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Long-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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No long-term aquatic invertebrate toxicity studies are available for epichlorohydrin.

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The relevance of chronic aquatic toxicity studies with epichlorohydrin is limited since epichlorohydrin is manufactured and used as a monomer under strictly controlled conditions and is not expected to be released into the aquatic environment. However, if released to the environment, epichlorohydrin is expected to degrade rapidly. Additionally, a quantitative risk assessment revealed that the PEC/PNECaqua for epichlorphydrin was < 1 (See Chapter 10 of the CSR).