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Ecotoxicological information

Short-term toxicity to fish

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Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Fresh water fish

Fresh water fish
Effect concentration:
320 mg/L

Additional information

Bowmer et al. determined the acute toxicity to fish of several lactate esters. Effects indicate that the alkyl lactates can be considered a homologous series. As such methyl lactate will be less toxic than ethyl lactate, which has an LC50 of 320 mg/L.