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in early 1998, the European Commizion and Parliament adopted a new Directive concerning the placing on the market of biocidal products. The Directive is to be implemented in the member states by May year 2000. The member states currently concerned with the national implementation into legislation whereas the Commizion is setting up the proposal for a review programme for the existing active biocides and the products in which they are used. This paper describes the effort currently undertaken to define the procedures to be used and characterize the substances covered.

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Authors: RASMUSSEN K, DG JRC-Health and Consumer Protection-JO4 Toxicology and Chemical Substances;CHEMIN P, DG JRC-Health and Consumer Protection-JO4 Toxicology and Chemical Substances;HAASTRUP P, DG JRC-Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Hazardous Materials, 1998
Record Number: 199910378 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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