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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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No long term effects were recorded up to 100 mg/kg dw  from an OECD 222 study on Eisenia fetida

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Effects of tert-dodecanethiol (tertiododecylmercaptan) on soil macroorganisms was assayed by using the OECD 222 earthworm (Eisenia fetida) reproduction inhibition test. No effects on adult growth were recorded for an exposure duration of 4 weeks. No effects on reproduction (number of offsprings) was observed at the end of exposure period, 56 days, up to 100 mg tertiododecylmercaptan/kg dw. However, no measurements of test substance were made and as the test substance is volatile the OECD Guideline does not recommend the test for such cases. The study cannot be considered valid for these reasons.