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EU Regulatory Affairs for Endocrine Disruptors in Plant Protection Products and Biocides

4-week online course | 1 hour per week

20 January - 21 February 2020

Online Academy

Endocrine Disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neuroglial and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. In 2018, the legislation in Europe for endocrine disruptors was updated to ensure commitment to the safety of the environment and with it, human and animal health.

Over the course of 4 weeks you will gain a comprehensive introduction to endocrine disruptors, learning about the regulatory framework and documentation procedures which comply with the updated scientific criteria for plant protection products and biocides. In addition, you will learn about the practical implications of generating, collecting and analysing data alongside the challenges associated with it.

  • Gain a comprehensive introduction to what endocrine disruptors are and how they affect human and animal health
  • Understand the full scope of EU regulations for endocrine disruptors, including; the Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/605, the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2100, REACH and Cosmetics
  • Review the new EU ECHA/EFSA Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors
  • Strategise your approach to gathering and compiling data for endocrine disruptor assessment
  • Analyse and address the challenges of implementing endocrine disruptor guidance
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Dr. Martina Duft

Dr. Martina Duft studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and is holding a Ph. D. in Ecotoxicology from the JW Goethe University Frankfurt. After some years in research, she joined knoell in 2005 and has since then worked in the REACH and Biocides sector, with a focus on ecotoxicology and regulatory affairs. She is coordinator of the knoell environmental expert team and key contact for the topic endocrine disruptors.

This course is relevant to anyone who is concerned with regulatory affairs for agrochemicals and for those wanting to learn more about the updates to legislation.

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.


Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.

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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

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