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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods: short-term
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
other information
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Guideline study with acceptable restrictions. Acceptable study for assessing of the acute toxicity of copper to soil dwelling organisms. Peer reviewed by WHO.

Data source

Referenceopen allclose all

Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Toxicity of metals to the earthworm Eisenia fetida
Author:
Neuhauser EF et al.
Year:
1985
Bibliographic source:
Biol Fert Soils 1: 149-152
Reference Type:
secondary source
Title:
Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) 200, Copper
Author:
WHO
Year:
1998

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: EEC 79/831, Rev.3

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
- Analytical purity: no data

Test substrate

Vehicle:
yes

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
Eisenia fetida
Animal group:
annelids
Details on test organisms:
TEST ORGANISM
- Common name: Eisenia fetida
- Weight at test initiation (mean and range, SD): 300-500 mg


Study design

Study type:
laboratory study
Substrate type:
artificial soil
Limit test:
no
Total exposure duration:
14 d

Test conditions

Test temperature:
20°C
pH:
6.0 ± 0.5
Moisture:
35%
Details on test conditions:
TEST SYSTEM
- Test container (material, size): glas container, 6.5 h * 12 cm diamter
- Amount of soil or substrate: 400 mg dw
- No. of replicates per treatment group: 4
- No. of replicates per control: 4


SOURCE AND PROPERTIES OF SUBSTRATE (if soil)
- Soil texture (artificial soil)
- % sand: 69
- % silt: 10
- % clay: 20


EFFECT PARAMETERS MEASURED (with observation intervals if applicable) : mortality

VEHICLE CONTROL PERFORMED: yes


Results and discussion

Effect concentrationsopen allclose all
Duration:
14 d
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect conc.:
379 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Remarks:
CH2Cu2O5
Basis for effect:
mortality
Duration:
14 d
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect conc.:
217.8 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
element
Remarks:
Cu
Basis for effect:
mortality

Applicant's summary and conclusion