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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Standard Bioaccumulation studies for this endpoint are intended for monoconstituent substances and are not appropriate for petroleum UVCB substances. In accordance with Annex XI Section 1.3 the endpoint has been fulfilled using QSAR calculations for representative hydrocarbon structures that comprise the hydrocarbon blocks used to assess the environmental risk of this substance with the PETRORISK model (see the representative structures from the PETRORISK Product Library in the spreadsheet attached in IUCLID section 13.2). As such, testing is not scientifically necessary.

Full justifications for these QSAR are presented in 'Attached justification' within the associated endpoint records, but in brief these are justified because:

-the results are obtained from a QSAR model whose scientific validity has been established

-petroleum substances fall within the applicability domain of the QSAR model

-results are adequate for the purposes of risk assessment

-adequate and reliable documentation is provided

Additional information

Bioaccumulation: terrestrial

Hydrocarbons, C12-C15, n-alkanes, isoalkanes, <2% aromatics is a hydrocarbon UVCB. Standard tests for this endpoint are intended for single substances and are not appropriate for these complex substances. However, this endpoint has been calculated for representative hydrocarbon structures using default algorithms in the EUSES model as input to the hydrocarbon block method incorporated into the PETRORISK model. The predicted BCFs for hydrocarbons are generally overly conservative since biotransformation is not quantitatively taken into account. Therefore, indirect exposure and resulting risk estimates predicted by PETRORISK are likely to be overestimated.