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  1. Toxicants often occur simultaneously. Some combinations show synergistic combined effects that go far beyond what is predicted with current effect models. Up until now, only the combined additive effects of si...

    Authors: Matthias Liess, Sebastian Henz and Naeem Shahid

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:119

    Content type: Research

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  2. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins, dioxin-like chemicals and non-dioxin-like PCBs causing adverse effects to human health bio-accumulate through the food web due to their affinity for adipos...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:118

    Content type: Research

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  3. In densely populated urban centers, increased air temperature due to urban heat island (UHI) effect can undermine the thermal comfort and health of citizens. Research has shown that large urban parks can mitig...

    Authors: Farshid Aram, Ebrahim Solgi, Ester Higueras Garcia and Amir Mosavi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:117

    Content type: Research

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  4. Foliage residue decline data are used to refine the risk assessment for herbivorous birds and mammals foraging in fields treated with plant protection products. For evaluation, current EFSA guidance has a clea...

    Authors: Markus Ebeling and Klaus Hammel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:116

    Content type: Research

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  5. Within the last decades, there has been increasing research on the occurrence of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in aquatic ecosystems due to their potential adverse effects on freshwater organisms and ri...

    Authors: Faith Jebiwot Kandie, Martin Krauss, Riccardo Massei, Akbar Ganatra, Ulrike Fillinger, Jeremias Becker, Matthias Liess, Baldwyn Torto and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:115

    Content type: Research

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  6. The EU chemicals regulation “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals” (REACH) aims to reduce the usage of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) by firms. Therefore, a consumer ri...

    Authors: Julian Schenten, Mattheus Brenig, Martin Führ and Kilian Bizer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:114

    Content type: Discussion

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  7. Groundwater abstraction can cause a decline in the water table, and thereby affects surface streamflow connected to the aquifer, which may impair the sustainability of both the water resource itself and the ec...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Seonggyu Park, Ryan T. Bailey, Eugenio Molina-Navarro, Hans Estrup Andersen, Hans Thodsen, Anders Nielsen, Erik Jeppesen, Jacob Skødt Jensen, Jacob Birk Jensen and Dennis Trolle

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:113

    Content type: Research

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  8. Recycling the ever-increasing plastic waste has become an urgent global concern. One of the most convenient methods for plastic recycling is pyrolysis, owing to its environmentally friendly nature and its intr...

    Authors: Ahmed I. Osman, Charlie Farrell, Alaa H. Al-Muhtaseb, Ahmed S. Al-Fatesh, John Harrison and David W. Rooney

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:112

    Content type: Research

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  9. In this paper, the correct composition of Vizura is given and a note that the founded results concerning ecotoxicity of Vizura are of no relevance for the recommended application rates for Vizura.

    Authors: Gregor Pasda and Markus Schmid

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:111

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Pollution by marine plastic debris becomes an increasing global concern. Characteristics of petroleum-based plastics pollution and its absorbed metals in Marina Beach, Chennai, in India are not reported yet. I...

    Authors: Thodhal Yoganandham Suman, Wei-Guo Li, Shaji Alif, Valappil Rahman Panangala Faris, Duvvuru Joshua Amarnath, Jun-Guo Ma and De-Sheng Pei

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:110

    Content type: Research

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  11. Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) have been in use for more than 60 years. As a result of their high thermal and chemical stability, they have found numerous applications in industrial processes. Howeve...

    Authors: Ute Windisch, Fabian Springer and Thorsten Stahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:108

    Content type: Research

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  12. Nitrogen (N) as a key input for crop production has adverse effects on the environment through emissions of reactive nitrogen. Less than 20% of the fertiliser nitrogen applied to agricultural land is actually ...

    Authors: Uwe Häußermann, Laura Klement, Lutz Breuer, Antje Ullrich, Gabriele Wechsung and Martin Bach

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:109

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Elisabetta Ceretti, Francesco Donato, Claudia Zani, Milena Villarini, Marco Verani, Antonella De Donno, Sara Bonetta, Donatella Feretti, Annalaura Carducci, Adele Idolo, Elisabetta Carraro, Loredana Covolo, Massimo Moretti, Giacomo Palomba, Tiziana Grassi, Alberto Bonetti…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:105

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:74

  14. World agricultural production of genetically modified (GM) products, in particular, the combination of different traits/genes in the same plant has been a trend over the last decade. There have been concerns r...

    Authors: Caroline Bedin Zanatta, Rafael Fonseca Benevenuto, Rubens Onofre Nodari and Sarah Zanon Agapito-Tenfen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:104

    Content type: Research

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  15. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set limits on sulphur content in fuels for marine transport. However, vessels continue to use these residual high-sulphur fuels in combination with exhaust gas...

    Authors: Johannes Teuchies, Tom J. S. Cox, Katrien Van Itterbeeck, Filip J. R. Meysman and Ronny Blust

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:103

    Content type: Research

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  16. The prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in animal manure poses a threat to environmental safety. Organic fertilizers fermented by livestock and poultry manure are directly applied to farmland and ...

    Authors: Yan Xu, Houyu Li, Rongguang Shi, Jiapei Lv, Bihan Li, Fengxia Yang, Xiangqun Zheng and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:102

    Content type: Research

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  17. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) regards the potential risks of human medicinal products to the environment and their impacts are assessed, as well as management to limit this impact. Hazard assessment of n...

    Authors: M. J. B. Amorim, M. L. Fernández-Cruz, K. Hund-Rinke and J. J. Scott-Fordsmand

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:101

    Content type: Discussion

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  18. The Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC) is currently under development as a joint research and innovation programme to strengthen the scientific basis for chemical risk assessment in the EU. The p...

    Authors: Valeria Dulio, Jan Koschorreck, Bert van Bavel, Paul van den Brink, Juliane Hollender, John Munthe, Martin Schlabach, Reza Aalizadeh, Marlene Agerstrand, Lutz Ahrens, Ian Allan, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Damia’ Barcelo’, Pernilla Bohlin-Nizzetto, Susanne Boutroup, Werner Brack…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:100

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. In the EU, the requirement for a two-tier-based environmental risk assessment for a veterinary medicinal product applies for marketing authorisations submitted since 1993. This article outlines the framework f...

    Authors: Julia Fabrega and Ricardo Carapeto

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:99

    Content type: Review

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  20. Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been declared to be harmful to human kidney. However, whether activation of the autophagic pathway plays key roles in the nephrotoxicity caused by PM2.5 ex...

    Authors: Xiaoliu Huang, Zhitong Zhou, Xinwen Liu, Jue Li and Lijuan Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:97

    Content type: Research

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  21. The 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) issued by US Environmental protection agency are a major focus in atmosphere in previous studies. Many more PAH congeners or their substitutes could be p...

    Authors: Lili Yang, Jiajia Wu, Minghui Zheng, Zhe Cao, Cui Li, Miwei Shi and Guorui Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:96

    Content type: Research

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  22. Sediments function as a secondary and significant source of tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPT) in aquatic ecosystems and may pose a potential threat on benthic organisms and human health. The subchronic ...

    Authors: Lingling Wu, Ling Chen, Lingjiao Zhu, Xiaoping Chen and Qian Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:95

    Content type: Research

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  23. Large amounts of insecticide-containing dusts produced from abrasion of the seed dressing can be released into the atmosphere during sowing operations. Neonicotinoid pesticides, introduced in the 1990s for sev...

    Authors: Andrea Lentola, Chiara Giorio, Edoardo Petrucco Toffolo, Vincenzo Girolami and Andrea Tapparo

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:93

    Content type: Research

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  24. Long-term phosphorus (P) fertilizer application can lead to an accumulation of uranium (U) in agricultural soil, potentially posing risks on the environment and human health. In this study, we found that such ...

    Authors: Yajie Sun, Wulf Amelung, Thorstein Gudmundsson, Bei Wu and Roland Bol

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:92

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Hunting throughout the European Union (EU) has left an accumulating legacy of spent lead ammunition that has deleterious toxic effects upon the environment, wildlife, and humans who consume hunted game meat. N...

    Authors: Niels Kanstrup and Vernon G. Thomas

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:91

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  26. Achieving nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) control in sediment remediation projects by adding natural materials is receiving increasing attention. In this study, different natural materials, including iron-rich...

    Authors: Mengjuan Tang, Qinghui Deng, Xiaowen Li, Xiuyun Cao, Zhimin Zhang, Yiyong Zhou, Qingye Sun and Chunlei Song

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:90

    Content type: Research

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  27. Understanding the mechanism of Hg accumulation in soil, which is a net Hg sink, at a national scale is important for protecting the environment and improving food safety. The mercury (Hg) distribution in surfa...

    Authors: Zhao-Yang Zhang, Gang Li, Lei Yang, Xin-Jun Wang and Guo-Xin Sun

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:89

    Content type: Research

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  28. Fly ashes from municipal solid waste incineration contain significant amounts of (technology critical) elements. Processes to recover Cu or Zn are already in practice, but it still remains difficult to evaluat...

    Authors: Anne-Lena Fabricius, Monika Renner, Marieke Voss, Michael Funk, Anton Perfoll, Florian Gehring, Roberta Graf, Stephan Fromm and Lars Duester

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:88

    Content type: Research

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  29. The ubiquitous occurrence of microplastic particles in marine and aquatic ecosystems was intensively investigated in the past decade. However, we know less about the presence, fate, and input paths of micropla...

    Authors: Axel Müller, Caroline Goedecke, Paul Eisentraut, Christian Piechotta and Ulrike Braun

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:85

    Content type: Research

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  30. On sloped agricultural fields, water and sediment can be transported downhill as runoff and erosion. This process can cause losses of valuable top soil material, water resources for plant availability, and nut...

    Authors: Stephan Sittig, Robin Sur, Dirk Baets and Klaus Hammel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:86

    Content type: Research

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  31. Seasonal variations of stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in river water can be used to indicate hydrological processes and the water cycle in the river basin. This study presents a high-resolution time serie...

    Authors: Chao Li, Ergang Lian, Chengfan Yang, Kai Deng, Peng Qian, Shangbin Xiao, Zhongfang Liu and Shouye Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:84

    Content type: Research

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  32. Aquatic ecosystems are considered to be among the most important reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Drinking water sources could serve as critical points of ARGs transfer from environment to hum...

    Authors: Ting Xu, Wanting Zhao, Xueping Guo, Hongchang Zhang, Shuangqing Hu, Zhifeng Huang and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:82

    Content type: Research

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  33. Changing water quality was prevalent in the current water supply. The fluctuation of iron stability due to changing water quality followed four characteristics: objectivity, relativity, predictability, and con...

    Authors: Jiaying Wang, Hexiang Yan, Kunlun Xin and Tao Tao

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:81

    Content type: Research

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  34. The successful application of Fish plasma model (FPM) will greatly simplify the risk assessment of drugs. At present, the FPM has been applied to the risk assessment of several human drugs with high hydrophobi...

    Authors: Yifan Bao, Wenping Huang, Xialin Hu and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:80

    Content type: Research

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  35. While a dam is constructed to adjust and store water resources, it has negative impacts on biodiversity of the corresponding ecosystems. In particular, the dam regulation induces water-level fluctuations (WLFs...

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Xingzhong Yuan, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Henner Hollert and Andreas Schäffer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:79

    Content type: Research

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  36. Sediments are sinks for organic micropollutants, which are traditionally analysed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Although GC–MS and GC–tandem MS (MS/MS) are preferred for target screening, th...

    Authors: Josephine S. Lübeck, Guilherme L. Alexandrino and Jan H. Christensen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:78

    Content type: Research

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  37. The discard of used adsorbents may pose a great threat to human health and ecological environment. This work herein reported a facile and feasible method, with aims of (i) reusing the calcined layered double h...

    Authors: Xiaolin Shen, Zhiliang Zhu, Hua Zhang, Guanglan Di, Ting Chen, Yanling Qiu and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:77

    Content type: Research

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  38. Total suspended solids (TSS) loads carried by stormwater runoff is a major pollutant source on receiving water bodies. Stormwater ponds are widely used for controlling TSS discharge. However, the trap efficien...

    Authors: Hexiang Yan, Nina Vosswinkel, Simon Ebbert, Gislain Lipeme Kouyi, Rainer Mohn, Mathias Uhl and Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:76

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Thomas Braunbeck, Lothar Erdinger, Fritz H. Frimmel, Henner Hollert, Siegfried Knasmüller, David M. DeMarini, Michael J. Plewa, Susan D. Richardson, Rita Triebskorn, Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro and Paul A. White

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:75

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:66

  40. Children are at high risk of suffering health consequences of air pollution and childhood exposure can increase the risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood. This study, part of the MAPEC_LIFE project ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Ceretti, Francesco Donato, Claudia Zani, Milena Villarini, Marco Verani, Antonella De Donno, Sara Bonetta, Donatella Feretti, Annalaura Carducci, Adele Idolo, Elisabetta Carraro, Loredana Covolo, Massimo Moretti, Giacomo Palomba, Tiziana Grassi, Alberto Bonetti…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:74

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:105

  41. Climate changes influence the ecosystems and induce potential risks regarding the natural products and services; the human society should predict and adapt in time to these coming global challenges. This resea...

    Authors: Doru Bănăduc, Michael Joy, Horea Olosutean, Sergey Afanasyev and Angela Curtean-Bănăduc

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:73

    Content type: Research

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  42. Rural development, as one of the biggest challenges facing human beings recently, has attracted widely attention in the world, among which rural environment protection is essential for sustainable development....

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Ying Shao, Miao He, Jialiang Liang, Yanxue Jiang, Yayi Wang, Minghua Zhou, Zongqiang Gong, Xiaohong Zhou, Fang Fang and Jinsong Guo

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:72

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  43. Green economic development refers to reducing pollution emissions and increasing production efficiency while promoting economic growth. Although the renewable energy consumption is “green,” it may not promote ...

    Authors: Fangming Xie, Yali Liu, Fangyuan Guan and Ning Wang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:71

    Content type: Research

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  44. Despite extensive evidence that exposure to lead from ingested ammunition harms humans and wildlife, and in contravention of European states’ commitments under multilateral environmental agreements to minimize...

    Authors: Gabriele Treu, Wiebke Drost and Frauke Stock

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:68

    Content type: Review

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