Science of the Total Environment

The journal is an international medium for publication of original research on the total environment with emphasis on changescaused by human activities. It is concerned with changes in the natural levels and distribution of chemical elements and theircompounds that may affect the well-being of the living world, or represent a threat to human health. Papers in applied environmentalchemistry and environmental health sciences are encouraged. Any changes in the landscape and total environmentcaused by man's activities are suitable topics. The scope is multidisciplinary and international.

Publisher
Elsevier
Website
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/science-of-the-total-environment/

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Medical research

Air pollution could help London transport planners fight COVID-19

Measuring air quality across London could help fight COVID-19 by providing a rapid means of deciding whether to reduce public transport movement—given strong links between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 transmission, ...

Addiction

Researchers flush out worrying trend of designer drug use

In a sign that designer drugs are becoming more prevalent in Australia, synthetic cathinones—commonly known as 'bath salts'—have been detected in the nation's wastewater in the largest study of its kind in the country.

Medical research

Using wastewater to monitor COVID-19

A recent review paper from an international research group involving Hokkaido University and the University of Yamanashi in Japan shows how wastewater could provide a useful tool for monitoring COVID-19 and highlights the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel coronavirus detected, monitored in wastewater

Within weeks of arriving on the world stage, SARS-CoV-2 has managed to encircle the globe, leaving illness, mortality and economic devastation in its vast wake. One of the central challenges facing health authorities and ...

Health

Microbes could influence your desire to get outside

Ecology researchers at Flinders University (Australia) and the University of Sheffield (UK) have proposed the "Lovebug Effect," which suggests that microbes could theoretically influence us to spend more time in nature while ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Biodiverse soil dust linked to reduced anxiety

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found new evidence of a potentially broadly-acting microbial link between the health of ecosystems and the health of people.

Cardiology

New findings show that for heart health, environment matters

Working with colleagues in the U.S. and in China, University at Albany School of Public Health faculty and students have released new findings about the cardiovascular health impacts of environmental factors, including results ...

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