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Toxicity to birds

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
short-term toxicity to birds: acute oral toxicity test
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
disregarded due to major methodological deficiencies
Reliability:
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: The provided level of details is considerably too low to assign a reliability score to this data.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
The acute oral toxicity, repellency, and hazard potential of 998 chemicals to one or more species of wild and domestic birds
Author:
Schafer E.W.Jr., Bowles W.A.Jr., Hurlbut J.
Year:
1983
Bibliographic source:
Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 12(3), 355-382.

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
no data
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Pyrocatechol
EC Number:
204-427-5
EC Name:
Pyrocatechol
Cas Number:
120-80-9
Molecular formula:
C6H6O2
IUPAC Name:
pyrocatechol
Details on test material:
no data
Dose method:
gavage
Analytical monitoring:
not specified
Vehicle:
yes
Details on preparation and analysis of diet:
DIET PREPARATION:
Wild-trapped birds were usually dosed by gavage with solutions or suspensions of catechol in propylene glycol.

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
other: Birds
Details on test organisms:
Source: wild-trapped

Study design

Remarks:
No data
No. of animals per sex per dose and/or stage:
no data
Control animals:
not specified
Nominal and measured doses / concentrations:
no data

Examinations

Details on examinations and observations:
No data

Results and discussion

Effect levels
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect level:
> 100 mg/kg bw
Basis for effect:
mortality

Applicant's summary and conclusion