…ECHA considers new scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors

In response to the European Commission’s announcement of new scientific criteria to define endocrine disruptors (see page 3 of this issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News for more details), ECHA is analysing possible impacts on the approval process for active substances under the BPR. The Commission also asked ECHA to investigate approved biocides with indications of being endocrine disruptors, to see if they fulfil the new criteria.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). New criteria for endocrine disruptors announced. ECHA/NA/16/26. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/new-criteria-for-endocrine-disruptors-announced


…New guidance on biocides from ECHA

ECHA has released transitional guidance on the efficacy testing of disinfectants (product types (PTs) 1-5), and has drafted an update of its guidance on active micro-organisms in biocidal products.

ECHA (2016).

Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Volume V. Guidance on active micro-organisms and biocidal products. Draft version 2.0. February 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/draft_guidance_on_micro_organisms_v2_en.pdf

Transitional guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Transitional guidance on efficacy assessment for product types 1-5, disinfectants. May 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/15623299/biocides_transitional_guidance_efficacy_disinfectants_pt1-5_en.pdf


The above items were taken from the July 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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