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Biodegradation in soil

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biodegradation in soil: simulation testing
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is readily biodegradable

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Lactic acid is readily biodegradable; therefore, according to REACH Annex IX, column 2, points 9.2.1.3 and 9.2.3, simulation testing in soil is not required. Moreover, lactic acid is actively produced (and metabolized) by a multitude of soil (micro)organisms.

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