10 Years Ecotox Centre

10 years committed to ecotoxicology

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Soil ecotoxicology in Switzerland

Info sheet on mercury

15. January 2019

Info sheet on mercury

Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that naturally occurs in the environment, but also is released by humans. A new info sheet provides information on the presence of mercury, its toxicity and the legal situation.

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Video tutorial on the combined algae assay

11. December 2018

Video tutorial on the combined algae assay

A video tutorial shows the preparation and execution of the combined algae assay for the detection of herbicides.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.


Proposals for Acute and Chronic Quality Standards Test Systems Continuing Education Student Research Projects Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Daouk, S., Doppler, T., Wittmer, I., Junghans, M, Coster, M., Stamm, C. (2019) Pesticides dans les eaux de surface. Mesures de réduction et monitoring - synthèses des appretissages liés aux projets "phytos 62a". Aqua & Gas 1, 66-73

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Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E., Kunz, P., Werner, I. (2018) Grobbeurteilung der Wasserqualität mit Biotests: Ökotoxikologische Biotests zur Beurteilung von abwasserbelasteten Fliessgewässern. Aqua & Gas 4, 40-48

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(Eco)toxicological evaluation of glyphosate - debate on a pesticide

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An overview of current scientific knowledge on the life cycles, environmental exposures, and environmental effects of select endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and potential EDCs

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Current methodologies used by cantonal agencies for sampling and analysis of sediments in Switzerland

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