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Evaluating the potential role of bioactive chemicals on the distribution of invasive Asian carp upstream and downstream from river mile 278 in the Illinois waterway.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Sep 15; 735:139458.ST

Abstract

Two non-native carp species have invaded the Illinois Waterway and are a threat to Great Lakes ecosystems. Poor water quality in the upper Illinois Waterway may be a factor contributing to the stalling of the carp population front near river mile 278. In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey collected 4 sets of water samples from two sites upstream and 4 sites downstream from river mile 278, and one tributary. Each sample was analyzed for up to 649 unique constituents of which 287 were detected including 96 pesticides, 62 pharmaceuticals, 39 wastewater indicator chemicals, 29 metals, 19 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 6 disinfection by-products (DBPs), 5 hormones, and 5 carboxylic acids. Potential for bioactivity was estimated by comparing chemical concentrations to aquatic life or human health criteria and to in-vitro bioactivity screening results in the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ToxCast™ database. The resulting hazard quotients and exposure-activity ratios (EARs) are toxicity indexes that can be used to rank potential bioactivity of individual chemicals and chemical mixtures. This analysis indicates that several bioactive chemicals (BCs) including: carbendazim, 2,4-D, metolachlor, terbuthylazine, and acetochlor (pesticides); 1,4-dioxane (VOC); metformin, diphenhydramine, sulfamethoxazole, tramadol, fexofenadine, and the anti-depressants (pharmaceuticals); bisphenol A, 4-nonylphenol, galaxolide, 4-tert-octylphenol (wastewater indicator chemical); lead and boron (metals); and estrone (hormone) all occur in the upper Illinois Waterway at concentrations that produce elevated EARs values and may be adversely affecting carp reproduction and health. The clear differences in water quality upstream and downstream from river mile 278 with higher contaminant concentrations and potential bioactivity upstream could represent a barrier to carp range expansion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Water Science Center, Lakewood, CO, United States of America. Electronic address: wbattagl@usgs.gov.U.S. Geological Survey, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, IL, United States of America.U.S. Geological Survey, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, IL, United States of America.U.S. Geological Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center, Columbia, SC, United States of America.U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area, Boulder, CO, United States of America.U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Science Center, Middleton, WI, United States of America.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32470670

Citation

Battaglin, William, et al. "Evaluating the Potential Role of Bioactive Chemicals On the Distribution of Invasive Asian Carp Upstream and Downstream From River Mile 278 in the Illinois Waterway." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 735, 2020, p. 139458.
Battaglin W, Duncker J, Terrio P, et al. Evaluating the potential role of bioactive chemicals on the distribution of invasive Asian carp upstream and downstream from river mile 278 in the Illinois waterway. Sci Total Environ. 2020;735:139458.
Battaglin, W., Duncker, J., Terrio, P., Bradley, P., Barber, L., & DeCicco, L. (2020). Evaluating the potential role of bioactive chemicals on the distribution of invasive Asian carp upstream and downstream from river mile 278 in the Illinois waterway. The Science of the Total Environment, 735, 139458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139458
Battaglin W, et al. Evaluating the Potential Role of Bioactive Chemicals On the Distribution of Invasive Asian Carp Upstream and Downstream From River Mile 278 in the Illinois Waterway. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Sep 15;735:139458. PubMed PMID: 32470670.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluating the potential role of bioactive chemicals on the distribution of invasive Asian carp upstream and downstream from river mile 278 in the Illinois waterway. AU - Battaglin,William, AU - Duncker,James, AU - Terrio,Paul, AU - Bradley,Paul, AU - Barber,Larry, AU - DeCicco,Laura, Y1 - 2020/05/16/ PY - 2020/03/19/received PY - 2020/05/12/revised PY - 2020/05/13/accepted PY - 2020/5/30/pubmed PY - 2020/7/11/medline PY - 2020/5/30/entrez KW - Asian carp KW - Bioactive chemicals KW - Illinois Waterway KW - Invasive species KW - Water quality SP - 139458 EP - 139458 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci. Total Environ. VL - 735 N2 - Two non-native carp species have invaded the Illinois Waterway and are a threat to Great Lakes ecosystems. Poor water quality in the upper Illinois Waterway may be a factor contributing to the stalling of the carp population front near river mile 278. In 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey collected 4 sets of water samples from two sites upstream and 4 sites downstream from river mile 278, and one tributary. Each sample was analyzed for up to 649 unique constituents of which 287 were detected including 96 pesticides, 62 pharmaceuticals, 39 wastewater indicator chemicals, 29 metals, 19 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 6 disinfection by-products (DBPs), 5 hormones, and 5 carboxylic acids. Potential for bioactivity was estimated by comparing chemical concentrations to aquatic life or human health criteria and to in-vitro bioactivity screening results in the U.S Environmental Protection Agency ToxCast™ database. The resulting hazard quotients and exposure-activity ratios (EARs) are toxicity indexes that can be used to rank potential bioactivity of individual chemicals and chemical mixtures. This analysis indicates that several bioactive chemicals (BCs) including: carbendazim, 2,4-D, metolachlor, terbuthylazine, and acetochlor (pesticides); 1,4-dioxane (VOC); metformin, diphenhydramine, sulfamethoxazole, tramadol, fexofenadine, and the anti-depressants (pharmaceuticals); bisphenol A, 4-nonylphenol, galaxolide, 4-tert-octylphenol (wastewater indicator chemical); lead and boron (metals); and estrone (hormone) all occur in the upper Illinois Waterway at concentrations that produce elevated EARs values and may be adversely affecting carp reproduction and health. The clear differences in water quality upstream and downstream from river mile 278 with higher contaminant concentrations and potential bioactivity upstream could represent a barrier to carp range expansion. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32470670/Evaluating_the_potential_role_of_bioactive_chemicals_on_the_distribution_of_invasive_Asian_carp_upstream_and_downstream_from_river_mile_278_in_the_Illinois_waterway L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(20)32975-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -