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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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The 48 hour contact LC50- value on the earthworm Eisenia fetida was determined to be of 60 μg/cm2. 

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The effects of 1,2-dichloroethane on the earth worm Eisenia fetida has been investigated. Animals were exposed in the dark for 48 hr towards the material by means of a filter paper. A 48 hr LC50-value of 60 μg/cm2 was derived from this investigation (Neuhauser et al. 1985 ; Neuhauser et al. 1986). No PNECsoil can be derived from this study due to the use of filter paper instead of soil, therefore the PNECsoil was determined using equilibrium partitioning.