Science-based regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Europe: which approach?
Endocrine disruptors are defined by WHO as “exogenous compounds or mixtures that alter function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub) populations”.1 European Union (EU) laws on pesticides (plant protection products regulation [PPPR]) and biocide products regulation (BPR), enacted in 2009 and 2012, respectively, place restrictions on the use of active substances with severe forms of toxicity, including carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, and endocrine disruption.
Let’s stop the manipulation of science
Around a hundred scientists ask Europe and the international community to act against endocrine disrupting chemicals. They condemn the use of strategies for manufacturing doubt employed by industries in the climate change battle.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT - (First Chamber) 19 January 2023
Bulgarian Ministry withdraw the emergency authorisation for treating corn with imidacloprid
Why join PAN Europe
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) was founded in 1982 and is a network of over 600 nongovernmental organisations, institutions, and individuals in over 60 countries working to minimise the negative effects of hazardous pesticides and to replace their use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. Our projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous regional centres. PAN Europe is the regional centre in Europe.
Attachments: EU pesticide regulation and Green Deal under attack
Priorities for the upcoming French Presidency of the Council in the Pesticide area
« Nous devons construire un chemin tous ensemble pour protéger nos sols, mais aussi nos activités agricoles (…) quand on trouve des substituts non-chimiques, quand on crée des cépages résistants, quand on modifie utilement le vivant, on peut se passer de pesticides tout en restant compétitif (…). Ce n’est qu’au niveau européen que nous y arriverons, [la France portera] une initiative forte de sortie accélérée des pesticides »
Webinar: Buone pratiche ed esperienze delle Città Libere dai Pesticidi
La biodiversità è in declino e l'uso dei pesticidi contribuisce notevolmente a questo problema. Numerose città hanno deciso di impegnarsi nella conservazione della biodiversità, eliminando l’impiego di pesticidi nelle aree pubbliche.