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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in soil

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Further biodegradation testing, including biodegradation simulation testing in soil, is waived in accordance with Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006, Annexes VIII and IX , Column 2. 

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According to Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006, Annexes VIII and IX, Column 2, further biodegradation testing, including testing for ultimate biodegradation in soil, need not be conducted if direct and indirect exposure to soil is unlikely. The predicted Koc for the substance is 4.913; this value falls substantially below the range of Koc values of 500-1000, below which substances are unlikely to adsorb to soil. The chemical safety assessment did not indicate the need to investigate the degradation of the substance; the risk characterisation ratios for soil are below one. Therefore, in accordance with Annex I, the risks are considered to be controlled.