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Does REACH apply to biocides?

Does REACH apply to biocides?

ANSWER: Care must be taken in considering the interaction between REACH and other legislation. Biocides, for instance, though already regulated, are only partially exempted from REACH. It is always useful and appropriate to refer back to the actual legal text.

Which countries does REACH apply to?

REACH and CLP only apply to legal entities established in the European Union and the other Member States of the European Economic Area, i.e. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Whenever this webpage refers to the EU, it should be read to cover these three countries too.

Does REACH apply to US companies?

U.S. companies are not immune to REACH requirements or penalties and should incorporate REACH requirements into their environmental health and safety compliance programs and their long-term planning.

Is CLP Part of REACH?

CLP entered into force on 20th January 2009. REACH & CLP are two independent pieces of chemical legislation in EU.

What is the difference between biocide and pesticide?

Pesticides are used to combat undesirable organisms. The term pesticide comprises plant protection products and biocides. Biocides combat harmful organisms as well, but they are not strictly related to agriculture. Examples are disinfectants, rat-poison, wood preservatives and repellents.

Do I need a Licence to use biocide?

You do not need to have specific training (in biocides or other specific topics or tasks) to be able to use products intended for use by the general public. Following the label instructions carefully should be enough to allow the product to be used safely and effectively.

Is REACH mandatory?

You must comply with REACH if you manufacture or supply articles within the EU, or are importing articles from outside the EU. REACH may also apply to a chemical substance you recover from waste in quantities of one tonne or more per calendar year. Some chemical substances are partially or completely exempt from REACH.

Does REACH apply to business?

REACH basically applies to chemicals in any kind of product, which is covered under REACH as “articles.” The only exemptions under the REACH are for the chemicals used in manufacturing food, defense, medical or veterinary products.

Is REACH only for chemicals?

In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances.

Is CLP a legal requirement?

CLP is legally binding across the Member States and directly applicable to all industrial sectors. It requires manufacturers, importers or downstream users of substances or mixtures to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.

Is an insecticide a biocide?

A biocide can be: A pesticide: this includes fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, algicides, molluscicides, miticides, piscicides, rodenticides, and slimicides. An antimicrobial: this includes germicides, antibiotics, antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals, antiprotozoals, and antiparasites.