Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Editor-in-Chief: Herbert N. Nigg Ph.D. Aims and Scope Subscription Information Copyright Information Office of Publication Aims Scope and Review Policy Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology will provide rapid publication of significant advances and discoveries in the fields of air soil water and food contamination and pollution as well as articles on methodology and other disciplines concerned with the introduction presence and effects of toxicants in the total environment.

Current impact factor: 1.26

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.255
2013 Impact Factor 1.216
2012 Impact Factor 1.105
2011 Impact Factor 1.018
2010 Impact Factor 1.139
2009 Impact Factor 0.992
2008 Impact Factor 0.609
2007 Impact Factor 0.563
2006 Impact Factor 0.505
2005 Impact Factor 0.626
2004 Impact Factor 0.528
2003 Impact Factor 0.599
2002 Impact Factor 0.556
2001 Impact Factor 0.49
2000 Impact Factor 0.513
1999 Impact Factor 0.617
1998 Impact Factor 0.653
1997 Impact Factor 0.635
1996 Impact Factor 0.676
1995 Impact Factor 0.577
1994 Impact Factor 0.563
1993 Impact Factor 0.58
1992 Impact Factor 0.671

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.32
Cited half-life 9.30
Immediacy index 0.17
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.30
Website Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology website
Other titles Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology
ISSN 0007-4861
OCLC 1537751
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: A magnetic-dispersive solid-phase extraction (MDSPE) was used for precocentration of Pb(II) and Cd(II) in milk, yoghurt and water samples. An appropriate amount of suspension containing the magnetic graphene and Triton X-114 was injected rapidly into the aqueous sample by a syringe. Triton X-114 was used to achieve stable suspension of graphene in solution. The structure of the resulting products was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra, X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectrometry. The effects of various parameters were studied. A detection limit of 0.16 and 0.50 µg L(-1) for Cd(II) and Pb(II) was obtained, respectively. The relative standard deviations (RSDs, n = 10) of 50 µg L(-1) of Pb and Cd were 3.3 % and 2.1 %, respectively. The results indicated that the present method can be reliably used for determination of Pb(II) and Cd(II) in dairy products and water samples with good recoveries.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1663-9
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    ABSTRACT: Leptocheirus plumulosus was exposed for 28 days to Cu-spiked sediment at mean concentrations ranging from 44.4 to 605 mg Cu/kg dry sediment in a sediment/water test system designed to simulate natural conditions. The NOEC (no observed effect concentration)-LOEC (lowest observed effect concentration) range for the most sensitive endpoint of growth was 199-414 mg Cu/kg sediment. An IC50 for reproduction was estimated at 187 mg Cu/kg sediment. Mean Cu concentrations in pore water (PW) where significant effects were observed were 25.8 and 59.0 µg/L, while their respective concentrations in overlying water (OW) were 22.1 and 28.0 µg Cu/L. Copper concentrations were ≤19.1 and <16.6 µg/L in PW and OW, respectively, at lower exposures where effects were not evident. Concentrations of Cu in marine sediment lower than sediment quality guidelines based on geochemical factors of acid volatile sulfide, organic carbon content (f OC), and sediment grain size (i.e., silt + clay) would appear not to result in adverse effects toward L. plumulosus.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 09/2015; 95(4). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1638-x
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    ABSTRACT: The acute toxicity and genotoxicity of carbendazim, two impurities (3-amino-2-hydroxyphenazine and 2,3-diaminophenazine) and one metabolite (2-aminobenzimidazole) to Eisenia foetida were assessed using artificial soil test and comet assay respectively. Acute toxicity results showed carbendazim was moderately toxic to the earthworms with 14 day-LC50 of 8.6 mg/kg dry soil while 3-amino-2-hydroxyphenazine, 2,3-diaminophenazine, and 2-aminobenzimidazole were of low toxicity with 14 day-LC50 values of 19.0, 14.9, and 27.7 mg/kg dry soil respectively (nominal concentration). The olive tail moment and percentage of DNA in the tail were used as genotoxicity indices, and carbendazim could significantly induce DNA damage to the earthworm coelomocytes with obviously positive dose- and duration-response relationships while the other three substances showed similar (p = 0.05) genotoxicity results to the negative controls in all of the tests.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1653-y
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    ABSTRACT: An evaluation of the PCB residues from CauBay River and KieuKy area, Vietnam was carried out. CauBay River has been playing an important role in irrigated water supply for agriculture activities at KieuKy area in the downstream. The PCBs concentrations of sediment, soil samples were analyzed and obtained results indicated the wide extent of contamination of PCBs in CauBay River (from 30.74 to 167.35 ng g−1 dry weight) and KieuKy area (from 21.62 to 60.22 ng g−1 dry weight). This clearly reflected the effect of PCB residues from CauBay River to the quality of agricultural soil of the KieuKy area. The PCBs composition analyses in the samples reflect their long-time release. The total cancer risk of PCBs in the soil of KieuKy fell into the very low range suggesting low risk. However, since PCBs were the species of POPs with more concern in this area, ecological risk assessment should be further investigated.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 06/2015; 95(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1581-x
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    ABSTRACT: Joint toxicity of Pb2+, Cr3+, Co2+ and Ni2+ toward Photobacterium phosphoreum (Ph. phosphoreum) at the no observed effect concentration (NOEC) was determined through a factorial experiment. A neural network model was designed according to experimental results and employed for toxicity prediction of unary, binary, ternary and quaternary combinations. The mechanism and trends of joint toxicity were interpreted by quantitative structure–activity relationship, Michaelis–Menten kinetic model, and concentration addition (CA) theory. Toxicity was directly related to the covalent index (X m2r), covalent binding reaction presented a first and zero order reaction at low and high concentration, respectively, and CA accurately predicted toxicity. Additionally, the results showed that low concentrations of heavy metals should be considered when conducting environment risk assessment.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 06/2015; 95(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1568-7
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    ABSTRACT: Aquatic ecosystems represent important vehicles for the dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Of particular interest are methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) harboring mecA gene that confers their resistance to β-lactams. Therefore, in this study, water samples collected from different locations of a river impacted by surrounding facilities and domestic effluents were analyzed to learn more about the occurrence of MRS and mecA gene. Out of 290, 12 surface water isolates displayed resistance to both cefoxitin and oxacillin antibiotics. Resistant staphylococcal and non-staphylococcal isolates, identified by 16S rRNA sequencing, were found to harbor mecA gene. The phylogenetic tree of partial mecA sequences obtained from staphylococcal and non-staphylococcal isolates showed sequence similarity values of 8 %–100 %. Surface water bodies receive contaminated waters via runoff, effluents from industrial, agricultural, and municipal discharges. Therefore, surface waters are not only hot spots for mecA harboring staphylococcal isolates but also non-staphylococcal isolates and require special scientific consideration.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 03/2015; 95(1). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1510-z
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a field investigation combined with a laboratory column leaching experiment were carried out to assess the effects of de-icing salts application on the heavy metal mobilization in roadside soils in an old and large industrial zone in Northeastern China. In the field investigation, 41 roadside soils were collected from the industrial zone, and the results showed a strong rise in deicing salts related concentrations of Na (352–513 mg/kg) and Cl (577–2,353 mg/kg) and high values of Cd (1.2–7.6 mg/kg) and Pb (28.7–101.6 mg/kg). The most serious contaminated roadside soil was used for column leaching experiment alternately with de-icing salts solution and deionized water to simulate the runoff of de-icing salts into roadside soils followed by snowmelt or rainwater. The results showed that an extensive mobilization of Cd (20.90 % of the total Cd in the soil) occurred in the salt leachate, and a high correlation with Cl were found, indicating that Cl complexes are important for the mobilization. Conversely, only 2.34 % of the total amount of Pb in the soil was leached, confirming the usual hypotheses about the high immobility of Pb in soils. However, it was found that high Pb concentration coincided with peaks in Fe and TOC concentrations, and the proportion of Pb in the >0.45 µm phase was much low, which implied an extensive Pb mobilization with small-sized colloids.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 02/2015; 94(4). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1481-0
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    ABSTRACT: Fipronil is a widely used insecticide with a well-described toxicological pathway. Recently it has been widely used in India to control vegetable pests. The present study has been carried out to observe the persistence pattern of fipronil and its metabolites-fipronil sulfone, fipronil sulfide, fipronil desulfinyl in cauliflower and soil so as to know the potential risk if any to consumers and environment. Fipronil was applied @ 56 g a.i. ha(-1). Samples of cauliflower and soil were collected periodically; processed using QuEChERS method and analyzed by GCMS/MS. In cauliflower, residues of fipronil and its metabolites reached below detectable level before 30 days of application whereas in soil about 95 % of total fipronil residues got degraded within same time period. Washing and washing followed by cooking or boiling was found effective in reducing residues. A safe waiting period of 15 days is therefore suggested before consuming cauliflower.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 02/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1447-7
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    ABSTRACT: Ozone concentrations and meteorological data were continuously monitored online from June to December 2013 at the Akedala regional atmosphere station in an arid region of Central Asia. We present daily, monthly, and seasonal variations of ozone concentrations in the atmosphere and elucidate possible emission sources. The ozone concentrations of this region varied from 14.7 to 58.6 ppb. A remarkable seasonal variation of ozone in aerosols was observed with highest level in summer, followed by autumn and winter. The daily peak value of ozone was observed at 9:00–11:00 a.m. while the lowest was at 17:00–19:00 p.m. The backward trajectories of air masses showed potential emission sources to be from the northwest and south during the measurement period. The backward trajectory also revealed that ozone concentrations during the measurement period were likely attributable to the emission from anthropogenic activities, and medium-range atmospheric transport from cities in central Asia and the northern slope of the Tian Shan Mountains.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 02/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1451-y
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    ABSTRACT: We compared polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran (PCDD/F) concentrations [expressed as toxic equivalent quantities (TEQs)] in agricultural soil samples from Chongming Island (Shanghai, China) determined using two analytical approaches, an enzyme-linked immunoassay (EIA) method and a high resolution gas chromatography–high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS) method. The PCDD/F concentrations in all 31 soil samples were at background levels (7.30–16.7 pg EIA-TEQ/g from the EIA analysis and 0.526–1.99 pg WHO-TEQ/g from the HRGC/HRMS analysis). Although, the EIA method overestimated the PCDD/F concentrations compared with the concentrations determined using the HRGC/HRMS method. The absence of false-negatives showed by the EIA analysis verified that this method is useful for preliminary sample screening (prior to HRGC/HRMS analysis) and the preliminary characterization of potentially contaminated sites.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 01/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1456-1
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the concentration of heavy metals in 13 fish species. The results indicated that shellfish species (clams) have the highest metal concentrations, followed by demersal and pelagic fishes. The mean concentration of metals in clams are Zn 88.74 ± 11.98 µg/g, Cu 4.96 ± 1.06 µg/g, Pb 1.22 ± 0.19 µg/g, Cd 0.34 ± 0.04 µg/g dry wt. basis, whereas the same measure in fish tissues was 58.04 ± 18.51, 2.47 ± 1.21, 0.58 ± 0.27 and 0.17 ± 0.08 µg/g dry wt. basis. The concentrations of heavy metals in clams and fish tissues were still lower than the maximum allowable concentrations as suggested by the Malaysian Food Act (1983) and are considered safe for local human consumption.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 01/2015; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1452-x