Outcome of the preliminary pesticides peer review meeting on the assessment of endocrine disrupting properties in mammalian toxicology and ecotoxicology
This document reflects the outcome of the experts’ discussions during the joint session on the assessment of endocrine disrupting properties in mammalian toxicology and ecotoxicology adjacent to the Pesticides Peer Review meetings 148 and 149. The main scope of the meeting was to have a first discussion on the scientific implementation of the European Commission (EC) draft criteria for the identification of an endocrine disruptor in the area of mammalian toxicology and ecotoxicology for plant protection products, and the type of information possibly needed for this implementation. This also gave the possibility to the experts to raise questions, to express their view and to provide suggestions which could be taken into consideration during the drafting of the EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) guidance entitled Guidance Document for the Implementation of the Hazard-based Criteria to Identify Endocrine Disruptors. Conclusions and further recommendations on these issues are reported.