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Long-term toxicity to fish

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Description of key information

No data are available for the long-term toxicity of dimethyl terephthalate to fish.  

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Additional information

This data point has been waived for dimethyl terephthalate on the grounds that exposure is not expected to occur and that DMT is readily biodegradable and therefore non-persistent. Under these circumstances, data for the long-term effects of dimethyl terephthalate on fish and the concomitant expenditure of vertebrate test organisms are considered unnecessary.