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Lukasz J Binkowski

Lukasz J Binkowski
Pedagogical University of Krakow · Institute of Biology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am interested in full influence of environmental pollution on birds and mammals, and efficient monitoring of the level of this pollution. One of my most important scientific projects is the study of Pb poisoning among waterfowl (including isotopic ratio inquiries). I have participated in research on neonicotinoids in sparrows. I have also taken part in several projects on human tissue, mainly focused on Hg. Here I present only my JCR articles. Please find more on my Mendeley profile.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - October 2015
Université de Neuchâtel
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I joined a Swiss scientific team to study neonicotinoids in house sparrows on farmlands where the levels of intensity of farming differed. As well as neonics and metals the study also concerned oxidative and physiological stress markers.
December 2011 - September 2019
Pedagogical University of Cracow
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2005 - June 2011
Jagiellonian University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2005 - June 2011
Jagiellonian University
Field of study
  • Biology
October 2004 - January 2007
Jagiellonian University
Field of study
  • Environmental Protection
October 2000 - June 2005

Publications

Publications (67)
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Assisted phytoremediation is extremely promising, but is still in development and needs further study. Therefore, the combination use of Erythrostemon gilliesii and humic acid was studied to aid the efficiency of lead nitrate Pb(NO 3) 2 phytoextraction. Seedlings were exposed to five simultaneous treatments of Pb(NO 3) 2 (0, 100, 300, 500, and 700...
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The purpose of this study was to monitor concentration of selected biological and risk elements in testes and later epididymal spermatozoa motility of wild boars (Sus scrofa scrofa) as well as their association. Wild boars were hunted in region Žuhračka - Levice branch plant, Slovak Republic. Testes were surgically removed post-mortem and were tran...
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Currently, in animal nutrition, the replacement of synthetic substances with natural ones was expected to improve animal health. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a dietary brown seaweed and plant polyphenol mixture in adult male rabbits on the haematological profile and antioxidant markers. Twenty-four adult male rabbits...
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In many countries the use of lead-based ammunition is prevalent, and results in exposure and poisoning of waterfowl and other species of birds. In waterfowl hunting areas large quantities of spent shot may be deposited in wetland and terrestrial habitats. These pellets can undergo transformations, which are influenced by various abiotic and biotic...
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Lead (Pb) is a highly toxic pollutant and represents a serious threat to wildlife, affecting various systems in animal bodies. Especially prone to Pb poisoning are waterbirds, which may inadvertently ingest spent gunshot, fishing sinkers and contaminated sediments. This research thus focused on evaluating Pb concentrations in the blood of 170 Mute...
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Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder detrimental to the behavior, cognitive performance, immune system, and physical growth of infants and preschool- and school-age children. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) increases children’s susceptibility to some metals, including the highly toxic lead (Pb), but the character of this relationshi...
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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) on the heart muscle of chicken embryos of the broiler line Ross 308. The benzo[a]pyrene in the organic oil solution was injected in ovo on the 6th day of the incubation in doses of: 0.1, 0.5, and 1 mg/kg weight of eggs; the aflatoxin B1 in t...
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The composition of seminal plasma of individual sires varies and so does the fertilizing ability. Micro and macro elements along with seminal enzymes, hormones, proteins, and lipids contained in seminal plasma are essential for the proper physiological function of spermatozoa. However, elevated levels against the normal physiological values, especi...
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Iran is the largest fishery producer in the region reaching nearly 1 million tons. Fish provide a good many nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Due to significant deposits of xenobiotics in the water environments, however, fish may also be a source of non-essential metals, causing a variety of disorders. The main challenges to Iranian fis...
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The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased over the recent decades. Exposure to environmental contaminants may be a risk factor for the development of GDM, but this is heavily dependent on particular circumstances. Studies on various areas linking various factors are therefore needed. We examined the associations between se...
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In recent years, bisphenol analogues such as bisphenol B (BPB), bisphenol F (BPF), and bisphenol S (BPS) have come to replace bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and food containers, since BPA has been shown to leach into food and water, causing numerous negative health effects. Although much information on the endocrine activity of BPA is availabl...
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Piscivorous avian species may be affected by mercury (Hg) which tends to accumulate in aquatic environments and biomagnifies across the food webs. One of such species is the black stork, whose population increase recently slowed down due to unknown reasons. At the same time Hg contamination and its effects were almost unaudited for this species, so...
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Although mercury (Hg) occurs naturally, human activity is currently the greatest source of release and the ocean receives Hg inputs by rivers and atmospheric deposition. Seabirds including chicks serve as valuable bioindicators of Hg contamination, reflecting local contamination around the colony. This study investigates the ecological drivers (tro...
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The examination of various elements in the milk products is very important in the food sector in respect of food quality and safety. The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of calcium (Ca), cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr), iron (Fe), mercury (Hg), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), nickel (Ni), phosp...
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In low-income and middle-income countries such as Iran, smoking is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people. This has led to additional exposure to a variety of substances, including metals which may exert a toxic influence and lead to severe diseases. In order to evaluate the influence of smoking on metal concentrations, a case...
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In arid and semi-arid regions of Iran, water is supplied by qanats, underground channels where pollution is suspected, but unestablished. The aim of this study was thus to run a risk assessment study regarding the levels of cadmium (Cd) and chromium (Cr) in qanat water and edible herbs (Adiantum capillus-verenis, Chara globularis and Plantago lance...
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Lead is one of the non-essential metals that can become a serious environmental threat to the human population and wildlife causing various toxic impairments and pathologies. Waterfowl are especially sensitive to lead expo- sure as they stay in areas with a high risk of lead pollution due to hunting and fishing pressures. This study aims to determi...
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Concentrations of mercury (Hg) were examined in the blood of mute swans from rural breeding sites and urban wintering areas in southern parts of Poland, Europe. The birds were classified into three age groups: cygnets, juveniles and adults. To investigate the potential impact of Hg on birds, hematocrit (Ht), reduced glutathione (GSH) levels and mor...
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Freshwater mussels are widely used in the monitoring of pollution because they are filter-feeding, long-lived animals that tend to accumulate metals in their shells. The temporal scale of such studies can reach thousands of years, since the composition of shells preserves them against decay. This allows us to reconstruct past environmental conditio...
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The concentration of mercury (Hg) in fish species has direct consequences to the health of man and ecosystem. Thus, in this paper, the accumulation of Hg in gills, liver, and muscle of the two fish species (Whipfin silver biddy - Gerres filamentosus and Flathead grey mullet - Mugil cephalus) were measured by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometr...
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The monitoring of various elements in the cow milk is important in the agricultural sector. The goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of calcium (Ca), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), mercury (Hg), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in the milk samples coming from different origin...
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1.Neonicotinoids are the most widely used class of insecticides globally. However, the link between farming practices and the extent of contamination of soils and crops by neonicotinoid insecticides, as well as and the extent of such contamination in organic fields and ecological focus areas (EFAs) are currently unclear. 2.We measured the concentra...
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In this study we determined the associations between lifestyle habits (alcohol intake, smoking, dietary supplements consumption) and morphological and biochemical profile of spermatozoa, as well as the metal profile of seminal plasma from subfertile patients (n = 48) from northern Slovakia. Spermatozoa motility was assessed according to a four grad...
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The massive use of neonicotinoid insecticides has been repeatedly incriminated for their impacts to avian populations. Some studies have reported contamination of granivorous birds by neonicotinoids but very little is known about exposure to neonicotinoids in other bird species. To fill this lack of knowledge, we trapped house sparrows Passer domes...
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The concentration of mercury (Hg) in fish species has direct consequences to health of man and ecosystem. Thus, in this paper, the accumulation of Hg in gills, liver, and muscle of the two fish species (Whipfin silver biddy – Gerres filamentosus and Flathead grey mullet – Mugil cephalus) were measured by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry. T...
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Miankaleh and Gomishan International Wetlands are important wintering areas for waterbirds in the Caspian Sea region. Previous studies revealed increased exposure to metals in some species of waterbirds using these wetlands. In this study, we examined concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in kidneys, liv...
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Wine consumption delivers macroelements and microelements necessary for the proper metabolism. On the other hand, wine can be an important source of toxic metals. The aim of this study was to estimate the concentrations of Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mg, Ni, Pb, and Zn in the Slovak and non-Slovak wines. The concentration of metals was evaluated with respe...
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The toxicity effect of nanoparticles when exposed to other environmental pollutants is not completely known. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of coexisting mercury chloride (HgCl2) and silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on the oxidative stress response, behavioral pattern, and histopathological changes of goldfish. In this stu...
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Lead (Pb) from spent gunshot and fishing sinkers is recognized as the main source of Pb poisoning among waterfowl. It is also suspected to directly pollute water and sediments, but no appropriate, comprehensive evaluation of this issue has so far been carried out. An experiment on Pb pellets in microcosms (n = 160) with two sediment types (mud and...
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Due to environmental pollution, wild animals are exposed to various pollutants. Some game animals, such as wild boars are used by people for food, but their meat is not evaluated regarding pollution transfer, since they are unavail- able on the official market. The aim of this paper is to present the concentrations of chosen metals (Cd, Co, Cu, Hg,...
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Artesian wells are sources of water from the late Pleistocene era. They are in common use in Krakow, in southern Poland, where five years ago limited studies were carried out, the results of which disputed the potability of water from some of the wells. This paper presents complex studies carried out at the end of 2012 concerning the pollution and...
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The history of the conference “Risk Factors of Food Chain” started in 2000. The aim of the conference was to unify the forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of risk factors on environment, solid management, crop production, animal breeding and human food chain. The conference is targeted to leading researcher...
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Mercury (Hg) is one of the main global pollutants that may biomagnify in food nets, especially in wetlands. Birds may be useful in the biomonitoring of Hg in such habitats and may even serve in vivo samples. This paper examined Hg concentration in the feathers of seven bird species foraging on Fereydunkenar International wetland (in 2013). Mean Hg...
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Lead (Pb) poisoning is most commonly linked amongst anthropogenically-caused deaths in waterfowl and this is often associated with hunting and fishing activities. However, the exact identification of the source may be difficult with commonly-used techniques. We have studied isotope ratios using Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
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We aimed to check the relationships between levels of metals (Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg and Zn) in cancerous and non-cancerous lung tissues and their link to air pollution, expressed as particulate matter (PM) concentrations. The study also examines the influence on metal concentration in the lung tissue of patients' sex and the distance of their homes fr...
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Cancer is still one of the major causes of death worldwide. Xenobiotics are one of the main carcinogens, thus the monitoring of their concentration is of deep concern. Many analyses based on samples' dry weight, therefore the tissue samples dehydratation is essential. In this study we assessed differences in water content and its loss in lung tumor...
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The distribution of total mercury in the bodies of drake mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) inhabiting an industrialized wetland area in southern Poland was studied. The median Hg concentration in tissue of various bones (0.017 lg/g w.w.) was statistically lower than the con- centration found in muscle tissue (0.023 lg/g w.w.) and in internal organ...
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The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the effect of lead chloride (PbCl2) on rabbit spermatozoa motility and morphology. Lead concentrations in the medium ranged between 0.45 and 11.17 μg/ml; incubation time was 240 min (analyzed immediately after Pb addition followed by 30, 60, 120, 180, and 240 min), and temperatures of the culture envi...
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Abstract Birds are susceptible to environmental changes, which make themparticularly important as indicators of environmental contamination, including metal concentrations. In the present study, the concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn) in the tail and flight fe...
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Metabolizm etanolu wiąże się z wytwarzaniem dużych ilości re-aktywnych form tlenu (RFT), co prowadzi do zachwiania równowagi pomiędzy ich produkcją, a usuwaniem. Generuje się w ten sposób stres oksydacyjny. Tiolem zaangażowanym w utrzymywanie równowagi oksydacyjnej organizmu jest glutation (GSH). Także tauryna znana jest ze swoich właściwości antyo...
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The aim of this study was to investigate whether the concentrations of metals differ among patients with and without lung cancer with different smoking status and living in industrialized environments. We also evaluated the relationships between metals and blood parameters including hematocrit level (Hct), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), red (RBC) a...
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Anthropogenic activities such as industry, agriculture, and daily life are related to metal pollution of the environment. Places known of the highest impact are fishponds where intensive fish farming is believed to input a significant amount of various elements to water. Additionally, many studies suspect wetland hunting activity of water lead poll...
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Lung cancer is found to be the main type of cancer and permanently growing problem in the whole world. Research have shown that many trace elements are involved in activation or inhibition of numerous biological processes and consequently, can directly or indirectly mediate in carcinogenesis. Human samples consisted of healthy, as well as, tumorous...
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Lung cancer is still main cause of death associated with cancer. There are studies providing connection between elevating risk of that disease and environmental exposure to metals. International Agency for Research of Cancer classified mercury as a possible carcinogen to humans. The aim of present study was to investigate if any differences in lung...
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Mercury is a xenobiotic metal which occurs in the environment in its most toxic form (methylmercury) mostly in sediments. The transfer level from the environment to living organism depends on many factors and is different in various environments. The aim of our study was to inquire the concentrations of total mercury in chosen parts of the digestiv...
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The aim of this study was to present the content of cadmium, copper and zinc in tissues of the most common game waterbirds from southern Poland. Concentrations of the three metals were measured in brain, pectoral muscle, heart muscle, liver and kidney of mallard (n = 10) and coot (n = 10) shot in 2003 on fishponds around Zator, Southern Poland. The...
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Concentrations of cadmiumand leadwere measured in liver and kidneys ofMallard (n=60) and Coot (n=50). Free living birds were collected by hunters in years 2006–2008 in the area of fishponds near Zator in southern Poland. Age group was determined according to the appearance of the plumage (Mallards) and iris color (Coot). Concentrations ofmetalswere...
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In this study the NCI-H295R human adrenocortical carcinoma cell line was used as an in vitro biological model to study the effect of mercury (HgCl(2)) on the steroidogenesis. The cells were cultured for 48 h with addition of 1.0; 5.0; 25; 50 or 100 μM of HgCl(2) and compared to control. Cell viability was measured by the MTT (metabolic activity) as...
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The dry weight (d.w.) of specific tissues seems to be influenced by various important parameters (temperature, storage and weighing dishes). In this study the differences between d.w. values obtained at different temperatures were discussed and a formula for converting between them was selected. The influence of the storage and the type of weighing...