OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Section 2

Effects on Biotic Systems

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ISSN: 
2074-5761 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/20745761
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The OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals is a collection of about 150 of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by government, industry and independent laboratories to identify and characterise potential hazards of chemicals. They are a set of tools for professionals, used primarily in regulatory safety testing and subsequent chemical and chemical product notification, chemical registration and in chemical evaluation. They can also be used for the selection and ranking of candidate chemicals during the development of new chemicals and products and in toxicology research. This group of tests covers effects on biotic systems.

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Test No. 247: Bumblebee, Acute Oral Toxicity Test

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OECD
09 Oct 2017
Pages:
12
ISBN:
9789264284128 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264284128-en

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This test guideline is a laboratory test method, designed to assess the acute oral toxicity of pesticides and other chemicals to adult worker bumblebees.

Adult worker bumblebees are exposed to 50 % (w/v) aqueous sucrose solution containing the test chemical. The test duration is at least 48 h. Mortality is recorded daily and compared with control values. Results are analysed in order to calculate the LD50 and NOED, if possible, at 24 h & 48 h and furthermore at 72 h & 96 h in case the study is prolonged.

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