News - Aquatic Ecotoxicology

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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18. May 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Staff at the Ecotox Centre

Staff at the Ecotox Centre

We welcome two new employees, Janine Wong and Alan Bergmann. Welcome to the Ecotox Centre! And we wish Sophie Campiche every success in her new activities.

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05. April 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Bioassays for the assessment of water quality

Bioassays for the assessment of water quality

Within the Modular Stepwise Procedure a concept has been developed for the overall assessment of rivers that are contaminated with waste water using ecotoxicological bioassays. The concept represents a first step towards an integrative assessment of water quality.

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29. March 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotoxicology for ZHAW students

Ecotoxicology for ZHAW students

In March 2018, the Ecotox Centre has given its annual introduction to ecotoxicology to prospective biotechnologists.

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31. January 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Symposium "Environmental Monitoring with Bioassays" on 5./6. June 2018

Symposium "Environmental Monitoring with Bioassays" on 5./6. June 2018

The use of bioassays to assess water quality has many advantages and the acceptance of bioassays has increased in recent years. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Ecotox Centre organises a symposium on the topic.

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22. December 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

At the end of November, the Federal Council has sent the new risk-based required limits for biocides, plant protection products and other micro-pollutants within the Water Protection Ordinance in consultation. A new Eawag fact sheet shows why these values are meaningful and necessary.

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