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Toxicity to soil microorganisms

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The effects of Amyl Salicylate on Soil Microorganisms has been determined. The NOEC was ≥ 500 mg/kg soil dry weight.

The test soil, Speyer 2.3, had an Organic Carbon content of 0.67%.

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A study was conducted in order to determine possible effects of the test item on soil microorganisms through measuring microbial nitrate formation in treated versus untreated soils after 28 days of incubation.


 


The test soil, Speyer 2.3, had an Organic Carbon content of 0.67%.


 


The test item did not cause any statistically significant effect on the nitrate formation in soil within 28 days at test item concentrations of up to and including 500 mg/kg soil dry weight, which was the highest tested concentration in this study. The NOEC therefore can be considered to be ≥500 mg/kg soil dw. Due to the lacking of a dose-response relationship effective concentrations (ECx) could not be calculated.


 


Based on the above results, the test item, Amyl Salicylate is considered to have no adverse long-term effects on nitrate formation in soil at concentrations up to and including 500 mg test item/kg soil dry weight.