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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (freshwater)
PNEC value:
0.001 mg/L
Assessment factor:
1 000
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC freshwater (intermittent releases):
0.01 mg/L

Marine water

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (marine water)
PNEC value:
0 mg/L
Assessment factor:
10 000
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC STP
PNEC value:
10 mg/L
Assessment factor:
10
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Sediment (freshwater)

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

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.058 mg/kg sediment dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Hazard for air

Air

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

Hazard for terrestrial organisms

Soil

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC soil
PNEC value:
1.41 mg/kg soil dw
Assessment factor:
50
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC oral
PNEC value:
80 mg/kg food
Assessment factor:
90

Additional information

Conclusion on classification

Environmental classification and labelling of a substance is generally based on data from short-term aquatic toxicity results, the ready biodegradability of the substance and an experimentally determined BCF (or if absent the measured octanol/water partition coefficient). Available adequate chronic toxicity data is also relevant for the assessment of long-term aquatic hazards (Regulation 286/2011/EC).

Short-term aquatic toxicity data is available for all three trophic levels. The lowest short-term L(E)C50 was for fish with a 96-hour LC50 value of 1.03 mg/l. Chronic aquatic toxicity data is only available for algae; the 72-hour NOEC is 0.502 mg/L (based on growth rate). Benzyl salicylate is readily biodegradable and has a BCF of 120 -311 L/kg (based on an experimentally determined BCF for the analogue substance, cyclohexyl salicylate, and supported by QSAR).

Based on the above data, benzyl salicylate is classified as R51/53 according to Directive 67/548/EEC (DSD) and Aquatic Chronic 3 (H412) according to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC & adaptation 286/2011/EC.