Endocrine Disruption: Regulatory Testing and Assessment of Crop Protection Products

Within the ongoing debate concerning the regulation of endocrine disruptors, increasingly questions are being raised regarding the current testing of chemicals and whether this is adequate for the assessment of potential endocrine-disrupting effects. This document by CropLife International describes the current testing approaches for crop protection products and outlines why the crop protection industry believes these are sufficiently robust for the evaluation of such effects. It includes first a description of the tests typically employed in global data packages and then provides the crop protection industry’s view on the criticisms most commonly made of these testing approaches.

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