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Biodegradation of tetramethylthiuram disulfide in the screening test reached 30% after 28 days and therefore, the substance is considered as not readily biodegradable. The results from the toxicity control showed that tetramethylthiuram disulfide was inhibitory to the inoculated bacteria. This substance is rapidly degraded into several minor metabolites and ultimately mineralised to CO2in water/sediment and soil systems (half-lives < 2 days and < 10 days respectively). Thus, tetramethylthiuram disulfide is not expected to persist in the environment.