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EU to Tighten, Harmonize Regulation on Biocides
7:15 AM MST | January 25, 2012 | Alex Scott
In a regulatory initiative that will affect products ranging from rat poison to disinfectants, the European Parliament today approved by a show of hands the proposal for a new body of legislation to harmonize the various regulations for biocides in the European Union (EU). The new Biocidal Products Regulation, as it will be known, will replace the EU’s current directive on biocidal products as of September 1, 2013. The updated regulation has been designed to better protect human health and the environment by requiring tougher...
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