998, they gathered at ...

  • When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

    Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags and ...


    By Ensia

  • What are we doing to our children’s brains?

    Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly 300 percent, while that of ...


    By Ensia

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Robust on-line monitoring assay - Case Study

    Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Measurement as a Robust on-line Monitoring Assay for Water Quality Assessment. Zina Al-Saar 4th year Intern student Avans University of Applied Science - ATGM Department Joep Appels - Supervisor and Managing Director microLAN on line Bio-monitoring System. ...


    By microLAN B.V.

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