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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
disregarded due to major methodological deficiencies
Reliability:
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Information from review article, reliability not known

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2002
Report Date:
2002

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
Advanced techniques for dealing with volatile compounds
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Sampling and analysis

Analytical monitoring:
yes

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
other: Eisenia andrei
Animal group:
annelids

Results and discussion

Effect concentrationsopen allclose all
Dose descriptor:
NOEC
Effect conc.:
0 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
meas. (not specified)
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: coarse soil
Dose descriptor:
LOEC
Effect conc.:
172 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
meas. (not specified)
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: coarse soil
Dose descriptor:
NOEC
Effect conc.:
63 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
meas. (not specified)
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: fine soil
Dose descriptor:
LOEC
Effect conc.:
97 mg/kg soil dw
Nominal / measured:
meas. (not specified)
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: fine soil

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
not specified
Conclusions:
The NOEC ranged from 0-63mg/kg and the LOEC from 97-172mg/kg
Executive summary:

The data reported here was taken from Environment Canadas fact sheet on soil quality guidelines for benzene (2004). We have been unable to obtain the original study report, so have not been able to assess the reliability of this study.