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Toxicity to terrestrial plants

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No data available. Considering all relevant information available, toxicity to terrestrial plants 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 Fatty acids, C8-10, mixed esters with adipic acid and trimethylolpropane (CAS-No 95912-89-3) has been tested on the earth-worm Eisenia andrei. Based on reproduction a NOEC (56 h) ≥ 1000 mg/kg soil dry weight was determined.

Furthermore, based on the physico-chemical properties mentioned above, the low bioaccumulation potential due to the molecular weight (512-1969 g/mol), size and structural complexity of the molecules and no toxic effects on aquatic organisms up to the limit of water solubility the PFAE mixed and branched category members are unlikely to pose a risk for terrestrial organisms in general.

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