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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB
Justification:

Peppermint oil is a Natural Complex Substance (NCS) for which > 98% of the constituents is identified. All identified constituents including those known down to 0.1% are considered for the PBT-vPvB assessment. None of the known constituents of Peppermint oil meets the criteria for P/vP laid down in Annex XIII of REACH. Therefore none of the known constituents of Peppermint oil meets the criteria for vPvB or PBT.

Persistence assessment

Up to 90% of the constituents of this NCS are in the category of ready or rapidly biodegradable substances. Therefore the substance Peppermint oil is considered as readily biodegradable. The one constituent (typically 0.5% of the NCS) that was not readily biodegradable, was shown be complete primary biodegraded by the end of the test and probable transformation products had a low log Kow, so they do not qualify for the B-criterion. Thus none of the known constituents of Peppermint oil are considered P (or vP).

 

Bioaccumulation assessment

Further B/vB assessment is not relevant as none of the known constituents of Peppermint oil are P (or vP).

 

Toxicity assessment

None of the known constituents of Peppermint oil meet the criteria for P/vP. Therefore it can be concluded that none of the constituents are PBT or vPvB without further evaluation of the T properties.

Likely routes of exposure:

Investigation of the likely routes of exposure is not needed as the substance is not PBT or vP/vB.