ED screening of agchems under way in EU
The first results of a pilot study to screen around 400 agrochemical active ingredients for potential endocrine disrupting properties are expected this autumn. The screening project is linked to a range of proposed options for identifying and regulating endocrine disruptors (EDs) that were outlined in a European Commission roadmap in 2012. It aims to estimate how many ais will fall under each of the roadmap’s options. Commission officials speaking at a conference on EDs in June stressed that the screening results will not replace EU ai assessments and will not be used for regulatory purposes.