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  1. Content type: RESEARCH

    Approximately 90% of German surface waters do not meet the objectives of the European Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD). This is primarily due to deficits in water body structure and biological quality compon...

    Authors: Denise J. Brettschneider, Andrea Misovic, Ulrike Schulte-Oehlmann, Matthias Oetken and Jörg Oehlmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:7

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  2. Content type: RESEARCH

    Novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) have been increasingly used as alternatives to legacy BFRs (e.g., PBDEs and HBCDs) in consumer products, but are liable to emigrate and contaminate indoor dust. In thi...

    Authors: Dong Niu, Yanling Qiu, Xinyu Du, Li Li, Yihui Zhou, Daqiang Yin, Zhifen Lin, Ling Chen, Zhiliang Zhu, Jianfu Zhao and Åke Bergman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:6

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  3. Content type: RESEARCH

    In mesocosms, the fate and effects of chemicals can be investigated under more realistic conditions than in laboratory-scale experiments and most mesocosm studies for higher-tier risk assessment are conducted ...

    Authors: Liesa-Kristin Beuter, László Dören, Udo Hommen, Matthias Kotthoff, Christoph Schäfers and Klaus Peter Ebke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:5

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  4. Content type: RESEARCH

    Zebrafish have been increasingly used for monitoring and assessing the effects of different contaminants in the aquatic environments. In the present study, zebrafish embryos and larvae were used to study the e...

    Authors: Mirna Velki, Carina Lackmann, Alejandro Barranco, Amaia Ereño Artabe, Sandra Rainieri, Henner Hollert and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Surfactants are widely used across the globe both in industrial and consumer products. The n-octanol/water partition ratio or coefficient (log Kow) and n-octanol/water distribution coefficient (log D) are key par...

    Authors: Geoff Hodges, Charles Eadsforth, Bart Bossuyt, Alain Bouvy, Marie-Helene Enrici, Marc Geurts, Matthias Kotthoff, Eleanor Michie, Dennis Miller, Josef Müller, Gunter Oetter, Jayne Roberts, Diederik Schowanek, Ping Sun and Joachim Venzmer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:1

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  6. Content type: RESEARCH

    This paper aims to investigate the correlations between the concentrations of nine heavy metals in moss and atmospheric deposition within ecological land classes covering Europe. Additionally, it is examined t...

    Authors: Stefan Nickel, Winfried Schröder, Roman Schmalfuss, Maike Saathoff, Harry Harmens, Gina Mills, Marina V. Frontasyeva, Lambe Barandovski, Oleg Blum, Alejo Carballeira, Ludwig de Temmerman, Anatoly M. Dunaev, Antoaneta Ene, Hilde Fagerli, Barbara Godzik, Ilia Ilyin…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:53

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    In July 2018, the European Court of Justice (Case C-528/16) ruled that organisms obtained by directed mutagenesis techniques are to be regarded as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the meaning of Di...

    Authors: Eva Gelinsky and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:52

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  8. Content type: DISCUSSION

    All chemicals form non-extractable residues (NER) to various extents in environmental media like soil, sediment, plants and animals. NER can be quantified in environmental fate studies using isotope-labeled (s...

    Authors: Andreas Schäffer, Matthias Kästner and Stefan Trapp

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:51

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  9. Content type: Review

    The numbers of potential neurotoxicants in the environment are raising and pose a great risk for humans and the environment. Currently neurotoxicity assessment is mostly performed to predict and prevent harm t...

    Authors: J. B. Legradi, C. Di Paolo, M. H. S. Kraak, H. G. van der Geest, E. L. Schymanski, A. J. Williams, M. M. L. Dingemans, R. Massei, W. Brack, X. Cousin, M.-L. Begout, R. van der Oost, A. Carion, V. Suarez-Ulloa, F. Silvestre, B. I. Escher…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:46

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  10. Content type: RESEARCH

    Species reproduction is an important determinant of population dynamics. As such, this is an important parameter in environmental risk assessment. The closure principle computational approach test (CPCAT) was ...

    Authors: René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Bilgin Karaoglan, Jens Lacker, Glenn Lurman, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte and Monika Ratte

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:50

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  11. Content type: Discussion

    Soil is one of our most important resources and fulfills many ecological functions such as storage and filtration of water and nutrients, transformation of chemical compounds and nutrients, biomass production,...

    Authors: Janine W. Y. Wong, Bettina Hitzfeld, Michael Zimmermann, Inge Werner and Benoît J. D. Ferrari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:49

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  12. Content type: RESEARCH

    Due to the rising number of type 2 diabetes patients, the antidiabetic drug, metformin is currently among those pharmaceuticals with the highest consumption rates worldwide. Via sewage-treatment plants, metfor...

    Authors: Stefanie Jacob, Andreas Dötsch, Sarah Knoll, Heinz-R. Köhler, Eike Rogall, Dominic Stoll, Selina Tisler, Carolin Huhn, Thomas Schwartz, Christian Zwiener and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:48

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  13. Content type: RESEARCH

    In this study, the photodegradation of three pharmaceuticals, namely Ibuprofen (IBP), Naproxen (NPX), and Cetirizine (CIZ) in aqueous media was investigated under UV irradiation. The photocatalyst used in this...

    Authors: Alaa Mohamed, Ahmed Salama, Walaa S. Nasser and Abdusalam Uheida

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:47

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  14. Content type: Research

    Identifying typical odor-causing compounds is essential for odor problem control in drinking water. In this study, aiming at a major water source reservoir in hot and humid areas in southern China, which encou...

    Authors: Chao Rong, Dongpo Liu, Yan Li, Kai Yang, Xiaobo Han, Jianwei Yu, Bolun Pan, Jinsong Zhang and Min Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:45

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  15. Content type: Research

    Semi-natural plant communities such as field boundaries play an important ecological role in agricultural landscapes, e.g., provision of refuge for plant and other species, food web support or habitat connecti...

    Authors: Jette Reeg, Simon Heine, Christine Mihan, Sean McGee, Thomas G. Preuss and Florian Jeltsch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:44

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  16. Content type: Research

    Since 1990, every 5 years, moss sampling is conducted within the European moss monitoring programme to assess the atmospheric deposition of airborne pollutants. Besides many other countries, Germany takes regu...

    Authors: Annekatrin Dreyer, Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:43

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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