Category Archives: Biozide

EDC Criteria for Pesticides on the Way

At its meeting of December 12-13, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) of the European Commission agreed upon uniform criteria for the identification of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) in pesticides. The draft is now with the European … Continue reading

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U. S. Study: Disinfectants Cause Breathing Problems Among Cleaning Personnel

A recent study conducted by U.S. scientists, supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and led by Brie Hawley has found that cleaning products and disinfectants containing hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and acetic acid even in … Continue reading

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BREXIT: Consequences for the Biocide Industry

The EU Commission has published a Q&A list on Brexit and its consequences for the biocide industry. The document was created collaboratively by the EU Commission and the ECHA. Right now, it contains 10 questions and answers. Authorities at the … Continue reading

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EU: Criteria for Endocrine Disruptors Also Apply to Biocides

On September 4, the EU Commission accepted scientific criteria to determine endocrine disruptors for biocides. The EU has published a press release that contains several useful links. The EU Parliament and Council now have two months to study the planned … Continue reading

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South Korea Goes After Contaminators

The South Korean environmental ministry has proven violations of the K-REACH chemicals law by 33 companies and individuals. All cases involve the prohibited sale and use of polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG). Historically, the substance was added to disinfectants for humidifiers in … Continue reading

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Biocides: Greater Flexibility for Companies

The Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) governs the use of biocidal products and their placing on the market. The Implementing Regulations specify details concerning the authorization of the biocidal products. The EU Commission recently published Implementing Regulation (EU) … Continue reading

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U.S. FDA Bans 19 Hazardous Chemicals from Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has forbidden manufacturers from selling soaps that contain specific active antibacterial ingredients to consumers. Some 19 substances are involved; manufacturers have one year to remove the products from the market and find substitutes … Continue reading

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