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Environmental fate & pathways

Endpoint summary

Administrative data

Description of key information

Sodium formate is readily biodegradable.

According to OECD Guidance, when a chemical attains more than 60% ThOD or more than 70% DOC removal in a Biodegradability in Seawater test (OECD 306) it can also be expected to fulfil the criteria for ready biodegradability, given that the degradation potential in seawater is normally lower than in freshwater degradation tests (OECD, 2002). Sodium formate achieved 86% degradation (ThOD) over 28 days in a reliable OECD 306 study and can therefore be regarded as readily biodegradable (KM Lab, 1998).

Additional information

OECD. 2002. OECD Series on Testing and Assessment: Harmonised Integrated Classification System for Human Health and Environmental Hazards of Chemical Substances and Mixtures. OECD Publishing.