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Biodegradation in soil

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Based on the use pattern of methylene bis(dibutyldithiocarbamate), intentional releases into the soil compartment are not expected, therefore, the endpoint is being waived.

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Based on the use pattern of methylene bis(dibutyldithiocarbamate), intentional releases into the soil compartment are not expected.  In accordance with Column 2 of Annex IX of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation, if direct and indirect exposure of sediment is unlikely, a biodegradation in soil study does not need to be conducted, therefore the endpoint is being waived. According to the screening study, methylene bis(dibutyldithiocarbamate) is not considered readily biodegradable (Safepharm, 2004).