The Regulatory Roulette of Biocides
It's tim May 2013 was a watershed month for antimicrobial pesticide regulations. The U.S. issued 78FR26978 - a set of revisions to 40CFR158 Subpart W - Antimicrobial Pesticide Data Requirements. The EU issued the new Biocidal Products Directive (BPR); superseding the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) of 1998. Most recently, in mid-August, The National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council decided to uphold US EPA's Formaldehyde IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) conclusion that formaldehyde was a known carcinogen. During this presentation, attendees will be provided with a detailed update on the recent developments and their implications.