News & Publications


Tire wear as a source of pollutants

Although large quantities of tire wear are released into the environment, we still know little about the toxicity of those small particles. The particles contain not only rubber, but also numerous metals and organic substances. Researchers from the Ecotox Centre, EPFL and Eawag are currently investigating whether these substances are bioavailable and what toxic effects they may have.

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New proposals for quality standards

Quality standards are proposed for the first time for the pesticides fenpropimorph, fipronil and permethrin and the drug erythromycin.

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Project on rodent poisons

16. November 2021

Project on rodent poisons

Anticoagulants are highly toxic chemical substances that are used to control harmful rodents such as mice and rats. In a new project the Ecotox Centre aims to assess the environmental contamination with anticoagulants in Switzerland.

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Publications, Info Sheets and Reports

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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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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