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Cholinesterase (ChE) inhibition in pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) as environmental biomarker: ChE characterization and potential neurotoxic effects of xenobiotics

Inhibition of cholinesterases (ChEs) has been widely used as an environmental biomarker of exposure to organophosphates (OP) and carbamate (CB) pesticides. More recently, this biomarker has been suggested as a putative biomarker for ...

Children exposure to atmospheric particles in indoor of Lisbon primary schools

Evidence continues to emerge showing that poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from schools, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease students’ performance. Since children spend on average 7–11 ...

Chemical composition of rainwater at a coastal town on the southwest of Europe: What changes in 20 years?

Rainwater was collected at the Portuguese west coast between September 2008 and September 2009, and analysed for pH, conductivity, and Cl−, NO3−, SO42−, and NH4+ concentrations. Results of rainwater chemical composition were compared...

Programa Bandeira Azul : avaliação do potencial na gestão e consciência do risco costeiro em Vagos

A existência de desafios ambientais, em relação às alterações morfológicas das zonas litorais, indica que a aposta no avanço científico nas áreas da oceanografia e da gestão e ordenamento do território são uma mais valia p...