Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing:
The Better Alternative For Whole-Effluent Testing
A white paper by Natalie Soares, Microtest Labs
To help improve environmental safety, European countries now test pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and pesticides using fish embryo toxicity (FET) testing. Considered to be a more attractive alternative to adult fish testing, many North American testing laboratories are now embracing this new methodology for the measurement of toxicity in sewage and water runoff.
From the testing of pharmaceuticals and chemicals before they are applied in the field to analyzing runoff from manufacturing facilities, FET testing provides many benefits for pharmaceutical manufactures as they try to limit their environmental impact. This new white paper from Microtest provides an overview of FET testing, how it works, and the benefits companies receive from its use.