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Long-term toxicity to fish

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In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex IX, no long term toxicity testing is proposed (required in section 9.1.6) as the chemical safety assessment does not indicate a need to further investigate the effects on fish. All data available on calcium nitrate itself and on the other nitrates show a very low toxicity. In addtion, the substance does have a very high water solubility and its chemical properties do not indicate bioaccumulation. Therefore, the study is not considered necessary.

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Additional information

Although the endpoint is waived, there are reliable 30d growth rate and 32d embryo-larval tests available for the structural related substance sodium nitrate from Adelman (2009).

In the 30d growth rate test the NOEC for juvenile Topeka shiner was 268 mg/L (growth rate) and the NOEC for Fathead minnow was 58 mg/L (mortality).

In the 32d embryo-larval test, the NOEC to Fathead minnow was 157 mg/L based on growth rate (no effect on embryo survival).

These tests confirm the low toxicity of sodium nitrate.

The read-across rationale can be found in the document attached in the appropriate target records.