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  1. Content type: Review

    In the past, cases of PCDD/F and PCB contamination exceeding limits in food from animal origin (eggs, meat or milk) were mainly caused by industrially produced feed. But in the last decade, exceedances of EU l...

    Authors: Roland Weber, Christine Herold, Henner Hollert, Josef Kamphues, Markus Blepp and Karlheinz Ballschmiter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:42

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  2. Content type: Editorial

    This commentary is an introduction for students to the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and its Student Advisory Council (SAC). As young academics face challenges while trying to devel...

    Authors: Simon Lüderwald, Kymberly Newton, Katharina Heye, Kristina Bitter, Samuel Moeris, Lena Benner, Paul Böhm, Josef Koch, Alexander Feckler, Mafalda Castro and Andreas Erikkson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:41

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  3. Content type: Research

    Relocations and restorations do not only change the ecological passability and sediment continuity of a river but also its flow behavior and fluvial morphodynamics. Sediment transport processes and morphologic...

    Authors: Anna-Lisa Maaß, Verena Esser, Roy M. Frings, Frank Lehmkuhl and Holger Schüttrumpf

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:40

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  4. Content type: Research

    The European Food Safety Authority proposed a concept for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants in the EU that is based on the definition of thresholds for the acceptability of poten...

    Authors: Marion Dolezel, Marianne Miklau, Andreas Heissenberger and Wolfram Reichenbecher

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:39

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  5. Content type: Research

    Few suitable and standardized test methods are currently available to test the effects of genetically modified plants (GMP) on non-target organisms. To fill this gap and improve ecotoxicological testing for GM...

    Authors: Stephan Jänsch, Johannes Bauer, David Leube, Mathias Otto, Jörg Römbke, Hanka Teichmann and Karolina Waszak

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:38

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  6. Content type: Research

    While some genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are created to produce new double-stranded RNA molecules (dsRNA), in others, such molecules may occur as an unintended effect of the genetic engineering process...

    Authors: Sarah Zanon Agapito-Tenfen, Vinicius Vilperte, Terje Ingemar Traavik and Rubens Onofre Nodari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:37

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  7. Content type: Research

    Available literature and regulatory studies show that the severity of effects of beta-cyfluthrin (a synthetic pyrethroid) on fish is influenced by the magnitude and duration of exposure. To investigate how the...

    Authors: Elke I. Zimmer, Thomas G. Preuss, Steve Norman, Barbara Minten and Virginie Ducrot

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:36

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  8. Content type: Research

    Freshwater sediments have been recognized as a long-term sink and potential source for environmental pollutants released into the aquatic ecosystems. In this study, the sediment quality of Taihu Lake, which is...

    Authors: Qian Li, Meng Wang, Lei Duan, Yanling Qiu, Taowu Ma, Ling Chen, Magnus Breitholtz, Åke Bergman, Jianfu Zhao, Markus Hecker and Lingling Wu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:34

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  9. Content type: Discussion

    The definition of priority substances (PS) according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD) helped to remove many of these chemicals from the market and to reduce their concentrations in the European water bod...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Beate I. Escher, Erik Müller, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Tobias Schulze, Jaroslav Slobodnik and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:33

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  10. Content type: Research

    The growing production and use of engineered AgNP in industry and private households make increasing concentrations of AgNP in the environment unavoidable. Although we already know the harmful effects of AgNP ...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Grün and Christoph Emmerling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:31

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  11. Content type: Research

    The contamination of aquatic ecosystems with both anthropogenic pollutants and particles in particular (microscopic) plastic debris items is of emerging concern. Since plastic particles can accumulate contamin...

    Authors: Sven Seidensticker, Peter Grathwohl, Jonas Lamprecht and Christiane Zarfl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:30

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  12. Content type: Research

    Chemical quality of sediment and suspended particulate matter (SPM) is usually assessed by total chemical concentrations (Ctotal). However, the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree) is the ecologically more rele...

    Authors: Nora Claire Niehus, Sabine Schäfer, Christel Möhlenkamp and Gesine Witt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:28

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  13. Content type: Research

    Eutrophication of freshwater systems can result in blooms of phytoplankton, in many cases cyanobacteria. This can lead to shifts in structure and functions of phytoplankton communities adversely affecting the ...

    Authors: Di Li, Naicheng Wu, Song Tang, Guanyong Su, Xuwen Li, Yong Zhang, Guoxiang Wang, Junyi Zhang, Hongling Liu, Markus Hecker, John P. Giesy and Hongxia Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    Chironomids, or non-biting midges, often dominate stream invertebrate communities in terms of biomass, abundance, and species richness and play an important role in riverine food webs. Despite these clear fact...

    Authors: Arne J. Beermann, Vera M. A. Zizka, Vasco Elbrecht, Viktor Baranov and Florian Leese

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:26

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  15. Content type: Research

    In situ exposure of rainbow trout up- and downstream of differently equipped wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and subsequent analyses of micronuclei frequencies and hepatic EROD activities were used to eval...

    Authors: Sabrina Wilhelm, Stefanie Jacob, Michael Ziegler, Heinz-R. Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    The overall aim of the interdisciplinary research project “PharmCycle” is to reduce the contamination of the aquatic environment with antibiotics by developing sustainable antibiotics, improving the environmen...

    Authors: Jörg Andrä, Falk Beyer, Gesine Cornelissen, Jörn Einfeldt, Jens Heseding, Klaus Kümmerer, Kim Oelkers and Carolin Floeter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:24

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  17. Content type: Review

    The aim of ecotoxicology is to study toxic effects on constituents of ecosystems, with the protection goal being populations and communities rather than individual organisms. In this ecosystem perspective, the...

    Authors: Kristina Rehberger, Christian Kropf and Helmut Segner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:23

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  18. Content type: Research

    Although the crucial importance of sediments in aquatic systems is well-known, sediments are often neglected as a factor in the evaluation of water quality assessment. To support and extend previous work in th...

    Authors: Mona Schweizer, Andreas Dieterich, Núria Corral Morillas, Carla Dewald, Lukas Miksch, Sara Nelson, Arne Wick, Rita Triebskorn and Heinz-R. Köhler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:22

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  19. Content type: Research

    Sprawl has been named as one of the critical reasons for the latest social problems in many parts of the world. This is particularly true for developing countries, as their national status largely depends on e...

    Authors: Hye Kyung Lee and Hwan Yong Kim

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:21

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  20. Content type: Research

    Rivers receive water and associated organic micropollutants from their entire catchment, including from urban, agricultural and natural sources, and constitute an important environmental component for catalyzi...

    Authors: Maximilian E. Müller, Beate I. Escher, Marc Schwientek, Martina Werneburg, Christiane Zarfl and Christian Zwiener

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:20

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  21. Content type: Review

    Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) do not occur naturally in the environment and are, therefore, of anthropogenic origin. As a consequence of their wide range of everyday applications and their extreme p...

    Authors: Karl Theo von der Trenck, Rainer Konietzka, Annegret Biegel-Engler, Jan Brodsky, Andrea Hädicke, Arnold Quadflieg, Rudolf Stockerl and Thorsten Stahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:19

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    Water is an essential element and highly valuable resource in life. Between the priorities of environment, people and economy, it is of increasing importance to fully understand the fundamental force of water ...

    Authors: Elisa Classen and Holger Schüttrumpf

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:18

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  23. Content type: Research

    Cationic polyacrylamide copolymers (PAMs) are used for sludge dewatering in municipal waste water treatment and might enter the environment by spreading of the sludge on agricultural land. Concern has been exp...

    Authors: Dieter Hennecke, Angela Bauer, Monika Herrchen, Erik Wischerhoff and Friedhelm Gores

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:16

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  24. Content type: Review

    Construction products are in contact with water (e.g., rain, seepage water) during their service lifetime and may release potentially harmful compounds by leaching processes. Monitoring studies showed that com...

    Authors: Nicole Bandow, Stefan Gartiser, Outi Ilvonen and Ute Schoknecht

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    The increasing production of nanoplastics and the fragmentation of microplastics into smaller particles suggest a plausible yet unclear hazard in the natural environment, such as soil. We investigated the shor...

    Authors: T. T. Awet, Y. Kohl, F. Meier, S. Straskraba, A.-L. Grün, T. Ruf, C. Jost, R. Drexel, E. Tunc and C. Emmerling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:11

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  26. Content type: Discussion

    Persistent plastics, with an estimated lifetime for degradation of hundreds of years in marine conditions, can break up into micro- and nanoplastics over shorter timescales, thus facilitating their uptake by m...

    Authors: Frederic Gallo, Cristina Fossi, Roland Weber, David Santillo, Joao Sousa, Imogen Ingram, Angel Nadal and Dolores Romano

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:13

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  27. Content type: Book review and associated literature

    The Urban Water Atlas for Europe constitutes an original overview of Urban Water Management in Europe, explaining and illustrating water in an unprecedented way and reflecting how water, the essence of life, f...

    Authors: Bernd Manfred Gawlik, Natalia Głowacka, David L. Feldman and Richard Elelman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:12

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  28. Content type: Research

    Understanding the abundance of adverse environmental conditions e.g. frost, drought, and heat during critical crop growth stages, which are assumed to be altered by climate change, is crucial for an accurate r...

    Authors: Maximilian Strer, Nikolai Svoboda and Antje Herrmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:10

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  29. Content type: Discussion

    This position paper intends to stimulate a profound rethinking of contemporary agricultural practice. We criticise the current intensity of chemical plant protection in Germany as ecologically unsustainable an...

    Authors: Tobias Frische, Sina Egerer, Steffen Matezki, Christina Pickl and Jörn Wogram

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:8

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  30. Content type: Research

    Short-chain PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are widely used as alternatives to long-chain PFASs. Long-chain PFASs become gradually regulated under REACH (EC No. 1907/2006) and other international r...

    Authors: Stephan Brendel, Éva Fetter, Claudia Staude, Lena Vierke and Annegret Biegel-Engler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:9

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  31. Content type: Discussion

    In 2005, the European Commission funded the NORMAN project to promote a permanent network of reference laboratories and research centers, including academia, industry, standardization bodies, and NGOs. Since t...

    Authors: Valeria Dulio, Bert van Bavel, Eva Brorström-Lundén, Joop Harmsen, Juliane Hollender, Martin Schlabach, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Kevin Thomas and Jan Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:5

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  32. Content type: Research

    Increasing amounts of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) in wastewater can reach the aquatic environment by passing through the sewage treatment plant (STP). NPs can induce ecotoxicological effects due to their sp...

    Authors: Sebastian Kühr, Stefanie Schneider, Boris Meisterjahn, Karsten Schlich, Kerstin Hund-Rinke and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:7

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  33. Content type: Review

    Nanoparticles serve various industrial and domestic purposes which is reflected in their steadily increasing production volume. This economic success comes along with their presence in the environment and the ...

    Authors: Mirco Bundschuh, Juliane Filser, Simon Lüderwald, Moira S. McKee, George Metreveli, Gabriele E. Schaumann, Ralf Schulz and Stephan Wagner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:6

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  34. Content type: Research

    Biocidal products are mixtures of one or more active substances (a.s.) and a broad range of formulation additives. There is regulatory guidance currently under development that will specify how the combined ef...

    Authors: Anja Coors, Pia Vollmar, Jennifer Heim, Frank Sacher and Anja Kehrer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:3

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  35. Content type: Research

    Aliphatic (poly)hydroxy carboxylic acids [(P)HCA] occur in natural, e.g. soils, and in technical (waste disposal sites, nuclear waste repositories) compartments . Their distribution, mobility and chemical reac...

    Authors: Tatjana Schneckenburger, Jens Riefstahl and Klaus Fischer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:1

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  36. Content type: Research

    Perchlorate contamination of water and food poses potential health risks to humans due to the possible interference of perchlorate with the iodide uptake into the thyroid gland. Perchlorate has been found in f...

    Authors: Maike A. Seiler, Detlef Jensen, Udo Neist, Ursula K. Deister and Franz Schmitz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:30

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  37. Content type: Discussion

    Technical product harvesting (TEPHA) is a newly developing interdisciplinary approach in which bio-based production is investigated from a technical and ecological perspective. Society‘s demand for ecologicall...

    Authors: Christoph Kämpfer, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Anna-Lena Beger, Georg Jacobs, Manuel Löwer, Franziska Moser, Julia Reimer, Martin Trautz, Björn Usadel, Alexandra Wormit and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:27

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  38. Content type: Research

    Impact of two widely used commercial herbicides, i.e. Aminopielik D 450 SL and Chwastox 300 SL, on the uptake and translocation of selected heavy metals in wheat plants Triticum aestivum L. cultivated in the labo...

    Authors: Elżbieta Skiba and Wojciech M. Wolf

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:26

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  39. Content type: Discussion

    This discussion is centralized around an incident that took place in the Belgian village Witry the 17th of September 2014. A tractor accident led to the discharge of an aqueous solution of the herbicide metaza...

    Authors: Pol Karier, Georges Kraus and Isabelle Kolber

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:25

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  40. Content type: Research

    The European chemicals regulation REACH includes the legal duty for suppliers to inform consumers on request about the presence of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles. Since this requirement ha...

    Authors: Ursula Klaschka

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:24

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  41. Content type: Discussion

    Protecting our water resources in terms of quality and quantity is considered one of the big challenges of the twenty-first century, which requires global and multidisciplinary solutions. A specific threat to ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Crawford, Catrina Brüll nee Cofalla, Benedikt Aumeier, Markus Brinkmann, Elisa Classen, Verena Esser, Caroline Ganal, Elena Kaip, Roger Häussling, Frank Lehmkuhl, Peter Letmathe, Anne-Katrin Müller, Ilja Rabinovitch, Klaus Reicherter, Jan Schwarzbauer, Marco Schmitt…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:23

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