Legislation on Endocrine Disrupters in the EU

Tegning af marksprøjte på mark

Is health at risk or is the legislation on EDs a hazard in itself?

A seminar for everyone with an interest in the future of crop protection and the science and regulation of pesticides potential effects on human health.

Risk or hazard? The Danish Crop Protection Association member companies work with many aspects of crop protection, including Endocrine Disrupters. We would like to share some expert opinions with you, to invite to collaboration and to debate different perspectives on the use of plant protection products in modern agriculture.

At the Danish Crop Protection Association (DCPA) we are glad you are attending the seminar focusing on the newest knowledge and legislation concerning Endocrine Disrupters, while broadening your network.

Facilitator of the seminar and moderator of the debate is Jens Degett, chair of the European Union of Science Journalists. Lea Frimann, Head of departement at the Ministry of Environment and Food will join the debate ending the seminar together with Herman Autrup and Daniel Dietrich. Participants at the seminar are encouraged to take part in the debate.

Please make use of #riskorhazard when sharing posts from the event. Articles are published at www.plantevaern.dk and on Twitter account @Plantevaern during the seminar.


9:00 Check in + coffee, tea and light breakfast.

9:30 Welcome

9:40 “Hazard based legislation in the European Union – The future of PPPs (Robert Racz, Chair DCPA)

10:00 “Biologics in Crop Protection – Challenges and Opportunities – are they a better option than chemicals from a human health perspective?” Harry Teicher, PhD

10:30 ”Learnings from the EU legislative process on ED and pesticides, how to obtain a rational pesticides regulation in the future” Andy Adams, Dr Bayer Crop Science, ECPA

11:00 ”Conflicting communications by scientists: Does endocrine disruption real require a special approach in toxicological risk assessment?, Daniel Dietrich, Professor, University of Konstanz, Germany

11:30 ”Pain-killers and effects on male reproductive organs, evidence and mechanisms” Henrik Leffers, Senior Scientist, Copenhagen formerly Rigshospitalet department of reproduction

12:00 Lunch and networking

13:00 ”The cocktail effect – does pesticides play a role?”, Martin Larsson, Researcher and Regulatory Scientist, Bayer.

13.30 “Low dose effects? - Results from reproduction toxicity studies of single compounds and mixtures” Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss, Dr, Certified Toxicologist (DGPT, ERT), BASF SE, DE

14:00 ‘The epidemiologic evidence linking endocrine disrupting chemicals with male reproductive disorders’ Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde, Professor, Dr Med Sc, PhD, MD. Arbejds- og miljømedicinsk klinik, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital

14:30 ”Is there a risk in using pesticides? Should we trust the scientists?” Herman Autrup, Professor Department of Public Health - Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University, DK

15:00 Q&A and debate with Lea Frimann, Herman Autrup and Daniel Dietrich. Moderator of the debate will be Jens Degett, chair of the European Union of Science Journalists and chair of the Danish Science Journalists.  

15:30 Networking and goodbye

The seminar is sponsored by the Danish Crop Protection Association (DCPA) and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA).

The seminar will take place on November 9th 2018 from 9:00 to 15:30 at Corteva Agriscience - Agricultural Division of DowDuPont, Langebrogade 1, 1411 København K. 

How to get there:

Please be aware that parking opportunities in the area are limited. 
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The event can be attended using public Metro or Bus services.
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Please notice the changes in the program due to a cancellation from Susanne Hougaard Bennekou. 

Click the invitation below to open the invitation as a PDF. 

If you cant attend the Seminar please give notice on e-mail: jti@plantevaern.dk