biocide regulation Articles

  • Biocidal Products Regulation - White Paper

    The European Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012) stipulates that biocidal products may only be made available and used on the market if they are certified in accordance with this regulation. Unlike the previous biocidal products legislation, so-called “in-situ” procedures such as electrolysis, chlorine dioxide and ozone now also fall under this certification ...

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal products and treated articles. Companies competing in this ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How does the EU directive on biocides work?

    Question: How does the EU directive on biocides work? The EU Biocide Products Directive 98/8/EC (known as the BPD) was issued in February 1998 and was to be implemented in all member states by 13 May 2000. In many ways, the BPD is a precursor to the proposed REACh regulation, which will require the registration of all existing chemical substances in the EU. Similarly to the REACh, the purpose ...


    By 3E Company

  • EC Issues Final Report on the Sustainable Use of Biocides

    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued its final report on the sustainable use of biocides. Article 18 of the European Union’s (EU) biocidal products regulation (BPR) directs the EC to issue a report on how the BPR ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA Issues Article 95 Biocide Suppliers List

    On September 2, 2015, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued an updated list of biocide suppliers as required under Article 95 of the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). Although prior versions of the list were released previously, this list has current legal effect since Article 95 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Risk Management of Nanomaterials: Environmental and Consumer Protection under Existing EC Legislation on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biocides

    Abstract: There are many promises, but also potential risks, concerning the evolving nano-industry. For maintaining a high level of protection for the environment and consumer in this area of industry a thorough evaluation of the traditional approaches to risk assessment and management is needed. To this end, this article analyses the substance-oriented approach of the REACH Regulation as the ...


  • Are acute and chronic saltwater fish studies required for plant protection and biocidal product active substance risk assessment?

    The acute and chronic toxicity of chemicals to fish is routinely assessed by using fish acute and early life stage (ELS) test results, usually with freshwater species. However, under some regulations with certain substances, data on saltwater species may also be required. Evidence from earlier studies suggests that saltwater fish species are generally no more sensitive than freshwater species, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Case study - Algae control in cooling towers

    Company: Dubai festival city Description: LG Sonic industrial units for district cooling facility in Dubai Project objective: Reduce chemical dosage for water treatment and, at the same time, control factors that may cause problems, such as corrosion, scaling, and microbial activity Before treatment Scaling, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Environmental risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals: Regulatory developments

    Concern about the potential environmental impact of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment was first expressed over 30 years ago. It is therefore surprising that there is still so little current regulation requiring environmental risk assessments to be undertaken on human pharmaceuticals. Particularly in view of the rapid development in legislation, that has taken place in many ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Mixture toxicity of wood preservative products in the fish embryo toxicity test

    Wood preservative products are used globally to protect wood from fungal decay and insects. We investigated the aquatic toxicity of five commercial wood preservative products, the biocidal active substances and some formulation additives contained therein, as well as six generic binary mixtures of the active substances in the fish embryo toxicity test (FET). Median lethal concentrations (LC50) of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Mirror Plating Wastewater Treatment

    In the manufacturing of certain mirrors, a strong copper solution at low ph is used to apply a thin coating to the glass surface. After adhesion, the excess is washed off and collected as wastewater. The wastewater at this facility is treated using 4 chemicals: caustic to raise the pH to 8.5, DTC (dithiocarbamate) as a metal precipitant, an organic based coagulant, and an anionic flocculant. The ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Opinion: European Chemicals Industry Faces Regulatory Upheaval

    The European Union chemicals industry is facing what is arguably the biggest regulatory change for 25 years when the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulations are implemented in mid-2007. REACH is intended to bring existing chemicals substances into a positive testing regime wherein a product will have to be registered, risk assessed and then authorised prior to ...


  • Sensitivity of Vermamoeba (Hartmannella) vermiformis cysts to conventional disinfectants and protease

    Vermamoeba vermiformis is a free-living amoeba (FLA) widely distributed in the environment, known to colonize hot water networks and to be the reservoir of pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella pneumophila. FLA are partly resistant to biocides, especially in their cyst form. The control of V. vermiformis in hot water networks represents an important health ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Derivation of water framework directive environmental quality standards

    In 2005, the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) proposed that the UKTAG Chemistry Task Team (CTT) should develop standards for certain Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) List II substances as Annex VIII substances under the Water Framework Directive. These are substances for which EQSs are currently available, i.e. List II parameters as listed in the Dangerous Substances ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Opinion: Not such a small matter after all - Nanotechnology and the European Parliament

    By this time next year, the European Unions first provision on nano-Iabelling will be in force. From 11 July 2013, the new Regulation on cosmetic products1 will replace the old Cosmetics Directive,2 bringing with it the requirement that cosmetic products containing nanomaterials are labelled 'nano' before being placed on the EU market. Nanotechnology is an umbrella term used to describe the ...


  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 12 (2010)

    Armeni, Chiara, The Copenhagen Accord and Beyond 132 Cardwell, Michael Public Participation in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Matter of Substance or Form? 12 Public Rights of Way and Level Playing Fields 291 Cook, Kate, The Right to Food and the Environment 1 Coyle, Sean, review of Property Rights and Natural Resources by ...


  • PGCCA winners of Yore: Where are they now?

    With the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA) ceremony drawing near, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group's (BRAG®) Biobased News and Policy Report decided to go back and revisit some early winners to see what has become of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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