PAN Europe takes legal action against cypermethrin, a highly dangerous pesticide recently reapproved by the European Commission
pan europe We have filed a formal complaint with the European Court of Justice. PAN Europe, supported by the NGO Sum Of Us, disputes the fact that the European Commission did not follow the conclusion of the Scientific Body (EFSA) to ban this pesticide. Endocrine disruption, genotoxicity and extreme toxicity to aquatic life and bees are among the many issues highlighted by EFSA. A significant amount of data gaps prevented the agency from finalizing the risk assessment of the substance.
Salome Roynel, a PAN European policy official said: In November 2021, after years of debate between the European Commission, Member States and EFSA, cypermethrin was reapproved in the EU for her seven years. ”
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has a so-called “important concern”. They represent major problems that do not allow EFSA to consider the substance safe. As such, it does not meet the legal requirements to be approved in the EU.
Martin Darmin, PAN Europe coordinator added: “
Salome Roynel adds: An opposing decision proposal based on the same his EFSA conclusions, which shows that the approach taken by DG Sante is to find political consensus with Member States, rather than following science and respecting the law. One example. ”
Martin Dermine concludes: The EU’s Ministry of Justice will amend this, forcing the European Commission to make decisions based on science rather than agribusiness or political interests.
Cypermethrin is a pyrethroid insecticide widely used in the EU. Approved from 2005 to 2016 (dir. 2005/53/EC). Most pyrethroids are highly toxic to insects, including honeybees and aquatic organisms, as well as endocrine-disrupting properties in humans.It is listed as a highly dangerous pesticide PAN international listLicensed in all EU member states except Italy.
Source: Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe)
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