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Progress in Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry and Ecology

Dr Michael Eisinger, Prof. Henner Hollert, Dr Nadine Ruchter, Prof Bernd Sures, Dr Sonja Zimmermann

  1. Research

    Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part I of III: exposure to aluminum, release of aluminum, tolerable weekly intake (TWI), toxicological effects of aluminum, study design, and methods

    In spite of the prevalence of aluminum in nature, no organism has been found to date which requires this element for its biological functions. The possible health risks to human beings resulting from uptake of...

    Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:19

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  2. Research

    Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part II of III: migration of aluminum from drinking bottles and moka pots made of aluminum to beverages

    Drinking bottles and stove-top moka pots made of aluminum have become very popular. Storing drinks in bottles and preparing coffee in a moka pot may result in the migration of aluminum to the beverage.

    Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:18

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  3. Research

    Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part III of III: migration of aluminum to food from camping dishes and utensils made of aluminum

    When cooking on a barbecue grill, consumers often use aluminum grill pans. For one, the pan catches the fats and oils that would drip into the embers causing the formation of potentially noxious smoke, and the...

    Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:17

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  4. Commentary

    Green Toxicology: a strategy for sustainable chemical and material development

    Green Toxicology refers to the application of predictive toxicology in the sustainable development and production of new less harmful materials and chemicals, subsequently reducing waste and exposure. Built up...

    Sarah E. Crawford, Thomas Hartung, Henner Hollert, Björn Mathes, Bennard van Ravenzwaay, Thomas Steger-Hartmann, Christoph Studer and Harald F. Krug

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:16

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Commentary

    Revising REACH guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment for engineered nanomaterials for aquatic ecotoxicity endpoints: recommendations from the EnvNano project

    The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is in the process of revising its guidance documents on how to address the challenges of ecotoxicological testing of nanomaterials. In these revisions, outset is taken in th...

    Steffen Foss Hansen, Sara Nørgaard Sørensen, Lars Michael Skjolding, Nanna B. Hartmann and Anders Baun

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:14

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  6. Research

    Influence of environmental factors on biodegradation of quinalphos by Bacillus thuringiensis

    The extensive and intensive uses of organophosphorus insecticide—quinalphos in agriculture, pose a health hazard to animals, humans, and environment because of its persistence in the soil and crops. However, t...

    Venkata Subba Reddy Gangireddygari, Praveen Kumar Kalva, Khayalethu Ntushelo, Manjunatha Bangeppagari, Arnaud Djami Tchatchou and Rajasekhar Reddy Bontha

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:11

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  7. Research

    Water quality assessment in the “German River of the years 2014/2015”: how a case study on the impact of a storm water sedimentation basin displayed impairment of fish health in the Argen River (Southern Germany)

    The present work investigates the impact of discharges from a storm water sedimentation basin (SSB) receiving runoff from a connected motorway in southern Germany. The study lasted for almost two years and was...

    Paul Thellmann, Bertram Kuch, Karl Wurm, Heinz-R. Köhler and Rita Triebskorn

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:10

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  8. Research

    Validation data for the determination of perchlorate in water using ion chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection

    Perchlorate salts are relatively stable, soluble in water, and migrate into groundwater sources. Groundwater is an essential source for drinking water suppliers. Perchlorate bears health risks as it is identif...

    Maike A. Seiler, Detlef Jensen, Udo Neist, Ursula K. Deister and Franz Schmitz

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:18

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  9. Research

    Amphibians and plant-protection products: what research and action is needed?

    The majority of Swiss amphibians are threatened. There is a range of factors which have been discussed as possible causes for their decline, including plant protection products (PPPs).

    Annette Aldrich, Marion Junghans, Caroline Aeberli, Carsten A. Brühl, Franz Streissl and Benedikt R. Schmidt

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:17

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  10. Commentary

    Effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honey bee colonies: a response to the field study by Pilling et al. (2013)

    Our assessment of the multi-year overwintering study by Pilling et al. (2013) revealed a number of major deficiencies regarding the study design, the protocol and the evaluation of results. Colonies were expos...

    Peter Paul Hoppe, Anton Safer, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers, Jean-Marc Bonmatin, Dave Goulson, Randolph Menzel and Boris Baer

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:28

    Published on: 6 November 2015

  11. Review

    The value of zebrafish as an integrative model in effect-directed analysis - a review

    Bioassays play a central role in effect-directed analysis (EDA), and their selection and application have to consider rather specific aspects of this approach. Meanwhile, bioassays with zebrafish, an establish...

    Carolina Di Paolo, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Steffen Keiter, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Werner Brack and Henner Hollert

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:8

    Published on: 14 March 2015

  12. Research

    The European technical report on aquatic effect-based monitoring tools under the water framework directive

    The Water Framework Directive (WFD), 2000/60/EC, requires an integrated approach to the monitoring and assessment of the quality of surface water bodies. The chemical status assessment is based on compliance w...

    Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Mario Carere, Chiara Maggi, Petr Tusil, Premysl Soldan, Alice James, Wilfried Sanchez, Valeria Dulio, Katja Broeg, Georg Reifferscheid, Sebastian Buchinger, Hannie Maas, Esther Van Der Grinten, Simon O’Toole, Antonella Ausili, Loredana Manfra…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:7

    Published on: 11 March 2015

  13. Discussion

    Bioaccumulation in aquatic systems: methodological approaches, monitoring and assessment

    Bioaccumulation, the accumulation of a chemical in an organism relative to its level in the ambient medium, is of major environmental concern. Thus, monitoring chemical concentrations in biota are widely and i...

    Sabine Schäfer, Georgia Buchmeier, Evelyn Claus, Lars Duester, Peter Heininger, Andrea Körner, Philipp Mayer, Albrecht Paschke, Caren Rauert, Georg Reifferscheid, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Christa Schröter-Kermani, Dieter Schudoma, Foppe Smedes, Dieter Steffen…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

    Published on: 27 January 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:14

  14. Research

    Naturally toxic: natural substances used in personal care products

    Nature offers an incredible diversity of chemical compounds that boast a wide array of physiological effects. Many natural substances are employed in personal care products. Which of these natural substances a...

    Ursula Klaschka

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:1

    Published on: 14 January 2015

  15. Research

    A multi-disciplinarily designed mesocosm to address the complex flow-sediment-ecology tripartite relationship on the microscale

    The stabilization of fine sediments via biofilms (‘biostabilization’) has various economic and ecological implications but is presently unaddressed within lotic waters. To investigate natural biofilm growth an...

    Holger Schmidt, Moritz Thom, Kerstin Matthies, Sebastian Behrens, Ursula Obst, Silke Wieprecht and Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:2

    Published on: 14 January 2015

  16. Research

    The potential benefits and limitations of different test procedures to determine the effects of Ag nanomaterials and AgNO3 on microbial nitrogen transformation in soil

    The procedure described in The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) test guideline (TG) 216 is used to assess the effects of chemicals on microbial nitrogen transformation in soil, and...

    Kerstin Hund-Rinke and Karsten Schlich

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:28

    Published on: 9 October 2014

  17. Research

    Environmental impacts of nanomaterials: providing comprehensive information on exposure, transport and ecotoxicity - the project DaNa2.0

    Assessing the impact of new technologies or newly developed substances on our environment is a challenge, even more so if the applied test methods - both toxicological and analytical - are often found to be in...

    Dana Kühnel, Clarissa Marquardt, Katja Nau, Harald F Krug, Björn Mathes and Christoph Steinbach

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:21

    Published on: 2 October 2014

  18. Editorial

    Progress in ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry and ecology

    This Editorial introduces a series of papers on ‘Progress in ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry and ecology’ and was initiated in the context of the Joint SETAC GLB/GDCh Annual Meeting 2013 at the Universi...

    Bernd Sures, Nadine Ruchter, Sonja Zimmermann, Michael Eisinger and Henner Hollert

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:23

    Published on: 27 August 2014

  19. Discussion

    Comparative assessment of plant protection products: how many cases will regulatory authorities have to answer?

    The substitution principle has been included in the EU pesticides legislation as a new element. Comparative assessments will have to be conducted for all uses of plant protection products (PPPs) that contain a...

    Michael Faust, Carolina Vogs, Stefanie Rotter, Janina Wöltjen, Andreas Höllrigl-Rosta, Thomas Backhaus and Rolf Altenburger

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:11

    Published on: 28 June 2014