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EU Ministers line up changes to biocide proposals

EU Environment Ministers have agreed a set of amendments that would see a greater range of hazard criteria incorporated in the registration of biocides. The amendments would be made to European Commission proposals to revise the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8), which covers non-crop pesticides. In addition to Commission plans to ban active ingredients that cause cancer, mutations and fertility problems, and have endocrine disrupting properties, the Ministers want to add those that are persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic in the environment.


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