|Author (Corporate)||European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)|
|Series Title||EFSA Journal|
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.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|