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

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2010 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):"Final review of scientific information on cadmium" 

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Climate Change (2013) home

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change.More...

GreenFacts has also published summaries of the other two parts of the report:

Climate impacts adaptation home

"Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability", is a look at what can be done to react to the impacts of climate change. More...

Climate Change Mitigation home

"Mitigation: practical measures to limit global warming", is a look at how climate change could be reduced. More...

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Latest EU Summary

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles home

Are sunscreens with titanium dioxide nanoparticles safe? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2014 by Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):"Opinion on titanium dioxide (nano form) COLIPA n° S75'" 

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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...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA):"Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame (E 951) as a food additive" 

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...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):"" 

Vaccines home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):"" 

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...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):"Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" 

Climate Change Mitigation home

Here is a summary of the contribution of the third Working Group, which assessed climate change mitigation, defined as the human interventions that reduce greenhouse gases emissions. More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2014 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):"Climate Change mitigation: practical measures to limit global warming" 

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Our Mission is to bring complex scientific consensus reports on health and the environment to the reach of non-specialists.

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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