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Toxicity to birds

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The testing of toxicity to birds was waived.

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No studies on the toxicity of sodium methanolate to birds are available. Since sodium methanolate and its relevant degradation products are expected to be of low toxicity and do not have the potential for bioaccumulation there is no risk for secondary poisoning anticipated and testing of the toxicity to birds not required and waived according to Annex IX column 2 of the REACH regulation.

For the sake of completeness the available study on the relevant degradation product methanol indicating a low level of toxicity to birds is presented:
In this study the effects of methanol on 5-day incubated Gallus gallus domesticus eggs were investigated. The injection of 0.1 mL methanol into 5-day incubated eggs (n=5) resulted in 20% hatch. A partial immersion of 5-day incubated eggs (n=5, 37 °C) for 5 seconds resulted in 60% hatch, immersion for 10 seconds with 10 eggs at 20 °C resulted in 50% hatch and a partial immersion of unincubated eggs (n=9, room temp.) for 10 seconds resulted in 66%.