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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Description of key information

EC50 (48 h) = 11.2 mg/L
EC50 (48 h) = 41.1 mg/L
EC50 (48 h) = 36 mg/L

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50/LC50 for freshwater invertebrates:
11.2 mg/L

Additional information

There is sufficient information available on the short term toxicity of Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate to Daphnia Magna from studies that were carried out according to guideline methods. The key parameter chosen was obtained from the most reliable source and represents the most conservative result.

The short-term toxicity to Daphnia magna was determined in a study based on an ISO guideline. The EC50 after 48 hours was determined to be 11.2 mg/L.