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Table 3 Breakdown of the number of potential CFS by use categories and identification criteria

From: Comparative assessment of plant protection products: how many cases will regulatory authorities have to answer?

CFS criteriona Use categorye Sum
AC FU HB IN PG RO Multi
1. Low ADI/ARfD/AOEL 0 6 8 2 1 0 5 22
2. Two PBT criteria TAQUAb 3 20 32 8 2 2 3 70
  THUMANc 0 8 8 1 0 0 3 20
  All 3 23 35 8 2 2 4 77
3. Nature of critical effects 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Non-active isomers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
5. Carcinogen 1A/1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Toxic for reproduction 1A/1B 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 9
7. Endocrine disrupting propertiesd 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 7
All 3 26 45 10 3 3 8 98
  1. aThe numbering refers to the full legal definition of criteria as given in Table 1; corresponding short descriptions are those used in the EU pesticide database [[19]]; different criteria for identification as a CFS may apply to one and the same substance; therefore figures in lines ‘All’ do not equal sums of values given in the columns. bTAQUA: substances fulfil the toxicity criterion for water organisms laid down under point 3.7.2.3 of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 [[1]], in addition to the P or the B criterion. cTHUMAN: substances fulfil any of the human toxicity criteria defined under point 3.7.2.3 of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 [[1]] in terms of CMR or STOT RE classifications, in addition to the P or the B criterion. dFor endocrine disrupters, the interim criteria laid down under point 3.6.5 of Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 [[1]] were applied, i.e. substances classified as carcinogenic category 2 and toxic for reproduction category 2. eAssignment to use categories as given in the EU Pesticides database [[19]]; AC, acaricides; FU, fungicides; HB, herbicides; IN, insecticides; PG, plant growth regulators; RO, rodenticides; Multi, multiple use categories apply, also including uses as dessicant, nematicide, or repellent in addition to one or more of the categories AC, FU, HB, IN, PG, and RO.