Pesticides can kill undesired fungi, insects and weeds, and thereby help garden owners and farmers. However, some pesticides can have harmful effects on human health and the environment. The Danish EPA therefore approves the pesticides that may be used in Denmark and works to minimise the use of pesticides as much as possible.

Wood protection agents, rat poison, antifouling paint for ships, and agents to prevent algae are examples of products containing pesticides which many people have used in the fight against bacteria, fungi or algae. The advantage of pesticides is that they have been designed to combat undesired living organisms, however some of the agents have unacceptable effects on human health and the environment.

Active substances voluntarily withdrawn from the EU re-evaluation

Order on the filling, washing, etc. of sprayers for the application of plant protection products (English translation for guidance only)