Using rodenticides (products intended to kill rats and mice/voles) containing anticoagulants (active substances inhibiting blood coagulation) involves considerable risks both regarding the environment and a potential development of resistance. This is why in Germany, conditions of use have been established in the context of the product authorisation procedure on the basis of EU legal provisions in order to mitigate the above-mentioned risks arising from biocidal products of this type. Essentially, such risk-mitigation measures (RMMs) consist in restricting the category of users and establishing a best practice code for the application of anticoagulant rodenticides. These conditions of use have resulted in a lively discussion and aroused numerous questions among manufacturers, users and industry representatives. Against this background, the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has compiled a set of frequently asked questions and their answers regarding the authorisation of anticoagulant rodenticides in Germany.
Authorisation of Anticoagulant Rodenticides in Germany
Risk Mitigation Measures, Best Practice Code and FAQs
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