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No long-term test on sediment dwellers is available for dipropylene glycol methyl ether.

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Dipropylene glycol methyl ether is highly water soluble (completely miscible) and has a very low potential for adsorption to organic matter. Therefore, the predicted no effect concentration (PNEC) for sediment was derived from the PNEC for freshwater using the equilibrium partitioning method. Dipropylene glycol methyl ether is not classified as dangerous for the environment. Dipropylene glycol methyl ether is readily biodegradable and has very low potential for bioaccumulation (log Kow <1). Hence, testing of effects on sediment organisms can be waived for dipropylene glycol methyl ether