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Short-term toxicity to fish

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Endpoint:
short-term toxicity to fish
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: see 'Remark'
Remarks:
The data was evaluated by experts in a report of NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS NOTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT SCHEME (NICNAS), which is administered by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) of Australian Commission. Also the Data were determined by OECD guideline.

Data source

Referenceopen allclose all

Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
Phosphoric acid, (1-methylethylidene) di-4,1-phenylene tetraphenyl ester (Fyrolflex BDP)
Author:
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Australia)
Year:
2000
Bibliographic source:
In:NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS NOTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT SCHEME
Reference Type:
other company data
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1997
Reference Type:
other: monograph provided by ECHA
Title:
Endpoint record:Short term toxicity to fish
Author:
ECHA
Year:
2010
Bibliographic source:
Document from ECHA

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 203 (Fish, Acute Toxicity Test)
GLP compliance:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Type:
Constituent

Sampling and analysis

Analytical monitoring:
yes
Details on sampling:
A Static Limit Test (no replacement of test water) was performed over 96 hours using a solution of the test substance made up at a nominal concentrationof 1 mg/L in charcoal filtered dechlorinated tap water. The test was performed in duplicate using ten fish in each test vessel. A solvent control was also run in parallel, also using ten fish.

Test solutions

Vehicle:
yes
Details on test solutions:
The test substance was firstly dissolved in dimethylformamide to produce a 10 g/L solution. An aliquot of this was added to the test vessels in order to produce the indicated nominal concentrations.

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
Oncorhynchus mykiss (previous name: Salmo gairdneri)

Study design

Test type:
static
Water media type:
freshwater
Limit test:
yes
Total exposure duration:
96 h

Test conditions

Hardness:
around 100 mg/L as CaCO3
Test temperature:
controlled at 14 ± 1 °C
pH:
always between 7.7 and 8.0
Dissolved oxygen:
between 9.4 and 10.1 mg/L
Nominal and measured concentrations:
It is to be noted that the nominal concentration of 1.0 mg/L for the test chemical was greater than the measured water solubility (0.4 mg/L), and in order to attain this nominal concentration, the test substance was firstly dissolved in dimethylformamide to produce a 10 g/L solution. An aliquot of this was added to the test vessels in order to produce the indicated nominal concentrations.However, analysis of samples of the test solutions taken at 0, 24 and 96 hours indicated up to 115% recovery of the test compound. Presumably the presence of the dimethylformamide in the water helped maintain this high solution concentration. It was noted in the report that during work on the initial range finding study test material precipitated out of solution at concentrations in excess of 1.0 mg/ L.

Results and discussion

Effect concentrationsopen allclose all
Duration:
96 h
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect conc.:
> 1 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Duration:
96 h
Dose descriptor:
NOEC
Effect conc.:
> 1 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal

Any other information on results incl. tables

All test specimens survived over the 96-hour test period. Further, no physical or behavioural anomalies were observed during the test period, and accordingly which it was concluded that the BDP is non toxic to rainbow trout up to the limits of its water solubility.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
yes
Remarks:
An OECD guideline test and by peer reviewed
Conclusions:
All test specimens survived over the 96-hour test period. It was concluded that the BDP is non toxic to rainbow trout up to the limits of its water solubility.