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Pesticides occupational risks home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2013 by French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM):"Pesticides : Effets sur la santé - Une expertise collective de l’Inserm 

Substitution of harmful chemicals home

What are the challenges that are posed by this substitution process ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2016 by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):" Synthesis Report from the OECD Workshop on Alternatives Assessment and Substitution of Harmful Chemicals 

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The GreenFacts Initiative is a non-profit project with an independent Scientific Board and a non-advocacy policy. Our Mission is to bring complex scientific consensus reports on health and the environment to the reach of non-specialists. GreenFacts publishes clear, faithful, and verified summaries of existing scientific reports on health, the environment and sustainable development.

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Current levels of air pollution still affect public health. Air pollution can cause respiratory diseases and reduce life expectancy.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

What is the current state of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss for ecosystems and humans?

Chemical Substances

Chemical substances

Substances we take in through food and water or through the air we breathe may influence our health.

Climate Change

Climate change

What is the state of scientific research and knowledge on climate change?

Consumer Safety

Consumer safety

Some consumer products may entail risks. For example are all tooth filling materials equally safe? Can using an MP3 player threaten my hearing?

Disease Prevention

Disease prevention

Several diseases, such as AIDS, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are on the rise. How can they be prevented or their progress slowed down?

Energy

Energy

Rising fuel prices and concerns about climate change and oil dependence have brought energy to the forefront of public debates and policies. What is the future of energy production?

Food and Lifestyle

Food & Lifestyle

Our eating habits or our consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can each have consequences for our health.

Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Radiation & electromagnetic fields

Radioactive materials, ultraviolet radiation, electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, power-lines, and other devices, the whole spectrum is covered.

Risks of New Technologies

Risks of new technologies

New technologies are entering our shopping carts. How do they differ from traditional products? Do they pose potential risk to our health or to the environment?

State of the Environment

State of the environment

What is the current state of our ecosystems, forests and drylands?
How is our environment affected by human activities?

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development

Sustainability is the capacity to meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. How sustainable are current practices?

Glyphosate and cancer home

What explains such a difference in the classification of glyphosate between the evaluations conducted by IARC and EFSA? More...

This is a faithful synthesis and summary of several scientific consensus reports. For the full list of sources, refer to the references.

India Millennium Development Goals home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP):" www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/India_and_the_MDGs_0.pdf

Effects of cannabis home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA):" The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

Sustainable oceans home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by The World Ocean Review (WOR):" World Ocean Review – Sustainable Use of Our Oceans – Making Ideas Work

Wastewater management home

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

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2010 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):" SICK WATER? A central role of wastewater management in sustainable development – a Rapid Response Assessment

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Synthetic Biology home

SynBio uses faster and easier methods for producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). What could be the potential risks of synthetic biology? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2015 by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER):" Opinion on Synthetic Biology I - Definition