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  1. Central European riverine networks are subject to widely varying local anthropogenic pressures, forcing species with limited dispersal abilities to adapt or become locally extinct. Previous catchment-wide stud...

    Authors: Martin Grethlein, Lars Pelikan, Andrea Dombrowski, Jana Kabus, Jörg Oehlmann, Alexander Weigand and Jonas Jourdan
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:113
  2. Epidemiological evidence regarding the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is inconclusive because NO2 assays measure nitrous acid (HONO) as NO2. Epidemiol...

    Authors: Masayuki Ohyama, Kenichi Azuma, Chika Minejima, Norimichi Takenaka and Shuichi Adachi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:112
  3. The leaching of substances and the ecotoxic effects of eluates were studied for joint grouts that are based on various types of binders. Eight products, two of them containing either epoxy resin, polybutadiene...

    Authors: Ute Schoknecht, Ute Kalbe, Ines Heisterkamp, Martina Kretzschmar, Stefan Gartiser, Oliver Happel and Outi Ilvonen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:111
  4. Oxidative treatment methods are valuable tools for the microbial safety of drinking water. However, the reaction of oxidants with natural substances or anthropogenic contaminants present in the raw water can p...

    Authors: Amandine Michel, Dominic Armbruster, Angelika Benz-Birck, Nina Deppermann, Reinhard Doetzer, Markus Flörs, Markus Frericks, Shanghua Li, Sebastian Gebler, Tom Schröder and Wolfram Seitz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:110
  5. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem; especially the multidrug-resistant bacteria are a serious and fatal problem in the intensive care unit. Interestingly, biosynthesized silver nanoparticles are the pro...

    Authors: A. B. Abeer Mohammed, Mona Mohamed Abd Elhamid, Magdy Kamal Mohammed Khalil, Abdallah Soubhy Ali and Rateb Nabil Abbas
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:109
  6. The flood event in July 2021 in the uplands of the Eifel-Ardennes mountains in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and their foreland was caused by heavy rainfall and resulted in one of the largest flood disa...

    Authors: Frank Lehmkuhl, Holger Schüttrumpf, Jan Schwarzbauer, Catrina Brüll, Michael Dietze, Peter Letmathe, Carolin Völker and Henner Hollert
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:107
  7. Various nano-enabled agrochemicals are being extensively used for soil remediation and to boost crop production by increasing the nutrient efficiency of fertilizers. However, understanding of their potential r...

    Authors: Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Mubashara Amin, Muhammad Shahid, Iftikhar Ahmad, Samina Khalid, Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Asif Naeem and Naeem Shahid
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:106
  8. In this paper potential dam sites were identified using remote sensing and GIS. Determinant factors viz., precipitation, slope, flow accumulation, soil texture, land use, and geology were analyzed in the GIS d...

    Authors: Zhihao Fu, Imran Ahmad, Assefa Fenta, Mithas Ahmad Dar, Afera Halefom Teka, Amanuel Zewdu Belew, Aserat Teshome, Minwagaw Damtie, Habtamu Nega, Tesfa Gebrie Andualem, Marshet Berhan, Diress Yigezu Tenagashaw and Eusman Ebrahim Shumey
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:105
  9. The NORMAN Association (https://​www.​norman-network.​com/​) initiated the NORMAN Suspect List Exchange (NORMAN-SLE;

    Authors: Hiba Mohammed Taha, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Hans Peter H. Arp, Richard Bade, Nancy Baker, Lidia Belova, Lubertus Bijlsma, Evan E. Bolton, Werner Brack, Alberto Celma, Wen-Ling Chen, Tiejun Cheng, Parviel Chirsir, Ľuboš Čirka…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:104
  10. Aggregations of cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs are commonly associated with surface blooms, but may also occur in the metalimnion as subsurface or deep chlorophyll maxima. Metalimnetic cyanobacteria blo...

    Authors: Chenxi Mi, David P. Hamilton, Marieke A. Frassl, Tom Shatwell, Xiangzhen Kong, Bertram Boehrer, Yiping Li, Jan Donner and Karsten Rinke
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:102
  11. In 2015, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world committed to phasing out from all its products and processes worldwide any substances declared by the European Chemicals Agency to be of very high ...

    Authors: Éva Ujaczki, Véronique Stark-Rogel, Martin Olbrich, Michaela Fuetsch and Jan Backmann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:101
  12. A variety of anthropogenic stressors influences the ecological status of rivers wordwide. Important stressors include elevated concentrations of nutrients, salt ions, heavy metals and other pollutants, habitat...

    Authors: Nele Markert, Barbara Guhl and Christian K. Feld
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:100
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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