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Administrative data

other distribution data
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
February 2002 and August 2012
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment

Data source

Reference Type:
A national-scale assessment of micro-organic contaminants in ground water of England and Wales
Marianne Stuart
Bibliographic source:
Science of the Total Environment 568 (2016) 712-726
Report date:

Materials and methods

Results and discussion

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

2,4 -dichhloro-benzenemethanol (CAS 1777 -82 -8) has been detected in a few groundwater samples from England and Wales at concentrations in the range of 50 -60 µg/l. The substance was only found in samples from taken from arable land. According to the authors of the study, a possible route for the substance to enter groundwater in arable areas would be through soil application of sewage sludge.