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Polyethylene glycol
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Total degradation in water :
n=4 56.2% by BOD (on the upward trend)
n=10 53.0% by BOD (on the upward trend)
period: 28d
substance: 100 mg/l
sludge: 30 mg/l
(MITI 1992)
Ready biodegradability :
Confirmed to be biodegradable (Anon. 1987).
LC50 values to fishes, mg/l :
5000  > 5000, 24hr, Carassius auratus
  Anon. 1975

62Anon. 1975. Shell Chemie, Shell Industrie Chemicalien gids, Shell Nederland Chemie, Afd. Industriechemicalien, Wassenaarseweg 80, 'sGravenhage, Nederland.
1848Anon. 1987a. The list of the existing chemical substances tested on biodegradability by microorganisms or bioaccumulation in fish body by Chemicals Inspection & Testing Institute. Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI. Japan.
3105MITI 1992. Biodegradation and bioaccumulation data of existing chemicals based on the CSCL Japan. Compild under the Safety Division Basic Industries Bureau Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Japan. Edited by Chemicals Inspection & Testing Institute, Japan.

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