- July 16, 2020
Biphenyl | Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) substance evaluation conclusions
Based on the outcome of the ready biodegradation test performed and other available
information, the substance Biphenyl can be concluded not to fulfil the criteria for P/vP, Annex XIII
of REACH. Furthermore, based on the available information on bioaccumulation the
criterion for B/vB is likely not met, neither the criteria for toxicity (T), according to the
During the evaluation, a concern on reproductive toxicity was also identified. From the
assessment of the requested extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study in rats
it was concluded that there was no evidence of treatment related reproductive toxicity.
Therefore, it is concluded that both the initial concern on potential PBT properties and the
reproductive toxicity concern are removed and no follow-up action is needed.
After the exposure assessment based on the aggregated tonnage, the eMSCA concluded
that the identified uses of the substance have acceptable risks (RCRs <1) for the
environmental compartments assessed.
The evaluation of the available information on the substance has led the evaluating
Member State to the following conclusion, as summarised in the table below.
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