ETOX: Information System Ecotoxicology and Environmental Quality Targets

ETOX: Information System Ecotoxicology and Environmental Quality Targets

The ETOX database allows access to effects information from aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology. Furthermore, ETOX contains information on various national and international environmental quality guidelines, targets, standards, criteria, and limit values. In focus are substances which are relevant for assessment of surface water pollution to trigger the development of environmental quality standards according to Water Framework Directive 60/2000/EC.

Currently, the ETOX database contains approximately 55,000 entries on effects to aquatic organisms, approximately 5,000 entries on effects to terrestrial organisms, as well as approximately 4,500 entries on various national and international environmental quality guidelines, targets, standards, criteria, and limit values for the protection of water and soil. Further ecotoxicological effect data and a wide range of features of chemical substances can be retrieved via GSBL - Joint Substance Data Pool of the German Federal Government and the German Federal States http://www.gsbl.de. A link list with information providers for the assessment of substances, the search of ecotoxicity data and environmental quality targets is provided under "other pages".

We recommend consulting under downloads the ETOX-Info prior to your first use of the ETOX database.