Biocidal Products Committee concludes on a Union authorisation for disinfectants

The European Chemicals Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted an opinion supporting an application for Union authorisation for a biocidal product family based on iodine used in veterinary hygiene (product-type 3). The BPC also supported the approval of the following active substances:


  • silver zinc zeolite for use in disinfectants and preservatives (product-types 2, 7 and 9);
  • silver zeolite for use in preservatives (product-type 9);
  • silver copper zeolite for use in preservatives (product-type 9);
  • silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate for use in preservatives (product-type 9);
  • ADBAC/BKC for use in disinfectants (product-types 3 and 4);
  • DDAC for use in disinfectants (product-types 3 and 4);
  • Icaridin for use in insect repellents (product-type 19).

The evaluating Member States will need to assess the active substances against the new criteria for endocrine-disrupting properties before the Committee adopts its final opinions. The European Commission together with the EU Member States will take the final decision on the approval of the active substances and on the Union authorisation of biocidal products. The committee met from 11 December to 14 December 2018. The opinions will be available on ECHA’s website in the near future. The next meeting will be held in February 2019. Further information is available at:

ECHA, 18 December 2018 ;