News & Publications


New report on determining ecotoxicological reference values for soils

Monitoring of PPP residues in soils is currently being developed within the framework of the Federal Action Plan on Plant Protection Products. The Ecotox Centre provides an overview of possible methods for determining risk-based reference values for PPPs in soils.

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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

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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Publications, Info Sheets and Reports

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Methodology proposal for the derivation of Soil Guideline Values for Plant Protection Product residues Part 1

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Anticoagulant rodenticides – Swiss situation analysis

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