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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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With high probability DMEE is not acutely harmful to freshwater invertebrates.

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The acute toxicity of the test substance to the freshwater invertebrate, Daphnia magna, has been investigated in GLP study conducted according to OECD Guideline 202 (Daphnia sp. Acute Immobilisation Test). A 48-hour EC50 value of greater than 100 mg/L was reported. The NOEC at 48 hours was 32 mg/L (nominal, Harlan, 2012, rep. no.: 41202880). The test concentrations were analytically verified. Correspondingly, the LOEC was considered to be 56 mg/L.

Based on the available experimental data, it was concluded that the substance is with high probability not acutely harmful to aquatic invertebrates.