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The SETAC Reviewer Rewards Program is here!
SETAC is thrilled to launch this new program that rewards reviewers for all their hard work.
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The latest IEAM Podcast is here!
IEAM Podcast 18: From the ashes: Using BERA to assess a coal fly ash spill in Tennessee, with Suzy Walls.
FREE Customized Issue on Sediments
IEAM and ET&C have compiled articles in an online, customized issue for the attendees of the Eighth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments.
Expanded Focus in ET&C
After thoughtful discussion, the editors at ET&C have decided to expand the scope of the material published to include "remediation and restoration" and "human health from environmental exposure." These topics are frequent sessions at SETAC meetings, and submissions to the journal in both areas have been increasing, which indicates a growing interest in the SETAC community. Subsequently, the consensus was that this offers a new avenue for journal growth and development. Visit http://www.setac.org/news/207049/Expanded-Focus-in-ETC.htm for details about the expansion.
The IEAM Blog is here!
Check out the latest on the IEAM Blog! With hot topics like the proposed mine at Bristol Bay under debate, IEAM Blog is your source for timely news and thoughts covering the latest in environmental science.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in the News
The ET&C article Pesticides in blood from spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) downstream of banana plantations in Costa Rica, has been covered by several news sources, including The Guardian and Nature World News.
ET&C in the News
Enzymatic biomarkers as tools to assess environmental quality: A case study of exposure of the honey bee Apis mellifera to insecticides
Accumulation of pesticides in Pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA
Brain region distribution and patterns of bioaccumulative perfluoroalkyl carobxylates and suflonates in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
SETAC Journals Best Paper Awards
Congratulations to ET&C author Jennie Christensen for PLANT CONSUMPTION BY GRIZZLY BEARS REDUCES BIOMAGNIFICATION OF SALMON-DERIVED POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS, AND ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES and IEAM author Sabine Apitz for Ecosystem services and environmental decision making: Seeking order in complexity. See the both 2013 Best Papers here.
ET&C February Top 100 Articles:
The occurrence, causes, and consequences of estrogens in the aquatic environment by John P Sumpter and Susan Jobling; Development of practical methods for assessing the chronic toxicity of effluents by Donald I Mount and David R Mount. Authors of these influential papers give updates on the field, assess the original challenges and how these were met, and detail remaining uncertainties.
IEAM article selected by Society of Toxicology as top paper in advancing risk assessment
Sappington et al. 2011 (IEAM Vol 7, Issue 1) was recently selected by the Society of Toxicology as a top paper for advancing the science of risk assessment. The article presents a critical review of the application of the tissue residue approach (TRA) and develops a framework for integrating TRA into ecological assessments along with traditional, exposure concentration-based approaches. Access the article now, free for a limited time.
Global Climate Change Special Series in ET&C
Available NOW! An open access special series explores the impacts of global climate change on human and ecological risk assessment. The papers were a result of the SETAC workshop “The Influence of Global Climate Change on the Scientific Foundations and Applications of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.”
ET&C Receives Widespread Media Coverage
Quantification of perchloroethylene residues in dry-cleaned fabrics featured in Science News and The Washington Post.
ET&C Virtual Issue
Nuclear Accidents: Chernobyl Revisited
This virtual issue on the ecological effects of radiation and hazardous materials in the environment focused on the Chernobyl accident is being published by SETAC as a freely accessible resource to inform public and private sectors on the potential impacts of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. Read the virtual issue today.
ET&C Media Attention
ET&C article Acute toxicity, histopathology, and coagulopathy in American kestrels (Falco sparverius) following administration of the rodenticide diphacinone, has been receiving widespread media attention.
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ET&C article, 'Persistent organic pollutants in blood plasma of satellite-tracked adult male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta),' also received widespread media attention, including coverage by The New York Times.
ET&C among Heavy Hitters in Oil Spill Citations and Papers
In a recent issue of Thomson Reuters’ ScienceWatch newsletter, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is cited as one of Top 20 journals in the special topic of Oil Spills. Read all about it at http://sciencewatch.com/ana/st/oil-spills/journals/.
IEAM Special Issue: Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals (ERAPharm)
The widespread detection of pharmaceuticals in the environment has raised concern about the potential impact of these bioactive substances. During the past few years, our understanding of the effects of pharmaceuticals in the environment has progressed significantly. However, there are a number of uncertainties concerning the assessment of potential exposure and the effects of pharmaceuticals on the environment that must be addressed before risks can be fully evaluated.
To further explore these uncertainties, in a special supplement to the July 2010 issue of IEAM, participants in the ERAPharm program published papers on the potential risks that drugs pose to the environment.
New Research Reveals Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Ecological and Human Health
Scientists studying the environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have revealed the ecological impact and human health risks from exposure to chemical contaminants. The findings, published in a special issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, demonstrate how Hurricane Katrina caused significant ecological damage by altering coastal chemistry and habitat.
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Wildlife Still Exposed To Exxon Valdez Oil 20 Years After Disaster
Scientists in Alaska have discovered that lingering oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is still being ingested by wildlife more than 20 years after the disaster. The research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, uses biomarkers to reveal long-term exposure to oil in harlequin ducks and demonstrates how the consequences of oil spills are measured in decades rather than years.
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