News - Aquatic Ecotoxicology

25. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

How bioavailable are pollutants in tire abrasion?

How bioavailable are pollutants in tire abrasion?

Tire abrasion contains numerous organic pollutants. A new study has investigated the bioavailability of these substances to aquatic organisms.

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18. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology

Rodenticides in Swiss wildlife

Rodenticides in Swiss wildlife

Birds of prey and foxes in Switzerland are contaminated with highly toxic rodenticides: This is shown by first measurements of the Ecotox Centre. The active substances used to control the pests are difficult to degrade and accumulate in the food chain.

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18. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Tire wear particles - toxic for fish?

Tire wear particles - toxic for fish?

Experiments with gill cells and intestinal cells of rainbow trout show that the concentrations of tire wear particles found in the environment are not acutely toxic to fish. However, the chronic toxicity should be further investigated, as should the mechanism of action of the toxic oxidation product 6PPD-quinone.

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17. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Video: Sunscreen in the lake - a problem?

Video: Sunscreen in the lake - a problem?

The Ecotox Centre is currently investigating UV filters in Lake Geschiner: learn more in the video.

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10. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox centre Webinar with Stéphane Pesce and Laure Mamy, 13. December 2022, 16:00-17:00

Ecotox centre Webinar with Stéphane Pesce and Laure Mamy, 13. December 2022, 16:00-17:00

The Ecotox Centre would like to invite you to a webinar with Dr. Stéphane Pesce and Dr. Laure Mamy (INRAE) on "Effects of plant protection products on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services" on 13 December 2022 at 16:00.

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09. November 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

New EU guidelines on sediment management

New EU guidelines on sediment management

Finally, guidelines have been published on how to manage sediments under the Water Framework Directive. The quantity and quality of sediment often has an important influence on the status of surface waters. The experts propose an approach for an integrated management of sediments that takes into account the needs of all users.

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14. September 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

Danina Schmidt wins SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award

Ecotox Centre alumna Danina Schmidt has been awarded the SETAC GLB Young Scientist Award for her master thesis on real-time monitoring of wastewater in wastewater treatment plants using biomonitors. Congratulations!

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01. September 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Contribution to biodiversity conference

Contribution to biodiversity conference

On 27 August, bioassay specialist Cornelia Kienle has given a presentation on micropollutants and their effects on aquatic organisms at a conference on biodiversity organised by ARGE Hochrhein.

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24. August 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre in SRF Kassensturz

Ecotox Centre in SRF Kassensturz

Marion Junghans has supported the programme Kassensturz of Swiss television SRF in the evaluation of ecological detergents.

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05. July 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

MAS Toxicology in Geneva from September 2022

MAS Toxicology in Geneva from September 2022

This part-time course is addressed at recently graduated students who are already in employment.

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