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Toxicity to Amphibians:

NOEC/L(E)C10 data are available for three species of amphibians, with values ranging from 84.5 µg Ni/L to 13.147 µg Ni/L, both values from Xenopus laevis (Hopfer et al., 1991).

 

  Key Study

(freshwater amphibians)

Selected values for the most sensitive endpoints used for derivation of the freshwater HC5

 

Species

Endpoint

Value (ug/L) Ni

 Value (mg/L) NiF2

Hopfer et al., 1991

Xenopus laevis

EC10

84.5

 0.139

Fort et al., 2004

Xenopus laevis

EC10

230-260

 0.379 -0.428

Bufo terrestris

NOEC

640

 1.05

Gastrophryne carolensis

LC10

180-190

 0.296 - 0.313

FOR AN EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE NICKEL SULFATE DOSSIER WHICH IS BASED ON THE CONCLUSIONS EXPLAINED IN THE 2008/2009 EUROPEAN UNION EXISITING SUBSTANCE RISK ASSESSMENT OF NICKEL (EU RAR) (EEC 793/93)