Detergents, disinfectants and disinfestants - ISS (EN)
Chemical substances and health protection
Detergents, disinfectants and disinfestants
The terms detergent and disinfectant are often confused with each other; while the former has the purpose of removing dirt (cleanse), the latter is formulated to drastically decrease the presence of bacteria, fungi, and / or viruses (disinfect) and pest control substances address higher organisms, such as insects, rodents, etc. (Disinfestation).
These types of product are also distinguished by the fact that disinfectants and pest control substances are not free to sell like detergents, but are subject to a harmonized authorization procedure at national and European level for making them available on the market, guaranteeing a high level of protection to human and animal health and the environment.