Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance chloropicrin

chloropicrin, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, soil fumigant
First published in the EFSA Journal
5. März 2020
30. Januar 2020
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the initial rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom and the new rapporteur Member State Italy for the pesticide active substance chloropicrin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of chloropicrin as a soil fumigant on strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits (field and greenhouse applications) and tree crops: pome fruit, stone fruit, citrus, olives (field applications). The reliable endpoints, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(3):6028
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European Commission

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