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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (freshwater)
PNEC value:
0.08 mg/L
Assessment factor:
10
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC freshwater (intermittent releases):
0.003 mg/L

Marine water

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.008 mg/L
Assessment factor:
100
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC marine water (intermittent releases):
0 mg/L

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC STP
PNEC value:
10 g/L
Assessment factor:
1
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Sediment (freshwater)

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

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
6.38 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 mg/kg soil dw
Assessment factor:
100
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no potential for bioaccumulation

Additional information

Conclusion on classification

Classification related key information

Biodegradation in water: Readily biodegradable

Bioaccumulation in organisms is negligible, due to biotransformation and excretion of alcohol ethoxylates

Acute toxicity:

- to Fish: LC50 (96h) = 0.96 mg/L

- to Crustacea: EC50 (48h) = 0.46 mg/L

- to Algae: ErC50 (72h) = 0.282 mg/L

Chronic toxicity:

The risk assessment is based on alcohol ethoxylate specific QSARs.

- to Fish: EC20 (30d) = 1.14mg/L

- to Crustacea: EC20 (21d) = 0.800mg/L

- to Algae: ErC20 (72h) = 1.027 mg/L

 

Classification justification according to CLP

Based on the data above, alcohol ethoxylate (C12-13, < 2.5 EO) is considered rapidly biodegradable. The acute aquatic toxicity L(E)C50 is < 1 mg/L. Based on QSAR calculations the lowest expected long-term effect value is 0.800mg/L Therefore, alcohol ethoxylate (C12-13, < 2.5 EO) needs to be classified and labelled as environmental hazard Acute Cat. 1 and Chronic Cat. 3 according to the consolidated version of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and further amendments (ATPs).

M-factor for acute aquatic toxicity: 1

M-factor for chronic aquatic toxicity: no factor assigned