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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Description of key information

Reliable experimental data with dihydromyrcenol are available to assess acute toxicity to daphnia magna. 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Fresh water invertebrates

Fresh water invertebrates
Effect concentration:
38 mg/L

Additional information

A 48h EC50 value of 38 mg/l was obtained from the key study of dihydromyrcenol toxicity to aquatic invertebrates.This value correlates well with the acute toxicity to Daphnia magna study using the read-across analogue substance linalool which reports a 48h EC50 value of 59 mg/l (Linalool, OECD SIDS report, 2002).