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: 1.22

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 0.00
Immediacy index 0.20
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.31
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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Publications in this journal

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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; 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; 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; 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; DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1452-x
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00128-015-1595-4
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this research was to determine the phytoremediation potential of Eucalyptus globulus in Cd contaminated soil through two different harvest methods. Although replanting is more expensive than coppicing and produces less aboveground biomass, more Cd can be removed from the soil with roots removal at each harvest as the E. globulus absorbs vast majority of heavy metals in non-metabolically active parts like roots. Despite the higher cost of replanting in a single harvest, when phytoremediation efficiency and total duration are considered as important factors, the replanting treatment should be recommended as an appropriate method which can decrease the phytoremediation time obviously.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12/2014; 94(3). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1450-z
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to find a better enzyme extraction reagent for the SOS/umu test to replace the conventional one (the combination of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and Z-buffer), which has the disadvantage of denaturing β-galactosidase leading to decreased measurement sensitivity. By adopting a microplate system, the performance of the umu test using BugBuster Master Mix, a commercially available enzyme extraction reagent, was compared with that using the conventional reagent for detecting the genotoxicity of known mutagens as well as environmental samples. BugBuster Master Mix was found to increase the detection sensitivities of the selected genotoxins and environmental water samples, due to the fact that it doesn't denature β-galactosidase. The result of this study showed that BugBuster Master Mix could be a better enzyme extraction reagent for umu test.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12/2014; 94(3). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1445-9
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    ABSTRACT: Iris lactea var. chinensis (I. lactea var. chinensis) is a widely adapted perennial species with a high level of copper tolerance. To evaluate the role of metallothioneins (MTs) in copper tolerance in I. lactea var. chinensis, a full-length cDNA homologue of MT2, designated IlMT2b (GenBank accession No. AB907788), was cloned using the RACE-PCR method. The expression level of IlMT2b in the leaves and roots of I. lactea var. chinensis was induced in response to copper (Cu) treatment. Ectopic expression of IlMT2b in Arabidopsis thaliana increased the Cu concentration and reduced H2O2 production in the transgenic plants. After treatment with 50 and 100 μM Cu, the root length of two transgenic seedlings was respectively about 1.5- and 3-fold longer than that of the wild-type. Together, these results suggested that IlMT2b may represent a useful target gene for the phytoremediation of Cu-polluted soil.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12/2014; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1444-x
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    ABSTRACT: Atrazine (AZ), a widely used herbicide has drawn attentions for its potential impacts on amphibians. This study aims to investigate the toxicity of AZ in Bufo bufo gargarizans Cantor (B. bufo gargarizans), a species of toad commonly found in China and countries in East Asia. We treated tadpoles with 0.1, 1, 10 and 100 μg/L AZ for 85 days and examined related parameters. The results showed that the mortality of the toads in the treatment group increased dramatically in a U-shaped dose-response relationship. The hindlimb extension and metamorphosis rate of the toads were significantly inhibited by AZ at 10 and 100 μg/L. Under the same condition, there were significant progressive changes in the testicular structures. Moreover, we found that AZ has no significant effects on growth, sex ratios, gonadal morphology, forelimb emergence and histology in the ovaries. Our results support the idea that environmental contaminants including AZ may be relevant to global amphibian decline.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12/2014; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1441-0
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, continuous monitoring of PM2.5 was carried out for 1 year period at one of the largest residential areas in Beijing. Annual mean of PM2.5 during sampling period was 100.4 µg/m(3). The seasonal variation trend of PM2.5 was winter > spring > autumn and summer. The total mass concentrations of metals in PM2.5 ranged from 0.4 to 13.2 μg/m(3). There were significant (p < 0.05) seasonal variations for concentrations of Ca, Al, Mn, As, Rb, Cr, Ni, Cd and Co, seasonal variations in PM-associated metals were not necessarily the same as the seasonal variation in PM2.5, related to differing seasonal trends in source types. The impact of meteorological factors (e.g., wind speed) on metals levels of PM2.5 was found to be significant by regression models. The EFs value of Ag, Ca, Cd, Pb, Zn, As, Cu, and Cr were higher than ten, suggesting that those elements were primarily contributed by anthropogenic sources. Seasonal characteristic of EFs were found for As, Cr, Ca and Ag, which indicating the seasonal pollution sources types for those metals. Overall, these findings indicated that the pollution control of ambient PM2.5 should not be negligible in residential area in Beijing and the local government should pertinent and accurate prevent and control of air pollution as well as protect human health.
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12/2014; 94(2). DOI:10.1007/s00128-014-1443-y