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Ecotoxicological information

Toxicity to soil microorganisms

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Description of key information

A number of studies are summarised and reviewed in the EU RAR.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Long-term EC10, LC10 or NOEC for soil microorganisms:
106 mg/kg soil dw

Additional information

The EU RAR reports NOEC values from 106 to 3000 mg/kg. The 63 day experiments were carried out in a micro-ecosystem containing poplar litter (30% o.m) and the isopod Porcellio scaber Latr. Nitrification was found to be the most sensitive endpoint investigated in the micro-ecosystem test.