EFSA and ECHA have published an outline of the guidance they are jointly developing on how to identify substances with endocrine-disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides. The guidance will be based on the hazard-based scientific criteria currently being finalised by the European Commission. A public consultation on the draft guidance document is scheduled for the summer of 2017.

European Chemicals Agency and European Food Safety Authority (2016). Outline of draft guidance document for the implementation of the hazard-based criteria to identify endocrine disruptors. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/161220_ed_guidance_outline.pdf


The above items were taken from the January/February 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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