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Abstract

In early 1998, the European Commission and Parliament adopted Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing on the market of biocidal products. After the adoption of the Directive the Commission started the proposal for a review regulation of the existing active biocidal substances. This paper outlines the effort currently being undertaken, to define the procedures to be used. A statistical analysis of current uses of the active substances is included (correct as of February 2000).

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Authors: RASMUSSEN K, JRC, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Chemicals Bureau, Biocides Work Area, Ispra, (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Biocides Today. (2000) pp.15-19
Availability: An article published in: Biocides Today. (2000) pp.15-19
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