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A direct application of monoethanolamine thioglycolate to soil is not intented. According to chapter R.7c of ‘Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment’ (ECHA, 2012), readily biodegradable substances which are not directly applied to soil will not enter the terrestrial environment and as thuch there is no need for testing of soil organisms. This is true for thioglycolic acid and its salts which are considered to be readily biodegradable (section 5.2.1). Additionally, these substances have only a low potential for adsorption to solids considering their low log Pow of -2.99 (section 4.7). Based on these data it can be concluded that tests with terrestrial organisms are not needed.