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02 February 2012

Medical devices: European Commission asks for further scientific study and draws first lessons from the recent fraud on breast implants

IP/12/96 Brussels, 2 February 2012 – Following today's publication of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) on the safety of silicone products manufactured by the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Company, the European Commission requested to conduct further in-depth study on the potential health impact of faulty breast implants...

27 January 2009

Meglena Kuneva, European Consumer Commissioner, Keynote Speech, Personal Music Players Stakeholders' Conference, Brussels, 27 January 2009

SPEECH/09/22 Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner Keynote Speech Personal Music Players Stakeholders' Conference Brussels, 27 January 2009 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome you today to this conference on personal music players organised ...

13 October 2008

Scientists warn of health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players

IP/08/1492 Brussels 13 October, Scientists warn of health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players, Listening to personal music players at a high volume over a sustained period can lead...

29 March 2007

Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation

IP/07/439 Brussels 29/03/2007 Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation, The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) draws the Commission's attention, in a memorandum...

29 March 2007

Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation

IP/07/439 - The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) draws the Commission's attention, in a memorandum published today, to the fact that many of the hair dye substances currently used in hair dye products have the potential to cause skin sensitisation.

06 July 2006

Scientists warn: Ultraviolet radiation from sunbeds increases skin-cancer risk

According to an opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer products (SCCP) to the European Commission released today, the use of ultraviolet-radiation devices, tanning lamps and sunbeds, to achieve and maintain cosmetic tanning, is likely to increase the risk of malignant melanoma of the skin.

26 July 2004

Commission appoints members to three non-food scientific advisory committees

IP/04/995 Brussels 26/07/2004 Commission appoints members to three non-food scientific advisory committees, The European Commission has appointed members of three new scientific advisory committees...

03 March 2004

Commission reorganises its non-food scientific advisory committees

IP/04/296 Brussels, 03/03/2004 Commission reorganises its non-food scientific advisory committees, Following the creation of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the transfer to the Authority of responsibilities...