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The long-term effects of Amides, C16-C18 (even), N,Nā€™-ethylenebis to terrestrial organisms was evaluated in a long-term test (21 d) with earthworm (Eisenia fetida) according to the OECD 222 and GLP. No Observed Effect Concentration (NOEC) for mortality, growth, reproduction and feeding activity of the earthworm Eisenia fetida was determined to be 1000 mg test item/kg soil, i. e. the highest concentration tested.

Based on the available data, no toxicity of Amides, C16-C18 (even), N,Nā€™-ethylenebis to terrestrial organisms is expected.

Release to the environment from products is limited, as the majority of the substance is held within the polymer matrix, with only a small amount migrating to the surface (SIDS, 2006). An indirect contamination of the soil compartment via sludge application is considered negligible. Based on the physical-chemical properties of the substance significant volatilisation is not expected.

Based on this information, toxicity to terrestrial organisms is not expected to be of concern, and consequently, no further testing is required.

The test substance is not classified as toxic or harmful. Additionally, the bioaccumulation potential is low and thus the test substance is considered to cause low hazard to predators. Thus, a study with birds is not needed due to animal welfare reasons.