The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) concluded that d-allethrin should not be approved in insecticides and also adopted some Union authorization opinions.

On October 19th, ECHA published a notice on the opinion for d-allethrin, which should not be approved for Product-type 18 (insecticides, acaricides, and products to control other arthropods). The Committee concluded that the toxicological data in the dossier submitted does not sufficiently match the profile of the d-allethrin currently placed on the market. Also, an unacceptable risk related to the use of the substance, regarding human health and the environment, was identified.

The Committee approved instead the active substance BIT for PT 6 (preservatives for products in storage) and PT 13 (working or cutting fluid preservatives).

Also, 9 positive opinions have been adopted for the approval of the following substances:

  • L(+) lactic acid for PT 2 (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for use directly on people or animals);
  • Active chlorine released from sodium hypochlorite for PT 2, 3 (veterinary hygiene), 4 (food and feed area), and 5 (drinking water) and release from calcium hypochlorite (for product-types 2, 4, and 5);
  • Propan-1-ol and propan-2-ol (for various product types);
  • Hydrogen peroxide for PT 2, 3, and 4; and
  • Cyromazine for PT 18.

The European Commission, together with the EU Member States, will take the final decision for the approval of the active substances and the authorization of biocidal product families. The final opinion will be available on the BPC’s website.

For more information consult the ECHA’s web page at this link.