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30. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

How to detect endocrine disruptors in a cantonal lab

How to detect endocrine disruptors in a cantonal lab

AWEL's Water Protection Laboratory is currently setting up a system to control the elimination of micropollutants in Zurich's wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). To this end, the authorities want to obtain an overview of the occurrence of estrogenic compounds .

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26. October 2018, Topic: Bodenökotoxikologie

Soil  ecotoxicology in Switzerland: Where are we and where do we want to go?

Soil ecotoxicology in Switzerland: Where are we and where do we want to go?

Ecotoxicological tests help to assess soil quality. At a workshop in June, the Ecotoxic Centre brought together important partners to inform about the state of knowledge and to discuss the future of soil ecotoxicology in Switzerland.

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26. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Bioassays as methods for the assessment of water and sediment quality are gaining more and more acceptance. In June 2018, more than 90 experts from public authorities, the private sector and science accepted the invitation of the Ecotox Centre to a two-day symposium on this topic.

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25. October 2018, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Bodenökotoxikologie, Sedimentökotoxikologie, Risikobewertung

10 years committed to ecotoxicology

10 years committed to ecotoxicology

The Ecotox Centre has helped to establish ecotoxicological methods to assess environmental quality in Switzerland. The Centre was also involved in the extension of wastewater treatment plants to remove micropollutants and the introduction of effect-based threshold values for pollutants in surface waters.

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24. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

10 Years Ecotox Centre

10 Years Ecotox Centre

Yesterday, the Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL celebrated its tenth anniversary in the City Hall of Berne. Around 80 guests from politics, administration, science, and practice toasted the successful establishment of the Centre and the milestones achieved over the past 10 years.

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23. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

In September 2018 we have welcomed two new collaborators at the Ecotoxic Centre: Ali Kizgin and Marcelo Gryczak.

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22. October 2018, Topic: Sedimentökotoxikologie

Sediment monitoring in NAWA SPEZ 2018

Sediment monitoring in NAWA SPEZ 2018

The Ecotox Centre investigates at 18 field sites how the analysis of pollutants is influenced by the particle size fraction and how this information can be integrated into risk assessment. In addition, the centre examines the sediment samples with various bioassays to measure their ecotoxicity.

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19. October 2018, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Monitoring concept for plant protection products in soils

Monitoring concept for plant protection products in soils

As part of the new federal action plan for risk reduction and the sustainable use of plant protection products (PPP), the environmental risks posed by PPP are to be halved by 2027. In order to achieve this goal for Swiss soils, a monitoring concept for PPP residues needs to be developed.

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28. September 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Risk assessment of fungi is important

Risk assessment of fungi is important

Freshwater fungi play an important role in freshwater ecosystems and should be considered in the risk assessment of fungicides.

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31. August 2018, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie

Miriam Langer new Professor at the School of Life Sciences FHNW

Miriam Langer new Professor at the School of Life Sciences FHNW

On September 1, Ecotox Centre employee Miriam Langer will start as Professor of Applied Ecotoxicology at the University of Applied Sciences FHNW’s new Muttenz Campus.

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