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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 Digest 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" 

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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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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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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 Digest 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" 

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'" 

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" 

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