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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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From the read across with 1,3 (or 1,4)-bis[1-(tert-butylperoxy)-1-methylethyl]benzene: the test substance was not found to be acutely toxic to Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata at a nominal loading rate of 1.0 mg/L, equivalent to an initial mean measured concentration of 0.0471 mg/L.

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There is no data on 1,4-bis[1-(tert-butylperoxy)-1-methylethyl]benzene. A read across approach is proposed with 1,3 (or 1,4)-bis[1-(tert-butylperoxy)-1-methylethyl]benzene.

The acute toxicity of [1,3(or 1,4)-phenylenebis(1-methylethylidene)]bis[tert-butyl] peroxide was evaluated withPseudokirschneriella subcapitatain a study performed in accordance with OECD testing guideline 201 and GLP requirements.

The algae were exposed to nominal test concentrations of 1 mg/L under static conditions during 72 hours. The mean measured concentrations were not maintained between 80 and 120 % of nominal.

pH range and dissolved oxygen concentration were reported and in agreement with the guideline recommendations. Quality criteria were fulfilled.

The test substance was not found to be acutely toxic toPseudokirchneriella subcapitataat a nominal loading rate of 1.0 mg/L, equivalent to an initial mean measured concentration of 0.0471 mg/L.