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The evaluation framework

The Danish evaluation framework with regard to the environment and health

The Environmental Protection Agency's principles for evaluating the effects of pesticides on health and environment are outlined in the Framework for the Assessment of Plant Protection Products. 


In the latest version of the Framework (version 1.5, May 2017) the principles for human health assessment and environmental assessment have been updated concerning risk mitigation measure, persistency and leaching of metabolites.

Newest version:

Framework assessment pesticides version 1-5 of May_ 2017

Previous versions:


Danish framework assessment pesticides, April 2014
This version can be voluntarily applied from April 2014 and will be mandatory from January 2015.

Framework assessment of pesticides, 2013
This version was to be applied for applications after February 2013.


Risk assessment for workers in fields and greenhouses

A spreadsheet has been developed for the assessment of re-entry interval for workers in fields and greenhouses. Re-entry is the time required before it is safe for the worker to work with the crop.

Calculation for Re-entry workers may 2017


Risk assessment for birds, mammals and plant protection products

The risk assessment of pesticides with regard to birds and mammals is based on the EU guidance documents.

Sometimes there may be a need to perform a 'higher tier' risk assessment for particular Nordic conditions. To this end, a guidance document has been prepared describing the birds and mammals of relevance in the Nordic Zone and presenting scenarios for a series of use areas. The document is linked to a spreadsheet to be used in connection with the scenarios. Please note that the guidance and spreadsheet are updated from time to time.

The guidance development was supported by funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Download the latest version here that are available from May 2017:

Higher tier risikovurdering for fugle og pattedyr from 2017

Spreedsheet for Bird mammals from 2017

Previous guidance:

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, May 2016

Spreadsheet for Birds and Mammals from May 2016.

Higher tier risk assessment for birds and mammals, May 2015.

Spreadsheet for Birds and Mammals from January 2015.

Guidance on Birds and Mammals from April 2014.

Guidance on risk assessment for birds and mammals, April 2013.

Previous spreadsheet:

Spreadsheet birds and mammals, April 2013.