France Publishes Lists of Possible Endocrine Disruptor Containing Pesticides

On 13 July, the French government published two lists of pesticides likely to contain endocrine disruptors (EDs) “so that citizens, farmers and professionals can, in anticipation of the practical entry into force of the European exclusion, guide their purchasing choices.” These two lists contain only the names of the commercial specialties and include about 1,000 biocides for the first list (pesticides for domestic use – from powder to wood preservative against mould), and nearly 600 phytosanitary agents (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides) for the other. This announcement follows the adoption, on 4 July in Brussels, of criteria for the identification of EDs. The National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) may be asked to “carry out a risk assessment of the most frequently used products containing these substances,” which could lead to their prohibition. Further information is available at:

ChemAdvisor, 17 August 2017 ; https://www.chemadvisor.com