|Scientific committee's preliminary opinion on medical devices containing DEHP
Does high-level DEHP-exposure through the use of blood bags, feeding tubes and other medical devices pose any risk to vulnerable groups like neonates, infants, pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as peri-pubertal males?
Read the preliminary opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks on 'medical devices containing DEHP plasticised PVC or other plasticisers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk' (2014 update) and participate in the public consultation open until 30 November, 2014.
|Leading European experts gather to discuss how to better fight food fraud
The European Commission is co-organising with the Italian Presidency a two day conference, starting 23 October 2014, to raise awareness and promote collaboration between all parties involved in the fight against food fraud.
|Reducing Food Waste: Commissioner Borg visits leading food distribution centre and food bank in Belgium
To mark World Food Day, Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg visited a leading food distribution centre and food bank to experience first-hand how their cooperation helps to reduce food waste.
|SCENIHR opinion on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants
Stiff joints, aching bones, painful movement - modern medicine has come up with answers to some of the problems of old age. But can some forms of medical interventions like Metal-on-Metal hip and joint replacements actually do more harm than good?
Read the final opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks on "the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants" which takes into consideration the comments received during the public consultation.
|Newly published Opinion on definition of SynBio lays foundation for future work
Synthetic Biology's application is full of exciting possibilities, from adapting crops to thrive in barren lands to growing new organs to save the lives of transplant recipients. And yet all unexplored scientific territories pose potential risks, which is why the Scientific Committees, after this opinion on SynBio definition, are preparing two more opinions on the methodology to determine what, if any, risks SynBio may potentially pose to public health and what type of further research in this field is required.