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ECHA is collecting the national authorities’ feedback on specific difficulties and urgent questions that need to be clarified to support enforcement at a national level.


Take advantage of the convenient access to the VAH List of Disinfectants which can now be used online without prior registration.

Quick search, advanced search and also detailed search in the individual application areas – find what you are looking for even faster.

More new features:

  • Improved auto-completion when searching by product name.
  • Retrieve certified products of a company across all application areas.
  • Sort your search results in the results table.

The compilation of a disinfectant list by a manufacturer-independent expert commission is unique in Europe and represents the highest possible safety level for prophylactic disinfection. It is precisely for this reason that the RKI specifically refers to the VAH list even in times of epidemics.

Read the latest research on this topic in Journal of Hospital Infection:
Gebel J, Gemein S, Kampf G, Pidot SJ, Buetti N, Exner M.
Isopropanol at 60% and at 70% are effective against “isopropanol-tolerant” E. faecium.

Disinfection, sterilization, and antisepsis: An overview.
Rutala WA1, Weber DJ2.
Am J Infect Control. 2019 Jun;47S:A3-A9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.018.

Best practices for disinfection of noncritical environmental surfaces and equipment in health care facilities: A bundle approach.
Rutala WA1, Weber DJ2.
Am J Infect Control. 2019 Jun;47S:A96-A105. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.014.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Solid Organ Transplantation - Guidelines from the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice.
Pereira MR1, Rana MM2; AST ID Community of Practice.
Clin Transplant. 2019 May 23:e13611. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13611. [Epub ahead of print]

VAH interlaboratory trials: VAH has organised an interlaboratory test with E. hirae according to EN 13727 which will take place between 17th June and 16th August of 2019. Please contact Dr. Stefanie Gemein at for further information on interlaboratory trials.