Biodegradation Testing

ISO 11268-2

Soil quality — Effects of pollutants on earthworms — Part 2: Determination of effects on reproduction of Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei and other earthworm species

The chronic test is applicable to soils and biodegraded materials/ plastics in soil to check the quality & assess the impact on environment.

Reproduction Assessment :

The primary objective of this method is to determine the effects of soil contaminants and chemicals on the reproduction of Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei through dermal and alimentary uptake. This approach plays a crucial role in assessing the habitat function of soils and understanding the impact of pollutants on earthworm populations.

Significance :

The evaluation of soil quality and its potential contamination by pollutants is vital for environmental protection and sustainable land management. By understanding the impact of contaminants on earthworm reproduction, this method contributes valuable data to assess the overall health of soils and ecosystems.

The Soil Quality Test Part 2 for Effects on Earthworm Reproduction is a valuable tool for assessing the impact of pollutants on Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei and other relevant earthworm species. By applying this method, we gain essential insights into soil habitat function, pollutant effects, and the overall health of terrestrial ecosystems, enabling informed environmental management decisions.

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