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In summary, fatty acids are not persistent in water, sediment and soil,and transformation products of environmental concern are also not expected. Available data point to a rapid biodegradation of tall oil (C16-18 fatty acids) under aerobic conditions in the aquatic, sediment and soil compartment. Thus, performing further biodegradation tests of tall oil acid is from a scientific point of view not expected to provide more insight into the environmental fate and is not considered necessary for the environmental hazard assessment.

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