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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
bioaccumulation in aquatic species: fish
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Only a very limited amount of information is available in english, the original report is in japanese.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
other: summary sheet
Title:
Biodegradation and bioconcentration of existing chemicals substances under the chemical substances control law
Author:
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Year:
1978
Bibliographic source:
http://www.safe.nite.go.jp/data/hazkinzon/pk_e_kizon_data_result.home_data (accessed 10-11-2008)
Report date:
1978

Materials and methods

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
Terphenyl
EC Number:
247-477-3
EC Name:
Terphenyl
Cas Number:
26140-60-3
Molecular formula:
C18H14
IUPAC Name:
1,1':4',1''-terphenyl

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
Cyprinus carpio

Study design

Water / sediment media type:
natural water: freshwater
Total exposure / uptake duration:
8 wk

Test conditions

Details on test conditions:
Test concentrations:
- 0.25 pppm
- 0.025 ppm

Results and discussion

Bioaccumulation factoropen allclose all
Type:
BCF
Value:
> 15 - < 80
Remarks on result:
other: Conc.in environment / dose:0.25 ppm
Type:
BCF
Value:
> 21 - < 129
Remarks on result:
other: Conc.in environment / dose:0.025 ppm

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
The BCFs determined in Cyprinus carpio at 0.25 and 0.025 ppm were respectively 15 to 80 and 21 to 129. Therefore it can be concluded that the bioaccumulative potential of terphenyls is low.