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EC number: 200-753-7
CAS number: 71-43-2
were derived for freshwater, saltwater, sediment, and soil using the
equation underlying the Petrotox model or equilibrium partitioning
data on the acute toxicity of benzene to algae, Daphnia and fish
are available. The lowest reported acute effect concentration is 5.3
mg/L for fish. This
value would not result in a classification for acute hazard
to the environment.
has been shown to be readily biodegradable and has a measured log kow of
2.13 indicating that it is not expected to be bioaccumulative.
10thMarch 2011 Commission Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP
Regulations] was amended. The new criteria for environmental
classification state that if chronic data is available this should be
used to determine the chronic classification. Benzene has a complete
chronic data set. The lowest chronic effect is a 32 day NOEC of 0.8 mg/L
for the fish species, Pimephales promelas. Since benzene is
readily biodegradable, the self-classification as chronic
Category 3 classification is applied under the CLP Regulations.
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