News - Aquatic Ecotoxicology

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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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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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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06. September 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Ecotox Centre at WWTP Neugut Open Day

Ecotox Centre at WWTP Neugut Open Day

How can water animals teach us about the quality of surface waters? This and other questions could be answered at an open day at the WWTP Neugut in Dübendorf on September 6, 2014.

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13. June 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment, Sediment Ecotoxicology

European EQS Experts meet at Ecotox Centre

European EQS Experts meet at Ecotox Centre

Quality criteria experts from numerous European countries met on June 11 and 12 for the Multilateral Meeting, which this time was held at the Ecotox Centre.

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24. April 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New EU report on effect-based monitoring tools

New EU report on effect-based monitoring tools

Under the Water Framework Directive, the water quality needs to be reliably monitored. In addition to analytical methods, integrative methods that measure the water quality on the basis of the effect or potential harm to aquatic organisms should play an important role.

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04. February 2014, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Bioassays for micropollutants put to test

In a large ring test, 20 laboratories - among them the Ecotox Centre - have used a total of 103 in vitro bioassay methods to assess the quality of water samples.

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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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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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