The ECOTOXICOLOGY Unit of ChemService has been operating in accordance with GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) since 2004, the year of its foundation. Experimental tests are conducted according to internationally acknowledged methods (i.e. OECD, US EPA, OPPTS, Regulations (EC) N° 440/2008).
The Unit is made of a number of laboratories: terrestrial toxicology (earthworms, soil microrganisms, artropodes, terrestrial plants), water toxicology (algae, shellfish, fish, water plants), biodegradability and activated sludges.
Moreover, the ecotoxicology Lab is equipped with a plant for the production of reconstituited water of 500 L/ha capacity, feeding aquaria for static, semi-static and continous flow tests on fish.
Structures and equipment in the Ecotoxicology laboratories make ChemService be one of the major actors in Europe and the leader in Italy.
In compliance with the MAD principle, ecotoxicology studies in GLP conducted in compliance with OECD guidelines supplied by ChemService are recognized and accepted in Europe, North America (USA), South America (i.e. Brazil, Argentina), Asia (i.e. India, China, Malaysia, Thailand), Australia, Africa (i.e. Souh Africa).
NOTA: GLP studies conducted in compliance with internationally accepted guidelines (OECD CIPAC,etc) are needed to obtain the authorization to market and use technical and formulated preparations (plant protection products, biocides, chemicals, cosmetics and veterinary products) by European authorities (European Member States, EFSA, ECHA, EMEA, etc.) as well as extra-European autorities (US EPA, US FDA, ANVISA in Brazil, SENASA in Argentina, CIBRC in India, etc.).
* Tests on other species can be performed upon request (i.e. Lepomis macrochirus; Cyprinus carpio).
Option to select the most appropriate essay to allow the best analysis of unstable substances in aqueous matrix (substances that are not easily soluble in water, photodegradable, biodegradable, etc.) according to OECD N. 23 guideline (Guidance document on aquatic toxicity testing of difficult substances and mixtures).
Test performed with micro-organisms of activated sludges from waste water plants. Duration: 28 days.
Inhibition test on breathing of activated sludges, methods EU C11, OECD 209; USA OPPTS 850.6800.