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The substance methyl benzoate is readily biodegradable. The 10-day window was fulfilled in the two available screening studies on ready biodegradability. The substance is considered rapidly degradable in the environment. No environmental persistence of the substance is anticipated. The log Kow value of 2.2 indicates a low potential for bioaccumulation of the substance. Additionally, the substance has low potential for adsorption to soil or suspended particles and is classified as mobile in soil. Taking into account the use pattern of the substance, it is predicted that the greatest fraction of substance will be released to the waste water. A significant fraction will be removed from waste water by biodegradation during waste water treatment. A small fraction may be released to surface water, where biodegradation is likely to continue. The substance is moderately volatile and may evaporate from water surfaces to some extent. Adsorption to sludge or sediment to any significant extent is not to be expected.