In a long-term experiment run by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, the fate of pharmaceuticals and other substances contained in biosolids are followed after farm-scale application to agricultural land on an experimental field site in Ottawa. In the context of this experiment, ECT follows the development of nematode and enchytraeid communities over several years after the application of biosolids. In addition, the feeding activity of soil organisms is measured as a functional endpoint by the bait lamina method. The results of this long-term study are expected to enable a better assessment of the impact of biosolids application on soil organisms, particularly in interrelation with the chemically determined fate of substances contained in the biosolids also with regard to potential toxic long-term effects.
ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH is a privately owned enterprise that was founded in 1993.
In compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), we perform standardised ecotoxicological tests in the laboratory as well as at semi-field and field level.
- New publication: Compartment‐specific screening tools for persistence – potential role and application in the regulatory context
- Conference ‘New approaches for prioritisation and assessment of the risks of pharmaceuticals in the environment’
- Presentation of the iPiE project at the SETAC Europe meeting
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Phone: +49 6145 9564-0
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