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Toxicity to microorganisms

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The substance is not toxic to microorganisms: the EC50 is greater than 100 mg/L. These results are read-across to Hydrocarbons, C14-C16, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, <2% aromatics.

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There is no available study for the registration substance itself. One study dealing with toxicity to microorganisms was performed with "Hydrocarbons, C14-C18, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, cyclics, <2% aromatics (Pic, 1994), which is in the relevant carbon number range. The EC50 was reported to be greater than 100 mg/L. This result is read across to Hydrocarbons, C14-C16, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, <2%aromatics. Moreover, the biodegradation studies showed that "Hydrocarbons, C14-C20, aliphatics, ≤2% aromatics are readily biodegradable and therefore they are not toxic to microorganisms.