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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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Description of key information

The 96-h EC50 is 240 mg/l in the fresh water Selenastrum capricornutum (Shell Research Ltd., 1986)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50 for freshwater algae:
240 mg/L

Additional information

A GLP-compliant guideline study (EPA-660/3-75-009) is available for propylene oxide reporting a 96 h EC50 value of 240 mg/L based on growth rate in the freshwater species Selenastrum capricornutum (new name: Pseudokirchnerella subcapitata) (Shell Research Ltd., 1986).