Category Archives: Biozide

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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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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