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EU mulls controls on biocide use

EU industry and regulatory representatives have warned that it would be "premature" to assess whether further measures are needed to control the use of biocides before the full impact of the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8) is known. The European Commission is planning to revise the Directive, which covers the evaluation and approval of non-crop pesticides. The warning came in a workshop in April to consider whether additional measures, beyond the product registration procedures, are necessary to ensure the sustainable use of biocides.



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