Biocidal Products: Understanding Their Role 

Biocidal products are utilized by a multitude of industries for an abundance of tasks. Without them, many industrial applications could not be realized. However, just how much can they contribute to your industrial success? In this blog, we will explain all you need to know about these products. 

What are biocidal products? 

The main purpose of these products is to eliminate or control the actions of harmful or undesirable organisms. These products contain one or more biocidal active substances (chemical compounds or microorganisms) as well as co-formulants, such as preservatives. The active substances within the products result in the product becoming more effective. 

One aspect that separates these products from most others is their effects being purely physical. 

Some common examples of these include: 

  • Disinfectants 
  • Preservatives 
  • Pest control products 
  • Antiseptics 
  • Hand sanitizers 
  • Wipes 
  • Anti-bacterial handwashes/rub 
  • Insecticides 

The advantages and disadvantages of biocidal products 

There are multiple advantages to the use of these types of products. It has been found that they are effective at eliminating many different types of harmful substances caused by living organisms. They have proven to be very useful in a hospital setting since they can be such a strong disinfectant.  The toxicity of these versatile products is also well documented. This is because these products are highly regulated.  

Along with multiple advantages, there are some disadvantages to these products as well. The toxicity of these products may be well known but that is because they have such concerning toxicities in larger quantities. Since these products do have higher toxicities, they can have negative environmental impacts. Unfortunately, these products often also have a higher price tag attached to them.  

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