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  1. Content type: Review

    Bioassays play a central role in effect-directed analysis (EDA), and their selection and application have to consider rather specific aspects of this approach. Meanwhile, bioassays with zebrafish, an establish...

    Authors: Carolina Di Paolo, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Steffen Keiter, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Werner Brack and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    The Water Framework Directive (WFD), 2000/60/EC, requires an integrated approach to the monitoring and assessment of the quality of surface water bodies. The chemical status assessment is based on compliance w...

    Authors: Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Mario Carere, Chiara Maggi, Petr Tusil, Premysl Soldan, Alice James, Wilfried Sanchez, Valeria Dulio, Katja Broeg, Georg Reifferscheid, Sebastian Buchinger, Hannie Maas, Esther Van Der Grinten, Simon O’Toole, Antonella Ausili, Loredana Manfra…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:7

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  3. Content type: Discussion

    Bioaccumulation, the accumulation of a chemical in an organism relative to its level in the ambient medium, is of major environmental concern. Thus, monitoring chemical concentrations in biota are widely and i...

    Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Georgia Buchmeier, Evelyn Claus, Lars Duester, Peter Heininger, Andrea Körner, Philipp Mayer, Albrecht Paschke, Caren Rauert, Georg Reifferscheid, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Christa Schröter-Kermani, Dieter Schudoma, Foppe Smedes, Dieter Steffen…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:14

  4. Content type: Discussion

    A broad community of independent scientific researchers and scholars challenges recent claims of a consensus over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the following joint statement, the clai...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Rosa Binimelis, Nicolas Defarge, Ricarda Steinbrecher, András Székács, Fern Wickson, Michael Antoniou, Philip L Bereano, Ethel Ann Clark, Michael Hansen, Eva Novotny, Jack Heinemann, Hartmut Meyer, Vandana Shiva and Brian Wynne

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    The stabilization of fine sediments via biofilms (‘biostabilization’) has various economic and ecological implications but is presently unaddressed within lotic waters. To investigate natural biofilm growth an...

    Authors: Holger Schmidt, Moritz Thom, Kerstin Matthies, Sebastian Behrens, Ursula Obst, Silke Wieprecht and Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Microinjection was tested as a potentially powerful tool to introduce natural and anthropogenic pollutants directly into fish eggs to determine their toxicological impact on fish. With this technique, parental...

    Authors: Sophia Schubert, Nadia Keddig, Reinhold Hanel and Ulrike Kammann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:32

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  7. Content type: Discussion

    Pesticide use is well known to be detrimental for maintaining biodiversity in the agricultural landscape. Amphibians are especially affected by these agrochemicals. In particular, these animals’ high sensitivi...

    Authors: Stefan Lötters, Katharina J Filz, Norman Wagner, Benedikt R Schmidt, Christoph Emmerling and Michael Veith

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:31

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  8. Content type: Discussion

    A combination of 20th century warfare alongside the storage of and frequent testing of munitions by various national armed forces has contributed to a legacy of unexploded ordnance, munitions, and explosives o...

    Authors: Igor Linkov, Benjamin D Trump, Renae Ditmer and Megan Hazle

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:30

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  9. Content type: Discussion

    A number of chemicals, including several organochlorine pesticides, have been identified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Here, the properties of chlorpyrifos (CPY; CAS No. 2921-88-2) and its active me...

    Authors: John P Giesy, Keith R Solomon, Don Mackay and Julie Anderson

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:29

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  10. Content type: Research

    Populations of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) are declining rapidly and are now considered below safe biological limits. High pollution levels are one of the possible reasons for this decline. Contaminant l...

    Authors: Barbara Guhl, Franz-Josef Stürenberg and Gerhard Santora

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:26

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  11. Content type: Research

    Information on pollen dispersal is essential for the risk assessment and management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) such as Bt maize. We analyzed data on maize pollen deposition at 216 sites in German...

    Authors: Frieder Hofmann, Mathias Otto and Werner Wosniok

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:24

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  12. Content type: Research

    Laboratory leaching tests on treated wood were performed during a European robustness study in the framework of the validation of a tank leaching test procedure that has been proposed for construction products...

    Authors: Ute Schoknecht, Ute Kalbe, André van Zomeren and Ole Hjelmar

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:25

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aim of this investigation was to inquire whether the spatial patterns and temporal trends of heavy metal concentrations in moss and soil specimen monitored in two spatial dense networks covering Norway are...

    Authors: Michaela Meyer, Roland Pesch, Winfried Schröder, Eiliv Steinnes and Hilde Thelle Uggerud

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    The procedure described in The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) test guideline (TG) 216 is used to assess the effects of chemicals on microbial nitrogen transformation in soil, and...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke and Karsten Schlich

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:28

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  15. Content type: Research

    Assessing the impact of new technologies or newly developed substances on our environment is a challenge, even more so if the applied test methods - both toxicological and analytical - are often found to be in...

    Authors: Dana Kühnel, Clarissa Marquardt, Katja Nau, Harald F Krug, Björn Mathes and Christoph Steinbach

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:21

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  16. Content type: Editorial

    This Editorial introduces a series of papers on ‘Progress in ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry and ecology’ and was initiated in the context of the Joint SETAC GLB/GDCh Annual Meeting 2013 at the Universi...

    Authors: Bernd Sures, Nadine Ruchter, Sonja Zimmermann, Michael Eisinger and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:23

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  17. Content type: Research

    Many dyes can be considered emerging contaminants. The most widely used dyes belong to the class of azo compounds, some of which are known to have toxic and genotoxic properties. They are used in great quantit...

    Authors: Alyson Rogério Ribeiro and Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:22

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  18. Content type: Research

    Lower Saxony (Germany) has the highest installed electric capacity from biogas in Germany. Most of this electricity is generated with maize. Reasons for this are the high yields and the economic incentive. In ...

    Authors: Roland Bauböck, Marianne Karpenstein-Machan and Martin Kappas

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:19

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  19. Content type: Research

    The development of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing methods has dramatically increased the potential for the extraction of previously unrecoverable natural gas. Nonetheless, the potential risks and...

    Authors: Igor Linkov, Benjamin Trump, David Jin, Marcin Mazurczak and Miranda Schreurs

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:20

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  20. Content type: Research

    By example of a region in Northern Germany (County of Uelzen), this study investigates whether climate change is likely to require adaption of agricultural practices such as irrigation in Central Europe. Due t...

    Authors: Jan Riediger, Broder Breckling, Robert S Nuske and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:18

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  21. Content type: Discussion

    While the use of plastic materials has generated huge societal benefits, the ‘plastic age’ comes with downsides: One issue of emerging concern is the accumulation of plastics in the aquatic environment. Here, ...

    Authors: Martin Wagner, Christian Scherer, Diana Alvarez-Muñoz, Nicole Brennholt, Xavier Bourrain, Sebastian Buchinger, Elke Fries, Cécile Grosbois, Jörg Klasmeier, Teresa Marti, Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz, Ralph Urbatzka, A Dick Vethaak, Margrethe Winther-Nielsen and Georg Reifferscheid

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:12

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  22. Content type: Discussion

    The substitution principle has been included in the EU pesticides legislation as a new element. Comparative assessments will have to be conducted for all uses of plant protection products (PPPs) that contain a...

    Authors: Michael Faust, Carolina Vogs, Stefanie Rotter, Janina Wöltjen, Andreas Höllrigl-Rosta, Thomas Backhaus and Rolf Altenburger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:11

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  23. Content type: Editorial

    (Micro)Plastics in the aquatic environment are an issue of emerging concern. However, to date, there is considerable lack of knowledge on the abundance and toxicity of plastic debris in aquatic ecosystems, esp...

    Authors: Martin Wagner, Magnus Engwall and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant NK603 genetically modified (GM) maize(from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup application and Roundupalone (from 0.1 ppb of the full pesticide contain...

    Authors: Gilles-Eric Séralini, Emilie Clair, Robin Mesnage, Steeve Gress, Nicolas Defarge, Manuela Malatesta, Didier Hennequin and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:14

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    We have studied the long-term toxicity of a Roundup-tolerant GM maize (NK603) and a whole Roundup pesticide formulation at environmentally relevant levels from 0.1 ppb. Our study was first published in Food and C...

    Authors: Gilles-Eric Séralini, Robin Mesnage, Nicolas Defarge and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    The application of hydraulic fracturing during exploration and exploitation of unconventional natural gas reservoirs is currently under intense public discussion. On behalf of the German Federal Environment Ag...

    Authors: Axel Bergmann, Frank-Andreas Weber, H Georg Meiners and Frank Müller

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:10

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  27. Content type: Discussion

    European regulatory frameworks for chemicals (i.e. registered under REACH, plant protection products (PPPs), biocides, human and veterinary medicinal products) require that substances undergo an assessment to ...

    Authors: Caren Rauert, Anton Friesen, Georgia Hermann, Ulrich Jöhncke, Anja Kehrer, Michael Neumann, Ines Prutz, Jens Schönfeld, Astrid Wiemann, Karen Willhaus, Janina Wöltjen and Sabine Duquesne

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:9

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  28. Content type: Research

    Methane production as biofuels is a fast and strong growing technique for renewable energy. Substrates like waste (e.g. food, sludge from waste water treatment plants (WWTP), industrial wastes) can be used as ...

    Authors: Lillemor K Gustavsson, Sebastian Heger, Jörgen Ejlertsson, Veronica Ribé, Henner Hollert and Steffen H Keiter

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:8

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  29. Content type: Discussion

    The EU legislation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) aims to improve the level of human health and environmental protection which has also implications for occupat...

    Authors: Thea Hammerschmidt and Romy Marx

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:6

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  30. Content type: Research

    In Hesse, a federal state in central Germany, the average air temperature of the period 1991 to 2009 was by 0.9°C higher compared to that of 1961 to 1990. A further rise in air temperature of up to 3.7°C compa...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder, Gunther Schmidt and Simon Schönrock

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:5

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  31. Content type: Research

    The Neckar River (Southern Germany) represents an aquatic system strongly affected by numerous anthropogenic activities. Thus, it is an excellent model for ecotoxicological investigations. The present study ai...

    Authors: Krisztina Vincze, Katharina Graf, Volker Scheil, Heinz-R Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    With a growing production and use of agricultural substrates in biogas facilities, the competition between food and energy production, environmental issues, and sustainability goals has seen an increase in the...

    Authors: Roland Bauböck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:1

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  33. Content type: Review

    About 20 years after the market introduction of the first GM plants, we review whether or not uncontrolled spread occurred. We summarise cases documented in the scientific literature and derive conclusions for...

    Authors: Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Broder Breckling, Sylvia Hamberger and Christoph Then

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:34

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  34. Content type: Review

    A 2-year rat feeding study with genetically modified NK603 maize sparked an international scientific and public debate as well as policy responses by the European Commission. The European Food Safety Authority...

    Authors: Hartmut Meyer and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:33

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  35. Content type: Research

    Phytostabilization has been advocated as a promising approach to reduce mine tailings' adverse effects to surrounding environment. With many years of efforts in both laboratory and field trials, organic amendm...

    Authors: Xiaofang Li, Fang You, Longbin Huang, Ekaterina Strounina and Mansour Edraki

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:32

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  36. Content type: Research

    The aerobic biodegradation potential of benzotriazole (BTri), 4-, and 5-tolyltriazole (4-TTri, 5-TTri) by activated sludge communities (ASC), taken from three wastewater treatment plants (WWTP): a membrane bio...

    Authors: Bastian Herzog, Bettina Huber, Hilde Lemmer, Harald Horn and Elisabeth Müller

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:31

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  37. Content type: Commentary

    Most personal care products (PCPs) contain hazardous ingredients, but current legislation in the European Union (EU) and South Africa (SA) does not require these to be labelled as hazardous products. Instead, ...

    Authors: Ursula Klaschka and Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:30

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  38. Content type: Research

    Pharmaceuticals, like antiepileptic drugs, are found regularly in surface waters, and consequently, advanced waste water treatment technologies are discussed for substance elimination. Because antiepileptic dr...

    Authors: Christoph Hartwig, Elke Muth-Köhne and Rolf-Alexander Düring

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:29

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  39. Content type: Editorial

    Otto Hutzinger passed away on September 22, 2012 in Bad Ischl, Austria. He was a scientific pioneer in the field of environmental chemistry and a great architect of the institutions that continue to serve and ...

    Authors: Michael McLachlan, Karl-Werner Schramm, Dieter Lenoir, Kristina Voigt and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:28

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  40. Content type: Discussion

    This article introduces ‘Tox-Box’, a joint research project designed to develop a holistic approach towards a harmonized testing strategy for exposure- and hazard-based risk management of anthropogenic trace s...

    Authors: Tamara Grummt, Jochen Kuckelkorn, Arnold Bahlmann, Christa Baumstark-Khan, Werner Brack, Thomas Braunbeck, Sebastian Feles, Stefan Gartiser, Hansruedi Glatt, Rita Heinze, Christine E Hellweg, Henner Hollert, Ralf Junek, Martina Knauer, Birgit Kneib-Kissinger, Meike Kramer…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:27

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