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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:6

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Peter Campbell, Mike Coulson and Keith Ward

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:2

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  3. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:5

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  4. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Christoph Then and Andreas Bauer-Panskus

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:1

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

  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    Prior to their release in the environment, transgenic crops are examined for their health and environmental safety. In addition, transgene expression needs to be consistent in order to express the introduced t...

    Authors: Vinicius Vilperte, Sarah Zanon Agapito-Tenfen, Odd-Gunnar Wikmark and Rubens Onofre Nodari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:29

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  7. Content type: Research

    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,

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:27

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:26

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  9. Content type: Research

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are environmental contaminants that pose significant risk to health of fish. Environmental pollution of fish is a topic of rising attention in Morocco. However, only few ...

    Authors: Ayoub Baali, Ulrike Kammann, Reinhold Hanel, Ikram El Qoraychy and Ahmed Yahyaoui

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:25

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  10. Content type: Discussion

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:24

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  11. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:23

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:22

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  13. Content type: Conference Review

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:20

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  14. Content type: Übersichtsbeiträge

    Die Umweltwirkungen eines nach Naturland-Kriterien arbeitenden landwirtschaftlicher Betriebs werden anhand ausgewählter Kriterien der EG-Öko-Audit-Verordnung VO1836/93/EWG untersucht. Schwerpunkte sind die Met...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder, Reno Furmanek, Guido Bohmann, Karin Berkhoff, Johannes große Beilage and Katja Baumann

    Citation: Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 2016 16:33

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    This article gives a comprehensive overview on the strategy, the development and the progress of the German postgraduate degree program in ecotoxicology (SETAC GLB and GDCh). The program soon prompted positive...

    Authors: Klaus Peter Ebke, Jan Ahlers, Thomas Braunbeck, Jörg Oehlmann, Toni Ratte, Ralf B. Schäfer, Adolf Eisenträger and Andreas Schäffer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:19

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  16. Content type: Research

    Perchlorate salts are relatively stable, soluble in water, and migrate into groundwater sources. Groundwater is an essential source for drinking water suppliers. Perchlorate bears health risks as it is identif...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    The majority of Swiss amphibians are threatened. There is a range of factors which have been discussed as possible causes for their decline, including plant protection products (PPPs).

    Authors: Annette Aldrich, Marion Junghans, Caroline Aeberli, Carsten A. Brühl, Franz Streissl and Benedikt R. Schmidt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:17

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  18. Content type: Research

    Acute-to-chronic extrapolation is an important approach to predict acceptable no-effect levels from acute data which has some uncertainties, but is valuable for risk assessment of chemical substances. With reg...

    Authors: Martin May, Wiebke Drost, Sabine Germer, Tanja Juffernholz and Stefan Hahn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:16

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  19. Content type: Book review and associated literature

    A novel German guideline, VDI 4230, Part 4, has been adopted to provide a standardized protocol for the sampling of freshwater fish for passive biomonitoring with fish as accumulation indicators. The guideline...

    Authors: Roland Klein, Jens Gercken, Herbert Löffler, Theo von der Trenck and Thomas Braunbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:15

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  20. Content type: Research

    Risk assessment for GMOs such as Bt maize requires detailed data concerning pollen deposition onto non-target host-plant leaves. A field study of pollen on lepidopteran host-plant leaves was therefore undertaken ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:14

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  21. Content type: Research

    Chemical analysis of surface water conducted in European countries indicates that pesticides are often detected in surface waters. This asks regulatory authorities to consider these monitoring data while re-ev...

    Authors: Katja Knauer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:13

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  22. Content type: Discussion

    A critical review of the last 25 years of dioxin policy in the Elbe river catchment is presented along seven main theses of the River Basin Community (RBC)-Elbe background document “Pollutants” for the Managem...

    Authors: Ulrich Förstner, Henner Hollert, Markus Brinkmann, Kathrin Eichbaum, Roland Weber and Wim Salomons

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:9

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  23. Content type: Research

    The regulatory evaluation of ecotoxicity studies for environmental risk and/or hazard assessment of chemicals is often performed using the method established by Klimisch and colleagues in 1997. The method was,...

    Authors: Robert Kase, Muris Korkaric, Inge Werner and Marlene Ågerstrand

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:7

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:11

  24. Content type: Research

    Biocidal products can be sources of active substances in surface waters caused by weathering of treated articles. Marketing and use of biocidal products can be limited according to the European Biocidal Produc...

    Authors: Ute Schoknecht, Helena Mathies and Robby Wegner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:6

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Finnish and Russian animal species (semi-domesticated reindeer, Finnish wild moose, Baltic grey seal and Baltic herring) samples were biomonitored in terrestrial and aquatic environments for polychlorinate...

    Authors: A. Holma-Suutari, P. Ruokojärvi, A. A. Komarov, D. A. Makarov, V. V. Ovcharenko, A. N. Panin, H. Kiviranta, S. Laaksonen, M. Nieminen, M. Viluksela and A. Hallikainen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:5

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  26. Content type: Research

    One important purpose of the European REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) is to promote the use of alternative methods for assessment of hazards of substances in order to avoid animal testing. Experience with ...

    Authors: Marc Brandt, Eva Becker, Ulrich Jöhncke, Daniel Sättler and Christoph Schulte

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:4

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  27. Content type: Review

    Due to the widespread use and durability of synthetic polymers, plastic debris occurs in the environment worldwide. In the present work, information on sources and fate of microplastic particles in the aquatic...

    Authors: Karen Duis and Anja Coors

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:2

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  28. Content type: Review

    Bioaccumulation plays a vital role in understanding the fate of a substance in the environment and is key to the regulation of chemicals in several jurisdictions. The current assessment approaches commonly use...

    Authors: Gabriele Treu, Wiebke Drost, Ulrich Jöhncke, Caren Rauert and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:34

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  29. Content type: Discussion

    In the past few years, the use of social media has gradually become an important part of our daily lives. While some might see this as a threat to our productivity or as a source of procrastination, social med...

    Authors: Sarah R. Bowman, Geert Biermans, Andrea Hicks, Dragan M. Jevtić, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gil and Erica K. Brockmeier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:32

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  30. Content type: Commentary

    The published Commentary by Hoppe et al. (Environ Sci Eur 27–28, 2015) makes a number of strong criticisms of Pilling et al. (PLoS One 8:e77193, 2013), which this authors’ response will show are either wrong, ina...

    Authors: Peter Campbell, Mike Coulson, Natalie Ruddle, Ingo Tornier and Ed Pilling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:31

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Our assessment of the multi-year overwintering study by Pilling et al. (2013) revealed a number of major deficiencies regarding the study design, the protocol and the evaluation of results. Colonies were expos...

    Authors: Peter Paul Hoppe, Anton Safer, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers, Jean-Marc Bonmatin, Dave Goulson, Randolph Menzel and Boris Baer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:28

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  32. Content type: Research

    In the Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMO) into the environment, a monitoring of potential risks is prescribed after their deliberate release or placing on th...

    Authors: Andreas Toschki, Stephan Jänsch, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jörg Römbke and Wiebke Züghart

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:26

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  33. Content type: Research

    The EU member countries are currently implementing the Water Framework Directive to promote better water quality and overview of their waters. The directive recommends the usage of bioavailability tools, such ...

    Authors: S. Hoppe, M. Sundbom, H. Borg and M. Breitholtz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:25

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  34. Content type: Research

    Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are marketed as a substance or mixtures and are additionally used due to their active agent properties in products such as pesticides or biocides, for which specific regulations...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Monika Herrchen, Karsten Schlich, Kathrin Schwirn and Doris Völker

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:24

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  35. Content type: Research

    A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, launched the ‘A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning’ in Europe in 2005 to promote sustainability in the cleaning and ...

    Authors: Laura Golsteijn, Rimousky Menkveld, Henry King, Christine Schneider, Diederik Schowanek and Sascha Nissen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:23

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  36. Content type: Research

    Endocrine effects in the aquatic environment are in the focus of scientists and media along with debates on the necessity of further steps in wastewater treatment. In the present study VTG responses were compa...

    Authors: Anja Henneberg and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:22

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