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28. May 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Evaluation concept for micropollutants from diffuse sources

Evaluation concept for micropollutants from diffuse sources

A new evaluation concept is supposed to help measure and assess the input of micropollutants from diffuse sources into surface waters using effect-based quality criteria.

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27. May 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Rough evaluation of surface waters with a high effluent load using bioassays

Rough evaluation of surface waters with a high effluent load using bioassays

An assessment of the water quality using bioassays is particularly useful when biologically active substances or mixtures are present, that cannot be adequately assessed using chemical analysis. We present a practical approach to the rough evaluation of contaminated waters.

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26. May 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Seminar Benjamin Pauget

"Le programme Bioindicateurs: du développement à la validation d'outils biologique indicateurs de la qualité des sols" 18 June 2015, 14.00

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

Panel discussion on amphibians and plant protection products

Panel discussion on amphibians and plant protection products

The Ecotox Cntre is organizing an expert workshop and a panel discussion on the topic of amphibians and plant protection production on June 16, 2015.

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26. March 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

SETAC GLB annual meeting 2015 at Zurich

SETAC GLB annual meeting 2015 at Zurich

We would like to invite you to the 20th Annual Meeting of SETAC GLB: "Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry - from research to practice", which takes place in Zurich, September 7-10, 2015.

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15. January 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

DEMEAU workshop on effect-based monitoring tools

The Ecotox Centre participates in the organization of a workshop on in vitro bioassays as innovative tools for water quality assessment.

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09. January 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

2015 is the International Year of Soils

2015 is the International Year of Soils

The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim 2015 as the "International Year of Soils" and to create a platform to raise awareness of our soils.

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25. November 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Mixtures of "harmless" pollutant concentrations are actually toxic  – EU regulation needs to be adjusted

Mixtures of "harmless" pollutant concentrations are actually toxic – EU regulation needs to be adjusted

The risk posed by complex chemical mixtures in the environment to wildlife and humans is increasingly debated by scientists and politicians alike.

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29. October 2014, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Sedimentökotoxikologie

Ecotox Centre member of CIPEL scientific board

Neu ist Benoît Ferrari vom Oekotoxzentrum Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Rates der Internationalen Kommission zum Schutz des Genfersees (Commission internationale pour la protection des eaux du Léman, CIPEL).

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15. September 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Neue Infoblätter zu Pflanzenschutzmitteln in Gewässern, EQS- und RAC-Werten

Neue Infoblätter zu Pflanzenschutzmitteln in Gewässern, EQS- und RAC-Werten

Plant protection products (PPPs) in surface waters are currently at the centre of interest of policy, regulation and environmental research. Thus, the Swiss Federal Council has called for an action plan to reduce the risks of pesticides and to promote their sustainable use.

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