Ticks: Important vectors of Q fever
Q fever is a zoonosis that occurs mainly in warm, dry and tick-rich regions of Europe. Alluvial ticks are an important vector. Their range has expanded strongly to the north as a result of climate…
Control of carnival costumes for children
To ensure children's safety and to identify and mitigate risks, we regularly inspect carnival costumes for strangulation and choking hazards, ingredients, flammability and labeling deficiencies.
Food control: residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones
We monitor food of animal origin for residues of pharmaceuticals and hormones. In 2021, we found residues above the limits in 42 out of a total of 9,528 plan samples tested.
Bird flu on new paths
Climate change is altering the migration routes of wild birds. This could favor the current massive spread of avian influenza in Europe.
Sick from holiday menu?
Campylobacter are pathogens that have caused most foodborne infectious diseases in humans for years. Shortly after Christmas and New Year's Eve, illnesses caused by Campylobacter occur more…
Toy safety tips
Every 5th toy we examine has safety defects. Common problem areas are easily detachable small parts that can be swallowed, toys that are too loud, projectile toys that are too strong, or strangulation…
Coumarin in cinnamon
Cassia cinnamon contains about a hundred times higher amounts of coumarin than Ceylon cinnamon. Coumarin can have negative effects on the liver if ingested in larger quantities over a longer period of…
Optimized sourdough management for the industrial production of einkorn pastries
In the OPTIKORN project, special sourdoughs and optimized process controls are being developed in order to be able to produce einkorn pastries with high quality and digestibility under industrial…
Free radon measurement for the private home
Radon can damage the lungs. A free radon measurement package can be ordered from 11/30/2022 to 12/12/2022 (or until the quota is used up).