News & Publications


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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Protecting surface waters and groundwater from new pollutants

The European Commission has proposed to increase the number of water pollutants that have to be strictly controlled in water bodies and groundwater. Numerous pesticides, including glyphosate, pyrethroids and neonicotinoids, some pharmaceuticals and hormones as well as PFAS are to be added to the list.

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Publications, Info Sheets and Reports

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Strategy for sediment quality assessment in Switzerland

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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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