Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance fenbuconazole

The European Food Safety Authority was requested to deliver its conclusions on fenbuconazole. The conclusions are reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of fenbuconazole as a fungicide on wheat, apples and grapes. No areas of concern are identified in the mammalian toxicology and residue sections. Regarding the environmental fate and behaviour of fenbuconazole, no specific data gaps other than addressing potential preferential enantio-selective degradation are identified. No areas of concern are identified with respect to the potential for groundwater contamination. A high risk is identified for aquatic organisms, and risk mitigation measures such as no-spray buffer zones are required.

Author: European Food Safety Authority ;Full Source: EFSA Journal [online computer file] 2010, 8(4), 1558, 64 pp. (Eng) ;