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Toxicity to birds

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Secondary poisoning is not considered a relevant route of exposure for birds; therefore, toxicity to birds testing is waived for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate.

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Assessing the toxicity of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate to birds is not necessary since a large mammalian data set is available. This data set documents the effects of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate on terrestrial vertebrates. In addition, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate is readily biodegradable and has a very low potential for bioaccumulation (log Pow = 0.42); therefore, secondary poisoning is not considered a relevant route of exposure for birds. If necessary, the available mammalian data can be used in place of bird toxicity studies to develop a PNECoral for secondary poisoning. Thus, toxicity to birds is waived for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate.