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Mycotoxins: Diffuse and point source contributions of natural contaminants of emerging concern to streams

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, February 2014
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Title
Mycotoxins: Diffuse and point source contributions of natural contaminants of emerging concern to streams
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, February 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.062
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Authors

Dana W. Kolpin, Judith Schenzel, Michael T. Meyer, Patrick J. Phillips, Laura E. Hubbard, Tia-Marie Scott, Thomas D. Bucheli

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of mycotoxins in streams, 116 water samples from 32 streams and three wastewater treatment plant effluents were collected in 2010 providing the broadest investigation on the spatial and temporal occurrence of mycotoxins in streams conducted in the United States to date. Out of the 33 target mycotoxins measured, nine were detected at least once during this study. The detections of mycotoxins were nearly ubiquitous during this study even though the basin size spanned four orders of magnitude. At least one mycotoxin was detected in 94% of the 116 samples collected. Deoxynivalenol was the most frequently detected mycotoxin (77%), followed by nivalenol (59%), beauvericin (43%), zearalenone (26%), β-zearalenol (20%), 3-acetyl-deoxynivalenol (16%), α-zearalenol (10%), diacetoxyscirpenol (5%), and verrucarin A (1%). In addition, one or more of the three known estrogenic compounds (i.e. zearalenone, α-zearalenol, and β-zearalenol) were detected in 43% of the samples, with maximum concentrations substantially higher than observed in previous research. While concentrations were generally low (i.e. < 50 ng/L) during this study, concentrations exceeding 1,000 ng/L were measured during spring snowmelt conditions in agricultural settings and in wastewater treatment plant effluent. Results of this study suggest that both diffuse (e.g. release from infected plants and manure applications from exposed livestock) and point (e.g. wastewater treatment plants and food processing plants) sources are important environmental pathways for mycotoxin transport to streams. The ecotoxicological impacts from the long-term, low-level exposures to mycotoxins alone or in combination with complex chemical mixtures are unknown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 23%
Researcher 16 20%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Master 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 32%
Chemistry 12 15%
Environmental Science 10 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 22 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2018.
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#3,298,123
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#3,661
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#36,338
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#7
of 61 outputs
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