Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Hazard for aquatic organisms

Hazard for air

Hazard for terrestrial organisms

Hazard for predators

Additional information

Conclusion on classification

The TDI-category I members do not show acute toxicity to aquatic organisms at up to 100 mg/L WAF. Therefore, the category members do not meet the criteria for classification as acutely toxic to the aquatic environment under the EU CLP.

Chronic aquatic toxicity data for the TDI-category I are only available for algae. These data would not result in a chronic classification under CLP. Additionally, high temperature stability indicates that the grease thickener structure is robust and resistant to diffusion out of the oil. Dissolution of grease thickeners from grease into water is very unlikely as the thickeners are poorly water soluble and the thickeners are embedded in the hydrophobic grease matrix and thus unlikely to leach out, as detailed in the additional information on environmental fate section. The screening ecotoxicity data (using SPME-GC and the in vitro Microtox assay), confirm a lack of toxicity of the greases. Therefore, an aquatic chronic classification is not required.