November 2021

ADBAC and DDAC are active ingredients for use in antimicrobial products registered with the U.S. EPA and other agencies around the world. These QACs are regulated under the U.S. EPA FIFRA, the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Health Canada (HC), and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA DPR). California’s Scientific Guidance Panel recently listed QACs as Priority Chemicals under its Biomonitoring Program.

In Massachusetts, after reviewing the science and the hazards of QACs, the TURA Science Advisory Board recommended in May 2021 that certain DDAC and ADBAC chemicals be added to the TURA list of Toxic or Hazardous Substances. The next steps in the TURA process will include a policy analysis and consideration by the TURA Advisory Committee and TURA Administrative Council.[32]

Chemicals Included in SAB Recommendation

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