Highlights from the June BPC meeting

Highlights from the June BPC meeting

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Highlights from the June BPC meetingECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) believes that it is not possible to differentiate the risk profiles of substances used as anticoagulant rodenticides (AVCs). With this conclusion, the Committee concludes its opinion on the second comparative assessment of anticoagulant rodenticides.

At its June 5-8 meeting, the BPC adopted its opinion on a final question from the European Commission on the comparative evaluation of anticoagulant rodenticides. The question was whether some anticoagulant active ingredients have a lower overall risk to human and animal health and the environment than others.


No difference

The BPC concludes that it cannot distinguish between the risk and hazard profiles of these substances, which means that all AVKs can be considered equally hazardous. This conclusion will now be forwarded to the European Commission for a decision. Together with the previous opinion on the comparative assessment of November 2022.


Six opinions adopted

In addition, the BPC adopted six opinions on active substances and combinations of product types, and two opinions on Union authorizations. More details on the opinions can be found in the Appendix.


Decisions on authorizations and approvals

The European Commission, together with the EU Member States, makes the final decisions on the approval of active substances and on the Union authorization of biocidal products.


Guidance available soon

The BPC met from June 5-8, 2023, and adopted opinions will be available on ECHA’s website soon. The next meeting will be held in September 2023.


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Source: ECHA
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