The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU Regulation 528/2012) (BPR) came into effect on 1 September 2013. As a regulation the BPR applies across all EU Member States without the need for national implementing legislation.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) enforces the resultant regulations.

Biocides control harmful or unwanted organisms through chemical or biological means. Examples include disinfectants, wood preservatives and insect repellents.

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