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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Description of key information

The 14 day LC50 to the earthworm was determined to be 406.18 mg/kg dw and the NOEC 225 mg/kg dw.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Short-term EC50 or LC50 for soil macroorganisms:
406.18 mg/kg soil dw
Long-term EC10, LC10 or NOEC for soil macroorganisms:
225 mg/kg soil dw

Additional information

A study according to OECD 207 was conducted to assess the acute toxicity of furfural to earthworm (Eisenia foetida). A total of 240 earthworms were equally divided into 6 groups: 225; 315; 441; 617 and 864.4 mg/kg dw (4 replicates each containing ten earthworms per concentration). Exposure period was 14 days. Based on the mortality data, the 14 day LC50 was determined to be 406.18 mg/kg dw and the NOEC 225 mg/kg dw.