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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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In accordance with REACH Annex IX column 2, simulation tests of biodegradation in water and sediment are not required because dimethyl terephthalate is readily biodegradable. 

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Simulation tests of biodegradation in water and sediment are not required because dimethyl terephthalate is readily biodegradable.

In addition, consideration of the use patterns and physico-chemical properties of dimethyl terephthalate indicates no significant potential for exposure of or accumulation in water or sediments.