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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

A Ready Biodegradability Modified MITI test was carried out by CITI (1992) and showed that the biodegradation rate of vinyl acetate was 82-98% after a test period of 14 days.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

Additional information

The key study (CITI, 1992) demonstrates that vinyl acetate is readily biodegradable. The supporting studies available confirm that vinyl acetate is readily biodegradable or will be subject to degradation in the environment.