PAN Europe's reaction to European Commission publication of Harmonised Risk Indicators (HRI) for pesticides

Brussels 15 November 2019

The European Commission misleadingly claims a 20% reduction in risks posed by pesticides in the EU

Yesterday the European Commission published - for the first time - trends in the newly established Harmonised Risk Indicators intending to measure the evolution of the risks posed by pesticides in EU Member States. While PAN Europe welcomes the European Commission’s intention to finally collect data on pesticide sales and to convert these into risk indicators, we seriously regret that European citizens are still left in the dark about pesticide use, even in their own neighbourhoods, especially as a decade has passed since the SUD was approved.

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