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Environmental fate & pathways

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Additional information

No test results according to standards are available but the biodegradability of 1,2-dichloroethane was assessed according to a variety of test designs in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. It was concluded that: "it could be shown that the material is not biodegradable when non-adapted, non-acclimated conditions were used. In contrast, biodegradation occurred when adapted or induced micro-organisms were used. Under (aerobic) conditions biodegradation of 1,2-dichloroethane is too slow to be an important environmental fate process".