Thank you to our Early Career Researchers

In 2019 the journal published 15 papers by Early Career Researchers (ECR’s) covering a wide range of topics including the development of a framework for adopting water-saving measures in construction projects, transfer of lead into vegetation growing near a lead-contaminated site, an approach to evaluate toxic element sources in a mountainous watershed, and selenium deficiency risks in Kenya. The authors’ affiliations include Spain, Japan, Kenya, Australia, China, India, Poland, Vietnam, and Italy. Congratulations to our ECR’s and we welcome more submissions from our young researchers.

Enjoy free-access to these papers for a period of 8 weeks (until 1st September 2020)!

Hydrogeochemical characteristics of a multi-layered coastal aquifer system in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Selenium deficiency risk in central Kenya highlands: an assessment from the soil to the body

Lead transfer into the vegetation layer growing naturally in a Pb-contaminated site

An integrated interdisciplinary approach to evaluate potentially toxic element sources in a mountainous watershed

Paddy soil geochemistry, uptake of trace elements by rice grains (Oryza sativa) and resulting health risks in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

Water environment in the Tibetan Plateau: heavy metal distribution analysis of surface sediments in the Yarlung Tsangpo River Basin

Source patterns of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) and mining activity contamination level in soils of Taltal city (northern Chile)

Groundwater hydrogeochemical formation and evolution in a karst aquifer system affected by anthropogenic impacts

Impact of a tire fire accident on soil pollution and the use of clay minerals as natural geo-indicators (**2019 ECR Best Paper Award Winner**)

Developing a strategic framework for adopting water-saving measures in construction projects

Influence of task-based airborne lead exposures on blood lead levels: a case study of informal automobile repair artisans in Nakuru town, Kenya

Impact of the landfill of ashes from the smelter on the soil environment: case study from the South Poland, Europe

Health risks associated with fluoride intake from rural drinking water supply and inverse mass balance modeling to decipher hydrogeochemical processes in Vattamalaikarai River basin, South India

Potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in crops, soil, and water near Xiangtan manganese mine, China: potential risk to health in the foodchain

Inorganic particulate matter modulates non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae growth: a link between chronic bacterial infection and geogenic particles