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Although Column 2 of REACH Annex X requires a carcinogenicity study (required in Section 8.9.1) if the substance has a wide dispersive use, the weight of evidence across the category suggests that pentadecanol, branched and linear is not carcinogenic. This is based on a large set of various types of repeated dose studies across the category which do not offer any evidence of treatment-related induction of hyperplasia / pre-neoplastic lesions for pentadecanol, branched and linear or structurally related alcohols (though reporting is limited in many cases). In addition, pentadecanol, branched and linear does not have any genotoxic effects.

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Based on the weight of evidence, thedata is waived as testing is not a scientifically necessary option.  

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