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The photolysis is not a relevant pathway for removal of UV-360 in soil.

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Information from industry indicates that a small fraction of the group of phenolic benzotriazoles is used in the EU in cosmetic products. The majority of this fraction will end up in waste water and finally adsorb at sewage sludge. As the use of this sludge is a common practice in agricultural industry soil will be subject to indirect exposure. As final step the sludge will be ploughed in and therefore only negligible quantities will be available for photolytic degradation processes. This leads to the conclusion that photolysis is not a relevant pathway for removal of UV-360 in soil.