Soils

[Farmland]

Farmland; Beijing, China

Toxicants

Irregation with waste and effluents from industrial plants.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6746)

[Gas plant]

Gasworks site: Stockholm, Sweden

Toxicants

PAHs-contaminated soil.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6737, 7218)

Coal gasification plant: Quebec, Canada

Toxicants

PAHs-contaminated soil.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6906)

[Road]

Meadow: Santiago, Spain

Toxicants

The border of road (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora caliginosa (ref. ID; 5990)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora rosea (ref. ID; 5990)
Oligochaeta: Dendrobaena madeirensis (ref. ID; 5990)
Oligochaeta: Dendrobaena octaedra (ref. ID; 5990)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus friendi (ref. ID; 5990)

Road: Brussels, Belgium

Toxicants

Effect of Urbanization (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora chlorotica (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea icterica (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea rosea (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus castaneus (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5994)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 5994)

Road: Scotland, UK

Toxicants

Cd, Cu, Pb, Fe.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora chlorotica (ref. ID; 1433)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 1433)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 1433)

[Sawmill]

Sawmill: Sikoniemi near the town of Kuopio in Central Finland

Toxicants

2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol, Pentachlorophenol.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa tuberculata (ref. ID; 6065)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 6065)

[Mine and Smelter]

Forest soil: Canada

Toxicants

Downwind of smelting operations (As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia andrei (ref. ID; 5980)

Forest soil: Sweden

Toxicants

Brass mill (smelter and foundry). Major elements emitted from the mill are zinc and copper (ca. 98% of emitted metals) and to a less degree lead and cadmium.

Test organisms

Soil animal community. (ref. ID; 6848)

Gold mine: in ontario, Canada (Deloro)

Toxicants

As

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 7173)

Grain field: Tikkurila, Finland

Toxicants

Old lead smelter.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea icterica (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Dendrobaena octaedra (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Dendrodrilus rubidus (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus castaneus (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5996)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 5996)

Soil: Northeast China

Toxicants

Total and methyl mercury. The study area is the Huludao City, a heavily polluted region by chlor-alkali and nonferrous metal smelting industry.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora sp., Drawida sp., and Limnodrilus sp. (ref. ID; 6933)

Soil: Northern Kosovo

The study area is centred on the town of Kosovska Mitrovica in northern Kosovo. This area was one of the main industrial sites in the former Yugoslavia and one of the most important mining districts in Europe. Industrial activities were concentrated mainly around the Zvecan Pb-Zn smelter located close to the town of K. Mitrovica. The zvecan smelter from 1939 to 2000 continously processed the ore extracted from the mines of the Trepca district.

Toxicants

As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Sb and Zn.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora rosea (ref. ID; 7168)
Oligochaeta: Nicordrilus caliginosus (ref. ID; 7168)

Soil: Southern France

Toxicants

Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Community. (ref. ID; 6893)

Nord-Pas-de-Calais: France

Toxicants

Wastes and dust emissions from the metallurgical industry (Pb and Zn smelter).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa (ref. ID; 4639)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 4639)

Ultramafic soil: In the Barberton area (Mpumalamga, South Africa)

Sampling site

Kaapsehoop Chrysotile Mine (Kaapsehoop 1-3), Barberton Nature Reserve, Agnes Mine, Songimvelo Nature Reserve.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa (ref. ID; 6688)
Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6688)

[The Netherlands]

The Netherlands

Samling sites

Moderately contaminated (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn) sites (site codes see Janssen et al. (1997) (Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 16, 2470-2478).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia andrei (ref. ID; 6842, 6857)
Oligochaeta: Enchytraeus crypticus (ref. ID; 6783)

Breaker's yard in Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Sampling site

Cu, Pb and Zn contaminated.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Dendrobaena veneta (ref. ID; 6851)

Grassland: The Dutch Kempen region, The Netherlands

Toxicants

Zinc-smelting complex (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5989)

[The United Kingdom]

The Cefn Parc Pb and Zn-mine, South Wales, UK

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora chlorotica (ref. ID; 5992)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea caliginosa (ref. ID; 5992)
Oligochaeta: Aporrectodea longa (ref. ID; 5992)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5992)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 5992)

The deposition plume: Avonmouth, South West England, UK

Toxicants

Primary Cd, Pb, and Zn smelter.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5978, 6743)

The vicinity of the Avonmouth smelting works, UK

Toxicants

Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6834, 6864)

Carrock Fell, Cumbria, UK

Toxicants

Abandoned copper and arsenic mine (As).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Dendrodrilus rubidus (ref. ID; 3580)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 3580)

Devon Great Consols, UK

Toxicants

Abandoned copper and arsenic mine (As).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Dendrodrilus rubidus (ref. ID; 3580, 4481)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 3580, 4481, 6909, 6912)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 7173)

Disused non-ferrous metalliferous mines, UK

Toxicants

Diverse anthropogenic sources (Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbricus rubellus (ref. ID; 5984, 5991, 5998, 7055)
Oligochaeta: Dendrodrilus rubidus (ref. ID; 5991, 5998)

Metalliferous sites in the United Kingdom

Toxicants

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6750)

Pasture: Severnside, UK

Toxicants

Industrial smelting complex (Cd, Pb, Zn).

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora caliginosa (ref. ID; 5997)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora chlorotica (ref. ID; 5997)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora longa (ref. ID; 5997)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora rosea (ref. ID; 5997)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora tuberculata (ref. ID; 5997)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 5997)

Frongoch (Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales): Ystwyth (Ystwyth Valley, Dyfed, Wales): Shipham (Shipham, Somerset, England): Broek Polder (Rotterdam, Holland), UK

Toxicants

Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Allolobophora caliginosa (ref. ID; 6850)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora chlorotica (ref. ID; 6850)
Oligochaeta: Allolobophora longa (ref. ID; 6850)
Oligochaeta: Eisenia foetida (ref. ID; 6850)
Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 6850)

[The United States of America]

The Baird and McGuire Superfund Site, Holbrook, Massachusetts, USA

Toxicants

alpha-chlordane, Chlordene, Endrin, gamma-chlordane, gamma-chlordene, p-DDD, p-DDE, p-DDT, Nonachlor

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Lumbricus terrestris (ref. ID; 7016]

The Tri-State mining region, USA

Sampling site

The area were conducted large-scale mining operations from the mid-1800s to the 1950s.

Toxicants

Pb, Zn, Cd.

Test organisms

Oligochaeta: Eisenia fetida (ref. ID; 6818)