CEN - EN 117
Wood preservatives - Determination of toxic values against Reticulitermes species (European termites) (Laboratory method)
|Publication Date:||1 October 2012|
|ICS Code (Wood-protecting chemicals):||71.100.50|
This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the toxic values of a wood preservative against the Reticulitermes species of European termites1).
This method is applicable to:
- water-insoluble chemicals which are being studied as active insecticides;
- organic water-dispersible formulations as supplied or as prepared in the laboratory by dilution of concentrates; and
- water-soluble materials, for example salts.
NOTE This method can be used in conjunction with an ageing procedure, for example EN 73 or EN 84.
1) The method can be applied not only to different species of Reticulitermes, but also to other species of the family of the Rhinotermitidae, adapting the conditions of temperature and humidity where necessary to the specific requirements of the species concerned.