News - Soil Ecotoxicology

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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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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17. November 2020, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Biomonitoring for plant production products in Switzerland

Biomonitoring for plant production products in Switzerland

A monitoring concept for residues in Swiss agricultural soils is currently being developed as part of the action plan for the reduction of risks and sustainable use of plant protection products. The most important steps are the development of ecotoxicological guidance values for soils and the selection of suitable biological indicators.

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27. October 2020, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotoxicological effects of  polyacrylamides and polyacrylates in agriculture

Ecotoxicological effects of polyacrylamides and polyacrylates in agriculture

Polyacrylamides and polyacrylates can be used as soil conditioners. But since most chemical regulations do not apply to polymers, little is known about their ecotoxicological effects. A report summarises the current state of knowledge.

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02. September 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New faces at the Ecotox Centre

New faces at the Ecotox Centre

We welcome our new colleagues Alena Tierbach and Carolin Riegraf.

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09. July 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Info sheet on PFAS in the environment

Info sheet on PFAS in the environment

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are very stable and accumulate worldwide in the environment and in organisms. A new info sheet gives information on their occurrence, their toxicity and the regulatory context.

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18. May 2020, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicity of tire wear particles

Ecotoxicity of tire wear particles

Every year, several thousand tonnes of tire wear particles, consisting of a complex mixture of rubber particles and road material, are released into the environment and are contaminated with numerous pollutants. In a new project, the Ecotox Centre is working to improve our understanding of the bioavailability and toxicity of tire wear particles.

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