Permit Toxicity Testing

Acute Fish and Daphnia Bioassays

  • Rainbow trout 96-hour LC50 test or LT50 test
  • Daphnia magna (water flea) 48-hour LC50

Routine Bioassays for Government Permit Compliance (Environment Canada, WET, NPDES)

  • Freshwater tests
  • Daphnia magna and fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)

Chronic Saltwater Tests

  • Topsmelt (Atherinops affinis) and mussels (Mytilis edulis) according to EPA guidelines
  • Chronic and Sublethal Aquatic Toxicity Evaluations
  • Salmonid Early Life Stage Development Tests
  • 7-day Embryo Alevin Test (E test)
  • 30-day Embryo Alevin Test (EA test)
  • 90-day Embryo Alevin Fry Test (EAF test)
  • 7-day Ceriodaphnia dubia Survival and Reproduction
  • 21-day Daphnia magna Survival and Reproduction
  • 7-day Growth and Survival of fathead minnow, topsmelt or silverside
  • 72-hour Freshwater Algal Growth Inhibition (Selenastrum capricornutum)
  • Echinoderm Larval Development

Microtox® Testing The Microtox® Test uses a marine bacteria, Vibrio fischeri to examine potential effects to water, sediment and soil microbes.

  • Liquid Phase
  • Solid Phase

Note: Chronic Microtox® and Mutatox® tests are no longer supported by the manufacturer.

Toxicity Investigations for Industry and Government #80-12

  • Designation of Dangerous Waste #80-12 To determine if a waste meets the definition of dangerous waste, the Washington Department of of Ecology (WDOE) requires a static acute fish toxicity test, which MAXXAM can perform.
  • Antisapstain Tests for British Columbia – 0459X542 To determine if stormwater effluent from areas with treated lumber is acutely toxic, an acute 96-hr LT50 fish bioassay is required.
  • Ocean Disposal Testing – CEPA 1999 Some material that is disposed of in the ocean may adversely affect marine organisms. MAXXAM analyzes sediment samples for acute and sublethal toxicity using three recommended tests: – Solid phase Microtox® – 10-d marine amphipod – Echinoderm fertilisation

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Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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