Danish EPA | Control of Biocides 2020


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The planned analytical chemical control of biocides on the Danish market in 2020 was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The reason was that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) observed a considerable increase in the import, production, and marketing of alleged hand and surface disinfection / sanitizer products after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the analytical effort focused on the ad hoc control of these hand and surface disinfection / sanitizer products collected at the Danish border by the Danish Customs Agency products collected on the Danish market by the Danish Chemical Inspection Service. The collected products were analyzed to verify that the content of active substances was sufficient to ensure adequate efficacy and to identify problematic / prohibited substances.
The total alcohol content was> 60% w / w in 43 out of 68 analyzed products.

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