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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Although the studies available do not follow current standard guidelines, they are sufficient to demonstrate that toluene is readily biodegraded by both non-adapted and adapted sewage sludge inocula. Three of these studies were also used as part of a weight of evidence that toluene is readily biodegradable in the EU RAR for toluene (2003).

The available data indicate that toluene can be considered readily biodegradable. Therefore, based on the screening criteria for persistence stipulated in ECHA’s Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment - Part C: PBT Assessment (2008) toluene is not considered to be persistent (P) or very persistent (vP).