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PBT assessment: overall result

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Name:
Lactic acid
Type of composition:
legal entity composition of the substance
State / form:
liquid
Reference substance:
Composition 1
Reference substance:
Composition 1
Name:
Lactic acid
Type of composition:
boundary composition of the substance
State / form:
other: liquid or solid
Reference substance:
Composition 1
Reference substance:
Composition 1
PBT status:
the substance is not PBT / vPvB
Justification:

Lactic acid does not fulfil the PBT-criteria laid down in section 1 of Annex XIII to REACH.

Persistence: Lactic acid is readily biodegradable.

Bioaccumulation: Lactic acid has a log Kow of -0.72, is readily biodegradable and rapidly metabolised by most organisms.

Toxicity: Lactic acid is not classified as carcinogenic, displays no chronic toxicity and the NOEC or EC10 is above 0.01 mg/L.