EU guidance on biocide toxicity assessment
A new guidance document on the EU assessment of biocides, including non-crop pesticides, has been issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). It provides technical advice on how to perform the mixture toxicity assessment on biocidal products with respect to the environment. The document takes the form of “transitional guidance”, which was initiated under the old EU biocidal products Directive (98/8). It will apply until the relevant new guidance under the EU biocide products Regulation (528/2012) is ready. The guidelines are on the ECHA’s webpage at http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/guidance-documents/guidance-on-biocides-legislation/transitional-guidance.