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Special Edition - Scientific Committees: "Scientists examine the potential – and the risks – of Synthetic Biology"    europa.eu

by Theo Vermeire, Head of Department Nanotechnology, Occupational Health and Transport Safety Centre for Safety of Substances and Products, RIVM, The Netherlands. Chair of the Scientific Committees [...]

Avian influenza A(H5N8) continues to spread in poultry    who.int

New outbreaks have been reported in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.[...]

Carrots, bulb and stem vegetables: risks from Salmonella and other bacteria    europa.eu

Published on:19 December 2014 Carrots, bulb and stem vegetables: risks from Salmonella and other bacteria[...]

WECF - EU Environment Council urged to target chemicals policy and non-toxic environment    env-health.org

EU Environment Ministers met yesterday (17 October) in Brussels for a last meeting during the Italian presidency of the European Council. Besides key agenda topics such as climate change, 10 countrie[...]

Council reaches political agreements on CO2 emissions from ships and plastic bag use    europa.eu

Meeting in Brussels, EU environment ministers reached an agreement on new EU-wide rules for CO2 emissions from ships. They also agreed on new rules to limit to use of lightweight plastic bags across [...]

H5N8 avian influenza: EFSA assesses entry routes into Europe    europa.eu

Published on: 15 December 2014 H5N8 avian influenza: EFSA assesses entry routes into Europe[...]

Health security: Building stronger global collaboration    europa.eu

Health security: Building stronger global collaboration - Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Avian flu: urgent request for scientific advice    europa.eu

Published on: 26 November 2014 Avian flu: urgent request for scientific advice[...]

First European outbreak of avian influenza H5N8 confirmed in poultry    who.int

Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have recently identified outbreaks of avian influenza. The first was reported on 5 November 2014 on a turkey farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. T[...]

Just published: Pregnancy and opioid use: strategies for treatment    europa.eu

Illicit opioid consumption during pregnancy brings with it the risk of an increase in obstetric complications for the mother and a range of potential dangers for the child, both before and after birt[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on influenza vaccines – submission and procedural requirements, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The need to update the current guidelines regarding the development of influenza vaccines was recognised in the wake of the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic, as the Agency conducted its [...]

Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from t[...]

World Cup 2014 Alcohol Marketing Reached Millions of Children    eurocare.org

In a report released last week, Alcohol Concern urges the UK government to consider whether the harms outweigh the benefits of alcohol marketing in sport.[...]

Community Hygiene Concern    env-health.org

Founded in 1988, Community Hygiene Concern (CHC) is a not-for-profit charity set up to protect people, especially children, and pets, from parasites commonly found in the UK. CHC formulates eradicati[...]

WHO delivers tetanus toxoid vaccine to Ukraine    who.int

On 26 September 2014, WHO delivered a second tranche of medicine to Kyiv. The shipment included 300 000 doses of tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which will cover Ukraine's needs until the end of 2015.[...]

 EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes    europa.eu

Published on: 2 October 2014  EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes[...]

EU consults on new mercury controls    env-health.org

The EU Commission is asking whether the EU should go further than the Minimata convention on mercury in a consultation on the treaty's implementation. Although the EU already has extensive rules on m[...]


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