Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance 2,4-D

2,4-D, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
11 September 2014
7 August 2014
Last Updated
21 March 2017. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the Rapporteur Member State Greece, for the pesticide active substance 2,4-D are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 380/2013. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of 2,4-D as a herbicide on cereals and maize. 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. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.  

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(9):3812
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European Commission

Background documents

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