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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Calcium fluoride was found to have no effect on Eisenia fetida

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The toxicity of various fluoride compounds to Eisenia fetida was investiated over a period of 22 weeks. At higher concentrations sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride and the sodium salt of fluoroacetic acid reduced significantly. Calcium fluoride had no effect. The rate of maturity of the earthworms was also significantly reduced when sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride was used. The number of hatchlings was reduced in the presence of sodium fluoride, while the number of cocoons was reduced in the presence of a low concentration of sodium fluoride and potasium fluoride (Vogel & Ottow, 1992).