Opinions from the Scientific Community
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Future Generations: Time for EU to Take Action
With this compilation of scientific opinions PAN Europe aims to help the general public and regulators to understand the crucial need to regulate the use of EDCs in Europe in a manner that will protect humans, particularly the most vulnerable babies-in-the-womb, newborns and children as well as the environment and all its ecosystems. The decision of the “correct” scientific criteria will define the health of our future generations.
Impact assessment of the crIterIa for endocrIne dIsruptIng pestIcIdes
Only few pesticides will be banned, in some regulatory options even zero, the impact on agriculture is not substantial; and gains for society are generally forgotten.
Mid term review of EU Ombudsman's verdict regarding DG SANTE's pesticide decision-taking methods
PAN Europe in 2013 submitted a complaint to the EU Ombudsman regarding the massive (mis)use of a so-called 'confirmatory data' regime in the approval of pesticides. In case of observed high risks for the environment (birds, mammals, arthropods, fish, etc.) industry was granted the opportunity to submit additional information to show that those high risk do not exist, AFTER approval of their chemical. And industry was granted the same opportunity in case of lacking data, even if the data were a legal condition (data requirement) for approval.
Integrated Pest Management - Working with nature
International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC-wprs), International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-Europe) wish to illustrate what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means, and how the Sustainable Use Directive can be implemented.
PAN Europe reconstruction of the downfall of the EU endocrine policy
How EU Commission Health service DG SANTE joined forces with economic DG's on the criteria for endocrine disruption and crushed not only their enemy, lead DG Environment, but also the entire new EU policy on endocrine disruption.
PAN Europe impact assessment of the endocrine disrupting pesticides
Missed & Dismissed
Pesticide regulators ignore the legal obligation to use independent science for deriving safe exposure levels.
Also available in French.
A Poisonous Injection
How industry tries to water down the risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food.
Risks of herbicide 2,4-D
Growing of genetically engineered plants likely to increase spraying of “agent orange herbicide” - if approved, it could be imported into the EU as GM animal feed.
PAN Europe Annual Report 2014
Including stories of success from the PAN Europe Network.