The identification of endocrine disruptors

Volume 5

Describes how to perform hazard identification for endocrine-disrupting properties by following the scientific criteria which are outlined in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2100 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/605 for biocidal products and plant protection products respectively.

Applies to:
Northern Ireland, Great Britain (although written for the EU market, businesses marketing biocides in GB should continue to use this guidance until GB market specific guidance is published)
Published by:
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
June 2018
Last updated:
July 2018

Guidance publications


The guidance document is written to provide guidance to applicants and assessors of competent regulatory authorities on how to identify endocrine disruptors in accordance with the ED criteria laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2017/21003 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 2018/6054 for biocidal products (BP) and plant protection products (PPP), respectively. It describes how to gather, evaluate and consider all relevant information for the assessment, conduct a mode of action (MoA) analysis, and apply a weight of evidence (WoE) approach, in order to establish whether the ED criteria are fulfilled.

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