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  1. The so-called EPT taxa have been shown to be highly sensitive to various environmental pollutants. However, there are only few published studies on toxicity testing with EPT representatives and there is a part...

    Authors: Kirsten Germing, Steve U. Ayobahan, Hannes Reinwald, Maria Vogt, Benedikt Ringbeck, Bernd Göckener, Elke Eilebrecht, Lena Kosak and Sebastian Eilebrecht
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:100
  2. To ensure a high level of public health and environmental protection, authorities that deliver scientific expertise to inform decision-makers and the public at large need to be independent from external stakeh...

    Authors: Guillaume Karr, Giovanni Prete, Soraya Duboc and Denis Zmirou-Navier
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:96
  3. Olive Mill Wastewater (OMWW) is produced in large quantities and contains high levels of nutrients that can be reused for irrigation, reducing the demand for freshwater resources. However, OMWW is phytotoxic a...

    Authors: Raid Alrowais, Rania Saber Yousef, Osama konsowa Ahmed, Mohamed Mahmoud-Aly, Mahmoud M. Abdel daiem and Noha Said
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:95
  4. Non-target screening of surface water samples collected over an extended period can reveal interesting temporal patterns in exposome-related pollutants. Additionally, geographical data on pollution sources clo...

    Authors: Dagny Aurich, Philippe Diderich, Rick Helmus and Emma L. Schymanski
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:94
  5. This paper reviews the ongoing failure of hybrid transgenic Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton unique to India. The underlying cause for this failure is the high cost of hybrid seed that imposes a suboptimal long...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Peter E. Kenmore and Luigi Ponti
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:93
  6. Precisely predicting the water levels of rivers is critical for planning and supporting flood hazard and risk assessments and maintaining navigation, irrigation, and water withdrawal for urban areas and indust...

    Authors: Zsolt Vizi, Bálint Batki, Luca Rátki, Szabolcs Szalánczi, István Fehérváry, Péter Kozák and Tímea Kiss
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:92
  7. The present case study considers fuel base substitution in operation of actual district heating system and in other scenario replacing of district heating system by individual heating system in each apartment ...

    Authors: Jozef Salva, Juraj Poništ, Oqil Rasulov, Marián Schwarz, Miroslav Vanek and Michal Sečkár
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:91
  8. Many studies have investigated short-term peak concentrations of pesticides in surface waters resulting from agricultural uses. However, we lack information to what extent pesticides reoccur over medium (> 4 d...

    Authors: Larissa Z. Herrmann, Sascha Bub, Jakob Wolfram, Sebastian Stehle, Lara L. Petschick and Ralf Schulz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:90
  9. In recent years, there has been growing interest in public valuation for forest ecosystem services in policymaking. This paper investigates the public’s perception of the Czech forest ecosystem services, i.e.,...

    Authors: Ratna Chrismiari Purwestri, Petra Palátová, Miroslav Hájek, Roman Dudík, Vilém Jarský and Marcel Riedl
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:89
  10. This study aimed to optimize the production of bio-oil from Leucaena leucocephala wood using a fluidized bed reactor. Response surface methodology was used to optimize the fast pyrolysis through three operational...

    Authors: S. Clemente-Castro, A. Palma, M. Ruiz-Montoya, I. Giráldez and M. J. Díaz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:88
  11. Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) exposure has a negative impact on the environment and biological health. However, the relationship between PFOS exposure and diabetes in adults is not clear.

    Authors: Keliang Liu, Linqing Sun, Haiming Xu, Sirui Li, Lei Sun, Yuhui Tian and Zhihong Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:87
  12. Currently, active chlorine is considered the most effective treatment for preventing biofouling of structures in contact with seawater. This compound falls under the scope of the EU Biocidal Products Regulatio...

    Authors: Said Kinani, Salma Achawi, Sylvaine Ronga-Pezeret, Aleksandra Piotrowski, Christine Gauthey-Lapize, Ilse Tonk, Mira Wenker and Fabrice Nesslany
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:86
  13. The bioaccumulation of some heavy metals in coaster waters directly affects the ecosystem and human beings. Thus, the objectives of this study are to evaluate the interaction between fish and coastal water and...

    Authors: Raymond L. Njinga, Adebiyi S. Adebayo and Ayodele P. Olufemi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:85
  14. Risks of adverse ecological effects of copper (Cu) consider of water quality parameters were not fully understood in China. Here, a national-scale exposure of Cu in Chinese surface water was investigated, and ...

    Authors: Wei Liao, Yutao Zheng, Chenglian Feng, Wenjun Zhong, Ziwei Zhu, Huiyu Xie, Wenpan Li, Xiaowei Jin and John P. Giesy
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:84
  15. The public understanding of environmental issues, such as chemical pollution due to flooding, is reflected and shaped by media representations and how these issues are framed. This study aims to identify how l...

    Authors: Carolin Völker, Thomas Friedrich, Matthias W. Kleespies, Oskar Marg and Sabrina Schiwy
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:83
  16. Cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase (CKX) is a key regulatory enzyme for the irreversible degradation of the plant hormone cytokinin (CK), which is important in growth and development and response to abiotic stres...

    Authors: Mengyue Liu, Yupeng Cui, Fanjia Peng, Shuai Wang, Ruifeng Cui, Xiaoyu Liu, Yuexin Zhang, Hui Huang, Yapeng Fan, Tiantian Jiang, Xixian Feng, Yuqian Lei, Kesong Ni, Mingge Han, Wenhua Chen, Yuan Meng…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:82
  17. Freshwater ecosystem degradation and biodiversity decline are strongly associated with intensive agricultural practices. Simultaneously occurring agricultural stressors can interact in complex ways, preventing...

    Authors: Marie V. Brasseur, Dominik Buchner, Leoni Mack, Verena C. Schreiner, Ralf B. Schäfer, Florian Leese and Christoph Mayer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:81
  18. Beyond climate change, the planet faces several other environmental challenges that are at least as threatening, such as the loss of biodiversity. In each case, the problems are driven by similar factors, such...

    Authors: Felix Ekardt, Philipp Günther, Katharina Hagemann, Beatrice Garske, Katharine Heyl and Raphael Weyland
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:80
  19. The United Nations Food Systems Summit and the European Green Deal have prompted various policy and regulatory initiatives aiming to transition agricultural practices to become more sustainable. An array of ag...

    Authors: Laura Green, Elise Webb, Elizabeth Johnson, Sarah Wynn and Christian Bogen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:79

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  20. Current regulatory discussions about microplastics are often questioned based on a lack of data indicating high ecotoxic hazards of these particles within standard and recognized definitions. Moreover, there i...

    Authors: Anderson Abel de Souza Machado, Nesar Ghadernezhad and Justyna Wolinska
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:78
  21. Disinfectants and preservatives used as biocides may contain or release active substances (a.s.) that can form by-products with the surrounding matrices during their application which may be released into the ...

    Authors: Muhammad Usman, Michael Hüben, Stefan Hahn, Stefanie Wieck, Anja Kehrer-Berger, Volker Linnemann and Thomas Wintgens
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:77
  22. Misinformation has always existed, but it became a major preoccupation during the COVID-19 pandemic due to its ability to affect public health choices, decisions, and policy. In their article, “Misinformation ...

    Authors: Michael N. Antoniou, Claire Robinson, Irina Castro and Angelika Hilbeck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:76
  23. Increasing production and use of chemicals and awareness of their impact on ecosystems and humans has led to large interest for broadening the knowledge on the chemical status of the environment and human heal...

    Authors: Juliane Hollender, Emma L. Schymanski, Lutz Ahrens, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Frederic Béen, Lubertus Bijlsma, Andrea M. Brunner, Alberto Celma, Aurelie Fildier, Qiuguo Fu, Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Ruben Gil-Solsona, Peter Haglund, Martin Hansen, Sarit Kaserzon, Anneli Kruve…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:75
  24. We conducted a comprehensive investigation into the protective roles of boron (B) against trichloroacetic acid (TCA)-induced hepatotoxicity by assessing TCA exposure in vivo and exploring the potential mechani...

    Authors: Chong Wang, Ying Shi, Wen Gu, Chao Wang, Yongjun Xu, Li Li, Lixia Zhang, Shaoping Zhang, Hong Zhi, Hongjie Ruan, Jian Kong, Lian Duan and Song Tang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:74
  25. Lifetime (or long-term) exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of premature death. This association might persist even at low air pollutant concentrations level. The objective was to de...

    Authors: Ondřej Machaczka, Vítězslav Jiřík, Tereza Janulková, Jiří Michalík, Grzegorz Siemiatkowski, Leszek Osrodka, Ewa Krajny and Jan Topinka
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:73
  26. Information on transformation and persistence of chemical substances in the environment is important for hazard and risk assessment within a regulatory context or as a decision criterion in a safe and sustaina...

    Authors: Silvia Berkner and Ute Brandt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:72
  27. Toxicity of single pollutants or microplastics (MPs) on organisms have been widely reported. However, their combined toxicity with boron has not been investigated. This study examined effects of individual pol...

    Authors: Jian Yang, Samaneh Karbalaei, Shallal M. Hussein, Ahmad Fahad Ahmad, Tony R. Walker and Kobra Salimi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:71
  28. The aim of environmental risk assessment (ERA) for pesticides is to protect ecosystems by ensuring that specific protection goals (SPGs) are met. The ERA follows a prospective tiered approach, starting with th...

    Authors: Duquesne Sabine, Brendel Stephan, Hönemann Linda, Konschak Marco, Solé Magali, Wogram Joern and Pieper Silvia
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:70
  29. Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) can be characterized as an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDCs). It has been widely used as a brominated flame retardant in industrial products. EDCs have effects on female reprod...

    Authors: Myoungjoo Koo, Inyoung Kang, Jin Hyun Jun and Jaewang Lee
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:69
  30. This study investigated the potential of utilizing both the draw and feed solutions resulting from fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for hydroponic crop cultivation. Synthetic brackish groundwater of 2500 ppm w...

    Authors: Mohamed Bassiouny, Yasmine Abdel Maksoud, Fahad Kimera, Khaled Bahader and Hani Sewilam
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:68
  31. Persistence assessment is a cornerstone of chemical hazard and risk assessment in numerous regulatory frameworks, as the longevity of a substance in the environment relates to exposure and ultimately the risk ...

    Authors: Alberto Martin-Aparicio, Louise Camenzuli, Christopher Hughes, Emma Pemberton, David Saunders, Neil Wang and Delina Y. Lyon
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:67
  32. High soil evaporation levels are a major contributor to loss of soil moisture in arid and semiarid regions globally. Therefore, it is important to use effective measures to slow the evaporation from farmland s...

    Authors: Weiying Feng, Tengke Wang, Fang Yang, Rui Cen, Haiqing Liao and Zhongyi Qu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:66
  33. Worldwide observations point to a two-stage theory of disease called Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT): Stage I, Initiation by an acute high-level or repeated lower-level chemical exposures, followed by S...

    Authors: Claudia S. Miller, Raymond F. Palmer, David Kattari, Shahir Masri, Nicholas A. Ashford, Rodolfo Rincon, Roger B. Perales, Carl Grimes and Dana R. Sundblad
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:65
  34. Membrane filtration exhibit operational limitations such as biofouling, which leads to concentration polarization and reduces permeability and selectivity, despite advantages such as low operating cost, high s...

    Authors: Atef El Jery, Amimul Ahsan, Saad Sh. Sammen, Abdallah Shanableh, Dinesh Sain, Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel, Md. Alhaz Uddin, Mohammed Abdul Jaleel Maktoof, Md. Shafiquzzaman and Nadhir Al-Ansari
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:64
  35. Fungicides are frequently used in agriculture and can enter freshwater ecosystems through multiple pathways. The negative impacts of fungicides on microorganisms, fungi in particular, and their functions such ...

    Authors: Romana K. Salis, Verena C. Schreiner, Andrey Rozenberg, Katharina Ohler, Patrick Baudy-Groh, Ralf B. Schäfer and Florian Leese
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:62
  36. Contamination of heavy metals and antibiotics would threaten the water and soil resources. Phytoremediation can be potentially used to remediate metal and antibiotics contaminated sites. The current study was ...

    Authors: Mohammed Taha Moustafa Hussien Hamad
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:61
  37. In recent years, taking medicine has been increasing around the world due to population growth and the spread of disease. Antibiotics as a kind of these medicines include about 10 to 15% of drug consumption. S...

    Authors: Saber Babaee Zadvarzi and Ali Akbar Amooey
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:60
  38. Although green technology innovation is an important means to balance the environment and economy, few studies have analyzed the employment effects of green technology innovation in developing countries. There...

    Authors: Ziwen He, Ziyang Chen and Xiao Feng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:59
  39. Because of global climate change, extreme flood events are expected to increase in quantity and intensity in the upcoming decades. In catchments affected by ore mining, flooding leads to the deposition of fine...

    Authors: Alexandra Weber, Stefanie Wolf, Nadine Becker, Leonie Märker-Neuhaus, Piero Bellanova, Catrina Brüll, Henner Hollert, Elena-Maria Klopries, Holger Schüttrumpf and Frank Lehmkuhl
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:58
  40. The default values in the models used for environmental risk assessment are mostly more than a decade old. Market developments, structural and legal changes lead to adaptions of animal husbandry and manure man...

    Authors: Julia Steinhoff-Wagner, Rafael Hernán Mateus-Vargas, Ruth Haupt and Céline Heinemann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:57
  41. The drastic change in an ecosystem as a threshold phenomenon caused by abrupt changes in environmental conditions is a focus of current ecological research. However, the study of ecological thresholds has gene...

    Authors: Jingyi Chen, Shuping Wang, Zhenguang Yan, Xin Zhao, Meiping Feng, Jing Wang and Quan Zhou
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:56
  42. The need for sustainable production, efficient use of resources, energy efficiency and reduction in CO2 emission are currently the main drivers that are transforming the European process industry besides Industry...

    Authors: Tugce Akyazi, Aitor Goti, Felix Bayón, Michael Kohlgrüber and Antonius Schröder
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:54
  43. Pyrethroids have been widely used in the United States and worldwide. Few studies examined the effect of pyrethroids exposure on sleep problems among adolescents.

    Authors: Long Zhou, Guangzhen Li, Xia Chen, Lei Zuo, Mingliang Liu, Chunxia Jing, Li Chen, Haiyan Chen, Sihui Peng and Guang Hao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:53
  44. Freshwater is an essential resource used to generate electricity at coal-fired power plants. Previous literature has shown that a few states in Malaysia will face a high risk of water stress. Hence, coal-fired...

    Authors: Nurul Hani Mardi, Lee Woen Ean, Marlinda Abdul Malek, Kok Hua Chua and Ali Najah Ahmed
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:52
  45. Glyphosate (GLY), the most widely used herbicide in the world, is frequently detected in various environmental matrices, including soil, the foundation of agriculture. In practice, more than 2000 GLY-based her...

    Authors: Szandra Klátyik, Gergely Simon, Marianna Oláh, Robin Mesnage, Michael N. Antoniou, Johann G. Zaller and András Székács
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:51

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