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25. July 2013, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology

Encapsulated biocides are less toxic

Encapsulated biocides are less toxic

Biocides in façade render prevent the growth of algae and fungi, but are also washed out into the environment with the rain.

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05. July 2013, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Bodenökotoxikologie, Sedimentökotoxikologie

Ecotoxicity of rare earth elements

Rare earth elements is the common name given to 15 chemically similar periodic elements of the lanthanide family, scandium and yttrium.

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25. May 2013, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New database on environmental quality standards

New database on environmental quality standards

In the assessment of water quality, many countries specify limits for individual substances based on ecotoxicological data — so-called environmental quality standards (EQS), which ca, however, differ considerably from one country to another.

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23. May 2013, Topic: Aquatische Ökotoxikologie, Bodenökotoxikologie, Sedimentökotoxikologie, Risikobewertung

New info sheets on radionuclides and fracking

The Ecotox Centre has prepared two new info sheets on current topics. The info sheet on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) reviews the current state of scientific knowledge and describes potential impacts on groundwater and surface waters. The other factsheet provides information on the fate of radionuclides in ecosystems and their effects on organisms.

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20. May 2013, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre informs council of states committee

Ecotox Centre informs council of states committee

When the Council of States Committee for Science, Education and Culture CSEC visited Eawag, Etienne Vermeirssen presented the Ecotox Centre's work.

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15. May 2013, Topic: Sedimentökotoxikologie

Ecotox Centre member of SedNet steering group

SedNet is a European network aimed at incorporating sediment issues and knowledge into European strategies to support the achievement of a good environmental status and to develop new tools for sediment management.

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01. January 2013, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Inge Werner new president of SETAC GLB

Inge Werner new president of SETAC GLB

Inge Werner, Head of the Ecotox Centre, is the new president of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB), the regional SETAC branch that represents the society's interests in the German-speaking countries and that organizes one scientific conference per year.

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26. November 2012, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre suggests quality criteria for pesticides

Ecotox Centre suggests quality criteria for pesticides

On our homepage we list our quality criteria suggestions for numerous organic compounds: Now also values for eight pesticides (biocides and plant protection products) are included.

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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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