With Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2100 coming into force on the 7th June 2018, the long-awaited guidance document for identifying endocrine-disrupting substances in the context of Regulations (EU) No 1107/2009 for plant protection products and (EU) No 528/2012 for biocidal products has been released, albeit in “early version” format. This EFSA and ECHA joint collaboration, supported by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), provides a comprehensive guide to identifying endocrine-disrupting substances according to these criteria. The document includes an assessment strategy, and advice on how to gather, evaluate and consider all relevant information, conduct a mode of action (MoA) analysis and apply a weight of evidence (WoE) approach, to establish whether the criteria are met. It also provides details of relevant information sources, other internationally agreed study protocols and future research considerations. The final typeset version is expected mid-July 2018.

European Food Safety Authority/European Chemicals Agency (2018). Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5311

 

The above items were taken from the July 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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