Carcinogenicity assessment was flawed for 4 out of 10 pesticides, new report shows

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The report ‘Chronically underrated – A review of the EU carcinogenic hazard assessment of 10 pesticides’, released today by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) analysed the carcinogenicity sections of the draft Renewal Assessments Reports (RARs) of ten pesticides. The review, performed by senior toxicologist Peter Clausing, focused on how the sections describing carcinogenicity studies in rats and mice in the EU assessment documents complied with the applicable guidelines and guidance documents of the EU and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Pesticides mentioned in the report include: 

Captan, Chlorpropham, Dimoxylstrobin, Folpet, Forchlororfenuron, Phosmet, pirimicarbThiacloprid 



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