Two fungicides receive EU biocide approval
The fungicides, tebuconazole and thiabendazole, have been registered for use in wood preservatives under the EU biocidal products Directive (98/8). Both active ingredients were evaluated as part of the EU review of existing biocides. Tebuconazole will be added to Annex I of Directive 98/8 on April 1st 2010, while thiabendazole will be added on July 1st 2010. The delay is to allow member states and companies time to adapt to the conditions of the Annex I listing.