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23. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

In September 2018 we have welcomed two new collaborators at the Ecotoxic Centre: Ali Kizgin and Marcelo Gryczak.

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22. October 2018, Topic: Sedimentökotoxikologie

Sediment monitoring in NAWA SPEZ 2018

Sediment monitoring in NAWA SPEZ 2018

The Ecotox Centre investigates at 18 field sites how the analysis of pollutants is influenced by the particle size fraction and how this information can be integrated into risk assessment. In addition, the centre examines the sediment samples with various bioassays to measure their ecotoxicity.

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19. October 2018, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Monitoring concept for plant protection products in soils

Monitoring concept for plant protection products in soils

As part of the new federal action plan for risk reduction and the sustainable use of plant protection products (PPP), the environmental risks posed by PPP are to be halved by 2027. In order to achieve this goal for Swiss soils, a monitoring concept for PPP residues needs to be developed.

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28. September 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Risk assessment of fungi is important

Risk assessment of fungi is important

Freshwater fungi play an important role in freshwater ecosystems and should be considered in the risk assessment of fungicides.

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31. August 2018, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie

Miriam Langer new Professor at the School of Life Sciences FHNW

Miriam Langer new Professor at the School of Life Sciences FHNW

On September 1, Ecotox Centre employee Miriam Langer will start as Professor of Applied Ecotoxicology at the University of Applied Sciences FHNW’s new Muttenz Campus.

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30. July 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New overview report on endocrine disruptors

New overview report on endocrine disruptors

The Ecotox Centre has contributed to a report on endocrine disruptors by the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP).

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20. July 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment

Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment

Scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment across Europe.

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12. June 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Successful symposium on bioassays

Successful symposium on bioassays

Last week, more than 90 experts from public authorities, the private sector and science accepted the Ecotox Centre’s invitation.

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24. May 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Combining thin-layer chromatography and bioassays

Combining thin-layer chromatography and bioassays

The combination of chemical analysis and bioassays makes it possible to identify toxic substances in complex mixtures. The use of thin-layer chromatography accelerates the analysis and allows for a higher sample throughput.

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24. May 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Different approaches to assess water quality with bioassays

Different approaches to assess water quality with bioassays

For the regulatory assessment of water quality with bioassays, uniform approaches are necessary. These may only use the EQS of the reference substance or include as many EQS of a substance class as possible.

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