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Short-term toxicity to fish

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Description of key information

With high probability the test substance is acutely not harmful to fish.

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To determine the toxicity of diethylene glycol on fish numerous studies were performed. In the majority of the tests no effects were observed, even at concentrations higher than 100 mg/L. The LC50 (96h) was calculated to be 75200 mg/L diethylene glycol in a flow-through study with Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) (Geiger et al., 1990). The described key study is representative.