FRANCE: Order as regards the experimental use of pilotless aircrafts for pesticides spraying

The French Order regarding the implementation of the experimental use of pilotless aircrafts  for pesticides spraying was published on 08th October 2019 pursuant to Article 82 of the Agriculture and Food law, also called EGalim.

This Order sets the conditions of implementation of the trials performed as part of this experiment planned for maximum 3 years.

 

To download: 

Order regarding the experimental use of pilotless aircrafts for pesticides spraying (In French)

 

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FRANCE: Experimental use of pilotless aircrafts for pesticides spraying

 

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FRANCE – ANSES: Pesti’home, a French study on the use of pesticides at home

This study was conducted between July and November 2014 by ANSES in order to gain a better knowledge of practices and uses of Home & Garden pesticides within French households. A total of 1507 households was selected randomly and interviewed to obtain a better assessment of the population exposure to pesticides.

In this study, all products available for sale for amateurs were taken into account: plant protection products used in plant protection, biocidal products used at home for pest control and also human and veterinary medicinal products for parasitic pest control, i.e. a total of 5400 products were identified.

This study showed that 75% of households had used at least one pesticide during the 12 months prior to the date of the survey. 84% of households that had used pesticides had used insecticides during the year (biocides against flying and crawling insects and also veterinary medicines to control parasitic pests) followed by herbicides (22%), fungicides for plant protection (20%) and then by cutaneous repellent products, e.g. mosquitoes repellents (12%).

Thus, 3 user profiles could be defined (low, strong and very strong pesticide users) and ANSES made 2 main axes evident:

1- The need to better inform users on the use conditions and on the rules for disposal of pesticides.

2- The availability of data from this study in order to allow a better evaluation of exposure and risks related to the use of pesticides at home (in particular for the identification of cumulative exposures to chemical substances).

 

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Pesti’home study on the use of pesticides at home (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Updated list of substances concerned by the Tax on Diffuse Pollution for public consultation

The Tax on Diffuse Pollution was set by the law for water and aquatic environments No.2006-1772. This tax aims at decreasing the contamination of  aquatic environments by substances contained by plant protection products.

The list of substances concerned by the Tax on Diffuse Pollution is set by the Order of 22th Novembre 2010 and is updated every year in order to consider the evolution of substance classification.

The draft order updating the list of substances for 2020 has been published for public consultation from 11th to 31th October 2019.

In comparison to the list of 2019, the status of 16 substances is updated, 5 substances are withdrawn from the list since their new hazard statements do not enter in the Tax on Diffuse Pollution base, and 11 substances are added to the list. Among the newly entries, 8 are not approved anymore but they can be contained by products authorised for emergency use according to article 53 of Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009.

 

Our previous article:

FRANCE: Tax on Diffuse Pollution – Evolutions for 2019

 

To download: 

Presentation of the draft order for 2020 Tax on Diffuse Pollution (in French)

Draft order as regards the Tax on Diffuse Pollution for 2020 (in French)

 

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