Assessing the impact of a chemical on a terrestrial environment is complex. This is partly due to the diversity of terrestrial organisms – plants, invertebrates and vertebrates – living in and on the soil. Terrestrial ecotoxicology can therefore be challenging as you need to understand the wider connectivity in the ecosystem to be able to put the effect of any single chemical into context. Labcorp can advise you on study design and perform the studies you need to fulfil your terrestrial ecotoxicology endpoints.
Regulators worldwide demand a range of terrestrial ecotoxicology endpoints
Global regulators require terrestrial ecotoxicology endpoints to demonstrate the potential hazard posed by your chemical to plants, soil-based microorganisms and invertebrates (for example earthworms). That means you need to create a dossier of robust evidence, conducted to international standards, suitable for submission to regulators.