More new biocides on EU Annex I
The European Commission has re-registered two more biocides and cleared their listing in Annex I of the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8), which covers non-crop pesticides. The rodenticide, difethialone, will be added to Annex I on November 1st 2009 for a period of five years, subject to certain risk mitigation measures. Carbon dioxide, for use as a rodenticide together with trapping devices, becomes the first active ingredient to be listed in Annex IA, which covers low-risk biocidal products. It will be added to the Annex on November 1st 2009 for the standard ten-year period.