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EC number: 228-408-6
CAS number: 6259-76-3
No data are available on the toxicity of hexyl salicylate to soil microorganisms.
data point has been waived for hexyl salicylate on the grounds that
exposure is not expected to occur. A study by Simonich et al (2000)
demonstrated that hexyl salicylate removal is highly efficient during
wastewater treatment (98.7 – 99.8% following primary and secondary
removal, depending on the type of treatment), and consequently exposure
to soil (i.e. via spreading of sludge) will be negligible. Furthermore,
hexyl salicylate is readily biodegradable and therefore non-persistent
in the environment. Resulting degradation products show low log Kow
values and low anticipated ecotoxicity, and the equilibrium partitioning
method is therefore considered sufficiently conservative for risk
assessment. Under these circumstances, data for the effects of hexyl
salicylate on soil microorganisms are considered unnecessary.
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