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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Info sheet on the evaluation of glyphosate

20. March 2017

Info sheet on the evaluation of glyphosate

A new info sheet provides information on the (eco)toxicological evaluation of glyphosate and explains how the differences in the evaluation by various organisations come about.

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New report on measuring PCBs and dioxins in surface waters

10. February 2017

New report on measuring PCBs and dioxins in surface waters

This report evaluates the suitability of sediment analyses and of measurements with passive samplers in the water phase for localising PCB and dioxin sources. It is shown that PDMS passive samplers are well suited for this purpose.

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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

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. (2017) Effect-based tools for monitoring estrogenic mixtures: Evaluation of five in vitro bioassays. Water Research 110, 378-388

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Riegraf, C., Fenner, K., Werner, I., Kase, R. (2017) Grenzwerte für Transformationsprodukte. Herleitung von ökotoxikologisch basierten Grenzwerten für TP von Pharmzeutika: Eine Fallstudie. Aqua & Gas, 2, 46-56

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(Eco)toxicological evaluation of glyphosate - debate on a pesticide

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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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Messung von PCB und Dioxinen in Fliessgewässern

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