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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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Description of key information

LOEC: 1000 mg/kg dry soil

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Long-term EC10, LC10 or NOEC for soil macroorganisms:
1 000 mg/kg soil dw

Additional information

Studies of the effects on terrestrial organisms need not be conducted if direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely.

It is proposed that testing is waived as, although the substance has a high Kow of 9.74 and a high potential to adsorb to soil, it can be regarded as readily biodegradable indicating that it will not remain in the environment.

This is supported by data available on two structural analogues, phthalate esters with linear alcohol chain lengths of C6 -8 and C6 -10. The acute toxicity of these substances to the earthworm eisenia foetida was determined during a 14 day exposure period according to EEC Methods. No mortality occurred at the tested limit concentration of 1000 mg/kg dry soil and the 14 day LC50 was > 1000 mg/kg dry soil.