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Biodegradation in soil

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The substance is inherently biodegradable showing biodegradation after a prolonged exposure period and a prolonged lag phase.

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Summing up the available experimental screening test data and calculated data (see IUCLID chapter 5.2.1), 3 -API is concluded via weight-of-evidence approach to beinherently biodegradable showing biodegradation after a prolonged exposure period and a prolonged lag phase. These data are used considering data waiving according to EC no. 1907/2006 Annex XI section 1.

In addition, 3 -API a low potential for adsorption (see IUCLID chapter 5.4.1) indicating a low potential for adsorption to soil.

Therefore, no further tests on biodegradation in soil: "simulation tests" are performed.