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Environmental fate & pathways

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Category members with carbon numbers from C6 to C24 have been shown to be readily biodegradable in biodegradation screening tests. Due to this, the simulation tests on degradation in water, soil and sediment are not required for these substances as they not expected to persist in the aquatic or terrestrial environment. Category members with carbon numbers of C26 and above are not considered to be readily biodegradable. However, the chemical safety assessment according to Annex I for these substances has not indicated a need to investigate further the degradation in higher tier simulation tests on degradation in water, soil and sediment.