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  1. Pesticide contamination to water, continues to raise ecotoxicological and human concerns. Studying the application of green adsorbents for removing pesticides from water can significantly reduce ecotoxicologic...

    Authors: Lartey-Young George, Limin Ma, Weiwei Zhang and Guodong Yao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:21
  2. Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have received increasing scientific and political attention in recent years. Several thousand commercially produced compounds are used in numerous products and ...

    Authors: Hubertus Brunn, Gottfried Arnold, Wolfgang Körner, Gerd Rippen, Klaus Günter Steinhäuser and Ingo Valentin
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:20

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:30

  3. Environmental contamination of rubber from waste tyres poses a risk to the environment. Rubber particles from tyres enter the environment due to the abrasiveness of the road surface. The aim of the scientific ...

    Authors: Dagmar Samešová, Juraj Poništ, Helena Hybská, Adam Pochyba, Marián Schwarz and Jozef Salva
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:19
  4. The interactions between rhizosphere microbial community and ephemeral desert plants strongly affect the ecological protection, restoration and reconstruction in deserts. Ephemeral desert plants as the pioneer...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Weiguo Liu, Tingwen Huang and Yaru Yang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:18
  5. Maleic acid polymer scale inhibitor is a new domestic seawater desalination scale inhibitor. This study tested the acute oral toxicity, sub-chronic toxicity and genotoxicity of this new inhibitor. The LD50 obtain...

    Authors: Lian Duan, Yimin Li, Wen Gu, Chao Wang, Ying Shi, Hongbin Yang, Mengmeng Wang, Yuehan Long, Song Tang, Jian Kong, Shaoping Zhang, Lixia Zhang, Lei Wei, Chong Wang and Kai Lu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:17
  6. This paper describes a straightforward modeling procedure to derive ‘expected risk’ (ER) of chemical substances. Starting from proposed use volumes, intended uses, physical and chemical substance properties and t...

    Authors: Dik van de Meent, Dick de Zwart, Jaap Struijs, Joop L. M. Hermens, Nico M. van Straalen, Klaas H. den Haan, John R. Parsons, Pim de Voogt and Kees van Leeuwen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:16
  7. Extreme weather events and natural disasters such as floods can cause severe damage and impacts on catchment systems covering natural as well as urban, industrial or agricultural areas. Thus, floods often lead...

    Authors: Christina A. Schwanen, Jan Müller, Philipp Schulte and Jan Schwarzbauer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:15
  8. In Europe, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are subject to an authorization process including a mandatory risk assessment. According to the respective guidance by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)...

    Authors: Rafael Fonseca Benevenuto, Caroline Bedin Zanatta, Friedrich Waßmann, Michael F. Eckerstorfer and Sarah Zanon Agapito-Tenfen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:14
  9. Researchers are focused on the global issue of plastic contamination in agricultural soils because of the known effects of plastics on the soil ecosystem. Previous reviews did not pay attention to plastic sour...

    Authors: Ibrahim Sa’adu and Andrea Farsang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:13
  10. Laboratory tests and column tests were carried out in a waterwoks to investigate the removal of short- and long-chain PFAS using activated carbon filtration and ion exchange treatment. For all adsorbents, the ...

    Authors: Marcel Riegel, Brigitte Haist-Gulde and Frank Sacher
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:12
  11. Replacing hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives is essential for a toxic-free environment. To avoid regrettable substitution, a comparison of the entire spectrum of potential impacts of the candidate for...

    Authors: Monika Nendza, Stefan Hahn, Michael Klein, Ursula Klaschka and Silke Gabbert
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:11
  12. The objective is to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality, controlling CO2 emissions is a primary problem to be solved in the current environmental protection field. Eliminating the environmental pollution of dye...

    Authors: Song Wang, Tingting Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Yumeng Hua, Jiali Dou, Xuecheng Chen and Sanxi Li
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:9
  13. Agricultural products are frequently co-contaminated by mycotoxins and pesticides. Most studies have only focused on the single toxicities of these chemicals, while their combined effects are neglected. Theref...

    Authors: Shuai Zhang, Xuan Liu, Lu Lv, Chuande Liu, Ting Luo, Hongmei Zhu, Jinjie Zhang and Yanhua Wang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:8
  14. The release of hazardous compounds from construction products can harm human health and the environment. To improve the sustainability of construction materials, the leaching of substances from construction pr...

    Authors: Ines Heisterkamp, Stefan Gartiser, Ute Schoknecht, Oliver Happel, Ute Kalbe, Martina Kretzschmar and Outi Ilvonen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:7
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic has had many deep social and economic impacts that go beyond health issues. One consequence is that the pandemic has made it even harder to mobilize the financial resources needed to purs...

    Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Aprajita Minhas, Birgit Schmook, Sofia Mardero, Ayyoob Sharifi, Shlomit Paz, Marina Kovaleva, Maria Cristina Albertini and Antonis Skouloudis
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:6
  16. In 2020, the European Commission published the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) in which it aims to increase the level of protection for human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals. Par...

    Authors: Romain Figuière, Flora Borchert, Ian T. Cousins and Marlene Ågerstrand
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:5
  17. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, resulting in serious cardiovascular diseases. Air pollution may cause heart rate disturbance, but there is no clear or consistent evidence that short-ter...

    Authors: Chengwei Lin, Jia Li, Wanyanhan Jiang, Xi Gao, Yi He and Lian Yang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:4
  18. Large numbers of chemicals and products thereof are used in our daily routine to ensure a good quality of life. Substances may even serve as raw materials to produce daily life articles including electronic ha...

    Authors: Laura H. Lütjens, Sascha Pawlowski, Maurizio Silvani, Uwe Blumenstein and Ingo Richter
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:2
  19. Although China has been the main manufacturer and consumer of phthalate esters (PAEs), human health ambient water quality criteria (AWQCs) have not been proposed for these chemicals. In this study, the distrib...

    Authors: Shunhao Ai, Xiaonan Wang, Xiangyun Gao, Qianyun Xu, Ji Li and Zhengtao Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:1
  20. Agriculture, the world’s most dominant land use type, burdens freshwater biodiversity with a multitude of stressors such as diffuse pollution and hydromorphological alteration. However, it is difficult to dire...

    Authors: Christian Schürings, Christian K. Feld, Jochem Kail and Daniel Hering
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:124
  21. River basin specific pollutants (RBSPs) are supposedly a key tool to fulfil the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) goal of good ecological status in all European waterbodies. The RBSPs provide a tool to mana...

    Authors: Emma Undeman, Henrik Josefsson, Marlene Ågerstrand, Anna Sobek and Annika Nilsson
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:123
  22. With effective control of point source pollution, non-point source (NPS) pollution has been widely concerned as the primary reason for the improvement of global water environmental quality. Some bibliometric a...

    Authors: Zi-jian Xie, Chun Ye, Chun-hua Li, Xiao-gang Shi, Ying Shao and Wei Qi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:121
  23. Over the past few years, several alternative leather technologies have emerged and promise advantages over incumbent leathers with respect to sustainability despite most containing enough plastic to prevent sa...

    Authors: Ellie Williams, Katarzyna Cenian, Laura Golsteijn, Bill Morris and Matthew L. Scullin
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:120

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:38

  24. In this short article, we respond to a Commentary by Maack et al. (Environ Sci Eur 34:24, 2022) in which they challenge recommendations in Leverett et al. (Environ Sci Eur 33:133, 2021) for setting an aquatic ...

    Authors: Dean Leverett, Graham Merrington, Mark Crane and Iain Wilson
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:119
  25. Comammox (CMX) Nitrospira bacteria (NB) can accomplish ammonia oxidation independently, and their niche differentiation holds promise for their ecological and survival functions. In this work, the vertical niche ...

    Authors: Hang Ding, Mingzhi Zhou, Yuchun Wang, Mingming Hu, Jie Wen, Shanze Li, Yufei Bao and Jianwei Zhao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:118
  26. Ofloxacin (OFL) is stable and difficult to degrade. It has been detected in water, soil, and plants throughout the world. This study domesticated OFL-contaminated livestock manure soil with simplified carbon s...

    Authors: Yanhong Li, Jing Zhang, Naiqing Sha, Shen Tang, Yuqing Peng and Yao Zhao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:117
  27. Advanced/innovative materials are an undefined group of nano- and micro-particles encompassing diverse material compositions, structures and combinations. Due to their unique properties that enable specific fu...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Dirk Broßell, Sebastian Eilebrecht, Karsten Schlich, Ruben Schlinkert, Tim Steska, Carmen Wolf and Dana Kühnel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:116
  28. Several biomarkers developed from freshwater sentinel species are used to complement chemical assessment of freshwater ecosystems and improve the evaluation of their contamination levels. While active biomonit...

    Authors: Maxime Leprêtre, Alain Geffard, Mélissa Palos Ladeiro, Odile Dedourge-Geffard, Elise David, Laurence Delahaut, Isabelle Bonnard, Iris Barjhoux, Miguel Nicolaï, Patrice Noury, Anabelle Espeyte, Arnaud Chaumot, Davide Degli-Esposti, Olivier Geffard and Christelle Lopes
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:115
  29. In Morocco, fish is an important protein source especially, even not exclusively, for coastal communities and marketed fresh all along the coastline. One of the main targets of coastal artisanal fisheries is t...

    Authors: Ulrike Kammann, Jan-Dag Pohlmann, Fatima Wariaghli, Hajar Bourassi, Klara Regelsberger, Ahmed Yahyaoui and Reinhold Hanel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:114
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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