Category Archives: Biozide

EU Countries Inspect Products for Hazardous Chemicals

As part of two EU enforcement projects, inspectors have examined products across the EU for the presence of hazardous chemicals. The first project monitors compliance with Regulation No. 528/2012 on the marketing and use of biocide products. In the second project, government agencies examine products imported into the … Continue reading

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South Korea: Implementation Rules and Guidelines for Biocides

The South Korean Ministry of Environment has published implementation rules and guidelines for biocides. The new biocide law is to take effect on January 1, 2019. The ministry made its announcement in a three-page document (in Korean only). The 200 … Continue reading

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India: Registration Guidelines for Biocides in Paints

India’s Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee (CIB&RC) has published Registration Guidelines for Biocides in Paints. The requirements for these substances are less comprehensive than those for traditional biocides. However, their applicability is correspondingly narrow. The following restrictions apply, so … Continue reading

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The State of New York Issues Guidelines for Cleaning Products

At the beginning of June, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) published a cleaning product disclosure policy. The policy requires manufacturers to disclose the contents of cleaning products that they want to sell in New York State … Continue reading

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EU Prohibits Methanol in Windscreen Washing Fluids

The EU Commission published a Regulation on the Limitation of Methanol in April. According to the regulation, windscreen washing or defrosting fluids containing a concentration equal to or greater than 0.6 % of methanol by weight may not be placed … Continue reading

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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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