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Toxicity to soil microorganisms

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Reference
Endpoint:
toxicity to soil microorganisms
Data waiving:
exposure considerations
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely

Description of key information

No data are available on the toxicity of terephthalic acid to soil microorganisms.  

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Additional information

This data point has been waived for terephthalic acid on the grounds that, no risk was seen during chemical safety assment, exposure is not expected to occur and that TPA is readily biodegradable. Under these circumstances, data for the effects of terephthalic acid on soil microorganisms are considered unnecessary.