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Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

22. December 2017, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology Risk Assessment

Eawag supports introduction of effect-based environmental quality criteria

At the end of November, the Federal Council has sent the new risk-based required limits for biocides, plant protection products and other micro-pollutants within the Water Protection Ordinance in consultation. The Ecotox Centre has derived these values on behalf of the Federal Office for the Environment. While for a part of the substances the new requirements are below the previous values of 0.1 µg/L for organic plant protection products and biocides, for another part of the substances they exceed this value. A new Eawag fact sheet shows why the new values are meaningful and necessary.

Link to fact sheet in German or French

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