Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals

birds, mammals, residues, pesticides, risk assessment, data
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
29 November 2018
13 November 2018
External Scientific Report


The study described in this report was conducted with the aim of developing an unified database of ecological data and residue data to be used for the risk assessment of plant protection products for birds and mammals. The main sources of data were the information submitted in the context of approval of active substances and authorization of products and and additional information retrieved through a systematic literature review. The data were screened and organised in three Excel databases, one for birds, one for mammals and one for residue studies. The ecological information for birds and mammal risk assessment consisted of data that is used for the determination of focal species, estimation of the proportion of an animal's daily diet obtained in a treated habitat (PT) and assessment of the composition of the diet obtained from a treated area (PD). The information gathered on residues focussed on (initial) residue levels after treatment and on residue decline (the reported half‐life or DT50 and the DT90).

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The present document has been produced and adopted by the bodies identified above as authors. This task has been carried out exclusively by the authors in the context of a contract between the European Food Safety Authority and the authors, awarded following a tender procedure. The present document is published complying with the transparency principle to which the Authority is subject. It may not be considered as an output adopted by the Authority. The European Food Safety Authority reserves its rights, view and position as regards the issues addressed and the conclusions reached in the present document, without prejudice to the rights of the authors.