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2 -Hydroxyethyl methacrylate is readily biodegradable in OECD 301 screening tests. In the OECD 301C MITI test 2 -hydroxyethyl methacrylate reached 92 to 100% based on BOD and 86 to 87% based on TOC removal after 14 days.

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Supporting studies reported 98% biodegradation in 21 days in OECD 301 E tests, and 84 % biodegradation after 28 days in an OECD 301 D test.

The available information fulfills the requirements under REACH. Further information on biodegradation in water and sediment and in soil is not required.