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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in soil

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Description of key information

No data are put forward as this endpoint is not relevant for molybdenum, and metals in general

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Additional information

For inorganic substances like molybdenum salts for which the chemical assessment is based on the elemental concentration (i.e., pooling all inorganic speciation forms together), biotic degradation is an irrelevant process: biotic processes may alter the speciation form of an element, but it will not eliminate the element from the terrestrial compartment by degradation or transformation. This elemental-based assessment (pooling all speciation forms together) can be considered as a worst-case assumption for the chemical assessment.

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