More than 43,000 biocidal products were registered on the German market alone at the beginning of 2017, including disinfectants, preservatives, pest control and anti-fouling products. All biocides act as intended on living organisms and can enter the environment. Although some biocides have already been found in relevant environmental concentrations, they are still insufficiently considered in monitoring studies or routine monitoring programs. The UBA has therefore developed recommendations for future, specific surveys of the environmental pollution through biocides. Also new lists of prioritised biocidal active substances and relevant transformation products have been created.
Are biocide emissions into the environment already at alarming levels?
Recommendations of the German Environment Agency (UBA) for an approach to study the impact of biocides on the environment
Texte | 114/2017
Fachgebiet IV 1.2 (Biozide)
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