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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Commission have announced plans to help EU member states and industry to address disinfectant shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has recently become a critical issue in many EU markets.

“It is essential to ensure that there are enough disinfectants available for health professionals and European citizens,” said Bjorn Hansen, executive director of ECHA. “The main limiting factor seems to be the availability of active substances used in these biocidal products – in particular isopropanol, 1-propanol and ethanol.” To read the rest of the article please click here



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