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No adverse effects of Sodium chloride have been observed in the acute aquatic toxicity studies with fish, daphnids and algae at the highest recommended test concentrations of 100 mg/L. For lactic acid, no adverse effects have been observed in the acute aquatic toxicity studies with daphnids and algae at the highest recommended test concentrations of 100 mg/L; for fish slight effects observed for lactic acid at concentrations of 100 mg/L are considered not relevant since all observed effects are due to the low pH induced by high concentrations of lactic acid (pH < 5 at 100 mg/L) and will completely disappear at lower concentrations. Sodium (S)-lactate does not lower the pH of test water and therefore it is concluded that no adverse effects of Sodium (S)-lactate will occur at the highest recommended test concentration of 100 mg/L. No hazard has been identified and derivation of a PNEC is not considered necessary.

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