Table: 23 Biocidal products listed in Annex V of the Biocides Directive (98/8/EC)

Main Group Product-type
1: Disinfectants & general biocidal products 1: Human hygiene biocidal products
2: Private area and public health area disinfectants and other biocidal products
3: Veterinary hygiene biocidal products
4: Food and feed area disinfectants
5: Drinking water disinfectants
2: Preservatives 6: In-can preservatives
7: Film preservatives
8: Wood preservatives
9: Fibre, leather, rubber and polymerised materials preservatives
10: Masonry preservatives
11: Preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems
12: Slimicides (for organisms that produce slime)
13: Metalworking-fluid preservatives
3: Pest control 14: Rodenticides (for mice, rats and other rodent)
15: Avicides (for birds)
16: Molluscicides (for molluscs)
17: Piscicides (for fish)
18: Insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods
19: Repellents and attractants
4: Other biocidal products 20: Preservatives for food or feedstocks
21: Antifouling products
22: Embalming and taxidermist fluids
23: Control of other vertebrates


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Table: 23 Biocidal products listed in Annex V of the Biocides Directive (98/8/EC)