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PBT assessment: overall result

Reference
Name:
Hexan-6-olide
Type of composition:
legal entity composition of the substance
State / form:
liquid
Reference substance:
Composition 1
PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB
Justification:

Hexan-6-olide:

is readily biodegradable hence does

  • not fulfil the P and vP criterion
  • does not fulfil the B (or vB) criterion as the log Pow is less than 4.5, indicating a low potential for bioaccumulation
  • does not fulfil the T criterion as aquatic toxicity is invariably low, not requiring investigation of long-term aquatic toxicity; moreover, the substance is not classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction and there is no evidence of chronic toxicity according to any classifications