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There is increasing concern in the general public about the potential toxic effects of chemical substance mixtures (in the media often referred to as “cocktail-effects”). More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2012 by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR):"Opinion on the Toxicity and Assessment of Chemical Mixtures" 

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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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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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Chemical Mixtures home

There is increasing concern in the general public about the potential toxic effects of chemical substance mixtures (in the media often referred to as “cocktail-effects”). More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2012 by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR):"Opinion on the Toxicity and Assessment of Chemical Mixtures" 

Silver Nanoparticles home

Are silver nanoparticles safe for your health and for the environment? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2014 by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR):"Opinion on Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance" 

Air quality in Europe home

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

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the European Environmental Agency (EEA):"Air quality in Europe - 2013 Report" 

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