China MEP Drafted Environmental Standard for Thermal Mosquito-repellent Products

China to renew its environmental labeling requirement for thermal mosquito-repellent products by setting series of technical requirements.

12 June2012, China MEP has issued a technical standard of “Technical requirement for environmental labeling products- Mosquito coils” for public comments by July 20, 2012. The drafted standard is to replace the original standard, the “The Technical Requirement for Environmental Labeling Products–Mosquito-repellent incense Coil” (HJ/T 310-2006), which was published on November 25, 2006 and came in to force on January, 1, 2007.

The new drafted standard expanded the scopes of the type of the hygiene pesticide products to mosquito mat and mosquito vapor and set series of technical requirements,  including product designing, manufacturing, emission of the hazardous substances, packaging, recycling, and limited the levels of fusible heavy metal contained in the disc mosquito coils.

For controlling on the hazardous substances and chemicals, requirements and limits are summarized below:

All the mosquito coil products shall not be added with BHT, BHA and the Phthalates;

The mosquito vapor products shall not be added with benzene, toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene;

The HCFCs shall not be applied as the foaming agent in the packing materials;

The accumulated level of the Pb, Cd, Hg, and Cr(VI) shall not exceeded 100mg/Kg in the packing materials;

Limits of the levels of fusible heavy metal in the disc mosquito coils:

fusible heavy metal

limit

Pb

≤90

Cd

≤25

Cr

≤60

Hg

≤20

As

≤8

Reference Link

MEP’s notice for public comments

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