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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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The estimated bioconcentration factor (BCF) for 2-(2-chloroethoxy)ethanol is 3.2 which does not exceed the  bioconcentration threshold of 1000. Thus it is concluded  that 2-(2-chloroethoxy)ethanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain because it does not exceed the BCF criteria.

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BCF (aquatic species):
3.2

Additional information

 Bioaccumulation is the process by which the chemical concentration in an aquatic organism achieves a level that exceeds that in water as a result of chemical uptake through all possible routes of exposure. The relationship between Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration is that,chemicals that have potential to bioconcentrate also have potential to bioaccumulate.Bioaccumulation is closely related to bioconcentration factor (BCF)

The estimated bioconcentration factor (BCF) for 2-(2-chloroethoxy)ethanol is 3.2 which does not exceed the bioconcentration threshold of 1000. Thus it is concluded that 2-(2-chloroethoxy)ethanol is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain because it does not exceed the BCF criteria.