• Home
  • Search Results
  • Does water chemistry affect the dietary uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles by the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis?

Does water chemistry affect the dietary uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles by the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis?

Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) (2014-03-20)
Ana López-Serrano Oliver, Marie-Noële Croteau, Tasha L Stoiber, Mila Tejamaya, Isabella Römer, Jamie R Lead, Samuel N Luoma
ABSTRACT

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in many applications and likely released into the aquatic environment. There is increasing evidence that Ag is efficiently delivered to aquatic organisms from AgNPs after aqueous and dietary exposures. Accumulation of AgNPs through the diet can damage digestion and adversely affect growth. It is well recognized that aspects of water quality, such as hardness, affect the bioavailability and toxicity of waterborne Ag. However, the influence of water chemistry on the bioavailability and toxicity of dietborne AgNPs to aquatic invertebrates is largely unknown. Here we characterize for the first time the effects of water hardness and humic acids on the bioaccumulation and toxicity of AgNPs coated with polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) to the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis after dietary exposures. Our results indicate that bioaccumulation and toxicity of Ag from PVP-AgNPs ingested with food are not affected by water hardness and by humic acids, although both could affect interactions with the biological membrane and trigger nanoparticle transformations. Snails efficiently assimilated Ag from the PVP-AgNPs mixed with diatoms (Ag assimilation efficiencies ranged from 82 to 93%). Rate constants of Ag uptake from food were similar across the entire range of water hardness and humic acid concentrations. These results suggest that correcting regulations for water quality could be irrelevant and ineffective where dietary exposure is important.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, conductive paste
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, nanopowder, <100 nm particle size, contains PVP as dispersant, 99.5% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, powder, 2-3.5 μm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver nanowires, diam. × L 60 nm × 10 μm, 0.5% (isopropyl alcohol suspension)
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 0.5 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, flakes, 10 μm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, nanopowder, <150 nm particle size, 99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, powder, 5-8 μm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver nanowires, diam. × L 120-150 nm × 20-50 μm, 0.5% (isopropyl alcohol suspension)
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver nanowires, diam. × L 115 nm × 20-50 μm, 0.5% (isopropyl alcohol suspension)
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 1.0 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, foil, thickness 0.1 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 0.5 mm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 0.25 mm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, colloidal, 65-75% Ag basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, foil, thickness 1.0 mm, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, shot, 1-3 mm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 2.0 mm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, foil, thickness 0.25 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, powder, <250 μm, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, foil, thickness 0.025 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 1.0 mm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 0.1 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, granular, >250 μm, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, evaporation slug, diam. × L 0.6 cm × 1.2 cm, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, foil, thickness 0.5 mm, 99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, powder, <45 μm, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wool, diam. 0.05 mm, ≥99.9% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Silver, wire, diam. 0.25 mm, 99.9% trace metals basis
Silver, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 1.0mm, as rolled, 99.95+%