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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

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

Marine water

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

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

Sediment (freshwater)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (freshwater)
PNEC value:
948 mg/kg sediment dw
Assessment factor:
1
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
948 mg/kg sediment dw
Assessment factor:
1
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:
189 mg/kg soil dw

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no potential to cause toxic effects if accumulated (in higher organisms) via the food chain

Additional information

Aquatic PNECs were derived using the PETROTOX model and the soil and sediment PNECs were calculated using the equilibrium partitioning method.

Conclusion on classification

The acute ecotoxicity tests report that the EL and LL50 are above the WAF tested. This indicates that acute effects are not observed even at loading concentrations far in excess of the water solubility of the test substance. Poorly water soluble substances which do not exert acute toxicity at their limit of solubility may require a precautionary classification of R53 'May cause long term advserse effects in the aquatic environment' under the DSD and Chronic Category 4 under the CLP Regulations. However, this is not required for alkenes C15 -18 as it is readily biodegradable.