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A comparison of acute toxicity methodologies for Bombus spp.

Kayla Mundy; Nigel E. Raine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: PeerJ
Abstract
Acute toxicity testing (lethal dose and lethal concentration for 50% of the population; LD50 and LC50) is a required component of the first level of pesticide risk assessment. A review of peer-reviewed and ECOTOX database toxicity values was conducted to assess methodology and toxicity value consistency. Bumble bee LD50 and LC50 tests varied in five key areas: test subject, active ingredient specifications, test solution specifications, test conditions, test procedure. Only recently has a consistent methodology for bumble bee LD50 tests been released, but differs substantially from previous methods. Study methodologies have varied in at least one component and c...
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free text keywords: Zoology, Acute toxicity, Bombus <genus>, Risk assessment, Biology
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