ECHA Board of Appeal: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH & Schirm GmbH | Error of assessment

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Subject matter : A decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Article 46(1) of the REACH Regulation

Contested Decision : Decision of 26 October 2020 on the substance evaluation of diuron (EC No 206-354-4; CAS No 330-54-1)

Remedy sought by the Appellants

On 26 October 2020, the Agency adopted the Contested Decision requesting the Appellants to submit information on a larval amphibian growth and development assay (the ‘LAGDA’) according to OECD test guideline 241 using African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), including measurements of plasma vitellogenin. The study was requested to clarify concerns about the potential endocrine disrupting properties of diuron in the environment.


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