Scientific Opinion on the state of the science on pesticide risk assessment for amphibians and reptiles

amphibians, reptiles, risk assessment, pesticides, protection goals, effects, population
First published in the EFSA Journal
23 février 2018
22 novembre 2017
Scientific Opinion


Following a request from EFSA, the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues developed an opinion on the science to support the potential development of a risk assessment scheme of plant protection products for amphibians and reptiles. The coverage of the risk to amphibians and reptiles by current risk assessments for other vertebrate groups was investigated. Available test methods and exposure models were reviewed with regard to their applicability to amphibians and reptiles. Proposals were made for specific protection goals aiming to protect important ecosystem services and taking into consideration the regulatory framework and existing protection goals for other vertebrates. Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research needs were highlighted.

Panel members at the time of adoption

Paulien Adriaanse, Philippe Berny, Theodorus Brock, Sabine Duquesne, Sandro Grilli, Antonio F Hernandez-Jerez, Susanne Hougaard, Michael Klein, Thomas Kuhl, Ryszard Laskowski, Kyriaki Machera, Colin Ockleford, Olavi Pelkonen, Silvia Pieper, Robert Smith, Michael Stemmer, Ingvar Sundh, Ivana Teodorovic, Aaldrik Tiktak, Chris J Topping and Gerrit Wolterink.
Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues
pesticides.ppr [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(2):5125
Question Number
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