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  1. While numerous studies have assessed the effects of environmental (meteorological variables and air pollutants) and socioeconomic variables on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them, however, have s...

    Authors: Maria A. Barceló and Marc Saez

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:108

    Content type: Review

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  2. There are studies that analyze the role of meteorological variables on the incidence and severity of COVID-19, and others that explore the role played by air pollutants, but currently there are very few studie...

    Authors: Cristina Linares, Fernando Belda, José Antonio López-Bueno, M. Yolanda Luna, Gerardo Sánchez-Martínez, Beatriz Hervella, Dante Culqui and Julio Díaz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:107

    Content type: Research

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  3. The application of chemical dispersants is a common remediation strategy when accidental oil spills occur in aquatic environments. Breaking down the oil slick into small droplets, dispersants facilitate the in...

    Authors: Ada Esteban-Sánchez, Sarah Johann, Dennis Bilbao, Ailette Prieto, Henner Hollert, Thomas-B. Seiler and Amaia Orbea

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:106

    Content type: Research

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  4. Bio-based and biodegradable plastics are considered as plastics of the future owing to their ability to decompose under various environmental conditions. However, their effects on the soil microbiome are poorl...

    Authors: Benjawan Tanunchai, Kantida Juncheed, Sara Fareed Mohamed Wahdan, Vusal Guliyev, Maria Udovenko, Ann-Sophie Lehnert, Eliane Gomes Alves, Bruno Glaser, Matthias Noll, François Buscot, Evgenia Blagodatskaya and Witoon Purahong

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:105

    Content type: Research

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  5. Contamination of the indoor environment by antineoplastic drugs (ADs) is known to pose health risks to the exposed staff in hospitals or pharmacies. ADs may also contaminate households of the patients receivin...

    Authors: Lucie Bláhová, Jan Kuta, Lenka Doležalová, Šárka Kozáková, Tereza Hojdarová and Luděk Bláha

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:104

    Content type: Research

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  6. Organic pollutants at contaminated sites are often eliminated naturally by biological degradation. The redox processes responsible can be enhanced by infiltrating electron acceptors such as nitrate or sulfate ...

    Authors: Thomas Fichtner, Axel René Fischer and Christina Dornack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:103

    Content type: Research

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  7. Marine environments are contaminated with enormous amounts of warfare agents due to military activity and exercise, and the disposal of unused ordnance. Due to corrosion of munition shells, substances are leak...

    Authors: Jörn Peter Scharsack, Daniel Koske, Katharina Straumer and Ulrike Kammann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:102

    Content type: Review

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  8. An area of current study concerns analysis of the possible adaptation of the population to heat, based on the temporal evolution of the minimum mortality temperature (MMT). It is important to know how is the e...

    Authors: J. A. López-Bueno, J. Díaz, F. Follos, J. M. Vellón, M. A. Navas, D. Culqui, M. Y. Luna, G. Sánchez-Martínez and C. Linares

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:101

    Content type: Research

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  9. Consultation with partner expert groups (PEGs) is an important step in updating guidance under European chemical legislation concerning nanomaterials. Here, we briefly review the differences between PEGs and t...

    Authors: Lauge Peter Westergaard Clausen, Maria Bille Nielsen and Steffen Foss Hansen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:100

    Content type: Research

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  10. This article introduces the EU Horizon 2020 research project MIX-UP, "Mixed plastics biodegradation and upcycling using microbial communities". The project focuses on changing the traditional linear value chai...

    Authors: Hendrik Ballerstedt, Till Tiso, Nick Wierckx, Ren Wei, Luc Averous, Uwe Bornscheuer, Kevin O’Connor, Tilman Floehr, Andreas Jupke, Jürgen Klankermayer, Luo Liu, Victor de Lorenzo, Tanja Narancic, Juan Nogales, Rémi Perrin, Eric Pollet…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:99

    Content type: Discussion

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  11. Dealing with the ever-increasing water pollution has become an urgent global problem, especially the organic containing polluted water. Physical adsorption has become one of the most popular ways for removal o...

    Authors: Jiaxin Li, Rudolf Holze, Simbarashe Moyo, Song Wang, Sanxi Li, Tao Tang and Xuecheng Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:98

    Content type: Research

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  12. Myocardial fibrosis is a critical pathological basis for the poor prognosis of cardiovascular diseases. Studies have found that myocardial fibrosis is closely associated with exposure to environmental estrogen...

    Authors: Chao Liu, Chengyu Ni, Weichu Liu, Xiaolian Yang, Renyi Zhang, Jianling Zhang, Man Luo, Jie Xu and Jie Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:96

    Content type: Research

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  13. The large-scale applications of alumina nanoparticles (Al2O3-NPs), one of the most important NPs in the global market, are causing severe damages to the environment and human health. Our previous research has rev...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Chen, Li Dong, Fuchang Deng, Yaqiang Cao, Yuanzheng Fu, Mu Zhu, Guangqiu Qin, Dayna Schultz, Kamran Shekh and Song Tang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:95

    Content type: Research

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  14. The uptake of green public procurement in the Czech Republic is known to lag behind the European standards. We trace this condition back to the adverse effects of a specific type of decision-making trade-off f...

    Authors: Michal Plaček, Vladislav Valentinov, Cristina del Campo, Gabriela Vaceková, František Ochrana and Markéta Šumpíková

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:94

    Content type: Research

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  15. The trophic magnification factor (TMF) is a metric that describes the average trophic magnification of a chemical through a food web. TMFs may be used for the risk assessment of chemicals, although TMFs for si...

    Authors: Verena Kosfeld, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Caren Rauert and Jan Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:93

    Content type: Research

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  16. Insight into temporal–spatial variations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) fractions were undertaken to trace potential factors toward a further understanding aquatic environment in Lake Shahu, a brackish-wate...

    Authors: Kuotian Lu, Weining Xu, Huibin Yu, Hongjie Gao, Xiaobo Gao and Ningmei Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:92

    Content type: Research

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  17. Livestock manure is an important reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs). The bacterial community structure and diversity are usually studied using high-throughp...

    Authors: Tingting Song, Hongna Li, Binxu Li, Jiaxun Yang, Muhammad Fahad Sardar, Mengmeng Yan, Luyao Li, Yunlong Tian, Sha Xue and Changxiong Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:91

    Content type: Research

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  18. With the continuous advancement of global urbanisation, humans have begun to overutilise or improperly utilise the natural resources of bay areas, which has led to a series of ecological and environmental prob...

    Authors: Qiuying Zhang, Futian Ren, Xiangyun Xiong, Hongjie Gao, Yudong Wang, Wenjun Sun, Peifang Leng, Zhao Li and Yangwei Bai

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:90

    Content type: Research

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  19. In order to protect aquatic environments and to reduce the presence of micropollutants in the global water cycle, wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) often implement an additional treatment step. One of the mo...

    Authors: Marion Woermann, Julios Armand Kontchou and Bernd Sures

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:89

    Content type: Research

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  20. Anthe et al. (Environ Sci Eur 32:147, 2020. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12302-020-00424-4) develop a mathematical model to calculate the contribution of veterinary me...

    Authors: Rosemary Perkins, Martin Whitehead and Dave Goulson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:88

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 foresees that Member States assess conditions and potential developments of ecosystems under climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. This combination of environ...

    Authors: Angela Schlutow, Winfried Schröder, Martin Jenssen and Stefan Nickel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:87

    Content type: Research

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  22. Although humans and animals are often simultaneously exposed to a variety of mycotoxins via feed and food consumption, in which aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most prevalent combina...

    Authors: Yanhua Wang, Qiang Wang, Chun Ji, Xiaoxuan Guo, Guiling Yang, Dou Wang, Hongbiao Weng, Yongzhong Qian and Chen Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:86

    Content type: Research

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  23. Most plastics are made of persistent synthetic polymer matrices that contain chemical additives in significant amounts. Millions of tonnes of plastics are produced every year and a significant amount of this p...

    Authors: Helena Andrade, Juliane Glüge, Dorte Herzke, Narain Maharaj Ashta, Shwetha Manohar Nayagar and Martin Scheringer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:85

    Content type: Review

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  24. The current and future expansion of aquaculture production appears to be only manageable by using veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) to prevent and reduce disease outbreaks. However, only a very low number o...

    Authors: Irene de la Casa-Resino, Michael T. Empl, Sara Villa, Boris Kolar, Julia Fabrega, Adam D. Lillicrap, Xanthippos N. Karamanlis and Ricardo Carapeto-García

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:84

    Content type: Review

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  25. ESBLs hydrolyze the beta-lactam ring of antibiotics and are not affected by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation antibiotics. There are over 400 ESBL enzymes that have already been investigated globally are prese...

    Authors: Tahira Akther, S. Ranjani and S. Hemalatha

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:83

    Content type: Research

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  26. Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) is an ecologically significant fish species in the Baltic Sea and has been recognized as a suitable organism to measure concentrations of mercury (Hg) contamination. The adult s...

    Authors: Natalija Suhareva, Juris Aigars, Rita Poikāne and Juris Tunens

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:82

    Content type: Research

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  27. In this research work, a coupled heat and mass transfer model was developed for salt recovery from concentrated brine water through an osmotic membrane distillation (OMD) process in a hollow fiber membrane con...

    Authors: Sher Ahmad, Gabriela Vollet Marson, Waheed Ur Rehman, Mohammad Younas, Sarah Farrukh and Mashallah Rezakazemi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:81

    Content type: Research

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  28. Flexible vegetation is an important part of the riverine ecosystem, which can reduce flow velocity, change turbulence structure, and affect the processes of solute transport. Compared with the flow with rigid ...

    Authors: Sha Lou, Hao Wang, Hongzhe Liu, Guihui Zhong, Larisa Dorzhievna Radnaeva, Elena Nikitina, Gangfeng Ma and Shuguang Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:80

    Content type: Research

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  29. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Non-pharmaceutical interventions such a...

    Authors: KeunOh Choi, Seunghye Sim, Junyeong Choi, Choa Park, Yoonhee Uhm, Eunkyung Lim, Augustine Yonghwi Kim, Seong Joon Yoo and YoungJoo Lee

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:79

    Content type: Research

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  30. The waste sorting and treatment facilities play an important role in the management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), as they permit the materials to be prepared for their later reuse and recycling. The aim of t...

    Authors: Rubí Medina-Mijangos, Samer Ajour El Zein, Hilda Guerrero-García-Rojas and Luis Seguí-Amórtegui

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:78

    Content type: Research

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  31. Veterinary pharmaceuticals can enter the environment when excreted after application and burden terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, knowledge about the basic process of sorption in soils and sediments...

    Authors: Andre Patrick Heinrich, Timm Zöltzer, Leonard Böhm, Manuel Wohde, Sara Jaddoudi, Yassine El Maataoui, Abdelmalek Dahchour and Rolf-Alexander Düring

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:77

    Content type: Research

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  32. In rural areas, the surface water quality is seriously threatened by pollution from agriculture, breeding, industrial and tourism activities. Even though many strategies and programs were launched for rural en...

    Authors: Ying Shao, Yueting Fan, Yinjie Yang, Min Zhou, Tingting Li, Fang Fang, Chenchen Wang, Yanxue Jiang, Zhongli Chen and Jinsong Guo

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:76

    Content type: Research

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  33. A European inter-laboratory test with 29 participating laboratories investigated whether a battery of four ecotoxicological tests is suitable for assessing the environmental compatibility of construction produ...

    Authors: Ines Heisterkamp, Monika Ratte, Ute Schoknecht, Stefan Gartiser, Ute Kalbe and Outi Ilvonen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:75

    Content type: Research

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  34. Tropical coral reefs have been recognized for their significant ecological and economical value. However, increasing anthropogenic disturbances have led to progressively declining coral reef ecosystems on a gl...

    Authors: Ingo B. Miller, Sascha Pawlowski, Matthias Y. Kellermann, Mechtild Petersen-Thiery, Mareen Moeller, Samuel Nietzer and Peter J. Schupp

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:74

    Content type: Research

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  35. The drought environment occurs frequently due to the unpredictable future climate change, and drought has a direct negative impact on crops, such as yield reduction. Drought events are random, frequent, and pe...

    Authors: Dong Won Jeon, Jae-Ryoung Park, Yoon-Hee Jang, Eun-Gyeong Kim, Taehun Ryu and Kyung-Min Kim

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:73

    Content type: Research

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  36. While many studies analyze the effect of extreme thermal events on health, little has been written about the effects of extreme cold on mortality. This scarcity of papers is particularly relevant when we searc...

    Authors: José Antonio López-Bueno, Miguel Ángel Navas-Martín, Julio Díaz, Isidro Juan Mirón, María Yolanda Luna, Gerardo Sánchez-Martínez, Dante Culqui and Cristina Linares

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:72

    Content type: Research

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  37. Fresh water bodies represent less than 1% of overall amount of water on earth and ensuring their quality and sustainability is pivotal. Although several campaigns have been performed to monitor the occurrence ...

    Authors: Alberto Celma, Geeta Mandava, Agneta Oskarsson, Juan Vicente Sancho, Lubertus Bijlsma and Johan Lundqvist

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:70

    Content type: Research

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  38. There is increasing global concern regarding the health impacts of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are emerging environmental endocrine disruptors. Results from previous epidemiolog...

    Authors: Xin Xie, Xueqiong Weng, Shan Liu, Jingmin Chen, Xinrong Guo, Xinyu Gao, Qiaoyuan Fei, Guang Hao, Chunxia Jing and Liping Feng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:69

    Content type: Research

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  39. Human pharmaceuticals are extensively studied and assessed before marketing approval. Since 2006, this also includes an assessment of environmental risks. In the European Union, this is based on the guideline ...

    Authors: Simon Schwarz, Daniela Gildemeister, Arne Hein, Patrick Schröder and Jean Bachmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:68

    Content type: Review

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  40. In 2009, Spanish farmers reported a novel weed, now identified as a relative of maize’s ancestor, teosinte, in their maize fields. Introgression of the insect resistance transgene cry1Ab from genetically modified...

    Authors: André Felipe Lohn, Miluse Trtikova, Ignacio Chapela, Rosa Binimelis and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:67

    Content type: Research

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  41. Despite 15–36% of the U.S. population reporting Chemical Intolerances (CI) or sensitivity, the condition has been overlooked in medicine and public health. CI is characterized by multisystem symptoms and new-o...

    Authors: Shahir Masri, Claudia S. Miller, Raymond F. Palmer and Nicholas Ashford

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:65

    Content type: Discussion

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  42. Tetracycline pollution is a growing global threat to aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity due to its unprecedented use in aquaculture, livestock, and human disease prevention. The influx of tetracycline may an...

    Authors: Fiaz Ahmad, Daochen Zhu and Jianzhong Sun

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:64

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:71

  43. The concentration of heavy metals and their spatial distribution in surface sediments collected from the Thondi coast, Palk Bay, South India were analysed in this study. The sediment grain size, pH, EC, and ma...

    Authors: Karthikeyan Perumal, Joseph Antony and Subagunasekar Muthuramalingam

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:63

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:62

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:34

  45. The Blue Economy is a recent field of study that encompasses economic activities that depend on the sea, often associated with other economic sectors, including tourism, maritime transport, energy and fishing....

    Authors: Rosa María Martínez-Vázquez, Juan Milán-García and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:61

    Content type: Research

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  46. The phosphorus (P) stocks of arable subsoils not only influence crop production but also fertilizer P sequestration. However, the extent of this influence is largely unknown. This study aimed to (i) determine ...

    Authors: Nina Siebers, Liming Wang, Theresa Funk, Sabine von Tucher, Ines Merbach, Kathlin Schweitzer and Jens Kruse

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:60

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research

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