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Endocrine Disrupters and Biocides

The new endocrine disrupter criteria for biocides apply from the 7th of June 2018 under Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. This means that new biocides and biocides currently going through the authorisation process will need to have endocrine disrupter assessment included as part of their application.

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Endocrine Disrupters and Plant Protection Products

On April 20th, 2018, the European Commission published Regulation 2018/605 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009 on the Official Journal of the European Union.  This Regulation sets out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties. It aims to provide greater clarity on endocrine disruptors and ensure safety of both human and animal health.

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Weight of Evidence Reviews for Endocrine Disrupting Properties

Endocrine disrupting properties require specific evaluation under the European regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH; 1907/2006) and the regulations on plant protection (Regulation [EC] 1107/2009) and biocidal (Regulation [EC] 528/2012) products.

Specific criteria to identify endocrine disrupting properties, which enable hazard‐based regulation, has been accepted under the BPR (EC 2017/2100) and PPP Regulation (EC 2018/605). These regulations and the criteria only support the marketing and use of chemicals on the basis that they do not meet these criteria in humans or non-target wildlife species. 

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The Impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on your REACH Responsibilities

With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union in less than 2 months, chemical manufacturers and businesses involved in chemical supply chains must begin contingency planning to ensure continued regulatory compliance in the UK and EU in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

We have created a Brexit page to keep you informed. Click here for further info: Brexit.

Enviresearch shortlisted for the FSB Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an area finalist at the FSB Awards.  The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise the best small businesses and the self-employed from right across the UK. 

The finals take place on Tuesday 26th March at the Sage Gateshead.  Wish us luck!

Accepted - Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Manuscript JSFA-18-2698.R1

Enviresearch is very excited to be joining with such an exciting group of authors in pushing forward the benefits of using data in agriculture. We are passionate that we can address many of the pressing issues of the day by studying and understanding our world. This is no trivial task: it is relatively easy to collect data but to turn those data into decisions takes considerable effort and resources. There are challenges ahead, but joined-up thinking can address those challenges head-on. 

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