Exceptional approval for hand disinfectants


As a result of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, disinfectants for hand disinfection are increasingly in demand in Germany. Appropriate preparations are practically no longer available in pharmacies and drugstores.

For this reason, the Federal Agency for Chemicals, as the competent authority after consultation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, gives the general decree for the approval of 2-propanol-containing biocidal products for hygienic hand disinfection in accordance with Article 55 paragraph 1 of Regulation (EU) No. 528 /2012.

BAuA, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, March 2020
; https://www.baua.de/DE/Angebote/Aktuelles/Meldungen/2020/2020-03-04-Desinfektionsmittel.html