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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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Description of key information

No data available. Considering all relevant information available, toxicity to terrestrial arthropods is not expected. 

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In accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex X, Column 2, 9.4 further studies on the effects on terrestrial organisms do not have to be conducted since the chemical safety assessment indicates that there is no need. The terrestrial toxicity of the PFAE aromatic category members has been tested on the earthworm Eisenia fetida with the member 1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and octyl triesters (CAS No. 90218-76-1). No mortality was observed during the 14-day exposure period at the test concentration of 1,000 mg/kg soil dw. Additionally, data is also available from a test with terrestrial plants for the same substance. The 17-day EC50 value was > 100 mg/kg for all plants tested.


Based on the available data, no toxicity of the PFAE aromatic category members to terrestrial organisms is expected. Additionally, the substances are not expected to remain in the terrestrial environment, due to enhanced ultimate biodegradation, reducing the chance of chronic exposure.

Based on this information, toxicity to terrestrial arthropods is not expected to be of concern, and consequently, no further testing is required.