ASTM WK74506

    Revision of E1563 - 98(2012) Standard Guide for Conducting Static Acute Toxicity Tests with Echinoid Embryos

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    Active Standard: E1563 - 98(2012)

    Developed by Subcommittee: E50.47 | Committee E50 | Contact Staff Manager



    acute toxicity test; Arbacia punctulata; Dendraster excentricus; echinoid; EC50 test; embryo development; marine water quality; pluteus larva; sand dollar; sea urchin; sediment test; static toxicity test; Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis; Strongylocentrotus purpuratus; toxicity; toxicology;


    This method has not been reapproved since 2012 and therefore requires renewal per ASTM procedures. It has been reviewed, revisions made to be consistent with current practices, and minor edits have been made to improve clarity and consistency. In addition, the title was changed from indicating acute toxicity testing to short-term chronic to accurately reflect the chronic nature of evaluating an embryo development endpoint in this test. This change is consistent with current naming conventions for toxicity test methods.

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    Technical Contact:
    Cameron Irvine


    E50 (20-07)

    Ballot Item Approved as E1563-2021 and Pending Publication