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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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Chronic data are available for different species of arthropod soil invertebrates. NOEC/EC10 values range from 31 mg Ni/kg for reproduction by the springtail Folsomia candida (Liu et al., 2015) to 1,783 mg Ni/kg for reproduction by F. candida (Liu et al., 2015).  Below are the accepted high quality studies for arthropod soil macro-organisms used for derivation of the HC5 and terrestrial PNEC:


Key Study

(Soil macro-organisms)

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


Added NOEC or EC10 (mg/kg dw)

Total NOEC or EC10 (mg/kg dw)

University of Ghent and Euras, 2005

Folsomia candida



Lock and Janssen, 2002

Folsomia candida



Scott-Fordsmand et al., 1999

Folsomia fimetaria