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Ecotoxicological information

Toxicity to soil microorganisms

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Description of key information

In an 28 d toxicity study with soil microflora, the EC50 of sorbic acid was 5000 mg/kg soil dry weight. The NOEC was 500 mg/kg soil dry weight. Both values apply the nitrate formation as well as the respiration rate.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Short-term EC50 for soil microorganisms:
5 000 mg/kg soil dw
Long-term EC10 or NOEC for soil microorganisms:
500 mg/kg soil dw

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