Panel on Plant Protection Products
The Panel on Plant Protection Products carries out risk assessments of chemical and biological plant protection products, and their residues in food. Norway has an extemption from EU regulations, which means that all plant protection products have to be nationally approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) cannot exclude that the insecticide Plenum 50 WG can cause serious health effects for operators if personal protection equipment is not used. Animal exposure has resulted in increased incidences of lever and lung tumors, as well as serious damage to the nervous system, hereditary material and to foster development.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee of Food Safety (VKM) considers that the carcinogenic effects on animals obtained by high doses of the fungicide Talius causes reason for concern. This conclusion is forwarded in a health and environmental risk assessment which VKM has performed at request of The Norwegian Food Safety Authority.