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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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No simulation tests in water and sediment are available for dipropylene glycol methyl ether.

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Dipropylene glycol methyl ether is readily biodegradable in freshwater with a low potential for adsorption to sediment. According to REACH Annex IX requirements, sediment simulation testing shall only be considered for substances with a high potential for adsorption to sediment and need not be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable, hence a simulation test in water and sediment can be waived for dipropylene glycol methyl ether.