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No results are available to characterize possible effects of benzalacetone towards terrestrial organisms.

In accordance with REACH regulation (Annex IX, column 2), in the absence of toxicity data for soil organisms, the equilibrium partitioning method can be applied to assess the hazard to soil organisms.The substance does not indicate high adsorption (log Koc <3) and is not persistent nor very persistent. There is indication that the substance is very toxic (EC/LC50 <1 mg/L for algae), so the substance belongs to soil hazard category 2 (refer to ECHA REACH Guidance R.7C, Table R.7.11.2).

But no exposure to the terrestrial compartment, including soil, is intended during the life cycle of the test substance. Even if an unintended exposure would occur (e.g. via an accident), the substance was found to be readily biodegradable (Kanne, 1993) and is therefore not persistent in the environment.

Based on this argumentation, the toxicity studies for terrestrial organisms are waived.