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PBT assessment: overall result

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

As indicated by the modified MITI (I) test (OECD 301 C), epsilon-Caprolactam is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria since the degradation after 14 days was 82 % based on BOD (CITI, 1992). Results from other biodegradation tests indicate that epsilon-Caprolactam can be easily eliminated from water by biodegradation (Zahn & Wellens 1974 & 1980; BASF SE 1995 & 1982; Zahn. & Huber 1975; Pitter 1976).