…New draft guidance on disinfection by-products (DBPs)

ECHA has advised on a harmonised approach for the safety assessment of DBPs (resulting from the use of halogen-containing biocides) under the BPR.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). Guidance on the Biocidal Products Regulation. Volume V: Guidance on disinfection by-products. Version 1.0, April 2016. Human health sections: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/draft_peg_bpr_volv_part1_disinfectants_hh_en.pdf

Environmental sections: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/draft_peg_bpr_volv_part2_disinfectants_env_en.pdf


…Opinions adopted on active substances

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted opinions regarding the approval of the following biocidal active substances for different product types (PTs):

  • burnt or hydrated lime or dolomitic lime for PT2 (veterinary hygiene disinfectants) and PT3 (disinfectants not intended for direct application to animals or humans)
  • chlorocresol, for PT1 (human hygiene disinfectants), PT2, PT3, PT6 (preservatives for products during storage), PT9 (fibre, leather, rubber and polymerised materials preservatives) and PT13 (working or cutting fluid preservatives)
  • coco alkyltrimethylammonium chloride (ATMAC/TMAC) for PT8 (wood preservatives)

European Chemicals Agency (2016). Biocidal Products Committee adopts opinions on six active substances. 18 April 2016. Annex to the news alert ECHA/NA/16/16. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/21774240/annex_bpc_15_na.pdf

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

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