Fluoride Action Network

Sulfuryl fluoride: Global warming potential higher than estimated

Source: European Chemicals Agency | October 5th, 2015
Location: European Union
Industry type: Pesticides

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) is part of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

BPC opinion pursuant to Article 75 (1)(g) on sulfuryl fluoride in PTs 8 and 18.

The request concerns the monitoring data from remote tropospheric air, which the authorisation holder submitted to the European Commission to comply with the decisions on the approval of sulfuryl fluoride (PTs 8 and 18) under the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD). The BPC was asked to give an opinion by the European Commission on whether the previous conclusions with respect to the global warming potential of sulfuryl fluoride under the BPD are still valid. The conclusion of the BPC was that the global warming potential based on the monitoring data submitted is higher than previously estimated. The BPC recommended to continue monitoring and that the global warming potential has to be considered under the renewal process of sulfuryl fluoride.

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