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European Union Updates Biocides List; Includes Peracetic Acid

July 19, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated its Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Union List with the following six approved active substances:

  • Peracetic acid [CAS# 79-21-0]
    • Product type 1 (human hygiene)
    • Product type 2 (disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals)
    • Product type 3 (veterinary hygiene)
    • Product type 4 (food and feed area)
    • Product type 5 (drinking water)
    • Product type 6 (preservatives for products during storage)

The list was updated on June 14, 2016.