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EC number: 231-143-9
CAS number: 7440-33-7
No aquatic invertebrates acute toxicity data of sufficient quality are
available for tungsten metal (target substance). However, aquatic
invertebrates acute toxicity data are available for sodium tungstate
(source substance), which are used for read-across. Due to lower water
solubility and lower toxicity for the target substance compared to the
source substance, the resulting read-across from the source substance to
the target substance is appropriate as a conservative estimate of
potential toxicity for this endpoint. In addition, read-across is
appropriate because the PBT/vPvB profile is the same, and the dose
descriptors are, or are expected to be, higher for the source substance.
For more details, refer to the read-across category approach in the
Category section of this IUCLID submission or Annex 3 in the CSR.
No data were available for tungsten metal for short-term invertebrate
toxicity; therefore, read-across to sodium tungstate was used for this
endpoint. In a test using Daphnia and testing sodium tungstate, the EC50
observed was found to be greater than the highest concentration tested
(>163 mg sodium tungstate/L or >96 mg W/L).
Due to lower transformation/dissolution results for tungsten metal (the
target substance) than sodium tungstate (the source substance), the
resulting toxicity potential would also be expected to be lower, so
read-across is appropriate. In addition, read-across is justified
because the classification and labelling is the less severe for the
target substance and the PBT/vPvB profile is the same. Finally, the dose
descriptor for the target substance is expected to be sufficiently
higher than the source chemical, and read-across to the source chemical
is adequately protective. For more details, refer to the read-across
category approach in the Category section or Annex 3 in the CSR.
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