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Developing a Multi-purpose Ecotoxicity Database Model and Web-based Searching System for Ecological Risk Assessment of EDCs in Korea

웹 기반 EDCs 생태 독성 자료베이스 모델 및 시스템 개발

  • Received : 2017.09.15
  • Accepted : 2017.10.23
  • Published : 2017.10.31

Abstract

Objectives: To establish a system for integrated risk assessment of EDCs in Korea, infrastructure for providing toxicity data of ecological media should be established. Some systems provide soil ecotoxicity databases along with aquatic ecotoxicity information, but a well-structured ecotoxicity database system is still lacking. Methods: Aquatic and soil ecotoxicological information were collected by a toxicologist based on a human readable data (HRD) format for collecting ecotoxicity data that we provided. Among these data, anomalies were removed according to database normalization theory. Also, the data were cleaned and encoded to establish a machine-readable data (MRD) ecotoxicity database system. Results: We have developed a multi-purpose ecotoxicity database model focusing on EDCs, ecological species, and toxic effects. Also, we have constructed a web-based data searching system to retrieve, extract, and download data with greater availability. Conclusions: The results of our study will contribute to decision-making as a tool for efficient ecological risk assessment of EDCs in Korea.

Keywords

Ecological risk assessment;ecotoxicity database model;endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs);web-based;searching system

Acknowledgement

Grant : EDCs 통합위해관리를 위한 한국형 환경 및 생태 위해성 평가 기술 개발

Supported by : 환경부

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