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Biocidal Products Committee adopts four opinions on active substances

ECHA/NA/16/32

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products used as insecticides and antifouling products, and one opinion proposing the non-approval of one active substance for disinfecting drinking water.

Helsinki, 13 October 2016 – The active substances are:

  • Dichlofluanid for antifouling products (product-type 21). 
  • Silcium dioxide Kieselguhr for insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods (product-type 18).
  • Pyrogenic, synthetic amorphous silicon dioxide, nano, surface treated for insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods (product-type 18).

One opinion for non-approval was adopted for the active substance PHMB (1600; 1.8) used to disinfect drinking water for both humans and animals (product-type 5).

The conclusion of the Committee is that the three substances in the relevant product-types may be approved. The adopted opinions will serve as a basis for final decision making by the European Commission and the EU Member States. The approval of an active substance is granted for a defined number of years, not exceeding 10 years.

The Committee met for the seventeenth time from 11 to 12 October 2016.


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