The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the central agency to implement the EU’s chemicals legislation to protect people and the environment from the hazards of chemicals. It also contributes to a well-functioning internal market and the innovation and competitiveness of the European chemicals industry.
The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
A simplified authorisation procedure aims to encourage the use of biocidal products that are less harmful for the environment, human and animal health.
To be eligible for the simplified authorisation procedure a biocidal product must comply with all of the following conditions:
All the active substances contained in the biocidal product appear in Annex I of the BPR and comply with the specified restrictions
The biocidal product does not contain any substance of concern
The biocidal product does not contain any nanomaterials
The biocidal product is sufficiently effective
The handling of the biocidal product and its intended use do not require personal protective equipment
All requirements were met and our quality-management system was confirmed as being in line with the relevant implementation standards. In the words of TÜV Rheinland: ‘Dermatest is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities suitable for contract research and product testing to a qualitatively high standard. Dermatest is familiar with the current requirements stipulated in the European cosmetic guidelines and provides this safety assessment service for its customers.
DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 and the Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG), it acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of Accreditations in Germany.
DAkkS is entrusted by the federal government to carry out its public authority accreditation tasks. As such, DAkkS is subject to the government's technical, legal and financial supervisory authority. DAkkS applies German administrative law as part of its public authority accreditation activities.
The cooperation with expert committees, for example with the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR allows the exchange of ideas with the authorities. For many valid definitions and limit values, the scientific data has been compiled by ISEGA. These activities have been extended to the cooperation with the corresponding European committees for evaluating of test standards and represent an important basis for the acknowledgment of ISEGA as a testing institute by associations and authorities as well as a basis for approving the laboratory on testing areas controlled by the law.