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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

chlorocresol was estimated to be 50% biodegradable in water in 38 days (half-life) indicating that chlorocresol is readily biodegradable in water since the half life is less than the threshold of 40 days (to qualify the chemical as persistent)

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

chlorocresol was estimated to be 50% biodegradable in water in 38 days (half-life) indicating that chlorocresol is readily biodegradable in water since the half life is less than the threshold of 40 days (to qualify the chemical as persistent).

 

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Half life

(days)

Percent in Medium

Water

38

19%