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The chemical safety assessment according to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 does not indicate the need to investigate further the toxicity to terrestrial arthropods.

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No experimental data evaluating the toxicity of methyl laurate (CAS No. 111-82-0)to arthropods are available. The standard information requirements set in Annex IX of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Column 2, 9.4, state that short-term toxicity tests on invertebrates should be available. Since earthworm toxicity data are available, showing no toxicity, testing on terrestrial arthropods is not deemed necessary.

 

In this earthworm test performed according to OECD 222, no effects on survival, reproduction or growth of Eisenia fetida were reported, leading to a NOEC = 1000 mg/kg dw (Winkelmann (2013)).

 

Theenvironmental exposure assessment performed for this substance (see Chapters 9 and 10 of the CSR for detailed information) shows that the Risk Characterization Ratio (i.e. PEC/PNEC ratio) in the soil compartment is < 1 and therefore, under the current exposure conditions, methyl laurate does not pose a risk to soil organisms and further testing is not deemed necessary according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XI, section 3.