Feature Session/Panel Q&A - Hosted by British Chemicals Association (BCA , formerly BACS)

SAFE LIVING - the importance of Biocides

Time & Location

Wednesday: 15.00 to 16.00, Stage 1

Session Host

British Chemicals Association (BCA)

About this Session

Imagine a world without biocides – a world where rotting wood structures is the norm, where super rats destroy foodstocks and spread disease, where each mouthful of drinking water is taken with potentially fatal consequences, where recreational swimming ends up with contracting poliomyelitis, where efficiency is sapped out of systems because of the energy required to overcome biofouling, where infections pass through society due to lack of effective sanitisers and where surgical procedures are carried out in environments untreated by disinfectants.

Biocides are important and beneficial to everyone. They can and should be used in risk-managed ways – but their benefits should not be under-estimated.

Panel Chair & Session Introduction: Steve Brown, Healthcare Director – Mirius™ Global Hygiene Solutions

Panel presenters:

  • Dr David Ashworth, Managing Director – Klarus Consulting Ltd
  • Jim Thomas, Speaking of behalf of BCA – Brish Chemicals Association
  • Steve Brown, Healthcare Director – Mirius™ Global Hygiene Solutions

Session Chair/Panellists

Session Host – Steve Brown

Session Host – Steve Brown

Healthcare Director - Mirius™ Global Hygiene Solutions

Dr David Ashworth

Dr David Ashworth

Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas

Speaking on behalf of BCA - British Chemicals Association