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  1. In urban areas, water often flows along a partially closed water cycle in which treated municipal wastewater is discharged into surface waters which are one source of raw waters used for drinking water supply....

    Authors: Martin Jekel, Aki Sebastian Ruhl, Felix Meinel, Frederik Zietzschmann, Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, Nina Baur, Melanie Wenzel, Regina Gnirß, Alexander Sperlich, Uwe Dünnbier, Uta Böckelmann, Daniel Hummelt, Patricia van Baar, Florian Wode, Dietmar Petersohn, Tamara Grummt…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:20

    Content type: Review

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  2. The initial training network consortium novel tools in effect-directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale (EDA-EMERGE) was formed in response to the...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Selvan Govender, Tobias Schulze, Martin Krauss, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Juliane Hollender, Kristin Schirmer, Jennifer Schollee, Anita Hidasi, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Zuzana Rabova, Selim Ait-Aissa, Manoj Sonavane, Mario Carere, Marja Lamoree…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:18

    Content type: Discussion

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  3. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in many fields of application and consumer products due to their antibacterial properties. The aim of this study was to prepare a hazard assessment for one specific...

    Authors: Karsten Schlich, Thorsten Klawonn, Konstantin Terytze and Kerstin Hund-Rinke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:17

    Content type: Research

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  4. This article reports on the 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting that was hosted from 11 to 13 February 2013 by the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. T...

    Authors: Jochen P Zubrod, Dragan M Jevtić, Aupaki Michael Melato, Dominic Englert, Mirco Weil, Erica K Brockmeier, Tilman Floehr, Varja Knežević, Annika Agatz and Markus Brinkmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:16

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. On the way to a more sustainable society, transport needs to be urgently optimized regarding energy consumption and pollution control. While in earlier decades, Europe followed automobile technology leaps init...

    Authors: Michel Cames and Eckard Helmers

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:15

    Content type: Discussion

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  6. The project RISKCYCLE (“Risk-based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale”) was funded by the European Union Framework Program 7 (“FP7”). It started in 2009 and its aims w...

    Authors: Veit Grundmann, Bernd Bilitewski, Antje Zehm, Rosa Mari Darbra and Damià Barceló

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:14

    Content type: Review

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  7. It has been hypothesised that farmers in countries that do not adopt GM crops do or will have fewer seed options. By extension, there is concern that the choices made by countries that have so far rejected GM ...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Tamara Lebrecht, Raphaela Vogel, Jack A Heinemann and Rosa Binimelis

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:12

    Content type: Discussion

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  8. The European chemicals legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) defines criteria to identify substances of very high concern (SVHC). Within these, the property c...

    Authors: Christiane Zarfl and Michael Matthies

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. A number of international and national programs classify substances that are persistent (P or very P), bioaccumulative (B or very B), toxic (T), or have the potential for long-range transport. The oldest of th...

    Authors: Keith Solomon, Michael Matthies and Marco Vighi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:10

    Content type: Discussion

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  10. The intensive use of veterinary medicines in livestock farming can potentially lead to a contamination of manure and digestates by antibiotics. In 2009 the Northrhein-Westfalian Agency for Nature, Environment ...

    Authors: Christiane Ratsak, Barbara Guhl, Sebastian Zühlke and Thomas Delschen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:7

    Content type: Research

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  11. The EU Council and Parliament recently agreed on a new regulation that will implement a new EU-wide, harmonized system for the authorization for biocidal products. Such products are in most cases multi-compone...

    Authors: Thomas Backhaus, Rolf Altenburger, Michael Faust, Daniel Frein, Tobias Frische, Per Johansson, Anja Kehrer and Tobias Porsbring

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:4

    Content type: Research

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  12. Global waste recycling streams are accompanied by pollutant emission and concentration of hazardous substances within material cycles. For the latter, the term “risk cycle” is introduced. E.g. the illegal or s...

    Authors: Uwe Lahl and Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:3

    Content type: Research

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  13. The project focuses on the efficiency of combined technologies to reduce the release of micropollutants and bacteria into surface waters via sewage treatment plants of different size and via stormwater overflo...

    Authors: Rita Triebskorn, Klaus Amler, Ludek Blaha, Claudia Gallert, Sabrina Giebner, Hans Güde, Anja Henneberg, Stefanie Hess, Harald Hetzenauer, Klaus Jedele, Ralph-Michael Jung, Sven Kneipp, Heinz-R Köhler, Stefanie Krais, Bertram Kuch, Claudia Lange…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2013 25:2

    Content type: Review

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  14. This report provides a brief review of the 16th annual meeting ofthe German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology andChemistry (SETAC GLB) held from September 18th to 20th 2011 at theUniversi...

    Authors: Carsten A Brühl, Ralf B Schäfer, Fabienne Mittmann, Peter Stahlschmidt, Eric Bruns, Marco Candolfi, Philipp Egeler, Henner Hollert, Dominic Kaiser, Silvia Mohr, Toni Ratte, Gabriele E Schaumann, Christian Schlechtriem, Frauke Stock, Marco Vervliet Scheebaum, Peter C von der Ohe…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:39

    Content type: Review

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  15. A decision tree has been developed for evaluating risks posed by combined exposures to multiple chemicals. The decision tree divides combined exposures of humans and ecological receptors into groups where one ...

    Authors: Paul Price, Xianglu Han, Marion Junghans, Petra Kunz, Chris Watts and Dean Leverett

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:34

    Content type: Research

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  16. On October 30, 2011 we lost Dr. Thomas Knacker, a much valued and loved colleague, research partner and friend. We deeply regret the loss of an internationally honoured ecotoxicologist. The colleagues and frie...

    Authors: Jörg Römbke, Anja Coors, Kathrin Fenner, John Jensen, Hans Løkke, Christoph Schäfers, Jürg Oliver Straub and Chris Metcalfe

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. In terrestrial ecotoxicological tests, the availability and ecotoxicity of solid nanomaterials may depend on the application technique. We compared five spiking procedures using solid uncoated TiO2 and Ag nanopar...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Karsten Schlich and Thorsten Klawonn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:30

    Content type: Research

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  18. The need to look beyond the conventional target pollutants when assessing the hazards of chemicals to human health and to ecosystems is now generally recognised as a priority issue in all environmental policy ...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Valeria Dulio and Jaroslav Slobodnik

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:29

    Content type: Discussion

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  19. The Rhine-Neckar region is one of the most urbanised areas along the Rhine River and the world's largest industrial site, BASF SE, is located here at Ludwigshafen am Rhein. When the water quality dropped to it...

    Authors: Sascha Pawlowski, Juergen Jatzek, Thomas Brauer, Katja Hempel and Roland Maisch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:28

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Student Advisory Council is the speaking tube of SETAC Europe’s students aiming to support young researchers in becoming fully-fledged members of the Society. In this article we report our latest activitie...

    Authors: Jochen P Zubrod, Dragan M Jevtić, Aupaki Michael Melato, Annika Agatz, Dominic Englert, Tilman Floehr, Varja Knežević, Mirco Weil and Markus Brinkmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. The Cefic Mixtures Industry Ad-hoc Team (MIAT) has investigated how risks from combined exposures can be effectively identified and managed using concepts proposed in recent regulatory guidance, new advances i...

    Authors: Paul Price, Ellen Dhein, Mick Hamer, Xianglu Han, Marjoke Heneweer, Marion Junghans, Petra Kunz, Csilla Magyar, Holger Penning and Carlos Rodriguez

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:26

    Content type: Research

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  22. Railway tracks represent a highly interlinked habitat with numerous possibilities for accidental entry of oilseed rape due to seed spill during transportation. Moreover, glyphosate is regularly employed to con...

    Authors: Nicola Schoenenberger and Luigi D’Andrea

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:23

    Content type: Research

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  23. The decreasing NOX concentrations at urban measurement stations in Germany are in agreement with the reduction of NOX emissions from vehicular traffic. However, the measured NO2 concentrations are stagnating nati...

    Authors: Ralf Kurtenbach, Jörg Kleffmann, Anita Niedojadlo and Peter Wiesen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:21

    Content type: Research

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  24. Within the framework of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution atmospheric depositions of heavy metals and nitrogen as well as critical loads/levels exceedances are mapped yearly with a spati...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder, Roland Pesch, Harry Harmens, Hilde Fagerli and Ilia Ilyin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:20

    Content type: Research

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  25. In the years 1970, 1980, 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2010, lichen mapping in the towns of Wetzlar and Giessen in Hesse was performed. The aim was to show the effects of immission load. Despite the application of modi...

    Authors: Ulrich Kirschbaum, Rainer Cezanne, Marion Eichler, Klaus Hanewald and Ute Windisch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:19

    Content type: Research

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  26. In their recent study, Hilbeck et al. (2012) report that Cry1Ab causes lethal effects on larvae of the ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata when fed directly to the predator. Such toxic effects were not previously o...

    Authors: Jörg Romeis, Fernando Álvarez-Alfageme and Franz Bigler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:18

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) are the most investigated substances of the group of per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Whereas for PFOS regulatory measures are a...

    Authors: Lena Vierke, Claudia Staude, Annegret Biegel-Engler, Wiebke Drost and Christoph Schulte

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:16

    Content type: Research

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  28. This paper deals with the water quality legislation that has been enforced in Palestine over the past century, from the Ottoman era through the British Mandate and Jordanian reign, to the Israeli occupation an...

    Authors: Amer Marie, Saed Khayat and Muna Dajani

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:15

    Content type: Research

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  29. The bioaccumulation potential of chemical substances is commonly determined in flow-through fish tests according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) technical guideline (TG) 305...

    Authors: Christian Schlechtriem, Annette Fliedner and Christoph Schäfers

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:13

    Content type: Discussion

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  30. Umweltbeobachtung ist zentraler Bestandteil internationaler Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien. Die langfristige Beobachtung der Anreicherung von Metallen in terrestrischen Ökosystemen erfolgte Zwischen 1990 und 2005 a...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder, Roland Pesch, Marcel Holy, Lutz Genßler, Harry Harmens and Ilia Ilyin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:12

    Content type: Research

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  31. It is already well known that there are significant differences regarding the emissions, especially particulate matter (PM) emissions, of old and modern as well as automatically and not automatically controlle...

    Authors: Joachim Kelz, Thomas Brunner and Ingwald Obernberger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:11

    Content type: Research

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  32. We outline important underlying reasons that fuel the decades-long controversy over adverse effects of Bt toxins expressed in genetically modified plants on beneficial, nontarget organisms. Inconsistent evalua...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Matthias Meier and Miluse Trtikova

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:9

    Content type: Commentary

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