JRC News

  1. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

  2. 7 Feb 2014

    On 22 January, the European Commission issued a Recommendation on minimum principles for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high volume hydraulic fracturing in order to contribute to bringing clarity and predictability to public authorities, market operators and citizens. It invites Member States to follow minimum principles when applying or adapting their legislation applicable to hydrocarbons exploration or production using high volume hydraulic fracturing.

  3. 14 Dec 2012

    New guidance to assess the health impact of noise is now available to national and local authorities across Europe. The step-by-step guidance on how to calculate the burden of cardiovascular diseases and sleep disturbance from noise is the result of a 2-year study conducted by a group of international experts from World Health Organisation (WHO), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Environment Agency.

  4. 6 May 2011

    The JRC is hosting the Third International Conference on Alternatives for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing (DNT3) on 10-13 May 2011 in Varese, Italy. The event brings together over 100 scientists and representatives from academia, industry and governmental organisations working on children's health, alternatives to animal testing and environmental protection.

  5. 22 Oct 2009

    A study co-authored by JRC scientists examining the impact of residential heating on air quality in cities has been selected as story of the month by leading scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T).

  6. 18 Jun 2009

    The European Commission has presented on 12 June draft legislation to achieve a higher level of protection of health and environment. This proposal aims at significantly increasing the safety of biocide products used and placed on the market in the European Union. It proposes to phase out the most hazardous substances, particularly those that may cause cancer, and to introduce new rules for articles such as furniture and textiles treated with biocides, which are not covered by existing legislation. It introduces simplified legislation, whilst providing new incentives for companies to develop safer products against harmful pests and germs. The Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be involved in the authorisation of some of these products through a centralised approach. The proposal should enter into force in 2013.