Rodenticides in Swiss wildlife

Tire wear particles - toxic for fish?

Chironomids measure suspended matter quality in Lake Geneva

New EU guidelines on sediment management

The Ecotox Centre visits the Canton of Vaud

24. January 2023

The Ecotox Centre visits the Canton of Vaud

With tailor-made courses, the Ecotox Centre passes on its expertise to cantons that request it - as was the case last week with the canton of Vaud.

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Federal Council adopts revised Water Protection Ordinance

20. December 2022

Federal Council adopts revised Water Protection Ordinance

On 16 December 2022, the Federal Council approved the revised Water Protection Ordinance defining the criteria for when the authorisation of a pesticide must be reviewed. In this way, drinking water and surface waters will be better protected from pesticides.

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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.


Quality Criteria for Surface Waters Test Systems Continuing Education Student Research Projects Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Wüthrich, J., Achermann, S., Leib, V., & Junghans, M. (2022). PFAS-Belastung im Kanton St. Gallen. Erste Erkenntnisse in Fliessegewässern, Fischen und Abwasser. Aqua & Gas, 102(12), 42-50. , Institutional Repository
Daouk, S., Doppler, T., Scheidegger, R., Kroll, A., Junghans, M., Moschet, C., & Singer, H. (2022). Insecticides dans les eaux de surface. Quels risques représentent les insecticides pyréthrinoïdes et organophosphorés en Suisse?. Aqua & Gas, 102(4), 58-66. , Institutional Repository
Masset, T., Ferrari, B. J. D., Dudefoi, W., Schirmer, K., Bergmann, A., Vermeirssen, E., … Breider, F. (2022). Bioaccessibility of organic compounds associated with tire particles using a fish in vitro digestive model: solubilization kinetics and effects of food coingestion. Environmental Science and Technology, 56(22), 15607-15616. doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c04291 , Institutional Repository

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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Strategy for sediment quality assessment in Switzerland

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Évaluation de la qualité des sédiments des canaux Stockalper, du Bras-Neuf et des îles (Valais, Suisse) basée sur une approche de type triade

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