Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 introduced new criteria for the approval of pesticide active substances, including the exclusion of substances with endocrine disrupting properties. The Regulation calls for specific scientific criteria for the determination of such properties; while the adoption of robust criteria is still pending, interim criteria’ have been used, including the detection of toxic effects on the endocrine organs. Since 2014, EFSA has published 15 Conclusions on new active substances and 26 on applications for renewal that explicitly summarise the assessment of potential endocrine effects. For 24 active substances, including 3 microbial pesticide active substances, the available information has not led to the detection of specific concerns, however in the case of two of...
This section collects scientific references on possible approaches aimed to mitigate the exposure and/or hazard from endocrine disrupters and other contaminants concerning human health.
Endocrine active substances in feeds may represent either a direct risk for farm animals, an important exposure factor for consumers, particularly for vulnerable groups such as children as well an environmental issue associated with contaminants present in animal excreta. Therefore, this is an important issue in the novel "One Health" framework, which integrates environmental quality, animal health, food safety and human health.
Within EFSA this issue is considered by two panels:
- Panel on contaminants in the food chain (CONTAM) as regards undesirable substances, mainly of environmental origin, such as persistent contaminants and mycotoxins.
- Panel on additives and products or substances used in animal feed (FEEDAP)as regards substances intentionally added to feeds to...
This section collects scientific references on possible approaches aimed to mitigate the exposure and/or hazard from endocrine disrupters and other contaminants in food chains and the environment .
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