Scientific Opinion on the developmental neurotoxicity potential of acetamiprid and imidacloprid

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Series Details 2013;11(12):3471
Publication Date 2013
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Two neonicotinoid insecticides - acetamiprid and imidacloprid - may affect the developing human nervous system, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on 17 December 2013. Experts from the Authority proposed that some guidance levels for acceptable exposure to the two neonicotinoids be lowered while further research was carried out to provide more reliable data on so-called developmental neurotoxicity (DNT).

EFSA delivered its scientific opinion at the request of the European Commission by considering recent research by Kimura-Kuroda and existing data on the potential of acetamiprid and imidacloprid to damage the developing human nervous system - in particular the brain.

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EFSA: Press Release, 17.12.13: EFSA assesses potential link between two neonicotinoids and developmental neurotoxicity

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