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Public Health (11-05-2010)

Call for scientific information: Health Effects of Artificial Light

The Commission has requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health risks (SCENIHR) on the health effects of artificial light.

To ensure that the SCENIHR formulates its views on the basis of the most complete and relevant scientific information, the Commission publishes today a call for scientific information that will run until 3 June 2010.
 
Details of the call for information can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consultations/calls/scenihr_call_info_09_en.htm

The European Commission uses expert advice on risk assessment from three non-food Scientific Committees when preparing policies and proposals. These committees are made up of external, independent scientists and provide authoritative scientific advice in the fields of consumer safety, public health and the environment. The three non-food Scientific Committees are - the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR).

Further information on the Scientific Committees:
http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/committees_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/popularizing/popularizing_results_en.htm