The term “pesticides” covers both phytopharmaceutical products and biocidal products.


Pesticides offer undeniable benefits to the population. Nevertheless, the scale of their use and simultaneous exposure to many potentially hazardous products raises fears of very harmful effects to human health and the environment. For this reason, it was clearly necessary as a precaution to reduce both their professional and domestic use as well as the related risks.
Every pesticide must have an authorisation issued by the relevant Federal Minister for it to be allowed to be sold and used on the Belgian market.
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