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Acrylamide in food home
Acrylamide in food: is there a health risk?
[en] [fr
Is there a risk to health?

Latest update: 10 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Agriculture home
Agriculture & Development
[en] [es] [fr] [nl
How could agriculture foster equitable and sustainable development?

Latest update: 15 April 2008Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IAASTD
AIDS home
AIDS
status & challenges of the epidemic

[en] [es] [fr
What is the current extent of the epidemic and what can be done to stop and revert it?

Latest update: 15 November 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNAIDS
Nitrogen Dioxide home
Air Pollution
Nitrogen Dioxide

[en] [es] [fr
How do air pollutants produced by traffic and combustion affect our health?

Latest update: 15 August 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Ozone home
Air Pollution
Ozone

[en] [es] [fr
Can groundlevel ozone (O3) affect human health?

Latest update: 15 August 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Particulate Matter home
Air Pollution
Particulate Matter

[en] [es] [fr
What effects do particles suspended in the air have on human health?

Latest update: 15 August 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Air quality in Europe home
Air quality in Europe
[en] [es] [fr
Air quality remains an important issue for public health, the economy and the environment.

Latest update: 15 May 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EEA
Alcohol home
Alcohol
[en] [es] [fr
How many people are affected by alcohol and how does it affect our health?

Latest update: 15 March 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Allergenic fragrances home
Allergenic fragrances in cosmetic products
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Fragrance ingredients are the compounds that are used in consumer goods to give a specific, usually pleasant smell. They can sometimes cause skin irritations or allergic reactions. Is the current information available to consumers adequate?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Antibiotic resistance home
Antibiotic resistance: causes, consequences and means to limit it
[en] [es] [fr
The misuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of resistant bacteria. What has caused it and how can the spread of resistance be limited?

Latest update: 30 September 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO / CDC
Arctic Climate Change home
Arctic Climate Change
[en] [es] [fr
How will arctic climate change affect the rest of the planet?

Latest update: 15 October 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ACIA
Metal-on-Metal hip implants home
Are Metal-on-Metal hip implants safe?
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Metal-on-Metal joint implants may solve many dysfunctions related to the hip. But, but do they come with risks?

Latest update: 5 March 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Silver Nanoparticles home
Are silver nanoparticles safe?
Implications for health, the environment and microbial resistance

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are silver nanoparticles safe for your health and for the environment?

Latest update: 17 June 2014Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Chromium home
Are toys containing chromium VI safe for children?
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Toys may be manufactured from materials containing chromium VI. Are toys containing chromium VI safe for children?

Latest update: 4 March 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Arsenic home
Arsenic
[en] [es] [fr
When can arsenic present in food or water be harmful?

Latest update: 15 December 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS
Artificial Light and Health home
Artificial Light and Health
[en] [fr
Must we be cautious when using artificial light?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Aspartame home
Aspartame
[en] [es] [fr
Does this artificial sweetener pose health risks?

Latest update: 15 June 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EC-SCF
Aspartame home
Aspartame, updated assessment of risks on health, cancer and pregnancy
[en] [fr
Aspartame is one of the most widely used artificial sweetener, is it safe?

Latest update: 28 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Bee losses home
Bee health.
Highlight of international initiatives taken to manage the issue of bee losses.

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are the causes of bee losses now well identified ?

Latest update: 20 March 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Biochar home
Biochar Systems using biomass as an energy source for Developing Countries
[en] [es] [fr
Biochar can be used as fuel or as a fertilizer, and is particularly relevant to developing countries.

Latest update: 4 March 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
World Bank
Biodiversity (MA) home
Biodiversity
& Human Well-being

[de] [en] [es] [fr] [nl
Current trends in biodiversity loss and their effects human well-being

Latest update: 15 May 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
MA
Biodiversity (CBD) home
Biodiversity
A Global Outlook

[en] [es] [fr] [nl
What progress has been made towards the 2010 target of the Convention on Biological Diversity?

Latest update: 15 May 2007Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
CBD
Bisphenol A home
Bisphenol A in medical devices
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is exposure to BPA via medical devices safe? Are there any risks?

Latest update: 24 June 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Boron home
Boron
[en] [es] [fr
Could boron contained in food and water affect my health?

Latest update: 15 December 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS
Cadmium home
Cadmium
[en] [es] [fr
How does cadmium affect human health and the environment?

Latest update: 10 January 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEP
Cancer rates and mortality, types and causes home
Cancer rates and mortality, types and causes: a synthesis
[en] [es] [fr
This is a synthesis which looks at the evolution of cancer rates and its related mortality.

Latest update: 27 December 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHOIARCNIHNCIINSERM
Chernobyl home
Chernobyl
Nuclear Accident

[en] [es] [fr
Overview of the impacts 20 years after the accident

Latest update: 15 April 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UN Chernobyl Forum
Chlorine Sodium Hypochlorite home
Chlorine and sodium hypochlorite hazards and risks: no need for further risk reduction measures
[en] [fr
Chlorine and sodium hypochlorite are widely used for disinfection and bleaching, among other things to disinfect drinking water.

Latest update: 5 May 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHOIPCSEUECHA
Climate Change (2001) home
Climate Change
2001 Assessment

[de] [en] [es] [fr
What was known in 2001 about climate change and its consequences?

Latest update: 15 September 2002Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Climate Change (2007) home
Climate Change
2007 Update

[en] [es] [fr] [nl
How is the climate changing and what future changes are expected?

Latest update: 15 August 2007Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Climate Change Mitigation home
Climate Change mitigation: practical measures to limit global warming
IPCC report 2014 Working Group III

[de] [en] [es] [fr
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC was prepared by three working groups

Latest update: 25 August 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Climate Change (2013) home
Climate Change: 2013 IPCC Update
[en] [es] [fr
This is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change with a focus on understanding past, current, and future changes.

Latest update: 24 March 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Climate impacts adaptation home
Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
IPCC report 2014 Working Group II

[en] [es] [fr
This is a summary of the contribution of the working group II to the IPCC’s fifth assessment.

Latest update: 25 August 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Climate impact of shale gas home
Climate impact of potential shale gas production in the EU
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the greenhouse gas emissions and climate implications of shale gas exploitation?

Latest update: 10 February 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
DG Environment
CO2 Capture & Storage home
CO2 Capture and Storage
[en] [es] [fr] [nl
How does it work? Could it really help addressing climate change?

Latest update: 15 September 2007Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCC
Estrogen-progestogen cancer risk home
Combined estrogen-progestogen for contraception and menopausal therapy: is there a cancer risk?
[en] [fr
Combined estrogen-progestogen pills are used both as oral contraceptives and for hormone therapy in menopausal women. How is their use linked to cancer risks?

Latest update: 7 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IARC
Phthalates Comparison home
Comparison of Health and Environmental Effects between four Phthalates
[en] [fr
Comparison of potential dangers and risks of four phthalates used mainly as plasticizers in PVC applications.

Latest update: 30 August 2013Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
Endocrine disrupting properties of pesticides home
Conclusions by EFSA of a critical assessment of the endocrine disrupting properties of a series of pesticides
[en] [fr
The european regulations on pesticides have brought forward a debate on the concepts of risk and hazard in this particular context.

Latest update: 28 June 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Fukushima Consequences home
Consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident – IAEA Report of 2015
[en] [es] [fr
What are the causes and consequences accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant?

Latest update: 12 September 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IAEA
Dental Fillings home
Dental fillings: a concern for your health?
Safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials

[de] [en] [es] [fr
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?

Latest update: 2 July 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Desertification home
Desertification
[en] [es] [fr
Current trends in desertification and their effects on ecosystems and human well-being

Latest update: 15 October 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
MA
Diet & Nutrition home
Diet and Nutrition
Prevention of Chronic Diseases

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Diet, Nutrition, and the prevention of chronic diseases

Latest update: 15 July 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO / FAO
DEHP home
Diethylhexyl phthalate
[en] [es] [fr
Considering its widespread use in everyday and medical products, does DEHP pose a risk to health or the environment?

Latest update: 17 July 2012Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ECB
Dioxins home
Dioxins
[en] [es] [fr
What are the health risks posed by dioxins?

Latest update: 15 August 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS - WHO
Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields home
Does electromagnetic field exposure endanger health?
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is EMF exposure dangerous for your health?

Latest update: 6 March 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Thorium nuclear fuel home
Does thorium have the potential to become an alternative nuclear fuel?
[en] [fr
What are the challenges and advantages of using thorium as nuclear fuel?

Latest update: 15 May 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
Tuberculosis home
Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
[en] [es] [fr] [nl
What are the trends in drug-resistant tuberculosis around the world and what must be done to control it?

Latest update: 18 December 2008Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Ecosystem Change home
Ecosystem Change
[en] [es] [fr
Ecosystem degradation and human well-being

Latest update: 15 March 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
MA
Biocides home
Effects of Biocides
on antibiotic resistance

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Can the use of biocides lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria?

Latest update: 8 October 2009Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Effects of cannabis home
Effects of cannabis use by teens
[en] [es] [fr
Are teens well informed about the risks associated with cannabis? What are those risks ?

Latest update: 1 April 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
CCSA
Electromagnetic Fields home
Electromagnetic Fields
2015 Update

[de] [en] [es] [fr
The omnipresence of new technologies that emit electromagnetic fields has raised concerns about how EMF exposure might impact our health.

Latest update: 8 September 2009Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Endocrine Disruptors home
Endocrine Disruptors
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are environmental chemicals affecting our hormonal system?

Latest update: 15 March 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS
Endocrine disruptors risks home
Endocrine disruptors and their impact on human health and the environment
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the risks associated with those chemicals?

Latest update: 1 May 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
DG Environment
Energy Technologies home
Energy Technologies
Scenarios to 2050

[en] [es] [fr] [nl
What options do we have for switching to a cleaner and more efficient energy future?

Latest update: 9 February 2009Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IEA
Energy Saving Lamps home
Energy-Saving Lamps & Health
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Do these energy-saving lamps aggravate the symptoms in patients with certain diseases?

Latest update: 29 May 2009Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Soils degradation home
Erosion, biodiversity, contamination and the declining state of soil in Europe
[en] [fr
How could soil be protected?

Latest update: 10 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EEA
Acupuncture home
Evaluating effectivenness and safety of acupuncture
[en] [es] [fr
Acupuncture is used more and more, is it safe and effective?

Latest update: 15 October 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
INSERM
Chemical Mixtures home
Exposure to mixture (“cocktails”) of chemical substances:
Are the health and environmental risks adequately evaluated?

[de] [en] [es] [fr
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”).

Latest update: 17 June 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
SCHER / SCENIHR / SCCS
Circular Economy home
Facts on circular economy in the EU & worldwide: what, where, who & how
[en] [fr
How can the concept of a circular economy help alleviate this problem?

Latest update: 16 May 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEPOECDEUEASACCOR
Fisheries home
Fisheries
Latest data

[de] [en] [es] [fr] [nl
To what extent are fish stocks exploited? How has the state of fisheries changed?

Latest update: 2 March 2009Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Fluoride home
Fluoride
[en] [es] [fr
Under what conditions can fluoride exposure benefit or harm health?

Latest update: 15 April 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS
Forests home
Forests
[en] [es] [fr
State of the world's forest resources

Latest update: 15 January 2007Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Forests & Energy home
Forests & Energy
[de] [en] [es] [fr] [nl
Could biofuels derived from forestry products and residues help meet the world's increasing energy demand?

Latest update: 16 March 2009Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Genetically Modified Crops home
Genetically Modified Crops
[en] [es] [fr
In what way are GM crops different from conventional crops?

Latest update: 15 November 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Food Wastage home
Global Food Wastage – Causes and impact on natural resources
[en] [es] [fr
It is estimated by the FAO that each year, one-third of produced for all food human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. This has impacts for food security and for the environment.

Latest update: 20 February 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Global Public Health Threats home
Global Public Health Threats
[en] [es] [fr] [nl
In an increasingly connected world, what are the threaths to our collective health?

Latest update: 10 October 2008Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Gluten intolerance home
Gluten intolerance, hazards and risks
[en] [es] [fr
What is intolerance to gluten?

Latest update: 11 March 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FDA
Glyphosate and cancer home
Glyphosate and cancer: why is there a difference in its classification by the IARC and EFSA?
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What explains a difference in the classification of glyphosate between the evaluations of IARC and EFSA?

Latest update: 24 April 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IARCEFSA
Aquatic environment home
Hazardous substances in fresh and marine waters in the European aquatic environment
[en] [fr
Are the fresh and marine waters of Europe safe from pollution?

Latest update: 10 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EEA
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) home
Hazards and risk associated to Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances
[en] [fr
Is the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid in finished products a risk?

Latest update: 31 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ECHAUS EPAACSSC
Risks of nanoparticles and nanomaterials home
Health and environmental risks of nanoparticles and nanomaterials
[de] [en] [fr
New scientific methods have to be developped since current methods may not be relevant to testing nanomaterials.

Latest update: 28 September 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
RIVM
Artificial Light home
Health Effects of Artificial Light
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Can new artificial light sources affect the health of the general public or of light-sensitive people?

Latest update: 18 February 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Fukushima accident home
Health risks following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident
[en] [es] [fr
What are the health impacts of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident for the workers and for the general population?

Latest update: 27 April 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Impacts of a 4°C global warming home
Impacts of a 4°C global warming
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the consequences of a 4°C global warming?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
World Bank
Chronic Diseases on Labour Practices home
Impacts of obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and related chronic diseases on labour practice.
[en] [es] [fr
What is their economic impact on labour market?

Latest update: 25 November 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
OECD
India Millennium Development Goals home
India achievements towards the Millennium Development Goals
[en] [es] [fr
How did India fare in meeting the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals?

Latest update: 12 April 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNESCAP
Indoor Air Quality home
Indoor Air Quality
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Which indoor air pollutants raise concern? How can indoor air quality be determined?

Latest update: 15 June 2008Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Nano-silica home
Is it safe to use cosmetics containing nanoform silica?
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is nano-silica in cosmetics dangerous?

Latest update: 1 August 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Biofuels home
Liquid Biofuels for Transport
Prospects, risks and opportunities

[de] [en] [nl
The effects of increased biofuel production on global agricultural markets, the environment and on food security are already significant and are stirring controversy.

Latest update: 30 September 2009Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FAO
Lyme Disease home
Lyme Disease or Lyme Borreliosis
[en] [es] [fr
What is the treatment?

Latest update: 25 July 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
BFPSH
Malaria home
Malaria
status & challenges of the epidemic

[en] [es] [fr] [nl
What is being done to control the spread of malaria?

Latest update: 21 April 2009Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Marine Litter home
Marine Litter
[en] [es] [fr
Some of the plastic waste resulting from the ever increasing use of plastics makes its way into the marine environment. What do we know about the extent of this problem?

Latest update: 15 March 2013Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
GESAMP
Mercury home
Mercury
[en] [es] [fr
Are mercury releases being controlled?

Latest update: 15 November 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEP
Mercury from dental amalgam home
Mercury from dental amalgam
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam?

Latest update: 15 March 2014Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Mercury in CFL home
Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Lamps
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Does the mercury they contain pose a risk to consumers?

Latest update: 7 July 2011Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Evaluation of endocrine disruptors home
Methods for the assessment of endocrine disruptors
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are current methods to evaluate the risks associated with endocrine disruptors adequate?

Latest update: 30 August 2013Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Methylene glycol home
Methylene glycol in hair straighteners
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is the use of methylene glycol in hair straightening products safe?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Nanosafety home
Nanosafety
[en] [es] [fr
The rapid development of nanotechnology created some concerns about their possible effects on human health and safety, and environmental burden.

Latest update: 31 July 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FIOH
Nanotechnologies home
Nanotechnologies
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are the existing risk assessment methodologies of nanotechnologies adequate.

Latest update: 15 August 2007Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Neonicotinoids home
Neonicotinoids, bees, ecosystem services and agriculture
[en] [es] [fr
Do neonicotinoid pesticides have an effect on services provided by ecosystems?

Latest update: 8 March 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EASAC
Aluminium exposure home
No risk of Alzheimer or cancer from aluminium exposure according to various scientific assessments
[en] [fr
Does aluminium pose a health risk?

Latest update: 24 February 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSAANSM
Non-human primates home
Non-human primates
in research and safety testing

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are there alternatives to the use of non-human primates in research and testing? Would it be feasible to stop using them altogether?

Latest update: 29 June 2009Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Parabens used in cosmetics home
Parabens used in cosmetics
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is the way that parabens are used safe?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
PCBs home
PCBs
Polychlorinated biphenyls

[en] [es] [fr
What levels of PCB are we being exposed to?

Latest update: 15 September 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS - WHO
Allergies home
Perfume Allergies
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Fragrance ingredients are the compounds that are used in consumer goods to give a specific, usually pleasant smell. They can sometimes cause skin irritations or allergic reactions. Is the current information available to consumers adequate?

Latest update: 15 June 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Personal Music Players & Hearing home
Personal Music Players & Hearing
[de] [en] [es] [fr
In the light of current scientific knowledge, can the use of personal music players damage hearing?

Latest update: 13 October 2008Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Pesticides occupational risks home
Pesticides: Occupational Exposure and Associated Health Effects
[en] [es] [fr
We review the scientific literature regarding the health risks associated with occupational exposure to pesticides.

Latest update: 7 June 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
INSERM
Phosphate resources home
Phosphate resources management
[en] [es] [fr
How can phosphate resources be managed to ensure food security?

Latest update: 16 March 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
POST
DBP home
Phthalate
Di-butyl phthalate

[en] [es] [fr
Is the use of DBP in plastics posing a risk to health or the environment?

Latest update: 15 December 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ECB
DINP-DIDP home
Phthalate
Di-isodecyl & Di-isononyl phthalates

[en] [es] [fr
Is the use of DIDP and DINP in plastics posing a risk to health or the environment?

Latest update: 15 December 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ECB
Phthalates in school supplies home
Phthalates in school supplies
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Can regularly chewing on an eraser cause harmful health effects?

Latest update: 8 June 2009Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCHER
Poly brominated flame retardant decaBDE home
Poly brominated flame retardant decaBDE: updated hazards, risks and regulatory measures adopted.
[de] [en] [fr
Are those products safe?

Latest update: 23 March 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
ECHAEFSA
Power lines home
Power lines, Wiring & Appliances
[en] [es] [fr
Are electromagnetic fields dangerous to human health?

Latest update: 15 October 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IARC
Substitution of harmful chemicals home
Processes and challenges in the substitution of harmful chemicals
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the challenges that are posed by this substitution process ?

Latest update: 30 April 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
OECD
Accidental poisoning home
Products that resemble foods and appeal to children
Potential risks of accidental ingestion

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Consumer products such as shower gels or dishwashing liquids that are packaged to be appealing to children or to resemble food could pose a risk of accidental poisoning.

Latest update: 20 March 2012Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Psychoactive Drugs home
Psychoactive Drugs
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illicit Substances

[en] [es] [fr] [nl
How does drug addiction develop and how can it be treated?

Latest update: 15 September 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Respiratory Diseases home
Respiratory Diseases
in Children

[en] [es] [fr
Can air pollution affect a child's likelihood to develop such diseases?

Latest update: 15 October 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EC
Shale Gas home
Risks of Shale Gas exploitation in Europe
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What are the potential health and environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
DG Environment
Transgenic salmon home
Safety of a transgenic or genetically modified salmon : the AquAdvantage salmon
[en
Is the AquAdvantage transgenic salmon safe for human consumption and for the environment?

Latest update: 23 November 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
FDA
Aspartame Reevaluation home
Safety of aspartame (2014 Update)
[en] [es] [fr
Aspartame is a sweetener that is in use for several decades. The latest data has recently been reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority in the context of a systematic re-evaluation of all food additives in use in Europe.

Latest update: 30 November 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EFSA
Security Scanners home
Security Scanners
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Is the use of x-ray security scanners safe for passengers and workers?

Latest update: 18 February 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
State of the European Environment home
State of the European Environment
[en] [es] [fr
A comprehensive assessment of Europe’s progress towards achieving environmental sustainability.

Latest update: 20 September 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EEA
Static Fields home
Static Fields
[en] [es] [fr
Do static magnetic or electric fields used for instance in medical imaging pose health risks?

Latest update: 15 March 2006Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Sunbeds & UV radiation home
Sunbeds
& UV radiation

[de] [en] [es] [fr
EU assessment on the health and safety implications of natural solar UV radiation and artificial UV radiation from sunbeds.

Latest update: 15 August 2007Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCP
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles home
Sunscreens with titanium dioxide as nanoparticles.
Health risks?

[de] [en] [es] [fr
Are sunscreens with titanium dioxide nanoparticles safe?

Latest update: 27 June 2014Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Synthetic Biology home
Synthetic Biology
[de] [en] [es] [fr
What could be the potential risks of synthetic biology?

Latest update: 15 August 2015Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR / SCHER / SCCS
Vaccines home
The essentials about vaccines and vaccination
[en] [es] [fr
Vaccination saves millions of lives each year. How do they work and is there still progress to be made?

Latest update: 30 September 2014Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
CDC / WHO
Ozone layer depletion home
The evolution of ozone layer depletion, its impact on climate change, health and the environment.
[de] [en] [fr
What is the state of the ozone layer and how is it linked to climate change?

Latest update: 27 April 2017Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEPEC
Solar Energy home
The Future of solar energy
[en] [es] [fr
What are the advances that are needed to reduce the cost further and deploy the technology on a larger scale ?

Latest update: 21 November 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
MITEI
Electronic Cigarettes home
The impact of electronic cigarettes on health and tobacco use control
[en] [es] [fr
Can electronic cigarettes have an impact on tobacco control?

Latest update: 29 April 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Sand Extraction home
The mining of sand, a non-renewable resource
[en] [es] [fr
What exactly is happening ?

Latest update: 30 October 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEP
Tidal Energy home
The potential of tidal energy production
[en] [es] [fr
What is the potential or this energy source?

Latest update: 30 August 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IRENA
Pharmaceuticals environment home
The risks of environmental effects of pharmaceutical and medicinal products
[de] [en] [es] [fr
The pollution of the various compartments of the environment (water, soil and air) with pharmaceutical residues is an environmental concern

Latest update: 26 March 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
DG Health and Consumers
Tobacco home
Tobacco
Active and Passive Smoking

[en] [es] [fr
Are passive smokers also at risk?

Latest update: 15 January 2005Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IARC
Dental Amalgams home
Tooth filling materials
Dental amalgams & alternative materials

[de] [en] [es] [fr
How safe and effective are dental amalgams containing mercury and alternative tooth-coloured materials?

Latest update: 15 August 2008Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHRSCHER
Tooth Whiteners home
Tooth Whiteners & Oral Hygiene Products
containing hydrogen peroxide

[de] [en] [es] [fr
European Commission Opinion on the safety of tooth whitening products

Latest update: 26 September 2008Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCP
Sustainable oceans home
Towards a more sustainable use of our oceans in practice
[en] [es] [fr
How can we ensure that the sustainable use of the services and resouces that the oceans offer ?

Latest update: 29 March 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WOR
Illicit drugs in Europe home
Trends of the use and abuse of illicit drugs in Europe
[en] [es] [fr
This report is a comprehensive overview and summary of Europe’s illicit drugs situation.

Latest update: 28 September 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
EMCDDA
Triclosan home
Triclosan and Antibiotics resistance
[de] [en] [es] [fr
Triclosan is a widely used disinfectant, and there is concern that this widespread use may give rise to bacteria resistant to both biocides and antibiotics.

Latest update: 17 October 2011Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
Indonesian forests home
Valuing the ecosystem of the Indonesian rainforest
[en] [es] [fr
What can be done to preserve Indonesia’s forests ?

Latest update: 25 October 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNORCID
Wastewater management home
Wastewater management and sustainable development
[en] [es] [fr
How can we better manage our wastewater in order to relieve some of the pressure on water resources?

Latest update: 18 March 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UNEP
Water Disinfectants home
Water Disinfectants
& disinfectant by-products

[en] [es] [fr
Do water disinfectants and their by-products pose health risks?

Latest update: 15 August 2004Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
IPCS
Water Resources home
Water Resources
[en] [es] [fr] [nl
How can water resources be managed sustainably while meeting an ever increasing demand?

Latest update: 15 January 2008Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
UN-Water WWAP
Health Environment Management home
Well-being and disease prevention by improving environment management
[en] [es] [fr
To what extent can environmental management better protect people’s health?

Latest update: 5 November 2016Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WHO
Geothermal Energy home
World Geothermal Energy
[en] [es] [fr
What is the place of geothermal energy in the energy mix?

Latest update: 8 April 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WEC
Wind Resources home
Worldwide Wind Resources Assessment
[en] [es] [fr
How much wind power capacity is there in the world?

Latest update: 20 November 2015Digest published under the authority of the GreenFacts Scientific Board
WWEA
X-Ray Full-Body Scanners home
X-Ray Full-Body Scanners for Airport Security
[de] [en] [es] [fr
How safe are X-ray security scanners for passengers, in particular for frequent flyers?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCENIHR
Zinc Oxide home
Zinc Oxide in nanoform
[de] [en] [es] [fr
New technologies have recently allowed the use of nano- sized zinc oxide particles in products like sunscreens. Are these different to conventional zinc oxide in terms of physical and chemical properties and toxicity?

Latest update: 30 September 2013Co-Publication produced under contract with the European Commission
SCCS
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