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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Description of key information

Data are available for both mortality and growth in Eisenia fetida (worm).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Long-term EC10, LC10 or NOEC for soil macroorganisms:
10 000 mg/kg soil dw

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Data are available for both mortality and growth in Eisenia fetida (worm).  Worms were exposed for a period of 6 weeks (42 days) to resorcinol concentrations ca. 0, 0.1, 1.0, 4 and 8% (w/w) dry wt, including controls.  Resorcinol showed no effect on growth rate or body weight compared to controls.  Mortality among controls was less than 2%.  Resorcinol caused significant mortality at 4% in sludge (w/w) dry weight with the LC100 = 40000 mg/kg soil dw and the LOEC = 10000 mg/kg soil dw (Hartenstein, 1982).