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Dies sind Highlights aktueller wissenschaftlicher Berichte in form einiger Fragen und Antworten.

Auswirkungen der weltweite Erwärmung Startseite

Die gegenwärtig eingeführten Maßnahmen zur Begegnung des Klimawandels werden wahrscheinlich noch in diesem Jahrhundert zu einer Zunahme der Erderwärmung um 4 °C führen.

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Neuestes Update: 30 September 2013

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Mischungen chemischen stoffen Startseite

In der Bevölkerung steigt die Besorgnis über mögliche toxische Wirkungen von Schadstoffmischungen (in den Medien oft als "Cocktail-Effekte" bezeichnet). Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 11 September 2015

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des Abbaus der Ozonschicht  Startseite

Nach der Umsetzung des FCKW-Verbots (Fluor-Chlor-Kohlenwasserstoffe) hat sich die Ozonschicht langsam wieder erholt. Wie ist der Zustand und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen der Ozonschicht und dem Klimawandel? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 27 April 2017

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Endokrine disruptoren Startseite

Endokrine Disruptoren, auch endokrin wirksame Substanzen genannt, sind Chemikalien, die die Funktion des Hormonsystems beeinträchtigen. Welche Risiken sind mit diesen Chemikalien verbunden? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 12 September 2015

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Risiken nanopartikeln nanomaterialien Startseite

Es müssen jedoch neue wissenschaftliche Methoden entwickelt werden, weil gegenwärtige Methoden für das Testen von Nanomaterialien möglicherweise nicht geeignet sind. Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 27 November 2016

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Glyphosat Krebs Startseite

Was erklärt eine solche Diskrepanz zwischen den Einstufungen von Glyphosat durch IARC und EFSA? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 9 September 2016

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Klimaauswirkungen Startseite

Wie hängen Treibhausgas-Emission und Klimaauswirkungen mit Schiefergasgewinnung? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 9 September 2015

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Abschwachung klimaschutz Startseite

Die Wissenschaftler der Arbeitsgruppe III des Weltklimarats berichten über Klimaschutz, in anderen Worten über menschliche Eingriffe, um Treibhausgas-Emissionen zu verringern. Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 8 September 2015

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Flammschutzmittel decabde Startseite

Flammschutzmittel werden bei der Herstellung von vielen Stoffen, Kunststoffen und anderen Materialien verwendet, um sie widerstandsfähiger gegen Feuer zu machen. Sind diese Produkte sicher? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 20 April 2017

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Bewertung von endokrinen Disruptoren Startseite

Einige Chemikalien können mit dem endokrinen System zu interagieren und zu gesundheitlichen Problemen führen, werden sie als "endokrine Disruptoren" bekannt. Wie sie mit dem Körper zusammenwirken, oft in sehr kleinen Mengen, macht die Analyse schwieriger.

Sind die gegenwärtigen Methoden angemessen? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 30 Dezember 2013

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Risiken der Schiefergasgewinnung Startseite

Werden zunehmend neue Gasquellen eingesetzt, um die Nachfrage zu befriedigen. Eine solche wichtige Quelle ist Schiefergas, das zu seiner Förderung ein Verfahren namens hydraulischer Frakturierung.

Welches sind die möglichen Risiken des Fracking? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 30 September 2013

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Umweltrisiken medizinischen produkten Startseite

Die Verschmutzung der verschiedenen Umweltbereiche (Wasser, Boden und Luft) mit Arzneimittelrückständen gibt Anlass zur Besorgnis. Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 10 September 2015

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Verluste honig bienenvölkern Startseite

Sind die Ursachen der Verluste bei Honigbienenvölkern nun ausreichend ermittelt? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 20 März 2014

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Substitution chädlicher Chemikalien Startseite

Welche Herausforderungen ergeben sich aus diesem Substitutionsvorgang? Mehr...

Neuestes Update: 22 September 2016

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Acrylamide can be formed in many fried and baked food products. Is there a risk to health? More...

Latest update: 10 March 2017

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Air quality remains an important issue for public health, the economy and the environment. More...

Latest update: 15 May 2014

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Antibiotic resistance home

The misuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of resistant bacteria. What has caused it and how can the spread of resistance be limited? More...

Latest update: 30 September 2014

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Aspartame home

Aspartame is one of the most widely used artificial sweetener, is it safe? More...

Latest update: 28 March 2017

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Biochar home

Biochar can be used as fuel or as a fertilizer, and is particularly relevant to developing countries. More...

Latest update: 4 March 2015

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Cadmium home

How does cadmium affect human health and the environment? More...

Latest update: 10 January 2015

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Cancer rates and mortality, types and causes home

This is a synthesis which looks at the evolution of cancer rates and its related mortality, as well as at the main types of cancer and the main known causes and prevention means. More...

Latest update: 27 December 2016

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Chlorine Sodium Hypochlorite home

Chlorine and sodium hypochlorite are widely used for disinfection and bleaching, among other things to disinfect drinking water. It appears that the usage guidelines recommend since several years are still adequate in 2017. More...

Latest update: 5 May 2017

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Climate impacts adaptation home

This is a summary of the contribution of the working group II to the IPCC’s fifth assessment, evaluating various aspects of climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. More...

Latest update: 25 August 2014

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Estrogen-progestogen cancer risk home

Combined estrogen-progestogen pills are used both as oral contraceptives and for hormone therapy in menopausal women.

How is their use linked to cancer risks? More...

Latest update: 7 March 2017

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Endocrine disrupting properties of pesticides home

The european regulations on pesticides have brought forward a debate on the concepts of risk and hazard in this particular context. More...

Latest update: 28 June 2016

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Fukushima Consequences home

What are the causes and consequences accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant? More...

Latest update: 12 September 2016

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Thorium nuclear fuel home

Currently, nuclear reactors use enriched uranium as a fuel source, but uranium is relatively rare.

What are the challenges and advantages of using thorium as nuclear fuel? More...

Latest update: 15 May 2017

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Effects of cannabis home

Are teens well informed about the risks associated with cannabis? What are those risks ? More...

Latest update: 1 April 2016

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Soils degradation home

Soil is a vital resource for food security, but in Europe it is being degraded by pollution, overuse, and erosion. How could soil be protected? More...

Latest update: 10 March 2017

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Acupuncture home

Acupuncture is used more and more, is it safe and effective? More...

Latest update: 15 October 2015

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Food Wastage home

It is estimated by the FAO that each year, one-third of produced for all food human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This has impacts for food security and for the environment. More...

Latest update: 20 February 2015

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Gluten intolerance home

What is intolerance to gluten? More...

Latest update: 11 March 2016

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Aquatic environment home

Are the fresh and marine waters of Europe safe from pollution? More...

Latest update: 10 March 2017

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) home

PFOA is a compound used in the production of materials with water- or oil-repellant properties, such as waterproof fabrics and non-stick cookware. Is its presence in finished products a risk? More...

Latest update: 31 March 2017

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Fukushima accident home

What are the health impacts of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident for the workers and for the general population? More...

Latest update: 27 April 2015

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Chronic Diseases on Labour Practices home

What is their economic impact on labour market? More...

Latest update: 25 November 2016

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India Millennium Development Goals home

How did India fare in meeting the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals? More...

Latest update: 12 April 2016

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Lyme Disease home

What is the treatment? More...

Latest update: 25 July 2016

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Nanosafety home

The rapid development of nanotechnology created some concerns about their possible effects on human health and safety, and environmental burden. More...

Latest update: 31 July 2015

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Neonicotinoids home

Do neonicotinoid pesticides have an effect on services provided by ecosystems? More...

Latest update: 8 March 2016

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Aluminium exposure home

Aluminium is widely used in food packaging, appliances, as part of food additives, cosmetics, etc.

Does it pose a health risk? More...

Latest update: 24 February 2017

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Pesticides occupational risks home

We review the scientific literature regarding the health risks associated with occupational exposure to pesticides. More...

Latest update: 7 June 2016

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Phosphate resources home

How can phosphate resources be managed to ensure food security? More...

Latest update: 16 March 2016

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Transgenic salmon home

Is the AquAdvantage transgenic salmon safe for human consumption and for the environment? More...

Latest update: 23 November 2015

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Aspartame Reevaluation home

Aspartame is a sweetener that is in use for several decades.

The latest data has recently been reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority in the context of a systematic re-evaluation of all food additives in use in Europe. More...

Latest update: 30 November 2014

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State of the European Environment home

A comprehensive assessment of Europe’s progress towards achieving environmental sustainability. More...

Latest update: 20 September 2015

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Vaccines home

Vaccination saves millions of lives each year. How do they work and is there still progress to be made? More...

Latest update: 30 September 2014

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Solar Energy home

Solar power has become significantly cheaper in the last few years, and installed capacity has grown substantially in the same period. What are the advances that are needed to reduce the cost further and deploy the technology on a larger scale ? More...

Latest update: 21 November 2015

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Electronic Cigarettes home

Electronic cigarettes are growing more and more popular. What is their effect on health?

Can they have an impact on tobacco control? More...

Latest update: 29 April 2015

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Sand Extraction home

The extensive use of sand and gravel in the production of concrete is having consequences on the environment.

What exactly is happening ? More...

Latest update: 30 October 2015

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Tidal Energy home

Tidal energy is a predictable renewable energy source. What is the potential or this energy source? More...

Latest update: 30 August 2015

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Sustainable oceans home

How can we ensure that the sustainable use of the services and resouces that the oceans offer ? More...

Latest update: 29 March 2016

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Illicit drugs in Europe home

This report is a comprehensive overview and summary of Europe’s illicit drugs situation.

It provides insights into key trends, responses and policies. More...

Latest update: 28 September 2016

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Indonesian forests home

More forest is cut down each year in Indonesia than in any other country.

What can be done to preserve Indonesia’s forests ? More...

Latest update: 25 October 2015

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Wastewater management home

How can we better manage our wastewater in order to relieve some of the pressure on water resources? More...

Latest update: 18 March 2016

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Health Environment Management home

Worldwide, the fraction of the global burden for both death and disease associated to environmental risks is 22%.

To what extent can environmental management better protect people’s health? More...

Latest update: 5 November 2016

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Geothermal Energy home

Geothermal energy comes from the natural heat of the earth. It is used in some areas for electricity production and heating. What is the place of geothermal energy in the energy mix? More...

Latest update: 8 April 2015

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Wind Resources home

Wind blows everywhere on the planet, and can be converted to electricity by wind turbines.

How much wind power capacity is there in the world? More...

Latest update: 20 November 2015

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