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Biodegradation in soil

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biodegradation in soil: simulation testing
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other justification
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The study does not need to be conducted because the substance is inorganic.
The surface treatment applied does not modify the properties of the substance.
This justification applies to both sets of nanos: the "Zinc oxide nano with and without hydrophilic surface treatment" set and the "Zinc oxide nano - hydrophobic surface treatment" set.

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Biodegradation is not applicable to metals/inorganic substances, study does not need to be conducted if substance is inorganic (Annex VII of REACH regulation).

The surface treatments applied to the hydrophilic set of nanoforms are not readily biodegradable.

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