|Written by DPR Biocides - Anses|
|Wednesday, 07 April 2010 11:53|
A European Regulation has been established to standardise the regulations of the European Union Member States on biocidal products, which were previously very uneven, and to guarantee the single nature of the market. However the main purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment by only placing on the market those biocidal products which are effective and involve an acceptable risk, and by encouraging the placing on the market of active substances which involve fewer risks to humans and the environment.
This is Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998.
Ultimately therefore, it will only be possible to market a biocidal product if the active substances it contains are listed in Annex I or IA of Directive 98/8/EC , and if it has been granted an authorisation by the French Ministry for the Environment. A list of registered substances is available in this section, and on the website: Europa .
The simplified diagram below shows the relationship between European and French regulations:
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