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Acute toxicity of emamectin benzoate and its desmethyl metabolite to Eohaustorius estuarius

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  1. Errata: Erratum: Acute toxicity of emamectin benzoate and its desmethyl metabolite to Eohaustorius estuarius Volume 31, Issue 7, 1677, Article first published online: 14 June 2012

Abstract

Emamectin benzoate is one of the active ingredients of the anti-sealice drug SLICE®. Ten-day acute sediment lethal tests (10-d LC50) of emamectin benzoate and its desmethyl metabolite (AB1) were conducted to determine LC50 values using a sensitive representative West Coast amphipod crustacean, Eohaustorius estuarius. The 10-d LC50s of emamectin benzoate and AB1 to E. estuarius were 0.185 and 0.019 mg/kg wet weight sediment (0.146 and 0.015 mg/kg dry wt), respectively. The degradation properties of emamectin benzoate and AB1 during the 10-d period were also measured and described. No obvious decay patterns were observed for either emamectin benzoate and AB1 over the 10-d period. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2010; 29:1816–1820. © 2010 SETAC

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