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Are the causes of bee losses now well identified ? More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA):"Bee health" 

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"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change, which puts a focus on the elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):"Climate Change 2013: Technical Summary" 

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Mercury from dental amalgam home

What are the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2013 by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER):"Opinion on the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam " 

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Bee losses home

Are the causes of bee losses now well identified ? More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA):"Bee health" 

Mercury from dental amalgam home

What are the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2013 by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER):"Opinion on the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam " 

Parabens used in cosmetics home

Parabens are a group of chemicals that are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorants, shower gels and body creams.

They effectively prevent the growth of microorganisms. Is the way that they are used safe? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2011 by Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):""Opinion on parabens", and, "Clarification on Opinion SCCS/1348/10 in the light of the Danish clause of safeguard banning the use of parabens in cosmetic products intended for children under three years of age"." 

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We publish clear and faithful summaries of existing scientific reports on environmental and health topics: GreenFacts Digests, GreenFacts Co-Publications and simplified Citizens' summaries with DG Health and Consumers of the European Commission, as well as short Highlights of recently published reports.

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