Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Less pesticides for streams in Thurgau

Biomonitoring of plant protection products

Genetic barcodes for sediment assessment

PFAS in Swiss sediments

29. April 2021

PFAS in Swiss sediments

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFAS) are very stable in the environment and are therefore detected almost everywhere. A new study investigates the occurrence of PFAS in Swiss sediments.

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New projects to assess water quality

28. April 2021

New projects to assess water quality

The Ecotox Centre has launched several new projects to improve the assessment of water quality.

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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

Beauvais, R., Vivien, R., Ferrari, B.J.D., Casado-Martinez, C. (2020) Etat des sédiments de canaux artificiels : Des pollutions de source urbaine, industrielle et agricole affectent les organismes bentiques. Aqua & Gas 100, 11, 72-81

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Bergmann, A.J., Simon, E., Schifferli, A., Schönborn, A., Vermeirssen, E.L.M. Estrogenic activity of food contact materials—evaluation of 20 chemicals using a yeast estrogen screen on HPTLC or 96-well plates. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry,

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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. (2020) Ökotoxizität von Bachsedimenten. Eine Monitoringkampagne zeigt, dass Pestizide in den Sedimenten von fünf kleinen Fliessgewässern Auswirkungen auf Sedimentorganismen haben. gwf Wasser, 161 (5), 55-67

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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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