Mosquito Coil Standards should be mandatory
Can the BIS ban this product in its current form by creating mandatory standards for a more safer coil? more
Thanks for your email. BIS being the National Standards Body of India develops Indian Standards which are voluntary. However, Central Government in the interest of public health and safety can decide to make compliance to Indian Standards mandatory in identified fields. You can see the list of products which are currently under mandatory BIS certification/compulsory BIS registration scheme atÂ https://bis.gov.in/?page_id=1695.
Regarding mosquito coils, I would like to inform you that Pesticides Sectional Committee, FAD 1 of BIS has developed a standard IS 13438 'Allethrin - Mosquito Coils - Specification' which prescribes the requirements and the methods of sampling and test for mosquito coils containing allethrin. This standard is also voluntary and is available on our sales portal.
Should you need any further clarification on the matter, please feel free to contact us at the details given below.
Thanks and kind regards,
Scientist E & Head
Food and Agriculture Department, BIS
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Now a days i am using mosquito net when ever possible. more