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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (freshwater)
PNEC value:
0.018 mg/L
Assessment factor:
50
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC freshwater (intermittent releases):
0.04 mg/L

Marine water

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.002 mg/L
Assessment factor:
500
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC STP
PNEC value:
8.55 mg/L
Assessment factor:
100
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Sediment (freshwater)

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

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.053 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:
0.094 mg/kg soil dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no potential for bioaccumulation

Additional information

PNECs have been derived for freshwater, marine water, and the STP using the available endpoints. The PNECs were calculated using endpoints obtained using freshwater aquatic species and STP microorganisms. PNEC values for sediment and soil were derived by the equilibrium partitioning method (EPM). No PNECs were calculated for air, or secondary poisoning as they are deemed to be unnecessary.

 

PNEC freshwater = 0.0184 mg/L

PNEC marine water = 0.00184 mg/L

PNEC STP = 8.55 mg/L

PNEC sediment (freshwater) = 0.526 mg/kg dw

PNEC sediment (marine) = 0.0526 mg/kg dw

PNEC soil = 0.09443 mg/kg dw

Conclusion on classification

Benzyl Acetate is not classified in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC as the test material is readily biodegradable. However it is classified according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 as Aquatic Chronic 3 (H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects) due to the NOEC value of 0.92 mg/l in the chronic fish test. The measured Log Pow value for Benzyl Acetate is less than 3.0 and therefore is not expected to bioaccumulate.