Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance Copper (I), copper (II) variants namely copper hydroxide, copper oxychloride, tribasic copper sulfate, copper (I) oxide, Bordeaux mixture

Copper (I), copper (II) variants, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, fungicide, bactericide
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 June 2013
22 May 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 France, for the pesticide active substance copper (I), copper (II) variants (formerly referred to as copper compounds) are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory environmental fate and behaviour and ecotoxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of copper (I), copper (II) variants as a fungicide/bactericide on grapes and tomatoes. 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
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2013;11(6):3235
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On request from
European Commission

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