News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

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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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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12. May 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Microplastics in the environment

Microplastics in the environment

Plastic particles are everywhere - in water, in soil and also in food. But too little is known about the effects of the particles on ecosystems and humans. Therefore, the risk assessment of the substances remains difficult. The Ecotox Center informed about the current state of knowledge in an online course in January.

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10. May 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Chironomids measure suspended matter quality

Chironomids measure suspended matter quality

The Ecotox Centre is working on a system to assess environmental quality based on biomarkers in chironomids.

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29. April 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

PFAS in Swiss sediments

PFAS in Swiss sediments

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFAS) are very stable in the environment and are therefore detected almost everywhere. A new study investigates the occurrence of PFAS in Swiss sediments.

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28. April 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

New projects to assess water quality

New projects to assess water quality

The Ecotox Centre has launched several new projects to improve the assessment of water quality.

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24. November 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

After 6 years, the assessment concept for sediment quality in Switzerland is in the home straight. In addition to a harmonised method for sampling and sample preparation, a list of substances for regular sediment monitoring has been developed, as well as sediment quality criteria and an evaluation system.

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20. November 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Weniger Pflanzenschutzmittel für Thurgauer Gewässer

Weniger Pflanzenschutzmittel für Thurgauer Gewässer

In the canton of Thurgau, experts from the offices are working with farmers to reduce the pollution of watercourses with pesticides. Bioassays with water and sediment samples show that the ecotoxicological status of streams is currently significantly impaired.

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