The UN Security Council has expressed concerns that the adverse effects of climate change could lead to certain threats to international peace and security. However, research suggests that scarcity c[...]
Additional physical activity during leisure time in those who are already physically exhausted from their daily occupation does not induce a 'training' effect but rather an overloading effect on the [...]
Today, the newly appointed scientists who are to provide the Commission with independent advice on scientifically complex and politically sensitive issues relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment, meet for the first time in Luxembourg.
Anyone living near an airport will testify to the ferocious sound of airplanes taking off and landing. It can be deafening very close to the runway and still very disruptive at a distance. But thanks[...]
Wireless communications systems that use electromagnetic fields (EMF) are increasingly used both at home and on the move. Although no adverse health effects have been established, public concerns per[...]
Millions of European city dwellers endure urban noise pollution every day. Apart from its nuisance value, noise in Europe has health risks with stress and cardiovascular issues being particular conce[...]
A recent pan-European study has reviewed the factors which influence how annoyed a person feels about road traffic and aircraft noise. Among its findings, residents in terraced housing or apartments [...]