The European Commission is asking the Czech Republic to update its chemicals legislation by adding acrolein to the list of active substances covered by their legislation in order to meet European requirements. Despite an earlier warning from the Commission, the Czech Republic has not yet added acrolein to its list of active substances which could possibly be used in biocidal products.
Acrolein is a substance used in slimicides, which in turn are a type of biocide. Biocides can pose risks to human health, so the EU has a strict framework of rules to govern the placing on the market of biocidal products, ensuring a high level of protection for humans, animals and the environment.
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