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Long-term toxicity to fish

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fish early-life stage toxicity
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study scientifically not necessary / other information available
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The chemical safety assessment carried out according to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 does not raise the need to further investigate the long-term toxicity to fish.

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There are no studies available, in which the long-term toxicity of Fatty acids, C14-22, C16-24-alkyl esters (CAS 92797-30-3) on fish was assessed. The available aquatic studies for the acute toxicity to all three trophic levels (fish, aquatic invertebrates and algae) as well as the available aquatic studies for the chronic toxicity to two trophic levels (aquatic invertebrates and algae) indicate no effects up to the limit of water solubility. Furthermore, there is no indication in the short-term tests that aquatic invertebrates may be less sensitive than fish. Based on the available data, a long-term test with fish is not expected to generate significantly different results from the available long-term study with aquatic invertebrates. Moreover, due to the ready biodegradability of the substance, exposure of aquatic organisms to the substance is unlikely in the water column.

Therefore, the chemical safety assessment carried out according to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 does not raise the need for the further investigation of the long-term toxicity to fish. Thus, in accordance with Annex VIII, column 2 no long-term toxicity test to fish is proposed to avoid unnecessary testing of vertebrates in favor of animal welfare.