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Tidal Energy home

Tidal energy is a predictable renewable energy source. What is the potential or this energy source? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2014 by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA):" IRENA Ocean Energy Technology Brief 3 June 2014

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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

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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):"URL 

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):"URL 

Nano-silica home

The commercial use of nanomaterials is fairly new, and while it may offer promising and beneficial applications, it also raises questions about its safety. Is nano-silica in cosmetics dangerous? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2015 by Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):"Silica, Hydrated Silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates (nano form) 

Nanosafety home

The rapid development of nanotechnology created some concerns about their possible effects on human health and safety, and environmental burden. More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2013 by :" Nanosafety in Europe 2015-2025: Towards Safe and Sustainable Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Innovations, European NanoSafety Cluster

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)

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