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Key value for chemical safety assessment

Justification for classification or non-classification

In the lack of data on reproductive and developmental toxicity on charcoal, information on the assessments of reproductive / developmental toxicity of similar compounds are quoted:

At the OECD evaluation of carbon black (OECD, 2006), it is concluded that,based on the toxicokinetic data and information from toxicity studies with other similar-sized particles, it is unlikely that carbon black will reach the reproductive organs, embryo, or fetus under in vivo conditions and therefore no adverse effects on reproduction and development are expected.

Moreover, in the EFSA evaluation of vegetable carbon (EFSA, 2012) no concern on the reproductive toxicity potential of vegetable carbon is indicated.

Overall, it is concluded that for charcoal there is no concern regarding its effects on fertility and development.

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