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Short term toxicity to aquatic organisms: LC50/IC50 > 100 mg/L

Long term toxicity to aquatic organisms: NOEC 10 mg/L

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Acute tests evaluating the toxicity of 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate (CAS 112-15-2) to aquatic organisms from three different trophic levels are available. No effects were observed up to a nominal concentration of 100 mg/L on aquatic invertebrates and algae. Short-term effects on fish were reported leading to a LC50 (96 h) of 110 mg/L.

Long-term toxicity testing in fish and daphnia revealed no toxicity with a No Observed Effect Concentration (NOEC) of 10 mg/L.

2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate did not cause inhibition of biodegradation in a study according to OECD 301C with activated sludge microorganisms. No inhibition of degradation was observed at the applied test concentration of 100 mg/L. A NOEC (28 d) of ≥ 100 mg/L was derived. The overall potential to cause inhibition of activated sludge microorganisms is low and significant inhibition of the subsequent degradation process in sewage treatment plants is not expected.