News

23. July 2012, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

New info sheets on endocrine disruptors, sediment toxicology and nanotoxicology

The Ecotox Centre has prepared new info sheets on "Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment", "Sediment Ecotoxicity" and "Ecotoxicology of Nanloparticles".

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06. June 2012, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology for schools

Ecotoxicology for schools

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

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31. January 2012, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Risikobewertung

EU proposes EQS for new priority substances – Ecotox Centre contributed

Die EU Kommission schlägt 15 neue prioritäre Substanzen vor, die in Zukunft in EU-Oberflächengewässern unter der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie überwacht und kontrolliert werden sollen. An der Erarbeitung der neuen EU-Grenzwerte für diese Substanzen war auch das Oekotoxzentrum beteiligt.

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03. November 2011, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre at TecDay in Frauenfeld

Ecotox Centre at TecDay in Frauenfeld

What are environmental hormones? How can they be deteced? The Ecotox Centre answered these and other questions to pupils of the Kantonsschule Frauenfeld at the TecDay on November 3, 2011.

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29. September 2011, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie

Course "Micropollutants in surface waters with a focus on hormonally active substances" (in German)

The course gives a theoretical general introduction into the problem of micropollutants, especially hormonally active substances, in rivers and lakes.

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09. May 2011, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Assessment concept for micropollutants now also available in English

The concept for the assessment of water quality with respect to contamination with micropollutants has been published as a book chapter in English.

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15. April 2011, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Quality criteria for plant protection products

Effect-based quality criteria for plant protection products are necessary for the ecotoxicological assessment of surface water quality.

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04. April 2011, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

All-clear regarding estrogenic substances in Swiss mineral water

All-clear regarding estrogenic substances in Swiss mineral water

German and Italian researchers recently reported that bottled mineral water is contaminated with estrogenic substances in many cases. A study performed by the Ecotox Centre and the Federal Office of Public Health gives the all-clear for Switzerland.

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01. March 2011, Topic: Risk Assessment, Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Mixture toxicity: what can research do and what does practice need?

In November 2010, the Ecotox Centre held a workshop to evaluate the state of the art and practical needs in the field of mixture toxicity. The participants discussed the regulatory challenges and formulated the need for action for the future.

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02. February 2011, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

SETAC Symposium on mixture toxicity: Ecotox Centre is co-organiser

SETAC Symposium on mixture toxicity: Ecotox Centre is co-organiser

The Ecotox Centre is the co-organiser of a SETAC Special Science Symposium on the topic of mixture toxicity.

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