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Toxicity to birds

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Repeated dose toxicity of Cd administered through the diet was studied on several species. The NOEC ranged from 1.6mg Cd/kg FW food to 38 mg Cd/kg FW food.The LOEC ranged  between 15.2mg Cd/kg FW food and 75 mg Cd/kg FW food. 

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Results from 4 studies were available. The results obtained on mallard ducks give the lowest NOEC of 5 values. It is used for calculating the PNEC oral for birds.