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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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No data available. Considering all relevant information available, toxicity to terrestrial arthropods is not expected.

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In accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex X, section 9.4, column 2, further studies on terrestrial organisms do not have to be conducted since the chemical safety assessment indicates that there is no need. The terrestrial toxicity of the Betaines, C12-14 (even numbered)-alkyldimethyl has been tested with the earth-worm Eisenia fetida. No effects for mortality, growth, reproduction and feeding activity were observed during the 56-day exposure period at the test concentration of 1,000 mg/kg soil dw, the highest concentration tested.

Based on the available data, no toxicity of Betaines, C12-14 (even numbered)-alkyldimethyl to terrestrial organisms is expected. Additionally, the substance is not expected to remain in the terrestrial environment, due to ready biodegradability and low adsorption potential, reducing the potential of chronic exposure.

Based on this information, toxicity to terrestrial arthropods is not expected to be of concern, and consequently, no further testing is required.