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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB
Justification:

The relevant PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic) criteria according to the REACH regulation and the corresponding properties of Benzyl acetate are compiled in the following Table:

Table : PBT and vPvB criteria and the corresponding properties of Benzyl acetate

 Criterion  PBT criteria  vPvB criteria  Benzyl acetate  Criterion fulfilled?
 P  Half-life in marine water > 60 d, orhalf-life in fresh- or estuarine water > 40 d, orhalf-life in marine sediment > 180 d, orhalf-life in fresh- or estuarine water sediment > 120 d, orhalf-life in soil > 120 d Half-life in marine, fresh or estuarine water > 60 d, orHalf-life in marine, fresh or estuarine sediment > 180 d, orhalf-life in soil > 180 d  Benzyl Acetate is readily biodegradable and was found to completely degrade in a modified ready biodegradability study. As such removal in the STP and in the environment in general is expected to be rapid and efficient. As such it is considered that Benzyl Acetate has no potential to persist in the environment.    No
 B  BCF > 2000  BCF > 5000  As Benzyl Acetate is a readily biodegradable substance no BCF study was carried out however based on the experimentally derived log Kow (1.96) and the calculated BCF of 18 it is considered that Benzyl Acetate has no potential to bioaccumulate.  No
 T  Long-term NOEC for marine or freshwater organisms < 0.01 mg/l   As Benzyl Acetate is readily biodegradable data for the long-term effects of benzyl acetate on aquatic organisms are considered unnecessary. Long terms NOEC for fish is 0.92mg/l.   No
 T  CMR  n.a.  On the basis of the hazard assessment, Benzyl acetate is not expected to be carcinogenic, mutagenic or a reproductive toxicant. No 
 T  Other evidence of chronic toxicity, as identified by the classifications: T, R48, or Xn, R48 according to Directive 67/548/EEC  n.a.  Not classified as T, R48, or Xn, R48 according to Directive 67/548/EEC  No
Likely routes of exposure:

The primary routes of potential exposure to Benzyl Acetate are the dermal and inhalation routes. Indirect exposure of humans via the environment is expected to be negligible. Removal in the STP is expected to be very efficient and so secondary exposure of the other receiving compartments is expected to be minimal. Similarly contamination of food crops or animals used as human food sources is not envisaged.