With the on-going public health crisis that has arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic, the availability of hand sanitisers is playing an important role in fighting the spread of the disease. With the huge increase in demand that is now being witnessed for hand sanitizers, it has rarely been more important to ensure that such products can be readily brought to market to help prevent supply shortages.
As a means of improving the availability of hand sanitisers on the UK market, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has utilised Article 55 of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) which enables them to make short term derogations to the requirements for product authorisations in situations of public health emergencies.
Under this derogation, propan-2-ol hand sanitisers do not require authorisation according to the BPR in order to be placed on the UK market. A derogation certificate can be obtained for these products from HSE, on the condition that they meet the WHO formulation requirements.
Enviresearch is proud to sponsor the online event ‘Feeding the Future: Can we protect crops sustainably’ on 5-7 October 2020. This event will be a chance to hear some of the foremost thinkers on the deep questions of crop protection and sustainability and to learn about some of the emerging technologies that will shape the world to come.
The serious stuff is on Monday and Wednesday: plenary sessions with headline speakers. The fun stuff is on Tuesday, with careers advice, tours of research facilities, student posters and demonstrations of commercial products (including the Acre modelling tool for environmental risk assessment of pesticides). There is something for everyone and it is free to attend!
For full details of this exciting event and to register simply click on this link: https://www.soci.org/events/protecting-crops-in-a-challenging-future