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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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In accordance with Column 2 of REACH Annex IX, the simulation testing on ultimate degradation in surface water does not need to be conducted as Cashew Nutshell Extract, Decarboxylated, Distillation Residue (Distillation Residue Grade) was found to be potentially ultimately biodegradable in a robust OECD Guideline 310 (Ready Biodegradability - CO2 in Sealed Vessels (Headspace Test). The study indicated that 68.3% of the test substance was degraded within 28 days.

In accordance with Column 2 of REACH Annex IX, sediment simulation testing (for substances with a high potential for adsorption to sediment) does not need to be conducted as Cashew Nutshell Extract, Decarboxylated, Distillation Residue (Distillation Residue Grade) was found to be potentially ultimately biodegradable in a robust OECD Guideline 310 (Ready Biodegradability - CO2 in Sealed Vessels (Headspace Test). The study indicated that 68.3% of the test substance was degraded within 28 days.