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EU biocide losses spark concern

The withdrawal of traditional pesticide active ingredients as a result of the EU biocides review could pose a serious problem for pest control in Europe, believes industry, user and regulatory representatives. In addition, the high re-registration costs have resulted in the loss of low-risk ais such as plant oils, concludes a case study carried out by German companies Hydrotox and Okopol and UK company Risk & Policy Analysts. The study was part of a consultation held by the European Commission into the impact of the implementation of the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8 - Agrow No 508, p 9).



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