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

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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TKTD-modelling for dummies

15. May 2020

TKTD-modelling for dummies

A milestone has been reached by processing one of the TKTD models for the use of practitioners without modelling experience. With the GUTs model, the mortality can be predicted for a given concentration curve of a chemical.

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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.


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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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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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Ecotoxicological effects of polyacrylate, acrylic acid, polyacrylamide and acrylamide on soil and water organisms

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