Category: Public Health

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Hypochlorous acid approved in Europe as PT1, PT2, PT3 and PT4 (CAS no. N.o CAS: 7790-92-3)

Hypochlorous acid approved in Europe as PT1, PT2, PT3 and PT4 (CAS no. N.o CAS: 7790-92-3)

The EU Commission has recently published the Implementing Regulations that approve the biocidal active substance “Active chlorine release from hypochlorous acid” with CAS number 7790-92-3, where the following dates have been stated for the submission of the BPR Dossiers: →        PT1 (Regulation 2021/365): 1st July 2021 →        PT2, 3 and 4 (Regulation 2021/347): 1st July […]

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Public Health challenge: Antibiotic /Antimicrobial Resistance

Public Health challenge: Antibiotic /Antimicrobial Resistance

Bacterial antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered to be very alarming following an upward trend and thus posing a primary threat to public health. Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. In most cases, antibiotic-resistant infections require extended hospital stays, additional follow-up doctor visits, and costly and toxic alternatives. AMR has […]

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EU Harmonisation of substance/materials in contact with drinking water

EU Harmonisation of substance/materials in contact with drinking water

The European Drinking Water Directive has been revised. The nature of the materials that come into contact with water intended for human consumption can affect the quality of the water, either by causing the migration of potentially harmful substances, promoting microbial proliferation or altering the smell, colour or taste of the water. At the EU […]

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ECHA’s committees support restricting silicon-based substances in consumer and professional products.

ECHA’s committees support restricting silicon-based substances in consumer and professional products.

A consolidated opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis supporting ECHA’s proposal to restrict the use of the substances Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4); Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) has been published. The scope of the proposed restriction covers the uses of D4, D5 and D6 as a substance or in mixtures used by consumers […]

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Call of interest to join the PT2 Painting Products Consortia

Call of interest to join the PT2 Painting Products Consortia

Painting Products used to modify the surfaces that are treated in the sense to protect them from the development of undesired microorganisms, come under the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). Depending on the active substances present in the Biocidal Products, whether they are still under EU revision or they are approved, different procedures need to be […]

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Call of interest to join the Ethanol-based Products Consortia

Call of interest to join the Ethanol-based Products Consortia

Sanitising products, such as hand sanitisers, come under the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). The most common active substance used in hand sanitisers is Ethanol. Ethanol is currently being reviewed as a biocide active substance in the EU by Greece and no tentative date for approval is known now, so Biocidal products containing Ethanol fall under […]

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EU Commission Measures during Covid-19 Pandemic and Regulatory Deadlines

EU Commission Measures during Covid-19 Pandemic and Regulatory Deadlines

Please see below the latest measures taken by the EU Commission related to regulatory issues during Covid-19 Pandemic: The Commission has published guidance to ensure that clinical trials can continue taking place in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council of the proposal to […]

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