Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance ethoprophos

ethoprophos, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide, nematicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
11 February 2013
30 January 2013
Conclusion on Pesticides

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom, for the pesticide active substance ethoprophos are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory ecotoxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of ethoprophos as an insecticide and nematicide on potatoes. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Concerns are identified.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(2):3089 [27 pp.].
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European Commission