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Special Topic on HHPs

21/07/2017

A new menu section has been included in the Toolkit: Special Topics. It covers technical subjects that are of particular relevance to pesticide registration.

The first special topic added to the Toolkit is Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). These are pesticides that are acknowledged to present particularly high levels of acute or chronic hazards to health or environment. Reducing the risks posed by HHPs has become a priority in various international chemicals management policies, and many countries have started taking action accordingly.

The HHP section in the Toolkit provides guidance to pesticide registration staff on how to identify HHPs, how to assess the risks of and needs for HHPs, and how to mitigate their risks. Registration authorities can review HHP criteria when evaluating new applications for the registration of a pesticide, or they can decide to screen the entire list of registered pesticides against the HHP criteria.