Active micro-organisms and biocidal products

Volume 5

Technical advice on the information requirements, the hazard and exposure assessment, the risk characterisation and the evaluation of the active substances and biocidal products in accordance with Biocidal Products Regulations for micro-organisms.

Applies to:
Northern Ireland, Great Britain (although written for the EU market, businesses marketing biocides in GB should continue to use this guidance until GB market specific guidance is published)
Published by:
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
August 2015
Last updated:
March 2017 (version 2.1)

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The aim of this guidance is to substantiate the requirements of Annex 2 Title 2 (Information Requirements for Active Substances, Micro-organisms) and Annex 3 Title 2 (Information Requirements for Biocidal Products, Micro-organisms), of the Biocidal Products Regulation for the preparation and evaluation of dossiers of active micro-organisms at strain level.

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