Definitions for "ENVIRONMENTAL FATE"
The fate of the chemical after it has been released into the environment. The fate depends upon the specific characteristics of the chemical and the physical and biological forces which may act upon that chemical, such as heat, water or soil microorganisms among others.
The fate of a substance, usually a pesticide, once it enters the environment, and how it will affect target and non-target organisms.
The destiny of a chemical after release to the environment; involves considerations such as transport through air, soil and water, bioconcentration, degradation, etc.