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April 12, 2019 - The Ecologist

EU 'may legalise human harm from pesticides'

EU 'may legalise human harm from pesticides'
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European Union regulations stop exposure to pesticides that are mutagenic, carcinogenic, or that disrupt endocrine systems - but that protection may not last.

Industry-linked experts and supporters of anti-regulation pressure groups have 'taken control' of the EU's new Science Advice Mechanism (SAM) process. These experts have contributed to a report commissioned to reevaluate the EU's authorisation of pesticides.

The report - called "EU authorisation processes of Plant Protection products", and published in late 2018 - recommends dramatically weakening the EU regulatory system.

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