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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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MMA is of  moderate toxicity to Daphnia magna (EC50 = 69 mg/L) and is regarded as harmful to aquatic invertebrates.

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The key study for the determination of the acute toxicity of methyl methacrylate to aquatic invertebrates, using the fresh water flea Daphnia magna as test organism, was the study by Burgess/ABC laboratories, Inc. (1990), which reported an EC50 (48 h) value of 69 mg/L