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Toxicity to soil macroorganisms except arthropods

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1,1,1,2 -tetrafluoroethane (HFC 134a) is a gas (boiling point -26°C) of low solubility and direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. Moreover, HFC 134a has a low potential for absorbtion on soils (log Kow = 1.06). Therefore it is anticipated that any releases of HFC 134a will have negligible impact on soil macroorganisms.

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1,1,1,2 -tetrafluoroethane (HFC 134a) is a gas (boiling point -26°C) of low solubility and direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely. Moreover, HFC 134a has a low potential for absorbtion on soils (log Kow = 1.06). Therefore it is anticipated that any releases of HFC 134a will have negligible impact on soil macroorganisms and testing is not necessary in accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex IX and X.