ISO 11268-1:1993

Soil quality -- Effects of pollutants on earthworms (Eisenia fetida) -- Part 1: Determination of acute toxicity using artificial soil substrate

The method described is based on placing adult earthworms in a defined substrate containing the test substance in different concentrations and determining the percent mortality after 7 d and 14 d. It is not applicable to volatile substances, i.e. substances for which Henry's constant or the air/water partition coefficient is greater than 1, or for which the vapour pressure exceeds 0,0133 Pa at 25 °C. It does not take into account the possible degradation of the test substance.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 1993-12
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 190/SC 4
    Biological characterization
  • 13.080.30
    Biological properties of soils

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