PRSENTATION OF THE COLTOX KIT
On 20th June, at a Symposium on the Detection of Contaminants organized by the Regional Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food, and the Natural Environment, a new device for detecting soil contaminants was presented that has been developed by the INNOTEX Center/CRIT. The COLTOX Kit is a simple, fast tool (the system provides a response in just 24 hours) that is easy to use and transport. It provides a preliminary evaluation of the environmental quality of soils that are thought to be contaminated or an evaluation of the effects of chemical products on soil organisms by analysing the response of springtails. COLTOX Kit is patented and available for licensing.