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  1. Commentary

    Revising REACH guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment for engineered nanomaterials for aquatic ecotoxicity endpoints: recommendations from the EnvNano project

    The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is in the process of revising its guidance documents on how to address the challenges of ecotoxicological testing of nanomaterials. In these revisions, outset is taken in th...

    Steffen Foss Hansen, Sara Nørgaard Sørensen, Lars Michael Skjolding, Nanna B. Hartmann and Anders Baun

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:14

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  2. Research

    An expanded conceptual framework for solution-focused management of chemical pollution in European waters

    This paper describes a conceptual framework for solutions-focused management of chemical contaminants built on novel and systematic approaches for identifying, quantifying and reducing risks of these substances.

    John Munthe, Eva Brorström-Lundén, Magnus Rahmberg, Leo Posthuma, Rolf Altenburger, Werner Brack, Dirk Bunke, Guy Engelen, Bernd Manfred Gawlik, Jos van Gils, David López Herráez, Tomas Rydberg, Jaroslav Slobodnik and Annemarie van Wezel

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  3. Commentary

    Reply to the EFSA (2016) on the relevance of recent publications (Hofmann et al. 2014, 2016) on environmental risk assessment and management of Bt-maize events (MON810, Bt11 and 1507)

    In this commentary, we respond to a report of the EFSA GMO Panel (EFSA EFSA Supp Publ, 1) that criticises the outcomes of two studies published in this journal (Hofmann et al. Environ Sci Eur 26: 24, 2; Environ S...

    Maren Kruse-Plass, Frieder Hofmann, Ulrike Kuhn, Mathias Otto, Ulrich Schlechtriemen, Boris Schröder, Rudolf Vögel and Werner Wosniok

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:12

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  4. Research

    Influence of environmental factors on biodegradation of quinalphos by Bacillus thuringiensis

    The extensive and intensive uses of organophosphorus insecticide—quinalphos in agriculture, pose a health hazard to animals, humans, and environment because of its persistence in the soil and crops. However, t...

    Venkata Subba Reddy Gangireddygari, Praveen Kumar Kalva, Khayalethu Ntushelo, Manjunatha Bangeppagari, Arnaud Djami Tchatchou and Rajasekhar Reddy Bontha

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:11

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  5. Research

    Water quality assessment in the “German River of the years 2014/2015”: how a case study on the impact of a storm water sedimentation basin displayed impairment of fish health in the Argen River (Southern Germany)

    The present work investigates the impact of discharges from a storm water sedimentation basin (SSB) receiving runoff from a connected motorway in southern Germany. The study lasted for almost two years and was...

    Paul Thellmann, Bertram Kuch, Karl Wurm, Heinz-R. Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:10

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  6. Research

    Transcriptome and metabolome analysis of liver and kidneys of rats chronically fed NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    A previous 2-year rat feeding trial assessing potential toxicity of NK603 Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize revealed blood and urine biochemical changes indicative of liver and kidney pathology. In a...

    Robin Mesnage, Matthew Arno, Gilles-Eric Séralini and Michael N. Antoniou

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:6

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  7. Commentary

    Authors response on Schick et al. 2017 “An experiment of the impact of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honey bees; the value of a formal analysis of the data”. Environ Sci Eur (2017)

    Whilst a formal statistical analysis of any experimental data is always preferable in principle, in the case of Pilling et al. (PLoS ONE 8:e77193, 2013), it is hard to see how the results of any formal analysis—i...

    Peter Campbell, Mike Coulson and Keith Ward

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:2

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  8. Review

    Herbicide resistance and biodiversity: agronomic and environmental aspects of genetically modified herbicide-resistant plants

    Farmland biodiversity is an important characteristic when assessing sustainability of agricultural practices and is of major international concern. Scientific data indicate that agricultural intensification an...

    Gesine Schütte, Michael Eckerstorfer, Valentina Rastelli, Wolfram Reichenbecher, Sara Restrepo-Vassalli, Marja Ruohonen-Lehto, Anne-Gabrielle Wuest Saucy and Martha Mertens

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:5

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  9. Review

    Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA

    MON89788 was the first genetically engineered soybean worldwide to express a Bt toxin. Under the brand name Intacta, Monsanto subsequently engineered a stacked trait soybean using MON89788 and MON87701—this stack...

    Christoph Then and Andreas Bauer-Panskus

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:8

  10. Research

    Toward understanding the impacts of sediment contamination on a native fish species: transcriptional effects, EROD activity, and biliary PAH metabolites

    Both frequency and intensity of flood events are expected to increase as a result of global climate change in the upcoming decades, potentially resulting in increased re-suspension of sediments in fluvial syst...

    Sven Koglin, Ulrike Kammann, Kathrin Eichbaum, Mathias Reininghaus, Bryanna Eisner, Steve Wiseman, Markus Hecker, Sebastian Buchinger, Georg Reifferscheid, Henner Hollert and Markus Brinkmann

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:28

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  11. Research

    Effect of silver nanoparticles on the standard soil arthropod Folsomia candida (Collembola) and the eukaryote model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Because of their antimicrobial properties, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used and have come into contact with the environment. In the present work, an effect of AgNPs on a standard soil organism,

    Panwad Sillapawattana, Martin C. H. Gruhlke and Andreas Schäffer

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:27

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  12. Research

    Screening for potential endocrine disruptors in fish: evidence from structural alerts and in vitro and in vivo toxicological assays

    The European chemicals’ legislation REACH aims to protect man and the environment from substances of very high concern (SVHC). Chemicals like endocrine disruptors (EDs) may be subject to authorization. Identif...

    Monika Nendza, Andrea Wenzel, Martin Müller, Geertje Lewin, Nelly Simetska, Frauke Stock and Jürgen Arning

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:26

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  13. Discussion

    Since 2015 the SinoGerman research project SIGN supports water quality improvement in the Taihu region, China

    The Taihu (Tai lake) region is one of the most economically prospering areas of China. Due to its location within this district of high anthropogenic activities, Taihu represents a drastic example of water pol...

    Kathrin Rachel Schmidt, Tim aus der Beek, Xiaohu Dai, Bingzhi Dong, Elke Dopp, Florian Eichinger, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Regina Haußmann, Andreas Holbach, Henner Hollert, Marc Illgen, Xia Jiang, Jan Koehler, Stephan Koester, Andreas Korth, Stephan Kueppers…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:24

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  14. Review

    Occurrence and transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in manure: a literature review

    The spread of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) and biocides via manure onto agriculturally used areas represents a very important emission into the environment for these product groups. Within this literat...

    Manuel Wohde, Silvia Berkner, Thomas Junker, Sabine Konradi, Lisa Schwarz and Rolf-Alexander Düring

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:23

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  15. Research

    Results of extended plant tests using more realistic exposure scenarios for improving environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals

    Residues of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) enter the environment via application of manure onto agricultural areas where in particular antibiotics can cause phytotoxicity. Terrestrial plant tests accordi...

    Elisabeth Richter, Silvia Berkner, Ina Ebert, Bernhard Förster, Nadin Graf, Monika Herrchen, Ute Kühnen, Jörg Römbke and Markus Simon

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:22

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  16. Conference Review

    The 2015 Annual Meeting of SETAC German Language Branch in Zurich (7–10 September, 2015): Ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry—from research to application

    This report provides a brief review of the 20th annual meeting of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB) held from September 7th to 10th 2015 at ETH (Sw...

    Inge Werner, Annette Aldrich, Benjamin Becker, Dennis Becker, Markus Brinkmann, Michael Burkhardt, Norbert Caspers, Sophie Campiche, Nathalie Chèvre, Rolf-Alexander Düring, Beate I. Escher, Fabian Fischer, Sabrina Giebner, Katharina Heye, Henner Hollert, Marion Junghans…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:20

    Published on: 6 July 2016

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