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- application factor
A numerical factor by which a concentration observed as causing some harmful effect in a short-term experiment is converted to give what is frequently arbitrarily considered as an acceptable level in the environment Thus, for example, the 4-day LC50 is frequently multiplied by 0.1 or 0.01 to give this level; data derived from chronic tests are, however, also used to derive such a factor.
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