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No tests on terrestrial organisms are available for 2-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate. Nevertheless, due to the ready biodegradability, exposure of terrestrial organisms is unlikely. In addition, according to the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (Chapter 7c Endpoint Specific Guidance, Table 7.11.2) there is no need for testing if there is no indication for high absorption (log Kow < 5) and there is no indication that the substance is very toxic (acute EC50 > 1mg/l). For 2-isocyanatoethyl methacrylate and its degradation products log Kow values are reported to be below 2 and the acute EC50 values are > 10 mg/L. Thus, the available data indicate, that the substance is not bioaccumulative and not harmful to aquatic organisms. Based on the available information, toxicity to terrestrial organisms is not expected to be of concern. The generation of terrestrial toxicity data is therefore not required.