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EFSA advises risk approach to EDs

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has endorsed the WHO’s definition of an endocrine disruptor (ED) and highlights that not all endocrine active substances are EDs. It concludes that a risk assessment approach that considers both potential adverse effects of endocrine activity together with the likelihood of exposure makes best use of available information to regulate their use. The conclusions come in the EFSA’s report issued in March on methods to identify EDs. It will be considered by the European Commission, which has obligations under the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009) to propose specific criteria for EDs by the end of 2013. The issue is of concern to the industry, as endocrine disruption properties are among the new hazard criteria that could block EU agrochemical and biocide registrations ( Agrow No 650, p 8).

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