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Ecotoxicological information

Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

Administrative data

Endpoint:
toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Remarks:
according to EU method C.3

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1996

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method C.3 (Algal Inhibition test)
Version / remarks:
Directive 92/69/EEC
GLP compliance:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Sampling and analysis

Analytical monitoring:
not specified

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
Scenedesmus sp.

Study design

Test type:
other: modified testing due to colouring of the test media
Water media type:
not specified
Limit test:
yes

Test conditions

Nominal and measured concentrations:
100 mg/L nominal

Results and discussion

Effect concentrationsopen allclose all
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
EC50
Effect conc.:
> 100 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
growth rate
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
EC50
Effect conc.:
> 100 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
biomass
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
NOEC
Effect conc.:
100 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
growth rate
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
NOEC
Effect conc.:
100 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
biomass

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
yes
Conclusions:
The test item was found not to inhibit the growth rate of the green alga Scenedesmus subspicatus after 72 hours. The NOEC-values of the test item for both inhibition of growth rate and inhibition of yield after 72 hours were = 100 mg/L, respectively. The EC50-values of the test item for both inhibition of growth rate and yield after 72 hours were > 100 mg/L, respectively.