Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology considers the responses of organisms to chemicals that are applied in the environment. The effects of a biocidal active substance or product on non-target organisms are important criteria for evaluation during the regulatory process.

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Predicted concentrations of a substance in the environment are compared with the effects on organisms, in order to be able to determine a safe use.

The ecotoxicological relevance of a biocidal active substance is investigated through various studies: from acute aquatic toxicity at different trophic levels, and exposure-related tests (for example with terrestrial organisms), though to chronic toxicity.

Our services with regard to ecotoxicology

  • Check of Completeness of the ecotoxicological data
  • Analysis and evaluation of the available data
  • Management of ecotoxicological laboratory and field studies
  • Report-writing and dossier compilation in IUCLID 5
  • Authority- and expert contacts at the relevant ecotoxicological institutes around the world
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