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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (freshwater)
PNEC value:
10 mg/L
Assessment factor:
50
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC freshwater (intermittent releases):
94 mg/L

Marine water

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (marine water)
PNEC value:
1 mg/L
Assessment factor:
500
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC STP
PNEC value:
1 000 mg/L
Assessment factor:
1
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Sediment (freshwater)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (freshwater)
PNEC value:
36.8 mg/kg sediment dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
3.68 mg/kg sediment dw

Hazard for air

Air

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

Hazard for terrestrial organisms

Soil

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC soil
PNEC value:
1.87 mg/kg soil dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC oral
PNEC value:
7.3 mg/kg food
Assessment factor:
30

Additional information

Formula for the calculation of PNECsed using the equilibrium partitioning approach for sediment:

PNEC(sed) = (Ksed-water x PNEC(aqua) / RHOsed) * 1000

PNEC(sed) Predicted No Effect Concentration in sediment [mg/kg, wet weight]

Ksusp-water partition coefficient sediment / water [0.920 m3/m3]

RHOsed bulk density of sediment matter [1150 kg/m3]

PNECaqua Predicted No Effect Concentration in water [as above]

Formula for the calculation of PNECsed using the equilibrium partitioning approach for soil:

PNEC(soil) = (Ksoil-water x PNEC(aqua) / RHOsoil) * 1000

PNEC(soil) Predicted No Effect Concentration in sediment [mg/kg, wet weight]

Ksoil-water partition coefficient sediment / water [0.281 m3/m3]

RHOsoil bulk density of soil matter [1700 kg/m3]

PNECaqua Predicted No Effect Concentration in water [as above]

The PNEC oral is derived using the critical oral mammalian NOAEL (in mg/kg bw ) as a starting point. This is then converted to a NOEC (in mg/kg food) using the conversion factors in table R10-12 of the guidance from which the PNEC is derived by using the appropriate assessment factor in table R10 -13.

Conclusion on classification

The very low toxicity of methoxyethanol to aquatic species coupled with its clear ready biodegradability mean that it does not meet the criteria for classification.