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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Zinc bis dimethyldithiocarbamate is not readily biodegradable

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 One study investigating the ready biodegradability of zinc bis dimethyldithiocarbamate (CAS No. 137-30-4) is available (Monego, 2007). This test was conducted according to OECD Guideline No. 301B: Ready biodegradability, CO2 Evolution Test (1992). After 28 days of exposure, the test substance reached 7.7% biodegradation and therefore, it is considered as not readily biodegradable. In the toxicity control 37.7% was biodegraded within 14 days and thus, it can not be assumed that the substance is inhibitory.