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

pyriproxyfen, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 August 2014
13 August 2014
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 Netherlands for the pesticide active substance pyriproxyfen 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 pyriproxyfen as an insecticide on protected tomato and aubergine and field grown cotton. 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. A concern is identified.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(8):3813 [19 pp.].
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On request from
European Commission