The ECB Biocides Work Area is responsible for the scientific and technical
issues concerning the approval of active substances in biocidal products as
laid down in Directive 98/8/EC concerning the placing of biocidal products
on the market. The first part of the presentation will deal with the Review
Programme, especially it's legal context, the status of submitted dossiers
and the problems that were encountered at this stage of the Review process.
The second part of the presentation will shortly address exposure assessment
for wood preservatives and the available Guidance Documents.