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Administrative data

toxicity to non-target arthropods on natural substrate (NTA other than pollinators)
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
Justification for type of information:
No experimental study on toxicity to terrestrial arthropods is available. According to Guidance Document R.7c (v3.0; 2017) it is stated, that for readily biodegradable substances which are not directly applied to soil it is generally assumed that the substance will not enter the terrestrial environment and as such there is no need for testing of soil organisms is required. Additionally, the substance cannot be regarded as adsorptive with a log Kow of 1.96 (logKow < 3) and logKoc of 1.54 (log Koc < 5) and is not toxic to aquatic organisms. It will not be present in ionized form at environmentally relevant pH (4-9) as indicated by the Dissociation constand with pKa = 10.09 at 25°C. Since the substance is not specifically toxic towards aquatic organisms it falls into Soil Hazard Category 1. Risk to soil organisms exposed to the substance is acceptable based on the PNECsoil calculated using the Equilibrium Partitioning Method and therefore, no specific testing is required for the toxicity of m-cresol to terrestrial arthropods.

Data source

Materials and methods

Test material

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Chemical structure
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Results and discussion

Applicant's summary and conclusion