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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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With high probability acutely not harmful to aquatic algae.

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The toxicity of ethylene urea on aquatic algae was investigated with Selenastrum capricornutum in a GLP guideline study according to OECD 201 (BASF, 299A-116, 2001). No inhibition was observed up to the highest test concentration of 119 mg/L. This result is supported by a publication for the hazard assessment of the test item to Chlorella pyrenoidosa. The EC50 value (based on the growth rate after 96 hours) was determined to be 16000 mg/L (Van Leeuwen 1985).