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Endocrine disruptors risks home

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can influence the functioning of the system of hormones and receptors that regulate the body.

What are the risks associated with those chemicals? More...

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

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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, 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

Latest EU Summary

Dental Fillings home

In light of recent scientific studies on dental amalgam, SCENIHR revisited its 2008 opinion on the safety and performance of both dental amalgam and possible alternatives.

Mercury, which is the metallic element used in dental amalgam fillings, has well-documented and well-known health effects. Do dental amalgam and alternative materials pose any risks? 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):"The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users 

Electromagnetic Fields home

The omnipresence of new technologies that emit electromagnetic fields has raised concerns about how EMF exposure might impact our health. 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):" Potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

Bisphenol A home

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce certain plastics such as polycarbonates, and epoxy resins.

Is exposure to BPA via medical devices safe? Are there any risks? 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):"The safety of the use of bisphenol A in medical devices 

Endocrine disruptors risks home

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can influence the functioning of the system of hormones and receptors that regulate the body.

What are the risks associated with those chemicals? More...

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

Electronic Cigarettes home

Electronic cigarettes are growing more and more popular. What is their effect on health?

Can they have an impact on tobacco control? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO):"Electronic nicotine delivery systems, Report by the World Health organization  

Fukushima accident home

What are the health impacts of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident for the workers and for the general population? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2013 by the World Health Organization (WHO):"Health risk assessment from the nuclear accident after the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, based on a preliminary dose estimation (2013) 

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