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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Description of key information

No data are available on the toxicity of terephthalic acid to soil macroorganisms.  

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Additional information

This data point has been waived for terephthalic acid on the grounds that, no risk was seen during chemical safety assment, exposure is not expected to occur and that TPA is readily biodegradable. Under these circumstances, data for the effects of terephthalic acid on soil macroorganisms are considered unnecessary.