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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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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Students learn about ecotoxicology

20. January 2017

Students learn about ecotoxicology

In which ways can earthworms assist us? What are bioassays used for? The Ecotox Centre answered these and other questions to high school pupils at the EPFL's Journées des gymnasiens.

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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

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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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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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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Trace metals in sediments from Switzerland: Situation analysis and recommendations

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