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Henry’s Law constants of the main components of Fatty acids, C8-10, Me esters of 79.3 Pa m³/mol - 171 Pa m³/mol (HENRYWIN, EPI Suite) showing that the substance is volatile from water but due to the short half-life in air of 1.5 – 2.1 days calculated according to SRC AOPWIN, it is concluded that Fatty acids, C8-10, Me esters will not accumulate in air and will not be transported through the vapour phase into other environmental compartments in relevant amounts. Thus, air is not a likely route of environmental contamination and no accumulation and subsequent deposition of Fatty acids, C8-10, Me esters is to be expected. Due to the physico-chemical properties (such as the low water solubility) as well as the moderate adsorption potential, sediment and soil are expected to be the main targets for environmental distribution. However, due to the ready biodegradability, the substance will not persist in these compartments and as the test substance is poorly soluble in water it is expected that sediments are, if at all, only exposed to very small amounts of the test substance. In case the substance is present in wastewater, they will be eliminated in common wastewater treatment plants to a large amount due to the readily biodegradability of Fatty acids, C8-10, Me esters.