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  1. Designed to set limits to air pollutant emissions, EU Directive 2008/50/EG has pushed city administrations to strengthen their commitment to environmental protection with mixed results. However, the effectiven...

    Authors: Melanie Nagel and Carlos Bravo-Laguna
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:62
  2. Flood events increase the risk of sediment erosion and hence the release of particle-bound pollutants besides other processes that can be observed during such events like transportation, lateral distribution a...

    Authors: Min Zhou, Siqi Wu, Zhaolin Zhang, Yuemaierjiang Aihemaiti, Liu Yang, Ying Shao, Zhongli Chen, Yanxue Jiang, Chao Jin and Guocan Zheng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:61
  3. The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires much planning and the provision of resources, especially regarding the necessary investments, technologies and infrastructures needed. Ye...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Diogo Guedes Vidal, Chen Chen, Maria Petrova, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Peter Yang, Steven Rogers, Lorena Álvarez-Castañón, Ilija Djekic, Ayyoob Sharifi and Samara Neiva
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:58
  4. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) accumulate in the organisms due to their hydrophobicity and resistance to xenobiotic metabolism. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is one of most representative PO...

    Authors: Gideon Lam, Ludmila Juricek, Hiranya Dayal, Anna Karen Carrasco Laserna, Medhi Hichor, Etienne Blanc, Caroline Chauvet, Phillipe Noirez, Xavier Coumoul and Sam Fong Yau Li
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:57
  5. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) threaten ecological sustainability and human health, especially the drinking water sources of the Douhe Reservoir, which have critical significance amid their...

    Authors: Kunfeng Zhang, Yueting Fan, Sheng Chang, Qing Fu, Qi Zhang, Guang Yang and Xingbin Sun
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:56
  6. Up until now, evidence pertaining to the short-term effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is scarce in China. In this study, we aim to estimate the association between short-...

    Authors: Tingting Wu, Xinyi Yang, Aiai Chu, Xinling Xie, Ming Bai, Yu Peng and Zheng Zhang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:55
  7. Sustainable production and consumption are two important issues, which mutually interact. Whereas individuals have little direct influence on the former, they can play a key role on the latter. This paper desc...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Amanda Lange Salvia, Arminda Paço, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis, Diogo Guedes Vidal, Dênis Antônio Da Cunha, Claudio Ruy de Vasconcelos, Rupert J. Baumgartner, Izabela Rampasso, Rosley Anholon, Federica Doni, Giulia Sonetti, Ulisses Azeiteiro, Sara Carvalho and Francisco Javier Montoro Ríos
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:54
  8. Spring waters, which are fed mainly by near-surface groundwater, provide a comprehensive picture of emissions of nitrate and other pollutants caused by the type and intensity of land use in the topographic cat...

    Authors: Gero Weber and Jochen Kubiniok
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:53
  9. Over the past decades, thousands of different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been produced and applied in various industrial processes and consumer products. Their structural diversity has re...

    Authors: Bernd Göckener, Frank Thomas Lange, Lukas Lesmeister, Emine Gökçe, Hans Ulrich Dahme, Nicole Bandow and Annegret Biegel-Engler
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:52
  10. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with physiological function by mimicking or blocking hormones; these chemicals enter the human body through various materials used in food packaging, among other...

    Authors: Seok-Hee Lee, Hyeyeong Seo, Nick Byrd, Catherine Willett, Hee-Seok Lee and Yooheon Park
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:51
  11. The present study aimed to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the presence and environmental risks of pesticide and repellent residues in Lake Balaton and its sub-catchment area (Hungary). A unique analysis of ...

    Authors: Gergő Tóth, Judit Háhn, Sándor Szoboszlay, Péter Harkai, Milán Farkas, Júlia Radó, Balázs Göbölös, Edit Kaszab, István Szabó, Béla Urbányi and Balázs Kriszt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:50
  12. Butachlor (BUT) as an organochlorine pesticide (OCP) that prevents weeds from growing has been used in the agriculture field. It remains in the environment for a long time and causes mutagenicity and cancer.

    Authors: Ali Azizzadeh, Ali Akbar Amooey and Shahram Ghasemi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:49
  13. Environmental concerns are growing globally. The world has suffered severe environmental deterioration over the years. Undeniably, the impact of environmental degradation on the earth’s geographical space is a...

    Authors: Busayo Victor Osuntuyi and Hooi Hooi Lean
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:48
  14. Imidacloprid is among the most widely used insecticides and today is found in surface and ground water worldwide. It has been registered in the EU watchlist for monitoring. To prevent imidacloprid from enterin...

    Authors: Melanie Voigt, Victoria Langerbein and Martin Jaeger
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:47
  15. European chemicals management aims to protect human health and the environment from legacy and emerging contaminants. The plasticizer market changed in response to the restriction of low molecular weight (LMW)...

    Authors: Regine Nagorka, Wolfram Birmili, Jona Schulze and Jan Koschorreck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:46
  16. This commentary provides an overview and summary of some of the health impacts of extreme climate events. It goes on to suggest some measures to increase the preparedness of the health sector to cope with extr...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, M. Balasubramanian, Wendy Purcell and Shlomit Paz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:45
  17. Pesticide use has been associated with risks for human health and an overall decline in biodiversity. Although herbicides are the most commonly used pesticides worldwide, they have received less attention in t...

    Authors: Ramona M. Cech, Suzanne Jovanovic, Susan Kegley, Koen Hertoge, Friedrich Leisch and Johann G. Zaller
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:44
  18. Uncertain results of the status assessment performed as required by the Water Framework Directive can be responsible for misclassification of a water body’s status and may lead either to risk due to undertakin...

    Authors: Małgorzata Loga, Mikołaj Piniewski and Paweł Marcinkowski
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:42
  19. The freshwater algae and cyanobacteria growth inhibition test (OECD test guideline 201) is frequently used to assess the ecotoxicity of chemicals or particles. A central issue is the measurement of algal growt...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Ruben Schlinkert and Karsten Schlich
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:41
  20. Human-induced biodiversity loss and changes in community composition are major challenges of the present time, urgently calling for comprehensive biomonitoring approaches to understand system dynamics and to i...

    Authors: Vera M. A. Zizka, Jan Koschorreck, Collins C. Khan and Jonas J. Astrin
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:40
  21. The objective of this study was to identify which air pollutants, atmospheric variables and health determinants could influence COVID-19 mortality in Spain. This study used information from 41 of the 52 provin...

    Authors: Dante R. Culqui Lévano, Julio Díaz, Alejandro Blanco, José A. Lopez, Miguel A. Navas, Gerardo Sánchez-Martínez, M. Yolanda Luna, Beatriz Hervella, Fernando Belda and Cristina Linares
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:39
  22. Antibiotics used to treat livestock species enter agricultural fields when they are excreted by grazing animals or are present in manure that is added to fields as fertiliser. In the European Union, the potent...

    Authors: Rosa M. García, Jesús Martínez-Fernández, Antonio Rodríguez and Ana de la Torre
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:37
  23. Evidence from both laboratory and field studies has shown that currently used synthetic and naturally occurring chemical substances may potentially disrupt invertebrate endocrine systems, although the extent o...

    Authors: Mark Crane, Steve Dungey, Adam Lillicrap, Helen Thompson, Lennart Weltje, James R. Wheeler and Laurent Lagadic
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:36
  24. For landscape-level risk assessments of pesticides, the choice of the scenario is a key question, since it determines the outcome of a risk assessment. Typically, the aim is to select a realistic worst-case sc...

    Authors: Magnus Wang, Su-Yeong Park, Christian Dietrich and Joachim Kleinmann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:35
  25. This article aims to analyse the scientific production related to the impact worldwide of recreational and sports tourism on the conservation and management of coast and marine green infrastructures. To this e...

    Authors: José Luis Caparrós-Martínez, Rosa María Martínez-Vázquez and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:33
  26. Chemical intolerance (CI) is a condition that may result in multisystem symptoms triggered by low levels of exposure to xenobiotics such as chemical inhalants, foods, and/or drugs. The population prevalence of...

    Authors: Raymond F. Palmer, Rudy Rincon, Roger B. Perales, Tatjana T. Walker, Carlos R. Jaén and Claudia S. Miller
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:32
  27. Avian reproduction studies for regulatory risk assessment are undergoing review by regulatory authorities, often leading to requests for statistical re-analysis of older studies using newer methods, sometimes ...

    Authors: John W. Green, Manousos Foudoulakis, Timothy Fredricks, Thomas Bean, Jonathan Maul, Stephanie Plautz, Pablo Valverde, Adam Schapaugh, Xiaoyi Sopko and Zhenglei Gao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:31
  28. Previous studies have shown that EDCs may activate nuclear transcription factor, such as activator protein-1 (AP-1), nuclear factor of activated Tcells (NF-AT) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in the process...

    Authors: Xiangjun Fu, Jie Xu, Chengyu Ni, Degang Yu, Haibo Wang, Pan Wang, Man Luo and Jie Yu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:30
  29. Spatio-temporal variations of structural components of the POM–DOM fractions exhibit in urban rivers, which is valuable information to reveal dynamic migration and transformation within and between the organic...

    Authors: Weining Xu, Huibin Yu, Fang Yang, Feng Yang, Dongping Liu, Koutian Lu, Hongjie Gao and Yonghui Song
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:29
  30. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory human and veterinary medicine widely detected in European surface waters, especially downstream from Wastewater Treatment Plants. With some notable exceptions, ve...

    Authors: A. Peters, M. Crane, G. Merrington and Jim Ryan
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:28
  31. The current soil environmental assessment system is inadequate in terms of the spatiotemporal distribution of heavy metal pollutants. This study employed the numerical simulation technique to predict spatiotem...

    Authors: Jie Cao, Cheng-yu Xie and Zhi-ru Hou
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:27
  32. In the stage of sustainable development, enterprises should not only focus on economic efficiency, but also on ecological protection, for which the governments of various countries has adopted various environm...

    Authors: Zhenhua Wang, Ning Wang, Xingqiu Hu and Hongpeng Wang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:26
  33. Microplastic pollution has become a serious global environmental threat. The abundance of microplastics in the air is an order of magnitude higher than that in other media, which means that all living animals ...

    Authors: Qiqing Chen, Jiani Gao, Hairui Yu, Hang Su, Yan Yang, Yajuan Cao, Qun Zhang, Yijiu Ren, Henner Hollert, Huahong Shi, Chang Chen and Haipeng Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:25
  34. Leverett et al. commented on the Environmental quality standard (EQS) for diclofenac derived under the European Water Framework Directive (Leverett et al. Environ Sci Eur 33: 133, 2021

    Authors: Gerd Maack, Lauri Äystö, Mario Carere, Henning Clausen, Alice James, Marion Junghans, Ville Junttila, Juliane Hollender, Dimitar Marinov, Gerard Stroomberg, Rita Triebskorn, Eric Verbruggen and Teresa Lettieri
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:24
  35. Due to their widespread use, sulfonamide antibiotics (SAs) have become ubiquitous environmental contaminants and thus a cause of public concern. However, a complete understanding of the behavior of these pollu...

    Authors: Xuan Wu, Yao Yao, Lianhong Wang, Dashun Zhou, Feifei Sun, Jianqiu Chen, Philippe Francois-Xavier Corvini and Rong Ji
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:23
  36. Safe and clean drinking water is essential for human life. Persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) substances and/or very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances are an important group of substances for which ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Hale, Michael Neumann, Ivo Schliebner, Jona Schulze, Frauke S. Averbeck, Claudia Castell-Exner, Marie Collard, Dunja Drmač, Julia Hartmann, Roberta Hofman-Caris, Juliane Hollender, Martin de Jonge, Thomas Kullick, Anna Lennquist, Thomas Letzel, Karsten Nödler…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:22
  37. The chemical pollution crisis severely threatens human and environmental health globally. To tackle this challenge the establishment of an overarching international science–policy body has recently been sugges...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Damia Barcelo Culleres, Alistair B. A. Boxall, Hélène Budzinski, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Valeria Dulio, Beate I. Escher, Peter Fantke, Faith Kandie, Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Félix J. Hernández, Klara Hilscherová, Juliane Hollender, Henner Hollert, Annika Jahnke…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:21
  38. Wastewater reuse represents a promising alternative source of water supply considering the water scarcity related to climate change. However, if not adequately treated, wastewater represents a source of microb...

    Authors: Silvia Bonetta, Cristina Pignata, Elisa Gasparro, Lisa Richiardi, Sara Bonetta and Elisabetta Carraro
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:20
  39. The restoration of lake ecosystems requires a good knowledge of the lake’s history and the driving mechanism of environmental changes. In this study, we used Lake Datong, the largest inland lake in Hunan Provi...

    Authors: Wen Hu, Chun‑hua Li, Chun Ye, Hong-sen Chen, Jun Xu, Xu-hui Dong, Xiao-shou Liu and Deliang Li
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:19
  40. The effects of citizen science are wide ranging, influencing science, society, the economy, the environment, as well as individual participants. However, in many citizen science projects, impact evaluation is ...

    Authors: Luke Somerwill and Uta Wehn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:18

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  41. An Integrated Testing and Assessment Strategy (ITS) for aquatic toxicity of 16 thiochemicals to be registered under REACH revealed 12 data gaps, which had to be filled by experimental data. These test results ...

    Authors: Monika Nendza and Jan Ahlers
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:17
  42. The current regulatory approach to address aquatic mixture toxicity for pesticides in the EU (EFSA J 11:3290, 2013) is rather complex: in typical cases it requires conducting the entire mixture risk assessment...

    Authors: Christian Dietrich, Magnus Wang, Markus Ebeling and Anja Gladbach
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:16
  43. Persistence is a key criterion for the risk assessment of chemicals. In degradation tests, microbial biodegradation of labeled test chemicals leads to the incorporation of the label in microbial biomass, resul...

    Authors: Stefan Trapp, Andreas Libonati Brock, Matthias Kästner, Andreas Schäffer and Dieter Hennecke
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:15
  44. Lake is a critical part of Tibet's hydrological cycle, the lake–terrestrial ecotone is the most sensitive area in the water and terrestrial ecosystem. For the ecological protection and maintenance of the lakes...

    Authors: Pei-Ru Zheng, Chun-Hua Li, Chun Ye, Hao Wang, Wei-Wei Wei, Ye Zheng and Xiang-yong Zheng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:14
  45. Owing to the large amounts of energy, greenhouse gases, and waste that it generates, the construction industry is fundamental to the transition towards a circular economy. Indicators which show the circularity...

    Authors: Philipp Dräger, Peter Letmathe, Linda Reinhart and Florian Robineck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:13

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