JRC News

  1. 4 Feb 2014

    Marked annually on 4 February, this year's World Cancer Day carries the message "Debunk the myths" which aims to reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer. The campaign highlights the objective of raising awareness and encouraging governments and individuals around the globe to take action and develop strategies to fight cancer.

  2. 20 Dec 2013

    The JRC released a first version of its web platform on nanomaterials which is mainly based on links to available information.

    The wide use of nanomaterials in innovative applications and new consumer products, the increasing amount of nanomaterial-related information made available through the internet, and the growing importance of legislation on nanomaterials have triggered requests to facilitate access to relevant information.

  3. 12 Dec 2013

    On 9 December 2013, the JRC launched FACET, a Flavourings, Additives, and food Contact materials Exposure Tool consisting of a downloadable programme to estimate the EU consumers' exposure to these substances.

  4. 2 Apr 2013

    An expert group, chaired by the JRC, confirms that the scientific identification of endocrine disrupting substances should be based on the demonstration of both endocrine activity and an adverse effect caused by it. A wide range of substances are under scrutiny for endocrine disrupting properties, such as plastic additives in consumer goods, a number of industrial chemicals, cleaning agents, pesticides and by-products of industrial processes like dioxins.

  5. 1 Feb 2013

    World Cancer Day 2013 on 4 February intends to raise collective awareness and improve general knowledge around and about cancer and dismiss misconceptions about the disease which, according to latest figures available, affected 2.4 million Europeans in 2008.

  6. 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.

  7. 4 Dec 2012

    From 3 to 5 December, the European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL) meets at the JRC Ispra site to discuss emerging issues related to GMO analysis but also celebrate its official 10th Anniversary.

  8. 15 Nov 2012

    A JRC team today receives the first Lush Science Prize for their pioneering work on non-animal chemical safety testing at an awards ceremony in London.

  9. 3 Oct 2012

    The European Commission has adopted today the second regulatory review for nanomaterials. Nanotechnology has the potential to create major technological breakthroughs and rekindle economic growth. In recognition of this fact, the Commission presents its plans to improve EU law to ensure its safe use.

  10. 14 Sep 2012

    The JRC has published today a report with new Common Noise Assessment Methods (CNOSSOS-EU) that will enable the production of comparable data on noise exposure from road, rail, air traffic and industry in Europe. This is a prerequisite for the effective implementation of the EU policy on noise that aims to reduce noise pollution, a growing health and economic concern. Member States will have to start using the new methods for the next round of EU-wide strategic noise mapping in 2017.