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  1. Due to the large surface area of green-synthesized TiO2@CuO@Chromite nanocatalysts (NCs) and accumulations of bioactive phytochemicals on its surface, it was used for an efficient and safe synthesis of nitriles a...

    Authors: S. Mohammad Sajadi, Mohammad Pirouei, Nabaz A. Salih, Kamal Kolo and Samir M. Hamad

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Bioaccumulating contaminants in surface waters are preferably monitored in fish for assessing the related risks to and via the aquatic environment. Consequently, the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) re...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Georg Radermacher, Annette Fliedner, Nina Lohmann and Anja Duffek

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Carbon dots (CDs) are of particular interest in numerous applications. However, their efficiency for heavy metal removal from wastewater was not yet reported. Herein, we rationally synthesized CDs from petrole...

    Authors: Khouloud Jlassi, Kamel Eid, Mostafa H. Sliem, Aboubakr M. Abdullah, Mohamed M. Chehimi and Igor Krupa

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:12

    Content type: Research

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  4. The weak magnetic field (WMF) can enhance the ability to remove target pollutants in wastewater, which drives us to consider whether WMF could give rise to the hormesis or not. In our previous study, it was fo...

    Authors: Ya-Qian Xu, Kai Li, Ze-Jun Wang and Shu-Shen Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:11

    Content type: Research

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  5. Rice paddy wetlands may serve as a nutrient source or sink in agricultural ecosystems. However, the pattern of nutrient loss on a watershed scale is not clear. A year-round on-site observation study based on 6...

    Authors: Shuang He, Fayong Li, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Sheng Wang, Yingbing Jin, Boyi Liu and Guangming Tian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:10

    Content type: Research

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  6. Do we measure enough to calculate statistically valid characteristic values from random sample measurements, or do we measure too much—without any further increase in knowledge? This question is actually one o...

    Authors: Werner Wosniok, Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:9

    Content type: Research

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  7. Photodegradation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in aqueous solution under simulated solar light irradiation was studied under different experimental conditions to determine the reaction mechanism and kinetics that...

    Authors: Bahngmi Jung, Wei Deng, Ying Li, Bill Batchelor and Ahmed Abdel-Wahab

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:8

    Content type: Research

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  8. Metal and metalloid concentrations in mussels can vary between seasons. In biota monitoring, the sampling time is therefore an important issue. Within the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) program blue ...

    Authors: Burkhard Knopf, Annette Fliedner, Georg Radermacher, Heinz Rüdel, Martin Paulus, Ulrike Pirntke and Jan Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. The safety assessment in site selection for a new nuclear power plant is an essential issue for human health. It could be improved by predicting the consequences for a hypothetical accident. This paper is cont...

    Authors: Ismael Mohammed Mohammed Saeed, Muneer Aziz Mohammed Saleh, Suhairul Hashim, Younis Mohammed Salih Hama, Khaidzir Hamza and Shwan Hassan Al-Shatri

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:6

    Content type: Research

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  10. Certain persistent and polar substances may pose a hazard to drinking water resources. To foster the knowledge exchange in this field the Working Group Environmental Monitoring of the German Chemical Society (GDC...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Wolfgang Körner, Thomas Letzel, Michael Neumann, Karsten Nödler and Thorsten Reemtsma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Chemical surveillance in surface waters is crucial to identify potential threats to the health of freshwater ecosystems. Usually, the concentrations of pollutants are highly variable over the course of the yea...

    Authors: Denise Babitsch and Andrea Sundermann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been reported to be harmful to the human kidney. However, whether the activation of oxidative stress and cell apoptosis plays key roles in the nephrotoxici...

    Authors: Xiaoliu Huang, Xiujuan Shi, Ji Zhou, Sen Li, Lijuan Zhang, Huijun Zhao, Xingya Kuang and Jue Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. Examining the effects of pesticides is difficult in regions such as Western Europe because of the relatively ubiquitous use of agrochemicals and the lack of unaffected areas. To study a wide gradient of agroch...

    Authors: Nadin Graf, Karina P. Battes, Mirela Cimpean, Martin H. Entling, Katharina Frisch, Moritz Link, Andreas Scharmüller, Verena C. Schreiner, Eduard Szöcs, Jochen P. Zubrod and Ralf B. Schäfer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. Discussion concerning the bioavailability and ecotoxicological relevance of non-extractable residues (NER) in soil is still ongoing. Is NER formation a detoxification process or a hidden hazard? The use of rad...

    Authors: Joop Harmsen, Dieter Hennecke, Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Joost Lahr and John Deneer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:99

    Content type: Research

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  15. The aim of the European Water Framework Directive is to ensure good ecological status for all European surface waters. However, although current monitoring strategies aim to identify the presence and magnitude...

    Authors: Thomas Backhaus, Werner Brack, Paul J. Van den Brink, Björn Deutschmann, Henner Hollert, Leo Posthuma, Helmut Segner, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Ivana Teodorovic and Andreas Focks

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:98

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  16. Recent tragic accidents due to the use of humidifier disinfectants have caused severe distrust and anxiety over chemicals in consumer products in Korea. Therefore, a survey was conducted to determine consumer ...

    Authors: Seunghye Sim, Jeongsu Lee, Yoonhee Uhm, Soonbok Kim, Eun Jeong Han, KeunOh Choi, Junyeong Choi, Q-man Ban, Taeje Cho, Augustine Yonghwi Kim, Dong Il Lee, Eunkyung Lim and YoungJoo Lee

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:97

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  17. The Minamata Convention (MC), a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA), aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and its compounds. The success ...

    Authors: Brij Mohan Sharma, Girija K. Bharat, Kateřina Šebková and Martin Scheringer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:96

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  18. Physical and biological properties of dust particles might affect the availability and distribution of chemicals associated to indoor dust; however it has not been adequately examined. In this study, household...

    Authors: Li Li, Yanling Qiu, Åsa Gustafsson, Annette M. Krais, Jana M. Weiss, Thomas Lundh and Åke Bergman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:94

    Content type: Research

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  19. In Europe, ammonia (NH3) emissions strongly contribute to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution and associated premature human mortality. The National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284/EU has set an oblig...

    Authors: Elias Giannakis, Jonilda Kushta, Adriana Bruggeman and Jos Lelieveld

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:93

    Content type: Research

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  20. The introduction of herbicide-tolerant (HT) genetically engineered (GE) soybeans has raised new challenges for the European risk assessment of imported food and feed. Food and feed products derived from these ...

    Authors: Juliana Miyazaki, Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Thomas Bøhn, Wolfram Reichenbecher and Christoph Then

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:92

    Content type: Review

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  21. The increasing demand for food and animal fodder worldwide has led to an intensified agriculture with an increasing use of nitrogen fertilizers. More recently, nitrate leaching and gaseous nitrogen emissions h...

    Authors: Julia Elli Kösler, Olga C. Calvo, Jürgen Franzaring and Andreas Fangmeier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:91

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:56

  22. Implementation Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 includes that Member States map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory. A fundamental component of the...

    Authors: Stefan Nickel, Winfried Schröder and Barbara Völksen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:90

    Content type: Research

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  23. A warmer climate has consequences for the timing of phenological events, as temperature is a key factor controlling plant development and flowering. In this study, we analyse the effects of the long-term clima...

    Authors: Nigel Fox and Anna Maria Jönsson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:89

    Content type: Research

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  24. Tests with zebrafish embryos have gained wide acceptance as an alternative test model for drug development and toxicity testing. In particular, the behavioral response of the zebrafish embryo is currently seen...

    Authors: Afolarin Ogungbemi, David Leuthold, Stefan Scholz and Eberhard Küster

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:88

    Content type: Review

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  25. The aquatic Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) for pesticides relies on standardized experimental protocols focusing on exposure via the water phase or the sediment. Systemic pesticides (e.g., neonicotinoids)...

    Authors: Rebecca Bundschuh, Mirco Bundschuh, Mathias Otto and Ralf Schulz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:87

    Content type: Review

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  26. Before chemicals, pesticides and biocides are registered and approved, their effects on soil microorganisms must be tested, specifically their impact on nitrogen transformation. Following a request from the Eu...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Anna Hümmler, Ruben Schlinkert, Franziska Wege and Gabriele Broll

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:86

    Content type: Research

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  27. Wastewater treatment plants are known as major sources for the release of micropollutants and bacteria into surface waters. To reduce this contaminant and microbial input, new technologies for effluent treatme...

    Authors: Rita Triebskorn, Ludek Blaha, Claudia Gallert, Sabrina Giebner, Harald Hetzenauer, Heinz-R. Köhler, Bertram Kuch, Frauke Lüddeke, Jörg Oehlmann, Katharina Peschke, Frank Sacher, Marco Scheurer, Simon Schwarz, Paul Thellmann, Karl Wurm and Sabrina Wilhelm

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:85

    Content type: Research

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  28. Urban river pollution risks to environments and human health are emerging as a serious concern worldwide. With the aim to achieve the health of urban river ecosystem, numerous monitoring programs have been imp...

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Zihan Zhu, Jiyu Song, Ruiyan Liao, Yufan Wang, Xi Luo, Dongya Nie, Yumeng Lei, Ying Shao and Wei Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:84

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sensitivity differences to chemical pollutants in different phytoplankton species may potentially shape the community structure of phytoplankton. However, detailed information supporting the understanding of s...

    Authors: Fang Bai, Yunlu Jia, Cuiping Yang, Tianli Li, Zhongxing Wu, Jin Liu and Lirong Song

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:83

    Content type: Research

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  30. Cd is one of the highly toxic heavy metals to most organisms, including humans and plants, and Cd-contaminated rice from China has become a global food safety issue. The early prediction of OsPCR (the plant ca...

    Authors: Feijuan Wang, Haifeng Tan, Jiahui Han, Yiting Zhang, Xigeduleng He, Yanfei Ding, ZhiXiang Chen and Cheng Zhu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:82

    Content type: Research

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  31. Qingcaosha Reservoir is China’s largest river impoundment and an important drinking water resource for Shanghai city. Although antibiotics contamination in the reservoir has been reported, little is known abou...

    Authors: Zhifeng Huang, Wanting Zhao, Ting Xu, Binghui Zheng and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:81

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  32. The aim of the study was a statistical evaluation of the statistical relevance of potentially explanatory variables (atmospheric deposition, meteorology, geology, soil, topography, sampling, vegetation structu...

    Authors: Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:80

    Content type: Research

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  33. An essential requisite for controlling and monitoring mercury in the environment is to identify its species in different types of soils and sediments, as this will help not only to establish its mobility in th...

    Authors: José Luis R. Gallego, Maria Antonia López-Antón, Deva Martínez de la Rosa, Eduardo Rodríguez-Valdés, Nerea García-González, Elena Rodríguez and Maria Rosa Martínez-Tarazona

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:79

    Content type: Research

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  34. This article presents statistical analyses of elements concentrations in mosses collected in two monitoring programmes: 1. The German moss monitoring as part of the European Moss Survey conducted in 1990, 1995...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder and Stefan Nickel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:78

    Content type: Research

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  35. The authors note a correction to the original article [1]. Table 3 legend is incorrectly processed. This article presents the corrected version of Table 3.

    Authors: Julian Fäth and Axel Göttlein

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:77

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:57

  36. The Max Weaver Dye Library (MWDL) from North Carolina State University is a repository of around 98,000 synthetic dyes. Historically, the uses for these dyes included the coloration of textiles, paper, packagi...

    Authors: Gisela de A. Umbuzeiro, Anjaina F. Albuquerque, Francine I. Vacchi, Malgorzata Szymczyk, Xinyi Sui, Reza Aalizadeh, Peter C. von der Ohe, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Nelson R. Vinueza and Harold S. Freeman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:76

    Content type: Research

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  37. Croatia, as a Member State of the European Union, has to shape its water policy in accordance with the European Union Water Framework Directive. One of the tasks is to determine whether groundwater are suscept...

    Authors: Željka Brkić, Mladen Kuhta, Ozren Larva and Sanja Gottstein

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:75

    Content type: Research

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  38. Present evaluations of chemical pollution in European surface and groundwater bodies focus on problem description and chemical classification of water quality. Surprisingly, relatively low attention has been p...

    Authors: Leo Posthuma, Thomas Backhaus, Juliane Hollender, Dirk Bunke, Werner Brack, Christin Müller, Jos van Gils, Henner Hollert, John Munthe and Annemarie van Wezel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:73

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  39. The European Union Water Framework Directives aims at achieving good ecological status in member states’ water bodies. Insufficient ecological status could be the result of different interacting stressors, amo...

    Authors: Jos van Gils, Leo Posthuma, Ian T. Cousins, Claudia Lindim, Dick de Zwart, Dirk Bunke, Stela Kutsarova, Christin Müller, John Munthe, Jaroslav Slobodnik and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:72

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  40. The ecological status of European surface waters may be affected by multiple stressors including exposure to chemical mixtures. Currently, two different approaches are used separately to inform water quality m...

    Authors: Leo Posthuma, Werner Brack, Jos van Gils, Andreas Focks, Christin Müller, Dick de Zwart and Sebastian Birk

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:71

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  41. Evidence is mounting that chemicals can produce joint toxicity even when combined at levels that singly do not pose risks. Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) defined for single pollutants under the Water Fr...

    Authors: Andreas Kortenkamp, Michael Faust, Thomas Backhaus, Rolf Altenburger, Martin Scholze, Christin Müller, Sibylle Ermler, Leo Posthuma and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:69

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  42. Chemical pollution of water bodies is a complex problem around the globe. When described by the extremes of the range of problem definitions, water bodies can be chemically polluted by a single compound that i...

    Authors: Kees J. M. Kramer, Frank Sleeuwaert, Guy Engelen, Christin Müller, Werner Brack and Leo Posthuma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:68

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  43. Chemical pollution of surface waters is a societal concern around the globe. Key problems in current water quality protection, assessment and management are the narrow focus on a small fraction of the chemical...

    Authors: Leo Posthuma, John Munthe, Jos van Gils, Rolf Altenburger, Christin Müller, Jaroslav Slobodnik and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:67

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  44. Current prioritisation procedures under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) do not account for risks from chemical mixtures. SOLUTIONS proposes a multiple-lines-of-evidence approach to tackle the problem ef...

    Authors: Michael Faust, Thomas Backhaus, Rolf Altenburger, Valeria Dulio, Jos van Gils, Antoni Ginebreda, Andreas Kortenkamp, John Munthe, Leo Posthuma, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Knut Erik Tollefsen, Annemarie van Wezel and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:66

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  45. Robust techniques based on liquid (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS) enable sensitive screening, identification, and (semi)quantification of thousands of su...

    Authors: Jaroslav Slobodnik, Juliane Hollender, Tobias Schulze, Emma L. Schymanski and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:65

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  46. An analysis of existing regulatory frameworks for chemicals reveals a fragmented situation with a number of regulatory frameworks designed for specific groups of chemicals; for protection of different end-poin...

    Authors: John Munthe, Jenny Lexén, Tina Skårman, Leo Posthuma, Werner Brack, Rolf Altenburger, Eva Brorström-Lundén, Dirk Bunke, Michael Faust, Magnus Rahmberg, Frank Sleeuwaert, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Jos van Gils and Annemarie van Wezel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:64

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  47. Currently, chemical monitoring based on priority substances fails to consider the majority of known environmental micropollutants not to mention the unexpected and unknown chemicals that may contribute to the ...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Juliane Hollender, Miren López de Alda, Christin Müller, Tobias Schulze, Emma Schymanski, Jaroslav Slobodnik and Martin Krauss

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:62

    Content type: Policy Brief

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