Glyphosate not to be classified as a carcinogen by ECHA

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has concluded that the available scientific evidence does not meet the criteria to classify the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction. Under the existing harmonised classification, glyphosate causes serious eye damage (Eye Damage 1; H318) and is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects (Aquatic Chronic 2; H411). In May 2016, the German competent authority submitted a proposal to revise the harmonised classification by adding a…

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EPCA/ECCA Conference

It looks like a full house at the EPCA/ECCA Conference which is being held in Brussels both today, Wednesday 15 March and tomorrow. This conference is focussing on the main regulatory challenges within the framework of Regulation 1107/2009 and will also hear about current developments on regulatory issues.  Some of these topics will include Endocrine disruption, Active substance classification, evaluation of new active substances and the AIR review programme, zonal authorisation challenges and Article 43 implementation.   A number of our…

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