News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

20. March 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Info sheet on the evaluation of glyphosate

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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10. February 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

New report on measuring PCBs and dioxins in surface waters

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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20. January 2017, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Students learn about ecotoxicology

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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29. November 2016, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Oligochaetes indicate sediment quality

Oligochaetes indicate sediment quality

Aquatic oligchaetes are well suited for the assessment of biological sediment quality. However, difficulties with their species determination inhibit their use as routine indicator organisms. A genetic species determination using genetic barcodes could change the situation and promote the application of the method.

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27. October 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Sediment storage conditions influence biotest results

Sediment storage conditions influence biotest results

New results from the Ecotox Centre show that freezing has a pronounced influence on sediment toxicity.

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21. July 2016, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment, Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Metals in Swiss sediments

Metals in Swiss sediments

A new report summarizes the available data on metals in Swiss sediments and enables a prioritization of these important contaminants.

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27. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Successful evaluation of the Ecotox Centre

Successful evaluation of the Ecotox Centre

In 2015, the Ecotox Centre was evaluated by external experts. The evaluation report has now been published: Overall, the development of the Ecotox Centre and its services and impacts were rated very positively.

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17. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Sediment quality in the Venoge

Sediment quality in the Venoge

Do the sediments in the Venoge contribute to the rivers inferior water quality? To answer this question the Ecotox Centre has assessed the water quality with bioassays and chemical analyses.

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17. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Progress in the sediment module for the Modular Stepwise Procedure

Progress in the sediment module for the Modular Stepwise Procedure

Together with Eawag and the Federal Office for the Environment, the Ecotox Centre has been working on a sediment module for the assessment of streams since January 2015.

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24. March 2016, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Last week, the Ecotox Centre's laboratory in Lausanne opened its doors to numerous high school students and gave them some insight into the field of ecotoxicology.

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