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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.


With the September 14, 2017 ECOTOX update, data has been added for the following Recent Chemicals of Interest to EPA:

  • Atenolol
  • Clofibrate
  • Amitraz
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Fenpyroximate
  • Flucarbazone-sodium
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Hexahydrohexamethyl cyclopentabenzopyran
  • Folpet
  • MCPA
  • Prodiamine
  • Uranium
  • Prohexadione calcium
  • Telone

SEARCH TIP: Refining Effect group

To review recent data for growth and reproduction effects in frogs, the following ECOTOX query can be completed by searching the Species Group Amphibian, selecting the Growth and Reproduction effects and modifying Publication years in the ECOTOX Advanced Query.

  1. Open Advanced Query
  2. On the Taxonomic tab, Predefined Taxonomic Groups, select Amphibian.
    1. This selection can be further refined by selecting 'View/Edit List Entries' and removing species. For this example all species were searched.
  3. On the Test Results tab, Effect Measurements, select the Growth and Reproduction groups.
    1. To refine Effect Measurement group, select 'View/Edit Effect Measurements.
    2. Select Measurements to remove. In this example no measurements were removed.
  4. To refine the search for recent data select the Publications/Updates tab.
    1. Modify Publication Years, e.g. select Starting Year = 2012 and Ending Date = 2017. For this search, publication years 2012 - 2017 were selected.
  5. Select 'Perform Query for Aquatic Data'.

Eight hundred fifty-four (854) records will be retrieved. An example of the Aquatic browser report is below.

Sample Aquatic Report September 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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