…Updated guidance on the risk assessment of biocides

An update to ECHA’s guidance on the human health risk assessment of biocidal products under the BPR contains a fully revised section on exposure assessment, while technical aspects on exposure methodology have been moved to a separate document.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Volume III. Human health – Part B, Risk assessment. Version 2.0. October 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/15623299/biocides_guidance_human_health_ra_iii_partb_en.pdf

Biocides human health exposure methodology. http://echa.europa.eu/about-us/who-we-are/biocidal-products-committee/working-groups/human-exposure


…Impact of defining endocrine disrupters under the BPR

The results of a public consultation are now available to assess the impact of defining criteria to identify endocrine disruptors. This is in the context of the BPR, as well as the Plant Protection Products Regulation.

European Commission (2015). Report on public consultation on defining criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in the context of the implementation of the Plant Protection Product Regulation and Biocidal Products Regulation. 22 July 2015. Ares (2015)3022734. http://ec.europa.eu/health/endocrine_disruptors/docs/2015_public_consultation_report_en.pdf


…Manual of Decisions repealed

The Manual of Decisions concerning the old Biocidal Products Directive has now been repealed by the European Commission and Member States. Companies who previously considered their products to be excluded from the scope of the biocides legislation can contact their national helpdesk to check whether the status has changed, and potentially submit a declaration of interest (by 3 October 2016) to notify ECHA.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Manual of Decisions repealed: check the status of products formerly excluded from biocides legislation with the national helpdesk. ECHA/NA/15/34. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/manual-of-decisions-repealed-check-the-status-of-products-formerly-excluded-from-biocides-legislation-with-the-national-helpdesk


The above items were taken from the December 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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