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Calcium lactate fully dissociates into Ca2+ ions and lactate in aqueous environments. The bioaccumulation potential of calcium lactate in the environment can be understood in terms of the bioaccumulation potential of calcium chloride and lactic acid.

Calcium chloride is inorganic and has a high water solubility. Calcium and chloride ions are essential constituents of the body of all animals and the concentration of both ions are maintained in the vertebrate body by fractional excretion.

Lactic acid is highly soluble in water, has a low log Kow (-0.72) and is readily biodegradable.

Both calcium chloride and lactic acid will not bioaccumulate, therefore calcium lactate is not expected to bioaccumulate or bioconcentrate.