News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

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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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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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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24. November 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

 Info sheet on pyrethroides

Info sheet on pyrethroides

Pyrethroids are among the most frequently used pesticides in the world. For this reason, the Ecotox Centre has published a new info sheet on the emissions, mechanism of action, toxicity and risk of the substances.

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21. November 2017, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Progress in the assessment of sediment quality

Progress in the assessment of sediment quality

Together with eight cantons, the Ecotox Centre has conducted extensive field testing to investigate the comparability of different methods for sampling and sample preparation of sediments.

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31. October 2017, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

A focus on communities in freshwater sediments

A focus on communities in freshwater sediments

In April 2017, the first French-Swiss conference on communities in freshwater sediments was held in Villié-Morgon (F). A new publication summarizes the findings from the workshop.

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30. May 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Priorisation of pollutants for sediment monitoring in Switzerland

Priorisation of pollutants for sediment monitoring in Switzerland

The Ecotox Centre has prioritised organic pollutants for sediment monitoring. The resulting list provides a basis for the sediment module of the Modular Stepwise Procedure.

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23. May 2017, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Do stormwater overflows in Lake Geneva contribute to sediment pollution?

Do stormwater overflows in Lake Geneva contribute to sediment pollution?

Trough the discharge of untreated rainwater, surface waters can be contaminated with heavy metals and organic pollutants. A combination of chemical and biological studies has shown that these substances in Lake Geneva reach the sediments and lead to a shift towards more resistant species.

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