BLC pesticides testing services
A pesticide is a chemical used to prevent, destroy or repel pests. Pesticides are categorized into four main substituent chemicals: herbicides; fungicides; insecticides and bactericides.
At BLC we carry out pesticides testing to ensure the chemical safety of that product.
How can chemicals in pesticides affect people and the environment?
Although the use of pesticides has many advantageous effects, there are also many drawbacks concerning the potential to affect human health as well as the environment. Pesticides may cause acute and delayed health effects in those who are exposed. Pesticide exposure can cause a variety of adverse health effects ranging from simple irritation of the skin and eyes to more severe effects; certain pesticides are known to be CMR’s (carcinogens, mutagens, and toxic to reproduction).
In addition to this a large volume of pesticides are categorised as PBTs (persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic), and vPvBs (very persistent, very bioaccumulative) making them an increasing risk to the environment.
Why carry out pesticides testing?
Pesticides must be authorised by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate before they can be sold and supplied for use in the UK. European Union legislation (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009) aims to harmonise the registration of plant protection products across member States (biocidal products directive), and ensure that they are safe to use.
Why choose BLC to conduct your pesticides testing and analysis?
- One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
- Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 95 years’ experience
- Technical support and guidance if and when failures occur
- Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
- Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance
- Access to chemical supply chain specifications