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CropLife International Policy Perspective on Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruption is an issue that continues to garner significant public, political and scientific interest. It can be technically complex, critical aspects are often confused and there remain diverging points of view amongst scientists and regulators worldwide. As an important stakeholder, the crop protection industry addresses in this paper key …
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European Crop Protection Association on Regulating Endocrine Disruptors: What are key Issues?

When it comes to regulating hormone-active substances, finding the right balance is key. We need to protect human health and the environment, and it is right that endocrine disruptors, with the potential to do harm, are regulated in such a way to prevent that harm from occurring. But many products …

European Food Safety Authority Video on Chemicals in Food: Establishing Safe Levels

Our bodies, our environment and our food are all made up of chemicals. Most of the chemicals in food are harmless or even beneficial such nutrients like proteins, fats and fibre. However, some chemicals in food can pose a risk if we are overexposed to them. That is why scientists …
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Joint Statement from Industry Stakeholders on Review of WHO-UNEP 2012 Report on Endocrine Disruptors

The chemicals industry is committed to the protection of human health and the environment. The American Chemistry Council, European Chemical Industry Council, CropLife America, CropLife Canada, CropLife International and European Crop Protection Association believe that chemicals policy should be based on a thorough, systematic and objective evaluation of current science. …

CEFIC and ECPA on European Criteria for Identifying Endocrine Disruptors

European regulation requires the development of scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors and work is ongoing within the EU to prepare these criteria. Consistent with global regulatory approaches, the crop protection industry believes that endocrine disruptors should be treated like any other substance of potential concern and subject …

BASF Crop Protection Video on Testing of Crop Protection Products

Can crop protection products enhance food production without damaging the environment? At BASF Crop Protection, a dedicated team works on environmental research to ensure products do not harm soil and aquatic organisms, birds, mammals and bees. Learn about the basic principles of ecotoxicology and environmental protection.