News - Aquatic Ecotoxicology

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: 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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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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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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30. July 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New overview report on endocrine disruptors

New overview report on endocrine disruptors

The Ecotox Centre has contributed to a report on endocrine disruptors by the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP).

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20. July 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment

Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment

Scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment across Europe.

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12. June 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Successful symposium on bioassays

Successful symposium on bioassays

Last week, more than 90 experts from public authorities, the private sector and science accepted the Ecotox Centre’s invitation.

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24. May 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Combining thin-layer chromatography and bioassays

Combining thin-layer chromatography and bioassays

The combination of chemical analysis and bioassays makes it possible to identify toxic substances in complex mixtures. The use of thin-layer chromatography accelerates the analysis and allows for a higher sample throughput.

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24. May 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Different approaches to assess water quality with bioassays

Different approaches to assess water quality with bioassays

For the regulatory assessment of water quality with bioassays, uniform approaches are necessary. These may only use the EQS of the reference substance or include as many EQS of a substance class as possible.

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