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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Endpoint:
toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods: short-term
Type of information:
(Q)SAR
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: QSAR calculation, reliable with restriction
Justification for type of information:
QSAR prediction: migrated from IUCLID 5.6

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
other: computer model
Title:
ECOWIN v1 ECOSAR Classes for Microsoft Windows
Author:
Nabholz V and Mayo-Bean K
Year:
2009
Bibliographic source:
USEPA OPPT Risk Assessment Division

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
The Ecosar class program has been developed primarily for the evaluation of neutral organic compounds and organic classes with excess toxicity. The QSARs in the Ecosar program are developed for chemical classes based on measured test data that have been submitted by industry or they are developed by other sources for chemicals with similar structures, e.g., phenols. Using the measured aquatic toxicity values and estimated Kow values, regression equations can be developed for a class of chemicals. Toxicity values for new chemicals may then be calculated by inserting the Kow into the regression equation and correcting the resultant value for the molecular weight of the compound.
GLP compliance:
no

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
not applicable
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Details on properties of test surrogate or analogue material (migrated information):
not applicable

Sampling and analysis

Analytical monitoring:
no
Details on sampling:
not applicable

Test substrate

Vehicle:
no
Details on preparation and application of test substrate:
not applicable

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
other: earthworm
Animal group:
annelids
Details on test organisms:
not applicable

Study design

Study type:
other: calculated
Substrate type:
not specified
Limit test:
no
Total exposure duration:
14 d
Post exposure observation period:
not applicable

Test conditions

Test temperature:
not applicable
pH:
not applicable
Moisture:
not applicable
Details on test conditions:
not applicable
Nominal and measured concentrations:
not applicable
Reference substance (positive control):
no

Results and discussion

Effect concentrations
Duration:
14 d
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect conc.:
94.27 other: ppm
Nominal / measured:
estimated
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
mortality
Details on results:
calculated using the neutral organics QSAR
Results with reference substance (positive control):
not applicable
Reported statistics and error estimates:
not applicable

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
not applicable
Remarks:
Calculated
Conclusions:
The estimated 14 day LC50 for earthworms is 94.270ppm
Executive summary:

Measured data are not available for buta-1,2 -diene for this endpoint. Due to the practical difficulties associated with the ecotoxicity testing of gases (i.e. maintaining exposure concentrations) the use of QSAR toxicity estimates is an appropriate alternative. The ECOSAR model is a reliable and appropriate QSAR model to apply to buta-1,2 -diene as it is based on a related chemical dataset that calculates the toxicity of neutral organic hydrocarbons whose mode of action is non-polar narcosis. The endpoint calculated here is therefore a reasonable estimate of its baseline toxicity.