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Pesticide monitoring

Pesticides are regularly applied in Switzerland. Some of them are detected in surface waters like lakes or rivers. Our research aim is to investigate the risks and effects of single pesticide as well as complex pesticide mixtures.  Beside mixture risks calculations, we use different kind of biotests. If the organisms are sensitive to the tested pollutants, they re-act on the sum of micropollutants in a sample. Therefore, we use them to indicate the overall/integrated effects of the mixtures in the lab or the field. With this approach, the effects of also not analytically investigated substances or active transformations products can be integrated.

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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