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EC number: 200-756-3
CAS number: 71-55-6
The environmental distribution model indicates that deposition of trichloroethane to soil and sediments will be negligible. It is also well-documented that the vapour pressure of trichloroethane will mitigate against persistence in soil. it is therefore considered highly unlikely that the material will persist long enough to undergo any biological degradation as it is anticipated that vaporisation will be rapid (vaporisation from water has been estimated by the UK government reviewers to be 90% in two hours - vaporisation from soil will be quicker).
The key study included in this
section really relates to testing for effects following contamination of
soil. Primary contamination of soil is likely to arrise following
deposition from the atmosphere in rainfall. The UK 1996 review estimated
that deposition following severe rainfall events would be of the order
of 12 to 13 ppb. The results from this study show that as the
concentrations expected to be achieved following severe weather events
are appreciably less than the IC50 value recorded for surrogate soil
bacteria in this study. It is however interesting to note that the
results obtain in this study indicate that the toxicity to soil bacteria
is appreciably higher than to methanogenic bacteria in sewage treatment
plants. However, as registration is sought for a transported
intermediate the probability of direct contamination of soil is
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