It has been more than seven years since the EU biocidal products Regulation (BPR) came into force. In that time, the biocides sector has faced numerous challenges, from adapting to the latest regulatory developments, to meeting the soaring demand for biocides such as hand sanitiser and disinfectants during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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David Dillon

David Dillon
Senior Regulatory And Compliance Analyst

David is a senior regulatory and compliance analyst at Chemical Watch, and is our expert on biocides and Brexit. He has a wealth of industry experience and previously worked for the UK Health and Safety Executive for 19 years, where he dealt with UK, European and international chemical control schemes.

Vanessa has covered biocides for Chemical Watch since 2013, following the implementation of the EU biocidal products Regulation (BPR), and other developments in the sector globally. She also leads our coverage on occupational hygiene and has more than a decade of experience reporting on the chemical industry.

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22 July 2021

Measures are political and unscientific, Troy claims

08 July 2021

Approval system under K-BPR likely too complex and costly to justify registration

17 June 2021

Law 'cannot function' without better resources for authorities

13 May 2021

Marketing can provide a 'false sense of security' to consumers

Draft amendments also include process for investigation of ill health claims

29 July 2021

In-depth comment & analysis

Soaring use of biocides during the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked calls for a recalibration. Chemical Watch biocides editor, Vanessa Zainzinger, reports

11 May 2021


10 February 2021

Activities that directly relate to identifying and managing the risks of chemicals of concern will be the agency’s top priority for 2021, says executive director Bjorn Hansen

Bjorn Hansen

Biocides, BPR and Biocidal Product Regulations


Guidance for Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

29 September–7 October 2021



Understanding the BPR


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