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Environmental fate & pathways

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Potassium formate is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.

Potassium formate was determined to be readily biodegradable in an OECD 301D test (HRC, 1992; Report No. SLL237(a)/920737). The degradation reached 92% after 28 d. The 10 -d window was kept.

No reliable data are available for the biodegradability in soil as well as for simulation of biodegradability in water and sediment.

In accordance with column 2 of Annex IX, the studies do not need to be conducted if the substance is readily biodegradable. The substance is already tested to be readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria. Hence, no further testing on biodegradation in soil is performed.

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