Biotests assess ozonation and post-treatment of wastewater


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Oligochaetes indicate sediment quality


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Neonicotinoids: harmful to soil organisms?


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Risk assessment of transformation products of pharmaceuticals


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Estrogens from agriculture

18. November 2016

Estrogens from agriculture

A joint project by Agroscope and the Ecotox Centre investigates the discharge and fate of natural estrogens from agriculture. The aim is to quantitatively assess the occurrence, the behaviour and the importance of estrogens from agriculture for surface waters in Switzerland. The project is financed by the Federal Office for the Environment.

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Sediment storage conditions influence biotest results

27. October 2016

Sediment storage conditions influence biotest results

New results from the Ecotox Centre show that freezing has a pronounced influence on sediment toxicity.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.


Proposals for Acute and Chronic Quality Standards Test Systems Continuing Education Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Casado-Martinez, M.C., Molano-Leno, L., Grandjean, D., De Alencastro, L.F., Werner. I., Ferrari, B.J.D. (2016) Impacts des sédiments sur la qualité d'eau. Surveillance écotoxicologique de la qualité de la rivière Venoge. Aqua & Gas, 4, 56-63

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Kunz, P.Y., Simon, E., Creusot, N., Jayasinghe, B.S., Kienle, C., Maletz, S., Schifferli, A., Schönlau, C., Aït-Aïssa, S., Denslow, N.D., Hollert, H., Werner, I., Vermeirssen, E.L.M. (2016) Effect-based tools for monitoring estrogenic mixtures: Evaluation of five in vitro bioassays. Water Research, in press

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Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values: Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values

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Trace metals in sediments from Switzerland: Situation analysis and recommendations

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Methoden zur Beurteilung der Wasserqualität anhand von ökotoxikologischen Biotests: Ergebnisse einer Literaturrecherche und einer Expertenbefragung

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