EU closes pesticide assessment loophole for hormone disrupting chemicals

An EU committee has agreed that all ongoing pesticide evaluations will have to be assessed against revised criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The action comes after the European Commission banned the widely used pesticides diquat and pymetrozine

Potatoes growing in field
Both pymetrozine and diquat are used to control potato pests

An EU committee has agreed that all ongoing pesticide evaluations will have to be assessed against revised criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The action comes after the European Commission banned the widely used pesticides diquat and pymetrozine on endocrine grounds.

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