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  1. The present monitoring and assessment of water quality problems fails to characterize the likelihood that complex mixtures of chemicals affect water quality. The European collaborative project SOLUTIONS sugges...

    Authors: Leo Posthuma, Rolf Altenburger, Thomas Backhaus, Andreas Kortenkamp, Christin Müller, Andreas Focks, Dick de Zwart and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:70

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  2. To meet the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals and the European Union (EU) strategy for a non-toxic environment, water resources and ecosystems management require cost-efficient solutions for p...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Selim Ait-Aissa, Thomas Backhaus, Sebastian Birk, Damià Barceló, Rob Burgess, Ian Cousins, Valeria Dulio, Beate I. Escher, Andreas Focks, Jos van Gils, Antoni Ginebreda, Daniel Hering, L. Mark Hewitt, Klára Hilscherová, Juliane Hollender…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:63

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  3. Atmosphere is one of the sources and sinks to gas- and particle-bound brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Therefore, BFRs can enter human body via inhalation. In the present study, 79 of gas- and particle-phas...

    Authors: Yuan Meng, Hongli Zhang, Yanling Qiu, Xinyu Du, Dong Niu, Zhibo Lu, Zhiliang Zhu, Jianfu Zhao and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:61

    Content type: Research

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  4. Currently, plastic is at the top of the international agenda for waste management. Recent meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel and the Stockholm Conventions have expressed concerns over the ...

    Authors: Joshua O. Babayemi, Innocent C. Nnorom, Oladele Osibanjo and Roland Weber

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:60

    Content type: Research

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  5. For a large part of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) available on the market, there is no or no comprehensive environmental risk assessment (ERA) existent/available. Existing ERAs are, moreover, tr...

    Authors: Kim Oelkers and Carolin Floeter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:58

    Content type: Research

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  6. Fecal indicator organisms such as Escherichia coli, enterococci, and coliphages are important to assess, monitor, and predict microbial water quality in natural freshwater ecosystems. To improve predictive modell...

    Authors: Ilona Herrig, Wolfgang Seis, Helmut Fischer, Julia Regnery, Werner Manz, Georg Reifferscheid and Simone Böer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:59

    Content type: Research

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  7. Owing to the high environmental risk of lead-based gunshot, especially as the main source of acute lead poisoning in waterfowl, restrictions on its use in European wetlands are being put into place. In order t...

    Authors: Julian Fäth and Axel Göttlein

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:57

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:77

  8. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) derived carbonaceous materials functionalized with metal/metal-oxide nanoparticles are obtained by its carbonization. The carbonization of MOFs occurs simultaneously with the me...

    Authors: Martyna Trukawka, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Magdalena Peruzynska, Adrian Augustyniak, Pawel Nawrotek, Marek Drozdzik and Ewa Mijowska

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:56

    Content type: Research

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  9. The widespread application of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) makes them ubiquitously distributed in the environment. Investigation of contamination profiles, distribution, possible sources and risks of PFCs i...

    Authors: Jiapei Lv, Changsheng Guo, Shuxuan Liang, Yuan Zhang and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:55

    Content type: Research

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  10. The common vole (Microtus arvalis) is typically the wild mammal species driving regulatory pesticide risk assessment (RA) in Europe. The risk assessment endpoint for wild mammals is taken from the studies conduct...

    Authors: Magnus Wang, Markus Ebeling and Jörg Hahne

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:54

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pesticide residue contamination of surface water in agricultural areas can have adverse effects on the ecosystem. We have performed an integrated chemical and bioanalytical profiling of surface water samples f...

    Authors: Johan Lundqvist, Claudia von Brömssen, Anna Kjerstine Rosenmai, Åsa Ohlsson, Theo Le Godec, Ove Jonsson, Jenny Kreuger and Agneta Oskarsson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:53

    Content type: Research

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  12. In the European Union (EU), genetically modified (GM) crops are permitted for cultivation only after a thorough risk assessment and a decision by the European Commission (EC). The central scientific body asses...

    Authors: Veronika Chvátalová

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:52

    Content type: Research

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  13. In the 7th Environment Action Programme, the European Commission targets two essential goals in the handling of substances and materials known by the buzzwords “non-toxic environment” and “circular economy”. T...

    Authors: Henning Friege, Beate Kummer, Klaus Günter Steinhäuser, Joachim Wuttke and Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:51

    Content type: Discussion

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  14. The chemical composition of precipitation was assessed in 27 European countries from 2000 to 2017, offering a general point of view on the rainwater chemistry in Europe, contributing to a larger understanding ...

    Authors: Ágnes Keresztesi, Marius-Victor Birsan, Ion-Andrei Nita, Zsolt Bodor and Róbert Szép

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:50

    Content type: Research

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  15. The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to the improvement in the present knowledge concerning regional carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) exchange as an essential step towards reducing the uncertaint...

    Authors: Esther Giemsa, Jucundus Jacobeit, Ludwig Ries and Stephan Hachinger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:49

    Content type: Research

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  16. Given the numerous manufactured nanomaterials already on the market and expected in future, the effort for the individual investigation of hazard and risk would be enormous. To overcome this challenge, groupin...

    Authors: Kathrin Schwirn and Doris Völker

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:48

    Content type: Discussion

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  17. Nepal, a least-developed, mountainous, and land-locked country is consistently ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries to the climate change. Poor socioeconomic development, rough and highly unstable ge...

    Authors: Tek Jung Mahat, Luděk Bláha, Batu Uprety and Michal Bittner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:46

    Content type: Review

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  18. Current compound prioritisation and monitoring approaches within Europe focus mainly on widely occurring priority and river basin specific pollutants but may overlook site-specific contamination from local emi...

    Authors: Martin Krauss, Christine Hug, Robert Bloch, Tobias Schulze and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:45

    Content type: Research

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  19. This article introduces the EU Horizon 2020 research project GRACE (Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects), which focuses on a holistic approach towards investigating and understandin...

    Authors: Kirsten S. Jørgensen, Anne Kreutzer, Kari K. Lehtonen, Harri Kankaanpää, Jorma Rytkönen, Susse Wegeberg, Kim Gustavson, Janne Fritt-Rasmussen, Jaak Truu, Tarmo Kõuts, Madis-Jaak Lilover, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Henner Hollert, Sarah Johann, Ionan Marigómez, Manu Soto…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:44

    Content type: Discussion

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  20. The authors note a correction to the article [1]. Figure 1 of the original article is incomplete. Diaoyu Island, Chiwei Yu and the Dongsha Islands are missing. This article presents the corrected version of Fi...

    Authors: Chunzhao Chen, Ling Chen, Rui Xue, Qinghui Huang, Lingling Wu, Shufeng Ye and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:43

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:24

  21. Non-target screening (NTS) including suspect screening with high resolution mass spectrometry has already shown its feasibility in detecting and identifying emerging contaminants, which subsequently triggered ...

    Authors: Juliane Hollender, Bert van Bavel, Valeria Dulio, Eivind Farmen, Klaus Furtmann, Jan Koschorreck, Uwe Kunkel, Martin Krauss, John Munthe, Martin Schlabach, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Gerard Stroomberg, Thomas Ternes, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis, Anne Togola and Victoria Tornero

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:42

    Content type: Discussion

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  22. To improve the microbial safety of drinking water, an arrangement of O3–BAC with rear sand filtration (O3–BAC–sand) has been proposed. In this study, efforts were devoted to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of...

    Authors: Kai Yang, Jianwei Yu, Qingyuan Guo, Chunmiao Wang, Ping Xia, Y. Jeffrey Yang and Min Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:41

    Content type: Research

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  23. The extensive uses of sulfadimidine (SDMD) resulted in its presence in water bodies, and subsequent posed risks to eco-environment and human health. In this study, photodegradation of SDMD in water was studied...

    Authors: Zhineng Hao, Changsheng Guo, Jiapei Lv, Yan Zhang, Yuan Zhang and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:40

    Content type: Research

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  24. Common standards for laboratory studies of non-target organisms are recognised as prerequisite to assist the risk assessments regarding the evaluation of environmental effects of transgenic crops. Here, we pro...

    Authors: Andreas Lang, Marina Lee, Matthias Dolek, Julitta Berchtold and Mathias Otto

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:39

    Content type: Review

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  25. For regulatory approval of pesticides in the EU, an ecotoxicological risk assessment has to be conducted including an assessment of long-term effects on mammals. For this assessment, toxicity studies are consi...

    Authors: Magnus Wang, Anja Guckland, Roger Murfitt, Markus Ebeling, Dennis Sprenger, Manousos Foudoulakis and Apostolos Koutsaftis

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:38

    Content type: Research

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  26. To date, only 8.2% of German surface waters achieve a good ecological status according to the European Water Framework Directive. This is primarily attributed to structural deficits, intensive land use, and ch...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:36

    Content type: Research

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  27. Plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) is described as the Swiss knife of immune system. Thus, the understanding of aberrant epigenetic reprogramming of genes governing the pDC functionality by pollutants appears s...

    Authors: Joséphine Briand, Marie-Pierre Joalland, Arulraj Nadaradjane, Gwenola Bougras-Cartron, Christophe Olivier, François M. Vallette, Sylvain Perruche and Pierre-François Cartron

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:35

    Content type: Research

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  28. Sudan red dyes are widely used as color additions in various fields. Due to their potential carcinogenicity and large consumption, they have absorbed much more attention and become a research hot topic. There ...

    Authors: Qingxiang Zhou, Yalin Wu, Yongyong Yuan, Xianqi Zhou, Hongyuan Wang, Yayan Tong, Yali Zhan, Yi Sun and Xueying Sheng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:34

    Content type: Research

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  29. The collection of atmospheric deposition by technical samplers and validated deposition modelling using chemical transport models is spatially complemented by using mosses as bioindicator: since 1990, the Euro...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder and Stefan Nickel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:33

    Content type: Research

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  30. Pollutant emissions in river basins may be subject to change. How can we succeed in predicting future pollutant emissions and risks? The approach presented here is based on the hypothesis that the existing sce...

    Authors: Dirk Bunke, Susanne Moritz, Werner Brack, David López Herráez, Leo Posthuma and Margarita Nuss

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:32

    Content type: Review

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  31. Cyanobacterial blooms occur with increasing frequency in freshwater ecosystems, posing a hazard to human and environmental health. Exposure of human to cyanobacterial metabolites occurs mostly via accidental i...

    Authors: Barbara Kubickova, Pavel Babica, Klára Hilscherová and Lenka Šindlerová

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:31

    Content type: Review

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  32. The widespread use of nano-copper as a feed additive in the absence of toxicological studies has potential risks to humans and animals. Toxicity studies on nano-copper in animals usually exposure from the resp...

    Authors: Huaqiao Tang, Min Xu, Jie Luo, Ling Zhao, Gang Ye, Fei Shi, Cheng Lv, Helin Chen, Yanyan Wang and Yinglun Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:30

    Content type: Research

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  33. Draft standards for the determination of organic pollutants in the solid matter of environmental matrices such as sludge, treated biowaste and soil have been basically developed in the framework of the Europea...

    Authors: Ute Kalbe, Petra Lehnik-Habrink, Nicole Bandow and Andreas Sauer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:29

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  34. Pesticide levels are generally monitored within agricultural areas, but are commonly not assessed at public places. To assess possible contamination of non-target areas, 71 public playgrounds located next to i...

    Authors: Caroline Linhart, Georg H. Niedrist, Magdalena Nagler, Rajini Nagrani, Veronika Temml, Tommaso Bardelli, Thomas Wilhalm, Andreas Riedl, Johann G. Zaller, Peter Clausing and Koen Hertoge

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:28

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  35. There are various ways for nutrients to enter aquatic ecosystems causing eutrophication. Phosphorus deposition through precipitation can be one pathway, besides point sources, like rivers, and diffuse runoff f...

    Authors: Maximilian Berthold, Rita Wulff, Volker Reiff, Ulf Karsten, Günther Nausch and Rhena Schumann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:27

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  36. Surfactant-enhanced phytoremediation is an eco-friendly treatment for reducing soil contamination. Cypermethrin (CYP) is one of the most widely used pyrethroid insecticides against different pests, and its use...

    Authors: Ahmed A. A. Aioub, Yankai Li, Xingtao Qie, Xianxia Zhang and Zhaonong Hu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:26

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  37. The accumulation of lead (Pb) in sediments from anthropogenic activities possesses serious threats to ecosystem and human health. Recycling of sediments for agricultural plantation is politically encouraged wh...

    Authors: Xinyu Mao, Xiaohou Shao and Zhanyu Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:25

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  38. The Yangtze Estuary is a vital habitat and breeding ground for many rare species (e.g., Chinese sturgeon, Chinese paddlefish). From the view of marine ecosystem health, organotin compounds (OTCs) should be of ...

    Authors: Chunzhao Chen, Ling Chen, Rui Xue, Qinghui Huang, Lingling Wu, Shufeng Ye and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:24

    Content type: RESEARCH

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:43

  39. The global scale of environmental pollution and the accumulation of pollutants in environmental sinks such as soil and surface water sediments call for long-term investigation of relevant target organisms. Con...

    Authors: Annette Piechulek and Anna von Mikecz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:23

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. Agrochemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers used in the current conventional agriculture (CA), have contaminating effects on environments as well as food, which pose significant risks to non-target organ...

    Authors: Ying Shao, Zhongli Chen, Hongyan Xiao, Zihan Zhu and Bo Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:22

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  41. Whole sediment contact tests provide realistic exposure scenarios, but the inherent properties of sediments may play a significant role in organism’s response and interfere with result interpretation. Recently...

    Authors: Tanja Tomić, Varja Mihajlović, Tamara Jurca, Aleksandra Tubić, Dejan Krčmar, Jelena Tričković and Ivana Teodorović

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:20

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  42. Thermal stratification in reservoirs is a significant factor affecting water quality, and can be strongly influenced by climate change and operational strategies. Reservoirs in the temperate zone react most se...

    Authors: Chenxi Mi, Amir Sadeghian, Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt and Karsten Rinke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:19

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  43. The depuration fate of mixtures of metal-based quantum dots (QDs) in root epidermis is an important factor that determined their follow-up transportation and transformation processes in plant. However, the rel...

    Authors: Ruilong Li, Shuaipeng Zhang, Yinghui Wang and Kefu Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:18

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  44. Applicants for marketing authorisation for human medicinal products in the European Union must submit an environmental risk assessment which is assessed by assessors from the national competent authorities. Th...

    Authors: Rhys Whomsley, Susanne Brendler-Schwaab, Eadaoin Griffin, John Jensen, Caroline Moermond, Birger Scholz, Laila Sortvik Nilssen, Henry Stemplewski and Ines Roennefahrt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  45. Water pollution from abattoir effluents may create substantial environmental and public health hazards. Available literature is scanty on the quality of groundwater located near abattoirs in tropical developin...

    Authors: Olugbenga Oluseun Elemile, Davids Olorungbon Raphael, David Olugbenga Omole, Elizabeth Omoladun Oloruntoba, Elijah Oluwasegun Ajayi and Nyore Adams Ohwavborua

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:16

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  46. Increasing exposure to engineered inorganic nanoparticles takes actually place in both terrestric and aquatic ecosystems worldwide. Although we already know harmful effects of AgNP on the soil bacterial commun...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Grün, Werner Manz, Yvonne Lydia Kohl, Florian Meier, Susanne Straskraba, Carsten Jost, Roland Drexel and Christoph Emmerling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:15

    Content type: RESEARCH

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  47. Flame retardants (FRs) are used in most consumer products and textiles to comply with current flammability standards. After the restriction of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a large number of chemically diver...

    Authors: Lola Bajard, Lisa Melymuk and Ludek Blaha

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:14

    Content type: Review

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