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  1. Groundwater—especially for the use as drinking water—is a strictly protected resource in the existing guidelines for pesticide registration and drinking water protection in the EU. One aspect that has hardly p...

    Authors: Marco Herrmann and Robin Sur

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:59

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  2. Pesticides are washed from agricultural fields into adjacent streams, where even short-term exposure causes long-term ecological damage. Detecting pesticide pollution in streams thus requires the expensive mon...

    Authors: Akbar A. Ganatra, Faith Jebiwot Kandie, Ulrike Fillinger, Francis McOdimba, Baldwyn Torto, Werner Brack, Matthias Liess, Henner Hollert and Jeremias M. Becker

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:58

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  3. The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) has been implemented to achieve a good ecological status in European water bodies requiring macrophyte community assessment as one of the biological quality element...

    Authors: Oliver Machate, Julian Dellen, Tobias Schulze, Valerie Carolin Wentzky, Martin Krauss and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:57

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  4. Cyanobacterial blooms are of increasing concern for drinking water supply. In Sweden, a survey among drinking water producers showed that the sense of urgency was little. At 60% of the Swedish drinking water t...

    Authors: J. Li, K. M. Persson, H. Pekar and D. Jansson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:54

    Content type: Research

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  5. Understanding the responses of riverine dissolved carbon dynamics and chemical weathering processes to short-term climatic variabilities is important to understand the Surface-Earth processes under ongoing cli...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Jun Zhong, Shuai Chen, Sen Xu and Si-Liang Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:53

    Content type: Research

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  6. This study seeks to answer two questions about the impacts of the 2020 Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement regulation rollbacks: is this suspension bolstering the economic viability of industries as ...

    Authors: Emily Chang, Kenneth Zhang, Margaret Paczkowski, Sara Kohler and Marco Ribeiro

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:52

    Content type: Research

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  7. Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are among the most often used pesticides. The hundreds of GBHs used worldwide consist of the active ingredient (AI) glyphosate in form of different salts, possibly other AIs,...

    Authors: Johann G. Zaller, Maureen Weber, Michael Maderthaner, Edith Gruber, Eszter Takács, Mária Mörtl, Szandra Klátyik, János Győri, Jörg Römbke, Friedrich Leisch, Bernhard Spangl and András Székács

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:51

    Content type: Research

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  8. Although debates about the assessment of potential effects of pesticides on amphibians are ongoing, amphibians are not yet considered in the current EU environmental risk assessment of pesticides. Instead, the...

    Authors: Elena Adams, Christoph Leeb, Alexis P. Roodt and Carsten A. Brühl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:49

    Content type: Research

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  9. The development of highly innovative techniques and technologies to enhance performance and technical sustainability of materials used in the field of cultural heritage conservation is providing conservators w...

    Authors: Andrea Brunelli, Loris Calgaro, Elena Semenzin, Virginia Cazzagon, Elisa Giubilato, Antonio Marcomini and Elena Badetti

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:48

    Content type: Review

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  10. The implementation of emission mitigation policies in Europe over the last two decades has generally improved the air quality, which resulted in lower aerosol particle mass, particle number, and black carbon m...

    Authors: Jia Sun, Markus Hermann, Ye Yuan, Wolfram Birmili, Martine Collaud Coen, Kay Weinhold, Leizel Madueño, Laurent Poulain, Thomas Tuch, Ludwig Ries, Ralf Sohmer, Cedric Couret, Gabriele Frank, Benjamin Tobias Brem, Martin Gysel-Beer, Nan Ma…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:47

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  11. Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and climate change can have impacts on ecological structures and functions, and thus on the integrity of ecosystems and their services. Operationalization of ecosystem integr...

    Authors: Martin Jenssen, Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:46

    Content type: Research

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  12. Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) produces several toxic glycosides, of which ptaquiloside (PTA) is the most well documented. PTA is released from bracken to soil and leaches to surface water and to groundwater....

    Authors: Daniel B. García-Jorgensen, Efstathios Diamantopoulos, Vaidotas Kisielius, Mette Rosenfjeld, Lars H. Rasmussen, Bjarne W. Strobel and Hans Chr. B. Hansen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:45

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  13. Ptaquiloside (PTA), caudatoside (CAU) and ptesculentoside (PTE) are carcinogenic illudane glycosides found in bracken ferns (Pteridium spp.) world-wide. The environmentally mobile PTA entails both acute and chron...

    Authors: Natasa Skrbic, Vaidotas Kisielius, Ann-Katrin Pedersen, Sarah C. B. Christensen, Mathilde J. Hedegaard, Hans Christian Bruun Hansen and Lars Holm Rasmussen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:44

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  14. Applying non-target analysis (NTA) in regulatory environmental monitoring remains challenging—instead of having exploratory questions, regulators usually already have specific questions related to environmenta...

    Authors: Adelene Lai, Randolph R. Singh, Lubomira Kovalova, Oliver Jaeggi, Todor Kondić and Emma L. Schymanski

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:43

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  15. Heavy metal pollution of aquatic systems is a global issue that has received considerable attention. Canonical correlation analysis (CCA), principal component analysis (PCA), and potential ecological risk inde...

    Authors: Dongping Liu, Jian Wang, Huibin Yu, Hongjie Gao and Weining Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:42

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  16. Lead particles from hunting rifle ammunition become embedded in the tissue of shot animals and pose a health risk to predators and scavengers that eat discarded offal or parts of non-retrieved carcasses of sho...

    Authors: Niels Kanstrup, Thorsten Johannes Skovbjerg Balsby, Kavi Askholm Mellerup and Hans Peter Hansen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:41

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  17. Though anatoxin-a (antx-a) is a globally important cyanobacterial neurotoxin in inland waters, information on sublethal toxicological responses of aquatic organisms is limited. We examined influences of (±) an...

    Authors: Lea M. Lovin, Sujin Kim, Raegyn B. Taylor, Kendall R. Scarlett, Laura M. Langan, C. Kevin Chambliss, Saurabh Chatterjee, J. Thad Scott and Bryan W. Brooks

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:40

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  18. Despite specific restrictions on their production and use, per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are still omnipresent in the environment, including aquatic ecosystems. Most biomonitoring studies have inve...

    Authors: Lies Teunen, Lieven Bervoets, Claude Belpaire, Maarten De Jonge and Thimo Groffen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:39

    Content type: Research

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  19. Excessive cadmium can damage cell structure, inhibit enzyme activity, and affect metabolic process, thus, leading to decline of rice yield and quality. Root is an important organ of crops, the detection of cad...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Wenwen Kong, Tingting Shen, Zun Man, Wenjing Zhu, Yong He and Fei Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:37

    Content type: Research

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  20. Phytotoxins of various classes and origin are often found in their cationic form in the soil environment and thus, their overall soil behavior may be strongly affected by all geosorbents presenting cation exch...

    Authors: Carina D. Schönsee, Felix E. Wettstein and Thomas D. Bucheli

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:36

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:55

  21. Manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) are released into the environment in increasing quantities. Consequently, MNMs also reach the aquatic environment, where they can interact with different organisms. Previous s...

    Authors: Sebastian Kuehr, Noemi Diehle, Ralf Kaegi and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:35

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  22. Contamination of drinking water by hazardous chemicals can be associated with human health risks. Recent studies using effect-based in vitro methods have demonstrated that a large part of the observed toxic ef...

    Authors: Johan Lundqvist, Kenneth M. Persson and Agneta Oskarsson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:34

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  23. Low maximum and action levels set by the European Union for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL-PCBs) in pig meat (pork) have led to a de...

    Authors: Johannes Haedrich, Claudia Stumpf and Michael S. Denison

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:33

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  24. The number of chemical parameters included in monitoring programs of water utilities increased in the last decade. In accordance with the European Drinking Water Directive, utilities aim at a tailored risk-bas...

    Authors: Rosa M. A. Sjerps, Andrea M. Brunner, Yuki Fujita, Bernard Bajema, Martin de Jonge, Patrick S. Bäuerlein, Joost de Munk, Merijn Schriks and Annemarie van Wezel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:32

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  25. Excess loads of nutrients finding their way into waterbodies can cause rapid and excessive growth of phytoplankton species and lead to the formation of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyano-HABs). Toxic c...

    Authors: Eleni Keliri, Christia Paraskeva, Angelos Sofokleous, Assaf Sukenik, Dariusz Dziga, Ekaterina Chernova, Luc Brient and Maria G. Antoniou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:31

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  26. Universities, as innovation drivers in science and technology worldwide, should be leading the Great Transformation towards a carbon–neutral society and many have indeed picked up the challenge. However, only ...

    Authors: Eckard Helmers, Chia Chien Chang and Justin Dauwels

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:30

    Content type: Research

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  27. Bloom-forming cyanobacteria occur globally in aquatic environments. They produce diverse bioactive metabolites, some of which are known to be toxic. The most studied cyanobacterial toxins are microcystins, ana...

    Authors: Daria Filatova, Martin R. Jones, John A. Haley, Oscar Núñez, Marinella Farré and Elisabeth M.-L. Janssen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:29

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  28. The paper presents an overview of air quality in the 27 member countries of the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (previous EU-28), from 2000 to 2017. We reviewed the progress made towards meeting the...

    Authors: Pierre Sicard, Evgenios Agathokleous, Alessandra De Marco, Elena Paoletti and Vicent Calatayud

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:28

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  29. The production of granulates as infill for artificial turf is able to process 21% of the end-of-life tyres in Europe, approximately 600 million kg per year. In doing so it avoids an annual CO2 emission comparable...

    Authors: Anja J. Verschoor, Alex van Gelderen and Ulbert Hofstra

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:27

    Content type: Review

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  30. Cyanobacteria and their toxins occur in high concentrations during the so-called bloom events in surface waters. To be able to assess the risks associated with cyanobacterial blooms, we need to understand the ...

    Authors: Regiane Natumi, Sandro Marcotullio and Elisabeth M.-L. Janssen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:26

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  31. A large number of chemicals are constantly introduced to surface water from anthropogenic and natural sources. So far, unlike anthropogenic pollutants, naturally occurring compounds are not included in environ...

    Authors: Mulatu Yohannes Nanusha, Martin Krauss, Bettina Gro Sørensen, Tobias Schulze, Bjarne W. Strobel and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:25

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  32. Ptaquiloside (PTA) is a natural carcinogen found in bracken ferns. PTA is released from the plants via soil to surface and groundwaters from where humans can be exposed via drinking water. Primary degradation ...

    Authors: Jane S. Wu, Frederik Clauson-Kaas, Dan Nybro Lindqvist, Lars Holm Rasmussen, Bjarne W. Strobel and Hans Christian Bruun Hansen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:24

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  33. The Nitrates Directive (ND) is an EU anti-pollution legislative that, for almost 30 years, has controlled and protected hydro-resources against excessive levels of nitrates originating from agroecosystems, str...

    Authors: G. Ondrasek, H. Bakić Begić, D. Romić, Ž. Brkić, S. Husnjak and M. Bubalo Kovačić

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:23

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  34. Growing microbial resistance towards the existing antimicrobial materials appears as the greatest challenge for the scientific community and development of new antimicrobial materials has become an important r...

    Authors: Dhiraj Dutta, Swagata Goswami, Rama Dubey, Sanjai K. Dwivedi and Amrit Puzari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:22

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  35. Regulatory hazard and risk assessment of endocrine-active substances currently specifies four modes of action: interference with sex hormone (oestrogen, androgen) pathways, steroidogenesis, and thyroid hormone...

    Authors: Barbara Kubickova, Carmel Ramwell, Klara Hilscherova and Miriam Naomi Jacobs

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:20

    Content type: Review

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  36. Phthalates were detected in various environments due to their widespread application. In this study, indoor dust samples from 94 buildings, including 72 residences and 22 dormitories, were collected in seven g...

    Authors: Xu Li, Wenping Zhang, Jiapei Lv, Wenxiu Liu, Shanwei Sun, Changsheng Guo and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:19

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  37. Structures and functions of ecosystems and, subsequently, their services for human societies may be influenced by climate change and atmospheric deposition. Jenssen et al. (UBA Texte 87/2013: 1–381, 2013) deve...

    Authors: Martin Jenssen, Stefan Nickel, Gudrun Schütze and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:18

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  38. Environmental factors contribute to the risk for adverse health outcomes against a background of genetic predisposition. Among these factors, chemical exposures may substantially contribute to disease risk and...

    Authors: Sebastian Huhn, Beate I. Escher, Martin Krauss, Stefan Scholz, Jörg Hackermüller and Rolf Altenburger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:17

    Content type: Review

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  39. The artificial mussel (AM) is a passive sampling device that was originally developed for monitoring metal concentrations in the marine environment, but is also increasingly used in freshwater environments. Th...

    Authors: Marelize Labuschagne, Sonja Zimmermann, Nico J. Smit, Johannes H. Erasmus, Milen Nachev, Bernd Sures and Victor Wepener

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:16

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  40. Over the last 200 years, the courses of most European rivers have experienced significant irreversible changes. These changes are connected to different kinds of anthropogenic river use and exploitation, which...

    Authors: Stefanie Wolf, Verena Esser, Holger Schüttrumpf and Frank Lehmkuhl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:15

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  41. Currently, nanotechnology and nanoparticles have quickly emerged and have gained the attention of scientists due to their massive applications in environmental sectors. However, these environmental application...

    Authors: Mian Adnan Kakakhel, Fasi Wu, Wasim Sajjad, Qi Zhang, Ikram Khan, Kalim Ullah and Wanfu Wang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:14

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  42. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Caroline Linhart, Simona Panzacchi, Fiorella Belpoggi, Peter Clausing, Johann G. Zaller and Koen Hertoge

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:13

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:1

  43. The environmental impact of pesticides has been an increasingly discussed issue over the last decades. Constant usage of pesticides presents a burden for soil and causes a decrease in its health, including the...

    Authors: Carina Lackmann, Mirna Velki, Dora Bjedov, Sandra Ečimović, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:12

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  44. The issue of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has created enormous threat to global health. In an effort to contain the spread of COV...

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Jinsong Guo, Yanxue Jiang and Ying Shao

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:11

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  45. Many plants contain phytotoxic alkaloids to deter herbivorous pests and grazing animals. Alkaloids include quinolizidine and indole alkaloids found in the lupin (Lupinus spp.), an ornamental flower and emerging p...

    Authors: Megan R. Griffiths, Bjarne W. Strobel, Jawameer R. Hama and Nina Cedergreen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:10

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