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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 plants.

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No experimental data evaluating the toxicity of methyl laurate(CAS No. 111-82-0) to terrestrial plants are available.The test substance is characterized by a log Pow > 5 and log Koc > 3 indicating a potential for adsorption to soil particles. Tests with soil-dwelling organisms that feed on soil particles are therefore most relevant for the evaluation of soil toxicity ofmethyl laurate. In the test performed on earthworms 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)).

 

The environmental 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.