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The Screening test for biodegradation in water here reported showed that 1,2-dichloropropane is not inherently biodegradable as only 11.7% of degradation was observed after 28 days. No simulation was deemed to be performed as 1,2-dichloropropane is not expected to segregate in the water and sediment compartments due to its attitude to volatise in the atmospheric compartment. The substance shows a low adsorptive (log Koc = 1.67) as well as a low bioaccumulative potential (log Kow = 1.99- 2.28, BCF = 0.5 -7) .

Hence, a relevant distribution into soil and a significant exposure of terrestrial arthropods is not expected. Furthermore 1,2-dichloropropane is expected to be primarily in air with a very low distribution in soil.