Registration Dossier

Diss Factsheets

Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Additional information

Sodium lactate fully dissociates into Na+ ions and lactate in aqueous environments. The biodegradation of lactate in the environment can be understood in terms of the biodegradation of lactic acid.

Based on unequivocally positive QSAR predictions (BIOWIN v4.10) and a supporting study investigating the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) lactic acid is considered to be readily biodegradable, and therefore sodium lactate is considered to be readily biodegradable.

Accordingly, further degradation tests (in surface water, sediment, or soil) do not need to be conducted.