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Long-term toxicity to fish

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fish early-life stage toxicity
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Sodium lactate fully dissociates into Na+ ions and lactate. The ecotoxicology of Sodium lactate can be understood in terms of the ecotoxicology of sodium chloride and lactic acid.

According to REACH Annex IX, endpoint 9.1, column 2, long-term toxicity testing shall be proposed by the registrant if the chemical safety assessment according to Annex I indicates the need to investigate further the effects on aquatic organisms. Since any effects by L-(+)-lactic acid observed in short-term aquatic toxicity tests can be attributed to pH shifts it can be concluded that the substance does not exert significant effects on environmental organisms that result in identification of a hazard. Accordingly, the chemical safety assessment does not indicate the need to further investigate environmental toxicity by means of long-term studies.

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