Switzerland

Will Switzerland catch the economic flu because Germany is coughing?

International trade disputes weighed on German economic output in the second quarter. Switzerland will not remain indifferent. René Höltschi 14.8.2019, 15:26 Swiss suppliers suffer from the weakness of German industry. (Denis Balibouse / Reuters) Economic development in Germany can not be indifferent to Switzerland: strong In the second quarter of 2019, according to information provided …

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Chlorothalonil in drinking water – Measures against controversial fungicide in Switzerland – News

happy In several municipalities, an increased amount of pesticide residues has been detected. Now the Confederation sets standards for the cantons. To what extent is chlorothalonil or its degradation products dangerous in the soil and in drinking water? "At present, we do not know if these degradation products are dangerous for health," says Mark Stauber, …

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The ABS team at the Forchheim-Franconian Switzerland Clinical Center reduces the administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics

The two doctors Andrea Neumann and Ágnes Ujváriné Porkoláb prepare centrifuged samples for shipment. (Photo @ Klinikum Forchheim-Fränkische Schweiz) Due to the non-critical use of antibiotics in medical practices and clinics, as well as in animals, bacteria and other microorganisms grow against resistance to growth. About a year ago, the ABS (Antibiotic Stewardship) team was …

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Because of the heat wave: in Switzerland, cash registers were ringing

The big heat wave seems over for now. Intermediate conclusion of the summer: While Switzerland was sweating, many stores did a great job. Not only were ices and sunscreens in demand. 1/14 Andrea Cattani The rush for refreshing products such as these ice creams has been particularly strong in recent days. 2.14 Andrea Cattani It …

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Canton of Aargau, Canton of Zurich, Canton of Basel: View of Switzerland: Wettingen store offers radiation protection textiles for cell phones and WLANs

Company sells mobile phone and wireless Internet textiles In Wettingen, Baden district, opened a shop with an assortment of special products on the weekends. It offers textiles for sale against the radiation of mobile phones and wireless LANs. According to the "Aargauer Zeitung", it is the world's first store of protective clothing against electromagnetic radiation. …

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Canton of Zurich, canton Aargau, canton Basel-Landschaft: view of Switzerland: 84-year-old swimmer drowns in Lake Zurich

Two swimming accidents in Zurich – 84 years drowned in Lake Zurich An 84-year-old swimmer drowned Thursday afternoon at the Strandbad in Meilen, on Lake Zurich, the cantonal police said. In addition, there was a second swimming accident in a swimming pool in Hinwil. There, a four-year-old boy was successfully resuscitated by the lifeguard. In …

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Canton of Zurich: View of Switzerland: Truck driver is seriously injured in collision with tram

Trucker seriously injured in collision with tram in Zurich A violent collision between a tram and a truck in Albisriederstraße (Zurich) left six people injured and a truck driver seriously injured. In the accident, the tram derailed, first crashed into a tree, then into a wall. According to the police, the 54-year-old truck driver was …

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Switzerland lacks transparency on pesticides

Pesticides are currently the focus of two popular initiatives in Switzerland. (© Keystone / Gaetan Bally) Pesticides are becoming more and more discredited because of their harmful effects. Which admitted and forbidden are decided behind closed doors in Switzerland. This lack of transparency feeds the suspicion of collusion between the authorities and the industry. Chlorpyrifos …

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"It's a disaster" – A fish researcher opens a pesticide arena with a hammer – Switzerland

Switzerland had a restless spring. The climate strike, the women's strike and the EU framework agreement have provoked many heated debates at the local and political level of the country. Now, in the week of the beginning of the calendar year, another subject has entered the political arena, which could spark so many emotions in …

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