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Data are not available to allow the distribution of DBT(2EHMA), or its hydrolysis metabolites within the environment to be modelled. However, based on the low water solubility of the substance it is unlikely to be associated with water to a significant degree but is more likely to be associated with soils and sediment. It is therefore possible that should it enter a sewage treatment plant (STP) it could be associated with sludge with subsequent transfer to agricultural soil. Based on the known chemical properties it is unlikely to be present in air to any significant degree.