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17. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Sediment quality in the Venoge

Sediment quality in the Venoge

Do the sediments in the Venoge contribute to the rivers inferior water quality? To answer this question the Ecotox Centre has assessed the water quality with bioassays and chemical analyses.

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17. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Progress in the sediment module for the Modular Stepwise Procedure

Progress in the sediment module for the Modular Stepwise Procedure

Together with Eawag and the Federal Office for the Environment, the Ecotox Centre has been working on a sediment module for the assessment of streams since January 2015.

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13. May 2016, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Micropollutants: teaching materials for high schools and environmental education

Micropollutants: teaching materials for high schools and environmental education

Stefan Widmer of the University of Zurich has developed teaching materials on micropollutants and ecotoxicology for use in high schools and environmental education.

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24. March 2016, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Last week, the Ecotox Centre's laboratory in Lausanne opened its doors to numerous high school students and gave them some insight into the field of ecotoxicology.

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13. November 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Are wood preservatives toxic to soil organisms?

Are wood preservatives toxic to soil organisms?

To protect wood as a building material from fungal and bacterial decay, various biocides are used. The Ecotox Centre has investigated which biocides are mostly used in Switzerland and how these affect soil organisms.

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12. November 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Progress in the evaluation of ecotoxicological data

Progress in the evaluation of ecotoxicological data

During the authorization procedure of chemicals or for the determination of environmental quality criteria ecotoxicological data need to be evaluated regarding their reliability and relevance. Das Oekotoxzentrum hat ein neues Bewertungssystem mitentwickelt. The Ecotox Centre has developed a new system that that is supposed to make this data review more secure and reproducible and less subjective.

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11. November 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Info sheet on microplastics in the environment

Info sheet on microplastics in the environment

The info sheet summarizes the current knowledge and gives details on the sources of microplastic particles, their transport in the environment, their effect on aquatic organisms and techniques for sampling and analysis.

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15. September 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

SETAC-GLB’s exciting 20th annual conference

SETAC-GLB’s exciting 20th annual conference

Organised by the Ecotox Centre under the direction of Inge Werner, the 20th annual conference of the German-language branch of the “Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry” (SETAC GLB) took place from 7th to 10th September 2015 at ETH Zurich.

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26. June 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Rainbow trouts measure advanced wastewater treatment

Rainbow trouts measure advanced wastewater treatment

The Ecotox Centre is investigating how the transformation products of ozonation can be effectively eliminated

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29. May 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Amphibians and plant protection products - more information is needed

Amphibians and plant protection products - more information is needed

Since the influence of pesticides has been little studied in amphibians, it will be discussed in an expert workshop whether further studies are needed and how the protection of amphibians can be assured.

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