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Biodegradation in soil

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In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, Column 2,, soil simulation testing is not required, since Fatty acids, soya, 2-ethylhexyl esters (CAS 93572-14-6) is readily biodegradable. According to the ECHA Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, Chapter 7b a simulation test would only hold little additional information since a rapid mineralisation in the environment is already assumed (ECHA, 2012).