What is Food Safety Chemicals Biocides Division
European Commission includes approved active substances in the Union list of approved active substances (formerly Annex I of Directive 98/8/EC). Companies wishing to get an authorisation for a biocidal product can consult this list to identify active substances for use in biocidal products and treated articles.
European Commission decisions on approval and non-approval are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
As biocidal active substances are approved, there is an obligation on ECHA to make certain non-confidential data submitted as part of the process of obtaining the approval available. Please be aware that ECHA does not verify the information before dissemination.
The number of substances for which information is available and the data published per substance will increase over time as more substances are approved and as companies submit more data to ECHA.