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Statement on terrestrial toxicity

Since the test substance Vinasses, residue of fermentation and all other members of the category are readily biodegradable, a chronic exposure of terrestrial organisms is excluded. The ready biodegradation implies good metabolization in microorganisms, and presumably vertebrates as well, which is underlined by the toxicokinetic assessment for the category members. Furthermore, due to the lack of any toxicological or ecotoxicological effects, it can be safely assumed that there is no risk from any of the category members for terrestrial organisms. This assessment is underlined by the fact that Vinasses have been used as animal food for decades and also by their use as fertilizer.

 

 

Statement on toxicity to birds

As Vinassess are not classified as toxic or harmful, and due to the lack of any toxicological or ecotoxicological effects, the substances are not considered to cause toxic effects in predators. Thus, a study with birds is not needed due to animal welfare reasons and no PNEC oral is derived.