BPR GB

Biocidal Products Regulation

Last updated:
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February
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Regulation (EU) No 528/2012
Applicable to
Great Britain
Purpose
To protect human health and the environment from potential impact of exposure to chemical substances used as biocides.
Scope
Applies to biocidal products and treated articles, focusing on the market availability and use of these products.
Key requirements
Biocidal products must be authorised before market placement, ensuring safety and effectiveness; specific provisions for labeling and packaging.
Penalties
Courts in England and Wales or Scotland may issue a fine or prison sentence.
EXEMPTIONS
Some exemptions apply for certain exemptions for products used in the public supply of drinking water and specific cases for defense interests.
Guidance
Provided by the UK Health and Safety Executive and other organisations to facilitate compliance.