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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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The biodegradation in sediment endpoint has been waived because adsorption studies indicate a very low potential for the test substance to adsorb to sediment, sludge or soil and therefore exposure to sediment organisms is considered unlikely. No exposure to the environment is anticipated from the use of the ink product. Within the European Union, the Registrant offers a returns programme for their ink printers, empty ink cartridges and larger ink systems used in commercial printing. The Registrant offers an EU-wide take back programme and repurposing programme for 200 L barrels and 1000 L totes. No further testing is required on the basis of a low potential for exposure of the test substance to the sediment environment. No further testing is required.

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