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EC Approves Iodine as Active Substance in Biocidal Products

November 20, 2013

The European Commission (EC) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the approval of the iodine as an active substance used in biocidal products. The implementing regulation is with the WTO.

The intent to approve this as part of the active substance is to harmonize the EU market on biocidal products and to protect human health and safety, protection of the environment.

The Draft Commission Implementing Regulation approves iodine as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for product - types 1, 3, 4 and 22.