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Biodegradation in soil

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biodegradation in soil: simulation testing
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is readily biodegradable

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The performance of simulation tests for biodegradation in soil is scientifically not justified. REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex IX, Sect. 9.2.1.4., Col. 2, states as follows: β€œThe study does not need to be conducted: - if the substance is readily biodegradable, or - if direct and indirect exposure of sediment is unlikely. ”Since the substance is readily biodegradable, the test was omitted.

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