Offer - Ecotoxicological studies

The list below contains our standard studies; however, some other studies may be introduced and conducted on request.

Effects on birds
AVIAN TOXICOLOGY Method
Avian dietary toxicity test OECD No. 205
Avian acute oral toxicity test OECD No. 223
Avian reproduction test OECD No. 206
Avian repellency test OECD draft
Effects on aquatic organisms
AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY Method
Freshwater algae and cyanobacteria, growth inhibition test OECD No. 201/EU C.3 ISO 8692:2008
Lemna sp., growth inhibition test OECD No. 221/EU C.26
Sediment-free Myriophyllum spicatum toxicity test
OECD No. 238
Water-sediment Myriophyllum spicatum toxicity test OECD No. 239
Daphnia magna, acute immobilization test OECD No. 202/EU C.2
Daphnia magna reproduction test OECD No. 211/EU C.20
Sediment - water chironomid toxicity using spiked sediment OECD No. 218
Sediment - water chironomid toxicity using spiked water OECD No. 219
Sediment - water chironomid life-cycle toxicity test using spiked water or spiked sediment
OECD No. 233
Chironomus sp., acute immobilisation test
OECD No. 235
Fish, acute toxicity test OECD No. 203/EU C.1
Fish, early-life stage toxicity test OECD No. 210
Fish, short-term toxicity test on embryo and sac-fry stages OECD No. 212/EU C.15
Fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test
OECD No. 236
Fish, juvenile growth test OECD No. 215/EU C.14
Bioaccumulation in fish: aqueous and dietary exposure OECD No. 305/EU C.13
21-day fish assay OECD No. 230
Simulated freshwater lentic field test (outdoor microcosms and mesocosms) OECD, ENV/JM/MONO(2006)17
Effects on bees and arthropods other than bees
APITOXICOLOGY AND BENEFICIAL ARTHROPOD TESTING Method
Honeybees, acute oral toxicity test OECD No. 213/EU C.16
Honeybees, acute contact toxicity test OECD No. 214/EU C.17
Honeybees, larval toxicity test, single exposure
OECD No. 237
Bumblebees, acute oral toxicity test
OECD No. 213, ring-test protocol
Bumblebees, acute contact toxicity test
OECD No. 214, ring-test protocol
Solitary bees (red mason bees) (Osmia rufa L.), Acute oral toxicity test
OECD No. 213, “floral” method
Solitary bees (red mason bees) (Osmia rufa L.), Acute contact toxicity test
OECD No. 214, ring-test protocol
A laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the parasitic wasp, Aphidius rhopalosiphi De Stephani-Perez SETAC; ESCORT I, ESCORT II; IOBC/BART/EPPO
A laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the predatory mite, Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten SETAC; ESCORT I, ESCORT II; IOBC/BART/EPPO
A laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the spider, Pardosa SETAC; ESCORT I, ESCORT II; IOBC/BART/EPPO
An extended laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the seven spotted ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata L.
ESCORT 1, ESCORT 2,  IOBC, BART, EPPO
An extended laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea.
ESCORT 1, ESCORT 2,  IOBC, BART, EPPO
Effects on earthworms and other soil non-target macro-organisms
EFFECTS ON EARTHWORMS AND OTHER SOIL NON-TARGET MACRO-ORGANISMS Method
Earthworm, acute toxicity test OECD No. 207/EU C.8
Earthworm, reproduction test OECD No. 222/ISO 11268-2
Soil quality - effects of pollutants on earthworms. Part 3: guidance on the determination of effects in field situations
ISO 11268-3
Collembolan reproduction test in soil OECD No. 232
Hypoaspis, reproduction test
OECD No. 226
Effects on soil microorganisms
EFFECTS ON SOIL MICROORGANISMS Method
Soil microorganisms: nitrogen transformation test OECD No. 216/EU C.21
Soil microorganisms: carbon transformation test OECD No. 217/EU C.22
Effects on non-target plants
EFFECTS ON NON-TARGET PLANT Method
Terrestrial plant test, seedling emergence and seedling growth test OECD No. 208
Terrestrial plant test, vegetative vigour test OECD No. 227
Fate and behaviour in the environment
FATE AND BEHAVIOUR IN THE ENVIRONMENT Method
Ready biodegradability: DOC die-away test OECD No. 301A
Ready biodegradability: modified MITI test OECD No. 301C
Ready biodegradability: closed bottle OECD No. 301D/EU C.4-E
Ready biodegradability: modified OECD screening test OECD No. 301E
Ready biodegradability: manometric respirometry OECD No. 301F/EU C.4-D
Inherent biodegradability: Zahn-Wellens/ EMPA test OECD No. 302B/EU C.9
Water quality – Evaluation of ultimate aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in aqueous medium – method by analysis of inorganic carbon in sealed vessels (CO2 headspace test)
ISO 14593
Activated sludge, respiration inhibition test OECD No. 209/EU C.11
Aerobic and anaerobic transformation in soil OECD No. 307/EU C.23
Aerobic and anaerobic transformation in aquatic sediment systems OECD No. 308/EU C.24
Ready biodegradability - CO2 in sealed vessels (headspace test)
OECD No. 310
Leaching in soil columns OECD No. 312
Phototransformation of chemicals on soil surfaces OECD draft
Phototransformation of chemicals in water – direct and indirect photolysis EPA OPPTS 835.2210 & EPA OPPTS 835.5270
Analytical chemistry
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Method
Analysis of the determination of the residues of chemical substances in water, soil, plant and animal materials own methods
Stability of Pesticide Residues in Stored Commodities
OECD No. 506
Physico-chemical properties
PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Method
Water solubility OECD No. 105
Solubility in organic solvents
CIPAC MT 181
Adsorption - desorption using a batch equilibrium method OECD No. 106/EU C.18
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): shake flask method OECD No. 107
Hydrolysis as a function of pH OECD No. 111
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water), HPLC method OECD No. 117
Estimation of the adsorption coefficient (KOC) on soil and on sewage sludge using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) OECD No. 121


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Department of Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicological studies conducted by the Department of Ecotoxicology are as follows:
  • chemical analyses in the range of environmental studies:
    • analysis of concentrations/residues of chemical substances in water, soil, plant and animal material, food,
    • fate and behaviour of chemical substances in the environment,
  • evaluation of harmful effects of plant protection products, chemical substances and preparations on water organisms necessary to register them and to analyze danger and assess environmental risks,
  • apitoxicological studies,
  • evaluation of the impact of chemical substances on soil organisms which is necessary to receive the permission to use and sell them.