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Toxicity to other above-ground organisms

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No data are avaialble on the toxicity of terephthalic acid to other above-ground organisms.

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This data point has been waived for terephthalic acid on the grounds that contamination of the terrestrial compartment is unlikely, that TPA is readily biodegradable and that primary exposure of terrestrial vertebrates is therefore not expected to occur. Moreover, the log Kow of terephthalic acid is less than 3.0, indicating that its bioconcentration potential is negligible and there is consequently no significant risk of secondary poisoning of other above-ground organisms via earthworms or fish. Under these circumstances, data for the effects of terephthalic acid on other above-ground organisms are considered unnecessary.