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  1. Cyanobacteria and their toxins occur in high concentrations during the so-called bloom events in surface waters. To be able to assess the risks associated with cyanobacterial blooms, we need to understand the ...

    Authors: Regiane Natumi, Sandro Marcotullio and Elisabeth M.-L. Janssen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:26

    Content type: Research

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  2. A large number of chemicals are constantly introduced to surface water from anthropogenic and natural sources. So far, unlike anthropogenic pollutants, naturally occurring compounds are not included in environ...

    Authors: Mulatu Yohannes Nanusha, Martin Krauss, Bettina Gro Sørensen, Tobias Schulze, Bjarne W. Strobel and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. Ptaquiloside (PTA) is a natural carcinogen found in bracken ferns. PTA is released from the plants via soil to surface and groundwaters from where humans can be exposed via drinking water. Primary degradation ...

    Authors: Jane S. Wu, Frederik Clauson-Kaas, Dan Nybro Lindqvist, Lars Holm Rasmussen, Bjarne W. Strobel and Hans Christian Bruun Hansen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:24

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Nitrates Directive (ND) is an EU anti-pollution legislative that, for almost 30 years, has controlled and protected hydro-resources against excessive levels of nitrates originating from agroecosystems, str...

    Authors: G. Ondrasek, H. Bakić Begić, D. Romić, Ž. Brkić, S. Husnjak and M. Bubalo Kovačić

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:23

    Content type: Research

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  5. Growing microbial resistance towards the existing antimicrobial materials appears as the greatest challenge for the scientific community and development of new antimicrobial materials has become an important r...

    Authors: Dhiraj Dutta, Swagata Goswami, Rama Dubey, Sanjai K. Dwivedi and Amrit Puzari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:22

    Content type: Research

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  6. Regulatory hazard and risk assessment of endocrine-active substances currently specifies four modes of action: interference with sex hormone (oestrogen, androgen) pathways, steroidogenesis, and thyroid hormone...

    Authors: Barbara Kubickova, Carmel Ramwell, Klara Hilscherova and Miriam Naomi Jacobs

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:20

    Content type: Review

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  7. Phthalates were detected in various environments due to their widespread application. In this study, indoor dust samples from 94 buildings, including 72 residences and 22 dormitories, were collected in seven g...

    Authors: Xu Li, Wenping Zhang, Jiapei Lv, Wenxiu Liu, Shanwei Sun, Changsheng Guo and Jian Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. Structures and functions of ecosystems and, subsequently, their services for human societies may be influenced by climate change and atmospheric deposition. Jenssen et al. (UBA Texte 87/2013: 1–381, 2013) deve...

    Authors: Martin Jenssen, Stefan Nickel, Gudrun Schütze and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:18

    Content type: Research

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  9. Environmental factors contribute to the risk for adverse health outcomes against a background of genetic predisposition. Among these factors, chemical exposures may substantially contribute to disease risk and...

    Authors: Sebastian Huhn, Beate I. Escher, Martin Krauss, Stefan Scholz, Jörg Hackermüller and Rolf Altenburger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:17

    Content type: Review

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  10. The artificial mussel (AM) is a passive sampling device that was originally developed for monitoring metal concentrations in the marine environment, but is also increasingly used in freshwater environments. Th...

    Authors: Marelize Labuschagne, Sonja Zimmermann, Nico J. Smit, Johannes H. Erasmus, Milen Nachev, Bernd Sures and Victor Wepener

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:16

    Content type: Research

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  11. Over the last 200 years, the courses of most European rivers have experienced significant irreversible changes. These changes are connected to different kinds of anthropogenic river use and exploitation, which...

    Authors: Stefanie Wolf, Verena Esser, Holger Schüttrumpf and Frank Lehmkuhl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:15

    Content type: Research

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  12. Currently, nanotechnology and nanoparticles have quickly emerged and have gained the attention of scientists due to their massive applications in environmental sectors. However, these environmental application...

    Authors: Mian Adnan Kakakhel, Fasi Wu, Wasim Sajjad, Qi Zhang, Ikram Khan, Kalim Ullah and Wanfu Wang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Caroline Linhart, Simona Panzacchi, Fiorella Belpoggi, Peter Clausing, Johann G. Zaller and Koen Hertoge

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:13

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:1

  14. The environmental impact of pesticides has been an increasingly discussed issue over the last decades. Constant usage of pesticides presents a burden for soil and causes a decrease in its health, including the...

    Authors: Carina Lackmann, Mirna Velki, Dora Bjedov, Sandra Ečimović, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. The issue of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has created enormous threat to global health. In an effort to contain the spread of COV...

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Jinsong Guo, Yanxue Jiang and Ying Shao

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:11

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  16. Many plants contain phytotoxic alkaloids to deter herbivorous pests and grazing animals. Alkaloids include quinolizidine and indole alkaloids found in the lupin (Lupinus spp.), an ornamental flower and emerging p...

    Authors: Megan R. Griffiths, Bjarne W. Strobel, Jawameer R. Hama and Nina Cedergreen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. Globally, 2-Ethylhexyl-4-methoxycinnamate (EHMC) is one of the most commonly used UV filters in sunscreen and personal care products. Due to its widespread usage, the occurrence of EHMC in the aquatic environm...

    Authors: Regine Nagorka and Anja Duffek

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:8

    Content type: Research

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  18. The critical values for heavy metal fluxes for protecting the human health and ecosystem’s integrity in Germany, especially the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG in Gesetz zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwel...

    Authors: Angela Schlutow, Winfried Schröder and Thomas Scheuschner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:7

    Content type: Research

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  19. In recent years, the widespread presence of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment and the related exposures and adverse health effects has received increasing attention. Howe...

    Authors: Liquan Liu, Yingxi Qu, Jun Huang and Roland Weber

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:6

    Content type: Research

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  20. To realize the integrated remediation of SW/GW and soil in the rural river network area, the integrated remediation in rural river network area project (IR-RRNA), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technolo...

    Authors: Han Wang, Tianbei Wang, Gang Xue, Jiang Zhao, Weiwu Ma, Yajie Qian, Min Wu, Zhuoran Zhang, Pin Gao, Changqing Su, Bingnian Zong, Junwu Yu, Jingsong Guo and Yayi Wang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:5

    Content type: Policy Brief

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  21. The European surfactant and detergent industry initiated a project to conduct an EUSES-based environmental exposure assessment for the total volume of alkyl sulfate (AS) surfactants, and to verify if the EUSES...

    Authors: Oliver Spaniol, Marlies Bergheim, James Dawick, Denise Kötter, Kathleen McDonough, Diederik Schowanek, Kathleen Stanton, James Wheeler and Andreas Willing

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:3

    Content type: Research

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  22. Clothing is one of the primary human needs, and the demand is met by the global production of thousands of tons of textile fibers, fabrics and garments every day. Polyester clothing manufactured from oil-based...

    Authors: Cristina Palacios-Mateo, Yvonne van der Meer and Gunnar Seide

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:2

    Content type: Review

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  23. In a previous study, we found that 45% of public playgrounds near intensively managed agricultural areas were contaminated with mainly endocrine active pesticide residues in spring. Here, we investigated poten...

    Authors: Caroline Linhart, Simona Panzacchi, Fiorella Belpoggi, Peter Clausing, Johann G. Zaller and Koen Hertoge

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:1

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:13

  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Luigi Ponti, Keshav R. Kranthi, Johann Baumgärtner, Peter. E. Kenmore, Gianni Gilioli, Antonio Boggia, Jose Ricardo Cure and Daniel Rodríguez

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:162

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:139

  25. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Mechthild Anthe, Beatrice Valles-Ebeling, Jan Achtenhagen, Martina Arenz-Leufen, Jackie Atkinson, Michael Starp and Christian Corsing

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:161

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:147

  26. The removal of phenol from aqueous solution via photocatalytic degradation has been recognized as an environmentally friendly technique for generating clean water. The composite nanofibers containing PAN polym...

    Authors: Alaa Mohamed, Samy Yousef, Walaa S. Nasser, T. A. Osman, Alexander Knebel, Elvia P. Valadez Sánchez and Tawheed Hashem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:160

    Content type: Research

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  27. The assessment of persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity (PBT) is part of the regulation process of ionic organic compounds (IOCs) and a major challenge, as a commonly acknowledged approach for the estimati...

    Authors: Carolin Mueller, Stefan Trapp, Fabio Polesel, Sebastian Kuehr and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:159

    Content type: Research

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  28. During the last decades, a worldwide increase in the number of cases of depression accompanied by rising prescription rates of antidepressants was recorded. In Germany, the two most prescribed antidepressants ...

    Authors: Michael Ziegler, Helene Eckstein, Shannon Ottmann, Lukas Reinelt, Sabine Stepinski, Heinz-R. Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:158

    Content type: Research

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  29. Cathodic protection by sacrificial anodes composed of aluminum-zinc-indium alloys is often applied to protect offshore support structures of wind turbines from corrosion. Given the considerable growth of renew...

    Authors: Anna Maria Bell, Marcus von der Au, Julia Regnery, Matthias Schmid, Björn Meermann, Georg Reifferscheid, Thomas Ternes and Sebastian Buchinger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:157

    Content type: Research

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  30. Indoor pollution is a real threat to human health all over the world. Indoor pollution derives from indoor sources (e.g. smoking, gas stoves, coated furniture) as well as from outdoor sources (e.g. industries,...

    Authors: Harald G. Zechmeister, Marcela Rivera, Gunda Köllensperger, Jaume Marrugat and Nino Künzli

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:156

    Content type: Research

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  31. Under the EU chemicals regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals EC 1907/2006), registrants are not obliged to provide information related to intrinsic substance pr...

    Authors: Sarah E. Hale, Hans Peter H. Arp, Ivo Schliebner and Michael Neumann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:155

    Content type: Research

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  32. Nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) is commonly used for remediation of groundwater contaminated by chlorinated ethenes (CEs); however, its long-term reactivity and subsurface transport are limited. A novel nZVI...

    Authors: Marie Czinnerova, Nhung H. A. Nguyen, Jan Nemecek, Katrin Mackenzie, Christopher Boothman, Jonathan Lloyd, Tamas Laszlo, Roman Spanek, Miroslav Cernik and Alena Sevcu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:154

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  33. The use of the water-accommodated fraction (WAF) approach for the preparation of exposure systems of complex substances such as petroleum products has been a standard way to perform aquatic toxicity tests on t...

    Authors: James R. Wheeler, Delina Lyon, Carolina Di Paolo, Albania Grosso and Mark Crane

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:153

    Content type: Commentary

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  34. The European Commission organised the review of the best available techniques reference document for the food, drink and milk industries according to the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive (Direc...

    Authors: Germán Giner Santonja and Panagiotis Karlis

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:152

    Content type: Research

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  35. In order to reduce emissions of micropollutants (MPs) via effluents of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), additional treatment steps are suggested and already deployed in selected WWTPs. Next to advanced oxi...

    Authors: Marion Woermann, Sonja Zimmermann and Bernd Sures

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:151

    Content type: Research

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  36. Broad spectrum of activity and low potential for leaching to groundwater are important arguments for the application of the herbicide glyphosate on railway tracks. Nevertheless, certain weeds are insufficientl...

    Authors: Ignaz J. Buerge, Pavlina Pavlova, Irene Hanke, Astrid Bächli and Thomas Poiger

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:150

    Content type: Research

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  37. Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether-7 (AEO-7), a non-ionic surfactant, has recently been receiving extensive attention from the ocean pipeline industry for its ability to inhibit corrosion. However, the presen...

    Authors: Maha Al-Asmakh, Amin F. Majdalawieh, Aboubakr M. Abdullah, Nadin Younes, Sahar I. Da’as, A. Bahgat Radwan, Mostafa H. Sliem, Houria Ech-Cherif, Gianfranco Pintus and Gheyath K. Nasrallah

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:149

    Content type: Research

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  38. Under the European REACH regulation, chemicals are assessed for persistence as part of weight-of-evidence determinations of persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity (PBT), as required under Annex XIII and sup...

    Authors: Christopher B. Hughes, David M. Brown, Louise Camenzuli, Aaron D. Redman, J. Samuel Arey, Davide Vione, Neil Wang and Eleni Vaiopoulou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:148

    Content type: Review

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  39. Imidacloprid is an active ingredient included in plant protection, biocidal and veterinary medicinal products (VMPs). VMPs containing Imidacloprid are formulated as spot-on products or collars and designed to ...

    Authors: Mechthild Anthe, Beatrice Valles-Ebeling, Jan Achtenhagen, Martina Arenz-Leufen, Jackie Atkinson, Michael Starp and Christian Corsing

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:147

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:161

  40. Groundwater is typically over-saturated in CO2 with respect to atmospheric equilibrium. Irrigation with groundwater is a common agricultural practice in many countries, but little is known about the fate of disso...

    Authors: Peifang Leng, Fadong Li, Kun Du, Zhao Li, Congke Gu and Matthias Koschorreck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:146

    Content type: Research

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  41. The difficulty of finding new treatments for neurological diseases with great impact in our society like Alzheimer’s disease can be ascribed in part to the complexity of the nervous system and the lack of quic...

    Authors: Laura Guzman, Gisela Besa, Daniela Linares, Lara González, Caterina Pont, Manuela Bartolini, Ann-Cathrin Haigis, Jessica Legradi, Diego Muñoz-Torrero, Jesús Gómez-Catalán and Marta Barenys

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:145

    Content type: Research

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  42. Green Infrastructure (GI) is defined as a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural spaces that provide society, in both rural and urban areas, with a large number of goods and services of grea...

    Authors: José Luis Caparrós Martínez, Juan Milán García, Nuria Rueda López and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:144

    Content type: Research

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  43. Humans and wildlife are continuously exposed to chemical mixtures. These mixtures vary in composition but typically contain hundreds of micropollutants at low concentrations. As it is not feasible to measure t...

    Authors: Gianina Jakobs, Janet Krüger, Andreas Schüttler, Rolf Altenburger and Wibke Busch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:143

    Content type: Research

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  44. Substantial efforts have been made to monitor potentially hazardous anthropogenic contaminants in surface waters while for plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) almost no data on occurrence in the water cycle are...

    Authors: Mulatu Yohannes Nanusha, Martin Krauss, Carina D. Schönsee, Barbara F. Günthardt, Thomas D. Bucheli and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:142

    Content type: Research

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  45. Despite clear-cut scientific evidence for pharmaceutical contaminants causing adverse effects in aquatic life, the regulatory response in Germany has been weak. In principle, there are different policy approac...

    Authors: Simon Schaub and Thomas Braunbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:140

    Content type: Research

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  46. The implementation of hybrid Bt cotton unique to India has been heralded as a grand success by government agencies, seed companies and other proponents, and yet yields have stagnated at low levels and producti...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Luigi Ponti, Keshav R. Kranthi, Johann Baumgärtner, Peter. E. Kenmore, Gianni Gilioli, Antonio Boggia, Jose Ricardo Cure and Daniel Rodríguez

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:139

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:162

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