12 December 2019: The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted seven opinions supporting the approval of four active substances and two opinions for Union authorization as given below

The four active substances given below,

    1. Icaridin for product-type 19 (repellents and attractants);
    2. Cyanamide for product-types 3 (veterinary hygiene) and 18 (insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods);
    3. Formaldehyde for product-types 2 (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals) and 3 (veterinary hygiene);
    4. Carbendazim for product-types 7 (film preservatives) and 10 (construction material preservatives).

The Opinions:

  • The respective Evaluating Member States (eCA) assessed if these active substances meet the new criteria for endocrine-disrupting properties.
  • For cyanamide the eCA concluded – and the BPC confirmed – that this active substance meets the criteria.

For the other active substances no conclusion could be drawn by the committee based on the available. The Commission together with the EU Member States will take the final decision on approval of the active substances in the next meeting, which will be held on March 2020

Reference: https://echa.europa.eu/-/conclusions-on-four-active-substances-and-two-applications-for-union-authorisation