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According to column 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, section 9.1.6, long-term toxicity testing shall be proposed if the chemical safety assessment indicates the need to investigate further the effects on aquatic organisms.

A long-term test for aquatic invertebrates for the test substance is available. Based on short-term results the fish is not expected to be more sensitive than aquatic invertebrates. The endpoints for the three relevant aquatic trophic levels are in the same order of magnitude. As the bioaccumulation potential is low, and there is no indication that fishes are more sensitive than invertebrates, no long-term test with fish is proposed due to animal welfare as considered in Annex IX, section 9.1.6, column 2. In order to evaluate the long-term toxicity for aquatic organisms for Sulfonic acids, C14-16 (even numbered)-alkane hydroxy and C14-16 (even numbered)-alkene, sodium saltsthe experimental results for aquatic invertebrates and algae are considered.