A biocidal product is a substance or mixture prepared to limit, destroy, neutralize or control the effects of a harmful microorganism, plants and animals. The active substance in a biocidal product can be a natural oil or extract, a chemical substance or a microorganism, virus or fungus. Biocides consist of four main groups: disinfectants, preservatives (wood, paint, etc.), pest control and other type of biocidal products. A biocidal substance can also be added to a product to make the product itself into a biocidal product. These products range from disinfectants, hand sanitizers, preservatives, insect repellents, to rodenticides and insecticides and are used to protect humans, animals, materials and articles by controlling the intended target organism by a chemical or biological action. To make sure the use of biocidal products do not have unacceptable risks for people, animals and the environment, they are regulated to control their marketing, sale and use. In the current study biocidal products have been overviewed in the scope of current European Union regulations, product types and conformity tests.

Peer Review History:

Received 18 September 2019;   Revised 9 October; Accepted 7 November, Available online 15 November 2019

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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 5.0/10

Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.0/10

Reviewer(s) detail:

Name: Dr. Barkat Ali Khan

Affiliation: Kampala International University , Uganda



Name: Dr. Sally A. El-Zahaby

Affiliation: Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt


Comments of reviewer(s):


Keywords: Biocidal products, conformity tests for biocidal products, disinfectants
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ŞAHİNER, A., and E. A. YAPAR. “AN OVERVIEW ON CURRENT REGULATION AND EVALUATION OF BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 4, no. 5, Nov. 2019, doi:
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