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PAN Europe - Letter to EU Health Commissioner on the herbicide Amitrole

In their letter, Pesticide Action Network Europe urge the EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg to propose a full ban of this pesticide without any exemptions. Amitrole is the first pesticide that is subject to the interim criteria for endocrines in the EU pesticides regulation.

PAN Europe is worried that DG SANCO will use ’negligible exposure’ to propose a derogation and stop a full ban on the pesticide.

PAN Europe would like to encourage the EU Commissioner to propose a full ban on this pesticide without any essential uses or other types of derogations. Most EU Member States already do not authorise Amitrole anymore and this is a clear indication that good alternatives are present for the main use in orchards, grapes and olives.

The full letter is available here

Originally posted on 24 July 2014

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