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Means and Anderson (1981) have investigated the test substance in assays equivalent to the OECD 301B (Sturm test) and the 301E (CO2evolution test) and further studies including an activated sludge test, BOD test and Gledhill test. The OECD concluded that the substance met the criteria for readily biodegradable in the equivalent 301B and 301E studies. The other three studies showed high levels of degradation under different test conditions.

In addition to the Means and Anderson (1981) there are several studies available which indicate varying levels of biodegradation under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

The substance has therefore been classified as “readily biodegradable” based on the data from the equivalent 301B and 301E studies.

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