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Thanks HSE for supporting essential use derogation

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank HSE for their support of the essential use derogation for copper as a biocide.  Copper was taken off the market on the 22nd of February 2013 due to EC legislation. The application for annex listings on the European Biocidal Products Directive was not taken up by the […]

Posted on June 14, 2010


Retirement community in Illinois: Three confirmed and seven suspected cases of Legionnaires’ disease occurred among residents of a retirement community in the Chicago area. Two have died. The first case died in September; the subsequent cases were dentified in November. A rain forest, water fall, and spa located in the atrium of the facility were […]

Posted on January 14, 2010

Progress is made on copper derogation

Due to lack of support by the copper industry to obtain listings in the EC Biocidal Products Directive, the EC took the decision not to allow copper to be placed on the EU market as a biocide after the 01st February 2013. An essential use application for derogation of copper for the EC biocidal products […]

Posted on June 14, 2009

HSE website confirms that copper derogation should be granted soon

The latest update from the HSE confirms that copper will be granted an essential use derogation as soon as the European Commission’s internal legal procedures have been completed. Below is a screen grab from the HSE website. The decision has also been published online by the the European Commission. Below is a screen grab from […]

Posted on June 14, 2009

Three babies die after contracting Legionnaires

Eleven infants born between December 18 and 22 at a private hospital in Cyprus contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The babies were discharged from the private hospital in good condition but then admitted to the intensive care unit of another hospital between December 25 and 29 because of Legionnaires’ symptoms. Three of the children have died. As […]

Posted on January 20, 2009

‘Freedom at last’! The government concedes to ProEconomy’s solution

ProEconomy’s battle against the government’s degenerate stance on Legionella control has finally come to a successful conclusion. ProEconomy were appalled when the government referred to the inefficient temperature control regime as ‘preferred’ in their HTM04 document. ProEconomy were baffled and concerned by the government’s support for the temperature control regime, since it is a proven […]

Posted on January 14, 2009

Be aware of the EU Biocidal Product Directive

ProEconomy is one of only two companies that produce copper and silver ionisation systems that are members of the European Biocidal Product Directive task force. Why should you be aware of this Directive? Because ProEconomy has spent over £200000 and 5 years of research on conforming to this Directive so far, once they are granted […]

Posted on January 1, 2009

Bill Frindall died in January 2009 from legionnaires disease

Bill was the scorer for Test Match Special on BBC Radio. He was nicknamed ‘The Bearded Wonder’ for his lustrous facial hair and encyclopedic knowledge of cricket facts. He was aged 69.

Posted on January 1, 2009

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