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  1. Content type: Review

    Common standards for laboratory studies of non-target organisms are recognised as prerequisite to assist the risk assessments regarding the evaluation of environmental effects of transgenic crops. Here, we pro...

    Authors: Andreas Lang, Marina Lee, Matthias Dolek, Julitta Berchtold and Mathias Otto

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:39

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  2. Content type: Research

    For regulatory approval of pesticides in the EU, an ecotoxicological risk assessment has to be conducted including an assessment of long-term effects on mammals. For this assessment, toxicity studies are consi...

    Authors: Magnus Wang, Anja Guckland, Roger Murfitt, Markus Ebeling, Dennis Sprenger, Manousos Foudoulakis and Apostolos Koutsaftis

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:38

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  3. Content type: Research

    To date, only 8.2% of German surface waters achieve a good ecological status according to the European Water Framework Directive. This is primarily attributed to structural deficits, intensive land use, and ch...

    Authors: Denise J. Brettschneider, Andrea Misovic, Ulrike Schulte-Oehlmann, Matthias Oetken and Jörg Oehlmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:36

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  4. Content type: Research

    Plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) is described as the Swiss knife of immune system. Thus, the understanding of aberrant epigenetic reprogramming of genes governing the pDC functionality by pollutants appears s...

    Authors: Joséphine Briand, Marie-Pierre Joalland, Arulraj Nadaradjane, Gwenola Bougras-Cartron, Christophe Olivier, François M. Vallette, Sylvain Perruche and Pierre-François Cartron

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:35

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  5. Content type: Research

    Sudan red dyes are widely used as color additions in various fields. Due to their potential carcinogenicity and large consumption, they have absorbed much more attention and become a research hot topic. There ...

    Authors: Qingxiang Zhou, Yalin Wu, Yongyong Yuan, Xianqi Zhou, Hongyuan Wang, Yayan Tong, Yali Zhan, Yi Sun and Xueying Sheng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:34

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  6. Content type: Research

    The collection of atmospheric deposition by technical samplers and validated deposition modelling using chemical transport models is spatially complemented by using mosses as bioindicator: since 1990, the Euro...

    Authors: Winfried Schröder and Stefan Nickel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:33

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  7. Content type: Review

    Pollutant emissions in river basins may be subject to change. How can we succeed in predicting future pollutant emissions and risks? The approach presented here is based on the hypothesis that the existing sce...

    Authors: Dirk Bunke, Susanne Moritz, Werner Brack, David López Herráez, Leo Posthuma and Margarita Nuss

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:32

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  8. Content type: Review

    Cyanobacterial blooms occur with increasing frequency in freshwater ecosystems, posing a hazard to human and environmental health. Exposure of human to cyanobacterial metabolites occurs mostly via accidental i...

    Authors: Barbara Kubickova, Pavel Babica, Klára Hilscherová and Lenka Šindlerová

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:31

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  9. Content type: Research

    The widespread use of nano-copper as a feed additive in the absence of toxicological studies has potential risks to humans and animals. Toxicity studies on nano-copper in animals usually exposure from the resp...

    Authors: Huaqiao Tang, Min Xu, Jie Luo, Ling Zhao, Gang Ye, Fei Shi, Cheng Lv, Helin Chen, Yanyan Wang and Yinglun Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:30

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  10. Content type: RESEARCH

    Draft standards for the determination of organic pollutants in the solid matter of environmental matrices such as sludge, treated biowaste and soil have been basically developed in the framework of the Europea...

    Authors: Ute Kalbe, Petra Lehnik-Habrink, Nicole Bandow and Andreas Sauer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:29

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  11. Content type: RESEARCH

    Pesticide levels are generally monitored within agricultural areas, but are commonly not assessed at public places. To assess possible contamination of non-target areas, 71 public playgrounds located next to i...

    Authors: Caroline Linhart, Georg H. Niedrist, Magdalena Nagler, Rajini Nagrani, Veronika Temml, Tommaso Bardelli, Thomas Wilhalm, Andreas Riedl, Johann G. Zaller, Peter Clausing and Koen Hertoge

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:28

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  12. Content type: RESEARCH

    There are various ways for nutrients to enter aquatic ecosystems causing eutrophication. Phosphorus deposition through precipitation can be one pathway, besides point sources, like rivers, and diffuse runoff f...

    Authors: Maximilian Berthold, Rita Wulff, Volker Reiff, Ulf Karsten, Günther Nausch and Rhena Schumann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:27

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  13. Content type: RESEARCH

    Surfactant-enhanced phytoremediation is an eco-friendly treatment for reducing soil contamination. Cypermethrin (CYP) is one of the most widely used pyrethroid insecticides against different pests, and its use...

    Authors: Ahmed A. A. Aioub, Yankai Li, Xingtao Qie, Xianxia Zhang and Zhaonong Hu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:26

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  14. Content type: RESEARCH

    The accumulation of lead (Pb) in sediments from anthropogenic activities possesses serious threats to ecosystem and human health. Recycling of sediments for agricultural plantation is politically encouraged wh...

    Authors: Xinyu Mao, Xiaohou Shao and Zhanyu Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:25

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  15. Content type: RESEARCH

    The Yangtze Estuary is a vital habitat and breeding ground for many rare species (e.g., Chinese sturgeon, Chinese paddlefish). From the view of marine ecosystem health, organotin compounds (OTCs) should be of ...

    Authors: Chunzhao Chen, Ling Chen, Rui Xue, Qinghui Huang, Lingling Wu, Shufeng Ye and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:24

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    The global scale of environmental pollution and the accumulation of pollutants in environmental sinks such as soil and surface water sediments call for long-term investigation of relevant target organisms. Con...

    Authors: Annette Piechulek and Anna von Mikecz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:23

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  17. Content type: RESEARCH

    Agrochemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers used in the current conventional agriculture (CA), have contaminating effects on environments as well as food, which pose significant risks to non-target organ...

    Authors: Ying Shao, Zhongli Chen, Hongyan Xiao, Zihan Zhu and Bo Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:22

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  18. Content type: RESEARCH

    Whole sediment contact tests provide realistic exposure scenarios, but the inherent properties of sediments may play a significant role in organism’s response and interfere with result interpretation. Recently...

    Authors: Tanja Tomić, Varja Mihajlović, Tamara Jurca, Aleksandra Tubić, Dejan Krčmar, Jelena Tričković and Ivana Teodorović

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:20

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  19. Content type: RESEARCH

    Thermal stratification in reservoirs is a significant factor affecting water quality, and can be strongly influenced by climate change and operational strategies. Reservoirs in the temperate zone react most se...

    Authors: Chenxi Mi, Amir Sadeghian, Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt and Karsten Rinke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:19

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  20. Content type: RESEARCH

    The depuration fate of mixtures of metal-based quantum dots (QDs) in root epidermis is an important factor that determined their follow-up transportation and transformation processes in plant. However, the rel...

    Authors: Ruilong Li, Shuaipeng Zhang, Yinghui Wang and Kefu Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:18

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Applicants for marketing authorisation for human medicinal products in the European Union must submit an environmental risk assessment which is assessed by assessors from the national competent authorities. Th...

    Authors: Rhys Whomsley, Susanne Brendler-Schwaab, Eadaoin Griffin, John Jensen, Caroline Moermond, Birger Scholz, Laila Sortvik Nilssen, Henry Stemplewski and Ines Roennefahrt

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:17

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  22. Content type: RESEARCH

    Water pollution from abattoir effluents may create substantial environmental and public health hazards. Available literature is scanty on the quality of groundwater located near abattoirs in tropical developin...

    Authors: Olugbenga Oluseun Elemile, Davids Olorungbon Raphael, David Olugbenga Omole, Elizabeth Omoladun Oloruntoba, Elijah Oluwasegun Ajayi and Nyore Adams Ohwavborua

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:16

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  23. Content type: RESEARCH

    Increasing exposure to engineered inorganic nanoparticles takes actually place in both terrestric and aquatic ecosystems worldwide. Although we already know harmful effects of AgNP on the soil bacterial commun...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Grün, Werner Manz, Yvonne Lydia Kohl, Florian Meier, Susanne Straskraba, Carsten Jost, Roland Drexel and Christoph Emmerling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:15

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  24. Content type: Review

    Flame retardants (FRs) are used in most consumer products and textiles to comply with current flammability standards. After the restriction of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a large number of chemically diver...

    Authors: Lola Bajard, Lisa Melymuk and Ludek Blaha

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:14

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  25. Content type: Editorial

    Pesticides contribute to this reduction of biodiversity in ecosystems. Obviously, environmental risk assessment did not prevent adverse pesticide effects on non-target organisms. This called for an identificat...

    Authors: Matthias Liess, Toni Ratte, Peter Ebke and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:13

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  26. Content type: Policy Brief

    Environmental water quality monitoring aims to provide the data required for safeguarding the environment against adverse biological effects from multiple chemical contamination arising from anthropogenic diff...

    Authors: Rolf Altenburger, Werner Brack, Robert M. Burgess, Wibke Busch, Beate I. Escher, Andreas Focks, L. Mark Hewitt, Bo N. Jacobsen, Miren López de Alda, Selim Ait-Aissa, Thomas Backhaus, Antoni Ginebreda, Klára Hilscherová, Juliane Hollender, Henner Hollert, Peta A. Neale…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:12

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  27. Content type: RESEARCH

    Decisions on adoption of technological innovation are difficult for manufacturers, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who have limited resources but often drive product development. Decision an...

    Authors: Alex Zabeo, Jeffrey M. Keisler, Danail Hristozov, Antonio Marcomini and Igor Linkov

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:11

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  28. Content type: Policy Brief

    The present monitoring and assessment of the chemical status of water bodies fail to characterize the likelihood that complex mixtures of chemicals affect water quality. The European Collaborative Project SOLU...

    Authors: Werner Brack, Selim Ait Aissa, Thomas Backhaus, Valeria Dulio, Beate I. Escher, Michael Faust, Klara Hilscherova, Juliane Hollender, Henner Hollert, Christin Müller, John Munthe, Leo Posthuma, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Ivana Teodorovic, Andrew J. Tindall…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:10

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  29. Content type: Editorial

    This editorial presents the objectives and achievements of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC GLB), a regional branch of SETAC Europe, of the last...

    Authors: Jochen P. Zubrod, Rolf-Alexander Düring, Klaus P. Ebke, Dominic Englert, Tobias Frische, Bettina Hitzfeld, Marion Junghans, Dominic Kaiser, Anja Kehrer, Silvio Knaebe, Nadine Ruchter and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:9

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  30. Content type: RESEARCH

    The toxicological characterization of sediments is an essential task to monitor the quality of aquatic environments. Many hazardous pollutants may accumulate in sediments and pose a risk to the aquatic communi...

    Authors: Riccardo Massei, Henner Hollert, Martin Krauss, Wolf von Tümpling, Cindy Weidauer, Peter Haglund, Eberhard Küster, Christine Gallampois, Mats Tysklind and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:8

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  31. Content type: RESEARCH

    Approximately 90% of German surface waters do not meet the objectives of the European Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD). This is primarily due to deficits in water body structure and biological quality compon...

    Authors: Denise J. Brettschneider, Andrea Misovic, Ulrike Schulte-Oehlmann, Matthias Oetken and Jörg Oehlmann

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:7

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  32. Content type: RESEARCH

    Novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) have been increasingly used as alternatives to legacy BFRs (e.g., PBDEs and HBCDs) in consumer products, but are liable to emigrate and contaminate indoor dust. In thi...

    Authors: Dong Niu, Yanling Qiu, Xinyu Du, Li Li, Yihui Zhou, Daqiang Yin, Zhifen Lin, Ling Chen, Zhiliang Zhu, Jianfu Zhao and Åke Bergman

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:6

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  33. Content type: RESEARCH

    In mesocosms, the fate and effects of chemicals can be investigated under more realistic conditions than in laboratory-scale experiments and most mesocosm studies for higher-tier risk assessment are conducted ...

    Authors: Liesa-Kristin Beuter, László Dören, Udo Hommen, Matthias Kotthoff, Christoph Schäfers and Klaus Peter Ebke

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:5

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  34. Content type: RESEARCH

    Zebrafish have been increasingly used for monitoring and assessing the effects of different contaminants in the aquatic environments. In the present study, zebrafish embryos and larvae were used to study the e...

    Authors: Mirna Velki, Carina Lackmann, Alejandro Barranco, Amaia Ereño Artabe, Sandra Rainieri, Henner Hollert and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:4

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  35. Content type: Research

    Surfactants are widely used across the globe both in industrial and consumer products. The n-octanol/water partition ratio or coefficient (log Kow) and n-octanol/water distribution coefficient (log D) are key par...

    Authors: Geoff Hodges, Charles Eadsforth, Bart Bossuyt, Alain Bouvy, Marie-Helene Enrici, Marc Geurts, Matthias Kotthoff, Eleanor Michie, Dennis Miller, Josef Müller, Gunter Oetter, Jayne Roberts, Diederik Schowanek, Ping Sun and Joachim Venzmer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2019 31:1

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  36. Content type: RESEARCH

    This paper aims to investigate the correlations between the concentrations of nine heavy metals in moss and atmospheric deposition within ecological land classes covering Europe. Additionally, it is examined t...

    Authors: Stefan Nickel, Winfried Schröder, Roman Schmalfuss, Maike Saathoff, Harry Harmens, Gina Mills, Marina V. Frontasyeva, Lambe Barandovski, Oleg Blum, Alejo Carballeira, Ludwig de Temmerman, Anatoly M. Dunaev, Antoaneta Ene, Hilde Fagerli, Barbara Godzik, Ilia Ilyin…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:53

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  37. Content type: Commentary

    In July 2018, the European Court of Justice (Case C-528/16) ruled that organisms obtained by directed mutagenesis techniques are to be regarded as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the meaning of Di...

    Authors: Eva Gelinsky and Angelika Hilbeck

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:52

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  38. Content type: DISCUSSION

    All chemicals form non-extractable residues (NER) to various extents in environmental media like soil, sediment, plants and animals. NER can be quantified in environmental fate studies using isotope-labeled (s...

    Authors: Andreas Schäffer, Matthias Kästner and Stefan Trapp

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:51

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  39. Content type: Review

    The numbers of potential neurotoxicants in the environment are raising and pose a great risk for humans and the environment. Currently neurotoxicity assessment is mostly performed to predict and prevent harm t...

    Authors: J. B. Legradi, C. Di Paolo, M. H. S. Kraak, H. G. van der Geest, E. L. Schymanski, A. J. Williams, M. M. L. Dingemans, R. Massei, W. Brack, X. Cousin, M.-L. Begout, R. van der Oost, A. Carion, V. Suarez-Ulloa, F. Silvestre, B. I. Escher…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:46

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  40. Content type: RESEARCH

    Species reproduction is an important determinant of population dynamics. As such, this is an important parameter in environmental risk assessment. The closure principle computational approach test (CPCAT) was ...

    Authors: René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Bilgin Karaoglan, Jens Lacker, Glenn Lurman, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte and Monika Ratte

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:50

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  41. Content type: Discussion

    Soil is one of our most important resources and fulfills many ecological functions such as storage and filtration of water and nutrients, transformation of chemical compounds and nutrients, biomass production,...

    Authors: Janine W. Y. Wong, Bettina Hitzfeld, Michael Zimmermann, Inge Werner and Benoît J. D. Ferrari

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:49

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  42. Content type: RESEARCH

    Due to the rising number of type 2 diabetes patients, the antidiabetic drug, metformin is currently among those pharmaceuticals with the highest consumption rates worldwide. Via sewage-treatment plants, metfor...

    Authors: Stefanie Jacob, Andreas Dötsch, Sarah Knoll, Heinz-R. Köhler, Eike Rogall, Dominic Stoll, Selina Tisler, Carolin Huhn, Thomas Schwartz, Christian Zwiener and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:48

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  43. Content type: RESEARCH

    In this study, the photodegradation of three pharmaceuticals, namely Ibuprofen (IBP), Naproxen (NPX), and Cetirizine (CIZ) in aqueous media was investigated under UV irradiation. The photocatalyst used in this...

    Authors: Alaa Mohamed, Ahmed Salama, Walaa S. Nasser and Abdusalam Uheida

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:47

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  44. Content type: Research

    Identifying typical odor-causing compounds is essential for odor problem control in drinking water. In this study, aiming at a major water source reservoir in hot and humid areas in southern China, which encou...

    Authors: Chao Rong, Dongpo Liu, Yan Li, Kai Yang, Xiaobo Han, Jianwei Yu, Bolun Pan, Jinsong Zhang and Min Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:45

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  45. Content type: Research

    Semi-natural plant communities such as field boundaries play an important ecological role in agricultural landscapes, e.g., provision of refuge for plant and other species, food web support or habitat connecti...

    Authors: Jette Reeg, Simon Heine, Christine Mihan, Sean McGee, Thomas G. Preuss and Florian Jeltsch

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:44

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  46. Content type: Research

    Since 1990, every 5 years, moss sampling is conducted within the European moss monitoring programme to assess the atmospheric deposition of airborne pollutants. Besides many other countries, Germany takes regu...

    Authors: Annekatrin Dreyer, Stefan Nickel and Winfried Schröder

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:43

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