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Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

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toxicity to terrestrial arthropods: long-term
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

Description of key information

No data are available for the toxicity of biphenyl-4,4'-diol to terrestrial arthropods. A PNEC for the soil compartment has been derived from the aquatic toxicity data set using the equilibrium partitioning method.

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Additional information

This data point has been waived for biphenyl-4,4'-diol on the grounds that significant direct and/or indirect exposure of the terrestrial environment is not expected to occur. Under these circumstances, data for the effects of biphenyl-4,4'-diol on terrestrial arthropods are considered to be unnecessary.