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  1. The agricultural and construction sectors demand enormous amounts of natural resources and generate environmental impacts that negatively affect ecosystems. One of the main problems is the generation and inade...

    Authors: Mónica Duque-Acevedo, Isabella Lancellotti, Fernanda Andreola, Luisa Barbieri, Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña and Francisco Camacho-Ferre
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:70
  2. Biochar is an important material for remediation of Cd in contaminated paddy soils. However, different biochars have variable effects on bioavailability of Cd while single biochar cannot properly amend immobil...

    Authors: Weijie Xu, Linlin Xiao, Shuzhen Hou, Gul Rukh, Meizhen Xu, Yatian Pan, Jingweng Xu, Wangkaining Lan, Zhongqiang Ruan, Bing Zhong and Dan Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:69
  3. The concentration of silica in occupational conditions is well defined and estimated around the world. Many countries in the world have developed air standards for occupational conditions based on the percent ...

    Authors: Shailendra K. Singh, Ranjeet K. Singh, Krishnakant K. Singh, Ranjeet K. Singh and Siddharth Singh
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:68
  4. This paper presents a review of the literature and trends related to social values and sustainable development and describes a set of case studies from a variety of community-based projects which illustrate th...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Vanessa Levesque, Subarna Sivapalan, Amanda Lange Salvia, Barbara Fritzen, Ronald Deckert, Valerija Kozlova, Todd Jared LeVasseur, Kay Emblen-Perry, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Arminda Paço, Bruno Borsari and Chris Shiel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:67
  5. Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) along freshwater food chains is a major environmental concern as top predators in food webs are relevant for human consumption. To characterize and manag...

    Authors: Theo Wernicke, Elisa Rojo-Nieto, Albrecht Paschke, Claudia Nogueira Tavares, Mario Brauns and Annika Jahnke
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:66
  6. The European environmental risk assessment of plant protection products considers aquatic model ecosystem studies (microcosms/mesocosms, M/M) as suitable higher tier approach to assess treatment-related effect...

    Authors: Lena Reiber, Kaarina Foit, Matthias Liess, Bilgin Karaoglan, Joern Wogram and Sabine Duquesne
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:65
  7. This paper applies panel data of 281 prefecture-level cities in China from 2004 to 2017 to calculate the green total factor productivity (GTFP) at the city level. Then, it examines the influences of various fo...

    Authors: Ziwen He, Ziyang Chen and Xiao Feng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:64
  8. Despite the efforts made in the last century to counteract the nutrient enrichment from diffuse and point-sources, the excess of nitrogen and phosphorous is among the main causes of degradation of European riv...

    Authors: Stefania Erba, Andrea Buffagni, Marcello Cazzola and Raffaella Balestrini
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:63
  9. Designed to set limits to air pollutant emissions, EU Directive 2008/50/EG has pushed city administrations to strengthen their commitment to environmental protection with mixed results. However, the effectiven...

    Authors: Melanie Nagel and Carlos Bravo-Laguna
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:62
  10. Flood events increase the risk of sediment erosion and hence the release of particle-bound pollutants besides other processes that can be observed during such events like transportation, lateral distribution a...

    Authors: Min Zhou, Siqi Wu, Zhaolin Zhang, Yuemaierjiang Aihemaiti, Liu Yang, Ying Shao, Zhongli Chen, Yanxue Jiang, Chao Jin and Guocan Zheng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:61
  11. The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires much planning and the provision of resources, especially regarding the necessary investments, technologies and infrastructures needed. Ye...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Diogo Guedes Vidal, Chen Chen, Maria Petrova, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Peter Yang, Steven Rogers, Lorena Álvarez-Castañón, Ilija Djekic, Ayyoob Sharifi and Samara Neiva
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:58
  12. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) accumulate in the organisms due to their hydrophobicity and resistance to xenobiotic metabolism. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is one of most representative PO...

    Authors: Gideon Lam, Ludmila Juricek, Hiranya Dayal, Anna Karen Carrasco Laserna, Medhi Hichor, Etienne Blanc, Caroline Chauvet, Phillipe Noirez, Xavier Coumoul and Sam Fong Yau Li
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:57
  13. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) threaten ecological sustainability and human health, especially the drinking water sources of the Douhe Reservoir, which have critical significance amid their...

    Authors: Kunfeng Zhang, Yueting Fan, Sheng Chang, Qing Fu, Qi Zhang, Guang Yang and Xingbin Sun
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:56
  14. Up until now, evidence pertaining to the short-term effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is scarce in China. In this study, we aim to estimate the association between short-...

    Authors: Tingting Wu, Xinyi Yang, Aiai Chu, Xinling Xie, Ming Bai, Yu Peng and Zheng Zhang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:55
  15. Sustainable production and consumption are two important issues, which mutually interact. Whereas individuals have little direct influence on the former, they can play a key role on the latter. This paper desc...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Amanda Lange Salvia, Arminda Paço, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Diogo Guedes Vidal, Dênis Antônio Da Cunha, Claudio Ruy de Vasconcelos, Rupert J. Baumgartner, Izabela Rampasso, Rosley Anholon, Federica Doni, Giulia Sonetti, Ulisses Azeiteiro, Sara Carvalho and Francisco Javier Montoro Ríos
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:54
  16. Spring waters, which are fed mainly by near-surface groundwater, provide a comprehensive picture of emissions of nitrate and other pollutants caused by the type and intensity of land use in the topographic cat...

    Authors: Gero Weber and Jochen Kubiniok
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:53
  17. Over the past decades, thousands of different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been produced and applied in various industrial processes and consumer products. Their structural diversity has re...

    Authors: Bernd Göckener, Frank Thomas Lange, Lukas Lesmeister, Emine Gökçe, Hans Ulrich Dahme, Nicole Bandow and Annegret Biegel-Engler
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:52
  18. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with physiological function by mimicking or blocking hormones; these chemicals enter the human body through various materials used in food packaging, among other...

    Authors: Seok-Hee Lee, Hyeyeong Seo, Nick Byrd, Catherine Willett, Hee-Seok Lee and Yooheon Park
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:51
  19. The present study aimed to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the presence and environmental risks of pesticide and repellent residues in Lake Balaton and its sub-catchment area (Hungary). A unique analysis of ...

    Authors: Gergő Tóth, Judit Háhn, Sándor Szoboszlay, Péter Harkai, Milán Farkas, Júlia Radó, Balázs Göbölös, Edit Kaszab, István Szabó, Béla Urbányi and Balázs Kriszt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:50
  20. Butachlor (BUT) as an organochlorine pesticide (OCP) that prevents weeds from growing has been used in the agriculture field. It remains in the environment for a long time and causes mutagenicity and cancer.

    Authors: Ali Azizzadeh, Ali Akbar Amooey and Shahram Ghasemi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:49
  21. Environmental concerns are growing globally. The world has suffered severe environmental deterioration over the years. Undeniably, the impact of environmental degradation on the earth’s geographical space is a...

    Authors: Busayo Victor Osuntuyi and Hooi Hooi Lean
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:48
  22. Imidacloprid is among the most widely used insecticides and today is found in surface and ground water worldwide. It has been registered in the EU watchlist for monitoring. To prevent imidacloprid from enterin...

    Authors: Melanie Voigt, Victoria Langerbein and Martin Jaeger
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:47
  23. European chemicals management aims to protect human health and the environment from legacy and emerging contaminants. The plasticizer market changed in response to the restriction of low molecular weight (LMW)...

    Authors: Regine Nagorka, Wolfram Birmili, Jona Schulze and Jan Koschorreck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:46
  24. This commentary provides an overview and summary of some of the health impacts of extreme climate events. It goes on to suggest some measures to increase the preparedness of the health sector to cope with extr...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, M. Balasubramanian, Wendy Purcell and Shlomit Paz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:45
  25. Pesticide use has been associated with risks for human health and an overall decline in biodiversity. Although herbicides are the most commonly used pesticides worldwide, they have received less attention in t...

    Authors: Ramona M. Cech, Suzanne Jovanovic, Susan Kegley, Koen Hertoge, Friedrich Leisch and Johann G. Zaller
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:44
  26. Uncertain results of the status assessment performed as required by the Water Framework Directive can be responsible for misclassification of a water body’s status and may lead either to risk due to undertakin...

    Authors: Małgorzata Loga, Mikołaj Piniewski and Paweł Marcinkowski
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:42
  27. The freshwater algae and cyanobacteria growth inhibition test (OECD test guideline 201) is frequently used to assess the ecotoxicity of chemicals or particles. A central issue is the measurement of algal growt...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Ruben Schlinkert and Karsten Schlich
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:41
  28. Human-induced biodiversity loss and changes in community composition are major challenges of the present time, urgently calling for comprehensive biomonitoring approaches to understand system dynamics and to i...

    Authors: Vera M. A. Zizka, Jan Koschorreck, Collins C. Khan and Jonas J. Astrin
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:40
  29. The objective of this study was to identify which air pollutants, atmospheric variables and health determinants could influence COVID-19 mortality in Spain. This study used information from 41 of the 52 provin...

    Authors: Dante R. Culqui Lévano, Julio Díaz, Alejandro Blanco, José A. Lopez, Miguel A. Navas, Gerardo Sánchez-Martínez, M. Yolanda Luna, Beatriz Hervella, Fernando Belda and Cristina Linares
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:39
  30. Antibiotics used to treat livestock species enter agricultural fields when they are excreted by grazing animals or are present in manure that is added to fields as fertiliser. In the European Union, the potent...

    Authors: Rosa M. García, Jesús Martínez-Fernández, Antonio Rodríguez and Ana de la Torre
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:37
  31. Evidence from both laboratory and field studies has shown that currently used synthetic and naturally occurring chemical substances may potentially disrupt invertebrate endocrine systems, although the extent o...

    Authors: Mark Crane, Steve Dungey, Adam Lillicrap, Helen Thompson, Lennart Weltje, James R. Wheeler and Laurent Lagadic
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:36
  32. For landscape-level risk assessments of pesticides, the choice of the scenario is a key question, since it determines the outcome of a risk assessment. Typically, the aim is to select a realistic worst-case sc...

    Authors: Magnus Wang, Su-Yeong Park, Christian Dietrich and Joachim Kleinmann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:35
  33. This article aims to analyse the scientific production related to the impact worldwide of recreational and sports tourism on the conservation and management of coast and marine green infrastructures. To this e...

    Authors: José Luis Caparrós-Martínez, Rosa María Martínez-Vázquez and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:33
  34. Chemical intolerance (CI) is a condition that may result in multisystem symptoms triggered by low levels of exposure to xenobiotics such as chemical inhalants, foods, and/or drugs. The population prevalence of...

    Authors: Raymond F. Palmer, Rudy Rincon, Roger B. Perales, Tatjana T. Walker, Carlos R. Jaén and Claudia S. Miller
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:32
  35. Avian reproduction studies for regulatory risk assessment are undergoing review by regulatory authorities, often leading to requests for statistical re-analysis of older studies using newer methods, sometimes ...

    Authors: John W. Green, Manousos Foudoulakis, Timothy Fredricks, Thomas Bean, Jonathan Maul, Stephanie Plautz, Pablo Valverde, Adam Schapaugh, Xiaoyi Sopko and Zhenglei Gao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:31
  36. Previous studies have shown that EDCs may activate nuclear transcription factor, such as activator protein-1 (AP-1), nuclear factor of activated Tcells (NF-AT) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in the process...

    Authors: Xiangjun Fu, Jie Xu, Chengyu Ni, Degang Yu, Haibo Wang, Pan Wang, Man Luo and Jie Yu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:30
  37. Spatio-temporal variations of structural components of the POM–DOM fractions exhibit in urban rivers, which is valuable information to reveal dynamic migration and transformation within and between the organic...

    Authors: Weining Xu, Huibin Yu, Fang Yang, Feng Yang, Dongping Liu, Koutian Lu, Hongjie Gao and Yonghui Song
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:29
  38. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory human and veterinary medicine widely detected in European surface waters, especially downstream from Wastewater Treatment Plants. With some notable exceptions, ve...

    Authors: A. Peters, M. Crane, G. Merrington and Jim Ryan
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:28
  39. The current soil environmental assessment system is inadequate in terms of the spatiotemporal distribution of heavy metal pollutants. This study employed the numerical simulation technique to predict spatiotem...

    Authors: Jie Cao, Cheng-yu Xie and Zhi-ru Hou
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:27
  40. In the stage of sustainable development, enterprises should not only focus on economic efficiency, but also on ecological protection, for which the governments of various countries has adopted various environm...

    Authors: Zhenhua Wang, Ning Wang, Xingqiu Hu and Hongpeng Wang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:26
  41. Microplastic pollution has become a serious global environmental threat. The abundance of microplastics in the air is an order of magnitude higher than that in other media, which means that all living animals ...

    Authors: Qiqing Chen, Jiani Gao, Hairui Yu, Hang Su, Yan Yang, Yajuan Cao, Qun Zhang, Yijiu Ren, Henner Hollert, Huahong Shi, Chang Chen and Haipeng Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:25
  42. Leverett et al. commented on the Environmental quality standard (EQS) for diclofenac derived under the European Water Framework Directive [Leverett et al. (2021) Environ Sci Eur 33: 133

    Authors: Gerd Maack, Lauri Äystö, Mario Carere, Henning Clausen, Alice James, Marion Junghans, Ville Junttila, Juliane Hollender, Dimitar Marinov, Gerard Stroomberg, Rita Triebskorn, Eric Verbruggen and Teresa Lettieri
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:24
  43. Due to their widespread use, sulfonamide antibiotics (SAs) have become ubiquitous environmental contaminants and thus a cause of public concern. However, a complete understanding of the behavior of these pollu...

    Authors: Xuan Wu, Yao Yao, Lianhong Wang, Dashun Zhou, Feifei Sun, Jianqiu Chen, Philippe Francois-Xavier Corvini and Rong Ji
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:23
  44. Safe and clean drinking water is essential for human life. Persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) substances and/or very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances are an important group of substances for which ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Hale, Michael Neumann, Ivo Schliebner, Jona Schulze, Frauke S. Averbeck, Claudia Castell-Exner, Marie Collard, Dunja Drmač, Julia Hartmann, Roberta Hofman-Caris, Juliane Hollender, Martin de Jonge, Thomas Kullick, Anna Lennquist, Thomas Letzel, Karsten Nödler…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:22
  45. The chemical pollution crisis severely threatens human and environmental health globally. To tackle this challenge the establishment of an overarching international science–policy body has recently been sugges...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Damia Barcelo Culleres, Alistair B. A. Boxall, Hélène Budzinski, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Valeria Dulio, Beate I. Escher, Peter Fantke, Faith Kandie, Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Félix J. Hernández, Klara Hilscherová, Juliane Hollender, Henner Hollert, Annika Jahnke…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:21

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