European guidance on identifying endocrine disruptors published

Scientific criteria have been agreed to identify endocrine disruptors under the EU legislation for pesticides and biocides. The criteria for biocides apply from 7 June 2018. A drafting group consisting of scientific staff from ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with the support of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), have developed scientific guidance to enable the identification of endocrine disruptors. The guidance advises applicants and assessors of the competent regulatory authorities on how to identify endocrine disruptors.

ECHA will host a webinar on 19 June to explain the practical implications of the criteria and the new guidance to the affected companies and authorities with obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation.



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