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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

The members of  Petroleum gases are considered to be readily biodegradable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

The members of Petroleum gases are gases and partition predominantly to the atmosphere, andso experimental data for their biodegradation in water are not appropriate.


In the absence of experimental data the potential biodegradation rates of representative members of the category were estimated using QSAR calculations. These estimates predict that the members of the category are readily biodegradable.