Ecotoxicological Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Properties

17th May 2018 - 30th June 2018

The regulations for plant protection products and biocides (EU 1107/2009 and EU 528/2012) have now been amended for testing of endocrine disrupting properties. For details see Regulation 2017/2100 for Biocides and Regulation 2018/605 for Plant Protection Products.

The finalized guidance document for the identification of endocrine disruptors prepared by ECHA und EFSA was published on June 07 this year. This document describes the assessment strategy and guides through the sequence of steps to identify the mode of action, adversity and endocrine activity.   

The OECD conceptional framework and appropriate testing methods are gathered in the "Guidance Document on Standardised Test Guidelines for Evaluating Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption" (OECD Series on Testing and Assessment No 150). It lists guidelines that can provide information for the assessment of chemicals. Furthermore it gives advice on the interpretation of the test results with regard to estrogen, androgen, thyroid and steroidogenic modalities.

Find more information about the studies ibacon has established to determine endocrine disruption potential here.

Our study director Dr. Paul Thellmann will be happy to answer further questions. You can contact him via Email (paul.thellmann@ibacon.com ) or phone (+49 6154/697220)

Please download our vertebrate study overview: