Cover of publication TEXTE 201/2020 Evaluation of the risk for soil organisms under real conditions: Development of a national position for amending downstream legislations of the new EU Plant Protection Products Regulation
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Evaluation of the risk for soil organisms under real conditions

Development of a national position for amending downstream legislations of the new EU Plant Protection Products Regulation


Plant protection products (PPP) can only be authorized if they have no unacceptable effects on the environment. Aim of the project was to investigate whether the ecology and behavior of soil organisms should be considered in PPP risk assessment. The possible spatial and temporal relationship between the preferred soil layer, the distribution of PPP and the ecotoxicological effects were studied in Terrestrial Model Ecosystems (TME). The results indicate that also soil organism living deeper in soils are affected by the concentrations detected in the uppermost soil centimeters. The implications for the development of terrestrial risk assessment guidance are discussed in the report.

Series
Texte | 201/2020
Number of pages
302
Year of publication
Author(s)
Andreas Toschki, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Udo Hommen, Michael Klein, Claudia Poßberg, Jörg Römbke, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Andreas Schäffer, Adam Scheffczyk, Burkhard Schmidt, Björn Scholz Starke
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Language
Englisch
Project No. (FKZ)
3710 67 410
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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