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Welcome to ECOTOX

The ECOTOXicology knowledgebase (ECOTOX) is a comprehensive, publicly available knowledgebase providing single chemical environmental toxicity data on aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife.

JUNE 2017

With the June 15, 2017 ECOTOX update, data has been added for the following Recent Chemicals of Interest to EPA:

  • Abamectin
  • Asbestos
  • Atrazine
  • 1-Bromopropane
  • Bromoxynil
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Chloropicrin
  • Cyclic Aliphatic Bromides
  • Dazomet
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • Dithiopyr
  • Methylene chloride
  • N-Methylpyrrolidone
  • Pymetrozine
  • Pyrithiobac
  • Tetrachloroethylene
  • Trichloroethylene

SEARCH TIP: Refining Chemical and Species groups entries

Neonicotinoids are insecticides that affect insects and are typically applied to leaves or used to treat seeds. They may affect pollinators as they accumulate in the nectar and/or pollen of treated plants or seeds. In addition to bees and wasps they may also affect other pollinator species, e.g. ants, butterflies, bats, lizards and birds.

To locate data on birds and neonicotinoids in ECOTOX, the following query can be completed by searching Chemical Group and Species Group in the ECOTOX Advanced Query.

  1. Open Advanced Query
  2. On the Chemical tab, select Neonicotinoids from the Predefined Chemical Groups
    1. To refine this chemical group, select 'View/Edit List Entries'.
    2. Select chemicals to remove. In this example all chemicals except Imidacloprid and Thiacloprid were removed
  3. On the Taxonomic tab, Predefined Taxonomic Groups, select Aves
    1. A. This selection can be further refined by selecting 'View/Edit List Entries' and removing species. For this example all species were searched
  4. Select 'Perform Query for Terrestrial Data'.

One hundred seventy-one (171) records will be retrieved. An example of the terrestrial browser report is below.

Sample Terrestrial Report June 2017

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DISCLAIMER: You should consult the original scientific paper to ensure an understanding of the context of the data retrieved from ECOTOX.

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