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According to column 2 of Annex IX, section 9.4, testing on short term toxicity on terrestrial organisms does not need to be conducted if direct and indirect exposure of the soil compartment is unlikely.

Sodium lactate is not supposed to be directly applied to soil and fully dissociates into Na+ ions and lactate in aqueous environments. The adsorption/desorption behaviour of sodium lactate in the environment can be understood in terms of the adsorption/desorption behaviour of sodium chloride and lactic acid. Adsorption of sodium chloride is not predicted to occur to an appreciable extent; sodium chloride is inorganic and has a high water solubility. Lactic acid has a low potential for adsorption to soil (Koc < 1.32), is readily biodegradable and is an ubiquitous and essential molecule of life. As such there is no hazard to terrestrial organisms.