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Toxicity to terrestrial plants

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In accordance with column 2 of Annex IX 9.4 of EC 1907/2006 the testing is not required as direct and indirect exposure of soil is unlikely.

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In accordance with column 2 of Annex IX 9.4 of EC 1907/2006 the testing is not required as direct and indirect exposure of soil is unlikely.

In addition, glycine is known to be a ubiquitous compound present mainly in protein molecules. Consequently, glycine is present in living organisms, in animal and vegetable foodstuff and in feed. In acute aquatic toxicity tests glycine caused no effect on test organisms of all trophic levels. Furthermore, glycine is readily biodegradable which excludes the possibility of persistence in the environment. Glycine shows neither potential for bioaccumulation (log Kow -3.21) nor for adsorption (log Koc 1). From these characteristics it can be concluded, that glycine does not represent a risk to the terrestrial environment. Hence, studies with terrestrial organisms are scientifically unjustified.