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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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biodegradation in water: screening test, other
Assessment of published environmental data for similar compositions
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
no guideline followed
Version / remarks:
This is an assessment of currently available information on substances that have similar composition to Thetawet. A planned experimental study is under way and this will be according to the OECD guidelines
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Assessment of available data
GLP compliance:
This study s an assessment of available data for similar structures in the environment. No testing is involved
Inoculum or test system:
other: assessment of environmental data
other: assessment
Remarks on result:
other: not ready biodegradable and not inherently biodegradable

Description of key information

Current assessment is via published data for similar chemical structures - perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). These substances have been identified as chemicals of concern in the environment due to their persistence and global ubiquity. There are many published references to studies that are investigating the long-term effects of this type of substance in the environment.

Conclusion is that;

Biodegradation: not ready biodegradable and not inherently biodegradable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
under test conditions no biodegradation observed

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