Communities in contaminated river sediments

Detection of pollutants in food packaging

Assessment of sediment quality in artificial canals in Valais

Fungicidal azoles cause concern

Effect-based limits come into force

Ecotoxicological effects of plant protection products in sediments

Info sheet on PFAS in the environment

09. July 2020

Info sheet on PFAS in the environment

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are very stable and accumulate worldwide in the environment and in organisms. A new info sheet gives information on their occurrence, their toxicity and the regulatory context.

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Ecotoxicity of tire wear particles

18. May 2020

Ecotoxicity of tire wear particles

Jedes Jahr gelangen mehrere Tausend Tonnen Reifenabrieb in die Umwelt, die aus einem komplexen Gemisch von Gummipartikeln und Strassenmaterial bestehen und mit zahlreichen Schadstoffen belastet sind. Das Oekotoxzentrum arbeitet daher in einem neuen Projekt daran, die Bioverfügbarkeit und Toxizität von Reifenabrieb besser zu verstehen.

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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

Creusot, N., Casado-Martinez, C., Chiaia-Hernandez, A., Kiefer, K., Ferrari, B.J.D., Fu, Q., Munz, N., Stamm, C., Tlili, A., Hollender, J. (2020) Retrospective screening of high-resolution mass spectrometry archived digital samples can improve environmental risk assessment of emerging contaminants: A case study on antifungal azoles. Environment International 139, 105708, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105708

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Vivien, R., Casado-Martinez, C., Lafont, M., Ferrari, B.J.D. (2020) Effect Thresholds of Metals in Stream Sediments Based on In Situ Oligochaete Communities. Environments 2020, 7, 31; doi:10.3390/environments7040031

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Casado-Martinez, M.C., Schneeweiss, A., Thiemann, C., Dubois, N., Pintado-Herrera, M., Lara-Martin, P.A., Ferrari, B.J.D., Werner, I. (2019) Ecotoxicité des sédiments de ruisseaux. Les pesticides présents dans les sédiments on des effets sur les organismes bentiques. Aqua & Gas 12, 62-71

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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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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