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Impact of the Sustainability Strategy on the European biocide industry

A stark warning by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) that the sector could lose 12% of its substance portfolio by 2040. In their published report, Cefic define the main factors as the extension of the...

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Multi-site Fungicide Provides Reliable Return on Investment

Field trials carried out in the UK between 2018 and 2021 have shown that the inclusion of a multi-site fungicide in spring spray programmes contributes to yield improvements of up to 0.6 t/ha in winter sown...

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New Guideline Reduces Animal Testing and Protects From Allergies Caused by Chemicals

ECHA has published advice to registrants on how to reliably combine different sources of alternative data when assessing skin sensitisation of chemicals. This reduces the need to test on animals, while protecting people from allergies. The...

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Antibiotic Sales and Usage Figures in the Livestock Sector Show Encouraging Progress

The latest VARSS and RUMA Targets Task Force 2 reports capture steady progress in stewarding responsible antibiotic sale and use across the UK livestock sector. The UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) Report 2020 shows an...

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Assessing the Endocrine Disrupting Potential of active substances

In November 2021, the UK Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) held a seminar on the endocrine disruption (ED) assessment of pesticidal and biocidal substances attended by myself: LKC’s Scientist Kelvin Ramirez. We learned how to build an...

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Glyphosate – EFSA and ECHA Launch Consultations

Parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate have been launched by EFSA and ECHA. EFSA is gathering feedback on the renewal assessment report, while ECHA’s consultation is on the harmonized classification and labelling report....

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ECHA Application for Authorisation Updated

Companies applying for authorisation to use substances of very high concern will find the process is now more efficient and the documents more coherent thanks to the updated format recently published by ECHA. The revision was...

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Use of Antibiotics in Animals is Decreasing

A report published in June 2021 by the EFSA, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) states that the use of antibiotics has decreased and is now lower...

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A New Era in Pest Control

Image: Bayer Environmental Science This September will see the launch of a professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide to the European market, which can be used in open areas and burrows. This new solution has significant environmental benefits including...

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EFSA Take a Major Step Forward in Reversing the Decline of Insect Pollinators

The continued decline in insect pollinators, in particular honey bees, in Europe is being investigated after a request from European Parliament’s Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to assess the combined effects...

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Latest Regulatory News

May-2022

Biocides > News

Impact of the Sustainability Strategy on the European biocide industry

A stark warning by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) that the sector could lose 12% of its substance portfolio by 2040. In their published...

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Apr-2022

Crop Protection > News

Multi-site Fungicide Provides Reliable Return on Investment

Field trials carried out in the UK between 2018 and 2021 have shown that the inclusion of a multi-site fungicide in spring spray programmes contributes...

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