Registration Dossier

Diss Factsheets

Ecotoxicological information

Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

Administrative data

toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods: long-term
Data waiving:
other justification
Justification for data waiving:
Justification for type of information:
In accordance with column 2 of REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX and X, in case no long and short term tests regarding toxicity to terrestrial organims (required in section 9.4) are available, the equilibrium partitioning method may be applied to assess the hazard to soil organisms. According to its physico-chemical properties lithium carbonate is not expected to be distributed into soil and the ad-/desorption behaviour does not indicate that lithium will be present in the soil. The log Kd value for soil was found to be 2.57, i.e. adsorption potential to soil can be regarded as neglible (refer to IUCLID section 5.4). Thus, concentration and consequently effects in sediment are negligible. Additionally, carbonate naturally occurs in water and is a natural component of soil minerals. Therefore, no further testing is needed for the soil compartment.

Data source

Materials and methods

Results and discussion

Applicant's summary and conclusion