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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Description of key information

The EC50 value Daphnia magna for 3-phenoxybenzylalcohol (13826-35-2) was found to be 0.05 mg/L for 48 hrs.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50/LC50 for freshwater invertebrates:
0.05 mg/L

Additional information

The summary of the weight of evidence results (having Klimisch ranking 2and 4) are presented below:




Effect values

Basis for effects






0.05 mg/L


48 hrs.

Daphnia magna

Experimental data for target substance



1.5 mg/l


48 hrs.

Aquatic invertebrates

Experimental data for target substance


By applying weight of evidence approach to the target substance 3-Phenoxybenzyl alcohol, the endpoint value was found to be EC50= 0.05 mg/L to 1.5 mg/l in 48 hrs; on the basis of immobilization effect.

As per the study reported by FMC corporation dec 2006 ,Daphnia magna 12 ± 12 hrs old were exposed to the series of concentrations of 3-PBA under static conditions for 48hrs.

Based on immobilization the EC50 for 3-PBA were found to be 17 and 10mg/l at 24 and 48hrs respectively.

Thus considering the value of the endpoint for aquatic classification of the substance, it is concluded that substance likely to exhibit short term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates (Daphnia magna) in category 1.