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On the grounds of the physico-chemical properties of PMVE (gas at environmental conditions with limited water solubility) and the results on environmental fate obtained from environmental distribution modelling, the substance is expected to primarily and rapidly distribute to the atmosphere. No exposure to the aquatic environment is consequently expected.

The substance profile indicates the difficulty to properly test PMVE and provide meaningful results of its biodegradation in aqueous systems as well as in sediment and soil. Neverthelessa further assessment based on Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSARs) has been however applied.

Particularly,in order to evaluate the biodegradation hazard profile of PMVE, the BIOWIN v.4.10, EPI Suite v.4.0 model has been applied.

The prediction of the BIOWIN model suggests that PMVE is not ready biodegradable.

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