It is possible that more than half of the water treatment biocides on the market in the UK are illegal – does that surprise you? … it certainly surprised us!
The legislation around biocides has changed significantly and the companies producing and selling biocides have, in a lot of cases, have failed to keep up.
On the 1st of September 2015 it became illegal to sell biocides that included Active Substances that were not listed on ECHA's Article 95 list.
Our estimate is also backed up by the findings of a recent inspection in Denmark, that found that 50% of Danish pest control companies are selling biocides that are not legal in the EU.
Users of biocides need to understand this regulation and also need to ensure that the biocides that the use are legal. Unfortunately there isn't a simple database saying what products are and are not legal, instead there is a duty on the user to check that.....