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ECHA’s new guidance paves way for better protection of bees from biocides

ECHA’s guidance document presents an approach to assess the risks of biocides to honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees, based on the latest scientific knowledge. It addresses the uses of products such as insecticides and...

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ECHA Identifies Research Needs for Regulating Hazardous Chemicals

A published report by ECHA focuses on ‘Key areas of regulatory challenge 2023’ that identifies areas where research is needed to protect people and the environment from chemicals classified as hazardous. The report highlights where new methods...

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ECHA proposal to restrict PFAS is under consultation

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that are commonly used in many industries including cookware, personal care, textiles and plant protection products. PFAS contain carbon-fluorine bonds, which have very high persistence and are bioaccumulative,...

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ECHA’s BPC supports the approval of nitrogen generated from ambient air as a low-risk active substance

In its March meeting, ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted the following opinions: Supporting the inclusion of nitrogen generated from ambient air in Annex I to the BPR. Annex I lists active substances considered to have...

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Updates to Efficacy Requirements for Biocides

In November 2022, ECHA published version 5.0 of Guidance on BPR Volume II for efficacy. The updates include new guidance on co-formulants, differentiation of claims under PT2, room disinfection under PT3, contact time under PT4 and...

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May-2024

Biocides > News

ECHA’s new guidance paves way for better protection of bees from biocides

ECHA’s guidance document presents an approach to assess the risks of biocides to honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees, based on the latest scientific...

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Apr-2024

Crop Protection > News

Improving Identification of a Fungal Pathogen of Citrus to Prevent it from Arriving in Europe

ANSES's (FR) Plant Health Laboratory Mycology Unit has developed a PCR test to distinguish the fungus responsible for citrus black spot from that of a...

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