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Biodegradation in soil

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In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex IX, the soil simulation test does not need to be conducted as the substance is readily biodegradable. 

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The biodegradation of LAS-TEA may be further described by the biodegradation of LAS-Na and TEA according to the read-across statement in which full dissociation of the LAS-TEA in water is supported. For the soil compartment this is relevant for indirect applications via sludge application.

TEA is shown to biodegrade rapidly in soil, with max. half-life times of 1.8 days.

Further maximum mineralisation half-life was determined in soil of 5.4 days.

Half-life in sludge-amended soil after application of sludge of LAS-Na was >7 -<22 days based on recovered LAS-Na.