Study highlights 'flaws' in EU pesticides assessments

EU authorities have collected flawed data in a handful of tests examining possible carcinogenic properties in pesticides, green groups have claimed in a new report

EU authorities have collected flawed data in a handful of tests examining possible carcinogenic properties in pesticides, green groups have claimed in a new report.

In four out of 10 assessments studied in the new report, which was commissioned by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), pesticide carcinogenicity is alleged to have been understated.

The report raises concerns about how the European authorities involved in the pesticide assessment process draw their conclusions, arguing that “there is an urgent need for a more stringent application of guidelines and guidance documents and for more transparency”.

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