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Data on methanol long-term toxicity to soil organisms are available for terrestrial plants (monocts and dicots), earthworms and terrestrial arthropods (Stantec 2006).

Following NOECS have been derived for the most sensitive endpoints of the species investigated.

Earthworm (Eisenia andrei)

NOEC 63 d for reproduction: 10000 mg/kg dw

Terrestrial arthropodes (Folsomia candida)

NOEC 28 d for reproduction 1000 mg/kg dw

Terrestrial plants

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)       NOEC 21 d (shoot dry mass and length): 1555 mg/kg dw

Barley (Hordeum vulgare)       NOEC 14 d (shoot dry mass): 1555 mg/kg dw

Northern wheatgrass (Elymus lanceolatus)   NOEC 21 d (shoot dry mass and length, root dry mass): 2592