Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance diflubenzuron
7 September 2012
The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Sweden, for the pesticide active substance diflubenzuron are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory mammalian toxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of diflubenzuron as an insecticide on apples, pears and mushrooms, and in forestry. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Concerns are identified.
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