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

biocidal product, plant protection product, endocrine disruptor, guidance, hazard identification
First published in the EFSA Journal
7. Juni 2018
5. Juni 2018
Guidance of EFSA

This document aims to assist users in complying with their obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) or the Plant Protection Products Regulation (PPPR). However, users are reminded that the text of the BPR or PPPR is the only authentic legal reference and that the information in this document does not constitute legal advice. Usage of the information remains under the sole responsibility of the user. The European Chemicals Agency or the European Food Safety Authority does not accept any liability with regard to use that may be made of the information in this document.


This Guidance describes how to perform hazard identification for endocrine-disrupting properties by following the scientific criteria which are outlined in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2100 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/605 for biocidal products and plant protection products, respectively.

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EFSA Journal 2018;16(6):5311
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