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hearingScientific Opinion assessing health risks associated with UV-C radiation from lamps concludes that further research is needed

The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) confirms that exposure to UV-C lamps can cause skin and eye problems, but that more data is needed on long-term exposure to establish whether it can cause cancer.

16 February 2017
hearingPublic consultation starts today on the SCHEER Preliminary Opinion on ‘The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices’ (2017 update)

Comments about relevant scientific evidence to be submitted before 26 March 2017.

10 February 2017
Cancer reportEU report shows encouraging developments in the area of national cancer screening programmes

The implementation report on the 2003 Council Recommendation on cancer screening, published today, reveals a steep rise in national screening programmes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. The report also includes a set of essential indicators to document the quality of screenings.

09 February 2017
Animal WelfareCitizen Dialogue with Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Budapest, 9 February

On 9 February at 17:00 CET Commmissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will participate in a Citizen's Dialogue in Budapest.

08 February 2017
Animal WelfareWinners of EU Health Award on AMR 2017 announced

The winners of the EU Health Award were announced on February 6th 2017 at the Horizon Prize and EU Health Award for NGOs joint ceremony in Leuven, Belgium, in presence of EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. The first prize was awarded to the European Consumer Centre for their initiative "From Farm to You"; the second prize to Alliance to Save our Antibiotics with the initiative of the same name; and the third prize to the World Alliance against Antibiotic Resistance for their initiative "Acting to preserve our antibiotics". Through the EU Health Award, the European Commission aims to draw attention to outstanding good practices by NGOs to reduce the threat to human health from AMR and encourage their wider replication throughout the EU.

06 February 2017

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