Bis (dimethylthiocarbamyl) sulfide in freshwater and marine water
Toxicant default guideline values for protecting aquatic ecosystems
Extracted from Section 8.3.7 ‘Detailed descriptions of chemicals' of the ANZECC & ARMCANZ (2000) guidelines.
The default guideline values (previously known as ‘trigger values’) and associated information in this technical brief should be used in accordance with the detailed guidance provided in the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality.
Fish: one species, 96-hour LC50, 5300 µg/L.
Crustacean: one species, 48-hour LC50, 2900 µg/L.
Algae: one species, 96-hour EC50 (growth), 1000 µg/L.
A freshwater low reliability trigger value of 10 µg/L was calculated for this compound using an assessment factor (AF) of 100. In the absence of marine data, this was adopted was a marine low reliability trigger value. These figures should only be used as indicative interim working levels.
ANZECC & ARMCANZ 2000. Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality, Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council and Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra.