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Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC10 or NOEC for microorganisms:
1 000 mg/L

Additional information

In a 3 -hour toxicity study, activated sludge was inocculated with Cashew Nutshell Extract, Decarboxylated, Distilled (Distilled Grade) at nominal concentrations of 0, 10, 32, 100, 320 and 1000 mg/l. No signs of toxicity were noted at any concentration. The study is classified as Klimisch Code 1 (reliable without restriction) as it was performed to an internationally recognised method (OECD 209) and was conducted to Good Laboratory Practice.

Read across justification

The read across source substance is Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) Nutshell Extract, Decarboxylated, Distilled (“Distilled Grade”). For a full description of the read-across case, please refer to the document"Rationale for the grouping and read-across approach for the three grades of processed Cashew Nutshell Extract" located in Section 13.