Few suitable and standardised test methods are currently available to test the effects of genetically modified plants (GMP) on non-target organisms. To fill this gap and improve ecotoxicological testing for GMP, we developed a new soil ecotoxicological test method using sciarid larvae as test organisms. Bradysia impatiens was identified as a candidate species. A functional […]
The United Nations’ sustainable development goals have been established to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Delivery of the sustainable development goals requires a healthy and productive environment. An understanding of the impacts of chemicals on environmental health is essential for sustainable environmental quality. However, current research on and regulation of […]
A protocol for a reproduction test with the collembolan Folsomia candida was developed, starting exposure with eggs instead of juveniles as required by OECD test guideline 232. Accordingly, the exposure and, thus, the test duration was extended. The extended test starts with synchronisation of eggs in a thin soil layer on plaster of Paris, selection […]
The lack of standardised methods to study soil organisms prevents comparisons across datasets and hampers the development of new global and regional experiments and assessments. Standardised methods are also needed to evaluate the impact of anthropogenic stressors, such as chemicals, on soil organism communities in the regulatory context. The objective of this critical review is […]
The aim of the present project was to further develop a draft test guideline for an experimental method to study the transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in cattle and pig liquid manure, and to validate it in an international inter-laboratory comparison (ring test).
With regard to terrestrial ecotoxicity testing methods, boreal regions (including the inhabiting species) are under-represented. For this reason, Environment Canada has developed a new test method with an oribatid mite that is applicable to both boreal and temperate regions.
The ecotoxicological characterization of waste is part of its assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous according to the European List of Wastes (LoW, 2000/532/EC) and its more recent amendments (Directive 2008/98/EG and Regulation 2017/997). For this assessment, 15 hazard properties are evaluated. So far, there is no harmonised guidance for evaluation of the hazard property ‘ecotoxic’ […]
The aim of the project was to standardise a test guideline with two dung fly species to be used for the environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals, in particular endo- and ectoparasiticides excreted in dung. The test is designed to evaluate developmental toxicity of a test substance to the dung dwelling life stages of dung-dependent […]
ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH was founded as a privately owned, independent enterprise in 1993, and joined the SynTech Research Group in November 2021.
In compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), we perform standardised ecotoxicological tests in the laboratory as well as at semi-field and field level.
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