Establishment of cumulative assessment groups of pesticides for their effects on the nervous system

cumulative risk assessment, cumulative assessment groups, pesticides mixtures, nervoussystem, motor division, acetylcholinesterase inhibition
First published in the EFSA Journal
17. September 2019
26. Juni 2019
Scientific Report


Cumulative assessment groups of pesticides have been established for five effects on the nervous system: brain and/or erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase inhibition, functional alterations of the motor, sensory and autonomic divisions, and histological neuropathological changes in neural tissue. Sources of uncertainties resulting from the methodological approach and from the limitations in available data and scientific knowledge have been identified and considered. This report supports the publication of a scientific report on cumulative risk assessment to pesticides affecting the nervous system, in which all uncertainties identified for either the exposure assessment or the establishment of the cumulative assessment groups are incorporated into a consolidated risk characterisation.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(9):5800
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