In May 2017 the PPR Panel endorsed the draft text of the scientific opinion on the follow-up of the findings of the External Scientific Report ‘Literature review of epidemiological studies linking exposure to pesticides and health effects’. After endorsement, a public consultation was launched on June 12th 2017 until July 28th of the same year. The authority received 223 comments from different Stakeholders. All the comments were discussed and addressed by the working group by answering to the specific comments and by changing the text of the scientific opinion when needed. The PPR Panel acknowledged the modifications made in the scientific opinion and, after discussion at its 89th plenary meeting in September, the scientific opinion was adopted. The technical report lists all the comments received by the authority, the answer proposed by the working group as well as the actions taken.
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications:
1 November 2017
30 October 2017