Ways in which we can be exposed to Nasty Substances Common to all of us is Home, Workplace, School, Travel and Leisure. These are all potential Exposure Routes to Toxic Chemicals and other Toxins that enter us via our Breathing, Skin and Gut.
Pesticides | Used or Pending Approval in EU
MAIN CATEGORY: Pesticides
SUB CATEGORY: Used or Pending Approval in EU
DESCRIPTION: EU Pesticides database - European Commission - Approved or Pending 2015 A 'pesticide' is something that prevents, destroys, or controls a harmful organism ('pest') or disease, or protects plants or plant products during production, storage and transport.The term includes, amongst others: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, acaricides, nematicides, molluscicides, rodenticides, growth regulators, repellents, rodenticides and biocides. They contain at least one active substance and have one of the following functions: • protect plants or plant products against pests/diseases, before or after harvest • influence the life processes of plants (such as substances influencing their growth, excluding nutrients) • preserve plant products • destroy or prevent growth of undesired plants or parts of plantsThey may also contain other components including safeners and synergists.EU countries authorise plant protection products on their territory and ensure compliance with EU rules.
DATA SOURCES: Each Toxin Profile contained within this Exposure Route shows a full list of data sources.
LAST UPDATE: 21/04/2015
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