EUROPE: Publication of the guidance document EFSA/ECHA on identifying endocrine disruptors

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European CHemicals Agency (ECHA) published on 7 June 2018 the first version of the common guidance document on how to identify endocrine disruptors (EDs) contained in plant protection products and biocides.

Started in 2017, the drafting of the document was finalised with the integration of the scientific criteria to identify active substances used in plant protection and having ED properties (adopted in April with Regulation (EU) 2018/605), and the consideration of all comments received during the public consultations held in December 2017 and January 2018.

The guidance document immediately applies to biocides. For active substances used in plant protection, the document will apply to those substances for which a decision is scheduled on or after 10 November 2018.


To download (pre-publication version):

Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009


See also our previous article:

EUROPE: Publication of Endocrine disruptors criteria

EUROPE: Public consultation on draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors

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