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Biodegradation in soil

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DMCHA is considered as readily biodegradable, therefore further studies on the biodegradation in soil are not provided.

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[Specific explanation in addition to field 'Justification for data waiving']
According to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex IX, Section column 2, a simulation study on ultimate degradation in soil does not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. DMCHA (CAS 98-94-2) is readily biodegradable (90-100% DOC consumption after 18 days, OECD 301 A; BASF AG, 2004; see IUCLID Ch. 5.2.1). Therefore, a study on ultimate degradation in soil is not performed.