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Long-term toxicity to fish

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No long-term toxicity of Fatty Acid Glycerides to fish is expected.

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According to column 2 of EC 1907/2006 Annex IX 9.1.6 long-term toxicity testing shall only be proposed if the chemical safety assessment indicates the need to investigate further the effects on aquatic organisms. No results differing from those of an existing long-term test with Daphnia magna (decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate, CAS No. 65381-09-1) can be expected for fish due to the following reasons: The screening test on biodegradation in water showed that all category members are readily biodegradable and thus, will not persist in the aquatic environment. Furthermore the short-term tests for all three trophic levels showed no toxicity of the category members up to the limit of their water solubility. There was no sign, that fish are more sensitive than Daphnia. Thus, it can not be expected that a long-term test with fish will generate different results than the existing long-term test with Daphnia magna (no effect up to the limit of the water solubility of the tested substance). Therefore no further long-term test with fish is proposed due to animal welfare.