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Long-term toxicity to fish

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90-day LOEL for Tilapia is 2.18 mg/L

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Lactic acid is a ubiquitous and essential molecule of life in all vertebrates. It is highly soluble in water, and will not (significantly) accumulate in water. As such, a long-term effect in water for fish is likely to be due to physical effects (pH, electrostatic) at the gill membrane, rather than to systemic toxicity.