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Biocidal Products Committee adopts opinions on six active substances


The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted 15 opinions supporting the approval of six active substances for use in biocidal products used for human and veterinary hygiene and as preservatives.

Helsinki, 18 April 2016 - The active substances are:

  • Chlorocresol for product-types 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 13
  • ATMAC/TMAC for product-type 8
  • Burnt lime; hydrated lime; burnt dolomitic lime; and hydrated dolomitic lime for product-types 2 and 3

The conclusion of the committee is that these 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 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 15th time from 13 to 14 April 2016.

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