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Biocides and the BPR: Follow every development

It has been more than eight 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.
Ongoing concerns around the risks of biocides products to human health and the environment make biocidal regulation a focus for policymakers. For product safety professionals, it's more critical than ever to keep up to date.
Chemical Watch is committed to keeping you informed. Our award-winning content team track every business-critical development in biocides and the BPR as it happens – see our 
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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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Biocides Editor

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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


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Biocides Europe 2022

Data sharing, disputes and appeals: UK REACH and GB Biocidal Products

WEBINAR RECORDING: As the chemical and biocides industries grapple with the new regulatory regimes for the British market, one of the most pressing issues to address is data sharing. The creation of parallel, but entirely independent, legal frameworks for chemicals and...

14 December 2021

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The articles are high quality and written in an easy, understandable way.

Astrid Geibel
REACH Officer, Henkel


06 September 2022

Proposal for temporary relief in UN Model Regulations not approved


01 September 2022

Includes revised testing requirements for microbials, toxins and heavy metals in finished products

20 October 2022

No decision yet on use of the skin sensitisers in paints


11 October 2022

Echa biocides committee approves ozone, sulphur dioxide uses at September meeting


31 August 2022

Bills head to governor on the heels of cosmetic prohibition


16 August 2022

Nier clarifies on test data needed when applying for product approval

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