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In general, chemicals that have the potential to bioconcentrate also have the potential to bioaccumulate. Since a bioconcentration factor (BCF) in fish can be readily measured in the laboratory and bioaccumulation is much more complicated to determine, the BCF is frequently used to predict the importance of bioaccumulation. The estimated bioconcentration factor (BCF) for Acetic acid, difluoro-, 3.2, does not exceed the EPA bioconcentration criteria.

Thus, the model estimates that Acetic acid, difluoro- is not expected to bioaccumulate in the food chain because it does not exceed the BCF criteria.