|SCENIHR final opinion and easy-to-read factsheet on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields just released
The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks concluded that current scientific research does not link any adverse health problems with EMF exposure within the limits suggested by EU legislation. This includes EMF emissions from mobile phones, WiFi, appliances and power lines.06 March 2015
|High-level conference “Ebola, from emergency to recovery” (3 March 2015)
The European Union is organising a high-level conference co-chaired by the EU, UN, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the AU and ECOWAS. The EU is providing substantial support in development cooperation to the Ebola-affected countries to stabilise and assist them in recovering from the crisis and beyond.03 March 2015
|Commission publishes progress report on its AMR Action Plan
The Commission today publishes a progress report on its five year Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The Plan takes a holistic approach and sets out 12 concrete actions both in the human and the veterinary field. The report summarises the progress made under each of the actions. Amongst its conclusions is that AMR will remain a priority in the EU beyond 2016.26 February 2015
|Commissioner Andriukaitis to visit the International Agricultural Show in Paris
Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will attend the 52nd International Agricultural Show in Paris on 26 February 2015. The show runs from Saturday 21 February to Sunday 1 March. The Commission will host an interactive stand that will showcase Europe's policies "from farm to fork: safe, quality food on your table", highlighting the Commission's role in the area of agriculture and food security, food safety and food quality, animal health and welfare.20 February 2015
|SCHER Opinion and new science fact sheet: Are toys containing chromium VI safe for children?
The European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) have published their final Opinion assessing the safety levels of chromium VI in toys.
See the easy to read fact sheet on this topic, available in 4 languages10 February 2015
|Health: Science made simple: new fact sheet on the safety of Metal-on-Metal hip implants
Hip implants can give people their mobility back. But, do they come with risks? Read this easy-to-read summary of the SCENIHR Opinion on “The safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants" (available in 4 languages).09 February 2015