The Ecological Fate and Effects Division of the USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs is continuing efforts
to update the database with all EPA reviewed ecotoxicity endpoints for pesticides registered or previously
registered in the U.S.
Toxicity data on over 800 active ingredients, metabolites, and multi- ingredient
formulations are presently included in the database. The toxicity data input into the database is
compiled from actual studies reviewed by EPA in conjunction with pesticide registration or reregistration
and studies performed by USEPA, USDA and USFWS laboratories which have been reviewed by Agency biologists
and judged acceptable for use in the ecological risk assessment process.
The database presently contains
over 21,000 records for acute and chronic toxicity endpoints on terrestrial and aquatic plants, aquatic
invertebrates, terrestrial invertebrates, insects, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, and wild mammals.
The database is presented in Microsoft Access and SQL Server and contains 35 fields per record entry. Each record entry
summarizes one ecotoxicity study for a single species or one toxicity endpoint from a multiple species
study and includes EPA tracking information regarding that study submission.