Persistence. It cannot be excluded that phenoxymethylpenicillin is persistent, due to the lack of data.
Bioaccumulation. Phenoxymethylpenicillin has low potential for bioaccumulation.
Toxicity. It cannot be excluded that phenoxymethylpenicillin is toxic, due to the lack of data.
Risk. Risk of environmental impact of phenoxymethylpenicillin cannot be excluded, due to the lack of environmental toxicity data.
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Fass environmental information
Fass environmental information for Kåvepenin (phenoxymethylpenicillin) from Meda (downloaded 2022-11-29).
Persistence: No data.
Bioaccumulation: An experimentally derived log Kow of 2.09 (unknown method) ... indicates that phenoxymethylpenicillin has low potential for bioaccumulation.
Toxicity: No data.
Risk of environmental impact of phenoxymethylpenicillin cannot be excluded, due to the lack of environmental toxicity data.
Pharmaceutial residues in the aquatic environment in Sweden
Report Pharmaceutial residues in the Stockholm aquatic environment. Acetylsalicylic acid and penicillins were not included despite their very high consumption and discharge to sewers because they break down very quickly both during wastewater treatment and in natural waters (Rabiet et al., 2006; Lindberg et al., 2005).
Author: Health and Medical Care Administration, Region Stockholm