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Toxicity to soil microorganisms

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Endpoint:
toxicity to soil microorganisms
Data waiving:
exposure considerations
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely

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In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex IX, the effects on soil microorganisms study does not need to be conducted as direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. The substance is mainly used in the cosmetic and food industry. Application to soil is not an identified use of the substance (CSR section 2.2). In addition, the substance is readily biodegradable and an indirect application to soil via sewage sludge does not exist. Due to its low log Kow (< -2) the substance has a low adsorptive as well as a low bioaccumulative potential. Hence, a relevant distribution into soil and a considerable exposure of soil microorganisms is not expected.

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