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ECHA publishes a new guidance document concerning biocides

ECHA/NA/13/50

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a new guidance for the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) on human health risk assessment, Volume III,  Part B.

Helsinki, 17 December 2013 - The guidance has been developed by ECHA and the Member State competent authorities taking into account the elements described in the Technical Notes for Guidance for biocides under the former legislation – the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) – as well as the Technical Guidance on hazard assessment developed for REACH implementation and the guidance on the CLP Regulation.  

This guidance provides technical advice on how to perform the hazard and exposure assessment and risk characterisation for biocidal active substances and products with respect to human health risk assessment. 

This guidance will form part of the new biocides guidance structure for the BPR. Other Part B guidance documents are under development, such as Part B for Volume IV (Environment) which is foreseen for publication in 2014.