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According to REACH Annexes IX and X, endpoint 9.4, column 2, toxicity testing on terrestrial organisms shall be proposed by the registrant if the chemical safety assessment according to Annex I indicates the need to investigate further the effects on terrestrial organisms. Due to the absence of toxicity data for soil organisms, the equilibrium partitioning method was applied to assess the hazard to soil organisms. The outcome of the environmental risk assessment based on the available data indicates safe use. Therefore, direct or indirect exposure to soil can be assumed to be negligible. 

Furthermore, propyl gallate has no high potential to adsorb to soil due to its log Kow of 1.8 and it is not expected to have a significant potential for bioaccumulation.

Therefore, it can be concluded, that the risk for the terrestrial compartment is low and further information and testing is not needed.

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