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Hazard for aquatic organisms

Freshwater

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (freshwater)
PNEC value:
0.02 mg/L
Assessment factor:
10
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor
PNEC freshwater (intermittent releases):
0.035 mg/L

Marine water

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC aqua (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.002 mg/L
Assessment factor:
100
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

STP

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC STP
PNEC value:
3.16 mg/L
Assessment factor:
10
Extrapolation method:
assessment factor

Sediment (freshwater)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (freshwater)
PNEC value:
1.1 mg/kg sediment dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Sediment (marine water)

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC sediment (marine water)
PNEC value:
0.11 mg/kg sediment dw

Hazard for air

Air

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

Hazard for terrestrial organisms

Soil

Hazard assessment conclusion:
PNEC soil
PNEC value:
0.31 mg/kg soil dw
Extrapolation method:
equilibrium partitioning method

Hazard for predators

Secondary poisoning

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no potential for bioaccumulation

Additional information

Conclusion on classification

Aquatic environment classification

Benzophenone proved to be readily biodegradable (66 -84 % biodegration after 28 d).

The lowest acute EC/LC50 value in aquatic tests is the 72 h EC50 of 3.5 mg/L based on growth rate for algae.

The substance is not listed in the Directive 67/548/EEC and in the Regulation (EC) 1272/2008.

According to Directive 67/548/EEC (self classification):

Based on available data, no classification for environmental hazards is needed.

According to GHS (self classification):

Hazardous to the environment: aquatic chronic 3 (H412: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects)

Reason for classification: 72 h EC50=3.5 mg/L; readily biodegradable

Hazardous to the atmospheric environment:

(Hazardous to the ozone layer: This includes substances which are listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 237/2000 of the Parliament and of the Council of substances that deplete the ozone layer (1) and its subsequent amendments):

Benzophenone is not listed in Annex I of (EC) No 237/2000

M-Factor: No

Labelling hazards: Signal word: none; Pictogram: none