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PBT assessment

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PBT assessment: overall result

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

As none of the criteria laid down in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation are fulfilled, Benzyl alcohol is neither a PBT nor a vPvB-substance.

Likely routes of exposure:

Persistance Assessment:

Different studies on inherent and ready biodegradability indicate a fast mineralisation of benzyl alcohol of > 70 % within a few days under the conditions of the tests. Since benzyl alcohol is readily biodegradable, the substance is considered as non persistent.

Bioaccumulation Assessment:

The logPow of benzyl alcohol is 1.1 and bioaccumulation estimates using BCFBAF v.3.00 (regression-based method) resulted in a BCF of 1.37 L/kg wet weight. Hence, benzyl alcohol is considered to have no potential for bioaccumulation and bioconcentration.

Toxicity Assessment:

Based on the toxicity and ecotoxicity data and according to Annex I to 67/548/EEC (DSD) and 1272/2008/EC (CLP) benzyl alcohol is only classified as harmful by inhalation and if swallowed (Xn, R20/22) and thus the T criteria according to Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation are not fulfilled.