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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Review

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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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  32. Toxicants often occur simultaneously. Some combinations show synergistic combined effects that go far beyond what is predicted with current effect models. Up until now, only the combined additive effects of si...

    Authors: Matthias Liess, Sebastian Henz and Naeem Shahid

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:119

    Content type: Research

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  33. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins, dioxin-like chemicals and non-dioxin-like PCBs causing adverse effects to human health bio-accumulate through the food web due to their affinity for adipos...

    Authors: Johannes Haedrich, Claudia Stumpf and Michael S. Denison

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:118

    Content type: Research

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  34. In densely populated urban centers, increased air temperature due to urban heat island (UHI) effect can undermine the thermal comfort and health of citizens. Research has shown that large urban parks can mitig...

    Authors: Farshid Aram, Ebrahim Solgi, Ester Higueras Garcia and Amir Mosavi

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:117

    Content type: Research

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  35. Foliage residue decline data are used to refine the risk assessment for herbivorous birds and mammals foraging in fields treated with plant protection products. For evaluation, current EFSA guidance has a clea...

    Authors: Markus Ebeling and Klaus Hammel

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:116

    Content type: Research

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  36. Within the last decades, there has been increasing research on the occurrence of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in aquatic ecosystems due to their potential adverse effects on freshwater organisms and ri...

    Authors: Faith Jebiwot Kandie, Martin Krauss, Riccardo Massei, Akbar Ganatra, Ulrike Fillinger, Jeremias Becker, Matthias Liess, Baldwyn Torto and Werner Brack

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:115

    Content type: Research

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  37. The EU chemicals regulation “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals” (REACH) aims to reduce the usage of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) by firms. Therefore, a consumer ri...

    Authors: Julian Schenten, Mattheus Brenig, Martin Führ and Kilian Bizer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:114

    Content type: Discussion

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  38. Groundwater abstraction can cause a decline in the water table, and thereby affects surface streamflow connected to the aquifer, which may impair the sustainability of both the water resource itself and the ec...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Seonggyu Park, Ryan T. Bailey, Eugenio Molina-Navarro, Hans Estrup Andersen, Hans Thodsen, Anders Nielsen, Erik Jeppesen, Jacob Skødt Jensen, Jacob Birk Jensen and Dennis Trolle

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:113

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  39. Recycling the ever-increasing plastic waste has become an urgent global concern. One of the most convenient methods for plastic recycling is pyrolysis, owing to its environmentally friendly nature and its intr...

    Authors: Ahmed I. Osman, Charlie Farrell, Alaa H. Al-Muhtaseb, Ahmed S. Al-Fatesh, John Harrison and David W. Rooney

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:112

    Content type: Research

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  40. In this paper, the correct composition of Vizura is given and a note that the founded results concerning ecotoxicity of Vizura are of no relevance for the recommended application rates for Vizura.

    Authors: Gregor Pasda and Markus Schmid

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:111

    Content type: Commentary

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  41. Pollution by marine plastic debris becomes an increasing global concern. Characteristics of petroleum-based plastics pollution and its absorbed metals in Marina Beach, Chennai, in India are not reported yet. I...

    Authors: Thodhal Yoganandham Suman, Wei-Guo Li, Shaji Alif, Valappil Rahman Panangala Faris, Duvvuru Joshua Amarnath, Jun-Guo Ma and De-Sheng Pei

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:110

    Content type: Research

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  42. Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) have been in use for more than 60 years. As a result of their high thermal and chemical stability, they have found numerous applications in industrial processes. Howeve...

    Authors: Ute Windisch, Fabian Springer and Thorsten Stahl

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:108

    Content type: Research

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  43. Nitrogen (N) as a key input for crop production has adverse effects on the environment through emissions of reactive nitrogen. Less than 20% of the fertiliser nitrogen applied to agricultural land is actually ...

    Authors: Uwe Häußermann, Laura Klement, Lutz Breuer, Antje Ullrich, Gabriele Wechsung and Martin Bach

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:109

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Elisabetta Ceretti, Francesco Donato, Claudia Zani, Milena Villarini, Marco Verani, Antonella De Donno, Sara Bonetta, Donatella Feretti, Annalaura Carducci, Adele Idolo, Elisabetta Carraro, Loredana Covolo, Massimo Moretti, Giacomo Palomba, Tiziana Grassi, Alberto Bonetti…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:105

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:74

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