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PBT assessment: overall result

PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB

Summary and overall conclusions on PBT or vPvB properties

HCl does not fulfil the criteria for Persistence and Bioaccumulation given Annex XIII and therefore is not PBT. It is not very persistente (vP) nor very bioaccumulative (vB).

Persistence Assessment

HCl can be regarded as non biodegradable in the aquatic and terrestrial environment. The test results suggest that the substance is persistent. Therefore the criteria for the P classification are met.

Bioaccumulation Assessment

The substance is considered cationic at environmental pH levels, the log Kow was calculated to a value of -2.65. Following the Annex VIII Guidance, this value does indicate any bioaccumulation potential.

Toxicity Assessment

According to the criteria of Annex XIII, HCl is a toxic substance and fulfils the T-criterion.

Likely routes of exposure:

Emission Characterisation

HCl is not classifiable according to the PBT or vPvB criteria and no specific characterisation of emissions beyond that performed in the exposure assessment is required