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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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The test substance was accessed for toxicity to Daphnia in a GLP, O.E.C.D. test guideline 202 study with concentration veerification. 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Fresh water invertebrates

Fresh water invertebrates
Effect concentration:
3.3 mg/L

Additional information

The test substance, 2,3 -epoxypropyl o-tolyl ether, was tested for toxicity to aquatic invertebrates in an O.E.C.D. test guideline 202 Daphnia study with concentration verification. The test substance had a 48 hr EC50 value of 3.3 mg/L nominal (2.8 mg/L actual) with 95% Confidence Limits of 2.6 - 4.1 mg/L This finding demonstrates that the test substance is toxic to Daphnia. A second non-GLP study with only a 24 hr exposure period reported an EC50 value of 16 mg/L (nominal) for Daphnia.