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Toxicity to birds

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The mammalian dataset for 1,1,1,2 -tetrafluoroethane (HFC 134a) is extensive and shows it to be of low acute and chronic toxicity. Therefore it is not anticipated that HFC 134a will present a toxic hazard to birds.

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The mammalian dataset for 1,1,1,2 -tetrafluoroethane (HFC 134a) is extensive and shows it to be of low acute and chronic toxicity. Therefore it is not anticipated that HFC 134a will present a toxic hazard to birds.

In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex X, the study on birds does not need to be conducted as sufficient reliable data is available from the mammalian data set.