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Evaluation of a biotest battery for the ecotoxicological characterisation of waste: ring test with 60 laboratories from 15 countries

In contrast to other standardisation projects the aim of this project was to standardise a test battery, not a single test, to be used for the hazard assessment of wastes. The ecotoxicological characterization of waste is part of its assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous according to the European Waste List (EWL). For this classification 15 […]

Supply of dung beetles for the performance of a ring test as a precondition for the implementation of an OECD Guidance Document

The objective of this project sponsored by the German Federal Environment Agency was the improvement of existing laboratory tests with dung beetles and dung flies. It was aimed at identifiying a second dung beetle species for standardised laboratory tests that should belong to the ecological group of ‘tunnelers’.  However, it was not possible to establish […]

Development of a standardised laboratory test with dung beetles for the assessment of the ecotoxicity of veterinary pharmaceuticals

According to European law, the environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals for dung beetles is required for parasiticides for the treatment of pasture animals. Starting with recommendations from the SETAC advisory group DOTTS (Dung Organism Toxicity Test Standardisation), a test system using the widespread temperate dung beetle species Aphodius constans was developed. Together with the […]