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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Lactic acid is readily biodegradable, not satisfying the 10d window criterion. Lactic acid, due to its biological function, is readily metabolized by practially all life-forms.

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Lactic acid is readily biodegradable, not satisfying the 10d window criterion. Lactic acid, due to its biological function, is readily metabolized by practially all life-forms.