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16. November 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Project on rodent poisons

Project on rodent poisons

Anticoagulants are highly toxic chemical substances that are used to control harmful rodents such as mice and rats. In a new project the Ecotox Centre aims to assess the environmental contamination with anticoagulants in Switzerland.

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11. November 2021, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

How to determine ecotoxicological reference values for soils?

How to determine ecotoxicological reference values for soils?

The risks associated with plant protection products in Switzerland are to be reduced by half in the next decade. An important tool for this is the determination of effect-based screening values for plant protection products in soils. But which methods are available for this purpose? What points need to be taken into account? The Ecotox Center takes stock of the situation.

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05. November 2021, Topic: Risk Assessment, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Women in Regulatory Toxicology

Women in Regulatory Toxicology

A special volume focuses on gender equality in the field of regulatory toxicology.

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02. November 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre as partner in EU working groups

Ecotox Centre as partner in EU working groups

The Ecotox Centre uses its expert knowledge for water protection in Europe by participating in various important EU working groups. For example, it supports Switzerland's technical cooperation with the EU in the field of ecotoxicology.

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21. October 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Video on World Standards Day

Video on World Standards Day

The Ecotox Centre participates in the standardisation work of the Swiss Association for Standardisation. In this way, it contributes to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

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30. August 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Inge Werner: Farewell from the Ecotox Centre

Inge Werner: Farewell from the Ecotox Centre

Inge Werner led the Ecotox Centre for nine years, and in that time established and cemented its success. She resigned from the leadership role in 2019 as part of her staged road to retirement. At the end of August she will be retiring fully and returning to her home of choice in California. She talks here about her passion for ecotoxicology as well as the difficult rules in Swiss laundry rooms!

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22. July 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre now in FLUX

Ecotox Centre now in FLUX

On 12 July, the Ecotox Centre in Dübendorf has moved to the newly constructed FLUX building, where it can now be found on the E floor.

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15. July 2021, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New soil ecotoxicologist at the Ecotox Centre

New soil ecotoxicologist at the Ecotox Centre

In June, Mathieu Renaud has started as new scientist in soil ecotoxicology at the Ecotox Centre in Lausanne.

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30. June 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Benoit Ferrari new director at the Ecotox Centre, with Etienne Vermeirssen as deputy director

Benoit Ferrari new director at the Ecotox Centre, with Etienne Vermeirssen as deputy director

On July 1, Benoit Ferrari will permanently take over as director of the Ecotox Centre, which he has already led ad interim for the past two years. He will be supported by Etienne Vermeirssen, group leader of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, as deputy director.

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26. May 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Do pesticides harm our fish?

Do pesticides harm our fish?

Environmentally relevant mixtures of pesticides affect the energy balance of fish, with possible consequences for their longer-term survival. This effect is influenced by higher water temperatures and diseases. Detection of the complex effects with specific biomarkers is promising.

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