Updated statement on the available outcomes of the human health assessment in the context of the pesticides peer review of the active substance chlorpyrifos‐methyl
Note: This scientific output, approved on 8 November 2019, supersedes the previous output published on 28 August 2019 (EFSA, 2019).
In July 2019, the European Commission asked EFSA to provide a statement on the available outcomes of the human health assessment in the context of the pesticides peer review for the renewal of approval of the active substance chlorpyrifos‐methyl conducted in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 844/2012. Accordingly, EFSA delivered a statement to the Commission providing a summary of the main findings of the assessment related to human health following the pesticides peer review expert discussions in mammalian toxicology held between 1 and 5 April 2019, as well as EFSA's additional considerations, including whether the active substance can be expected to meet the approval criteria applicable to human health as laid down in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. A follow‐up mandate was received to update the statement issued on 31 July 2019 with the outcome of the expert meeting in mammalian toxicology held on 5 September 2019 during which chlorpyrifos‐methyl was rediscussed. The concerns identified in the previous statement are maintained.