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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

No studies are available

Additional information

No experimental data on bioaccumulation exist. However due to the hydrophilic nature of the substance, bioaccumulation is not expected as accumulation in fats is not possible. The substance when dissolved in water (and so animal tissues/fluids) will effectively separate into/become simply the two ions "phosphate" and "aluminium". Phosphate is a natural ionic component of blood, cell fluids, etc and therefore no further testing is considered to be necessary. In addition, no risk of secondary poisoning is anticipated for the same reasons. Aluminium is not considered to bioaccumulate to any significant extent in aquatic or terrestrial organisms. The potential for bioaccumulation is therefore considered to be minimal.