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Biodegradation in soil

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In accordance with column 2 of REACH Annex IX and X no further studies regarding biodegradation in soil shall be performed if the substance is readily biodegradable. Pentane-1,5 -diol is considered to be readily biodegradable (according to OECD criteria). Furthermore, the substance is not directly applied to soil. Hence, no further studies regarding biodegradation in soil are performed.