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For MMA acute as well as chronic studies of sufficient reliability are available for all three trophic levels, as well as reliable microbial toxicity data.

Summary

The aquatic toxicity of methyl methacrylate was investigated on all three trophic levels using acute as well as long-term toxicity tests. The results showed that the test substance is of low toxicity to fish (LC50 > 79 mg/L) and algae and harmful to aquatic invertebrates (EC50 = 69 mg/L). In the long-term toxicity tests, fish toxicity in an early life stages test with Danio rerio was the most sensitive endpoint (NOEC 9.4 mg/L). The microbial NOECs was determined to be 100 mg/L based on the obvious absence of toxicity in a ready biodegradation test (OECD 301 C, MITI (I), 94 % degradation in 14 d at 100 mg/L).