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Toxicity to microorganisms

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Description of key information

 The toxicity of the target substance to microorganisms was assessed by read-across to other short-chain substance within the 'linear' subgroup of the Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE) category. Based on the read-across a NOEC (14 d) of 100 mg/L is assumed for the target substance.

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The toxicity of the Ethoxylates (AE) category substances to microorganisms was assessed by read-across based on the grouping of substances (category approach). The available data were used for a general assessment of the toxicity of the Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE) category substances to microorganisms. Based on the available data adverse effects on microbial activity are not expected. The substances of the Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE) category are readily biodegradable. In all studies conducted with a toxicity control, no inhibition of the degradation process by the test substance was observed. The available studies investigating the respiration inhibition of activated sludge organisms and Pseudomonas putida determined no detrimental effects of the tested Alcohol Ethoxylates.