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Table 7 Potential number of cases for comparative risk assessment of plant protection products in Germany

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

Cases defined in terms of… Counts
For products containing any potential CFS For products containing CFS identified by environmental hazard criteriaa
Productsb Number of all candidate products 351 237
Number of candidate products for which alternatives are available for one or more of their uses 345 232
Uses Number of all authorised uses of candidate products 1,863 1,501
Number of authorised uses of candidate products for which alternative products are available 767 687
Products × Uses Number of all candidate products times average number of usesc 6,232 4,175
Number of all candidate products times average number of uses for which alternatives are potentially availablec 2,569 1,910
Products × Uses × Alternatives Number of all possible pairwise risk comparisons of candidate products with alternative products for all common usesd 18,479 15,287
  1. Scenario based on the status of authorised products in May 2013. aAs defined in the corresponding footnote to Table 4. bCandidate products are products containing one or more potential CFS; alternatives are products containing no potential CFS. cCalculated with non-rounded values for mean numbers of uses. dCalculated by multiplying the number of all candidate products with the average number of uses for which alternatives are potentially available and the mean number of such alternatives for every use; non-rounded mean values were used for the calculations.