Biocides: eight new ‘low risk’ active substances approved in EU

May 11, 2021

Eight new ‘low risk’ active substances have been assessed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and will be included in Annex I of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). In March this year, citric acid was added as a disinfectant/algaecide not intended for direct application to humans or animals, and a further seven will be included as repellent or attractant actives from 1 June 2021.

Companies looking to market products containing these actives may also benefit from the European Union’s simplified authorisation procedure, designed to expedite the launch of ‘minimum risk biocidal products’ under the BPR.

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