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Simplified regulation for biocides in Europe from September

8:50 AM MDT | August 30, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says. BPR is aimed at increasing the safety of biocides on the European market and simplifying the procedures for authorization, according to the European Commission. Biocides are chemicals that are used to control harmful organisms, such as molds and bacteria. They include insect repellents, disinfectants, and antifouling paint for ships. The regulation allows European member states to...

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