Safety clearance for more biocides in EU
The European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has issued opinions supporting the approval of two further active ingredients as non-crop pesticides. The insecticide, hexaflumuron, and the wood preservative, potassium sorbate, are both in the EU review of existing biocides. Furthermore, the BPC has confirmed the status of the synergist, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), as an ai for the purposes of the review. The Committee’s opinions will go forward for consideration by the European Commission and EU member states.