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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. Biocidal products are mixtures of one or more active substances (a.s.) and a broad range of formulation additives. There is regulatory guidance currently under development that will specify how the combined ef...

    Authors: Anja Coors, Pia Vollmar, Jennifer Heim, Frank Sacher and Anja Kehrer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2018 30:3
  2. This discussion is centralized around an incident that took place in the Belgian village Witry the 17th of September 2014. A tractor accident led to the discharge of an aqueous solution of the herbicide metaza...

    Authors: Pol Karier, Georges Kraus and Isabelle Kolber
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:25
  3. 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...

    Authors: Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:19
  4. 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.

    Authors: Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:18
  5. 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...

    Authors: Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn and Hubertus Brunn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:17
  6. 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...

    Authors: Sarah E. Crawford, Thomas Hartung, Henner Hollert, Björn Mathes, Bennard van Ravenzwaay, Thomas Steger-Hartmann, Christoph Studer and Harald F. Krug
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:16
  7. 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...

    Authors: Steffen Foss Hansen, Sara Nørgaard Sørensen, Lars Michael Skjolding, Nanna B. Hartmann and Anders Baun
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:14
  8. 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...

    Authors: Venkata Subba Reddy Gangireddygari, Praveen Kumar Kalva, Khayalethu Ntushelo, Manjunatha Bangeppagari, Arnaud Djami Tchatchou and Rajasekhar Reddy Bontha
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:11
  9. 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...

    Authors: Paul Thellmann, Bertram Kuch, Karl Wurm, Heinz-R. Köhler and Rita Triebskorn
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:10
  10. 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...

    Authors: Maike A. Seiler, Detlef Jensen, Udo Neist, Ursula K. Deister and Franz Schmitz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:18
  11. 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).

    Authors: Annette Aldrich, Marion Junghans, Caroline Aeberli, Carsten A. Brühl, Franz Streissl and Benedikt R. Schmidt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:17
  12. 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...

    Authors: Peter Paul Hoppe, Anton Safer, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers, Jean-Marc Bonmatin, Dave Goulson, Randolph Menzel and Boris Baer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:28
  13. 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...

    Authors: Carolina Di Paolo, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Steffen Keiter, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Werner Brack and Henner Hollert
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:8
  14. 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...

    Authors: 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…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:7
  15. 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...

    Authors: 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…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

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

  16. 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...

    Authors: Holger Schmidt, Moritz Thom, Kerstin Matthies, Sebastian Behrens, Ursula Obst, Silke Wieprecht and Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:2
  17. Microinjection was tested as a potentially powerful tool to introduce natural and anthropogenic pollutants directly into fish eggs to determine their toxicological impact on fish. With this technique, parental...

    Authors: Sophia Schubert, Nadia Keddig, Reinhold Hanel and Ulrike Kammann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:32
  18. Populations of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) are declining rapidly and are now considered below safe biological limits. High pollution levels are one of the possible reasons for this decline. Contaminant l...

    Authors: Barbara Guhl, Franz-Josef Stürenberg and Gerhard Santora
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:26
  19. 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...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke and Karsten Schlich
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:28
  20. 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...

    Authors: Dana Kühnel, Clarissa Marquardt, Katja Nau, Harald F Krug, Björn Mathes and Christoph Steinbach
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:21
  21. 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...

    Authors: Bernd Sures, Nadine Ruchter, Sonja Zimmermann, Michael Eisinger and Henner Hollert
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:23
  22. Many dyes can be considered emerging contaminants. The most widely used dyes belong to the class of azo compounds, some of which are known to have toxic and genotoxic properties. They are used in great quantit...

    Authors: Alyson Rogério Ribeiro and Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:22
  23. 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...

    Authors: Michael Faust, Carolina Vogs, Stefanie Rotter, Janina Wöltjen, Andreas Höllrigl-Rosta, Thomas Backhaus and Rolf Altenburger
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2014 26:11