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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. In 2008/2009, Schmidt and colleagues published a study reporting lethal effects of the microbial Bt toxins Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb on the coccinellid biological control organisms Adalia bipunctata. Based on this study,...

    Authors: Angelika Hilbeck, Joanna M McMillan, Matthias Meier, Anna Humbel, Juanita Schläpfer-Miller and Miluse Trtikova

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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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  23. Polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs], perfluorinated compounds, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers [PBDEs] were retrospectively analyzed in archived herring gull (Larus argentatus) eggs from the North and the Baltic ...

    Authors: Annette Fliedner, Heinz Rüdel, Heinrich Jürling, Josef Müller, Frank Neugebauer and Christa Schröter-Kermani

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:7

    Content type: Research

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  24. The approval of genetically modified organisms [GMO] for deliberate release and placing on the market requires GMO environmental risk assessment [ERA] and GMO environmental monitoring [EM]. Both GMO ERA and GM...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder and Gunther Schmidt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:6

    Content type: Review

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  25. The increasing use of nanotechnology means that nanomaterials will enter the environment. Ecotoxicological data are therefore required so that adequate risk assessments can be carried out. In this study, we us...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:5

    Content type: Research

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  26. Population models are increasingly being considered as a tool for pesticide risk assessment in order to evaluate how potential effects act on the population level and population recovery. While the importance ...

    Authors: Magnus Wang and Robert Luttik

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:3

    Content type: Review

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  27. Flow conditions in the sewer systems are particularly important for the chemical and toxicological characteristics of raw and treated wastewater. Nevertheless, this topic has not been thoroughly investigated t...

    Authors: Peter Faber and Reinhard Bierl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:2

    Content type: Research

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  28. The biological effects monitoring plays an important role in marine monitoring. Contaminants and their effects on fish as well as on other marine organisms belong to the main topics of international monitoring...

    Authors: Ulrike Kammann, Thomas Lang and Werner Wosniok

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2012 24:1

    Content type: Research

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  29. Assessing the chemical or bacterial contamination in marine waters and sediments is a very common approach to evaluate marine pollution and associated risks. However, toxicity and organic pollution of beach sa...

    Authors: Francois Galgani, Katrin Ellerbrake, Elke Fries and Chantal Goreux

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:40

    Content type: Discussion

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  30. Extreme hydrodynamic events such as flood events or dredging activities bear the risk of eroding sediments in rivers, reservoirs, harbour basins or estuaries. One of the key concerns associated with these eros...

    Authors: Holger Schüttrumpf, Markus Brinkmann, Catrina Cofalla, Roy M Frings, Sabine U Gerbersdorf, Markus Hecker, Sebastian Hudjetz, Ulrike Kammann, Gottfried Lennartz, Sebastian Roger, Andreas Schäffer and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Perfluorinated compounds [PFCs] have found a wide use in industrial products and processes and in a vast array of consumer products. PFCs are molecules made up of carbon chains to which fluorine atoms are boun...

    Authors: Thorsten Stahl, Daniela Mattern and Hubertus Brunn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:38

    Content type: Review

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  32. For many years aluminium was not considered harmful to human health because of its relatively low bioavailability. In 1965, however, animal experiments suggested a possible connection between aluminium and Alz...

    Authors: Thorsten Stahl, Hasan Taschan and Hubertus Brunn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:37

    Content type: Research

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  33. A continuous task of the working group "Environmental Monitoring" is the development of methods and guidelines for a systematic and long-term analytical control of the chemical burden of environmental compartm...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Dieter Hennecke, Werner Kördel and Klaus Fischer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:35

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. In order to thank Prof. Dr. Hans-Toni Ratte on the occasion of his retirement for his outstanding experimental and modelling merits in the field of ecotoxicology and ecology and his personal 65th anniversary o...

    Authors: Theo Brock, John P Giesy, Fred Heimbach, Henner Hollert, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Andreas Schäffer and Klaus Günther Steinhäuser

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:34

    Content type: Editorial

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  35. The prevailing controversies on the potential environmental risks of genetically modified organisms [GMOs] still fuel ongoing discussions among European Union [EU] member states, risk assessors, applicants and...

    Authors: Marion Dolezel, Marianne Miklau, Angelika Hilbeck, Mathias Otto, Michael Eckerstorfer, Andreas Heissenberger, Beatrix Tappeser and Helmut Gaugitsch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2011 23:33

    Content type: Research

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