The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) in charge of BPR concluded test on the applications for the following active substance product-type combinations:

  • Chlorophene for product-type 2 (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals)
  • Glyoxal for product-types 2, 3 (veterinary hygiene) and 4 (food and feed area)
  • Reaction mass of peracetic acid and peroxyoctanoic acid for product-types 2, 3 and 4

According to committee’s opinion is that chlorophene cannot be approved as a heavy-duty disinfectant as there are unacceptable risks that cannot be mitigated while, the two other active substances can be approved.

The BPC also adopted opinions on four applications for Union authorization of a biocidal product family based on the following active substances:

  • propan-2-ol in product-types 2 and 4
  • CMIT/MIT in product-type 6 (preservatives for products during storage)
  • peracetic acid in product-type 2 and
  • hydrogen peroxide in product-type 2

According to the committee’s opinion is that the biocidal product family based on hydrogen peroxide cannot be authorized as it cannot be demonstrated that this product family is sufficiently effective to act as a disinfectant.

The final decision on the approval of the active substances will be taken by the European Commission together with the EU Member States and, on the Union, authorization of the biocidal product families. The next meeting will be in June 2020.

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