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More EU biocides approved

Two more active ingredients have been re-registered for use in wood preservatives under the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8), which covers non-crop pesticides. Clothianidin and etofenprox, which act against insects, will be added to Annex I of the Directive on February 1st 2010. However, the European Commission has imposed strict conditions for product approvals by member states because the EU evaluation identified certain risks.


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