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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

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

  7. 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

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

  8. 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

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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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

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

  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

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

  30. The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the monitoring of biota—preferably fish—to check the compliance of tissue concentrations of priority substances (PS) against substance-specific environment...

    Authors: Heinz Rüdel, Verena Kosfeld, Annette Fliedner, Georg Radermacher, Christian Schlechtriem, Anja Duffek, Caren Rauert and Jan Koschorreck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:138
  31. Climate change is safe to be one of the biggest challenges of mankind. Human activities, especially the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thus to ...

    Authors: Doris Klingelhöfer, Ruth Müller, Markus Braun, Dörthe Brüggmann and David A. Groneberg
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:137
  32. Toxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) has been studied frequently due to a rise in application in various products. Various studies on AgNP toxicity with terrestrial and aquatic organisms confirmed their neg...

    Authors: Xin Zhang and Juliane Filser
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:136
  33. Integrated steelmaking is known to emit coarse airborne ‘nuisance’ dust (10–100 µm) to the production site and in the local environs. We present a method to quantitatively analyse the provenance, mineralogical...

    Authors: James A. Small, Corrie J. G. van Hoek, Katrin Schollbach, Elmira Moosavi-Khoonsari, Frank J. L. van der Does, Stefan Melzer, Tako P. R. de Jong, Tilly de Bie, Rob A. Versfeld, Michiel de Roo and Sieger R. van der Laan
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:135
  34. Environmental magnetism, focusing on ferrimagnetic iron oxides, provides useful additional information on pollution of different environments. Magnetic methods have been applied to studies of atmospheric dust,...

    Authors: Eduard Petrovský, Aleš Kapička, Hana Grison, Bohumil Kotlík and Hana Miturová
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:134
  35. Household and personal care products (H&PCPs) are used frequently in the domestic environment. Different types of H&PCPs often contain the same chemicals and have potential for aggregate exposure. Therefore, p...

    Authors: Eun Jeong Han, KeunOh Choi, Seunghye Sim, Junyeong Choi, Yoonhee Uhm, Soonbok Kim, Eunkyung Lim and YoungJoo Lee
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:133
  36. The insertion of a transgene into a plant organism can, in addition to the intended effects, lead to unintended effects in the plants. To uncover such effects, we compared maize grains of two genetically modif...

    Authors: Sina-Elisabeth Ben Ali, Agnes Draxler, Diana Poelzl, Sarah Agapito-Tenfen, Rupert Hochegger, Alexander G. Haslberger and Christian Brandes
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:132
  37. This study aims to describe and test a tiered approach for assessing compliance to Environmental Quality standards (EQSs) for priority substances in biota in line with the European Water Framework Directive. T...

    Authors: Marc Babut, Benoit J. D. Ferrari, Patrick Jame, Azziz Assoumani, François Lestremau, Nicolas Hette-Tronquart, Cécile Miege and Olivier Perceval
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:131
  38. Benthic invertebrate communities are an integral and longstanding component of stream biomonitoring. However, multiple stressors driven by global change threaten benthic invertebrate communities. In particular...

    Authors: Phillip J. Haubrock, Francesca Pilotto and Peter Haase
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:129
  39. Environmental contamination by mercury is and will continue to be a serious risk for human health. Pollution of the terrestrial environment is particularly important as it is a place of human life and food pro...

    Authors: Barbara Gworek, Wojciech Dmuchowski and Aneta H. Baczewska-Dąbrowska
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:128
  40. OECD TG 309 “Aerobic Mineralisation in Surface Water” (OECD Test Guideline 309 (2004)) is currently used in regulation for the assessment of the persistence of chemicals in surface water. The test is performed...

    Authors: Dieter Hennecke, Jan Hassink, Judith Klein and Mike Kruse
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:127
  41. Lupin is a promising legume crop, belongs to the Fabaceae (or Leguminosae) family. Lupin production for traditional and functional foods or animal feed is limited, due to the content of toxic quinolizidine (QA)s ...

    Authors: Jawameer R. Hama and Bjarne W. Strobel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:126
  42. Road transport is an important contributor to the European Union’s total greenhouse gas emissions. This study aims at summarizing methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) exhaust emissions from L-category, light-dut...

    Authors: Michaël Clairotte, Ricardo Suarez-Bertoa, Alessandro A. Zardini, Barouch Giechaskiel, Jelica Pavlovic, Victor Valverde, Biagio Ciuffo and Covadonga Astorga
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:125
  43. To assess the Volturno River pollution and its environmental impact on the Tyrrhenian Sea (Central Mediterranean Sea) caused by Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), 32 PCBs an...

    Authors: Paolo Montuori, Elvira De Rosa, Pasquale Sarnacchiaro, Fabiana Di Duca, Donatella Paola Provvisiero, Antonio Nardone and Maria Triassi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:123
  44. The Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) test with the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo, the OECD test guideline (TG) 236, has been designed as an alternative for acute fish toxicity testing such as the OECD Acute Fish...

    Authors: Rebecca von Hellfeld, Katharina Brotzmann, Lisa Baumann, Ruben Strecker and Thomas Braunbeck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:122
  45. Cryptosporidium is a waterborne global pathogen causing diarrhea primarily in infants and immunocompromised individuals. The Philippines is a tropical country susceptible to the influences of climate change and w...

    Authors: Frederick R. Masangkay, Giovanni D. Milanez, Voravuth Somsak, Manas Kotepui, Jitbanjong Tangpong and Panagiotis Karanis
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:121

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