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PBT assessment

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PBT assessment: overall result

Type of composition:
legal entity composition of the substance
State / form:
Reference substance:
PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB

The assessed substance is the submission substance, methyl ethyl ketone.


The substance is readily biodegradable, has a very low log Kow and therefore the substance does not meet the criteria for PBT or vPvB.

Likely routes of exposure:

As the substance does not fulfil any of the screening criteria for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxicity, it is not a PBT or vPvB. No emission characterisation is required according to Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (May 2008), chapter R.11.