The EWPMG proposal for the environmental risk assessment of wood preservatives

IRG/WP 01-50166-09

E F Baines

This paper reviews the protocol prepared by the European Wood Preservative Manufacturer's Group, which could be used by an applicant for product approval under the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC, to produce a risk assessment for an active substance or product in the Product Type 8 Wood Preservatives, in support of the application. The background and scope of the protocol are reviewed. The principles of environmental risk assessment are reviewed with particular reference to wood preservatives. The protocol is described and an example flowchart is included.


Keywords: EWPM; BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE; ACTIVE SUBSTANCE; WOOD PRESERVATIVES; ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT; FLOWCHART

Conference: 01-05-06/02 Cannes-Mandelieu, France


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