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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Description of key information

Short-term effects on freshwater invertebrates ranged from 64 to >544 mg B/L. For the marine compartment an adequate short-term LC50 of 130 mg B/L was found for the marine shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Fresh water invertebrates

Fresh water invertebrates
Effect concentration:
64 mg/L

Marine water invertebrates

Marine water invertebrates
Effect concentration:
130 mg/L

Additional information

All reliable acute toxicity concentration levels for boron are summarized below.

 

Species

B-salt

Endpoint

 

mg B/L

Reference

L.siliquoidea

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Nominal

137

Soucek et al., 2010

L.recta

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Nominal

147

Soucek et al., 2010

M.nervosa

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Measured

>544

Soucek et al., 2010

S.simile

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Measured

> 447

Soucek et al., 2010

A.vivipara

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Measured

476

Soucek et al., 2010

H.azteca

Boric acid

96h-LC50

Measured

64 – 269

Soucek et al., 2010

C.dubia

Boric acid

48h-LC50

Measured

91 – 165

Soucek et al., 2010