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  1. Phosphorus recycling from sewage sludge will be obligatory in Germany from 2029. Phosphorus content determination in sewage sludge is crucial to assess the prescribed recycling rates. Currently, German law reg...

    Authors: Theresa Constanze Sichler, Roland Becker, Andreas Sauer, Matthias Barjenbruch, Markus Ostermann and Christian Adam
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:99
  2. PFAS are persistent, bioaccumulative compounds repelling water, oil and stains which are widely used. There is mounting evidence linking exposure to a range of adverse health outcomes including renal, hepatic,...

    Authors: Nicolas van Larebeke, Gudrun Koppen, Sam Decraemer, Ann Colles, Liesbeth Bruckers, Elly Den Hond, Eva Govarts, Bert Morrens, Thomas Schettgen, Sylvie Remy, Dries Coertjens, Tim Nawrot, Vera Nelen, Willy Baeyens and Greet Schoeters
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:98
  3. Determining the cytotoxicity of test substances is essential for the safety assessment of chemicals. To quantify the cytotoxicity, dose–response curves are determined and the half-maximum inhibitory concentrat...

    Authors: Nina Ihling, Lara Pauline Munkler, Richard Paul, Dietmar Lang and Jochen Büchs
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:97
  4. Toxins produced by plants constitute a potential threat to water supplies in Europe, but have not been widely considered in systematic risk assessments. One way to begin to address potential risks of phytotoxi...

    Authors: Inés Rodríguez-Leal and Matthew MacLeod
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:96
  5. Nuclear transcription factor Y subunit A (NFYA) plays an important role in plant growth, development, and response to abiotic stress.

    Authors: Nan Xu, Yupeng Cui, Yuexin Zhang, Hong Zhang, Yapeng Fan, Xixian Feng, Hui Huang, Kesong Ni, Mingge Han, Xuke Lu, Xiugui Chen, Junjuan Wang, Delong Wang, Shuai Wang, Chao Chen, Lixue Guo…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:95
  6. Waste disposal is an activity that pollutes the environment. The European Union has developed different legislative measures which are based on the circular economy (CE) to avoid this negative externality. The...

    Authors: Francisco José Castillo-Díaz, Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña, Ana Batlles-delaFuente and Francisco Camacho-Ferre
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:94
  7. The microbial community structure of sediments in the Bahe River Basin, China was studied using a high-throughput sequencing platform and PCR amplification to investigate the pattern changes in microbial commu...

    Authors: Weiying Feng, Jiayue Gao, Yimei Wei, Danni Liu, Fang Yang, Qiuying Zhang and Yangwei Bai
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:93
  8. In the EU, the transport sector is the only sector with increasing GHG emissions compared to 1990. While harmful emissions have decreased due to successful regulation, transport performance, fossil fuel consum...

    Authors: Michael Schulthoff, Martin Kaltschmitt, Christoph Balzer, Karsten Wilbrand and Michael Pomrehn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:92
  9. Pesticides are usually applied as mixtures, and their joint impacts can generate substantial toxicity to organisms. Although exposures to chemical pesticide mixtures make up most occurrences of pesticide expos...

    Authors: Lu Lv, Zhongwen Gao, Liangang Mao, Xinju Liu, Qiang Wang, Weifeng Shen and Yanhua Wang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:90
  10. Pesticide exposure and its adverse impacts remain a major problem for women’s health, but a comprehensive scientific literature and summaries are still missing. With a specific focus in sub-Saharan Africa, thi...

    Authors: Birtukan Atinkut Asmare, Bernhard Freyer and Jim Bingen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:89
  11. The chemical industry is the leading sector in the EU in terms of added value. However, contaminants pose a major threat and significant costs to the environment and human health. While EU legislation and inte...

    Authors: Paola Movalli, Jan Koschorreck, Gabriele Treu, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Andreas Androulakakis, Alexander Badry, Emanuel Baltag, Fausto Barbagli, Kevin Bauer, Koos Biesmeijer, Enrico Borgo, Alessandra Cincinelli, Daniela Claßen, Sara Danielsson, René W. R. J. Dekker…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:88
  12. Data from a one-year field study on the effect of a fertilizer (calcium cyanamide, trade name: Perlka®) on Collembola served as the basis for a broader discussion on performance and evaluation of these data for t...

    Authors: J. Römbke, A. van der Veen, P. Ebke and P. Stegger
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:87
  13. The spatiotemporal variation of observed trace gases (NO2, SO2, O3) and particulate matter (PM2.5, PM10) were investigated over cities of Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region including Nanjing, Hefei, Shanghai and Ha...

    Authors: Zeeshan Javed, Muhammad Bilal, Zhongfeng Qiu, Guanlin Li, Osama Sandhu, Khalid Mehmood, Yu Wang, Md. Arfan Ali, Cheng Liu, Yuhang Wang, Ruibin Xue, Daolin Du and Xiaojun Zheng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:86
  14. Food contact articles are used in our everyday life and information regarding the potential health hazards of migrating chemicals for humans is scarce. In this study, an effect-based evaluation of non-polar ex...

    Authors: Erica Selin, Mimmi Wänn, Kettil Svensson, Erik Gravenfors, Georgios Giovanoulis, Agneta Oskarsson and Johan Lundqvist
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:85
  15. Phosphorus (P) recovery is obligatory for all sewage sludges with more than 20 g P/kg dry matter (DM) from 2029 in Germany. Nine wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) were chosen to investigate variations of pho...

    Authors: Theresa Constanze Sichler, David Montag, Matthias Barjenbruch, Tatjana Mauch, Thomas Sommerfeld, Jan-Hendrik Ehm and Christian Adam
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:84
  16. A large number of apex predator samples are available in European research collections, environmental specimen banks and natural history museums that could be used in chemical monitoring and regulation. Apex p...

    Authors: Gabriele Treu, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Alexander Badry, Dirk Bunke, Alessandra Cincinelli, Daniela Claßen, Rene W. R. J. Dekker, Bernd Göckener, Georgios Gkotsis, Georg Hanke, Guy Duke, Morten Jartun, Paola Movalli, Maria-Christina Nika, Heinz Rüdel…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:82
  17. Monitoring data from apex predators were key drivers in the development of early chemicals legislations due to the population declines of many species during the twentieth century, which was linked to certain ...

    Authors: Alexander Badry, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Dirk Bunke, Alessandra Cincinelli, Daniela Claßen, Rene W. R. J. Dekker, Guy Duke, Valeria Dulio, Bernd Göckener, Georgios Gkotsis, Georg Hanke, Morten Jartun, Paola Movalli, Maria-Christina Nika, Heinz Rüdel…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:81
  18. Microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs) have become an important global environmental issue due to their widespread contamination in the environment. This review summarizes existing literature on the effect...

    Authors: Indrajit Patra, Dinh Tran Ngoc Huy, Fahad Alsaikhan, Maria Jade Catalan Opulencia, Pham Van Tuan, Kurbanoy Chorievna Nurmatova, Ali Majdi, Shehla Shoukat, Ghulam Yasin, Ria Margiana, Tony R. Walker and Samaneh Karbalaei
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:80
  19. The focus of many studies is to estimate the effect of risk factors on outcomes, yet results may be dependent on the choice of other risk factors or potential confounders to include in a statistical model. For...

    Authors: Gregor Miller, Annette Menzel and Donna P. Ankerst
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:79
  20. Urbanization process around the world has not only changed the patterns of land use, but also fragmented the habitat, resulting in significantly biodiversity loss. Urban rivers, serve as one of the natural cor...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Lixue Zhang, Yixiao Wang, Ying Shao, Benjamin Daniels, Martina Roß-Nickoll and Zhongli Chen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:78
  21. Climate and the hydrological cycle are closely linked; therefore, in the most likely scenarios of climate change, the increase in temperature may influence the expected variation in precipitation variation but...

    Authors: Antonio Jesús Zapata-Sierra, Lourdes Zapata-Castillo and Francisco Manzano-Agugliaro
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:75
  22. Biomarkers have become a valuable tool in environmental assessment, since they contribute to predicting contaminants in monitoring programmes. This study aimed to investigate the toxicity of heavy metal pollut...

    Authors: Asmaa M. El-Agri, Manal A. Emam, Hanan S. Gaber, Ekrami A. Hassan and Soha M. Hamdy
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:74
  23. Glaciers of the Hindu Kush region are highly susceptible to climate change. Recently, a severe glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) hit the supraglacial region at the frontier of Dook Pal Glacier. Information on...

    Authors: Nikhat Ilahi, Ali Bahadur, Wenyin Wang, A. Allan Degen, Shichang Kang, Wasim Sajjad and Zhanhuan Shang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:73
  24. Mesoplastics (5–25 mm) and microplastics (0.001–5 mm) are emerging pollutants of great concern. However, reliable methods of monitoring these types of plastic in river ecosystems have not yet been established....

    Authors: V. Carrieri, Z. Varela, J. R. Aboal, F. De Nicola and J. A. Fernández
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:72
  25. The agricultural and construction sectors demand enormous amounts of natural resources and generate environmental impacts that negatively affect ecosystems. One of the main problems is the generation and inade...

    Authors: Mónica Duque-Acevedo, Isabella Lancellotti, Fernanda Andreola, Luisa Barbieri, Luis J. Belmonte-Ureña and Francisco Camacho-Ferre
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:70
  26. Biochar is an important material for remediation of Cd in contaminated paddy soils. However, different biochars have variable effects on bioavailability of Cd while single biochar cannot properly amend immobil...

    Authors: Weijie Xu, Linlin Xiao, Shuzhen Hou, Gul Rukh, Meizhen Xu, Yatian Pan, Jingweng Xu, Wangkaining Lan, Zhongqiang Ruan, Bing Zhong and Dan Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:69
  27. The concentration of silica in occupational conditions is well defined and estimated around the world. Many countries in the world have developed air standards for occupational conditions based on the percent ...

    Authors: Shailendra K. Singh, Ranjeet K. Singh, Krishnakant K. Singh, Ranjeet K. Singh and Siddharth Singh
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:68
  28. This paper presents a review of the literature and trends related to social values and sustainable development and describes a set of case studies from a variety of community-based projects which illustrate th...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Vanessa Levesque, Subarna Sivapalan, Amanda Lange Salvia, Barbara Fritzen, Ronald Deckert, Valerija Kozlova, Todd Jared LeVasseur, Kay Emblen-Perry, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Arminda Paço, Bruno Borsari and Chris Shiel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:67
  29. Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) along freshwater food chains is a major environmental concern as top predators in food webs are relevant for human consumption. To characterize and manag...

    Authors: Theo Wernicke, Elisa Rojo-Nieto, Albrecht Paschke, Claudia Nogueira Tavares, Mario Brauns and Annika Jahnke
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:66
  30. The European environmental risk assessment of plant protection products considers aquatic model ecosystem studies (microcosms/mesocosms, M/M) as suitable higher tier approach to assess treatment-related effect...

    Authors: Lena Reiber, Kaarina Foit, Matthias Liess, Bilgin Karaoglan, Joern Wogram and Sabine Duquesne
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:65
  31. This paper applies panel data of 281 prefecture-level cities in China from 2004 to 2017 to calculate the green total factor productivity (GTFP) at the city level. Then, it examines the influences of various fo...

    Authors: Ziwen He, Ziyang Chen and Xiao Feng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:64
  32. Despite the efforts made in the last century to counteract the nutrient enrichment from diffuse and point-sources, the excess of nitrogen and phosphorous is among the main causes of degradation of European riv...

    Authors: Stefania Erba, Andrea Buffagni, Marcello Cazzola and Raffaella Balestrini
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:63
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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