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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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According to REACH Annex IX requirements column 2, the study does not need to be conducted as the substance is readily biodegradable.

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The UVCB polyglycerine substance is demonstrated to be readily biodegradable according to the OECD test guideline 301F. By OECD definition of "ready biodegradability", the substance and its components are expected to biodegrade rapidly and completely in a variety of aerobic aquatic and terrestrial environments. Further (simulation) testing of biodegradation in these specific environmental compartments is therefore viewed as unnecessary.