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Calcium diformate is readily biodegradable according to a read-across approach to sodium formate (OECD 306; KM Lab, 1998).

According to the REACH Guidance, when a chemical attains more than 60% ThOD or more than 70% DOC removal in a Biodegradability in Seawater test (OECD 306), it can also be expected to fulfil the criteria for ready biodegradability. Therefore, sodium formate and hence calcium diformate are regarded as readily biodegradable (KM Lab, 1998).

Regarding "Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests" and "Biodegradation in soil", in accordance with column 2 of Annex IX the studies do not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. Calcium diformate is readily biodegradable.

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