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: This study reports the first evidence of domoic acid (DA), an algal neurotoxin produced by the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, from plankton net samples collected in the Sea of Marmara in December, 2010 and February, 2011. DA concentrations of plankton net samples were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), using the fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl fluorescence derivatization technique (detection limit 0.2 ng DA). The biotoxin concentrations in samples from coastal waters varied between 0.96 and 5.25 microg DA/mL. We also investigated possible correlations between physicochemical parameters and DA concentration. The DA levels appear to be correlated negatively with silica and nitrite concentrations for both sampling periods. These data may be used to evaluate the probability of finding similar conditions in coastal waters of the Sea of Marmara in order to determine the potential risks to local aquaculture and fisheries.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1704-4
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    ABSTRACT: Copper(II) and zinc(II) levels in drinkable water sources in the alluvium areas of the Lake Victoria Basin in Siaya County of Kenya were evaluated to assess the risk posed to resident communities by hydrogeological accumulation of toxic residues in the sedimentary regions of the lake basin. The levels of the metals in water were analyzed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Metal concentrations ranged from 0.11 to 4.29 mg/L for Cu(II) and 0.03 to 1.62 mg/L for Zn(II), which were both higher than those normally recorded in natural waters. The Cu(II) levels also exceeded WHO guidelines for drinking water in 27 % of the samples. The highest prevalence of excessive Cu(II) was found among dams and open pans (38 %), piped water (33 %) and spring water (25 %). It was estimated that 18.2 % of the resident communities in the current study area are exposed to potentially toxic levels of Cu(II) through their drinking water.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1690-6
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    ABSTRACT: This study determined the influence of emerging industries development on molybdenum (Mo) groundwater contamination. A total of 537 groundwater samples were collected for Mo determination, including 295 samples from potentially contaminated areas of 3 industrial parks in Taiwan and 242 samples from non-potentially contaminated areas during 2008-2014. Most of the high Mo samples are located downstream from a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel factory. Mean groundwater Mo concentrations from potentially contaminated areas (0.0058 mg/L) were significantly higher (p < 0.05) than those from non-potentially contaminated areas (0.0022 mg/L). The highest Mo wastewater concentrations in the effluent from the optoelectronics industry and following wastewater batch treatment were 0.788 and 0.0326 mg/L, respectively. This indicates that wastewater containing Mo is a possible source of both groundwater and surface water contamination. Nine samples of groundwater exceed the World Health Organization's suggested drinking water guideline of 0.07 mg/L. A non-carcinogenic risk assessment for Mo in adults and children using the Mo concentration of 0.07 mg/L yielded risks of 0.546 and 0.215, respectively. These results indicate the importance of the development of a national drinking water quality standard for Mo in Taiwan to ensure safe groundwater for use. According to the human health risk calculation, the groundwater Mo standard is suggested as 0.07 mg/L. Reduction the discharge of Mo-contaminated wastewater from factories in the industrial parks is also the important task in the future.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1695-1
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    ABSTRACT: To examine how nanoparticles influence biogeochemical cycles in streams, we studied the acute impact of nanosilver (nAg) and nanoparticulate zero-valent iron (nZVI) exposure on nutrient and oxygen exchange across the sediment-water interface of two streams (agricultural canal and wetland) that differed in their water quality and sediment characteristics. At the agricultural site, nAg increased oxygen consumption and decreased N2 flux rates from that observed in control incubations. nZVI caused sediment-water systems from both streams to go hypoxic within 1.5 h of exposure. N2 flux rates were at least an order of magnitude higher in nZVI treatments as compared to control. Water column nitrate and nitrite concentrations were not impacted by nZVI exposure but total dissolved phosphorus concentrations were higher in cores treated with nZVI. nAg and nZVI exposure to surface water ecosystems can disrupt ecological function across the sediment-water interface.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1697-z
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    ABSTRACT: Eight chromium resistant bacteria were isolated from a dry fly ash sample of DVC-MTPS thermal power plant located in Bankura, West Bengal, India. These isolates displayed different degrees of chromate reduction under aerobic conditions. According to 16S rDNA gene analysis, five of them were Staphylococcus, two were Bacillus and one was Micrococcus. The minimum inhibitory concentration towards chromium and the ability to reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium was highest in Staphylococcus haemolyticus strain HMR17. All the strains were resistant to multiple heavy metals (As, Cu, Cd, Co, Zn, Mn, Pb and Fe) and reduced toxic hexavalent chromium to relatively non toxic trivalent chromium even in the presence of these multiple heavy metals. All of them showed resistance to different antibiotics. In a soil microcosm study, S. haemolyticus strain HMR17 completely reduced 4 mM hexavalent chromium within 7 days of incubation.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1692-4
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    ABSTRACT: Percentages of dry-weather stream samples exceeding water quality criteria for ten parameters were compiled for mixed land use watersheds in north-central Texas. Most problematic were total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), ammonia, nitrate, phosphorus and copper. Nutrients had much higher exceedance frequency at a sampling station impacted by wastewater discharge. Whereas, TSS and TDS exceedance frequency was highest in predominantly agricultural and rangeland watersheds, and urbanized watersheds respectively. Total dissolved solids was most often exceeded in urbanized watersheds. For several parameters, especially TDS, TSS, ammonia and copper, median concentrations were below water quality thresholds in most watersheds, but exceedance frequency was high. For example, median TSS was less than its threshold in every watershed, but exceedance frequency was higher than 10 % in four of five watersheds - and nearly 43 % in one watershed. This pattern reflects the skewed nature of water quality data; often times, many observations cluster around the lowest values, causing the median to be relatively low, but several (high) outliers form the right-hand tail of the distribution. Results of this study indicate a need to examine exceedance frequency in addition to traditional descriptive measures to better understand dry-weather stream quality in watersheds.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1691-5
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    ABSTRACT: Marking of fish otoliths with oxytetracycline and tetracycline is a widely used method to evaluate the effectiveness of stocking operations. Available protocols for the labeling of fish specify a number of factors influencing mark quality and potential risk for fish during marking. This study investigates the influence of water hardness on mortality of freshwater fish during marking with OTC. In order to pursue this question complexation of OTC with Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) cations was measured spectrophotometrically. Furthermore, zebrafish (Danio rerio) were immersed in OTC solutions (1200 mg/L; 48 h immersion) combined with varying levels of water hardness (5.5, 15.5, 25.5, 32.5°dH). The amount of OTC-Mg-Ca-complexes was positively correlated to water hardness. Moreover, it could be demonstrated that mortality of zebrafish during marking varied as a factor of water hardness. Highest mortalities occurred at the lowest (5.5°dH) and the highest (32.5°dH) tested levels during marking with OTC.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1699-x
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    ABSTRACT: The seasonal variations of taste and odor (T&O) compounds in western Lake Chaohu were evaluated from July to December 2013. High values were detected in particulate fractions, with peak values 28.25 ng/L for geosmin (GEO), 45.18 ng/L for dimethyltrisulfide (DMTS), 714.77 ng/L for β-cyclocitral, 11.23 ng/L for β-ionone in surface water, and 14.21 ng/L for GEO, 103.68 ng/L for DMTS, 11.97 ng/L for β-ionone in overlying water, all exceeding their odor thresholds. The maximum off-flavor concentrations in sediment ranged from 2010.76 ng/kg for GEO to 1.7 ng/kg for β-ionone. Positive correlations could be found not only between Anabaena and particulate GEO (r = 0.813, p < 0.01), but also between Microcystis and total β-cyclocitral (r = 0.652, p < 0.01) or β-ionone (r = 0.560, p < 0.01) in surface water. TP, TN, PO4-P, Chl-a and organic matter contributed significantly to the variations of T&O compounds in water or sediment. The cause of the variations of T&O compounds was the accumulation and degradation of cyanobacteria in water rather than nutrient-rich sediment.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1698-y
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    ABSTRACT: This study assessed the toxicity of water-accommodated fraction (WAF) and chemically enhanced WAF (CEWAF) of bunker C oil and dispersant (DISP) to a microalga, Tetraselmis tetrathele. The 72-h median effective concentration (72-h EC50) of CEWAF and DISP were determined at 3.30 % and 2.40 %, respectively. The no observed effect concentration (NOEC) of CEWAF to T. tetrathele was at 2.0 % and lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) was at 3.0 % while NOEC and LOEC of DISP to T. tetrathele were determined at 1.0 % and 2.0 %, respectively. The addition of dispersant to oil increased the amount of total PAH present in the CEWAF test solutions. DISP alone was highly toxic, and the toxicity of CEWAF was primarily caused by the presence of dispersant.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1696-0
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    ABSTRACT: We determined the uptake and elimination kinetics of 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) in Enchytraeus albidus. A relatively fast degradation of 4-NP in test soil occurred at 20°C (λ = 0.11 day(-1)). The concentration of 4-NP in worm tissue followed a three-phase kinetics model, with a short phase of fast 4-NP accumulation shortly after exposure start (k u = 0.97 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), followed by partial elimination (K e1 = 1.47 day(-1)) until reaching the equilibrium phase (A = 44.7 mg kg(-1) fresh tissue), and finally the elimination upon transfer to uncontaminated soil (K e2 = 0.67 day(-1)). During uptake, the internal concentration was similar to the concentration found in the soil, with a BAF ~ 1. In un-spiked soil, elimination took place within the first 24 h (elimination t1/2 ~ 1 day).
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1701-7
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    ABSTRACT: Our goal was to develop a fast-screening method for measuring dioxin levels in soils. The adenovirus (Ad)-dioxin-responsive (DR) bioassay system (AdEasy-6XDRE-TATA-Luc) combined with a fast-cleanup system was examined under conventional conditions (i.e., with incubation at 37°C) and three alternative conditions [incubation at 37°C with addition of phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA), incubation at 33°C, and incubation at 33°C with addition of PMA]. The best conditions for carrying out the Ad-DR bioassay was 33°C and no addition of PMA. The background level of soil dioxins determined by the chemical assay [6.49 ng I-TEQ/kg dry weight (dw)] was well correlated (Pearson's r = 0.873, p < 0.001) with that by the Ad-DR bioassay [expressed in ng bioanalytical equivalents (BEQ) 81.1 ng BEQ/kg dw] (n = 17). When surveyed in contaminated soil samples (n = 114) from industrial areas by the Ad-DR bioassay, dioxin levels were 117, 102, 98.5, and 112 ng BEQ/kg dw, respectively, in northern, central, southern, and eastern Taiwan.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1684-4

  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11/2015; 95(5):556-556. DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1666-6
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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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