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Toxicity to terrestrial organisms is expected to be low. Two tests are available for the terrestrial compartment. The effects of the category member D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, C10-16-alkyl glycosides (CAS: 110615-47-9) to the annelid Eisenia sp. were investigated according to OECD guideline 207 “Earthworm acute toxicity test” and to plants according to OECD guideline 208 “Terrestrial plants, growth test” (Steber et al., 1995). No effects were observed up to 654 mg/kg in a short term test with Eisenia sp. and to terrestrial plants as well. Since the category members are “readily biodegradable” an indirect exposure via deposition of activated sludge to soil can be ruled out and persistency in soil is not expected. Because an indirect application to the soil compartment through sludge is unlikely, no toxic effects were observed in soil macroorganisms and terrestrial plants in the highest concentration tested, no further testing is required.