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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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LD50 (48h) > 100 µg/animal (Apis mellifera)

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The acute toxicity of zinc bis dimethyldithiocarbamate (CAS No. 137-30-4) to honey bees was investigated in two studies by Cole (1990). These studies were conducted according to EPA OPP Guideline 141-1 (Honey Bee Acute Contact Toxicity) and Working Document 7/3 of the United Kingdom Control of Pesticides Regulations (1986), under GLP conditions. After 48 hours, no significant effects on survival were reported in honey bees exposed via oral or contact route to the test material. Therefore, the resulting LD50 for both tests was greater than 100 µg/animal.