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Limited experimental data on the potential toxicity of methyl benzoate to soil organisms are available which show generally no adverse effects on soil organisms being exposed to the substance. Further testing on the terrestrial toxicity of methyl benzoate is deemed not necessary as the exposure assessment (see Chapter 9) based on PNECsoil(screen) does not indicate the risk for terrestrial compartment (the RCR of the terrestrial compartment is well below 1 and all the supported uses are therefore assessed to be safe). As the substance does not indicate high adsorption (log Koc < 3) and is not persistent nor very persistent, and there is no indication that the substance is very toxic (EC/LC50 < 1 mg/L for algae, daphnia or fish), the substance belongs according to REACH Guidance R.7C Table R.7.11-2 to soil hazard category 1 and therefore a risk assessment based on PNECsoil(screen) is sufficient.