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Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

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Description of key information

Quinoline should not bioaccumulate in aquatic species.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

BCF (aquatic species):
3.8 dimensionless

Additional information

Four bioconcentration studies in aquatic organisms were found. Only one was performed according to a standard guideline and was then used as a key study. The highest BCF value obtained in this study performed on carp is 3.8. So no bioconcentration is expected.

Another study, with a validity of 4, gives a very similar value (8), in fathead minnow. In this case the BCF is based on kinetics.