Our regulatory team is growing

We are delighted to welcome Louise Esmonde to our team at Kerona Scientific Ltd. Louise is finalising her Ph.D. in Earth and Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Her thesis assessed the tiered species toxicity of plant protection products on freshwater ecosystems, which allowed her to develop an in-depth knowledge of aquatic toxicity testing. Her primary degree was in Environmental Science. Louise has recently returned from Honduras where she acted as field supervisor to assist Dr. Daniel Kelly of…

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EU Commission publishes its Report on Sustainable Use of Biocides

Biocidal products, such as disinfectants, wood preservatives, insecticides, insect repellents or rodenticides, are a family of products intended to destroy or control harmful or unwanted organisms (such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects or vertebrate animals) that have detrimental effects on the environment, on animals, on humans, their activities or the products they use or produce. Biocidal products are used in a wide variety of ways by both industrial and professional users as well as by the general public. In 2012,…

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Launch of CRRU Ireland Best Practice Requirements for Rodent Control and Safe Use of Rodenticides

CRRU Ireland Best Practice Requirements for Rodent Control and Safe Use of Rodenticides is now available. Anticoagulant rodenticides used to kill rats and mice have been detected in many of Ireland’s top predator wildlife species. Recent scientific research has shown that these poisons now occur in 80% of our barn owls who feed mainly on mice and rats. Other rodent-eating species such as kestrels, long eared owls, kites, buzzards as well as pine martens, stoats and foxes are all vulnerable too.…

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