EUROPE – EFSA: first cumulative risk reports of pesticides in food published

After a 2-month period of public consultation, EFSA released the final reports of assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food, one considering chronic effects on the thyroid system and the other acute effects on the nervous system.

The overall conclusion for both assessments is that consumer risk from dietary cumulative exposure is, with varying degrees of certainty, below the threshold that triggers regulatory action for all the population groups covered.

Assessments covering the effects of pesticides on other organs and body functions will follow in the coming years. EFSA is currently defining a comprehensive implementation plan with the European Commission.

 

To download: 

Cumulative dietary risk characterisation of pesticides that have chronic effects on the thyroid

Outcome of the public consultation on draft scientific report on the cumulative dietary risk characterisation of pesticides that have chronic effects on the thyroid

Cumulative dietary risk characterisation of pesticides that have acute effects on the nervous system

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft scientific report on the cumulative dietary risk characterisation of pesticides that have acute effects on the nervous system

Cumulative risk assessment of pesticides: FAQ

 

See also our previous article: 

EUROPE – EFSA: Public consultation on cumulative risk assessment (CRA) of pesticides in food

 

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