Bureau Veritas offers both freshwater and marine toxicity tests for effluent discharge compliance and environmental effects monitoring programs. Toxicity tests are conducted in accordance with the relevant Environment Canada, US EPA, or OECD/OCSPP methods. Some of the most commonly conducted acute and sublethal tests are:

Acute Toxicity Tests:

  • 96-hour Rainbow Trout (with or without pH stabilization
  • 48-hour Daphnia magna
  • 96-hour Fathead Minnow (Pimphales promelas)
  • 96-hour Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
  • 96-hour Pacific Topsmelt (Atherinops affinis)
  • 48-hour Mysid Shrimp (Americamysis bahia)


Sublethal/Chronic Toxicity Tests:

  • Larval Fish (Fathead minnow) Growth
  • Aquatic Plant (Lemna minor)  Growth Inhibition
  • Green Algae (Psuedokirchneriella subcapitata) Growth Inhibition
  • Ceriodaphnia dubia Reproduction
  • Hyalella azteca Growth
  • Echinoid Fertilization
  • Bivalve Larval Development
  • Microtox™