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

Dimethoate, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
30 Octubre 2018
1 Octubre 2018
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Italy and co‐rapporteur Member State Bulgaria for the pesticide active substance dimethoate are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of dimethoate as insecticide on wheat and sugar beet. The reliable end points, 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 2018;16(10):5454
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European Commission

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