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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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Based on the readily biodegradability status of the substance, the CSA demonstrates safe use for the water and sediment compartments. Therefore half-life data from simulation tests is not required to further refine the exposure assessment. 

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The substance, Benzyl salicylate has been shown to be readily biodegradable and, according to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, it is unnecessary to perform surface water or sediment simulation tests for substances that are readily biodegradable. The identification of degradation products is also not required.