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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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In a 'read across' acute daphnia study with diesel fuel the 48hr EL50 was determined to be 210 mg/L based on immobilisation.

A supporting QSAR study using Petrotox Model is also available.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50/LC50 for freshwater invertebrates:
210 mg/L

Additional information

A sample of diesel fuel was tested in a static 48 -hour acute daphnid (Daphnia magna) test (OECD 202; KS = 1).

Twenty organisms / dose were exposed to diesel fuel WAFs at nominal concentrations of 0, 10, 22, 46, 100, 220, 460 and 1000 mg/L. The EL50 was 210 mg/L.

A supporting QSAR study using Petrotox Model is also available which predicted the LL50 value at 33.87 mg/L