Public consultation on the Draft EFSA Guidance on Dermal Absorption

24 February 2017
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In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched a public consultation on the Draft EFSA Guidance on Dermal Absorption.

As requested by the European Commission (EFSA-Q-2015-00633), the current Guidance on Dermal Absorption, issued by the PPR Panel in 2012, has been revised by EFSA on the basis of the evaluation of new human in vitro dermal absorption studies submitted by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) and Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR). The EFSA Scientific Report “Assessment of new scientific studies on human in vitro dermal absorption” on the evaluation of scientific quality of new submitted studies is available in the EFSA website (

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 24 February 2017. Please use the electronic template provided to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. Please note that after 2 hours your working session will expire and comments submitted after that time will not be recorded and transmitted. If you would like to submit additional data to support your comments or files send an email to: pesticides.ppr [at] Please note that your comments, to be considered, must:

  • be submitted before the closing date of the public consultation;
  • be directly related to the content of the document;
  • not contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
  • not be related to policy or risk management aspects, which are out of the scope of EFSA's activity. 

EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by EFSA and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.

All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.

Submit comments (deadline: 24 February 2017)

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