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  1. The soil P leaching change point (CP) has been widely used to evaluate soil P leaching risk. However, an automation calculation method for soil P leaching CP value, and an effective risk grading method perform...

    Authors: Zijian Xie, Fan Zhang, Chun Ye, Hao Wang, Weiwei Wei, Chunhua Li and Xiaogang Shi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:132

    Content type: Research

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  2. It is acknowledged that a variety of chemicals enter the environment and may cause joint effects. Chemicals regulated under the European Chemicals Regulation REACH are often part of formulated mixtures and dur...

    Authors: Enken Hassold, Wiebke Galert and Jona Schulze

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:131

    Content type: Review

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  3. A field study lasting one year was performed to study the effects of a calcium cyanamide fertiliser (trade name: Perlka®) on Collembola in order to support the terrestrial risk assessment under the REACH (Regi...

    Authors: Petra Stegger, Jörg Römbke, Jörg-Alfred Salamon and Klaus Peter Ebke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:130

    Content type: Research

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  4. This paper explores the relationship between chemical intolerance (CI) and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). Worldwide observations provide evidence for a two-stage disease process called toxicant-induced ...

    Authors: Claudia S. Miller, Raymond F. Palmer, Tania T. Dempsey, Nicholas A. Ashford and Lawrence B. Afrin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:129

    Content type: Discussion

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  5. Veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) administered to livestock might affect the environment. Therefore, an environmental risk assessment (ERA) is conducted during the approval process of VMPs. In the European ...

    Authors: Ruth Haupt, Céline Heinemann, Jason Jeremia Hayer, Simone Magdalene Schmid, Miriam Guse, Ramona Bleeser and Julia Steinhoff-Wagner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:128

    Content type: Discussion

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  6. Mercury (Hg) is recognized as one of the 10 most toxic elements in nature and is much more persistent in soils than in other environmental compartments. However, an effective, environmentally friendly, economi...

    Authors: I. Janeiro-Tato, M. A. Lopez-Anton, D. Baragaño, C. Antuña-Nieto, E. Rodríguez, A. I. Peláez, J. R. Gallego and M. R. Martínez-Tarazona

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:127

    Content type: Research

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  7. Microcystins (MCs) are secondary metabolites of cyanobacteria that are hepatotoxic to humans through the ingestion of cyanobacteria-contaminated water and accidental inhalation from lake activities. MCs with d...

    Authors: Xiaocui Qiao, Simin Ge, Chengyou Liu, Lixin Jiao, Xue Li, Xingru Zhao, Tong Qi and Yan Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:126

    Content type: Research

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  8. Biological treatment technology is good for the recovery of resources and energy from municipal solid waste (MSW) and cutting down biodegradable components in landfill waste. Recently, the aerobic biological t...

    Authors: Kexian Li, Xinhong Xu, Fan Lü, Pinjing He and Jingjing Fang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:125

    Content type: Research

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  9. Bioanalytical tools have been shown to be useful in drinking water quality assessments. Here, we applied a panel of in vitro bioassays to assess the treatment efficiency of two pilot-scale treatments: ozonatio...

    Authors: Maria Yu, Elin Lavonen, Agneta Oskarsson and Johan Lundqvist

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:124

    Content type: Research

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  10. The ecotoxicological risk posed by metals and their mixtures in sediments depends on their bioavailability. Many methods for evaluating the bioavailability of metals in sediments/soils are time-consuming and e...

    Authors: Yang-Guang Gu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:122

    Content type: Research

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  11. Environmental hygiene concerns are needed to be settled before the reuse of abandoned swine feedlot sites. However, few researchers have focused on the fate of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in soil microb...

    Authors: Na Li, Jianguo Chen, Chong Liu, Binxu Li, Changxiong Zhu and Hongna Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:121

    Content type: Research

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  12. Climate, geology, geomorphology, soil, vegetation, geomorphology, hydrology, and human impact affect river–floodplain systems, especially their sediment load and channel morphology. Since the beginning of the ...

    Authors: Anna-Lisa Maaß, Holger Schüttrumpf and Frank Lehmkuhl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:119

    Content type: Review

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  13. Most particulate organic matter (POM) cannot be directly degraded in the conventional wastewater treatment, which should be transformed into dissolved organic matter (DOM) through a hydrolysis process. However...

    Authors: Benxin Yu, Dongping Liu, Jian Wang and Yingxue Sun

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:118

    Content type: Research

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  14. This work studied the performance of UV/PS/TiO2NPs and UV/PI/TiO2NPs as hybrid advanced oxidation processes for degradation of paraquat in aqueous solution, because this very toxic herbicide is used third most wi...

    Authors: Azam Ghavi, Ghadamali Bagherian and Hadi Rezaei-Vahidian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:117

    Content type: Research

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  15. Tree bark measurements conducted between 2014 and 2017 in a biosphere reserve in Germany have indicated the presence of pesticides from conventional agriculture in ambient air. In the present study, we quantif...

    Authors: Maren Kruse-Plaß, Frieder Hofmann, Werner Wosniok, Ulrich Schlechtriemen and Niels Kohlschütter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:114

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  16. Unsustainable production practices and increased demand for fish have aggravated negative social, ecological, and environmental impacts in fisheries and aquaculture. Measures to correct bad practices have main...

    Authors: Urs Baumgartner and Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:113

    Content type: Research

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  17. Biosynthetic toxic compounds from plants and cyanobacteria constitute a chemically diverse family of at least 20,000 compounds. Recent work with natural toxin databases and toxin characterization shows that th...

    Authors: Hans Christian Bruun Hansen, Klara Hilscherova and Thomas D. Bucheli

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:112

    Content type: Editorial

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  18. Circular economy (CE) is a development priority of the European Union and it is part of the EU industrial strategy. The transition to a more circular economy is an essential contribution to the EU’s efforts to...

    Authors: Ewa Mazur-Wierzbicka

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:111

    Content type: Research

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  19. Climate change is a problem which is global in nature, and whose effects go across a wide range of disciplines. It is therefore important that this theme is taken into account as part of universities´ teaching...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Mihaela Sima, Ayyoob Sharifi, Johannes M. Luetz, Amanda Lange Salvia, Mark Mifsud, Felicia Motunrayo Olooto, Ilija Djekic, Rosley Anholon, Izabela Rampasso, Felix Kwabena Donkor, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Maris Klavins, Göran Finnveden, Martin Munashe Chari, Petra Molthan-Hill…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:109

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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